Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley
Indulge your passion for food, history, and music as you discover the warmth of Portugal and Spain. Experience the “sunny side” of Europe, starting in radiant seaside Lisbon, then follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. From taking in a traditional flamenco show to visiting a local café to, of course, memorable local food and wine tastings, this Uniworld cruise/tour gives you the very best of the region.
Breathe the sea air in Lisbon, the city that launched a host of renowned navigators, including Vasco da Gama. Climb the steep hills and hear the sound of fado music fill the streets as you sip a bica at a café. In Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, find picturesque rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving art scene.
Sail from Porto through the Douro Valley, where vines cling to precipitous hillsides. Visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who run them. See the university in Salamanca, Spain, where Columbus planned his journey. Take in a flamenco show, and taste the local delicacy known as pata negra .
Revel in the captivating cities and striking scenery of the serene Douro River Valley on this perfectly paced cruise.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those wanting to discover Europe’s best kept secret, the Douro River, with its spellbinding natural and cultural heritage. And wine connoisseurs will enjoy indulging in this region’s most celebrated beverage, Port.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™ includes: Salamanca market hall with tasting of famous pata negra ham and chorizo | Olive oil and cheese tastings | Traditional Port wine opening ceremony onboard | Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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Information is subject to change.