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The Best of Lisbon and the North with a Douro Valley Luxury Cruise

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Day 1 - Enjoy a Fado show in Lisbon

Day 1 - Enjoy a Fado show in Lisbon

Welcome to Lisbon!
Arrival in Lisbon and private transfer to hotel.
Tonight you will have a traditional welcome Fado Show and Dinner (included) where you will have the chance to try some of the most well-known dishes from Portuguese Cuisine.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 2 - Visit the capital's main attractions

Day 2 - Visit the capital's main attractions

After breakfast, join a day tour with our certificated guide that will show you Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
The tour will start at Avenida da Liberdade, one of the city's main streets which, in monarchical times, the nobility and the royal family strolled and exhibited to the people. Then we will head for the Parque Eduardo VII, the largest park in central Lisbon, to enjoy the views over the city. This name was given in 1903 in honour of the English King Edward VII, who visited the Portuguese capital to reaffirm the alliance between the two countries.
Next, we will visit some of Lisbon's most typical and picturesque neighbourhoods, such as Alfama and Bairro Alto, where traditions are still preserved, reflecting the mixture of people from different cultures and beliefs over the centuries.
We will finish our visit in Praça do Comércio, one of the largest squares in Europe and home to some government institutions. From here you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Tagus River and contemplate the bustle of the city, which merge into a harmonious landscape.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 3 - Impress yourself with the stunning towns of Sintra and Cascais

Day 3 - Impress yourself with the stunning towns of Sintra and Cascais

After breakfast at the hotel, a private transfer will take you to visit Sintra and Cascais for the whole day.
Sintra is 30 kilometres from Lisbon and offers a preview of paradise. The permanent freshness ensured by the mild climate and dense, luxuriant vegetation makes Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. In the morning, you'll visit one of the town's main monuments, including Palácio da Vila, Palácio da Pena or Castelo dos Mouros (closed on 24 and 25 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday).
In the afternoon, you'll visit Cascais, a beautiful fishing village that has existed since the 12th century and is very well preserved to this day.
The return to Lisbon will be along the coast, where you will have the opportunity to pass through Estoril to admire the beautiful coastline and its beaches.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Lisbon.

Day 4 - Experience Évora's historic surroundings

Day 4 - Experience Évora's historic surroundings

In the morning after breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Évora followed by a lunch in one of the most iconic wineries of Alentejo.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the 'museum city', Évora traces some 2000 years of history, from the Roman to the Neoclassical via Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
Praça do Giraldo is the heart of the city where you can see the 16th Century St. Anton’s Church and the popular Henriquina Fountain. You will also pass by the iconic Chapel of Bones, which houses a covered room with around 5000 human bones and skulls built by Franciscan monks. Then, of course, there’s Évora’s Cathedral, by far the most dominating site in the whole town and the largest cathedral in Portugal.
At lunchtime, go to a restaurant of your choice and enjoy the local gastronomy.
You will then visit one of the most famous wineries in the Alentejo, including a visit and wine tasting.
At the end, a transfer will take you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Évora.

Day 5 - Discover Óbidos, Nazaré or Fátima on the way to Porto

Day 5 - Discover Óbidos, Nazaré or Fátima on the way to Porto

On the fifth day of your tour, a private transfer will take you to Porto to start your Douro cruise on board a luxury cruise ship. Along the way, you'll stop at two of these three locations (your choice): Óbidos, Fátima or Coimbra.
Fátima is one of the world's most important Catholic shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Fátima's fame is due to the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children. The last apparition was confirmed by a miracle known as "the day the sun danced", witnessed by 60,000 people.
Nazaré is a fishing village and one of the most picturesque Portuguese coastal towns; also is one of the most popular places to surf in the world.
Óbidos is an enchanting town in the centre of Portugal that preserves centuries of history within its walls. Here you'll come across traditionally painted houses, narrow streets and an imposing castle. With a vast heritage of religious architecture, the "village of kings and queens" was once the favourite resting place of the Portuguese court.
At 4 PM, boarding begins at Gaia Pier. About two hours later, the ship will leave in the direction of Entre-os-Rios.
Once on board, you'll be served a welcome cocktail to get your tour off to the best possible start.
At the end of the day you will arrive in Entre-os-Rios, where you will dine on board in a calm and refined atmosphere.

