Family Club: Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain)
- CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS Cruise through the Douro Valley to the Spanish border Original back-to-back cruises to discover Portugal and Spain THE MUST-SEE SITES: Salamanca and its prestigious university, one of the oldest in Europe Vila Real and the Mateus Palace gardens EVERYTHING INCLUDED ON BOARD
What's this trip about?
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - all excursions mentioned in the program - Spanish-themed evening - traditional folk entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.
You'll board our ship at 5 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us this evening for the CLASSIC package excursion: Porto by night. Enjoy a coach tour of Porto at night. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage area of one of the oldest cities in Europe ...
Boarding. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. CLASSIC package excursion: Porto by night.
Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the second-largest city in Portugal oozes singular charm. Its staircase streets, colorful laundry hanging above, and bright blue frescoes in the Ribeira neighborhood are testimony to its vibrant spirit, history, and beliefs. ...
Two excursions proposed: - CLASSIC package: Porto - FAMILY package: World of Discoveries We'll begin our cruise to Peso da Régua this afternoon.
In the morning, we'll set out on a CLASSIC/FAMILY package excursion to discover the Mateus Palace gardens in Vila Real. Built in the first half of the 18th century, this palace is considered one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal. Our tou...
CLASSIC/FAMILY package excursion: Vila Real and Mateus Palace. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Vega de Terron. Enjoy a Spanish-themed evening on board.
Salamanca is a city you will want to return to again and again. Known for its famous university founded in the 12th century, which is still open today, Salamanca is a lively and dynamic place. Its architecture is second to none, and its historic center has been listed...
Two excursions proposed: - CLASSIC package: Salamanca - FAMILY package: Pool time in Salamanca We’ll cruise to Senhora da Ribeira. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
In the morning, the CLASSIC package excursion is Pinhão and tasting of port wine. Pinhão is a small city that lives in sync with the rhythm of the river. One of its most cherished treasures is the quaint railway station, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
CLASSIC package excursion: Pinhão and tasting of port wine.The ship will cruise to Leverinho in the afternoon.Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment on board.
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
The ship will cruise to Porto. Disembarkation.
Your trip, your way, planned by an expert:
- You choose budget, destinations, activities, transport & lodging type
- Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.
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Since 1976 CroisiEurope has pioneered river cruising on the most beautiful waterways in Europe, and we are Europe’s largest and most experienced river cruise line. When you sail with us, you can relax and know that you will be well taken care of.
We have been privileged to take more than 200,000 passengers to the lands of their dreams, for the times of their lives. Our fleet of 30 ships will take you to your choice of dazzling riverside cities in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium — to the romantic Rhine Valley, the Rhône and Saône, the Seine, the beautiful blue Danube, the Douro Valley, Venice, and more — where you can explore and enjoy local food, wine, history, art and culture. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of almost 1,000 people, whose conviviality, attentiveness and professionalism ensures that your voyage will be comfortable and pleasurable. Our staff and crews speak English, and many of them speak other major European languages as well. So you’ll be in the heart of European culture and charm, but you’ll always be able to find someone who understands you.
All our vessels are fully inspected on a regular basis, and are consistently renovated and upgraded to keep pace with safety standards as well as the needs of our customers. Our entire fleet is certified compliant with VERITAS global standards, a guarantee of safety and quality.
CroisiEurope’s headquarters is situated at the crossroads of Europe, in Strasbourg, France, near the banks of the Rhine. This historic, forward-thinking city is the perfect home us: we’re grounded in the past, and excited about the future. We’re an independent, family-owned business — so even though we’re the biggest and most experienced, we’re still small and friendly. We understand the personal touch.
Come aboard! We can’t wait to show you the sights of Europe.
River Cruising: The Difference
Imagine gliding past quaint villages, ancient hillside castles and stone forts; past sun-drenched olive groves and vineyards, snow-capped mountains and thundering gorges; under glittering night-lit bridges in exotic cities. Imagine eating first-class French cuisine while floating on a sparkling river, watching the gorgeous landscape pass by.
Envision your ship docking in the heart of a beautiful, historic European city: its treasures of art, music, food, culture, and history await your leisurely exploration.
Our trips offer you the opportunity to intimately experience the culture of a region or a country, and to visit some of Europe’s most dazzling cities and towns — in France, Spain, Italy, Germany or Belgium — in ease and comfort.
Our ship will be your floating hotel: small enough to moor at a town or city port, but large enough to provide you every amenity. The capacity of just 100 to 200 passengers allows a warm and convivial atmosphere on board, as well as the opportunity for quiet privacy and independence. The pace of our river cruises is relaxed and tranquil; the scenery is gorgeous and changes moment to moment.
And river cruising is smooth, so there’s no need to worry about seasickness. Unpack your bags, and relax and enjoy the trip.
Come sail with CroisiEurope, and discover why river cruising is the new way to travel.
French Cuisine, European Flair
The heart and soul of CroisiEurope is European and international.
Other cruise lines may offer good food. With CroisiEurope, you’ll cruise the rivers of Europe aboard your own French restaurant.
We carefully design and plan our cuisine and menus in the exacting tradition of fine French gastronomy. Each meal on your cruise will give you a delightful experience of French haute cuisine. Our chefs have worked alongside such Michelin-starred greats as Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin; CroisiEurope’s head chef, Alain Bohn, was recently nominated as a member of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This esteemed French association, created 50 years ago, includes only 250 chefs worldwide.
A large number of our crew and staff speak many major European languages, so you may find yourself able to chat in Spanish, Italian, or Hungarian as well as French and English.
European countries have long been in the forefront of eco-friendly practices, and CroisiEurope is proud to have been a pioneer in this field since well before these practices became standard. Our commitment to the environment goes far beyond legal requirements.
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