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Douro Delights – Madrid to Porto

This deal expires on 31st Oct 2024
Price From $6,795*/pp

*Based on Oceanview Stateroom.

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What's Included

Embark on an unforgettable Douro River cruise from Madrid to Porto, where the rich tapestry of Portugal and Spain unfolds along the tranquil waters, promising a journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking scenery at every turn.

⚓ 1 night hotel accommodation and 7 nights on river ship MS Estrela
⚓ Expert Tour and Cruise Directors
⚓ Experiences in 7 destinations
⚓ Freedom of choice sightseeing inclusions
⚓ A total of 22 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
⚓ Signature Exclusive Experiences like a visit Palacio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception, followed by a traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall
⚓ Sample wine and cheese at Quinta da Aveleda, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s
⚓ Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

This trip departs from May to October 2025 on the below departure dates, pricing based on 16 July & 1 October 2025 departures. Please let your travel advisor know the departure date you are interested in:

21 May 2025 – From $7,195pp
18 June 2025 – From $6,995pp
16 July 2025 – From $6,795pp
3 September 2025 – From $7,395pp
1 October 2025 – From $6,795pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
16th Jul 2025
Madrid

Once you’ve arrived in Madrid, you’ll be taken to ...

Once you’ve arrived in Madrid, you’ll be taken to your hotel to settle in.

Stay: Madrid, Petsana Plaza Mayor

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
17th Jul 2025
Madrid, Salamanca, Vega De Terron, Embark Ship

Hit the road and travel to the ancient city of Salam ...

Hit the road and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca for a tour. You’ll see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells before continuing to Vega de Terron. Board your river ship and settle in with a welcome dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, the MS Estrela

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
18th Jul 2025
Vega De Terron, Barca D’Alva

On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrig ...

On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you’ll stop to visit the castle ruins. Return to your ship and enjoy a relaxing afternoon sailing to Pinhao, where your ship will dock overnight.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
19th Jul 2025
Pinhao, Regua

Visit the Pinhao Railway Station, known as one of ...

Visit the Pinhao Railway Station, known as one of the most beautiful railway stations in Portugal. Built in the 19th century, its tiled walls depict the production of port. You’ll then visit a local quinta. Later, your ship will sail to Regua.

Arrive
Depart
Day 5
20th Jul 2025
Regua

Enjoy a full day in Regua where you’ll have a choice of sights ...

Enjoy a full day in Regua where you’ll have a choice of sightseeing before a special Signature Experience. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: On a tour of Lamego, you’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies and sample a local speciality, Bola de Lamego. Otherwise, you might like to take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Portuguese architect Nicolau Nasoni played a pivotal role in the palace’s construction in the 18th century. The palace is also well known for featuring on the bottle labels of Mateus Rose wine. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Visit Quinta da Pacheca for a traditional lunch and tasting with views over the Douro River and Regua.

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
21st Jul 2025
Entre-Os-Rios

Enjoy a relaxing sailing morning through the Douro Va ...

Enjoy a relaxing sailing morning through the Douro Valley on your way to Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, choose your sightseeing option. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Explore Guimaraes, where the evolution of medieval settlement is on show during a tour. Alternatively, visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore their gardens, and tie off the day with a sampling of wine and cheese.

Arrive
Depart
Day 7
22nd Jul 2025
Entre-Os-Rios, Porto

Arrive in Porto in the afternoon. Explore Porto’s 16th-cent ...

Arrive in Porto in the afternoon. Explore Porto’s 16th-century Old Town and take a cable car ride before sampling a few selections of port. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Tonight you’ll head to the Palacio da Bolsa for a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

Arrive
Depart
Day 8
23rd Jul 2025
Porto

On your final night on board, your river ship has the best vant ...

On your final night on board, your river ship has the best vantage point to see the sights as you embark on an illuminations cruise around Porto. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration or set off on foot on an active walking tour through the medieval streets and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.

Arrive
Depart
Day 9
24th Jul 2025
Porto

Disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport. Inter ...

Disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport. Interested in extending your European holiday? Ask our Travel Advisors about our incredible range of accommodation, touring and cruise packages.

Arrive
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The MS Estrela

Wind through heavenly scenery and discover Portugal by river aboard a brand-new Travelmarvel river ship, the MS Estrela Cruise through the sun-kissed Douro Valley, visiting riverside villages and family-owned quintas.

Experience life on board your brand-new river ship, the MS Estrela. Custom-built to cruise along the majestic Douro River, the MS Estrela has been designed to reflect the beauty of the region, with ample natural light and a distinctly Southern European ambience.

Outdoor social spaces include a Sun Deck featuring a large swimming pool and an outdoor bar, plush lounge seats, sun beds and a putting green.Onboard entertainment includes Portuguese folk music and an informative history lesson.The main restaurant showcases Portuguese and international flavours, or you can opt for a lighter meal in the ship’s lounge, or dine alfresco.French Balcony suites feature an electric slide down window, allowing you to bask in the glorious landscapes.

Description

Wind through heavenly scenery and discover Portugal by river aboard a brand-new Travelmarvel river ship, the MS Estrela Cruise through the sun-kissed Douro Valley, visiting riverside villages and family-owned quintas.

Experience life on board your brand-new river ship, the MS Estrela. Custom-built to cruise along the majestic Douro River, the MS Estrela has been designed to reflect the beauty of the region, with ample natural light and a distinctly Southern European ambience.

Outdoor social spaces include a Sun Deck featuring a large swimming pool and an outdoor bar, plush lounge seats, sun beds and a putting green.Onboard entertainment includes Portuguese folk music and an informative history lesson.The main restaurant showcases Portuguese and international flavours, or you can opt for a lighter meal in the ship’s lounge, or dine alfresco.French Balcony suites feature an electric slide down window, allowing you to bask in the glorious landscapes.

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    French Balcony Ensuite bathroom Personal climate control Flat-screen TVs Complimentary wi-fi Electric slide-down windows that open to a French-style balcony

    Oceanview Stateroom

    Window Stateroom Ensuite bathroom Personal climate control Flat-screen TVs Complimentary wi-fi

Important Notice

*Terms and conditions apply. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 3 May 2024 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/ staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask your travel agent if you require any clarification. Save up to $2,600 per couple: Valid until 31 October 2024 or until sold out. Save up to $1,600 per couple: Valid until 31 October 2024 or until sold out. Save up to $1,600 per couple ($800 per person) when booking select itineraries departing year round in 2025. Credit is not transferrable or redeemable for cash. Save amount includes an Early Payment Discount of $600 per couple ($300 per person), valid when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure.  A $1,000 per person non-refundable deposit must be paid within seven days of booking. For full terms and conditions speak with a Travel Advisor at Cruiseabout.

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