Portugal, Spain & The Douro River With Uniworld

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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River With Uniworld

An extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travelers.

Your journey starts in Lisbon, the city that launched some of the world’s most renowned explorers. Following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Dine on traditional fare in majestic Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; enjoy private tastings of Port; and explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT

ASIA, CENTRAL EUROPE, FRANCE, INDIA, ITALY, PORTUGAL & SPAIN, RUSSIA

At Uniworld, we are proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, which is why we are thrilled to announce the 100th Anniversary Celebration Event! Join us in celebrating TTC’s 100 years of excellence in hospitality in 2020 with savings of up to 30% on select 2020 voyages.

Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Award Winner

Celebrate with the most all-inclusive amenities finely tailored to your tastes.

  • Intimate, beautifully designed ships
  • Outstanding service
  • Delicious farm to five-star dining onboard
  • Elegant riverview staterooms and suites
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Unlimited premium wine and spirits
  • Onboard fitness including yoga, bicycles & Nordic walking sticks

Ship: S.S. São Gabriel

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
09 April 2020 $7,099 $7,399 $9,799 $11,099 $13,199
16, 23, 30 April 2020 $7,699 $7,999 $10,399 $11,699 $13,799
07 May 2020 $9,999 $10,299 $12,699 $13,999 $16,099
14, 21, 28 May 2020 $8,599 $8,899 $11,299 $12,599 $14,699
04, 18 June 2020 $10,099 $10,399 $12,799 $14,099 $16,199
11 June 2020 $10,299 $10,599 $12,999 $14,299 $16,399
25 June 2020 $9,599 $9,899 $12,299 $13,599 $15,699
02 July 2020 $9,099 $9,399 $11,799 $13,099 $15,199
09, 16, 23 July 2020 $8,699
$6,959
$8,999
$7,199
$11,399
$9,119
$12,699
$11,429
$14,799
$13,319
30 July 2020 $8,699 $8,999 $11,399 $12,699 $14,799
06, 13 August 2020 $9,199
$7,359
$9,499
$7,599
$11,899
$9,519
$13,199
$11,879
$15,299
20 August 2020 $9,399 $9,699 $12,099 $13,399 $15,499
27 August 2020 $9,299 $9,599 $11,999 $13,299 $15,399
03 September 2020 $10,099 $10,399 $12,799 $14,099 $16,199
10, 24 September 2020 $11,399 $11,699 $14,099 $15,399 $17,499
17 September 2020 $11,099 $11,399 $13,799 $15,099 $17,199
01 October 2020 $10,399 $10,699 $13,099 $14,399 $16,499
08, 15 October 2020 $10,999 $11,299 $13,699 $14,999 $17,099
05 November 2020 $9,699 $9,999 $12,399 $13,699 $15,799
12 November 2020 $9,099 $9,399 $11,799 $13,099 $15,199
19 November 2020 $8,699
$6,959
$8,999
$7,199
$11,399
$9,119
$12,699
$10,159
$14,799
$11,839
  • All fares are per guest in AU dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.

Current Offers:

100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 20% on non-suite stateroom categories.Disclaimer

SUITES 100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 20% on “Suite” stateroom categories.Disclaimer

GRAND SUITES 100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 20% on “Grand Suite” stateroom categories.Disclaimer

2020 River Heritage Club Savings River Heritage Club members save $300 on this sailing.Disclaimer

For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

Terms & Conditions

100th Anniversary Celebration Event is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2020 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 4 January 2020 and 29 February 2020. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. All fares and savings listed are in AUD. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

 

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

EXCURSIONS

  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic S.S. São Gabriel
  • 3 nights in Lisbon at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon (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

EXPERIENCES

  • 2 countries: Spain and Portugal
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture

DAY 1: Lisbon

Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital, which is undergoing a remarkable rebirth of late. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally-made pastry with an intriguing tale all its own. Vibrant, colorful and picturesque, Lisbon will continually surprise you. Glorious historic architecture reflects the wealth brought in during the “Age of Discovery,” when the Portuguese owned the seas, but it is also a modern center of finance and international trade.
Featured Excursion:
Lisbon city tour

Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. Get out and see the city on your own. Ride the famous iron elevator from the Baixa district up to the Bairro Alto, the cultural and bohemian heart of Lisbon, and catch a fantastic view of the city from the vantage point of São Pedro de Alcantara Belvedere. Once you reach Bairro Alto, head for São Roque, whose plain façade hides a magnificent baroque interior. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping. Your options at Centro Comercial Colombo, the biggest mall in the Iberian Peninsula, are seemingly limitless. Or try a flea market, perhaps the Campo de Santa Clara, if you prefer to hunt for unique treasures. Natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world; the many cafés and taverns tempt you to verify that claim.

You’ll check out of your Lisbon hotel and board a motorcoach, heading north through Portugal’s picturesque countryside toward Porto. En route to Porto, you’ll stop in Coimbra, home to an ancient university and a lavish baroque library considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Admire the lingering traces of the town’s Moorish and Roman past after sitting down to a traditional Portuguese lunch. After lunch, continue on to the port city at the mouth of the Douro.
Featured Excursion:
Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch

There’s much more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine—historic architecture, cutting-edge design, fabulous food and wine, and a hip, laid-back vibe. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. The city is a fascinating combination of historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture, tradition and vivacious modernity. You must choose between two distinctive—and distinctively Portuguese—ways to explore Porto. Your ship sets sail after your tour, cruising up the Douro toward Porto Antigo.
Choice of Porto city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour
In the evening, a special Gala Dinner will be prepared for you.

As you cruise along the river today, take note of the little chapels you see along the banks. Though the river is slow and calm now that it has been tamed by dams, it was once extremely hazardous. These tiny chapels mark spots where entire rabelo boat crews perished attempting to get their cargo of Port wine to Porto. Today we learn about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.
Featured Excursions:
Douro Museum
Dinner at Quinta da Avessada wine estate

Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions, a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.
Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting or Vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta

What adventures await you in Spain today? The ship docks near the Spanish border today, where you may head across the country to the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches.
Featured Excursion:
Salamanca - the Golden City and Spain's oldest university

A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today's adventures. Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. It has been singled out as one of Portugal’s 12 historic villages for its medieval beauty. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or, if you wish, you can also lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa.
Choice of Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley or Castelo Rodrigo

Guimarães or Porto? That’s the question of the day today (you really can’t go wrong either way). Guimarães is the town where Portugal was born and its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s oldest neighborhoods, picturesque Ribeira, considered the soul of the city. A tough choice awaits you today: Do you venture off to historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital, or do you stay in Porto and explore the Ribeira district on foot?
Choice of Guimarães city tour or Porto surprise discovery tour
A special Farewell Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

You’ve experienced the best of Portugal, Spain and the pristine Douro River, but now the journey comes to a close and it’s time to disembark the ship. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Porto Airport for your flight home. Your Uniworld adventure may be over, but we know you’ll enjoy the memories you’ve made for years to come.

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