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8 Day Vida Portugal: Vineyards & Villages along the Douro

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Departure Date
May 21, 2025
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Avalon Waterways
Destination
Europe
Ship
Alegria
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Cruise the extremely popular Douro River with Avalon Waterways!

Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its name by revealing priceless gems along sloping vineyards and sleepy villages where rugged landscapes have been tamed for centuries to produce a bounty of wines and cuisine.

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*14 nights in the same stateroom: + $100pp (double occupancy) 

*14 nights in the same stateroom: +$200pp (single occupancy)

*There are only a limited amount of staterooms available on each sailing where moving is not going to be necessary.

Includes:

Your Cruise

  • 8 Day Vida Portugal: Vineyards & Villages Along the Douro River Cruise
  • Taxes

CruisePlus Booking Bonus

  • Prepaid Gratuities

Avalon Waterways Inclusions

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board
  • Expert Cruise Director
  • Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff delivering consummate personal service
  • Avalon ChoiceSM with your preference of Classic, Active, or Discovery included excursions and sightseeing with Certified Local Guides; and MyAvalonSM Guided Optional Excursions
  • AvalonGO mobile app with itinerary information before and during your cruise, including schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options—and social media feature for real-time posts.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • and MUCH MORE!

*Ask about pre & post hotel nights and optional excursions (extra cost)

CruisePlus Perks
Priority Access

» Priority check-in

» Priority access to specialty restaurant reservations

» Priority line at the Guest Services desk

» Priority line at the Shore Excursions desk

» Priority access to tenders ashore in select ports

» Priority disembarkation

Premium Dining

» Expanded 24-hour room service breakfast menu

» Pinnacle Class ships: Private dining venue for breakfast and dinner with an expanded menu

» All other ships: Priority seating in the Dining Room for breakfast and dinner with an expanded menu

Exclusive Amenities

» Complimentary stateroom upgrade

» Dedicated concierge service

» Welcome glass of sparkling wine on embarkation day

» Premium bathrobes

» Club Orange keycard

» Exclusive Club Orange tote bag (one per stateroom)

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Pricing
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Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD. Additional terms & conditions apply.
Highlights & Sightseeing

Ribeira

Ribeira is Porto’s biggest heart-stealer. Its UNESO World Heritage maze of medieval alleys zigzag down to the Douro River. A picturesque piazza where tourist and locals mingle, with taverns, restaurants, shops and the perfect place to see the iconic Luis I Bridge.

Dom Luis I Bridge

The Dom Luís I Bridge, or Luís I Bridge, is a double-deck metal arch bridge that spans the River Douro between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At its construction, its 172 metres span was the longest of its type in the world.

Itinerary

Day 1 PORTO, PORTUGAL (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Portugal. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Porto must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day in Porto is free to explore at your leisure.

You may choose to join an afternoon guided optional culinary tour if arriving early today. Experience some of Porto’s most famous sights and most delectable dishes with regional wine.

This evening an illumination sailing will show you Porto from a different prospective.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

Dinner included

Day 2 PORTO–PORTO ANTIGO. EXCURSION BRAGA AND GUIMARÃES

Portuguese Panoramas

Visit the Adventure Center on board for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

DISCOVERY Step back in time within the walls of the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque with a fascinating introduction to its symbolism and architecture. Enjoy an excursion with an exclusive visit to one of the most iconic monasteries of the Romanesque era with entrance to a XIII century church and be enchanted by sounds of Gregorian Chant from the high choir, OR:

CLASSIC Enter a world of Celtic history and the reign of Cesar Augustus where five roads diverged to form an empire with a full-day guided tour of Braga. Marvel at the magnificent castle and San Miguel church in Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Celebrate your experience with a stop at one of the area’s many wine farms and enjoy a tasting.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO ANTIGO

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 3 PESO DA RÉGUA

Pastoral Pleasures of Portugal

DISCOVERY Experience life on one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley with a personal tour by the owner of the house, including an olive oil and wine tasting, OR:

CLASSIC Take a guided walking tour of the charming town of Régua —with its religious architecture, narrow streets, beautiful tiles, and stained-glass window of Casa do Douro. Continue to Lamego to visit the cathedral, followed by a delicious tasting of bola de Lamego and sparkling wine in a local pastry shop.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy free time in Pinhão to browse the artisanal markets for woven textiles, terra cotta creations, and culinary delights, or consider joining an optional excursion to learn about the Douro Valley’s “liquid gold” at a traditional olive-oil mill.

