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The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

11 days from only $3,818pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Eight guided visits and tours including a full-day excursion to Salamanca with a walking tour; lunch and a flamenco show; a guided tour of Porto with a wine-tasting; dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta; and visits to Castelo Rodrigo, Mateus Palace gardens and Lamego
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Live classical quartet recital on board 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary) 
  • Three nights in an excellent, centrally located hotel with breakfast 
  • Guided tour of Lisbon with its magnificent squares, Baixa and Moorish quarters, cathedral and castle
  • Visit to the spectacular historic town of Sintra and its Royal Palace, summer residence of the Portuguese monarchy
  • Visit the astounding Monastery of Jeronimos with its outstanding 16th-century stonework
  • See the holy shrine of Fatima, famous for its apparitions and one of Catholicism’s most renowned pilgrimage sites
  • Tour Coimbra University, founded in 1290, one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning and a UNESCO World Heritage site 
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director 
  • No surcharges guaranteed 

Selected departures from March to October 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
3 nights in hotel accommodation
8 visits & guided tours plus 4 days in Lisbon
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!

You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

Your Itinerary

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca River Cruise

Price Includes

River Cruise: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Extension: The price of this extension is per person based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are subject to availability and are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Three nights accommodation in Lisbon with breakfast
  • All tours as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from $189 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please email the reservations team. 

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Visa Information

Visit https://smartraveller.gov.au for comprehensive travel advice. You will find current information on passport, visa and entry requirements for the country or countries to which you intend to travel, along with advice on money, local laws and customs.

Visit www.healthdirect.gov.au/travel-health-advice for travel health guidance, which includes information on travelling with medicine.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to email us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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