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Lisbon & the Beautiful Douro River

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Lisbon and Round Trip Cruise from Porto 11 Days

3 days in Lisbon and an 8 day boutique river cruise along Portugal's Douro aboard Uniworld's luxurious new Queen Isabel.

The River Douro, rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, has created a valley of spectacular beauty with hills falling steeply down to the water's edge, and stone terraces made by generations of men and women to give the vines a sheltered hold on the steep rocks.

This is Port country, the first and oldest wine region in the world, established in 1756. Enjoy the privilege of seeing this pristine and remote river valley the best possible way, on a Douro Valley River Cruise.

Before embarking on your cruise, enjoy Lisbon, a colourful entrée to what lies ahead as you sail the river valley with steeped-terraced vineyards and picture-postcard landscapes. Stop in Coimbra, Birthplace of Kings, and Porto, the City of Bridges. Taste new wines from old village vineyards - Régua and Pinhão. Stroll the UNESCO World Heritage City, Salamanca, Spain, and uncover a land of unspoiled beauty and charm along the way.

What's Included

  • VIP Home Departure Service
  • Duration 11 days, 7 night cruise, 3 nights in a Lisbon Hotel
  • Scheduled Air Portugal or another leading airline direct flights
  • Transfers to and from airport, hotel and ship
  • 7 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • All staterooms and suites with twin or double beds, shower, hairdryer, toilet, TV and telephone
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Captain's Dinner
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • All port charges
  • Airline imposed fuel surcharge

Uniworld Cruise Companion - Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

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Day 1: London, Lisbon

Map of the Douro River
Map of the Douro River

Begin with a VIP Home Departure Service® to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your scheduled Air Portugal or another leading airline flight to Lisbon. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

Day 2: Lisbon

Included Excursion: Lisbon City Tour

Your guided exploration of the city takes you to one of the most historical districts of the city, Belem, where you will see the Belem Tower, a fortress that kept careful watch over the great navigators who left Portugal to seek their fortunes elsewhere. You will relive the opulence of the former times with a visit to the 16th-century ornate Jerónimos Church.
Included Meals B

Day 3: Lisbon

Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the cosmopolitan city often referred to as the City of Seven Hills.
Included Meals B

Day 4: Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto Luxury Motorcoach Transfer

Coimbra
Douro Embankment, Porto

Included Excursion: Coimbra Tour with Lunch

En route to embark Queen Isabel, you will learn about Portugal's third largest city on a tour of Coimbra, known as the birthplace to six of Portugal's kings and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Enjoy lunch in a local Pousada, a family-run restaurant, before continuing on to Porto to embark the Queen Isabel, the finest vessel on the Douro.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Porto, Bitetos

Included Excursions: Porto City Tour
Alternate Excursion: Walking Tour of Riberia District with Visit to Wine Cellars in Cais de Gaia

Porto, also known as the City of Bridges is Portugal's second largest city. Its charm stems from its dramatic position above the river, with gabled houses nestled closely together on the hill. You'll be guided through the medieval city centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then on to see the Romanesque cathedral. Alternatively enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque Ribeira district followed by a visit to the port wine cellars in Cais de Gaia before sailing for Bitetos.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Bitetos, Regua, Pinhão

Vine Terraces, Pinhão
Vine Terraces, Pinhão

Included Excursion: Douro Museum, Mateus Palace & Gardens and Dinner at Quinta da Avessada

A stop at the newly opened Douro Museum in Régua will introduce you to the oldest wine growing region in the world. You will also be enchanted by a visit to the Mateus Palace and Gardens, a perfect example of baroque architecture, with an impressive facade. The gardens are among the most beautiful in Europe, with a tunnel of cypress trees shading the path. Later enjoy dinner at the family owned winery Quinta da Avessada in the heart of the Douro region.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Pinhão, Vega da Terrón

Included Excursion: Port wine tasting at a local Quinta

The small town of Pinhão is the epicentre of the Port wine making area, and a place where the soil and climatic conditions are considered to be at their very best. Visit a local Quinta and learn more about the history of Port which goes back to the 17th century. Find out about the unique climate conditions of the region and the Port wine making process, and of course, get to indulge in some of this country's most celebrated beverage. Afternoon sailing. Captain's Dinner this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Vega de Terrón (Salamanca Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Salamanca
Salamanca

Included Excursion: Full-day Salamanca city tour with typical Spanish lunch and Flamenco show

The Queen Isabel will dock in Vega de Terrón this morning and from here, you will travel overland to the Spanish city of Salamanca, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Spain. Visit the historic university founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León and stroll through one of Spain's largest and grandest squares-Plaza Mayor with its warm, gold-coloured sandstone. After a typical Spanish lunch, with with a flamenco dance, enjoy some free time before returning to the ship.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Barca d'Alva (Castelo Rodrigo Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Régua

Included Excursions: Tour of Castelo Rodrigo

Visit the small town of Castelo Rodrigo, a medieval walled city with a parish church perched high on a hilltop that dates back to the 12th century.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Porto (Guimarães Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Guimarães
Guimarães

Included Excursion: Guimarães City Tour
Alternate Excursion: Hidden Treasures of Porto Walking Tour

