Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

Porto to Salamanca, Spain, and return

11 DAYS • 23 MEALS A wine lover’s odyssey - explore Portugal's famed wine country. Spend two nights exploring Lisbon, then set sail through the Portuguese Frontier. Visit Spain’s walled city of Salamanca with an included Flamenco luncheon.  Your  cruise includes all shore excursions and two nights in Lisbon. Also included – dinners on shore at a monastery and a historic vineyard estate.
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  • 23 Meals (8 dinners, 6 lunches and 9 breakfasts)
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
  • International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard, plus English-speaking guides for shore excursions
  • Spend two nights in Lisbon, Portugal before the cruise
  • Stop in Fátima and included sightseeing in Coimbra en-route
  • Visit to the oldest university of Portugal in Coimbra
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, Guimarães, Porto and Salamanca, Spain
  • Experience the Douro River aboard the exclusively chartered river vessel the MS Douro Queen on a seven-night cruise
  • After boarding, unpack just once in your comfortable river view stateroom
  • All shore excursions included with English-speaking guides
  • All meals included while on the river cruise featuring local and international specialties served at one leisurely seating
  • All onboard dinners are served with complimentary local wines
  • Evening events and Insights onboard
  • Spacious public areas, Sun Deck with swimming pool, lounge with bar and dance floor
  • Complimentary WiFi on the ship (public areas only)
  • Enhanced tour experience with the use of individual audio headphones
  • $55 in Mayflower Money
Local Insights
  • Dinner at a 13th-century monastery
  • Three wine tastings at local venues
  • Dinner at a working vineyard estate
  • Lunch of local specialities and Flamenco show while ashore in Spain
  • Culinary demonstration onboard by the ship’s chef
  • Portuguese folklore and Fado show onboard
  • Onboard dinner of barbecued Portuguese specialities
Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.