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Highlights of Porto & the River Douro Cruise

May, July & October 2022

8 days from £1,995pp

Spend two nights’ in one of the oldest cities in Europe. Porto, is a world heritage city full of ancient churches, monuments and cathedrals, there is plenty of time to discover this charming city before boarding the MS Gil Eanes for a majestic cruise along the River Douro. 
  • Spend two nights’ in the heart of Porto at the five-star Pestana Porto A Brasileira
  • Discover Porto on our guided walking tour through the old town  
  • Join our optional excursion to the UNESCO site of Salamanca 
  • Spend the day exploring Porto’s wine route on our optional excursion 
  • Cruise along the majestic Douro Valley 
In a sun-drenched corner of Europe, the Douro has created a spectacular valley as it winds its way from Spain and across Portugal to meet the Atlantic Ocean. It’s here, in the colourful city of Porto, that we spend three days exploring this city full of ancient churches, monuments and cathedrals before we set off on our cruise through miles and miles of rural scenery swathed with endless rows of neatly terraced vineyards and clusters of almond and olive trees, with tiny villages dotted here and there along the steep slopes. With sightseeing opportunities each day and the chance to experience local traditions, it’s a tour that will allow you to discover Porto and the river of gold.

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Pestana Porto - A Brasileira

★★★★★

Pestana Porto - A Brasileira is the newest five-star hotel located in downtown Porto. Built in the famous A Brasileira Café, the first to serve coffee in a cup in the early 20th century, the hotel has preserved the building’s original architectural features. The 89 rooms and suites are distributed across several floors; each being thematically tied to the produce imported during the Portuguese maritime expansion on the 15th and 16th centuries: Anise, Coffee, Cinnamon, Tea, Chocolate and Pink Pepper.  

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
 

MS Gil Eanes

★★★★

Sailing on Portugal’s River Douro, this new generation ship has ample space for comfort, splendid panoramic windows, is elegantly decorated, has excellent facilities, and provides a friendly service. Guests will enjoy a beautifully relaxed ambience that mirrors the tranquillity of this river’s glorious landscape. 

Ship Facilities & Amenities
Restaurant
On the main deck of MS Gil Eanes, is the ship’s restaurant where guests can dine in the elegant restaurant which has panoramic views of the stunning Douro Valley.
 
Lounge/Bar
Located at the front of the ship, the lounge offers panoramic views of the river. The tastefully decorated lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the charming landscape. It has both a bar and a dance floor, so, in the evening, guests can enjoy the entertainment in the company of new found friends.
 
Sun Deck
Promising uninterrupted views of the ever-changing scenery along the beautiful Douro River Valley, the Sun Deck, has plenty of chairs and reclining loungers, where guests can soak up the sun, and a covered area, perfect for cooling down with a refreshing drink.
 
Cabin Facilities & Amenities
The comfortable cabins on MS Gil Eanes are situated on the Upper and Mid Deck. All cabins either have large picture windows or French balconies. 
 
Cabin Facilities:
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning 
  • WI-FI