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Overview

Explore the beautiful Douro River Valley on a river cruise aboard the S.S. São Gabriel. The ship is designed to embody the Douro River Valley, bringing the region to life through its décor and delicious food and wine. You’ll sail up the Douro from Portugal through to Spain, giving you the chance to see beautiful landscapes, learn about the region’s fascinating history, sample incredible wine and food, and discover a host of cultural treasures.

All meals onboard the ship are included and you’ll enjoy six days of excursions, including guided “Do as the Locals Do” options. Get a crash course in the history of Port, enjoy a tasting session at a prestigious Port wine estate, explore historic towns with a local expert, and more.

 

Day 1:

Embark at Porto

Arrive in beautiful Porto, the city at the mouth of the Douro River. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to the ship, where you can unpack, relax and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

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Day 2:

Porto, Entre-os-Rios

Spend today exploring Porto, Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon. Learn about the city’s largest export, Port, discover UNESCO-listed buildings, colourful townhouses and Medieval alleyways. Depending on how energetic you’re feeling, you can choose from a leisurely city tour or an extensive walking tour.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner and reflect on the day’s activities with your fellow travellers.

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Day 3:

Entre-os-Rios, Régua, Pinhão

Today is all about wine. Get a crash course in the history of Port which has been cultivated in the Douro Valley since Roman times. Visit the Douro Museum to learn more, sample some wines, and enjoy lunch at a local quinta with a breath-taking view.

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Day 4:

Pinhão, Pocinho, Vega de Terrón

There are a few options for you today. Head ashore for some tasting at a prestigious Port wine estate, or enjoy a vineyard hike and a visit to a local quinta. In the afternoon, don your walking shoes for a close look at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park in the Coa Valley.

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Day 5:

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva

Today, you’ll sail into Spain and visit the historic university town of Salamanca, known locally as ‘The Golden City’. Famous for its sand-coloured buildings, numerous churches and fantastic food hall, this is a great spot to stop and explore. Continue your way up the Douro Valley and watch UNESCO-protected landscapes drift past you.

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Day 6:

Barca d’Alva, Régua

Ride through scenic countryside and discover the village and ruins of Castelo Rodrigo. From atop the hilltop, you’ll have outstanding views. The village is a charming place to explore, as you can taste local delicacies including honey, almonds, cheese and olive oil.

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Day 7:

Régua (Guimarães), Porto

Stop in Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born and the home of the nation’s first King, Alfonso I. The immaculately preserved Old Town boasts UNESCO World Heritage status – which is hardly surprising when you consider its unique architecture, charming plazas and fascinating history. Round off your river cruise with a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner.

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Day 8:

Disembark Porto

Disembark from the ship and transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

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  • What's Included

  • Essential Information

Included
  • 7-night cruise in a river view stateroom on the S.S. São Gabriel
  • All meals on board including a Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited drinks onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • 6 days of excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment
Not included
  • Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Tour departure dates

April 2022 – 3rd, 17th, 24th

May 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

June 2022 – 12th, 19th, 26th

July 2022 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

August 2022 – 7th, 14th, 28th

September 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

October 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

November 2022 – 6th, 13th, 20th

 

April 2023 – 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, 30th

May 2023 – 7th, 14th, 28th

June 2023 – 4th, 11, 18th

July 2023 – 2nd, 9th, 16th,23rd 30th

August 2023 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

September 2023 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

October 2023 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

November 2023 – 5th, 12th, 19th

 

What's Included

Included
  • 7-night cruise in a river view stateroom on the S.S. São Gabriel
  • All meals on board including a Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited drinks onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • 6 days of excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment
Not included
  • Additional meals not mentioned in itinerary and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Essential Information

Tour departure dates

April 2022 – 3rd, 17th, 24th

May 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

June 2022 – 12th, 19th, 26th

July 2022 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

August 2022 – 7th, 14th, 28th

September 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

October 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

November 2022 – 6th, 13th, 20th

 

April 2023 – 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, 30th

May 2023 – 7th, 14th, 28th

June 2023 – 4th, 11, 18th

July 2023 – 2nd, 9th, 16th,23rd 30th

August 2023 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

September 2023 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

October 2023 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

November 2023 – 5th, 12th, 19th

 

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