Discover Green Galicia and Douro Cruise

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays, and £99 for the rest of the world.

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  • Western Europe

  • Active pace

  • River cruise

Marvel at the lush green vistas and striking Atlantic coastline of Galicia, as they unfurl before you on this leisurely scenic tour before relaxing on board a river cruise through the breathtakingly beautiful Douro Valley.

At a glance


  • Santiago de Compostela City sightseeing
  • Wine tasting Combarro Guided visit
  • Poio Monastery Pontevedra City sightseeing
  • La Coruña City sightseeing
  • Ourense City sightseeing
  • Cañon de Sil
  • Porto
  • Regua
  • Barca d'Alva
  • Vega de Teron
  • Ferradosa
  • Pinhão

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks on cruise
  • All airport and port taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Marvel at the lush green vistas and striking Atlantic coastline of Galicia, as they unfurl before you on this leisurely scenic tour before relaxing on board a river cruise through the breathtakingly beautiful Douro Valley.

Cabin upgrade offer: Upgrade to an upper deck stateroom for the same price as a middle deck stateroom on this date. Simply change your cabin in the booking process to receive the offer.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 14 dinners

UK - Porto

Day
1

Travel to Porto where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porto - Vigo - Rias Bajas

Day
2

After breakfast, start the day with a walking tour of Porto’s city centre. This is the second largest city in Portugal, located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ''Cidade Invicta'' or the city from where the country originally expanded, is nowadays famed not only for the Port wine cellars, one of which you will visit today, but also for several monuments, museums, churches, bridges, markets, fairs, green spaces and popular dynamics. Continue to the Rias Bajas (lower bays) area, stop to enjoy the fantastic natural setting of the city of Vigo, before arriving at your accommodation for the next five nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rias Bajas - Santiago De Compostela - Rias Bajas

Day
3

After breakfast depart to visit Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The old city quarters have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and they are home to St James’ Cathedral, the destination of the Camino de Santiago (the pilgrimage route of St James’). Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

O Grove - La Toja - Combarro - Poio - Pontevedra

Day
4

Discover the Rias Bajas region heading north to the charming fishing village of O Grove for a delightful included boat trip to taste some of the local delicacies such as oysters and mussels. Cross the O Grove bridge to the island of La Toja and admire the tranquil, pretty gardens and spectacular coastal scenery. From here, head back to Combarro enjoying the unique ambience of this traditional fishing village, before continuing to Poio for a visit to the Monastery, which in 1548 became a college of theology and now houses the largest library in Galicia. The day ends in Pontevedra, a city rich in historical and religious heritage, where the included sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city's fascinating monuments before returning to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

La Coruña

Day
5

Today journey to La Coruña, the 'Balcony over the Atlantic'. The city has its origins in sea trade and its icon is the Tower of Hercules, a roman lighthouse still guiding seamen to this day. La Coruña is full of contrasts, with elements of the shipping trade that have remained unchanged for years set side by side with a modern, vibrant city laden with shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants. The included city tour with a local guide will acquaint you with the highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Atlantic Coast scenic drive to Finisterre

Day
6

Enjoy an excursion along the Atlantic Coast to Finisterre, often called 'the end of the earth' because of its position as one of the westernmost points on the European mainland. This route offers up some truly stunning coastal scenery; a blend of cliffs and rocks, white sandy beaches and lush marshlands.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ourense - Cañon de Sil - Porto

Day
7

Check out from the hotel in Rias Bajas today and head first to Ourense, a tranquil city made up of narrow streets, pretty squares and pleasant gardens. A local guide will show you many interesting religious buildings of varying styles with the pinnacle being the 12th century Cathedral and the thermal springs dating back to Roman times.. Continue to Cañon de Sil, an impressive canyon which is hundreds of metres deep affording incredible views. Explore the villages and monasteries that lie on its ridges before continuing to Porto for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porto to embark your cruise ship

Day
8

Transfer to Porto and your ship for embarkation. This evening, an optional excursion to see Porto by night is available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porto

Day
9

After breakfast, there will be an optional guided tour of medieval Porto, Portugal's second largest city. Venture the steep, winding lanes of the town, edged by grand archways and magnificent churches, before travelling to Vila Nova de Gaia. Visit one of the producers of the port wine that the region is famous for, followed by wine tasting. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover Porto at leisure. After dinner, there will be a folk evening on board.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porto - Régua

Day
10

The morning is yours to discover Porto at leisure or for you to take an optional excursion to Guimarães. The birthplace of Afonso Henriques, the first independent king of Portugal. Guimarães is renowned for its historical treasures including many museums. Return on board and cruise to Régua and pass through the gigantic lock at Carrapatello. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through Régua by night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Régua - Vega de Teron

Day
11

This morning, enjoy an optional excursion to Vila Real for a visit to the beautiful manor and gardens of Solar de Mateus. In the afternoon, rejoin your ship in Pinhão, the geographical centre of the demarcated port wine making region. Later, your ship continues cruising amidst the steep, terraced vineyards that line the banks of the river, en route to Vega de Teron. Enjoy a flamenco evening on board.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barca d'Alva

Day
12

After breakfast, there is a full day optional excursion to the Spanish city of Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in the world. The city has been well-preserved and has beautiful stone-built noblemen's houses, convents and palaces scattered among the faculty buildings. The architecture reflects its Roman, Arabic and Christian past, and it is also said to have the most impressive town square in the whole of Spain

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barca d'Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhão

Day
13

Continue your journey through the stunning countryside of the Douro Valley, arriving in Ferradosa after lunch. There is an optional excursion in the afternoon that takes you through vineyards where grapes are grown for the production of local wines before heading to a Quinta to taste Port wine. Rejoin the ship in Pinhão before your Gala evening tonight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pinhão - Porto

Day
14

This morning, there is an optional excursion to the ancient town of Lamego, 12km from the banks of the Douro. This includes a visit to the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary, 600m above the town, the medieval castle, the church of Almacave with its azulejo lined walls and gilded woodwork on the altars, and the Cathedral. After lunch on board, the ship continues its journey to Porto. Tonight, there is a fado evening on board, where you can hear the traditional songs of Lisbon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Porto - UK

Day
15

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or a similar standard.

The following cruise optional excursion package can be purchased at the time of booking from £255 per person and includes:

Porto
Day 8: Porto by night excursion
Day 9: Guided city tour including Palacio da Bolsa and San Francisco Church
Guimaraes
Day 10: City visit 
Vila Real
Day 11: City tour and visit to Solar de Mateus manor and gardens with a 'cristas de galo' tasting
Salamanca
Day 12: City visit including cathedral and university
Sao Salvador da Mundo
Day 13: Wines of Porto vineyards route and wine tasting
Lamego
Day 14: Guided tour

Note: All optional excursions are subject to change and a minimum number of participants are required for them to operate. Please note that the optional excursion package can only be booked up to 35 days prior to departure.

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an optional excursion package.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Porto: Villa Covelo (3*)
  • Rias Bajas: Tryp (3*)

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