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Portugal, Spain ...more Portugal, Spain
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Porto, Régua, Pocinho, Salamanca, Barca d’Alva, Lisbon ...more Porto, Régua, Pocinho, Salamanca, Barca d’Alva, Lisbon

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

2022
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11
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4 stars
13 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Countries

Portugal, Spain ...more Portugal, Spain
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Locations

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

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

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 between two distinctively Portuguese ways to explore Porto.

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Porto city tour

Porto city tour

or “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

“Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Douro Museum

Douro Museum

Lunch at a local quinta

Lunch at a local quinta

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. Later, lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting

Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting

or Vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta

Vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta

Featured Excursions: Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Salamanca - the Golden City and Spain's oldest university

Salamanca - the Golden City and Spain's oldest university

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Castelo Rodrigo

Castelo Rodrigo

Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt for a leisurely walking tour through Ribeira’s quaint cobbled streets.

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Guimarães city tour

Guimarães city tour

or Ribeira walking tour

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

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet
Featured Excursions: Lisbon city tour

Lisbon city tour

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet

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.

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Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
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 Corinthia Hotel Lisbon (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
  • 2 countries: Spain and Portugal
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Grand Suite (307 sq ft - 28.5 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
Suite
  • Suite (220 sq ft - 20.4 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
French Balcony
  • French Balcony (156 sq ft - 14.5 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
Deluxe
  • Deluxe (156 sq ft - 14.5 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
Classic
  • Classic (135 sq ft - 12.5 sq m).
  • Note that amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
S.S. São Gabriel Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, October 23, 2015
Service
Good advisors
Vacation
Lisbon tours were very good and river cruise was spectacular
Trusted Customer
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
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Service
Outstanding Service
Vacation
Outstanding tour
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