A Week on the River Douro

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Cruising a scenic river valley is a thoroughly relaxing way to spend a week, especially when it’s nestled in a renowned wine region. Beginning in Porto, you’ll explore the city’s sights beyond its famous tipple. Heading down the beautiful River Douro, you’ll learn about port, sampling it over a delicious wine-estate dinner. Choose from delights like exploring hilltop castle ruins, or the lovely sand-coloured city of Salamanca; and perhaps visit UNESCO-listed Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal.

Destinations
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • River Cruise
Day 1
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Porto. Transfer to the port to embark Queen Isabel (5T) or S.S. São Gabriel (5T).

Day 2
There’s much more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine - historic architecture, cutting-edge design, fabulous food and wine, and a hip, laid-back vibe. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Later, we cruise up the Douro towards Entre-os-Rios.

Day 3
Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Learn the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum, then treat yourself to a tasting and a hearty, rustic-style lunch at a family owned wine estate.

Day 4
Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions: a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

Day 5
Visit the historic university town of Salamanca - the ‘Golden City’ - famous for its sand-coloured buildings and abundance of churches. Rejoin the ship in Barca d’Alva.

Day 6
A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today's adventures. Castelo Rodrigo has been singled out as one of Portugal’s 12 historic villages for its medieval beauty. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or, if you wish, you can view some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa. Please note: Exploring these sites will require considerable physical fitness.

Day 7
Choose to visit Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born, with well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s oldest areas, picturesque Ribeira, considered the soul of the city. In the evening, a special gala dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 8
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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A Titan holiday begins and ends at your front door with their award-winning VIP door-to-door travel service, scheduled international flights and the most memorable form of touring transport. Where this is a coach, they provide the best available. Titan pride themselves in providing tours that enable you to see all the sights of the area you visit as well as giving you the option for plenty of free time, optional excursions and extra nights here and there to tailor-make your holiday and make it extra special. The choice of destinations and interests are extensive including gems such as a wildlife tour of Sri Lanka, exploring the musical history of the Deep South, grand tours of North America, China, South America, Italy, Asia and Kenya, searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland and Norway, and a cruise to discover Japan and Russia.

If you are undecided between the elegance and relaxation of a cruise and the enthralling insight of an escorted tour, Titan’s Cruise & Tour holidays could be the perfect choice. You can cruise with some of the most respected names in the industry, including Fred.Olsen and Holland America, around regions of awe-inspiring beauty and then head ashore for an extra land-based touring adventure. The waterways of Europe, Egypt and China link the most spectacular cultural gems in picturesque fashion and a river cruise is an excellent way to appreciate wonderful destinations from a different and more relaxed perspective.

 

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