11-night Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon and Madrid Westbound Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
ms Andorinha
Destination:
Madrid/Lisbon
Departure Date:
9/7/2022
Length:
11
Offer ID:
1411694
from
$8590


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Madrid
9/7/2022
9/7/2022

The capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Madrid is a city of great monuments. Among its highlights are the medieval center dating back to the Habsburg Empire and the Prado Museum. Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night.

Land Tour: Madrid
9/8/2022
9/8/2022

The capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Madrid is a city of great monuments. Among its highlights are the medieval center dating back to the Habsburg Empire and the Prado Museum. Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night.

Land Tour: Madrid
9/9/2022
9/9/2022

The capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Madrid is a city of great monuments. Among its highlights are the medieval center dating back to the Habsburg Empire and the Prado Museum. Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night.

Land Tour: Salamanca
9/9/2022
9/9/2022

The ancient city of Salamanca, famous for its university founded by Alfonso IX in the early 1200s, is well preserved, with turreted palaces, faded convents, Romanesque churches, and colleges that have attracted scholars from all over Europe. Nearly all the attractions are within walking distance of the Plaza Mayor. In its day, Salamanca was ranked with Oxford, Paris, and Bologna as one of "the four leading lights of the medieval world." The intellectual life continues to this day, and a large invasion of American students brings added life to the town in summer. Still a youthful, spirited place because of the venerable Salamanca University, the city has been named a "World Heritage City" by UNESCO, one of six such cities in Spain.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
9/9/2022
9/9/2022

No information currently available.

Barca d'Alva
9/9/2022
9/9/2022

This tiny village, only a few hundred feet from the Spanish border, sits on the banks of the Douro River. The Douro River Valley is famous for its vineyards and port wine grapes. Also see almond, olive and cherry orchards lining the valley.

Pocinho
9/10/2022
9/10/2022

No information currently available.

Castelo Rodrigo
9/10/2022
9/10/2022

No information currently available.

Pinhao
9/11/2022
9/11/2022

Spectacularly located at the confluence of the Douro and Pinhão rivers, the small town of Pinhão is the epicenter of the Port winemaking area. Although a sleepy town for most of the year, Pinhão bursts into life in autumn during the annual grape harvest, attracting pickers from all over the country. Popular for its peaceful riverside location and surrounding scenery, Pinhão is a mecca for lovers of fine wine. Built on the site of an 18th century wine estate, the four-star Vintage House Hotel operates regular tastings and courses covering a wide range of aspects, such as the main types, how the wine is made and buying and storing. The railway line passes within view of some of the most famous Port vineyards. Croft’s Quinta da Roeda, Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos and Cockburn’s Tua are all within sight of the train. Further along are two of the grandest of vineyard estates: Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and the Symingtons’ Quinta do Vesúvio, both of which have their own private railway stations.

Folgosa
9/11/2022
9/11/2022

No information currently available.

Peso da Regua
9/12/2022
9/12/2022

Peso da Régua is a town in the north of Portugal, on the River Douro. It has a population of about 10,000 and is in the heart of Portugal's port wine-producing region.

Mateus
9/12/2022
9/12/2022

Mateus is a charming portuguese village, which owes its fame to the nobility of the region. Visitors may visit the Mateus palace and view the baroque architecture, valuable paintings, and small private museum. There are also beautiful gardens for visitors to admire and enjoy. Mateus is also known for its wine industry and produces a variety of wines showcasing  the Mateus palace on the face of the unique bottle.

Entre-Os-Rios
9/13/2022
9/13/2022

Entre-Os-Rios is a small town located at the confluence of the Duoro and Tamega Rivers. Enjoy magnificent views of vineyards and fruit trees, and utter relaxation while strolling through this charming town.

Guimaraes
9/13/2022
9/13/2022

Guimarães was Portugal's first capital city in the 12th century, ruled over by the country's first king, Don Alfonso Henriques. His castle is the highlight here. Medieval streets lead to the town square, Laargo da Oliveira and from there, explore the Ducal Palace or the 14th century Gothic cathedral.

