21 Day Colours of Spain with Douro Discovery
Visit some of Spain’s most vibrant cities, including Barcelona, Madrid and Granada. Then embark on a seven-night cruise along the stunning Douro River, discovering more glorious sights of Portugal and Spain.
• Three nights in Lisbon; two nights in Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella and Seville; one night in Córdoba and Granada
• Seven nights on a premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
• Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, Cruise Director and local guides
• 38 meals – 20 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 12 dinners
• Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
• Explore 22 towns, villages and cities
• Transfers, port charges and tipping
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Ship Name: MS Douro Serenity
Room / Cabin Type: Window Stateroom
Cabin Category / Grade: (Cat. E)
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin/Double
25 August 2021
Other departures available between April – August 2020, seasonal surcharges may apply.
05 Mar 20,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1. Arrive Barcelona
On arrival at the airport in Barcelona, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.
Two Nights, Barcelona, NH Podium D
Day 2. Barcelona
Explore Barcelona’s famous landmarks on a city tour today. Drive to the famous hill of Montjuic, stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum and continue down to Placa d’Espanya on your way to the iconic Sagrada Familia. On foot, your guide will take you through the Old Town and show you the wonders of this beautiful city. B
Day 3. Barcelona, Madrid
Today, travel by train to Madrid, Spain’s lively capital. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore before sitting down to a tapas dinner at a local restaurant.
Two Nights, Madrid, NH Paseo del Prado (or similar) BD
Day 4. Madrid
On a guided tour this morning, visit Palacio Real, residence of the Spanish Royal Family, then see a selection of Madrid’s best-loved attractions. With the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps wander the lawns of Parque del Retiro or browse the Prado Museum. B
Day 5. Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba
Today, travel to Toledo for a guided tour. Explore the Old Town’s winding cobbled streets and its majestic 13th-century cathedral before continuing to Córdoba.
Córdoba, NH Amistad BD
Day 6. Córdoba
Enjoy a guided tour of Córdoba, during which you’ll admire the Mezquita of Córdoba, a medieval mosque converted to a cathedral. Continue to Granada, where you’ll pay a visit to the magnificent Alhambra Palace.
Granada, Alhambra Palace Hotel BD
Experience a revival of grand Spanish hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace.
Day 7. Granada, Marbella
Take a guided tour of Granada then enjoy a picturesque drive to Marbella. Savour your Insider Experience today.
Two Nights, NH Marbella BL
Savour a lovingly home-cooked meal with a local Spanish family surrounded by olive groves and charming villages.
Day 8. Marbella, Gibraltar
Today, journey to the British overseas territory of Gibraltar for a guided tour. Here, you’ll marvel at the famous Rock of Gibraltar and discover its fascinating history. B
Day 9. Marbella, Ronda, Seville
This morning after breakfast, travel to Ronda and see the Puente Nuevo and the Plaza de Toros. Then, continue to Seville.Two Nights, Seville, Melia Lebreros BD
Day 10. Seville
Today, experience the beauty of Seville with a local guide. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. B
Day 11. Seville, Évora, Lisbon
Enter Portugal and stop to admire the architecture of World Heritage-listed Évora before arriving in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
Three Nights, Lisbon, Hotel Altis B
Day 12. Lisbon
Explore the Alfama district and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery. Then, visit the gorgeous Belém Tower and see the Castelo de São Jorge. B
Day 13. Lisbon
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps enhance your journey with an optional visit to nearby Sintra. B
Day 14. Lisbon, Vila Nova de Gaia, Embark Ship
After breakfast, travel by coach to Vila Nova de Gaia and board the MS Douro Serenity.
Seven Nights, aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity BD
Day 15. Régua, Mateus Palace, Pinhão
Today you begin your cruise along the spectacular Douro River. As you cruise this morning, you’ll take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you’ll learn some essential phrases of this beautiful language. Disembark your ship in Régua and join an excursion by coach to the splendid Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Tour this living museum which is still owned by the Count of Vila Real. Afterwards, travel by coach to Pinhão for a special dinner. BLD
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery.
Day 16. Vega de Terrón, Castelo Rodrigo
Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terrón in Spain. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. This tiny village sits atop a hill overlooking both Spain and Portugal, and features a number of well-
preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros. BLD
Day 17. Salamanca, Barca d’Alva
Today you’ll disembark and board a coach to set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca. Here you’ll enjoy an Insider Experience. Afterwards, return by coach back over the border to Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro, where your ship awaits. Back on board this evening, enjoy a traditional Portuguese barbecue dinner. BLD
Enjoy a Flamenco show and lunch and be entranced by captivating Flamenco dancers as they astound you with their stomping feet in a fiery performance.
Day 18. Régua, Lamego
This morning after breakfast, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises past Pinhão to Régua. On arrival, head to a local quinta, which boasts outstanding views over the Douro Valley. Afterwards, board a coach and take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards visiting the picturesque village of Lamego and the elaborately decorated baroque cathedral, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, an important Portuguese place of pilgrimage. While in Lamego, visit one of Portugal’s best museums. BLD
Enjoy a tasting of local port wine, Portugal’s most famous tipple.
Day 19. Régua, Entre-os-Rios
This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua — you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the lovely Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this gorgeous, vibrant town as you please. Tonight be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain’s Dinner. BLD
Day 20. Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto
After breakfast, cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a tour of nearby Porto, which sits just across the river. Here you’ll be led past a collection of the city’s most famous attractions. This afternoon, there’s ample time for you to step back out to explore Porto at leisure. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães. This evening back on board your ship, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner with your new-found friends. BD
Day 21. Disembark Ship, Depart Porto
After enjoying a final breakfast on board, transfer to the airport in Porto for your onward flight. B
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner
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