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12-nt European Waterways Queen Isabel

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Madrid, Spain
2Madrid, Spain
3Madrid, Spain
4Madrid, Spain
5Barca dAlva, Portugal
6Pinhao, Portugal
7Regua, Portugal
8Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
9Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
10Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
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Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

OVERVIEW

Two intriguing countries and one dramatic river equal a grand adventure.

Before setting sail on the Douro River, experience three legendary Spanish cities: Salamanca, the lovely "Golden City"; Madrid, renowned for its museums, stately royal palace and vibrant nightlife; and Toledo, the city of El Greco and a magnificent tribute to the three great cultures that forged Spain.

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 years, visiting picturesque quintas and meeting the winemakers who operate them, as well as tasting the wine. Get even closer to natural treasures at the Douro International Natural Park, where you can get a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the land with an intimate boat cruise, and at the Quinta da Aveleda's gardens, offering an enchanting landscape that boasts a cascading waterfall, graceful swans swimming, peacocks flaunting their colors and so much more. Visit the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo, a site that dates back to the 12th century, and the pilgrimage town of Lamego to see the monumental baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Travel through the verdant countryside to Obidos, a charming hilltop town that has entranced visitors since the 13th century en route to Portugal's colorful capital of Lisbon.

Reward your inner explorer with the "Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River," blending captivating cities, picturesque villages and unparalleled scenic cruising through this less-traveled corner of Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Those who seek to experience the best of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, culture, art and history, all while traversing the dramatic landscapes made famous by Don Quixote.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

    Excursions

  • 11 days of excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Do as the Locals Do" and "Let's Go" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

    Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic Queen Isabel
  • 2 nights in Lisbon at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon (or similar) with breakfast
  • 3 nights in Madrid at The Westin Palace (or similar) with breakfast
  • Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites with hotel-style beds, draped in fine linens with a choice of pillows
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • You'll get a closer than ever view of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Douro River Valley on Uniworld's NEW Queen Isabel. Named after Portugal's beloved queen, this boutique ship will be the most unique and luxurious ships on the Douro River. Whether in your stateroom or on the sun deck, you'll never miss the exceptional beauty of rambling vineyards and charming quintas clinging to the steep slopes, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe's most unspoiled regions.



    Total Staff: 33
    Guest Capacity: 118
    Please call for details