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The Douro, Porto and Salamanca Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 22nd Aug 2021
  • Riviera Travel MS Douro Splendour
  • 7 Night Cruise From Pinhao
  • Cruise Only From £1,959 pp

Itinerary

  • Pinhao, Brazil
  • Figueira Castelo Rodrigo
  • Salamanca
  • Braga
  • Guimaraes
  • Lamego, Portugal

What's Included

  • Award-winning River Cruises
  • Daily Shore Excursions
  • WiFi

Prices from pp

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Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Very helpful and professional.

Brilliant service and very professional. It was so good to speak to a person on the phone instead of communicating via emails. I would thoroughly recommend them and will be using them again

Ms Harding / August 2021

seemed so simple to sort and book

We had 2 very good representatives, they sorted everything out for us and our friends who wanted the same holiday. The paperwork followed quickly so we could check everything was as we wanted.

Mrs Wogan / August 2021

OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

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Day 1 - Porto

Day 2 - Pinhao, Brazil

Arrive: Mon 23 August 2021 / Depart: Mon 23 August 2021

Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital, is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Built on the grounds of a former palace, the university is famed for its baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and its 18th-century bell tower. In the city’s old town lies the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.

Day 3 - Figueira Castelo Rodrigo

Arrive: Tue 24 August 2021 / Depart: Tue 24 August 2021

The Castle of Castelo Rodrigo is a medieval castle in the civil parish of Castelo Rodrigo in the municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, district of Guarda.

Day 4 - Salamanca

Arrive: Wed 25 August 2021 / Depart: Wed 25 August 2021

Salamanca, in northwestern Spain, is the capital of Salamanca province, part of the Castile and León region. With a history dating back to the Celtic era, it’s known for its ornate sandstone architecture and for the Universidad de Salamanca. Founded in the 1100s and a key intellectual center in the 15th-16th centuries, the university continues to add to the city’s vibrancy with its international student population.

Day 4 - Braga

Arrive: Wed 25 August 2021 / Depart: Wed 25 August 2021

Day 4 - Guimaraes

Arrive: Wed 25 August 2021 / Depart: Wed 25 August 2021

Day 5 - Mateus Palace

Day 6 - Lamego, Portugal

Arrive: Fri 27 August 2021 / Depart: Fri 27 August 2021

Lamego is a city and municipality in the Viseu District, in the Norte Region of the Douro in northern Portugal. Located on the shores of the Balsemão River, the municipality has a population of 26,691, in an area of 165.42 km².

Day 7 - Porto

Day 8 - Porto

MS Douro Splendour From Riviera Travel

If cruising is an art, then this ship has truly mastered it; constructed with the very latest technology and a strong environmental ethic in mind, yet simultaneously retaining a classic, refined elegance reminiscent of cruising from a bygone era, this five-star, fully-air-conditioned river cruiser has been purpose-built to fit the unique size limitations of the Douro’s five locks and features all the facilities you would expect in a top-class hotel and more so your cruise will be as relaxing as possible and your stay on board will be a uniquely memorable one. Accommodating just 126 guests in the most exquisite of surroundings, the ship’s spectacular design and high specification ensures this vessel feels exceptionally light and airy. The generous ratio of 3:1 guests per crew member ensures a first-class personal service plus the friendly ‘small ship’ feel so beloved of Riviera Travel cruise aficionados, enables the ever attentive crew to revel in taking care of all those little things – leaving you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy every minute of your sensational river cruise experience.

Ship Cabins

Standard Cabin - Lower Deck

The cabins on the MS Douro Splendour are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste. Chic styling is evident throughout from the moment you open your beautifully polished hardwood door and step inside your luxury home for the next 7 nights; polished wooden furniture is complemented by fine fabrics, in warm, relaxing colours, uniquely designed and created for the MS Douro Splendour whilst ‘hotel style’ twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, will ensure a good night’s sleep in the finest crisp linens. The sparkling marble bathrooms, beautifully designed, all feature shower with fully glazed screen, WC plus fluffy towels and bathroom cosmetics. All cabins enjoy the benefit of individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen high-definition satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard cabins on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 12 square metres (129 square feet), have smaller fixed windows and as a unique bonus, Stern Cabins on this deck are available for sole occupancy at no extra cost. Single supplements apply for other cabins and decks, all subject to availability.

