Welcome aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, the official ship used by Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, for a luxurious 8-day cruise on the Douro river, providing travellers with an experience worthy of their royal Heritage.
This is a barge with a capacity for 30 passengers and a maximum speed of 9 knots, where luxury is set in every detail. With a length of 64 meters, 14 luxurious double cabins, a royal suite, an elegant and luxurious restaurant, a piano bar, and an open-air upper deck, the Spirit of Chartwell is thoughtful with an awareness of the smallest details that will make your trip a lifetime experience.
Fully restored and redecorated, the Spirit of Chartwell provides the finest imported interior furnishings and delivers classic elegance in a comfortable and stately ambiance. This barge design was inspired by the luxury train Orient Express, which travelled on the Côte d'Azur until May 1939. Now, all set to receive guests with all the quality and luxury, maintains several decorative details originally chosen by the royal family. A cruise onboard the royal barge will be an Amazing Experience.
The Spirit Of Chartwell includes a variety of traditional Portuguese and Continental cuisine, equalling the country’s best. Each course is paired with the perfect selection of wines, to accent an unforgettable dining experience. However, if you intend to combine your own wine pairings, you will have access to the wine cellar, with a broad list of fine references and a professional sommelier, which allows you access to some of the best wines produced in Portugal.
During the cruise you will engage in many themed activities, which allows you to discover, with magnificence, the culture of the region. You will visit Port Wine Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, wine-producing estates in the Alto Douro Wine Region, museums, restaurants, and local attractions. The program also includes visits to medieval cities like Lamego and Castelo Rodrigo, opportunities to discover cultural landmarks as Palácio de Mateus or to immerse in the Jewish heritage of the region.
Embark on this journey and discover the Douro with the luxury, comfort, and style of a royal barge.
Nº of people
Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 30
Vila Nova de Gaia Pier