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Portugal, Spain and the Douro River Valley

11 Day Cruise from Porto to Lisbon

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11 Days
2 Countries

Portugal, Spain

6 Cities

Porto, Régua, Pocinho, Salamanca, Barca d’Alva, Lisbon

25 Meals

10 Breakfast Buffets, 7 Lunchs, 1 Welcome Dinner, 5 Dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Continental Breakfast

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size 120 passengers

Uniworld River Cruises

If all-inclusive, luxury travel is your standard go-to, or are traveling to celebrate a milestone or special occasion, a boutique, luxury river cruise is the perfect choice. The world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line, for more than four decades, Uniworld has specialized in providing intimate and in-depth one-of-a-kind journeys for travelers seeking to explore the rivers of the world in exceptional style. On every all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise, you’ll be whisked away to a variety of destinations in one trip onboard a beautiful river ship. Along the way, you’ll enjoy five-star cuisine, unique local experiences, and exceptional service from the longest tenured crew in river cruising.

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S.S. São Gabriel

S.S. São Gabriel embodies the beautiful Douro River Valley like no other ship in the region. Beautiful azulejos tilework, polished wood, and a summery palette bring the vivacity of Portugal onboard, while a sundeck pool beckons passengers to relax in the sunshine while soaking in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. This Super Ship vessel offers an entire deck of lavishly appointed suites with butler service, as well as three different dining venues in which to experience the delectable wine and cuisine of the Douro River Valley.

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Following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Enjoy private tastings of Port and explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. See the famous university of Salamanca, Spain, visit the mountaintop village of Castelo Rodrigo, and discover historic Guimarães.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Porto (Embark)

Arrive in Porto, the port city at the mouth of the Douro.

Day 2

Porto, Entre-os-Rios

Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. Today, choose to explore Portugal on foot or by panoramic drive.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions
Porto Panoramic Tour

Of course it is the longtime hub of the Port wine trade, but Porto is also much more. Take in the UNESCO-designated, 19th-century Stock Exchange Pa...

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Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Do as the Locals Do: Porto Walk with Exclusive Conservas Tasting

Depart by coach for Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, where we will begin our long walk around town. Cross the upper level of the Ponte Dom Luis, Porto's...

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Day 3

Entre-os-Rios, Régua

Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.

Entre-os-Rios, Régua
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Douro Museum

The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine-growing district in Europe. Why? What makes Port the wine it is? Learn about the region’s uniq...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Lamego Heritage Tour

Discover the wonders of a special town right in the gateway of the Douro Valley, Lamego. Lamego is known for a beautiful sanctuary dedicated to our...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Nights Out: Quinta Dinner

Travel up winding roads with spectacular views—and breath-stealing drop-offs—for a traditional dinner bursting with regional flavors. Y...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 4

Régua, Pocinho, Vega de Terrón

Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Alternatively, lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park.

Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Ready for an expedition worthy of Indiana Jones? Today’s your chance. In the 1990s, scouting for a proposed dam project on the Côa Rive...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Castelo Rodrigo

Ride through wonderfully scenic countryside—the region is noted for its honey, which derives its flavor from the fields of wild lavender and ...

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Featured Excursions

Day 5

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva

Today, you can visit the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches. Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley.

Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Salamanca - The Golden City and Spain's Oldest University

Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cat...

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Featured Excursions

Day 6

Barca d’Alva, Régua

Head ashore for a choice of excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious Port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

Barca d’Alva, Régua
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Local Quinta Guided Tour with Tasting

As you journey through the hills to a local quinta, a prestigious Port wine estate and the oldest in the Douro River Valley, you will see a unique ...

See More
Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Vineyard Hike and Wine Tasting at a Local Quinta

Although many Port wine estates are owned by international corporations nowadays, the tradition of the family-owned estate remains strong. Start th...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 7

Régua (Guimarães), Porto

Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions
Guimarães City Tour

“Portugal was born here.” So the sign on the city wall proclaims. Guimarães was home to the first king of Portugal, Afonso I, wh...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Let's Go: Porto to the Sea Bike Tour

The Douro River begins to open up from Porto as it makes its way to the Portuguese coast. Follow the river all the way to the sea and keep biking a...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Porto (Disembark), Transfer to Lisbon

Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach, heading south through Portugal’s picturesque countryside to Lisbon where you will check in to your hotel.

Porto (Disembark), Transfer to Lisbon
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally made pastry.

Lisbon
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet
Featured Excursions
Lisbon City Tour

When you gaze out at the Tagus River, tile-roofed houses climbing the hills behind you, you are looking at the port where Portugal’s empire b...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Lisbon Foodie Walk

With hundreds of bars and restaurants all in one neighborhood, the Bairro Alto district is the perfect place for a foodie’s evening out in Lisbon. ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 10

Lisbon

Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping, and natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world.

