Portugal's Douro River Cruise 6 Day - Specially Created Holiday for Single Travellers
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You will be met at the airport by a dedicated Just You representative
A friendly Tour Manager will host your holiday and make sure it runs smoothly
We'll show you the must-see sights and some of the hidden gems too
You'll always stay in a room of your own with no single supplement to pay
Many meals are included, allowing you to dine with your fellow travellers
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From the calm waters of the Douro River, Portugal’s splendid sights come into view, from lush vineyards to medieval towns.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Return flights from Gatwick with TAP Air Portugal
- 5 nights on board 4* ship MS Vasco de Gama
- 14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne and selected wines)
- Specialist Local Guide
- Captain’s welcome cocktail reception
- Farewell gala dinner
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
- A full programme of optional shore excursions
- Onboard entertainment on some evenings
- Complimentary wi-fi on board
- Oporto by night
- Nossa Senhora de Remedios sanctuary and Gothic cathedral in Lamego
- Vila Real
This evening you’ll enjoy a lovely farewell dinner and traditional show with your travelling companions as your cruise comes to an end.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
You can save money and enhance your holiday with this prebookable package...
Oporto by Night
This is a unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic coach tour. You will love the old, conserved districts in this city of immense character, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. During the tour of the historic centre, your guide will schedule a stop at the Sao Bento railway station to look at its magnificent azulejos.
Evening tour – Minimal Walking – Historical
During a guided tour of the city you will discover the Stock Exchange Building and the Sao Francisco Church. You will also see the famous Dom Luis Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by Theophile Seyrig, Gustave Eiffel’s disciple. We also include a visit to a wine cellar with a Port wine tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia, a town situated on the south bank of the Douro.
Half day – Moderate Walking – Cultural
Please note to visit the São Francisco Church you will need to climb 50 steps.
You will set out for Vila Real by coach, a pleasant little town situated amongst the foothills of the majestic slopes of Serra do Marão. Enjoy a tour of the town before continuing towards Mateus, where you will visit the Palácio de Mateus. This splendid manor house is depicted on the labels of the famous Mateus rosé wine. Built in the 18th century, the building has an impressive baroque façade and ornate pinnacles on the roof. The beautifully landscaped gardens feature elegant statues as well as a stunning reflecting pond in the front of the palace.
Half day - Moderate Walking – Scenic
Depart from Regua by coach for a guided tour of Lamego. During this excursion, you will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios sanctuary and Lamego Cathedral. The sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios is one of Portugal’s most famous places of pilgrimage. The awe-inspiring 686 step double stairway, which many pilgrims climb on their knees in September each year, has 9 terraces leading to the twin-towered church. The commanding views alone make the climb worthwhile. Your excursion then continues onto Lamego Cathedral, Founded in 1129 by Afonso Henriques, the imposing Gothic Lamego Cathedral has been considerably altered over the years, particularly in the 16th to 18th centuries. Only the square tower remains of the original.
Half day – Minimal Walking - Not to be missed
Please note that the coach drives up to the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and you do not have to walk up/down the stairway unless you would like to.
This afternoon we will journey by coach from Porto to charming city of Guimarães whose historic town centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Guimarães is regarded as the birth place of Portugal and its extensive history is reflected in the variety of national monuments and historic buildings found within the city. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures.
Afternoon tour – moderate walking – historical interest
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PARTICULAR EXCURSION PACKAGE MUST BE PREBOOKED ATLEAST 18 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
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Dates and Prices
Monday 23 October 2017
Monday 23 October 2017
11:55 London (Gatwick)
14:00 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)
Tap Air Portugal
Saturday 28 October 2017
17:55 Oporto (F Sa Carneiro)
20:05 London (Gatwick)
Tap Air Portugal
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