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DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE

& Picos De Europa

Combine an incredible driving tour of the Picos de Europa and Portugal with a wonderful 6 day Douro river cruise on board CroisiEurope's premium river cruise ship, MS Gil Eanes from Porto. Portugal offers exquisite food, idyllic scenery and captivating history. Visitors will be left in awe of its majestic cities, golden beaches, imposing castles and cobblestone villages and, above all, its incredible drives.

The Douro Valley is known locally as the enchanted valley. Following a route between the viewpoints that offer the best vistas, you need to cross the Douro River from north to south and back again. However, along the way you can admire breathtaking landscapes over the river and visit vineyards, towns and villages until you reach Miranda do Douro, the point at which the river enters Portugal. The N222 between Pinhão and Régua was voted the World’s Best Drive in 2015. We also recommend the N101 from Régua through Mesão Frio in the direction of Amarante and the N322-3 between Pinhão and Alijó.

Porto’s charms are as subtle as the nuances of an aged tawny port, best savoured slowly on a romp through the hilly backstreets of Miragaia, Ribeira and Massarelos. It’s the quiet moments of reflection and the snapshots of daily life that you’ll remember most, the slosh of the Douro against the docks, the snap of laundry drying in river winds, the sound of port glasses clinking, the sight of young lovers discreetly tangled under a landmark bridge, on the rim of a park fountain, in the crumbling notch of a graffiti-blasted wall

The Picos de Europa on the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, is probably the most stunning National Park in Spain, or even Europe. The contrasts within these 300 square miles of spectacular natural beauty, that link Cantabria and Asturias, are amazing. Small mountain villages are tucked away in the higher slopes and are almost completely isolated. Deep gorges that plunge vertically down into deep river valleys, sparkling lakes and magical forests make this an adventure playground just begging to be explored.

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The Picos de Europa & Douro River Cruise Itinerary

Drive to the Port to board an evening overnight Brittany ferries sailing to Spain.

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Look What’s Included

• Return Brittany Ferries Crossing from the UK to Spain - see other crossings options above

• 2 berth inside cabin on overnight crossings
- upgrades available on request

• 2 Nights at the Parador Hotel, Cangas de Onís‎

• 1 Night at the Parador Hotel, Benavente, Spain

• 1 Night at the Longroiva Hotel and Spa, Portugal

• 2 Nights at the Monverde Wine Hotel, Amarante, Portugal

• Return Transfers from the Monverde Wine Hotel & the Cruise Ship Terminal in Porto

• 6 Day, 5 Night Douro River Cruise on-board CroisiEurope's Premium Vessel, MS Gil Eanes

• Selected Drinks on board with meals and at the bar between Midday and Midnight

• 1 Night at the Parador Hotel in Benavente, Spain

• 1 Night at the Parador Hotel Santillana Gil Blas, Santillana del Mar, Spain

• Breakfast each morning & meals as meal basis below

• Detailed Road-Book featuring Maps, Great Drives, Cruise Information & Local Attractions

• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

• Complimentary Car Parking at all Hotels including Secure Car Parking at the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel for the duration of the cruise

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OUR TOUR

HOTELS

See our selection of  wonderful hotels, all of which have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location

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Ms Gil Eanes

Built in 2015, MS Gil Eanes has 66 cabins and carries 132 passengers. Upper and Mid Deck cabins have large picture windows and balconies and share four suites, the two suites on the Upper Deck have a terrace. Panoramic windows on the Main Deck provide great views. Meals are served in the restaurant and music, and dancing takes place in the lounge and bar. The Sun Deck has a pool and sun-loungers to relax while cruising

Dates & Prices

Drive & Cruise Tour

Including 5 Nights in Spain, 3 Nights in Portugal & 5 Nights Cruising the Douro River

2022 Dates

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room/cabin

Middle Deck Cabin Upgrade - £150.00 per person / Middle Deck Suite Upgrade - £350.00 per person

Upper Deck Cabin Upgrade - £200.00 Per Person / Upper Deck Suite Upgrade - £400.00 per person

Sole Occupancy Supplement - £1100.00 (Middle Deck & Upper Deck Strictly On Request & may Incur Additional Charges)

Meal Basis - Breakfast each morning (excluding Brittany Ferries crossings), 4 Lunches & 12 Evening Meals

plus All Drinks on board the cruise (selected drinks) with meals and at the bar between Midday and Midnight.

Single Occupancy Supplement - £1100.00 (Middle Deck & Upper Deck Strictly On Request & Additional Charges will Apply)

The deposit for this tour is 30% of the holiday cost and the balance is payable 120 days prior to departure

Other Tours to The Picos de Europa Include

PICOS DE EUROPA

& THE PYRENEES

6th June & 5th September

From:

£2149.00

NORTHERN SPAIN &

THE PICOS DE EUROPA

6th June & 5th September

From:

£1499.00

PORTUGAL, DOURO VALLEY

& THE PICOS DE EUROPA

6th June & 19th September

From:

£1599.00