7-night Villages and Vintages – Cruising the Douro River Valley Cruise

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
ms Andorinha for Tauck
Destination:
Roundtrip Porto
Departure Date:
9/16/2022
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1411704
from
$6590


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
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

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/17/2022
9/17/2022

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

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

Peso da Regua
9/18/2022
9/18/2022

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.

Pinhao
9/18/2022
9/18/2022

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.

Quinta do Portal
9/18/2022
9/18/2022

No information currently available.

Vega de Terron
9/19/2022
9/19/2022

Tours of the wine country along the Douro River often include stops at this peaceful town on the way to Salamanca, Spain.

Pocinho
9/20/2022
9/20/2022

No information currently available.

Castelo Rodrigo
9/20/2022
9/20/2022

No information currently available.

Pinhao
9/20/2022
9/20/2022

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.

Pinhao
9/21/2022
9/21/2022

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.

Peso da Regua
9/21/2022
9/21/2022

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
9/21/2022
9/21/2022

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.

Pala
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

No information currently available.

Guimaraes
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

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.

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

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

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
9/23/2022
9/23/2022

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

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)

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

Departure Date:
9/16/2022
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private dinner with wine pairings at Quinta do Portal, a Douro Valley wine estate
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Port wine cocktail-making workshop
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Bicycle tour through Vinho Verde wine country

 TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • All private Tauck shore excursions – $1,275 Value!
  • Seven nights on the Douro aboard ms Andorinha, a new riverboat designed for Tauck 
  • Guided walking tour of Porto's colorful historic center
  • Visits to wine caves and Port wine tastings in Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Choice of a visit to Castelo Rodrigo, a hilltop medieval village with castle ruins, or Museu do Côa in the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park
  • Guided tour of 18th-century Mateus Palace in Vila Real or a bicycle tour through Vinho Verde country
  • Visit to the Museo do Douro, a museum of local viticulture in Peso do Régua
  • Guided visit to the charming medieval city of Guimarães
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 20 meals; service charges, gratuities to local guides, mission fees, taxes 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:
1411704

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