The Spirit of Chartwell Cruise - Porto - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Explore the beautiful Douro Valley on this 7 night cruise, taking in beautiful scenery, quaint villages and pretty riverside cities.
  • Some highlights include a cooking class, a Flamenco show in Salamanca, and a Porto city tour.
  • The Spirit of Chartwell is a small, elegant vessel with art deco influences. Our members may choose from a Cabin or a Suite, with Full Board dining.

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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)


Your Destination

Discover the colourful valleys, sprawling vineyards, and striking views of the Douro Valley. This beautiful region of fertile hills and vineyards, classified as a World Heritage Site, produces flavourful Port wine – one of Portugal's greatest national treasures.

This region has been producing wine for nearly two thousand years and its terraced landscape is a sight to behold. In between the vineyards are scattered tiny villages, unchanged for centuries, riverside cities and winding, deserted roads.

Some highlights on your itinerary include:
Lamego - This pretty old town is famed for its beautiful architecture, most notably the hilltop Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies (Nossa Senhora dos Remédios) from which you can admire stunning views over the sprawling vineyards below. Don't leave without trying the local drink 'raposeira' - a fragrant sparkling wine.
Porto- An historic riverside city characterised by its narrow streets, picturesque buildings and colourful local markets. It is something of a pilgrimage for Port wine lovers too, and a visit to the ancient cellars is a must for any visitor! It's no wonder this entire city has been named a UNESCO world heritage site.
Salamanca -  Pop over to Spain for a culture filled afternoon of Flamenco, food and music in this stunning city. A UNESCO World Heritage site populated with some 35,000 students and an endless number of monumental palaces, cathedrals, churches and museums. It is also home to Europe’s 3rd oldest University, just behind Oxford and Bologna.

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from Airport and Check-in
Welcome cocktail
Dinner on board
Ship Overnight in Entre-os-Rios

Day 2
Breakfast service on board
Lunch and visit to Quinta da Aveleda
Ship sail from Entre-os-Rios to Pinhão
Lecture : Douro Region
Vintage Port Open Bottle Ceremony
Dinner on board
Ship Overnight in Pinhão
Day 3
Ship sails from Pinhão to Barca d'Alva
Breakfast on board
Cooking class on board
Lunch on board
Excursion to Castelo Rodrigo
Dinner on board
Portuguese folk music show
Ship Overnight in Barca d'Alva
Day 4
Beakfast on board
Trip to Salamanca with Flamenco show and lunch
Dinner barbecue on board
Overnight in Barca d'Alva
Day 5
Ship sails from Barca d'Alva to Régua
Breakfast on board
Lecture: Portugal History
Trip and Visit to Mateus Palace and Gardens
Lunch on Board
Dinner at a wine production Quinta
Ship Overnight in Régua
Day 6
Breakfast service on board
Tour to Lamego
Lunch on board
Lecture: Portugal Today
Dinner on board
Ship Overnight in Entre-os-Rios
Day 7
Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Porto
Breakfast service on board
Lunch on board
Porto city tour
Farewell Dinner
Overnight in Porto  
Day 8
Breakfast on board
09.30 Check-out and Disembarkation

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Your Ship

Our members can choose between a Standard Cabin or a Suite

The Spirit of Chartwell, used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the Diamond Jubilee, offers guests an experience worthy of its royal heritage.

This elegant ship recreates the stylish allure of the Pullman railway carriages popular in the 1920s with shining mahogany woodwork, a relaxed piano lounge and various royal and maritime memorabilia.

With a maximum of 30 guests on board, you can be assured of personal and attentive service.

The sun deck is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine, sipping local wine as you cruise past the rolling hills of the Douro Valley.

Both sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Standard Cabin
A compact yet comfortable, outward-facing cabin featuring elegant cream and mahogony decor, twin beds, and an en suite bathroom with shower.

Amenities include air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
This spacious room is perfect for a little extra luxury, featuring a double bed, a comfortable seating area and a large panoramic window.

Amenities as above.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a full board stay. (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant, with selected drinks)

Enjoy delicious cuisine with local influences in the elegant restaurant. In the warmer months, meals can be enjoyed on the sundeck, as you watch the beautiful scenery drift past.

There is also a piano bar where guests can relax with a drink in the evenings.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary.

Porto airport to Vila Nova de Gaia pier: Approximately 30 minutes

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  • Transfers from and to Porto airport
  • Cruise, accommodation and full board dining with selecteddrinks
  • All on board activities
  • Off ship dinner events with defined drinks
  • All tours on the program, with tour escort

Not Included:

  • Private tours
  • Selected wines or other drinks

Your Contract

The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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