Leisurely cruise to Porto, where this afternoon you enjoy an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval town of Guimarães dominated by the castle of Portugal's first king Don Alfonso Henriques' grand castle. Guimarães was the first capital of Portugal in the 12th Century and more recently 2012 European Cultural Capital. Your city tour will guide you through the narrow streets of the medieval quarter and show you the main highlights of this extremely well preserved gem. Or opt to discover some of Porto's hidden treasures visiting highlights such as the Church of São Francisco, with its amazing gilded woodwork and the beautiful art nouveau bookstore Lello - with a coffee break at a traditional pasteleria.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Porto, London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your Air Portugal or another leading airline flight home. Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick where our staff will meet you and our transport will transfer you to your own front door.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Queen Isabel



Overview

A brand new, state of the art river cruise ship for the Douro for the 2013 season. Catering for 118 guests the Queen Isabel will be one of the newest and best ships to sail the Douro.

With a design scheme and interiors that are more representative of the region than Uniworld's other ships, the new ship offers a mix of classic and traditional luxury

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 43 lavishly decorated outside staterooms and suites, most with French or full outside balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs & loungers
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main lounge with full service bar
  • Fitness centre & Serenity River Spa
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Elevator to accommodation decks
  • Sauna, steam room and solarium
  • Onboard boutique*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Queen Isabel Deck Plan

Uniworld Queen Isabel - deck plan
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Luxury Staterooms & Suites

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with l'Occitaine en Provence bath products
  • Hotel style beds with fine cotton bed linen
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen television, radio alarm clock, iPod/iPhone dock
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers

Suite (Upper Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Suite

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 323 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area

Jr. Suite (Upper Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Jr. Suite Uniworld Queen Isabel - Jr. Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 215 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area

Category 1 Stateroom (Middle Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Cat 1 Stateroom Uniworld Queen Isabel - Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)

Category 2 & 3 Stateroom (Lower Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld Queen Isabel - Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window

DepartShip NameCat 3Cat 2Cat 1Jr.
Suite
SuiteSave
Mar 24Queen Isabel£2879
£2479
£3129
£2729
£3529
£3129
£3879
£3479
£4929
£4529
£400
Mar 31Queen Isabel£2899
£2499
£3149
£2749
£3549
£3149
£3899
£3499
£4949
£4549
£400
Apr 7Queen Isabel£3279
£2879
£3529
£3129
£3929
£3529
£4279
£3879
£5329
£4929
£400
Apr 28Queen Isabel£3499
£3099
£3749
£3349
£4149
£3749
£4499
£4099
£5549
£5149
£400
May 5Queen Isabel£3649
£3249
£3899
£3499
£4299
£3899
£4649
£4249
£5699
£5299
£400
May 12Queen Isabel£3699
£3299
£3949
£3549
£4349
£3949
£4699
£4299
£5749
£5349
£400
May 19Queen Isabel£3729
£3329
£3979
£3579
£4379
£3979
£4729
£4329
£5779
£5379
£400
Jun 9Queen Isabel£3549
£3149
£3799
£3399
£4199
£3799
£4549
£4149
£5599
£5199
£400
Jun 16Queen Isabel£3549
£3149
£3799
£3399
£4199
£3799
£4549
£4149
£5599
£5199
£400
Jul 7Queen Isabel£3429
£3029
£3679
£3279
£4079
£3679
£4429
£4029
£5479
£5079
£400
Jul 14Queen Isabel£3279
£2879
£3529
£3129
£3929
£3529
£4279
£3879
£5329
£4929
£400
Aug 4Queen Isabel£3279
£2879
£3529
£3129
£3929
£3529
£4279
£3879
£5329
£4929
£400
Aug 11Queen Isabel£3279
£2879
£3529
£3129
£3929
£3529
£4279
£3879
£5329
£4929
£400
Aug 18Queen Isabel£3429
£3029
£3679
£3279
£4079
£3679
£4429
£4029
£5479
£5079
£400
Sep 8Queen Isabel£4099
£3699
£4349
£3949
£4749
£4349
£5099
£4699
£6149
£5749
£400
Sep 15Queen Isabel£4099
£3699
£4349
£3949
£4749
£4349
£5099
£4699
£6149
£5749
£400
Oct 20Queen Isabel£3449
£3049
£3699
£3299
£4099
£3699
£4449
£4049
£5499
£5099
£400
Oct 27Queen Isabel£3129
£2729
£3379
£2979
£3779
£3379
£4129
£3729
£5179
£4779
£400
Nov 3Queen Isabel£2799
£2399
£3049
£2649
£3449
£3049
£3799
£3399
£4849
£4449
£400
Nov 10Queen Isabel£2599
£2199
£2849
£2449
£3249
£2849
£3599
£3199
£4649
£4249
£400

Single Occupancy Supplements: £1350

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


A Week on the Douro River 7 Nights

River Douro, Porto

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  • A beautiful 7 night boutique cruise along the enchanting Douro river
  • Private transfer from your home
  • Boutique cruise aboard Uniworld's luxurious Queen Isabel
  • Daily guided excursions with Quietvox audio
  • Onboard entertainment and lectures
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner onboard
  • Return scheduled economy flights from London

Porto•Regua•Guimarães•Pinhão•Vega de Terrón•Salamanca

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