Portugal and the Douro River Cruise 2019

Porto to Salamanca, Spain, and return

Including two nights in Lisbon, Portugal
11 DAYS • 23 MEALS Spend two nights exploring Lisbon, then set sail through the Portuguese Frontier.  Visit Spain’s walled city of Salamanca, and the quaint and historic towns of Portugal along the Douro River.
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The Mayflower Tours Way

  • 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
  • Spend two nights in Lisbon, Portugal before the cruise
  • Experience the Douro River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Radiance
  • Once aboard, unpack just once in your river view stateroom
  • Included shore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Salamanca, Pocinho, Lamego and Porto
  • All onboard meals feature local and international specialties
  • All onboard lunches and dinners are four courses and served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea time and late evening snacks served daily in the lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi on the ship
  • Spacious public areas with large picture windows
  • Enhanced touring experience with the use of audio headsets
  • Walk-out balcony and panoramic window featured in the Riverview and Owner’s Suites on Horizon Deck
  • ‘Indoor balcony’ with drop-down window featured in the staterooms on Horizon and Vista Decks
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

Local Insights

  • Insightful presentation on the history of the Douro River
  • Included visit to a quinta vineyard in the heart of the Douro Valley
  • Off-ship dinner at a traditional vineyard estate
  • Culinary demonstration by the ship's chef
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.