Visit one of the oldest wine region’s as you take a leisurely 8 day river cruise on The River Douro – Queen Isabel – Uniworld – Mar 2017 – Nov 2017 – departs London Gatwick Airport

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Queen Isabel - Uniworld

A Week on the River Douro Cruise with Titan River Cruises

 

Departs: London Gatwick Airport on March 2017,April 2017,May 2017,June 2017,Aug 2017,Sept 2017,Oct 2017,Nov 2017
Days: 8

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The River Douro, rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, has created a valley of spectacular beauty with hills falling steeply down to the water’s edge and stone terraces built to give the vines a sheltered hold on the steep rocks. This is Port country, the first and oldest wine region in the world. Enjoy the privilege of seeing this pristine and remote river valley in the best possible way, on a Douro Valley River Cruise. .. …

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CRUISE SHIP:QUEEN ISABEL – UNIWORLD

PRICES FROM:Prices from: £2,549 per person

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Includes

  • Including…

    • 7 nights all-inclusive cruise on the Queen Isabel
    • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
    • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
    • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Gala Dinners
    • All gratuities on board and ashore
    • Portable audio headset system on excursions
    • All entertainment plus signature lectures
    • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides

    Included excursions and visits: 6

    • Choice of Porto city tour or exclusive ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Porto walking tour
    • Douro Museum or Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at a quinta
    • Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting or Quinta da Avessada
    • Choice of full-day Salamanca tour or half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park
    • Castelo Rodrigo and Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley
    • Choice of Guimaraes city tour or ‘Soul of Porto’ Ribeira district walking tour

    Plus all these benefits:

    • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Free connecting flights from regional airports
    • Scheduled direct flights
    • All transfers
    • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
    • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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A Week on the River Douro

A Week on the River Douro

Day 1 London – Porto

VIP Outbound2Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a TAP Portugal or another leading airline flight to Porto. Transfer to the port to embark the Queen Isabel (5T).

Day 2 Porto – cruising the Douro – Entre-os-Rios

VineyardsThe epicentre of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival. See its well-preserved historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture on a panoramic tour, or choose an intimate tour of the city on foot. The panoramic tour takes in the UNESCO-designated 19th century Palácio da Bolsa, Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto, and see the magnificent interior of the São Bento railway station.

Day 3 Cruising the Douro – Régua – Pinhão

Ciudad RodrigoLearn more about the region’s unique winemaking history at a special lecture at the Douro Museum, or visit Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta.

Day 4 Pinhão – cruising the Douro – Vega de Terrón

SalamancaYou have a choice to visit one of two quintas. Journey to prestigious Quinta do Seixo for an enlightening tour of this state-of-the-art Port wine estate. Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production and admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room. Alternatively, take a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with a museum celebrating the Douro’s culture of wine.

Day 5 Vega de Terrón (Salamanca) – Barca d’Alva

Pinhao VillageJoin a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Called the ‘Golden City’ for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals. If you want to understand the flora and fauna of the land better, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park.

Day 6 Pocinho – cruising the Douro – Régua

PortoTravel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century and sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses. Later, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Palaeolithic open-air rock art site.

Day 7 Cruising the Douro – Porto (Guimarães)

GuimaraesVisit historic Guimaraes, which has been called the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. The wonderfully preserved Old Town is dominated by Alfonso Henriques’ grand castle. Or, if you prefer, explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot. This evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner on board your ship.

Day 8 Porto – London

VIP InboundDisembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for a TAP Portugal or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

There’s one main dining venue, The Restaurant, on the Main Deck, where panoramic windows showcase the opinions of the pas scenery. Friendly and efficient staff oversee a breakfast buffet with an egg station, buffet lunches and sit-down dinners with waiter service. Open seating applies at all banquets, with tables for two to ten people. Walk through the restaurant toward the front of the ship, and you’ll find the intimate alfresco dining area, which has heating suns for cooler evenings and transparent plastic curtains to protect from breezes and insects. You do have to reserve tables there in advance for dinner( not for lunch ), and its popularity grows during the course of the trip as passengers realise how idyllic it is.

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