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Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

9 Nights - 28 September 2025

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Itinerary

Day 1

25 September 2025

Madrid

Day 2

26 September 2025

Madrid

Day 3

27 September 2025

Porto

Lively, commercial Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Also called Porto for short, the word easily brings to mind the city's most famous product - port wine. Oporto's strategic location on the north bank of the Douro River has accounted for the town's importance since ancient times. The Romans built a fort here where their trading route crossed the Douro, and the Moors brought their own culture to the area. Oporto profited from provisioning crusaders en route to the Holy Land and enjoyed th... Read More

Day 3

27 September 2025

Madrid

Day 4

28 September 2025

Pinhão

Situated in the heart of the Douro Valley, Pinhão is a charming riverside town characterised by terraced vineyards and traditional wine estates, locally known as quintas. Visitors are invited to explore historic wineries and savour the rich flavours of the region's iconic port wines.

Day 4

28 September 2025

Porto

Lively, commercial Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Also called Porto for short, the word easily brings to mind the city's most famous product - port wine. Oporto's strategic location on the north bank of the Douro River has accounted for the town's importance since ancient times. The Romans built a fort here where their trading route crossed the Douro, and the Moors brought their own culture to the area. Oporto profited from provisioning crusaders en route to the Holy Land and enjoyed th... Read More

Day 5

29 September 2025

Vega de Terrón

A gateway to the Douro Valley, Vega de Terrón is a port town offering its visitors access to the breathtaking landscapes and magnificent vineyards of the region. Located close to the Spanish border in North-East Portugal, near the Spanish town of Barca d'Alva, the town serves as a strategic base to explore both Portuguese and Spanish cultural gems.

Day 5

29 September 2025

Pinhão

Situated in the heart of the Douro Valley, Pinhão is a charming riverside town characterised by terraced vineyards and traditional wine estates, locally known as quintas. Visitors are invited to explore historic wineries and savour the rich flavours of the region's iconic port wines.

Day 6

30 September 2025

Salamanca

Famed for its 12th Century prestigious university, Salamanca captivates visitors with an impressive blend of history, culture and academia. Home to architectural marvels, such as the ornately decorated Plaza Mayor and stunning Salamanca Cathedral, Salamanca showcases centuries of artistic heritage alongside a lively nightlife buzzing with vibrant tapas bars, cafes and flamenco venues.

Day 6

30 September 2025

Vega de Terrón

A gateway to the Douro Valley, Vega de Terrón is a port town offering its visitors access to the breathtaking landscapes and magnificent vineyards of the region. Located close to the Spanish border in North-East Portugal, near the Spanish town of Barca d'Alva, the town serves as a strategic base to explore both Portuguese and Spanish cultural gems.

Day 7

01 October 2025

Pocinho

Pocinho is a remote village in northern Portugal, along the banks of the Douro River. With its tranquil charm and natural beauty, the village exudes a quaint allure and a sense of peaceful seclusion that offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the world beyond. 

Day 7

01 October 2025

Régua

Sometimes known as Peso da Régua, Régua is a key hub situated in the Duoro Valley and serving as a central location for the region's wine production. Home to a number of port wine lodges and museums, the town offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards combined with a unique insight into the legacy and craftmanship of Portugal's iconic fortified wine.

*This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf.

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What's Included

Entertainment
Return flights included (UK airports)
WiFi
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in a choice of dining venues
A daily programme of activities
Use of swimming pools, spa, hot tubs, fitness centre and leisure facilities where available
All airport taxes and port charges
A range of shore excursions in key ports
Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
A Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS experiences
All tipping and gratuities

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