Lisbon
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet
Optional Experiences
Portuguese Cooking Class

To visit Portugal is to fall in love with its food. And while Portuguese cuisine is not as widely known around the world as those of its nearby nei...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Sintra and Cascais

On our way to Sintra from Lisbon, visit the Queluz Palace, a Baroque masterpiece known as the "little Versailles of Portugal." Then arrive in Sintr...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 11

Lisbon (Depart)

If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home.

Lisbon (Depart)
Included Meals Continental Breakfast, Breakfast Buffet

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Featured Excursions
Porto Panoramic Tour

Of course it is the longtime hub of the Port wine trade, but Porto is also much more. Take in the UNESCO-designated, 19th-century Stock Exchange Pa...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Do as the Locals Do: Porto Walk with Exclusive Conservas Tasting

Depart by coach for Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, where we will begin our long walk around town. Cross the upper level of the Ponte Dom Luis, Porto's...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Douro Museum

The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine-growing district in Europe. Why? What makes Port the wine it is? Learn about the region’s uniq...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Lamego Heritage Tour

Discover the wonders of a special town right in the gateway of the Douro Valley, Lamego. Lamego is known for a beautiful sanctuary dedicated to our...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Nights Out: Quinta Dinner

Travel up winding roads with spectacular views—and breath-stealing drop-offs—for a traditional dinner bursting with regional flavors. Y...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Ready for an expedition worthy of Indiana Jones? Today’s your chance. In the 1990s, scouting for a proposed dam project on the Côa Rive...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Castelo Rodrigo

Ride through wonderfully scenic countryside—the region is noted for its honey, which derives its flavor from the fields of wild lavender and ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Salamanca - The Golden City and Spain's Oldest University

Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cat...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Local Quinta Guided Tour with Tasting

As you journey through the hills to a local quinta, a prestigious Port wine estate and the oldest in the Douro River Valley, you will see a unique ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Vineyard Hike and Wine Tasting at a Local Quinta

Although many Port wine estates are owned by international corporations nowadays, the tradition of the family-owned estate remains strong. Start th...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Guimarães City Tour

“Portugal was born here.” So the sign on the city wall proclaims. Guimarães was home to the first king of Portugal, Afonso I, wh...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Lisbon City Tour

When you gaze out at the Tagus River, tile-roofed houses climbing the hills behind you, you are looking at the port where Portugal’s empire b...

See More
Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Welcome and Farewell Dinners

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Excursions

8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided “Do as the Locals Do” program

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Accommodations

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic S.S. São Gabriel

3 nights in Lisbon at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade (or similar) with breakfast

Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites with hotel-style beds, draped in fine linens with a choice of pillows

Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Experiences

8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided “Do as the Locals Do” program

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Let's Go: Porto to the Sea Bike Tour

The Douro River begins to open up from Porto as it makes its way to the Portuguese coast. Follow the river all the way to the sea and keep biking a...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Lisbon Foodie Walk

With hundreds of bars and restaurants all in one neighborhood, the Bairro Alto district is the perfect place for a foodie’s evening out in Lisbon. ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Portuguese Cooking Class

To visit Portugal is to fall in love with its food. And while Portuguese cuisine is not as widely known around the world as those of its nearby nei...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sintra and Cascais

On our way to Sintra from Lisbon, visit the Queluz Palace, a Baroque masterpiece known as the "little Versailles of Portugal." Then arrive in Sintr...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Cruise: Western & Central Europe

Dining  

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. 

Complimentary Beverages  

All beverages are included during your cruise. Complimentary beverages onboard include wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks, and mineral water.  

Gratuities 

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included. 

Curated Excursions 

Complementary and comprehensive shore excursions led by local English-speaking experts designed to provide the best possible experiences ashore. 

Scheduled Airport Transfers 

Complementary airport arrival and departure group transfers provided for flights that meet guidelines.

Uniworld sails rivers in several Western & Central European Countries, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland 

  • Official Languages: Croatian (Croatia), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), French (Belgium, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Luxembourgish (Luxembourg), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Spain), Romansh (Switzerland) 

  • Capital Cities: Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium), Zagreb (Croatia), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Vaduz (Liechtenstein), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), Bern (Switzerland).  

  • Time Zones: Western European Time (EET), UTC+0, and Western European Summer Time (EEST), UTC+1, Central European Time (CET) UTC+1, Central European Summer Time (CEST) UTC+2 during daylight saving time. 

