Secrets of the Douro & Sevilla

11 Days
Porto to Seville
From (AUD)
$ 6,680
Dates & Pricing

2023 Porto > Seville

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWSD
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Porto
Return City:
Seville

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Porto

    Welcome to Porto, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Porto – Pinhão

    Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area is celebrated because it builds 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

    Portuguese cooking demonstration on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

    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. Or, embark on a kayak excursion along the river, taking in the impressive views from the heart of the Douro Valley. 
    This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Kayak experience in Pinhão

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided active walk through the vineyards

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

    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 with the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Tuna music band

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Salamanca

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    Castelo Rodrigo tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Pocinho – Régua

    This morning, you’ll arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds, enjoying a Port wine cocktail lesson on boards as you sail towards Régua. This evening, a rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be one of the highlights of your trip.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Port wine cocktail lesson on board 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca

    Included Excursion

    Visit to the Côa Valley Museum

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    Archaeological tour by 4x4 at the C?a Valley Museum (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Régua

    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

    Mosaic tile painting lesson on board

    EmeraldACTIVE

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

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Lamego

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    Visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Porto

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its export of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take their produce 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 that will shine a different light on Porto's skyline.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Evening cruise through Porto

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided active walk in Porto

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Porto

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    Visit to Quinta da Aveleda (extra expense)

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    Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto - Sevilla

    After breakfast, you will be transferred from your Star-Ship to the airport for your flight to Sevilla. This southern Spanish capital is famous for its historic churches and palaces, Moorish buildings, flamenco singing and dancing, delicious tapas and more. A three-night stay in a centrally located hotel is included in your itinerary.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Sevilla

    Today you can join us on a walking tour of Sevilla, the fourth largest city in Spain. Sevilla's center is considered the largest historic city centre of Europe and offers many attractions, such as the Real Alcázar de Sevilla, the Seville Cathedral with the Giralda Tower and the Torre del Oro at the river. This beautiful city is located on the Guadalquivir river and is a true delight to all senses.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Sevilla (moderate activity level)

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    Flamenco & Sherry at Jerez de la Frontera (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Sevilla

    An inland port, Sevilla is the chief city of Andalusia, both socially and economically. Sevilla was important in history as well as a cultural centre, a capital of Muslim Spain, and as a centre for Spanish exploration of the New World. Enjoy your day at leisure In this breathtaking city with some typical Spanish tapas or perhaps flamenco performances, prevalent in the city’s many tablaos.

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    Full day Cordoba with visit of La Mezquita (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Sevilla

    Depart today after breakfast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting
  • Guided tour of Salamanca
  • Visit to the Côa Valley Museum
  • Guided tour of Lamego & Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary
  • Guided tour of Porto

EmeraldPLUS
  • Portuguese cooking demonstration on board
  • Port wine cocktail lesson on board
  • Tuna music performance
  • Rural dinner and at Quinta da Pacheca
  • Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
  • Evening cruise through Porto

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided active walk through the vineyards
  • Kayak experience in Pinhao
  • Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
  • Guided active walk in Porto

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 19 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 3 nights at a hotel in Sevilla
  • A walking tour of Sevilla
  • Transfer from the ship and to the airport
  • Flight from Porto to Sevilla
  • 3 Breakfasts (B)

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