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The Best of Porto with a Douro Valley River Cruise All Inclusive - 7 days

Be dazzled by the unequivocal beauty of Porto and the Douro Valley on an elegant 7-day tour that includes a guided tour of the city and a 5-day trip on the Douro, aboard the luxurious Spirit of Chartwell cruise.

Portugal Mainland
Porto and Douro
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Why choose this experience

On this fantastic 7-day tour, you'll have the chance to discover the mystical city of Porto and enjoy an extraordinary cruise in the Douro Valley aboard the luxurious Spirit of Chartwell.


Porto is Portugal's second largest city, known as the "Invicta City" because it was never conquered by invaders. Located by the Douro River, Porto was voted "Best City Destination in Europe 2022" and has a historic center considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


The banks of the river connected by the D. Luís Bridge present the most recognisable image of Porto's postcards and are one of the best places to savour the views of the city.


Famously designed and refurbished for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on the River Thames in 2012, you can travel like royalty aboard the opulent Spirit of Chartwell. Full of elegance and refinement, the vessel's design evokes a classic luxury yacht with a touch of Pullman railway grandeur.


It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tour of the Douro River, which will show you all the beautiful panoramic views of Porto and the Douro Valley.

What's included

  • Accommodation in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included, in Porto (2 nights)
  • Guided tour of the Port Wine Cellars
  • Half-day guided tour of Porto
  • Transfer to and from Porto Airport
  • Transfer to and from 2nd day tour
  • Cruise tour (4 nights)
  • All meals on board
  • Drinks included during meals
  • On-board activities
  • Meals off the ship (drinks included)
  • All tours and guided visits listed in the programme

What's not included

  • Selected wines
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Shop products
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the tour description
  • Tourist tax
  • Tips
  • Entrance to monuments and museums
  • Travel insurance

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto welcomes you!

Day 1 - Porto welcomes you!

On arrival at Porto Airport, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
And then the time is all yours! Take a stroll around the city center, where you will find super cool shops and wonderful restaurants.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Porto.

Day 2 - Explore the city and try some of the best delicacies

Day 2 - Explore the city and try some of the best delicacies

Right after breakfast, a transfer will pick you up from your hotel for a half-day visit to 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 3 - Welcome aboard!

Day 3 - Welcome aboard!

After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, a private transfer will take you to Gaia to start your tour of the magnificent Spirit of Chartwell.
At around 4 PM, boarding will begin at the Gaia Quay, followed by a welcome cocktail.
Dinner will be served on the boat and tonight you'll spend the night at Cais da Ribeira.

Day 4 - Visit the emblematic Mateus Palace

Day 4 - Visit the emblematic Mateus Palace

At 6: 30 AM, the Spirit of Chartwell will set off in the direction of Régua. On the way, enjoy breakfast on board and take the opportunity to contemplate the magnificent scenery.
During the morning, you can also attend the "Culinary Delight" presentation by the Chef.
After lunch on the boat and arriving in Régua, you will visit the emblematic Mateus Palace.
At around 5 PM, you'll leave for Pinhão, where you'll have dinner at a local winery.

Day 5 - Taste local products in Castelo Rodrigo

Day 5 - Taste local products in Castelo Rodrigo

At around 7 AM, the ship will head towards Barca d'Alva.
During the morning, breakfast will be served on board and the "Douro - River and Region" presentation will be given by a professional from the area.
Once you arrive in Barca d'Alva, you'll visit the village of Castelo Rodrigo and try some local products.
That evening, you'll have the chance to enjoy a dinner on board with the theme "Portuguese Night". The opening ceremony will feature the opening of Vintage Port wine.

Day 6 - Take a tour of the town of Lamego

Day 6 - Take a tour of the town of Lamego

First thing in the morning, at 6:30 AM, the ship will set sail for Régua and breakfast will be served on board.
After arriving in Régua, you'll have lunch on the boat and then take a tour of the town of Lamego and sample some of the region's best products.
In the evening, you'll watch a folklore show on board, while enjoying dinner prepared by the chef.

Day 7 - The journey has come to an end!

Day 7 - The journey has come to an end!

At 6 AM, the boat will leave for Gaia. During the journey, have breakfast on board and enjoy the superb views of the Douro Valley.
Lunch will be served on the ship before arriving at Gaia Quay.
At around 1 PM, you can check out and disembark. There will be a private transfer to take you to the airport.
See you on the next tour!

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.

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Be dazzled by the unequivocal beauty of Porto and the Douro Valley on an elegant 7-day tour that includes a guided tour of the city and a 5-day trip on the Douro, aboard the luxurious Spirit of Chartwell cruise.
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