Standard Cabin - Middle Deck

All the outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Splendour are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 14 square metres (151 square feet) these are amongst the largest on any European river cruise. Chic styling is evident throughout from the moment you open your beautifully polished hardwood door and step inside your luxury home for the next 7 nights; polished wooden furniture is complemented by fine fabrics, in warm, relaxing colours, uniquely designed and created for the MS Douro Splendour whilst ‘hotel style’ twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, will ensure a good night’s sleep in the finest crisp linens. The sparkling marble bathrooms, beautifully designed, all feature shower with fully glazed screen, WC plus fluffy towels and bathroom cosmetics. The living area has two comfortable chairs and a table plus a small desk. All cabins enjoy the benefit of individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen high-definition satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. The Upper Deck and Main (middle) Deck have full floor to ceiling windows which slide down halfway so you can watch the stunning river scenery drifting past without leaving the comfort of your cabin!

Standard Cabin - Upper Deck

All the outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Splendour are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 14 square metres (151 square feet) these are amongst the largest on any European river cruise. Chic styling is evident throughout from the moment you open your beautifully polished hardwood door and step inside your luxury home for the next 7 nights; polished wooden furniture is complemented by fine fabrics, in warm, relaxing colours, uniquely designed and created for the MS Douro Splendour whilst ‘hotel style’ twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, will ensure a good night’s sleep in the finest crisp linens. The sparkling marble bathrooms, beautifully designed, all feature shower with fully glazed screen, WC plus fluffy towels and bathroom cosmetics. The living area has two comfortable chairs and a table plus a small desk. All cabins enjoy the benefit of individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen high-definition satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Best of all the Standard Cabins on the Upper Deck and Main (middle) Deck have full floor to ceiling windows which slide down halfway so you can watch the stunning river scenery drifting past without leaving the comfort of your cabin!

Deluxe Balcony Suite - Upper Deck

If you really fancy treating yourself to a little more indulgence by taking your cruise to another level again, the MS Douro Splendour also boasts two Deluxe Balcony Suites on the Upper Deck. These suites are a huge 29 square metres (312 square feet), offering the ultimate in space and comfort during your cruise. Tastefully furnished with the same high quality fittings as the other cabins and suites with tea and coffee making facilities and bathrobes. Most of the additional space is devoted to the living area where you will really notice the difference as you relax in comfort on the sofa or elegant armchair in the most sumptuous of settings. Plus, a further treat - there is a walk-in wardrobe for that added sense of luxury plus a larger bathroom with twin wash basins. The Deluxe Balcony Suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows plus sliding doors extending on to a small private balcony with a table and two chairs. These really are the epitome of river cruise luxury and you will feel thoroughly spoilt!

Superior Balcony Suite - Upper Deck

For something a little special, you may choose to upgrade to one of the Superior Balcony Suites; there are 6 available on the Upper Deck. These suites measure a substantial 19 square metres (205 square feet) for your additional comfort so you’ll really feel completely relaxed in your stylish surroundings. There is a generous living area with two armchairs and a table, small desk, tea and coffee making facilities and cosy bathrobes. The Superior Balcony Suites feature the same high quality furnishings and fittings as the standard cabins. They have floor-to-ceiling windows plus sliding doors extending on to a small private balcony with a table and two chairs. Enjoy an aperitif at the table for two here and watch the delightful river-world go by.

Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite Sole Occupancy

For something a little special, you may choose to upgrade to one of the Superior Balcony Suites; there are 6 available on the Upper Deck. These suites measure a substantial 19 square metres (205 square feet) for your additional comfort so you’ll really feel completely relaxed in your stylish surroundings. There is a generous living area with two armchairs and a table, small desk, tea and coffee making facilities and cosy bathrobes. The Superior Balcony Suites feature the same high quality furnishings and fittings as the standard cabins. They have floor-to-ceiling windows plus sliding doors extending on to a small private balcony with a table and two chairs. Enjoy an aperitif at the table for two here and watch the delightful river-world go by.
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      Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

      Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
      Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

      Very helpful and professional.

      Brilliant service and very professional. It was so good to speak to a person on the phone instead of communicating via emails. I would thoroughly recommend them and will be using them again

      Ms Harding / August 2021

      seemed so simple to sort and book

      We had 2 very good representatives, they sorted everything out for us and our friends who wanted the same holiday. The paperwork followed quickly so we could check everything was as we wanted.

      Mrs Wogan / August 2021

      OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

      Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

      Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

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