Secrets of the Douro and The Islands of Dalmatia

15 Days
Porto to Dubrovnik
From (AUD)
$ 9,815
$ 8,465
Dates & Pricing

2020 Porto > Dubrovnik

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPDD
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Porto
Return City:
Dubrovnik

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Porto

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.
    You’re Invited: Cruising Through Porto Enchanting Waters

    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 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.

    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.
    This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck before your included Port wine cocktail demonstration or cooking demonstration on board.
    You’re Invited: A Port wine cocktail lesson on board
    You’re Invited: A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walk through the vineyards
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A 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 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.
    You’re Invited: Enjoy local entertainment from a tuna music band
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Salamanca

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Pocinho – Régua

    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, taking part in a casa painova tasting on board. A rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be a highlight of your trip.
    You’re Invited: A Casa Painova product tasting on board
    You’re Invited: A rural dinner with entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca
    EmeraldACTIVE: A canoeing excursion
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to the Côa Valley Museum

    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
    You’re Invited: A mosaic tile painting lesson on board
    EmeraldACTIVE: Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lamego
    Discover More: A visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting (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 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk in Porto
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Porto
    Discover More: An excursion to Guimarães (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto – Split – Trogir

    After breakfast, disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to Porto Airport (flight not included). You will be met at Split airport and transferred to Trogir to board your private yacht, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew. The evening is yours to settle into your cabin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Trogir – Šibenik

    To learn about Croatia’s rich history, start your day with a walking tour of Trogir. Its small, historic town centre resembles that of an outdoor museum, and the well-preserved medieval streets are best explored with the guidance of our expert guides.

    Later, sail towards one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast, Šibenik for a guided tour. Boasting fantastic monuments, dating back to Venetian times, like that of the marble Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed sit

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Skradin – Split

    Charming Skradin is one of the oldest towns in Croatia, having begun to write its history six millennia ago. Today we will be travelling slightly further afield to Krka National Park. This iconic spot is known for its waterfalls and gorges, where a series of postcard-worthy cascades are dotted with swimming spots. Be sure to bring your swimwear to really enjoy this beautiful slice of nature.

    After the tour, return to your yacht for an afternoon cruising to Split. Once you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of the largest city on the Adriatic coast, boasting a fantastic contrast of ancient and modern architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Pucišca – Hvar

    Pucišca is a unique coastal town. Strolling through the streets you will see how it has retained a lot of its traditional Mediterranean characteristics.

    Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local stonemasonry school. Brac was built on this impressive trade and the sculptures that are produced in Pucišca are highly regarded, carved using techniques that have been passed from generation to generation.

    In the afternoon, sail towards Hvar for a guided tour. With its picturesque lavender fields and cultivated vineyards, the island is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

    You’re Invited: Tour of Pucišca & visit to a stone masonry school

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Hvar – Korcula

    Also known as “Little Dubrovnik”, the island of Korcula is a flurry of medieval architecture and dense woodland. Begin your day with a guided tour of the town, exploring sights of red-roofed houses, quiet coves and sandy beaches. The traditional performances and ceremonies that Korcula is famous for will be sure to delight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Korcula – Mljet – Slano

    Today, you will sail to the picturesque isle of Mljet. Enjoy the pristine beauty of this untouched gem as you explore independently. Alternatively, take a guided tour of Mljet National Park.

    In the afternoon, return to the comfort of your yacht to sail further on the Adriatic coast to Slano, a village famous for its viniculture and Ston, a city that is known as the gatekeeper of the Pelješac peninsula’s wine empire. Enjoy an included guided tour followed by a wine tasting session.

    You’re Invited: Guided tour of Ston, with wine-tasting

    DiscoverMORE: Guided tour of Mljet National Park (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Slano – Dubrovnik

    In the morning, cruise to Dubrovnik and witness the beauty of its Old Town, its charm lying on its white limestone streets, Baroque buildings and ancient city walls. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, known as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, it is sure to amaze you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Depart Dubrovnik

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your homebound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Pricing & Availability