This afternoon, consider an optional excursion to Casa de Mateus.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PINHÃO

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 4 POCINHO

Written in Stone

Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Pocinho for a day in the Terra Quente region.

DISCOVERY Discover Vila Nova de Foz Côa at the eastern terminal of the legendary Douro Railway line. Marvel at the amazing archaeological site along the River Côa where a wealth of remarkable prehistoric rock paintings and carvings were discovered as the most significant collection of Palaeolithic figurations known today. OR:

CLASSIC Join a guided tour of Freixo de Numão, a charming village nestled between the nearby mountains filled with vast vineyards and granite houses. This little suburb is filled with Roman, Medieval, and modern ruins.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BARCA D’ALVA

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 5 BARCA D’ALVA. EXCURSION TO SALAMANCA

The Reign in Spain

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Join our guide for a guided tour this morning to of one of the most remote villages of the country, Freixo de Espada à Cinta village in the Douro International Natural Park, home to majestic birds of prey, OR:

CLASSIC Get a taste of Spain with a full-day excursion to Salamanca. This Spanish city will take your breath away with its stunning streets and squares, featuring a feast for the eyes with Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and "Plateresque" architecture. Dive into a delicious dish of the traditional Spanish delicacy, tostón asado (traditional roast suckling pig).

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN FERRADOSA

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 6 FERRADOSA–LEVERINHO. EXCURSION TO AMARANTE

Painted Tiles & Passionate Tunes

During your morning sailing, a professional painter will guide you through the process of painting an azulejos (traditional Portuguese tile) to take home a piece of Portugal’s tradition. You may alternatively join an onboard pastry demonstration.

CLASSIC Join a guided sightseeing tour of Amarante – poised against a breathtaking backdrop of the great Serra do Marão mountain and the Tâmega River, which courses through the heart of the city and assortment of houses lining the riverbanks.

Later, feel the passion of Portugal’s soulful and stirring Fado music during a visit with local musicians on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LEVERINHO

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 7 PORTO

Ancient Charm Meets Avant-Garde

ACTIVE Enjoy the wharfs of the Douro River and the coastal magnificence of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, on a bicycle and accompanied by a professional biologist tour guide, OR;

CLASSIC Join a guided sightseeing tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue your experience with a ride to the riverside city of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern charms of Porto – from ancient avenues to avant-garde graffiti street art, OR:

This afternoon, you may choose to join in a guided optional excursion such as a scenic canal cruise on the Aveiro (Venice of Portugal) or explore a family-owned factory to witness the Portuguese art of cork and barrel production. Perhaps simply spend time strolling through Porto’s cobblestone lanes, lovely shops, and tempting tapas bars this afternoon before experiencing the energy of Porto’s buzzing nightlife.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 8 PORTO (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.
Travel Insurance
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However, no representation or description of the protection made by CruisePlus Management Ltd to you, constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the protection. We (CruisePlus) are not an insurance company and we do not have the responsibility for ensuring adherence to the insurance terms & conditions, submission, payment or adjustment of claims.

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Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

Hotel inventory is capacity controlled, and this offer may be pulled at any time without notice; Future Cruise Credits may not be combinable or be only partially combinable with advertised promotion; cruise line insurance may not be available to purchase on advertised offer.

Please note, this website may not reflect changes to offers in real time. Therefore, it is important you contact us in order to receive to a quote.

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Offer Last Updated: Jun 10, 2024

$
6063
Deluxe Stateroom
per person
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$
6063
Deluxe Stateroom
per person
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