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Portugal and the Douro River Cruise 2018

Porto to Salamanca, Spain, and return

11 DAYS • 23 MEALS Spend two nights exploring Lisbon, then set sail through the Portuguese Frontier. Visit Spain’s walled city of Salamanca with an included Flamenco show and luncheon. Your holiday includes all shore excursions and two nights in Lisbon. Also included – dinners ashore at a monastery and a historic vineyard estate.
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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
  • Stop in Fatima and included sightseeing in Coimbra
  • Visit to the oldest university of Portugal in Coimbra
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Monument to the Discoveries, Bekem Tower, Guimaraes, Porto and Salamanca, Spain
  • Experience the Douro River aboard the brand new exclusively chartered river vessel, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Once aboard, unpack just once in your river view stateroom
  • All shore excursions included with English-speaking guides
  • All meals included while on the river cruise featuring local and international specialalties served at one leisurely seating
  • All onboard dinners are served with complimentary local wines
  • Spacious public areas, lounge with bar and dance floor, and Sun Deck with swimming pool
  • Complimentary WiFi on the ship (public areas only)
  • Enhanced tour experience with the use of individual audio headphones
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

Local Insights

  • Dinner at the 13th-century monastery
  • Wine tastings at local venues
  • Dinner at a working vineyard estate
  • Lunch of local specialities and Flamenco show while ashore in Spain
  • Culinary demonstration onboard by the ship's chef
  • Portuguese folklore and Fado show onboard
  • Onboard dinner of barbequed Portuguese specialities
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.