Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro - 2018

Lisbon • Oporto • Entre-os-Rios • Régua • Pinhão • Barca d'Alva • Salamanca • Madrid
  • NAVIGATE THE "RIVER OF GOLD" ON THIS UNFORGETTABLE PORTUGAL RIVER CRUISE
  • EXPLORE AVESSADA WINERY, WHERE DURING SPECIAL HARVEST DEPARTURES, TRAVELERS TAKE PART IN GRAPE HARVEST TRADITIONS
  • DISCOVER MADRID, ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST HISTORIC AND COSMOPOLITAN CAPITALS
  • PANORAMIC CITY TOUR OF LISBON INCLUDING UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES SUCH AS THE MONASTERY OF JERÓNIMOS AND BELÉM TOWER
  • CITY TOUR OF OPORTO, CHIEF EXPORT CITY OF PORT WINE, WITH AN INCLUDED PORT WINE CELLAR VISIT
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What to Expect
Active activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING: You'll visit 2 of the main cities of Portugal as well as 2 cities in Spain during your 13-day tour, as well as 6 ports of call during your 7-night Douro River cruise aboard the ms Douro Serenity or ms Douro Splendour. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of the Douro River Valley, with its history, port-producing wineries, and many cultural highlights. This itinerary features overnight stays in ports, with the ship sailing in the morning or afternoon.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: The many included walking tours on this river cruise result in it having a moderate physical activity level. The Douro River can be steep and many of the places you'll visit rise up along the river banks. Therefore, you can expect short uphill walks from the ship as you set out to visit town centers (at the most, 5 minutes). Most of the walking on tours are approximately 2-3 miles in length and are over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Motorcoaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to the pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow. Panoramic city tours use air-conditioned private motorcoaches. Please note: Vantage European river cruise ships are not wheelchair accessible and there are steps on board.

CULTURAL FOCUS: A Douro river cruise is the perfect way to take in the region's incredible beauty and fully realize the river's historic importance to Portuguese heritage. In fact, the Douro River was unnavigable until dams were built during the 1960s, so your Portugal river cruise is possible thanks to grand technological feats! Vantage's exclusive "Cultural Connections" activities, wine tastings, and traditionally prepared local meals ashore, provide you with opportunities to truly experience the cultures and traditions of the places you visit.

Please note: In order to successfully navigate the Douro River Locks, the ms Douro Serenity is shorter in size than the average river cruise ship. Cabins sizes are styled in a European manner and may be smaller than an American-style cabin.

Important Notice:The above day-by-day itinerary is preliminary and subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert. In addition, should there be an extreme change in water levels, Vantage will do everything possible to provide either the included excursion or an alternate excursion at Vantage’s discretion.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary.

*Note that in this special itinerary, winery visits may occur on days other than advertised

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Ship & Staterooms The Brand New 126-passenger ms Douro Serenity offer all staterooms with glorious view (cabin size ranges from 150-323 sq ft). While aboard, take advantage of the handsome, single-seating restaurant, bar/lounge, spa treatment room, pool deck, and gym. Watch the magnificent scenery of the valley unfold from your stylishly decorated cabin, which also offers individual air conditioning, a TV with Video on Demand, and a private bath with shower. The ship features a restaurant, lounge, and bar, and a sun deck with lounge chairs. Laundry and ironing services are available for a small fee. There are no dry cleaning services on board. There is an elevator that serves the three inner decks. The Sun Deck is served by a chair lift. Viking Torgil offer you a choice of stateroom category (cabin size ranges from 155-302 sq ft). The 118-passenger Queen Isabel has Suites and Staterooms from 161-323 sq ft. Join us and unpack just once! We have the most square footage on lower and bottom cabins, plus the best Suite Life Deal in the cruise business!
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