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Portugal & Douro Cruise

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS 
  • 2 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE IN LISBON
  • 5 NIGHTS ON THE MS MIGUEL TORGA 
  • WELCOMES & TRANSFERS
  • CRUISE ON FULL-BOARD BASIS
*Departure from Toronto on 2021-10-24
STARTING FROM:
CAD $3,099*
PER PERSON/TAXES INCL
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Explore Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and sail along the river Douro in the heart of Portugal on this amazing all-inclusive 9-day river cruise package. It includes international flights, all transfers, centrally located hotel in Lisbon, premium cruise ship with unlimited beverages onboard, all meals, 2 half-day guided city tour and free time to discover all the faces of Portugal.

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October 2021
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Sun Oct/24 Mon Oct/25 Mon Nov/01 Mon Nov/01 $3,099 p.p.
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7 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS

 

Day 1: Canada - Lisbon (Portugal) 
Flight with a good itinerary.  


Day 2: Lisbon
Arrival at the airport in Lisbon. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Lisbon. The rest of the day is free for you to start your exploration of Portugal's capital city. (Dinner)


Day 3: Lisbon
Following breakfast, half-day guided city tour of Lisbon. In a maze of sloping alleys and serpentine staircases, life in the old town of Lisbon is rythmed by the sound of colorful streetcars, a favorite means of transportation among locals. You will visit the Belem Cultural Center with the Tower of Belem, erected in the 16th century to control the entrance of the city from the sea, and the Jeronimos Monastery which is a resting place for numerous historic Portuguese characters.

 

After lunch, panoramic tour of Lisbon, a city that has crossed history with brilliance, offering today the perfect combination between a rich history and an attractive modernity. You will see Alfama, the most authentic district in the city. Evening at leisure. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 4: Lisbon - Coimbra - Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure toward Coimbra, a friendly and rather quiet city whose charm has been praised in numerous works of Portuguese literature. Coimbra is the site of the oldest university in Portugal, founded in the 13th century, and the birthplace of the Fado, the music of Portugal characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. After the guided tour, continuation to Porto where you will board the river cruise ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail.

 

In the evening, discover the facilities of the ship or opt for an optional panoramic city tour of Porto "by night". (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Beginning of your cruise.
Boarding: 05:00 pm


Day 5: Porto - Regua
Breakfast on board. Morning cruising toward Regua. Then, free time to explore the scenic landscapes made of lush, large vineyards or opt for an optional guided tour ($) of Lamego, a charming episcopal town famous for its sanctuary and the massive 686 steps baroque staircase leading up to the church, which was built in the 18th century. Enjoy an evening of dancing. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 6: Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo

Following breakfast, time at leisure to continue your exploration of the rolling countryside or opt for an optional excursion ($) to discover the formal gardens at Mateus Palace and Vila Real. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 7: Porto Antigo - Porto
Breakfast on board. Morning cruising back to Porto, the northern capital of Portugal built hillside on the mouth of the river Douro. Free time to explore this splendid city on your own or opt for our optional guided city tour ($). The old town, including the historic Ribeira district, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous landmarks include Porto Cathedral which was founded in the 12th century, the Stock Exchange building, and the beautiful Santa Clara Church whose facade is covered in blue tiles. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 8: Porto
After breakfast, free time to continue your exploration of Porto on your own. Take advantage of this time at leisure to visit a local wine cellar and enjoy a tasting of the famous “Porto wine”. In the afternoon, you can opt for an optional guided tour of Guimaraes ($), where your will see the important Nossa Senhora de Oliveira church, the colorful city center and the impressive medieval Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, built in the 16th century on a walking tour.

 

This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew, all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited to have a pre-dinner drink with the captain. That evening, the chef will serve a banquet paying a special tribute to the world of French gastronomy. Traditional folk entertainment follows this gala dinner. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 9: Porto - Canada
After one last breakfast on board, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)


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-International flights between Canada / Lisbon and Porto / Canada with good itineraries
-Greetings and transfers between the airports, the hotels, and the ports in Lisbon and Porto
-2 nights pre-cruise in Lisbon at the Sana Metropolitan 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-5 nights on the Douro on the MS Miguel Torga river cruise ship in a standard cabin
-All meals

-All drinks on board (including alcohol)

-Welcome cocktail and gala dinner on board

-Guided city tour of Lisbon on day 3 and of Coimbra on day 4
-Wifi internet on board
-All taxes, fees, and OPC

 

Upon reservation, include our 5 EXCURSIONS PACKAGE: + $320 taxes included / person and SAVE $80 (compared to the regular price onboard) Excursions can also be booked individually onboard for each port.

-Travel insurance

-Baggage fees (if applicable)
-Tips: Guides, drivers and hotel staff
-Drinks from the special list during the cruise
-Personal expenses and optional activities

tour map

How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 125 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 125 days prior to the departure date.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

What is the group size?

This amazing package is completely hassle free for you: all flights, transfers and hotels with breakfasts and all meals on board are taken care of. You will be in a group only during excursions and tours if you decide to book them.

Is triple occupancy available?

For this package, triple occupancy is on request. This means that we have to check the price and availability upon reservation.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transfered to the hotel.

Is the hotel in Lisbon far from the city?

The hotel is centrally located which means that you will be able to reach the city within 25 minutes by using local transportation.

Are tips included?

There are no additional mandatory tips to pay. You may tip at your discretion the cruise or hotel staff and also your guides.

Is it possible to add extras nights?

<p>Yes, you may add extra nights&nbsp;in Lisbon before the cruise. We can include the same hotel or you may stay under your own arrangements. If you wish to add extra nights in Porto after the cruise, you may do it under your own arrangements. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly.The price will be confirmed by your agent depending on availability. </p>

Information regarding the cabin and the ship

<p>Internet on board: WiFi is available in the common areas, on some ships in the cabins as well. It is free of charge.</p><p>Electrical outlets: On board, the outlets are the C and E kind&nbsp;with 220V</p><p>Available in each cabin: TV, safe, hair dryer, AC</p><p>Cabin size: Between 140 and 150 sq ft.</p><p>Window: Depending on the location of your cabin on the ship, you will enjoy a large window (main deck) or a french balcony (upper and intermediate decks).</p><p>Traveling with children:&nbsp;Children under 2 yo can sleep in the cabin with their parents, however baby cots are not available, you may bring your own.&nbsp;Older children must have their own bed.</p><p>Special diets: The request must be made minimum 30 days prior to departure. Kosher, Hallal and Vegan diets are not available.</p><p>Water:&nbsp;The water on board is filtered and can be drunk but not to excess (OK to brush teeth and take your medicine). Bottled water is included in the all inclusive formula.</p><p>Drinks:&nbsp;Water, hot drinks, fruit juice, sodas, a selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails are included. Champagne, selection of fine wines and brand spirits are not included.</p>

Other useful information:

<p>Currency: Euro

Visa: No visa is required for Canadian or US citizens.</p><p>Languages: Portuguese</p><p>Vaccine: No vaccine is required. Check with your travel clinic to make sure your health condition allows you to travel.</p>

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