Lisbon is a city of incomparable beauty, marked by a rich history and a great culture. Pastel houses, blue waters and trams that evoke San Francisco will captivate you. The Portuguese capital is a city that has crossed history with brilliance, the perfect combination of a rich past that gives it its charm and attractive modernity. You will enjoy 3 days in Lisbon before joining the POB cruise in the heart of Portugal.
Tour Operator: CroisiEurope River Cruises
Ship capacity: 160
Age range: 1 to 99
Operated in: English
Tour id: 135015
Day 1: LISBON
At the end of the day, we’ll check in to a 4-star hotel in Lisbon. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you, please.
Day 2: LISBON
This morning, we’ll set out for a guided tour of Lisbon. We’ll discover the Belém Cultural Center and its famous Belém tower, an architectural jewel and a symbol of the Age of Discovery. We’ll also visit the Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. In the afternoon, we’ll take a panoramic tour of Lisbon, also known as “the City of the Light”. Afterwards, we’ll return to our hotel. The evening is free to do as you please.
Day 3: LISBON – COIMBRA – PORTO
Departure by coach to Coimbra, a romantic source of inspiration to many a poet. This afternoon, we’ll discover this charming city that cascades down the hillside to the Rio Mondego. After our tour, we’ll hit the road again towards Porto. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto by night.
Day 4: PORTO – REGUA
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
Day 5: REGUA – PINHAO – PORTO ANTIGO
Take part in our optional excursion for both packages: The Douro Museum and the Quinta do Tedo. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 6: PORTO ANTIGO – PORTO
We’ll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us on the optional excursions proposed :CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We’ll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.The evening is free to do as you please.
Day 7: PORTO – Guimarães – PORTO
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed :CLASSIC: Tour of Guimarães.DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaia and tasting of some of the local wines*.Tonight’s our gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.
Day 8: PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.
Guided tours of Lisbon and Coimbra
Lunch on D2 and D3
Double-occupancy cabin with shower in the bathroom