An Iberian River Journey
A full-board cruise on the Douro River through northern Portugal to Spain
7 nights from £1320
Key VJV Features
• Exclusive Arrangement • VJV Special Event • VJV Sightseeing Programme • Early Booking Offer • Extension Options • Upgraded Flight Option • Walking Content: 2 • Group Size: 1 – 45
Sailing aboard the stylish MS Douro Prince, this unique exploration of the Iberian Peninsula travels beyond the popular northern coastal cities deep into the heart of the Portuguese and Spanish countryside. The Douro Valley is a region of stunning natural beauty, a serene landscape of hillside vineyards lining the winding river banks. Port wine production is the main industry and the grapevines create a characteristic look; thousands of tiers of vine-lined terraces rippling in an ordered yet chaotic cascade. Small towns and settlements perched on the sloping hillsides retain an aura of medieval simplicity, its many tiny communities clustering round historic churches, monasteries and castles.
Whilst in Porto benefit from our improved mooring point beside the stylish and picturesque Ribeira district. The quayside is overlooked by colourful ancient houses with a great selection of bars and cafés, and close to the historic areas of interest along medieval streets. Since negotiation with our cruise supplier, wine at dinner is included for all cruises and for 2015, the Salamanca excursion is also included.
VJV Special Event - Monastery & Quinta
Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery and a further dinner at the Quinta da Avessada.