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The Enchanting River Douro

Titan VIP Home Pick Up included on this cruise
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The Enchanting River Douro

From £1,399 pp

The tranquil Douro River meanders through the north of Portugal, flanked by miles of vineyards which rise in steep terraces from the shoreline.

It is easy to see why the spectacular Douro River Valley has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and this cruise allows you to experience this enchanting river with an itinerary that encompasses a mixture of sightseeing, local traditions and relaxation.

What’s included

  • 7 nights cruise on MS Gil Eanes or MS Amalia Rodrigues
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
  • Unlimited all-inclusive drinks package
    (excludes Champagne & premium wines and spirits)
  • Welcome cocktail reception & a gala dinner
  • Daily evening entertainment on board
  • Portable audio headset system on cruise excursions
  • 6 included excursions and visits: City tour of Porto, including wine tasting in a winery, Tours of Guimarães, Casa de Mateus Palace, Salamanca, and Lamego, Port tasting on the Port Wine Road
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • Porterage
  • Return flights and transfers included
  • All airport/port taxes, duties and surcharges
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Douro - Salamanca Old and New Cathedrals reflected on Tormes River
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Day 1 - Uk - Porto

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Porto.

On arrival, we transfer to the port to embark MS Gil Eanes (4T) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4T) for a welcome cocktail.

We remain here overnight.

Dinner

Day 2 - Porto

This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Porto, which will showcase the city’s wealth of historic sights. Wonderfully charming pathways lead you over the undulating centre of this beautiful city to magnificent medieval landmarks and flamboyant ornamentation.

A visit to a local port winery with a wine tasting is included.

Enjoy a free afternoon, and return to the ship aboard a traditional Rabelo boat.

Dinner and an evening of Fado entertainment awaits.

Day 2 - Porto

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Porto - Guimarães - Régua

This morning, visit historic Guimarães, which has been called the ‘Cradle of the Portuguese Nation’. The wonderfully preserved Old Town is dominated by Afonso Henriques’ grand castle.

We visit the 15th century Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, before returning to the river to sail through the beautiful Douro Valley, passing sleepy villages and tranquil countryside to Régua and dock overnight.

Day 3 - Porto - Guimarães - Régua

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Régua - Vega de Terrón

This morning we visit the sleepy university town of Vila Real and the 18th century Casa de Mateus Palace, with a beautiful Baroque façade that reached fame on the label of Mateus Rosé wine, and its attractive gardens that are considered some of the country’s finest.

We re-join the ship and sail onwards to Vega de Terrón for an overnight stop.

Day 4 - Régua - Vega de Terrón

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vega de Terrón - Salamanca - Barca d’Alva

Following breakfast, we take a full-day included excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca.

On arrival, we take a guided walking tour of this city of copper and golden stone architecture, narrow cobbled streets, majestic cathedrals, palaces, churches and one of Spain’s most magnificent squares, the Plaza Mayor.

We cross the border back to Portugal and return to our ship in Barca d’Alva to stay overnight.

Day 5 - Vega de Terrón - Salamanca - Barca d’Alva

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Barca d’Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhão

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Douro, before we step ashore for an excursion into terraced hillsides, covered in the vines that produce some of the world’s best port.

After a guided tour of the port wine road, we taste a selection of delicious, locally produced port.

Back on board, we have a gala dinner.

Dock overnight in Pinhão.

Day 6 - Barca d’Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhão

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Pinhão - Lamego - Porto

Visit one of the most attractive cities in Portugal, Lamego, nestled among the terraced slopes of the Douro Valley.

The ruins of a 12th century castle give an indication to the ancient city’s importance, as this is where Afonso Henriques was officially declared Portugal’s first king. At the top of the city’s second hill is the elaborate Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which is set atop nine steep and beautifully crafted terraces.

The ship will sail to Porto, where we dock overnight.

