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Lisbon with Douro Discovery

Lisbon to Porto

Trip Code: EUTCOPL11
11 Days
23 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Three nights in beautiful Lisbon
  • Seven nights on a new premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides
  • 23 meals - 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Explore 12 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

Douro Serenity journeying on the river through the valley
Portugal River Cruising

Wind your way through the Douro Valley's heavenly scenery on as seven-night river cruise aboard the ms Douro Serenity.

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A man playing Fado music
Sunset Cruising

Enjoy a sunset harbour sailing accompanied by the soulful sounds of traditional fado music

Looking across the densley housed city area with all their terracotta roofs
Enchanting stay in Lisbon

Enjoy three nights in vibrant Lisbon on an enchanting city stay in the capital of Portugal

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Europe Map EUTCOPL11 2019

Lisbon to Porto

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Your adventure begins as you fly into Lisbon today, Portugal’s invigorating capital. Upon arrival, be transferred to your centrally located hotel and enjoy free time.

Stay: Three Nights, Lisbon, Hotel Altis

On a guided tour, explore the alleyways of the Alfama district and marvel at the Manueline-style Jerónimos Monastery. Then, visit World Heritage-listed Belém Tower and admire the beautiful Castelo de São Jorge.

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Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Perhaps enhance your journey with an excursion to the Sintra Mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace and take a guided tour of Sintra.

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This morning after breakfast, you will travel by coach to Vila Nova de Gaia where you’ll board your premium river ship. Later this evening, meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception as you take in the sights along the Douro River on a sunset cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel by coach to Pinhão. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery.


As you cruise this morning, you’ll take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you’ll learn some essential phrases of this beautiful language. Disembark your ship in Régua and join an excursion by coach to the splendid Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Tour this living museum which is still owned by the Count of Vila Real. Discover for yourself the connection between this beautiful 18th-century palace and the famous Mateus Rose wine.

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Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terrón in Spain. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. This tiny village sits atop a hill overlooking both Spain and Portugal, and features a number of well-preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros. After exploring this charming little town, you’ll board a coach and return to your ship.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the golden sandstone beauty of Salamanca on a tour, and take in a Flamenco performance.


Today you’ll disembark and board a coach to set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca. This gorgeous city is arguably one of the most beautiful in Spain, and boasts sunlit sandstone buildings along with a majestic city square and an ancient university. Here you’ll enjoy a Flamenco show and lunch. Be entranced by captivating Flamenco dancers as they astound you with their stomping feet in a fiery performance. Afterwards, return by coach back over the border to Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro, where your ship awaits. Back on board, this evening enjoy a traditional Portuguese barbecue dinner.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

In Régua, visit a local quinta which boasts outstanding views over the Douro Valley. Here, you’ll enjoy a tasting of local port wine, Portugal’s most famous tipple.


This morning after breakfast, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises past Pinhão to Régua. After visiting a local quinta, board a coach and take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards visiting the picturesque village of Lamego and the elaborately decorated baroque cathedral, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, an important Portuguese place of pilgrimage. While in Lamego, visit one of Portugal’s best museums. Once an episcopal palace, this beautiful building is home to a vast collection of paintings, tapestries and jewellery. You may also like to sample one of the town’s famous specialties Bola de Lamego, a sumptuous smoked ham roll.

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This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua - you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the lovely Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this gorgeous, vibrant town as you please. Tonight be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain’s Dinner.

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After breakfast, cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a fascinating tour of nearby Porto, which sits just across the river. Here, you’ll be led past a collection of the city’s most famous attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting. This afternoon, there’s ample time for you to step back out to explore Porto at leisure. You may like to visit a Portuguese boutique to buy authentic, local souvenirs. Or perhaps take a stroll through the city’s old-fashioned Bolhao food market. Alternatively, you might choose to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães. This evening back on board your ship, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner with your new-found friends.

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After enjoying a final breakfast on board, transfer to the airport in Porto for your onward flight.

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