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Portugal, Spain and the Douro

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Lisbon and Round Trip Cruise from Porto 11 Days

3 days in Lisbon and an 8 day boutique river cruise along Portugal's Douro aboard Uniworld's luxurious new Queen Isabel.

Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon and following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards.

Breathe the sea air in Lisbon, the city that launched a host of renowned navigators, including Vasco da Gama. Climb the steep hills and hear the sound of fado music fill the streets as you sip a bica (espresso) at a café. Enjoy a quintessential Portuguese lunch in majestic Coimbra (birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings). And in Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, find picturesque rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene.

Sail from Porto through the breathtaking, UNESCO designated Douro Valley, where vines cling to precipitous hillsides. Visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. See Salamanca, “The Golden City,” and visit its famed university (where Columbus planned his pivotal journey) before enjoying a flamenco show. Then return to Portugal with a visit to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. Revel in the captivating cities and striking scenery of the serene Douro River Valley on this perfectly paced cruise/tour.

What's Included

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation in Lisbon on a B&B basis
  • 7 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • 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: London, 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: Choice of Lisbon city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lisbon walking tour

You’ll have a choice as to how you wish to explore vibrant and colorful Lisbon—via a guided tour or doing as the locals do. Your guided tour takes you to the Belém Tower, the spectacular Manueline Jerónimos Monastery, Alfama district and Rossio Plaza. You’ll even get to sample a traditional delicacy—pastéis de Belém—at a famous pastry shop. For a taste of local life, hop on one of the traditional yellow trams that toil up and down the steep streets, and take in the views as the tram wends its way through the Old Town. Visit the ancient castle of St. George, and take a fun spin through historic neighborhoods in a tuk tuk, the perfect vehicle for navigating the narrow streets.
Included Meals B

Day 3: Lisbon

Spend the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring Lisbon on your own..
Included Meals B

Day 4: Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto Luxury Motorcoach Transfer

Coimbra
Douro Embankment, Porto

Included Excursion: Coimbra city tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch

Travel through the beautiful countryside to Porto, stopping en route to explore 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 5: Porto, Entre-os-Rios

Included Excursion: Choice of Porto city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

The epicenter of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival. Choose how you wish to experience the city, either with a panoramic tour or an intimate tour of the city on foot. Get a feel for this vibrant town, which is simultaneously profoundly urban and moodily romantic, on your panoramic tour. Take in the UNESCO-designated 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace, seeing its famous Moorish Revival–style Arab Room, before visiting Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb 249 steps to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto. Other views of another kind, no less spectacular, await you at the magnificent interior of the São Bento railway station.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Régua, Pinhão

Vine Terraces, Pinhão
Vine Terraces, Pinhão

Included Excursion: Choice of Douro Museum or Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at a quinta

Should you wish to learn more about the region’s unique winemaking history, be treated to a special lecture at the Douro Museum. If you prefer, you can visit the legendary Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Pinhão, Vega de Terrón

Included Excursion: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting OR Quinta da Avessada

You have a choice to visit one of two quintas. Journey to Quinta do Seixo—a prestigious Port wine estate— for an enlightening tour of its state-of-the-art facility. Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production and admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room. Others may prefer to enjoy a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with an interactive museum—the first of its kind in the country, celebrating the Douro’s history and culture of wine.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Vega de Terrón (Salamanca Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Barca d'Alva

Salamanca
Salamanca

Included Excursion: Choice of full day Salamanca tour OR half day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park

Join a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals. If you prefer a different type of experience to better understand the flora and fauna of the land, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Barca d'Alva (Castelo Rodrigo Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Pocinho, Régua

Included Excursions: Castelo Rodrigo and Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Travel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century, and while here sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses. Later in the day, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Porto (Guimarães Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Guimarães
Guimarães

Included Excursion: Choice of Guimarães city tour OR “Soul of Porto” Ribeira district walking tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital and the home to its first king, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternately, you can explore Porto’s UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Porto

Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Porto.
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

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
Aug 17Queen Isabel£3679£3959£4349£4579£5139£6479
Sep 7Queen Isabel£4079£4359£5749£4979£5539£6879
Sep 14Queen Isabel£4079£4359£4759£4979£5539£6879
Oct 19Queen Isabel£3679£3959£4349£4579£5139£6479
Oct 26Queen Isabel£3439£3719£4109£4339£4899£6239
Nov 2Queen Isabel£3209£3489£3878£4109£4669£6009
Nov 9Queen Isabel£3209£3489£3879£4109£4669£6009
DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Mar 22Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Mar 29Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Apr 5Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Apr 26Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
May 3Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
May 10Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Jun 7Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Jun 14Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Jul 5Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Jul 12Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Aug 2Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Aug 9Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Aug 16Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Sep 6Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Sep 13Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Oct 4Queen Isabel£4199£4299£4899£5099£5599£7199
Oct 18Queen Isabel£3899£3999£4599£4799£5299£6899
Oct 25Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Nov 1Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Nov 8Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399

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A Week on the Douro River 7 Nights

River Douro, Porto

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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

Spain, Portugal & the Douro 12 Nights

Porto, River Douro

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  • Combine 3 nights in Lisbon with a 7 night cruise along the Douro from Porto to the Spanish border and finish with 3 nights in Madrid
  • 5★ hotel accommodation in Lisbon & Madrid (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

Lisbon•​Coimbra•​Porto•​Guimarães•​Regua•​Pinhão•​Castelo Rodrigo•​Salamanca​•Madrid​•Toledo

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