Day 7 - Pinhão - Lamego - Porto

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Porto - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Breakfast

CroisiEurope MS Gil Eanes - Douro River

Built in 2015, the MS Gil Eanes is one of CroisiEurope’s newer, higher standard vessels on the Douro River.

Catering for 132 passengers, over three accommodation decks, she features comfortable accommodation throughout.  The two Suites on the upper deck enjoy French balconies as well as a private terrace to the rear of the deck. Cabins and suites on the middle and upper decks feature French balconies with those on the main deck having good size panoramic windows. Cabins are compact and well designed, featuring twin or double beds; an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC; wardrobe; safe and ‘drop down’ TV.

The dining room is large enough to accommodate all guests at one sitting. Breakfasts are buffet style, while lunch and dinner have set menus, usually including a choice of regional specialities and traditional favourites. Aperitifs, coffee and digestifs are available in the lounge bar.

There is also a spacious lounge and bar serving complimentary drinks and sun deck with tables, chairs and loungers.  There is an evening programme of entertainment and a welcome cocktail on the first night. While on board you will be looked after by the ship’s hostess and purser.

CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Pool

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Catering for 132 guests in 66 cabins and suites
  • Sun Deck with tables, chairs and loungers
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Complimentary beverages from the bar and with meals
  • Lift between main, middle and upper decks
  • Complimentary WIFI

Accommodation & Amenities

66 comfortable cabins and suites from 130 to 205 ft².

Suites feature added enhancements such as an extended sitting area, with those on the upper deck benefiting from a private terrace.  Standard cabins are around 140ft² in size and feature double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, TV, climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe.  Smaller Double cabins on the Middle and Main decks are 130ft² have fixed double beds.

Cabins on the middle and upper deck have floor to ceiling windows opening to a French balcony, those on the lower accommodation deck have fixed panoramic windows.

Suites

205 ft² –   Upper Deck

161 ft² – Middle Deck

  • Twin or double beds
  • Private terrace (Upper Deck only)
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail (French balcony)
  • Extended seating area
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Gil Eanes - Suite
CroisiEurope MS Gil Eanes - Double Cabin, Middle Upper Decks
Double/Twin Cabin

140 ft² Upper & Middle Decks

  • Twin or double beds
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

Smaller Twin Cabin

130 ft² Middle & Main Decks

  • Fixed double bed
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail (Middle Deck only)
  • Fixed panoramic windows (Main Deck)
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Gil Eanes - Double Cabin, Middle Upper Decks
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Main Deck Cabin
Double/Twin Cabin

140 ft² – Main Deck

  • Twin or double beds
  • Fixed panoramic windows
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Gil Eanes - Deck Plan
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Exterior

Built in 2019, the MS Amalia Rodrigues is one of CroisiEurope’s newer, higher standard vessels on the Douro River.

Catering for 132 passengers, over three accommodation decks, she features comfortable accommodation throughout.  The two Suites on the upper deck enjoy French balconies as well as a private terrace to the rear of the deck. Cabins and suites on the middle and upper decks feature French balconies with those on the main deck having good size panoramic windows. Cabins are compact and well designed, featuring twin or double beds; an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC; wardrobe; safe and ‘drop down’ TV.

The dining room is large enough to accommodate all guests at one sitting. Breakfasts are buffet style, while lunch and dinner have set menus, usually including a choice of regional specialities and traditional favourites. Aperitifs, coffee and digestifs are available in the lounge bar.

There is also a spacious lounge and bar serving complimentary drinks and sun deck with tables, chairs and loungers.  There is an evening programme of entertainment and a welcome cocktail on the first night. While on board you will be looked after by the ship’s hostess and purser.

CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Pool

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Catering for 132 guests in 66 cabins and suites
  • Sun Deck with tables, chairs and loungers
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Complimentary beverages from the bar and with meals
  • Lift between main, middle and upper decks
  • Complimentary WIFI

Accommodation & Amenities

66 comfortable cabins and suites from 130 to 205 ft².

