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10 Nights
Availability : May - August, 2020
Porto
Lisbon
Tour Details
Portugal’s enchanting countryside is yours to discover

From Porto to Lisbon, uncover the secrets of the Douro on a 7 night luxury river cruise visiting Salamanca, Pinhão & Régua followed by 3 nights in Lisbon.

Prices starting from $5945 CAD based on double occupancy river view stateroom.  

Departure Location

Porto

End Location

Lisbon

Price Includes

  • Boutique style suites with our open-air balcony system
  • A selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Included shore excursions at every port
  • Cultural experiences with Emerald PLUS excursions
  • Biking and hiking tours with Emerald ACTIVE
  • Excellent English-speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles & WIFI
  • All airport transfers to and from your ship
  • Port taxes included in prices
  • Plus we even take care of all gratuities

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required

Tour Specialist

  • Deborah Charles
What to Expect

Your Ship: Emerald Radiance

The Emerald Radiance will explore Portugal’s Douro region, navigating the eponymous river Douro. Dissecting some of Europe’s most beautiful vineyards and wine-producing villages, the river Douro evocatively stretches through beautiful backdrops on either bank. Fittingly, the bespoke Emerald Radiance has been lovingly designed and built to complement the jaw-dropping scenery unfolding before the ship’s bow.
The Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date, with a capacity of just 112 guests. Paired with the crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, this low capacity accommodates incredible levels of service.

 
However, the small scale of the Emerald Radiance does not mean it is missing the key amenities and features to make your holiday atop the Douro any less comfortable or enjoyable. Intelligent deck planning has allowed us to add all the favourite features of Emerald Waterways’ fleet to the Emerald Radiance, and there are even beautiful extra flourishes throughout. From the generously-proportioned suites and staterooms to the contemporary, chic Horizon Bar and Lounge, no aspect of the ship has been compromised by its moderate size.
 
Amongst the brand new additions featured aboard the Emerald Radiance are the Riverview Suites. Located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck, and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows encasing our innovative balcony; the two Riverview Suites offer amazing, unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river as it flows on by. 
 
Purpose built for Portugal’s warm climate, the comprehensive Sun Deck aboard the Emerald Radiance provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes. The open-air aspect of the Emerald Radiance includes The Terrace, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with new friends. Or if you fancy a plunge, the Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck is the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, under the beautiful Iberian sky. 
Highlights
  • Sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley
  • Visit the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley
  • Tour the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter
  • Spend 3 beautiful days in Lisbon
For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Porto

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.
Emerald PLUS: Cruising Through Porto Enchanting Waters

Meals: Dinner

Day 2Porto – Pinhão

Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area was inscribed because it hones in on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods.
Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings.
This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck before your included Port wine cocktail demonstration or cooking demonstration on board.
Emerald PLUS: A Port wine cocktail lesson on board
Emerald PLUS: A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board
Emerald ACTIVE: A guided walk through the vineyards
Emerald EXCURSION: A visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.
Travel to the beautiful golden city for a walking tour, starting among the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You will have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells.
Emerald PLUS: Enjoy local entertainment from a tuna music band
Emerald EXCURSION: A guided tour of Salamanca

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Pocinho – Régua

This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a canoeing excursion or to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds as you sail towards Régua, taking part in a casa painova tasting on board. A rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be a highlight of your trip.
Emerald PLUS: A Casa Painova product tasting on board
Emerald PLUS: A rural dinner with entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca
Emerald ACTIVE: A canoeing excursion
Emerald EXCURSION: A visit to the Côa Valley Museum

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Régua

Today, on an included excursion, you will visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town
Emerald PLUS: A mosaic tile painting lesson on board
Emerald ACTIVE: Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
Emerald EXCURSION: A guided tour of Lamego
Discover MORE: A visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DInner

Day 7Porto

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its exports of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take Port wines across the water.
Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean.
Emerald ACTIVE: A guided active walk in Porto
Emerald EXCURSION: A guided tour of Porto
Discover MORE: An excursion to Guimarães (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Porto - Lisbon

After breakfast, disembark your Star-Ship and soak in your picturesque surroundings as we travel along the Atlantic coast. When you arrive in Lisbon, a three-night stay in a centrally located hotel will be yours to enjoy.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9Lisbon

Today, join your local guide for a walking tour of Lisbon’s historic city centre, where a peaceful atmosphere can be found among tree-lined boulevards.
Enjoy a visit to Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of the most prominent examples of late Gothic Manueline architecture in Portugal.
Emerald EXCURSION: A guided tour of Lisbon

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10Lisbon

Lisbon is yours to explore at leisure today, perhaps indulging in some traditional cuisine or entering one of its many charming boutiques and museums. Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day of independent exploration.
Discover MORE: Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11Lisbon

After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow guests and be transferred to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories of sun-kissed Spanish streets and prehistoric carvings with you.

Meals: Breakfast

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Why Book With Us?

  • Worry free planning
  • Exceptional knowledge
  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value


Have a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in creating your next dream vacation.

1.800.800.7252

travel@lloydstravel.com