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Lisbon with Douro Discovery

From £2,695 pp

Discover Lisbon’s grand history, from Roman ruins and cathedrals to grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes and boutiques.

Experience unique cultural experiences in up to 11 towns, villages and cities on the stunning Douro Valley in Portugal.

Dine on the sweet fruits of the Douro Valley’s harvests at a family-owned quinta in the village of Pinhão, Discover Salamanca in Spain on a guided tour of beautiful Salamanca, boasting sandstone buildings, a majestic city square and ancient university.

Indulge in a port tasting and tour at the beautiful Quinta do Seixo winery

What’s Included:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Seven nights on a premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Three nights in beautiful Lisbon
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 12 towns, villages and cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • 23 Breakfasts,  10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 8 Dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping

 

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Day 1 - Lisbon

Fly from the UK to Lisbon as your adventure begins today in Portugal’s invigorating capital. Upon arrival, be transferred to your centrally located hotel and enjoy free time.

Stay: Three Nights: Lisbon, Hotel Altis

Day 2 - Lisbon

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.

Day 2 - Lisbon

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Lisbon

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.

Day 3 - Lisbon

Breakfast

Day 4 - Porto, Vila Nova De Gaia, Embark Ship

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

Day 4 -  Porto, Vila Nova De Gaia, Embark Ship

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Régua, Mateus Palace, Pinhão

Today you begin your cruise along the Douro River.

As you cruise, you’ll take part in a Portuguese lesson, during which you’ll learn some essential phrases. Disembark your ship and join an excursion to the Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Tour this living museum which is still owned by the Count of Vila Real.

Insider Experience

In Pinhão, enjoy a dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a local quinta, a traditional Portuguese winery.

Day 5 - Régua, Mateus Palace, Pinhão

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Vega De Terrón, Castelo Rodrigo

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 very well-preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamouros.

Afterwards, board a coach and return to your ship. Back on board, you’ll be treated to an entertaining Portuguese folk music show.

Day 6 - Vega De Terrón, Castelo Rodrigo

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Salamanca, Barca D’Alva

Insider Experience

Today you’ll board a coach and set off to Salamanca, where you’ll relish a guided tour and lunch. Afterwards, enjoy a Flåmenco show, where dancers will astound you with their stomping feet and fiery performance.

Return to the ship over the border in Barca d’Alva. Tonight, back aboard your ship, enjoy a traditional Portuguese barbecue dinner.

 

Day 7 - Salamanca, Barca D’Alva

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lamego, Régua

This morning, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises towards Pinhão.

On arrival, you will disembark and enjoy time at leisure. After your Insider Experience, board a coach and take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards. Visit the picturesque village of Lamego, as well as 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. While here, why not try the famous Bola de Lamego, a sumptuous smoked ham roll.

Insider Experience

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

Day 8 - Lamego, Régua

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Régua, Entre-Os-Rios

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua — you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to Entre-os-Rios.

On arrival this evening, enjoy free time to explore this 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.

Day 9 - Régua, Entre-Os-Rios

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto

This morning, cruise back to Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a tour of Porto. Here, you’ll be led past a collection of the city’s famous attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting.

This afternoon, there’s ample time to explore at leisure. You may like to visit a Portuguese boutique to buy authentic, local souvenirs.

Or perhaps you’d enjoy taking a stroll through Porto’s old-fashioned Bolhão food market.

Alternatively, you may like to take an Enhance Your Journey tour to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães – own expense.

Tonight, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 10 - Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Disembark Ship, Depart Porto

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

Breakfast

Douro Serenity, alongside sister ship Douro Elegance, both built new for 2017, offer elegant and refined 5 star accommodation throughout.  With some of the largest cabins and Suites available on the Douro and staff ratio of 3:1 you can be assured of a wonderful experience on board a wonderful light and airy vessel.

A stunning sun deck offering 360 degree riverside views from the comfort of your sun lounger, as the temperature rises enjoy a dip in the sun deck pool to cool off.

Fine dining in the chic restaurant featuring local Portuguese dishes alongside International dishes whilst enjoying the panoramic views from the large picture windows.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 55 comfortable outside cabins and 8 suites, most with opening floor to ceiling windows and french Balcony
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views, shaded sitting area & pool
  • Open seating Restaurant with tables for 4 to 8 guests
  • Observation lounge and bar with panoramic windows
  • Spa and fitness centre
  • Onboard boutique & gift shop
  • Lift from lower to upper decks
  • 24hr tea and coffee station
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

55 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 151 – 323 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 2 Deluxe Suites. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

 

 

 

Master Suite

322 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Floor to ceiling window dropping down to a French balcony with two chairs and a table
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Enhanced sitting area with sofa and armchair
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality bath products and fluffy bathrobes
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, hair dryer, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen HD television
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
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Riviera Travel Douro Elegance Superior Suite

Junior Suite

237 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Floor to ceiling window dropping down to a French balcony with two chairs and a table
  • Bathroom with fluffy bathrobes
  • Enhanced sitting area with two armchairs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, hair dryer, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen HD television
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat A & Cat B, C

161ft² – Cat A Upper – Cat B & C Main Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

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Riviera Travel Douro Elegance Lower Deck

Cat D & E

151 ft² –  Lower Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • No Single Supplement on selected cabins
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, hair dryer, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen HD television
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Why Choose This Cruise?

APT’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.

 

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 25Douro SerenityPorto£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E151 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat D151 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckCat C161 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B161 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A161 ft², French Balcony£3395  
Upper DeckJunior Suite237 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckMaster Suite322 ft², French Balcony£4095  
Jun 8Douro SerenityPorto£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E151 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat D151 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckCat C161 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B161 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A161 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite237 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckMaster Suite322 ft², French Balcony£4095  
Jul 13Douro SerenityPorto£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E151 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat D151 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckCat C161 ft², French Balcony£3195  
Middle DeckCat B161 ft², French Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckCat A161 ft², French Balcony£3395  
Upper DeckJunior Suite237 ft², French Balcony£3795  
Upper DeckMaster Suite322 ft², French Balcony£4095  
Aug 10Douro SerenityPorto£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E151 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat D151 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckCat C161 ft², French Balcony£3195  
Middle DeckCat B161 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A161 ft², French Balcony£3395  
Upper DeckJunior Suite237 ft², French Balcony£3795  
Upper DeckMaster Suite322 ft², French Balcony£4095  
Sep 7Douro SerenityPorto£2695SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E151 ft², Fixed Windows£2695  
Lower DeckCat D151 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckCat C161 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B161 ft², French Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckCat A161 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite237 ft², French Balcony£3795  
Upper DeckMaster Suite322 ft², French Balcony£4095  


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