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Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Lisbon to Madrid 13 Days

Discover one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, the dramatic Douro River Valley.

Launch your own personal voyage of discovery on the Iberian Peninsula in Lisbon, Portugal’s colorful capital, taking in the famous Rossio plaza and the spectacular Hieronymites Monastery, as well as the port where the "Age of Exploration" began. Travel through the verdant countryside to Coimbra, Portugal’s third-largest city and birthplace of six of the country’s kings. In Porto, where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean, explore architectural wonders, shop the bustling Rua de Santa Catarina and sip the nation’s storied Port wines at its preeminent cellars. Then embark on a cruise through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 years, visiting picturesque quintas and meeting the winemakers who operate them.

Experience three legendary Spanish cities: Salamanca, the lovely “Golden City”; Madrid, renowned for its museums, stately royal palace and vibrant nightlife; and Toledo, the city of El Greco and a magnificent tribute to the three great cultures that forged Spain.

Reward your inner explorer with the “Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River,” a perfectly paced cruise/tour that blends captivating cities, picturesque villages and unparalleled scenic cruising through this less-traveled corner of Europe.

What's Included

  • 2 nights in the Portugese Capital, Lisbon (B&B)
  • 7 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • 3 Nights in the Spanish Capital, Madrid (B&B)
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Choice of included excursions with English speaking guides.
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • All gratuities included
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights available on request

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

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Day 1: Lisbon

Map of the Douro River
Map of the Douro River

Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Lisbon

Included Excursion: Lisbon City Tour

Today’s adventure begins with a guided tour of Belém Tower and a monument dedicated to Portugal’s greatest explorers. You’ll also see the spectacular Manueline Jerónimos Monastery, sample a traditional delicacy—pastéis de Belém—at a famous pastry shop and see the hills of the Alfama district and Rossio plaza.
Included Meals B

Day 3: Lisbon, Óbidos, Coimbra, Porto for EmbarkationLuxury Motorcoach Transfer

Coimbra
Douro Embankment, Porto

Included Excursion: Guided stroll through Óbidos, Coimbra University visit, and family–style lunch

Travel through the beautiful countryside to Porto, stopping en route to see Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings. The city is also home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, and its splendid 18th-century library. From there, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Portuguese lunch.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Porto

Included Excursions: Choice of Porto city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour, and wine cellars of Cais de Gaia

A panoramic tour of dynamic Porto will show you the city’s top sites. Or, you can “Do as the Locals Do,” with a walking tour that features the beautiful tile-adorned train station and what could very well be the world’s most beautiful bookstore. After lunch, visit one of the city’s famed Port cellars.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Porto (Guimarães Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Entre-os-Rios

Vine Terraces, Pinhão
Vine Terraces, Pinhão

Included Excursion: Guimarães city tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic, UNESCO-designated Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital and the home of its first king, Don Afonso Henriques.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Entre-os-Rios (Amarante Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Régua

Included Excursions: Quinta Aveleda visit with wine tasting and Amarante walking discovery tour

Take an excursion to Quinta Aveleda, famous for its gardens and its delectable Vinho Verde, which you are welcome to sample. Later, stroll through Amarante and discover the unique heritage bequeathed by the town’s patron saint, ranging from a beautiful Dominican monastery to a playful pastry.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Régua, (Lamego Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Pinhão

Salamanca
Salamanca

Included Excursions: Douro Museum, Lamego walking discovery tour with wine tasting at a local quinta, Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at Quinta da Avessada

Learn more about the river and local winemaking traditions during your time at the Douro Museum, then take a stroll through the picturesque town of Lamego. Indulge in a tasting of sparkling wine before touring Mateus Palace and its lovely gardens. Tonight, you’ll have dinner high above the river at Quinta da Avessada.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Pinhão, Pocinho

Included Excursion: Port wine tasting at Quinta do Seixo

Travel from Pinhão up the steep streets to Quinta do Seixo, a prestigious and state-of-the-art Port wine estate. You’ll have an opportunity to sample some of their famous Sandeman Port and admire splendid views from the estate’s tasting room.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Barca d'Alva (Castelo Rodrigo Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Vega de Terrón

Guimarães
Guimarães

Included Excursion: Castelo Rodrigo tour with wine tasting

Take a guided tour of the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo, a site that dates back to the 12th century. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Vega de Terrón (disembark), Salamanca, transfer to Madrid hotel Luxury Motorcoach Transfer

