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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise) - CroisiEurope River Cruises
8 days

From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise)

From Porto to Porto
Tour Operator:
CroisiEurope River Cruises
Ship capacity:
142
Age range:
1 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
79692
From
US $2,124
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Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of the Mediterranean countries
  • Cruise down the Douro river and enjoy the scenery
  • Discover and sample some of the famous Porto wines
  • Marvel at the rich heritage of Vila Real and Salamanca
  • Be part of the evening entertainments on board the ship

Itinerary

Start and end in Porto! With the river cruise tour From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise), you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Porto, Portugal and 8 other destinations in Europe. From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: PORTO
  2. Day 2: PORTO
  3. Day 3: PORTO - REGUA
  4. Day 4: REGUA - VEGA DE TERRON
  5. Day 5: BARCA D'ALVA - Salamanca
  6. Day 6: BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO
  7. Day 7: PINHAO - PORTO
  8. Day 8: PORTO
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Optional
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  • DB
    · September 11, 2019
    Being Canadian we found the European dinner hours a little late. We would certainly book and recommend Croisi to our friends.
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Mrs. Brox, We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us so much.Thank you for recommanding CroisiEurope. We hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you again on board one of our ships. Best regards, CroisiEurope Customer Care Department
    Trip date: August 2019
  • SP
    · September 08, 2019
    We were very happy with our choice. The chef was amazing.We have travelled with other smell ship cruise lines and this one stands out. Every meal was a marvel. I can hardly wait to travel with CroisiEurope again.
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Mrs. Pollock, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are glad you had such a great time with us! We hope to welcome you again soon on board one of our ships. Best regards, CroisiEurope Customer Care Department
    Trip date: August 2019
  • IN
    · September 05, 2019
    Excellent staff, very efficient, friendly and helpful. Meals were top class , with good wine selection. On board entertainment was varied and good. Itinerary was average, because the boat sailed during the day and town visit time was , therefore,... Show more
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise. We are sorry you were not entirely satisfied with your cabin. We are glad you still had a great experience with us and enjoyed most aspects of your trip. We've taken good note of your comments on the... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • MM
    · August 05, 2019
    Wonderful service and a very friendly crew. The excursions were well planned and timely. The food was excellent. One issue was the separation of nationalities/languages with resulted in not being able to get to know/learn more about people from other... Show more
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Mr. McCandless, Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise. We are so glad you had a great time on board our ship. We are sorry you were not able to get to know your fellow passengers better though. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • GC
    · July 18, 2019
    Croisieurope are a great organization, with dedicated staff who go that extra mile to make your cruise a memorable one. The food was amazing and we would have no hesitation in recommending Croisieurope to anyone.
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Thank you Mr. Carlson for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to read you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you again on board one of our ships soon. Best regards, CroisiEurope Customer Care Department
    Trip date: July 2019
  • LC
    · May 30, 2019
    Brilliant. Great new boat, fantastic Portuguese crew, great food, thoroughly enjoyable. Croisi are a great company, and I’d heartily endorse them. Very good Lloyd
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Thank you very much for your lovely comment! We are truly glad to read you had a great time on board our ship. We hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you again on board one of our ships. Best regards, Croisieurope Customer Care department
    Trip date: May 2019
  • HE
    · May 09, 2019
    The whole experience was very good, apart from the wet weather which no-one could control. My main comment (which I hope Croisi will take note of) was that the tour in Salamanca did not allow enough time for independent exploration. I only stopped for... Show more
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Mrs. Hilma, Thank you for your review. We've taken good note of your comments and suggestion on the visit of Salamanca. We will forward them to the appropriate department for information and improvement. We are sorry it was not entirely to your... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • MS
    · April 28, 2019
    Annoying that the vouchers for the boat gave the incorrect boarding point in Porto. The extra taxi costs involved and the stress of finding where to go to board was not a good start.
    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear Mrs. Symes, We are truly sorry you started your cruise a stressful way. We hope you were able to enjoy your cruise once on board. Best regards, CroisiEurope Customer Care Department
    Trip date: April 2019
  • SP
    · September 09, 2018
    The cruise exceeded my expectations in every way. The meals were exceptional and the staff were so friendly and accommodating and the cabins were very clean and comfortable. Thank you.
    Trip date: August 2018
  • From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise) reviewer 10
    · May 05, 2018
    This was our first experience with TourRadar and Croisi cruises. We were pleasantly surprised at every turn. The crew was wonderful, nothing was too much. The ship was like new, very clean, accessible and well equipped with whatever we needed. To... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018

Dates & Availability

8 days
From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise)
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FAQs

    • Are meals served onboard?

      Once you are onboard the cruise, all of your meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for the whole duration of your cruise. CroisiEurope is very proud of the meals they serve to passengers and you will probably experience some of the best French and European cuisine at their tables. Depending on the excursions planned, some meals may not be provided on board however if this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the cruise programme.

Breakfast is usually a self-serve buffet in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams, a variety of sausages and cold cut meats, eggs, fresh fruit, and yoghurt.

Lunch and dinner will be a 3-course sit-down meal and is served at set times and in single seating for all passengers. Both lunch and dinner meals are paired with excellent complimentary wines for you to enjoy.

    • Will drinks be provided on the cruise?

      On all CroisiEurope cruises, you will be provided with complimentary beverages at every meal, including mineral water, fruit juice, tea, coffee, house wine and beer. Drinks served at the bar are included in the full price of selected cruises as well. 
Champagne, premium brand vintage wines and spirits are listed on a special wine list and are available for an additional charge on all cruises.

    • Are you able to cater for people with food allergies or special dietary requests?

      At the time of booking please advise your specific dietary needs to our team of cruise consultants and Croisi will do their best with a menu that will meet your needs.

    • Is internet access accessible on board?

      Complimentary wi-fi is available on all CroisiEurope ships throughout the fleet. While Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and lounge bar on most ships, on the newest ships such as Ms Gerard Schmitter, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, MS Lafayette and the fleet of four hotel barges, Wi-Fi is available throughout. CroisiEurope is also equipping every ship in the fleet (apart from those ships on the Mekong) with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests’ to use.

    • What dress code is expected onboard?

      CroisiEurope has more of a relaxed dress code onboard compared to other cruise lines and it is recommended that you will be most comfortable during the day in smart casual clothing and casual dressy in the evening. You may wish to bring items that do not wrinkle easily, or that transport well after being ironed at home, as there are no irons provided onboard. Croisi recommends bringing a variety of clothing for the environments expected during your cruise, including light clothing and bathing suits for hot weather, a sweater or jacket for cooler weather, and of course a raincoat and/or small umbrella. For sightseeing excursions, we recommend bringing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes.

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      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Portugal and Spain. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 2 October 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 2 October 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with CroisiEurope River Cruises. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 120 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for CroisiEurope River Cruises tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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