  • Currencies: 
    Austria: Euro (EUR) € 
    Belgium: Euro (EUR) € 
    Croatia: Croatian Kuna (HRK) kn 
    France: Euro (EUR) € 
    Germany: Euro (EUR) € 
    Italy: Euro (EUR) € 
    Liechtenstein: Swiss Franc (CHF) CHF 
    Luxembourg: Euro (EUR) € 
    Netherlands: Euro (EUR) € 
    Portugal: Euro (EUR) € 
    Spain: Euro (EUR) € 
    Switzerland: Swiss Franc (CHF) CHF 

All Uniworld river cruises require a passport with at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Must be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.  

Visa Requirements: Access the latest entry requirements for all your destinations with our user-friendly Destination Entry Guide. Powered by CIBT, the leading authority in travel visas and US passports; check back as often as you like before your trip to ensure you have everything you need before you depart.  

  • Austria: Austria features a temperate continental climate with cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with more rain in the summer months. 

  • Belgium: Belgium has a temperate maritime climate characterized by mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year. 

  • Croatia: Croatia has a varied climate, with continental influences inland and a Mediterranean climate along the coast. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild along the coast but colder inland with snowfall. 

  • France: France experiences a variety of climates, ranging from oceanic and Mediterranean to alpine. Generally, it has mild winters and warm summers, but specific regions may have different weather patterns. 

  • Germany: Germany has a temperate seasonal climate with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Winters are usually cold, while summers are mild to warm. 

  • Italy: Italy has a diverse climate, with Mediterranean conditions prevailing along the coast and continental climates in the interior. Summers are typically hot and dry, while winters are mild in the south and colder in the north. 

  • Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Precipitation is moderate throughout the year, with slightly more rain in the summer months. 

  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg has a temperate maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. 

  • The Netherlands: The Netherlands has a maritime climate influenced by the North Sea, with mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is frequent throughout the year. 

  • Portugal: Portugal has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The southern region experiences hotter temperatures compared to the north. 

  • Spain: Spain has a diverse climate, ranging from Mediterranean in the south to maritime and continental in the north. Summers are typically hot and dry, while winters vary from mild to cold depending on the region. 

  • Switzerland: Switzerland has a temperate climate with distinct regional variations. The Alpine region experiences cold winters and cool summers, while the lowlands have milder temperatures with more precipitation throughout the year. 

Baggage Allowance 

Baggage storage space onboard is limited. For their own comfort and convenience, Uniworld requests guests bring one (1) suitcase per person and one (1) carry-on bag per person (excluding purses). Airline baggage restrictions change frequently. Guests should check on the specific air carrier’s website for limitations concerning baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations, and excess or overweight baggage charges.  

Packing Tips for a River Cruise 

Packing for a river cruise will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started: 

  • A valid and current passport. 

  • A copy of your travel insurance and any necessary travel documents. 

  • Your Cruise Travel Companion, easily accessible should you need to reference it. 

  • Prepare for a variety of weather conditions, depending on your travel season and the regions through which you will be cruising. Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this allows you to adjust to most temperatures, by removing or adding items throughout the day.  

  • Comfortable, sporty, smart-casual daywear is fine both onshore and onboard. Everyday slacks, khakis, walking shorts and everyday skirts/dresses are recommended. For warmer months, bring lightweight clothing that can be layered. For early spring and late fall departures, heavier cotton or wool tops and long-sleeved shirts, and pants are perfectly suitable. 

  • Comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. You will participate in a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore.  

  • A lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably a hooded one) for all seasons, and a heavier weight jacket for colder temperatures and destinations.  

  • Evening wear: Resort-type wear is perfectly suitable. Men may want to bring a sport jacket for dressier venues and for special events onboard such as the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell festivities. Women may wish to bring a cocktail dress or two for finer dining or entertainment experiences.  

Laundry Services Onboard 

A launderette containing a self-service washing machine, dryer, and iron is available for your use while aboard the ship. The ship also provides washing, drying, and ironing services for a fee. There are no dry-cleaning facilities. 

Electrical Currency on European Ships 

Electrical current is 220V, the European standard. To accommodate guests’ needs, each stateroom or suite has one 110V outlet.  

Using a Hair Dryer Onboard 

Every stateroom or suite bathroom is stocked with a hair dryer, bath and body products, and a luxurious bathrobe for each guest. 

Air Conditioning  

Every stateroom and suite has an individual thermostat for air-conditioning and/or heat.  

Connecting to the Internet & Wi-Fi 

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.  

From visiting a museum without the crowds to an after-hours tour of a famous landmark, these included, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are arranged privately for Uniworld guests. All shore excursions are carefully coordinated to the ship’s daily schedule. Each motorcoach or walking group has its own English-speaking local expert.  

Masterpiece Collection (Additional, Optional Experiences) 

Uniworld’s curated Masterpiece Collection of optional excursions go above and beyond the included experiences and are available for an additional charge. 

We highly recommend having travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad. 

