Portugal, Spain & the Douro Valley with KTBB

$3999 Nov 1-12, 2017

Starting at

$3999

Portugal, Spain & the Douro Valley

Aboard the 5-Star SS Queen Isabel

November 1-12, 2017

Explore the beautiful SS Queen Isabel

Cruise Pricing

(Prices are per person based on double occupancy)

  • Roundtrip air from DFW to Lisbon and return from Porto
  • 7 night cruise aboard the Queen Isabella
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and
    bottled water.  Some premium liquors are additional.
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by Uniworld chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients from local markets
  • All scheduled airport transfers – (day of embarkation & debarkation)
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours, Gentle Walking, and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest river view staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 156 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.
  • Items of a personal nature and some premium alcoholic beverages other than specified.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lisbon:

Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Lisbon  FEATURED EXCURSION: Lisbon city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lisbon walking tour.

You’ll have a choice as to how you wish to explore vibrant and colorful Lisbon – via a guided tour or doing as the locals do. Your guided tour takes you to the iconic Belém Tower, the spectacular Manueline Jeronimos Monastery, Alfama district and Rossio Plaza.  You’ll even get to sample a traditional delicacy, the pastéis de Belém, at a famous pastry shop.  For a taste of local life, hop on one of the traditional yellow trams that toil up and down the steep streets, and take in the views as the tram wends its way through the Old Town.  Visit the ancient castle of St. George, and take a fun spin through historic neighborhoods in a tuk tuk, the perfect vehicle for navigating the narrow streets.

Day 3: Lisbon 

Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying this breathtaking cosmopolitan city.

Day 4: Lisbon, Coimbra, transfer to Porto:  FEATURED EXCURSION: Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch.

Travel through the countryside to Porto, stopping en route to explore Coimbra, the birthplace of six of Portuguese kings.  The city is also home to the University of Coimbra, one the oldest universities in Europe, with a splendid 18th-century library, the Biblioteca Joanina.  From there, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Portuguese lunch.

Day 5: Porto, cruising the Douro River, Entre-os-Rios – FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Porto city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour.

The epicenter of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival.  Choose how you wish to experience the city, either with a panoramic tour or an intimate tour of the city on foot.  Get a feel for this vibrant town, which is simultaneously profoundly urban and moodily romantic, on your panoramic tour.  Take in the UNESCO designated 19th century Stock Exchange Palace, seeing its famous Moorish Revival-style Arab Room, before visiting Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina.  For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb 249 steps to the top of Clerigos Tower for the best view in Porto.  Other views of another kind, no less spectacular, await you at the magnificent interior of the Sao Bento railway station.

Day 6: Cruising the Douro River, Regua, Pinhao – FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Douro Museum or Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at a quinta.

Should you wish to learn more about the region’s unique winemaking history, be treated to a special lecture at the Douro Museum.  If you prefer, you can visit the legendary Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.  During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta.

Day 7: Pinhao, cruising the Douro River, Vega de Terron –  FEATURED EXCURSION: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting or Quinta da Avessada

You have a choice to visit one of two quintas.  Journey to Quinta do Seixo-a prestigious Port wine estate-for an enlightening tour of its stae-of-the-art facility.  Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production an admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room.  Others may prefer to enoy a scenic drive through Pinhao before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with an interactive museum-the first of its kind in the country, celebrating the Douro’s history and culture of wine.

Day 8: Vega de Terron (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva – FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day Salamanca tour or half day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park

Join a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals.  If you prefer a different type of experience to better understand the flora and fauna of the land, you’ll want to go on a half day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park.

 Day 9: Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pocinho, cruising the Douro River, Regua – FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Castelo Rodrigo and Archaeological Park of the Coa Valley

Travel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo.  Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century, and while here sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses.  Later in the day, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Coa Valley, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site.

Day 10: Cruising the Douro River, Porto (Guimarães) FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Guimarães city tour or Soul of Porto”, Ribeira district walking tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic Guimaraes, Portugal’s first capital and the home to its first king.  The wonderfully well-preserved Old Town with its unique architecture and charming little plaza, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Alternatively, you can explore Porto’s UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot.  In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship.

Day 11: Porto (disembark), transfer to the airport   

Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in dynamic Porto.

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Flights Included

***Air schedules are subject to change and will be advised with final documents***

Payments & Cancellations

An $800 per person deposit is due with booking.  Final payment is due July 1, 2017.  These prices reflect a 5% discount if paying by cash, check or money order.  A 5% fee is added  if using a credit card. We accept MC, VISA, and AX & DISCOVER.

CancellationsIf cancelled before March 15, 2017 , a $400 per person fee is assessed.  If cancelled before July 1, 2017, – $800 per person fee.  If cancelled on or after July 1, 2017 – package is fully non-refundable.  Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change.   Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason. Once the airfare is booked & ticketed,  it is nonrefundable, non changeable.  

FULL LEGAL NAMES must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport .

INSURANCE: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier.

Fine Print

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.  Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY: KTBB Radio & SHARON CARR TRAVEL are not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes or any Act of God occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever.  The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased KTBB Radio & SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased KTBB Radio & SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also KTBB Radio &  SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.

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