Flights included!

Douro River Discovery, Morocco, Spain & Mediterranean Cruise

   
Destination:
, Portugal
Duration:
30 Nights
Offer ends:
30 August 2024
Valid for travel:
3 July 2025,

Details

This tailor-made European getaway combines a Portugal-and-Spain river cruise with a luxury Holland America Line Mediterranean voyage.

Flying to Porto, your holiday begins with a one-night hotel stay before embarking on a seven-night Emerald cruise of the mighty Douro River. Explore the medieval towns and picturesque landscapes that lie on the border between Portugal and Spain, from Vega de Terrón’s terraced vineyards to the UNESCO-protected Old City of Salamanca.

Disembarking on your return to Porto, you’ll transfer to Lisbon to enjoy a one-night hotel stay ahead of your embarkation on Holland America Line’s impressive Oosterdam. Settle into your luxurious cabin and enjoy the journey as you sail to Casablanca in Morocco. Next, uncover the treasures of the Mediterranean, from glamorous Cannes and Portofino to eternal Rome and the smoking Stromboli Volcano. Disembarking in Athens, your journey ends with a two-night hotel stay.

Inside – Twin Share 
From Sydney $11,999* per person based on twin share 
From Perth $11,999* per person based on twin share 
From Brisbane $12,499* per person based on twin share 
From Melbourne $12,499* per person based on twin share 
From Adelaide $12,899 per person based on twin share 

Ocean View – Twin Share  
From Sydney $11,999* per person based on twin share 
From Perth $12,999* per person based on twin share 
From Brisbane $13,499* per person based on twin share 
From Melbourne $13,499* per person based on twin share 
From Adelaide $13,899* per person based on twin share 

Verandah – Twin Share 
From Sydney $14,999* per person based on twin share 
From Perth $14,999* per person based on twin share 
From Brisbane $15,499* per person based on twin share 
From Melbourne $15,499* per person based on twin share 
From Adelaide $15,899* per person based on twin share 

Signature Suite – Twin Share 
From Sydney $17,999* per person based on twin share 
From Perth $17,999* per person based on twin share 
From Brisbane $18,499* per person based on twin share 
From Melbourne $18,499* per person based on twin share 
From Adelaide $18,899* per person based on twin share 

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Inclusions

  • 17 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam
  • 7 night full-board river cruise on board Emerald Radiance: Included Excursions - Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting, Guided tour of Salamanca, Tour to Castelo Rodrigo, Guided tour of Lamego, Guided tour of Porto.
  • 1-night four-star stay in Porto at the Bessa Hotel Boavista with breakfast
  • 1-night four-star hotel stay in Lisbon at the Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental with breakfast
  • 2-night four-star stay in Athens at the Athens Tiare Hotel with breakfast
  • All Flights, Taxes and Transfers
  • Overnight flights

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly Overnight to Porto
Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination. 

Day 2 – Porto – Hotel Stay
From Ribeira’s colourful houses to the panoramic views from Clérigos Tower, Porto brims with beauty and excitement. During a one-night hotel stay, sip Port wine at the Vila Nova de Gaia and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Bolhão Market.

Day 3 - Porto: Embark Emerald Radiance & Overnight in Port
Expertly navigating the rivers of Europe, Emerald’s contemporary Star-Ships have been specially designed to mirror the beauty of their majestic surroundings. Iconic features include the three-tiered atrium and the indoor-outdoor pool.

Day 4 - Porto
Explore Portugal’s “City of Bridges,” marvelling at the architectural wonders and delighting in the taste of port wine. Spend an afternoon discovering this beguiling city’s hidden gems and vibrant atmosphere. 

Days 4 - 5 – Pinhão: Overnight in Port
Discover the enchantment of Pinhão, Portugal. Amidst terraced vineyards and the Douro River, this village captivates with scenic cruises and world-renowned Port wines. Let Pinhão ignite your exploration and indulge in authentic Portuguese flavors. 

Day 5 - 6 – Vega de Terrón: Overnight in Port
Unleash your wanderlust with an unforgettable journey from Vega de Terrón to Salamanca. Explore UNESCO-listed architectural marvels like Plaza Mayor and the renowned University, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this captivating city.

Day 6 – Salamanca
Nicknamed the “Golden City” for its sandstone buildings, Salamanca brims with UNESCO-protected architectural gems, from the 12th century University of Salamanca to its pair of cathedrals and the bustling Plaza Mayor. 

Day 7 – Pocinho
Embark on a soul-stirring journey to Pocinho, Portugal. Surrender to the allure of its stunning Douro Valley, where vineyards and rugged beauty converge, and let the spirit of this enchanting destination awaken your senses. 

Day 7 - 8 – Régua: Overnight in Port
Régua, Portugal’s Douro Valley treasure. Sip exquisite wines, cruise along the river, and admire terraced vineyards. Let this town’s beauty and viticultural legacy inspire your Portuguese adventure.