Suites feature added enhancements such as an extended sitting area, with those on the upper deck benefiting from a private terrace.  Standard cabins are around 140ft² in size and feature double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, TV, climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe.  Smaller double cabins on the Main and Middle decks are 130ft² with fixed double beds.

Cabins on the middle and upper deck have floor to ceiling windows opening to a French balcony, those on the lower accommodation deck have fixed panoramic windows.

Suites

205 ft² –   Upper Deck

161 ft² – Middle Deck

  • Twin or double beds
  • Private terrace (Upper Deck only)
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail (French balcony)
  • Extended seating area
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Upper Deck Suite
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Double Cabin
Double/Twin Cabin

140 ft² Upper & Middle Decks

  • Twin or double beds
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

Smaller Twin Cabin

130 ft² Middle & Main Decks

  • Fixed double beds
  • Floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail (Middle Deck only)
  • Fixed panoramic windows (Main Deck)
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Double Cabin
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Main Deck Cabin
Double/Twin Cabin

140 ft² – Main Deck

  • Twin or double beds
  • Fixed panoramic windows
  • Bathroom with shower, basin & WC
  • In-room safe, telephone and hairdryer
  • Satellite television
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
CroisiEurope MS Miguel Torga - Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Why Choose This Cruise?
Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay.

Titan are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements. As Titan now charter their own ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveler do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travelers onboard with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability.

As a long established, multi-award winning touring company, Titan have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travelers on board will be from the UK and Ireland.

We have worked with Titan and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish. Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 4Gil EanesPorto£1599SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat 1 - Small Twin130 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Main DeckCat 2 - Standard Twin140 ft², Fixed Windows£1699  
Middle DeckCat 3 - Small Twin130 ft², French Balcony£1799  
Middle DeckCat 4 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Middle DeckCat 5 - Adapted Twin150 ft², French Balcony£2099  
Middle DeckCat S1 - Suite161 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckCat 6 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckCat S2 - Suite161 ft², Outside Terrace£3049  
Jun 1Gil EanesPorto£1649SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat 1 - Small Twin130 ft², Fixed Windows£1649  
Main DeckCat 2 - Standard Twin140 ft², Fixed Windows£1749  
Middle DeckCat 3 - Small Twin130 ft², French Balcony£1849  
Middle DeckCat 4 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Middle DeckCat 5 - Adapted Twin150 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Middle DeckCat S1 - Suite161 ft², French Balcony£2649  
Upper DeckCat 6 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Upper DeckCat S2 - Suite161 ft², Outside Terrace£3099  
Jul 20Gil EanesPorto£1499SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat 1 - Small Twin130 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Main DeckCat 2 - Standard Twin140 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCat 3 - Small Twin130 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Middle DeckCat 4 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckCat 5 - Adapted Twin150 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckCat S1 - Suite161 ft², French Balcony£2499  
Upper DeckCat 6 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckCat S2 - Suite161 ft², Outside Terrace£2949  
Aug 10Gil EanesPorto£1499SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat 1 - Small Twin130 ft², Fixed Windows£1499  
Main DeckCat 2 - Standard Twin140 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckCat 3 - Small Twin130 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Middle DeckCat 4 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckCat 5 - Adapted Twin150 ft², French Balcony£1999  
Middle DeckCat S1 - Suite161 ft², French Balcony£2499  
Upper DeckCat 6 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckCat S2 - Suite161 ft², Outside Terrace£2949  
Oct 11Amalia RodriguesPorto£1699SAVE £50Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat 1 - Small Twin130 ft², Fixed Windows£1699  
Main DeckCat 2 - Standard Twin140 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckCat 3 - Small Twin130 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Middle DeckCat 4 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Middle DeckCat 5 - Adapted Twin150 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Middle DeckCat S1 - Suite161 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckCat 6 - Standard Twin140 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckCat S2 - Suite161 ft², Outside Terrace£2899  


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