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  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery
  • Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery

Spirit of Chartwell – Cultural Heritage Discovery

Vila Nova de Gaia 2 - 30 people 8 days
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Adult(s) 2.215,00 € / each
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Offer this experience You must choose between a base price or a range of dates (special seasons), when it applies. A voucher will be sent to the recipient, who will have 6 months to schedule the experience with Portugal by Wine.
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2 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 2.215,00 € / each
About the Activity
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 travelers 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 will allow you access to some of the best wines produced in Portugal.

During the cruise you will engage in many themed activities, which will allow 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.
Region Douro
Duration 8 days
Languages Portuguese, English
Starting time 17:00 hours.
Nº of people Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 30
Meeting point Vila Nova de Gaia Pier
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This activity includes
Meals served on board
Accommodation with breakfast
Specialized guide
Boat/Cruise trip
Passenger insurance
Client support 24/7
Wi-Fi
Guided tour
Wine tasting
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Regional products tasting
Art & culture
Wine cellars
Wine bar
Transfers
Entry to museums
Welcome drink
This activity does not include
Personal expenses
Conditions
Itinerary:

Day 1
  • 17H00 - Embarkation at Vila Nova de Gaia pier
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 2
  • Breakfast on board
  • Porto city tour with a visit to the Port Wine Cellars
  • Lunch on board
  • Ship sails from Vila Nova de Gaia to Entre-os-Rios
  • Vintage Port opening ceremony
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight at Entre-os-Rios

Day 3
  • Breakfast on board
  • Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Régua
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Lamego
  • Dinner at a wine estate
  • Overnight at Peso da Régua

Day 4
  • Breakfast served on board
  • Ship sails from Régua to Barca D'Alva
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Castelo Rodrigo
  • Dinner on board
  • Portuguese music show on board
  • Overnight at Barca D'Alva

Day 5
  • Breakfast on board
  • Tour to Salamanca with lunch and Flamenco show
  • Barbecue dinner on sundeck
  • Overnight at Barca D'Alva

Day 6
  • Breakfast service on board
  • Ship sails from Barca D'Alva to Régua
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Mateus Palace
  • Lecture: Portugal Today
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight at Peso da Régua

Day 7
  • Breakfast on board
  • Ship sails from Régua to Entre-os-Rios
  • Visit and lunch at Quinta da Aveleda
  • Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight at Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 8
  • Breakfast on board
  • 09H00 - Disembarkation at Vila Nova de Gaia pier

Included:
  • Cruise and all meals on board
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Activities on board
  • Meals off the ship
  • Tours and guided visits mentioned in the program

Not Included:
  • Private tours
  • Selected wines
  • Bar drinks
  • Store products
  • Everything not mentioned in the "included" section
  • Transfers In and Out

All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.
Cancellation policy
Cancellations up to 15 days before the departure date: 75% penalty;
Cancellations less than 15 days before the departure date: 100% penalty.
Notes
The vessel has a professional tour guide who is available to help passengers choose and attend tours on land. The shore tours may be adjusted depending on road conditions, traffic, holidays, and weather. When meals are included in a tour, the price includes wine and water. Every evening on board, there will be a briefing about the tours.

DouroAzul reserves the right to cancel the cruise if the minimum number of cabins is not reached. In case of cancellation by DouroAzul, it will be given the possibility of reschedule the cruise on another date or cancelling it without costs.

The service's performance or continuity may be conditioned by eventual adverse weather conditions or safety constraints, breakdown or unexpected maintenance of the ship, imposed by the Authorities, in any way.
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