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Discover the beauty of Portugal with an 11 day River Cruise tour! Starting in Porto and ending in Sintra, you will be visiting 8 amazing destinations accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The Spectacular Vineyards and Lisbon tour includes not only hotel stays but also meals, transportation and more. So pack your bags, hop on board the cruise – it promises to be an unforgettable journey through Portugal.


Tour highlights

On our journey, experience the grandeur of the Douro Valley’s steep slopes and majestic wine terraces – no surprise it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire Porto’s stunning architecture and transport yourself to the Middle Ages in some of Portugal’s quaint hinterland villages. Salamanca in Spain will make you feel like you have stepped into a living museum, letting you experience its centuries-old buildings first-hand. For those who wish to skip Lisbon, we also offer this trip without the connecting program. However, for those who do choose to visit Lisbon afterwards will find that it is a city full of both modern amenities and classic charm.



Tour itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation 17:00 to 19:00.

Day 2
Caladas de Aregos
Laying time: 19:00
Porto city tour/trip

Day 3
Walk through tranquil Pinhão with a visit to the famous train station, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles. Visit to a traditional Quinta (winery) with lunch.

Day 4
Barca d’Alva
Creation time: 14:00
Castelo Rodrigo Excursion

Day 5
Barca d’Alva
Laying time: 20:00
Salamanca day trip

Day 6
Laying time: 14:30
Lamego Excursion

Day 7
Creation time: 14:00
Excursion to the “Cradle of the Nation of Portugal” Guimarães

Day 8
Disembarkation until 09:00.
Bus transfer to Lisbon to hotel. On the way, visit the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fátima and lunch in the university town of Coimbra.

Day 9
Day trip through the Portuguese capital Lisbon with a visit to St. George’s Castle.

Day 10
Excursion to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe, and Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the centuries-old palaces.

Day 11
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.



What’s included

3 nights with breakfast at Olissippo Marquês de Sá Hotel**** in Lisbon (or similar hotel)


COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
Mandatory in order to travel:
Fully vaccinated with double dose -> valid up to max. 9 months (one Johnsson shot is no longer considered fully vaccinated)
Fully vaccinated with double dose + booster -> no expiry
Recovery status, not-vaccinated -> valid up to max. 6 months
Recovery status, vaccinated -> valid up to max. 9 months
A PCT test only is not sufficient, except for children under the age of 12 years (no older than 72 hours).Testing prior to the cruise:
Ocean cruises only: On all our cruises, we ask all guests to present a certified negative rapid test result to embarkation, which must not be older than 48 hours. This is mandatory for all guests – regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or have recovered.
River cruises only: No test needs presented on embarkation.
Mask duty:
Wearing masks is no longer mandatory, but we recommend all guests to wear a FFP2 or medical mask wherever a minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained indoors.


Additional Services
Meals in Lisbon according to itinerary
Bold marked excursions from day 8/Lisbon
nicko cruises full board
Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
Excursion Pinhão with lunch
Entertainment program on board
Use of the swimming pool
Personal travel documents
Luggage service between pier and cabin during embarkation and disembarkation
All port and passenger fees

Cruise in an outside cabin of the booked category
nicko cruises cruise director and German-speaking local tour guide

What’s not included

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

This tour does not include travel insurance. Please make sure you are adequately covered. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred provider, or check here to see what our Travel Experts recommend.


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