Day 1: UK to Oporto
On arrival, transfer to your ship for embarkation and a welcome cocktail party. In the evening there will be an optional excursion to see Oporto by night. (D)
Day 2: Oporto
After breakfast, an optional guided tour explores this medieval town before a visit and tasting at one of the region's famous port wine producers in Vila Nova de Gaia. The afternoon is at leisure. After dinner there will be a folk evening on board. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Oporto - Regua
Spend the morning discovering Oporto at leisure or take an optional excursion to historically renowed Guimarães to admire the city's treasures and many museums. Rejoin your ship and pass through the gigantic lock at Carrapatello as you cruise to Régua. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Regua - Vega de Teron
This morning, an optional excursion to Vila Real visits the beautiful manor and gardens of Solar de Mateus. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and cruise to Vega de Teron. Later, enjoy a flamenco evening on board. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Barca D'Alva.
Today, a full day optional excursion departs for Salamanca. Note the Roman, Arabic and Christian influences in the stunning architecture throughout the city before seeing one of the most impressive town squares in all of Spain. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Barca d’Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhão.
Continue your journey through the stunning countryside of the Douro Valley, arriving in Ferradosa after lunch. There is an optional excursion in the afternoon that takes you through vineyards where grapes are grown for the production of local wines before heading to a Quinta to taste port. Rejoin the ship in Pinhão before your gala evening tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Pinhão - Oporto.
This morning, an optional excursion to the ancient town of Lamego takes in the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary situated 600m above the town before seeing the medieval castle, the church of Almacave and the Cathedral. After lunch, cruise to Oporto before a fado evening on board. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Oporto - UK.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
Note: Not all excursions are bookable on board and are subject to change. Please call for details and how to book.