Day 9 – Porto: Overnight in Port
Vibrant Portuguese city famous for port wine. Roman fort, Moorish influence, and maritime riches. Graceful bridges, picturesque riverfront, renowned port wine lodges. A bustling centre with deep historical roots and rich cultural heritage. 

Day 10 – Porto: Disembark & Lisbon Hotel Stay
Disembark in Porto and enjoy a one-night hotel stay in Lisbon. Explore cobblestone streets winding through pastel-coloured buildings adorned with intricate tiles. Explore the lively Bairro Alto district for vibrant nightlife or delight in the melancholic melodies of Fado music.

Day 11 – Lisbon: Embark Oosterdam
Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style. 

Days 12 – 13 – Relax at sea 

Day 14 – Casablanca
Step into the timeless allure of Casablanca. With its blend of tradition and modernity, bustling markets, and rich history, it’s a city that invites you to immerse yourself in Moroccan authenticity and vibrant energy.

Day 15 – Gibraltar
Experience the captivating blend of cultures and history in Gibraltar. With its iconic rock, stunning vistas, and maritime charm, it’s a place that invites you to explore a unique fusion of British and Mediterranean influences.

Day 16 – Málaga
Embrace the sunny enchantment of Málaga, Spain. With its golden beaches, historic sites, and vibrant culture, it’s a city that offers a blend of relaxation and exploration, inviting you to savour the Mediterranean spirit.

Day 17 – Palma de Mallorca
Discover Palma de Mallorca, Spain’s Mediterranean gem. Bask on golden beaches, explore the enchanting old town, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Palma’s beauty and vibrant energy captivate your soul and create unforgettable memories.

Day 18 – Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain’s Mediterranean jewel, harmonizes history and modernity. Gaudí’s architecture, bustling La Rambla, and vibrant beachfront create a captivating blend of culture, art, and coastal allure.

Day 19 – Cannes
Experience the allure of Cannes on the French Riviera. From its dazzling beaches to its prestigious events, immerse yourself in the glamour and beauty of this iconic destination.

Day 20 – Portofino
Discover Portofino, Italy’s Riviera gem. Indulge in luxury, bask in coastal elegance, and immerse in Italian allure. Let this town’s charm and sophistication inspire your Mediterranean dream getaway.

Day 21 – Livorno
Discover Livorno’s captivating history and vibrant character. From medieval roots to a haven for the persecuted, this city enchants. Explore markets, savour a meal, and immerse yourself in its authentic charm.

Day 22 – Civitavecchia
Embrace the allure of Civitavecchia, Italy—a gateway to timeless wonders. From its ancient Roman origins to its picturesque waterfront, let Civitavecchia transport you to a world of history, beauty, and unforgettable adventures.

Day 23 – Stromboli Volcano: Scenic Cruising
During a day of scenic cruising, you’ll get to marvel at Italy’s most active volcano. Nicknamed the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean” for its near-constant eruptions, Stromboli towers almost 3,000 metres above sea level.

Day 24 – Valletta
Discover Valletta, Malta’s captivating capital, where ornate palaces, museums, and historic fortifications await. Stroll the narrow streets with overhanging balconies, immerse in its rich heritage, and let Valletta’s charm inspire your every step.

Day 24 – La Goulette
Unveil La Goulette, Tunisia—a coastal gem where history and culture intertwine. Sun-kissed beaches, vibrant markets, and Mediterranean charm beckon, inviting you to immerse in the allure of this North African treasure.

Day 26 – Relax at sea

Day 27 – Gytheio
Once the port of ancient Sparta, Gytheio boasts a charming harbour lined with colourful fishing boats and fresh seafood tavernas. Explore the neoclassical mansions clinging to the hillside or visit the Venetian castle on the peninsula’s tip.

Day 28 - 29 – Athens: Disembark Oosterdam & Hotel Stay
Soaring mountains, UNESCO World Heritage sites, unspoilt green spaces and byzantine churches – Athens is a beguiling destination of beauty, mythology and history. The iconic Acropolis gazes out on urban sprawl from the heart of the city.

Day 30 - 31 – Athens: Fly Home
Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as 4 July 2024 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on economy flights and include taxes, carriers’ terms and conditions apply.  Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Imaging Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details. 

Terms and Conditions apply, for full details please visit imagineholidays.com.au. All prices shown in AUS Dollars. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a Vista Suite and include flights from Sydney (regional flights available at a supplement). Credit cards charged at 1.5%, if paying by AMEX a charge of 2.5% will be added. Prices are correct at the time of print and are subject to change. Offer applies to new bookings only. Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating. 

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$11,999* | per person twin share (Inside)
Flights included!
Destination:
, Portugal
Duration:
30 Nights
Offer ends:
30 August 2024
Valid for travel:
3 July 2025

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