Included Excursion: Full-day Salamanca tour

Travel from the Spanish border to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as “The Golden City” for the distinctive patina of its centuries-old sandstone buildings. Salamanca boasts monumental churches, a historic university and a broad public square ideally suited for people watching.
Included Meals B

Day 11: Madrid

Included Excursions: Madrid city tour, Prado Museum and dinner with flamenco show

Your panoramic tour of this cosmopolitan metropolis will show you some of Madrid’s top sights, followed by an excursion to the massive Prado Museum and its acclaimed collection of European art. This evening you’re in for a rare treat—a spectacular dinner and flamenco show at one of the finest venues in the city.
Included Meals B D

Day 12: Madrid (Toledo Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Toledo city tour

Known as the “City of Three Cultures,” Toledo has been heavily influenced by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all of which have peacefully co-existed here for centuries. You’ll have an opportunity today to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its wonderfully diverse cultural heritage.
Included Meals B

Day 13: Madrid

Transfer to Madrid–Barajas Airport for your flight home.
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 (2017)

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

Cat 1 (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 2 & 3 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 4 & 5 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

DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Apr 14Queen Isabel£4629£4909£5299£5529£6089£7429
Apr 20Queen Isabel£4629£4909£5299£5529£6089£7429
May 26Queen Isabel£4789£5069£5459£5689£6249£7589
Jun 1Queen Isabel£4789£5069£5459£5689£6249£7589
Jun 23Queen Isabel£4709£4989£5379£5609£6169£7509
Jun 29Queen Isabel£4629£4909£5299£5529£6089£7429
Jul 21Queen Isabel£4629£4909£5299£5529£6089£7429
Jul 27Queen Isabel£4629£4909£5299£5529£6089£7429
Aug 25Queen Isabel£4709£4989£5379£5609£6169£7509
Aug 31Queen Isabel£4949£5229£5619£5849£6409£7749
Sep 22Queen Isabel£4949£5229£5619£5849£6409£7749
Sep 28Queen Isabel£4949£5229£5619£5849£6409£7749
Oct 6Queen Isabel£4949£5229£5619£5849£6409£7749
Oct 12Queen Isabel£4949£5229£5619£5849£6409£7749
Book by 30th June 2017 and receive a 10% early booking Discount
DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Apr 13Queen Isabel£4999£5099£5699£5899£6399£7999
Apr 19Queen Isabel£4999£5099£5699£5899£6399£7999
May 25Queen Isabel£5199£5299£5899£6099£6599£8199
May 31Queen Isabel£5199£5299£5899£6099£6599£8199
Jun 22Queen Isabel£5199£5299£5899£6099£6599£8199
Jun 28Queen Isabel£4899£4999£5599£5799£6299£7899
Jul 20Queen Isabel£4899£4999£5599£5799£6299£7899
Jul 26Queen Isabel£4899£4999£5599£5799£6299£7899
Aug 24Queen Isabel£5099£5199£5799£5999£6499£8099
Aug 30Queen Isabel£5299£5399£5999£6199£6699£8299
Sep 21Queen Isabel£5299£5399£5999£6199£6699£8299
Sep 27Queen Isabel£5299£5399£5999£6199£6699£8299

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A Week on the Douro River 7 Nights

River Douro, Porto

From: Please Call
Cruise Only Price
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  • A beautiful 7 night boutique cruise along the enchanting Douro river
  • All-inclusive luxurious, boutique 6★ river cruise
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms, many with French or full balconies
  • Award winning dining prepared with locally sourced ingredients
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks onboard. Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Included guided tours with english speaking guides
  • Onboard enrichment programme featuring orientation lectures and epicurean demonstrations with the chef and private wine tasting
  • All gratuities included on board ship
  • Can be packaged with flights on request

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

Lisbon & the Beautiful Douro 10 Nights

Porto, River Douro

From: Please Call
Cruise Only Price
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  • Combine 3 nights in Lisbon with a 7 night boutique cruise along the Douro
  • 5★ hotel accommodation in central Lisbon (B & B)
  • All-inclusive luxurious, boutique 6★ river cruise
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms, many with French balconies
  • Award winning dining prepared with locally sourced ingredients
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks onboard. Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Included guided tours with english speaking guides
  • Onboard enrichment programme featuring orientation lectures and epicurean demonstrations with the chef and private wine tasting
  • All gratuities included on board ship
  • Can be packaged with flights on request

Porto•​Guimarães•​Pinhão•​Salamanca

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