Spa Treatments & Massages While Cruising* 

Spa treatments and massage services are available onboard the ship. 

Special Dietary Needs 

Please notify GET or Uniworld if you have special dietary concerns or considerations that need to be considered while traveling. Uniworld staff will do their best to ensure that your request is accommodated, but GET cannot guarantee that requests can be met in all cases.  

Mobility Concerns 

Passengers must advise GET at time of booking of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.  

Uniworld does not employ staff nurses or doctors onboard its ships, nor can they provide personal medical or mobility devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or prescription eyeglasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. Please note, embarkation/disembarkation facilities may not be navigable using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or the like. As well, excursions often include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, or stairs. 

Traveling with Medications 

In accordance with international laws, no over-the-counter medications are available on Uniworld ships. Pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Click the link to learn more about traveling with medications 

*Available on select ships. Additional fee for spa services.  

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included during your cruise. 

Local Specialists & Coach Drivers 

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of €1-2 (Euro) per person per half day.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Service
The trip was great. We really like Insight and Uniworld. Sometimes it seemed like Daniel took a long time to get back to us, but he did his job.
Vacation
I already said what I intended to say.
George Mangarelli
Review date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Service
They were very helpful in the planning. However, there appeared to be a flights 'screw up' about which we were not notified in a timely manner. That may not have been your fault.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It does appear that there were a few airline flight time changes between the time you booked and your departure. Our records show that Uniworld emailed those to you but please accept our apologies if you did not receive them.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Vacation
One issue: It was reported on the itinerary that we would visit a cork factory. That never happened. The guides on the ship, Queen Isabel, indicated they were never told about it. That too may have been a Uniworld problem.
David Benson
Review date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Service
Superb Customer Service and booking/handling of the selected trip(s) is seamless. Knowledgeable agents and variety of trips/cruises is endless. I have been dealing thru GET for my travels for 10-12 yrs, would not use anyone else. Definitely would, and have,recommended GET to others.
Vacation
Worked with me to secure the date of travel (River Cruise) and available accommodations that I wanted.
John Banu
Review date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Service
While we experienced significant rain, five excursions were canceled and the ship wasn't able to return to Porto so we were bused back. They should have anticipated this and have contingency plans prepared.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're very sorry that the weather did not cooperate with your visit.  Unfortunately, there is no way to anticipate the weather but we certainly understand your disappointment.  We did verify that the Travel Director did attempt to make concessions for the cancelled excursions. 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Vacation
Hotel wasn't up to standards.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Service
Information and questions before trip answered in a timely manner well use get again in the future this is about our 7th or 8th trip with them we would also recommend to our friends and family
Vacation
We enjoyed this river cruise and especially enjoyed the pre-trip in Lisbon the temperatures were quite warm usually in the 90s the locals kept telling us it was exceptionally warm this year. The only real issue we had was on a Excursion to the archaeological Park of the COA Valley this tour is new for this year according to our guide this should just be eliminated it was neither interesting informative or enjoyable it was a absolute joke waste of time would have preferred going on the other offered tour .
Donald Gellhorn
Review date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Service
Best river cruise line Iknow of. The all inclusive feature allows you to bett6er plan your expenditures. The ship was tops and the crew excellent. Scenic, mountainous countryside.
Vacation
This ship cruise was a little expensive, but worth it.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Service
The arrangements were good. I was only disappointed that the ship I traveled on did not have butler service and I felt my GE travel guy should have know this. When I paid for the suite room I thought it was included in my rate.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry for that miscommunication, but glad to see that it did not spoil your trip and you enjoyed the Spain and Portugal Cruise. Grand European Travel
Monday, April 11, 2016
Vacation
The staff on the cruise ship and at the intercontinental hotel were great.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Service
Good advisors
Vacation
Lisbon tours were very good and river cruise was spectacular
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Service
We had booked our Portugal river cruise travel months in advance. It was to follow another tour in Spain. We had to request the travel itinerary to be sent earlier than Grand European had scheduled because we would be traveling in Spain at that time. We got most of the details, but not all, so in some cases we had to try to figure it out on the road. That part could have been done better.
Vacation
The portion of the trip located in Lisbon was excellent. The hotel was very nice, and the tours and city guidance were thorough. The shuttle service to and from the downtown area was excellent. The river cruise portion: The staff were efficient. Some were friendly, others were aloof. The food was good. The maid staff were excellent. The tour director directed efficiently. The ship's dining room had separate areas where a couple of groups dined. Most of the rest of us didn't know what that was all about. The on board shop was open some times, but not others. There didn't appear to be a schedule. Sometimes it was only open to some guests, but not to others. All in all, the river cruise portion of the Uniworld experience didn't fit the standard we were used to.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Service
Outstanding Service
Vacation
Outstanding tour
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