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Gil Eanes
CroisiEurope
Gil Eanes, (POF) Porto, The Douro Valley Salamanca ex Porto Return
Ship: Gil Eanes
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 04 Sep 2018
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Cruise Description

5 Night Cruise sailing from Porto roundtrip aboard Gil Eanes.

Portugal, The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley, with its terraced vines clinging to the slopes, changing colours, languorous river and whitewashed villages perched on its flanks, is a valley of wonders and spectacular sites. Explore humanity’s world heritage, as well as the domain of a wine whose quality has earned it worldwide renown. You are invited to join the ranks of fervent and discriminating connaisseurs!

1st Day: PORTO Boarding from 17h. Settling into your cabin and presentation of the crew followed by a welcome cocktail served in the lounge and dinner on board. In the evening, an optional excursion by coach to explore Porto by night.

2nd Day: PORTO – REGUA Buffet breakfast on board. Departure for the optional tour, “Discovering Porto”, one of the oldest cities in Europe, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO: unspoilt old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, superb churches... But above all, Porto is Port wine: among the wine properties that extend as far as the eye can see along the Duoro in Vila Nova de Gaia, we will visit a famous cellar where this exceptional wine slowly ages. Back to the boat for lunch. You will be able to admire the fabulous landscapes to be seen during the cruise to Regua. We will go through the locks in Crestuma and Carrapatelo, the highest in Europe at 36 metres. Arrival in Regua around 20h. Gala dinner on board, followed by dancing.

3rd Day: REGUA – VEGA DE TERON (Spain)

Early departure to Tavora. Buffet breakfast on board and departure for the optional excursion to “Wines of Porto”, You will follow the road through the vineyards and stop at a belvedere in the very heart of the vines. You will then take part
in a tasting* of the wines of Porto in a quinta. Back in Ferradossa for lunch. Navigation to Vega de Teron. Throughout this journey, you will enjoy the wild landscapes and impressive rocky gorges
Dinner and show put on by the crew on board.

4th Day: VEGA DE TERON Buffet breakfast on board. Departure for the optional excursion to Salamanca, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Romanesque, Arab and Christian architectural treasures. Lunch in Salamanca. Back on board the boat in Vega de Teron. Dinner and a “Spanish theme” evening on board.

5th Day: VEGA DE TERON – FERRADOSSA– TAVORA – BITETOS Departure of the cruise in the early morning from Vega de Teron. Breakfast and lunch on board. Arrival in Pinhao around 13 h. Departure for the optional “Vila Real ” excursion. a town in which the religious architecture is very varied. A little further down, you will get the chance to take a beautiful walk in the gardens of Solar de Mateus. Return on board and sailing to Bitetos. Dinner and a traditional evening on board.

6th Day: BITETOS – PORTO Departure of the cruise for Porto early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Arrival in Porto around 9h. Disembarkation. End of our journey.

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