Uncover the delights of the Douro on board Emerald Waterways’ new Star-Ship Emerald Radiance from £1,695pp*, cruise only. Departing 8 July 2017, this seven-night cruise sails round trip from Porto, Portugal, renowned for its Port wine, and calls at Pinhao, Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Pocinho and Regua.
Emerald Radiance, along with its two new sister vessels Emerald Liberté and Emerald Destiny, is custom-built for the river it sails on and features a Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck that is perfect for making the most of the Portuguese sun. To date it is one of Emerald Waterways’ most intimate ships with a capacity of just 112 passengers. Onboard facilities include an evening cinema, complimentary speciality tea and coffee, a wellness area, putting green and dedicated cruise manager.
Your embarkation port Porto is home of the famous Port wine and Portugal’s second largest city. Situated on the banks of the Douro River, it lies in the Costa Verde, a region steeped in history and ancient monuments with wide golden beaches and sprawling pine forests.
A highlight on this itinerary is Pinhao, a typical traditional, rustic town. Notable places of interest are the glazed tile railway station and the vine-clad terraces. From here you can visit Lamego and its baroque buildings. You can also tour charming villages like Sao Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao de Pesqueira.
The ancient city of Salamanca in western Spain offers an exciting call for culture and history enthusiasts as it is one of the country’s greatest historical and artistic places. The Plaza Mayor, a beautiful main square, is the centre of the city while on Cathedral Square you will find the city’s twin cathedrals – the Romanesque 12th century old cathedral and the new cathedral (begun in the 16th and completed in the 18th century).
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*Prices correct at time of publication.