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Secrets of the Douro & Lisbon on Emerald Radiance 2021

From Porto, Portugal to Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Departure
Apr 17, 2021
Arrival
Apr 27, 2021

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Now through October 22, 2020, you can enjoy an added savings bonus of 50% off the upgrade price of your suite or stateroom when you book your 2021 Europe river cruise, up to and including the sought-after Owner's One-Bedroom Suite, when you pay for your cruise in full when you book. To give you even more value, you may combine this with our current savings offer of $1,500 per couple, FREE DiscoverMORE tours.
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Suite-est Event Upgrade offer: 50% off upgrade discount requires full payment at time of booking and is half of the difference in price between category F or E pricing and the category booked, excluding port charges. For new bookings only on 2021 European cruises and 2021-2022 Southeast Asia river cruises made October 13 – 22, 2020. No holds or callbacks. Not combinable with future cruise vouchers, groups, or other early payment offers. Offer does not apply to category ES, Emerald Single Stateroom. Savings offer is $750 per person savings on 8+ day itineraries, and $500 per person on 5-day itineraries. Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125pp and is applicable if a guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use toward an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.

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For new bookings 2021 European river cruises. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $750 per person savings on 8+ day itineraries, and $500 per person on 5-day itineraries.

DiscorerMORE tours included: on 15-day itineraries, up to 7 included tours; on 8-day itineraries, up to 3 included tours; on 5-day itineraries, 2 included tours.

Deposit Protection Plan: Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125 per person and is applicable if guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use towards an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER vouchers, referral vouchers and early payment offers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Porto
    Sat, Apr 17, 2021

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Radiance Star-Ship, where you will enjoy dinner on board this evening.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Porto – Pinhão
    Sun, Apr 18, 2021

    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.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Pinhão – Vega de Terrón
    Mon, Apr 19, 2021

    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. 

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided walk through the vineyards

    Included Excursion
    A visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Vega de Terrón – Salamanca
    Tue, Apr 20, 2021

    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.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Enjoy local entertainment from a tuna music band

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Salamanca


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Pocinho – Régua
    Wed, Apr 21, 2021

    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 while taking part into a Port Wine cocktail lesson on board. A rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be a highlight of your trip.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A Port Wine cocktail lesson on board 

    EmeraldPLUS
    A rural dinner with entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A canoeing excursion

    Included Excursion
    A visit to the Côa Valley Museum

    DiscoverMORE
    Archaeological Tour 4x4 at Coa Museum (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Régua
    Thu, Apr 22, 2021

    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.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A mosaic tile painting lesson on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Lamego

    DiscoverMORE
    A visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Porto
    Fri, Apr 23, 2021

    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. This evening, enjoy a charming evening cruise shining a different light on Porto's skyline.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided active walk in Porto

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Porto

    DiscoverMORE
    Visit to Quinta do Aveleda with Vinho Verde tasting (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE
    Taylor’s Port wine tasting (extra expense)

    EmeraldPLUS
    Evening cruise through Porto


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Porto - Lisbon
    Sat, Apr 24, 2021

    This morning, disembark your Star-Ship and travel south, following the coast of the Atlantic until you reach the enchanting town of Nazaré. Continue onwards until you arrive in Lisbon. Lisbon’s beauty has captivated people from around the world for centuries, and your included three-night stay in Lisbon is certain to leave you captivated too.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Lisbon
    Sun, Apr 25, 2021

    Today, a tour of Lisbon’s centre will offer the perfect introduction to the Portuguese capital, where limestone cobbled streets are peppered with terracotta-roofed houses, all swathed in delightful breezy sea views.
    Your tour will include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, an icon of Late Gothic Manueline architecture that can be found gracing Lisbon’s harbour. The shrine-like south entrance is a true delight, with gables, pinnacles and a statue of Henry the Navigator, one of the pioneers of Portugal’s Age of Discovery, a period of time that brought riches to the Portuguese Empire.

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Lisbon


    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Lisbon
    Mon, Apr 26, 2021

    The heart and soul of Lisbon is yours to discover independently today, as you stroll past gleaming white basilicas and traverse cobblestone streets. Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day of independent exploration.

    DiscoverMORE
    Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    Lisbon
    Tue, Apr 27, 2021

    After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and prepare for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the golden city and illustrious vineyards with you. 

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

This trip was all we expected and more. The booking and planning by Affordable Tours weas very helpful. The Emerald Radiance was a joy. The ship and crew were unbelievable. The Douro Valley is so very beautiful and Portugal an amazing destination-just need to explore it further.

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