Entre-Os-Rios
9/14/2022
9/14/2022

Entre-Os-Rios is a small town located at the confluence of the Duoro and Tamega Rivers. Enjoy magnificent views of vineyards and fruit trees, and utter relaxation while strolling through this charming town.

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/14/2022
9/14/2022

Porto (Oporto), Portugal's second largest city, is full of interest, and the district it heads offers the visitor plenty to see. Along the coast, there are resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho, busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim, and there is also an animated casino. Charming Amarante has 17th century mansions overlooking the river and is famous for a sweet egg pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies). In Vila Nova de Gaia, there are lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where tasting are offered, or visitors may take a river cruise along the Douro. The whole district is filled with prosperous towns, but there are also many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.

Suggested Private Excursions

Porto: Cultural Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Braga and Guimarães

Porto: Historical Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Aveiro & Coimbra

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/15/2022
9/15/2022

Porto (Oporto), Portugal's second largest city, is full of interest, and the district it heads offers the visitor plenty to see. Along the coast, there are resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho, busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim, and there is also an animated casino. Charming Amarante has 17th century mansions overlooking the river and is famous for a sweet egg pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies). In Vila Nova de Gaia, there are lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where tasting are offered, or visitors may take a river cruise along the Douro. The whole district is filled with prosperous towns, but there are also many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.

Suggested Private Excursions

Porto: Cultural Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Braga and Guimarães

Porto: Historical Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Aveiro & Coimbra

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/16/2022
9/16/2022

Porto (Oporto), Portugal's second largest city, is full of interest, and the district it heads offers the visitor plenty to see. Along the coast, there are resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho, busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim, and there is also an animated casino. Charming Amarante has 17th century mansions overlooking the river and is famous for a sweet egg pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies). In Vila Nova de Gaia, there are lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where tasting are offered, or visitors may take a river cruise along the Douro. The whole district is filled with prosperous towns, but there are also many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.

Suggested Private Excursions

Porto: Cultural Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Braga and Guimarães

Porto: Historical Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Aveiro & Coimbra

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Land Tour: Coimbra
9/16/2022
9/16/2022

Coimbra is one of the most romantically beautiful cities in Portugal, and it's ancient and ornate buildings are rich in historical and cultural importance. Also, being a university town the city is inevitably dotted with cafe's, and lively night clubs. Beyond the university, Coimbra has much else to offer the visitor not least an array of medieval churches, ancient Roman archaeological sites, and Portugal's largest national park, the Serra da Estrela, a popular destination with all visitors.

Land Tour: Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
9/16/2022
9/16/2022

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Obidos, Nazare & Fatima

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Queluz, Sintra and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon Private Panoramic River Cruise

Land Tour: Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
9/17/2022
9/17/2022

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Obidos, Nazare & Fatima

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Queluz, Sintra and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon Private Panoramic River Cruise

Land Tour: Queluz
9/17/2022
9/17/2022

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
9/18/2022
9/18/2022

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Obidos, Nazare & Fatima

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Queluz, Sintra and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon Private Panoramic River Cruise

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
9/7/2022
Number of Nights
11
Cruise Inclusions:

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Tour and private dinner in Queluz National Palace in Lisbon

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • 7-night cruise aboard a brand new riverboat custom designed to sail on the Douro River
  • A choice of excursions that include active hikes, a port cocktail-making class, a tour of wine caves, bicycle rides and more valued at $3,315!
  • In-depth exploration of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain and Portugal
  • Private wine tastings in quintas along the Douro River
  • A special culinary experience at DOC restaurant in Folgosa, savoring gourmet cuisine by acclaimed chef Rui Paula and riverside views
  • Two-night stays at premier hotels in Madrid and Lisbon with a choice of city sightseeing
  • 26 meals, gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director, admission fees, service charges, taxes, applicable fuel surcharges and porterage 
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
Remarks:

Special Solo Traveler Savings – No Single Supplement in Category 1: On all departures, the single price in Category 1 is the same as the double price – no single supplement, which means savings of up to 50% for solo tr

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Offer ID:
1411694

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