Day 6 - Be enchanted by the Douro aboard the Spirit of Chartwell

Day 6 - Be enchanted by the Douro aboard the Spirit of Chartwell

Early in the morning, breakfast will be served on board.
At around 8 AM, the ship will set sail for Régua. During this journey, the Chef will give a "Culinary Delight" presentation and at the end you will have a tasting of what he has prepared.
When you arrive in Régua, you will visit the Douro Museum. After the visit, you'll have lunch on board the ship.
At 3 PM, you'll head to Pinhão, considered the geographical center of the Douro Demarcated Region. There, you'll have dinner at a local winery, which produces Douro wines.

Day 7 - Watch a folklore show

Day 7 - Watch a folklore show

Get your day off to a good start with breakfast on board the Spirit of Chartwell.
At 7am, the ship will leave for Régua and, when it arrives, it will stop in Lamego. Here you'll take a tour of the city, which includes a tasting of local products at the end.
Before leaving for Cais da Ribeira in Porto, you'll have lunch on the boat.
Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to attend the presentation "Douro - River and Region", given by an expert on the region.
Once you arrive in Porto, you'll enjoy a dinner on board, themed "Portuguese Night". But that's not all! You can also watch a folklore show, which will also take place on the cruise.

Day 8 - Take a guided tour of the fascinating city of Porto

Day 8 - Take a guided tour of the fascinating city of Porto

After breakfast on board, you can check out at 10:30 AM and disembark at Cais da Ribeira.
You will then take a half-day visit of the city of Porto with a certified tour guide.
In the historic city centre, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have more than enough time to explore Lello Library, where Harry Potter books and films were inspired, the Golden Church of St. Francis and Palácio da Bolsa with incredible granite work and magnificent Neo-Arabic influences (entrance not included). You will continue the tour until you reach the Douro River front, where you can admire D. Luis bridge and all Port Wine cellars that brought fame and fortune to the city.
While strolling through the city, you will make a few stops at typical establishments to taste some of Porto's best delicacies!
You will finish this tour with a visit to the Port Wine Cellars, with wine tasting at the end.
A transfer will take you back to your hotel and then the rest of the day is on your own!
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Porto

Day 9 - Get ready to discover Portugal's birthplace

Day 9 - Get ready to discover Portugal's birthplace

First thing in the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, a private transfer will take you to Guimarães, a city in the Minho region that is considered the cradle of Portugal. Here you'll sample the region's marvellous delicacies and pay a brief visit to one of the historic wineries where green wine is produced - a delicious white wine unique to this area in Europe; at the end you'll be entitled to a wine tasting (included)!
Later in the morning, you'll have the opportunity to climb up to the hill of Penha to enjoy the best panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.
Lunch will be at one of the city's best gourmet restaurants.
After lunch, you will visit Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, where you can learn more about the history of Guimarães.
At the end of the visit, the transfer will take you back to your hotel in Porto.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Porto

Day 10 - See you soon?

Day 10 - See you soon?

The tour has come to an end!
After breakfast and checking in at the hotel, a private transfer will take you to the airport or train station.
We hope to see you again soon!

Please note that the departure is conditional on at least 8 cabins ship occupancy.

Deposits are non-refundable. To get a refund, you must cancel at least 31 days before your experience start time. If you cancel less than 31 days before the start time of the experience, the amount paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 31 days before the start time of the experience will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum has not been met, you will receive a different date/experience or a full refund.

The Best of Lisbon and the North with a Douro Valley Luxury Cruise
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Starting Date
2024-04-08
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2024-04-17
The Best of Lisbon and the North with a Douro Valley Luxury Cruise
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    Starting Date
    2024-04-08
    The Best of Lisbon and the North with a Douro Valley Luxury Cruise
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    4.316€
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