9-night Douro Discovery – A Family River Cruise in Portugal plus Madrid Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
ms Andorinha
Destination:
Madrid/Porto
Departure Date:
7/13/2022
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1411708
from
$6190


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Madrid
7/13/2022
7/13/2022

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
7/14/2022
7/14/2022

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
7/15/2022
7/15/2022

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
7/15/2022
7/15/2022

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)
7/15/2022
7/15/2022

No information currently available.

Barca d'Alva
7/15/2022
7/15/2022

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.

Barca d'Alva
7/16/2022
7/16/2022

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.

Castelo Rodrigo
7/16/2022
7/16/2022

No information currently available.

Pocinho
7/16/2022
7/16/2022

No information currently available.

Coa Valley
7/16/2022
7/16/2022

No information currently available.

Pinhao
7/17/2022
7/17/2022

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
7/18/2022
7/18/2022

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.

Peso da Regua
7/18/2022
7/18/2022

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.

Peso da Regua
7/19/2022
7/19/2022

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.

Guimaraes
7/19/2022
7/19/2022

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
7/20/2022
7/20/2022

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
7/21/2022
7/21/2022

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
7/22/2022
7/22/2022

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

Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)

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

Departure Date:
7/13/2022
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Three-wheel taxi tour of Porto's historic center
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Choice of a vineyard hike or kayaking on the Douro River
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Bicycle tour through Vinho Verde wine country

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • Seven nights on the Douro aboard a new riverboat designed for Tauck
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $1,890
  • A bicycle tour of Porto's colorful Ribeira district
  • Ride a 4x4 in search of prehistoric art at an archaeological site in Foz Côa
  • Walking tour of medieval Salamanca and its university, founded in 1218
  • Visit to the Museu do Douro, a museum of local viniculture in Peso de Régua
  • Guided visits to the Royal Palace and the Museo del Prado in Madrid
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • 23 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 travele

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1411708

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Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
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Naples, FL 34108
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