Sku: 139639

Discover a unique way of life with this stunning tour covering the exquisite Douro Valley through to Salamanca, Spain’s beautiful “Golden City”.


Start and end in Porto! With the River Cruise tour Family Club: Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise), you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Porto, Portugal and 9 other destinations in Europe. Family Club: Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise) include accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Additional Info:

Tour Operator: CroisiEurope River Cruises
Ship capacity: 160
Age range: 1 to 99
Operated in: English
Tour id: 139639


As a family, immerse yourself in the heart of Portugal and Spain’s festive and warm atmosphere where you can discover a unique way of life. You will visit Porto, a subtle mixture of modernity and history famous for its wine, or Salamanca and its cathedral, Spain’s “golden city”. It has a rich architectural, religious and gastronomic culture.


Day 1: PORTO

You’ll board our ship at 5 p.m. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us this evening for an optional excursion: CLASSIC package: 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 during a panoramic tour. The country’s former maritime feats transformed Porto little by little. We can see its past splendour on almost every street corner. Our tour includes the Sao Bento train station, known for its impressive Azulejo tilework. Our ship will remain in port overnight.


Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the second-largest city in Portugal oozes singular charm. Its staircase streets, colourful laundry hanging above, and bright blue frescoes in the Ribeira neighbourhood are testimony to its vibrant spirit, history, and beliefs. This morning, the optional excursions are – CLASSIC package: Porto. Join us on a coach tour of Porto. Notable stops include Bolsa Palace—with a visit to the Golden Room and the lavishly decorated Arab Room—and then the Church of Saint Francis, a Gothic and baroque masterpiece. At the end of our tour, we will visit a famous wine cellar for a tasting. After our excursion, we’ll return to the ship. – FAMILY package: World of Discoveries. This interactive museum and theme park traces the odysseys of Portuguese explorers and how they changed the world. The first rooms show us life on board and how these ambitious men made their marks. A fun boat ride recounting the conquest of other continents follows. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy what the valley has to offer from the comfort of our ship. Vineyards and wild, preserved natural areas border the Douro River, which has been tamed by dams and locks. We will pass through the giant Carrapatello Lock, boasting the highest water-level difference in Europe. We’ll arrive in Peso da Régua during the evening. Our ship will remain in port overnight. Enjoy a free evening to explore Peso da Régua on your own or cut up the rug in the lounge!


In the morning, we’ll set out on an optional 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 tour includes a tasting of the famous Cristas de Galo wine and local pastries. We’ll then head to Mateus Palace, a beautiful 18th-century manor. Take a stroll through the magnificent gardens that surround the palace. After our tour, we’ll return on board Pinhão. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Vega de Terron. We’ll cruise through the celebrated Porto vineyards, where men carved the terraces in the mountains to grow the vines. Sustained through the river fog and bathed by the sun, they produce the famous Port wine. We’ll travel through the Valeira and Pocinho locks before arriving in Vega de Terron at the end of the day. 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 centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Optional, all-day excursions proposed: – CLASSIC package: Salamanca. On foot, you’ll discover the main parts of the city, including the cathedral and the internationally renowned university. – FAMILY package: Pool time in Salamanca. Fun for the whole family, including slides and spa areas. The Aldehuela sports complex is located on the banks of the Tormes River. Big and small can take advantage of a relaxing day at the pool. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, return to the ship at the end of the afternoon, and begin to cruise to Senhora da Ribeira. We will once again cruise through the magnificent Douro Valley, covered in vineyards that plunge into the river, so sit back and enjoy the scenery. Tonight is our festive gala evening.


In the morning, the optional CLASSIC package excursion is the Wine Route in Porto. This is the ideal time to get a closer look at these incredible vineyards. We will travel on winding roads through sublime landscapes, passing through typical villages such as San Salvator do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pesqueira. At the end of our tour, we’ll enjoy a tasting of Port wine. The ship will cruise to Leverinho in the afternoon. Head up to the Sun Deck to catch some rays and admire the scenery. 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.



All meals included – DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the barRefined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktailFree Wi-Fi onboardHeadsets are included for excursionsOfficial welcome from the captain and crew onboard activities travel assistance and repatriation insurance port fees included special “FAMILY” OFFERS: FREE for kids up to 16 years old (excluding deck supplement, category supplement and excursions, limited to two children per paying adult)A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ADAPTED FOR KIDSA CABIN NEXT TO Mom and Dad (5 years old and up – number of cabins limited)or accommodations in the same cabin (max. 1 child)KIDS MENUS


Official welcome from the captain and crew


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)

Welcome cocktail

Gala dinner

Additional Services

World of Discoveries interactive museum and theme park(1)

Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess

Onboard entertainment

Spanish-themed evening

Traditional folk entertainment

Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

All port fees.

TransportCruise ship


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