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2020 Early Payment Savings
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Portugal, Spain & The Duoro River Valley with Uniworld


Cruise ID 31360
Book By 22Oct19
Embarkation Lisbon, Portugal
Disembarkation Porto
Multiple Departures Multiple departures 24Oct19-19Nov20
Duration 10 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 03Nov19 to 29Nov20
Region Europe
Cruise Line Uniworld
Cruise Ship Queen Isabel
Cruise Type River
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Lisbon, Porto, Entre-os-rios, Regua, Pinhao, Vega De Terron, Barca D'alva, Pocinho, Regua, Porto

An extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travellers.

Your journey starts in Lisbon, the city that launched some of the world’s most renowned explorers. Following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Dine on traditional fare in majestic Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; enjoy private tastings of Port; and explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

2020 cruises will be on the new S.S. São Gabriel
Debuting in April 2020, S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Queen Isabel and bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine. Butler service will be added onboard, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like while enjoying the ship.


Highlights
  • Save 5% on all Suite category staterooms or Save 10% on all other stateroom categories on select 2020 voyages.
  • Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp*. Plus, enjoy private chauffeur transfers to and from the airport in Australia.
  • River Heritage Club members save $125 on this sailing.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Classic
$5,799
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French Balcony
$6,799
Book
Deluxe Balcony
$8,199
Book
Suite
$10,999
Book

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON based on twin share in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable). All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 10Nov19Porto to Porto also available. Certain departure dates and embarkation points may be at an additional supplement. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

 

2020 Early Payment Savings

Save 5% on all Suite category staterooms or
Save 10% on all other stateroom categories on select 2020 voyages.
Book by 30Sep19 and pay in full at time of booking to be eligible for this offer.

 

2020 Air Offer – A World of Luxury Awaits

Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp*.
Plus, enjoy private chauffeur transfers to and from the airport in Australia.

 



Day 1: Lisbon

Day 2: Lisbon

Day 3: Lisbon

Day 4: Lisbon, Coimbra, Transfer to Porto (Embark)

Day 5: Porto, Cruising the Douro River, Entre-os-Rios

Day 6: Cruising the Douro River, Régua, Pinhão

Day 7: Pinhão, Vega de Terrón

Day 8: Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva

Day 9: Barca d’Alva, Régua

Day 10: Cruising the Douro River, Porto (Guimarães)

Day 11: Porto (Disembark)

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Suite

Beautifully appointed riverview suites (323 sq ft – 30 sq m) have full balconies, hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, slippers, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, Nespresso and tea station, bottled water, and fresh fruit daily.

Bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, a choice of bathrobes, and slippers.



Deluxe Balcony

Beautifully appointed riverview Deluxe Balcony Category 1 staterooms (215 sq ft – 20 sq m) have full balconies, hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, bottled water daily.

Bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, a choice of bathrobes, and slippers.



French Balcony

Stateroom (161 sq ft – 15 sq m) amenities include French Balcony, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock, and bottled water.

Bathroom amenities include L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes and slippers.



Classic

Stateroom (161 sq ft – 15 sq m) amenities include built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock, and bottled water.

Bathroom amenities include L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes and slippers.


Queen Isabel

Uniworld’s Queen Isabel provides an up-close and unforgettable view of Portugal’s Douro River Valley—a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site—renowned for its dramatic, rugged scenery and pristine waters. Named after Portugal’s beloved queen, this boutique 116-passenger vessel is the most unique and stately ship on the Douro, a wonderful place to admire the region’s steeply terraced hillside vineyards and charming wine estates.

 

Staterooms

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

 

Deck Plans

Uniworld’s meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.

 

Quick Facts

River Douro River
Guests 116
Staff 33
Suites 2 (323 sq ft)
Staterooms 56 (161 sq ft)
Length 258 ft
Width 37.5 ft

 

Note: Cruising in Spain and Portugal is a wonderful experience, and while the Queen Isabel is a lovely and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Butler service is not available on this ship.


Queen Isabel

Uniworld’s meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.


Uniworld

Whether you've visited Europe once or a dozen times, you haven't really experienced the best of Europe until you've sailed with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Uniworld offers an exceptional vacation experience free of the stresses associated with today's travel. It combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Uniworld, the pioneer in elegant river cruising, has been cruising the waterways of the world for more than 30 years. A Uniworld Boutique River Cruise combines the charms and landmarks of different des tinations with exquisite accommodation, award-winning hos pitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Cruise the historic waterways of Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Vietnam & Cambodia.

Why Uniworld?

Uniworld offers the highest level of comfort, quality and service in river cruising with an unparalleled variety of vacation choices. You’ll cherish this world of benefits designed just for you. CHOICE  

  • Over 500 departures
  • More than 40 itineraries
  • Sail 12 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • Choose from over 20 countries throughout Europe, China, Egypt and Russia

  QUALITY  

  • Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • Condé Nast Traveller's “Gold List”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Cruise Poll Winner for “Top Small Cruise Ships”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award for “World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines

  HOSPITALITY  

  • Over 98% guest service satisfaction rates
  • One crew member for every three guests
  • Professionally trained all English-speaking staff
  • Condé Nast “Gold List” winners with highest honours in hospitality
  • Meet and Greet transfers on arrival and departure days

  COMFORT  

  • Staterooms offer beautiful river views, modern amenities and luxury hotel-style beds
  • Meals prepared with the regions’ freshest ingredients by a gourmet culinary staff
  • Intimate ambiance of 130 guests on average
  • Local English-speaking experts leading shore excursions to the hidden treasures of each port

 

Six Star Experience

Uniworld’s “Six-Star Experience” represents our core value: delivering the highest standards of EXCELLENCE in the six most important aspects of luxury river cruising. EXPERTISE—As a luxury river cruise line, Uniworld handles all aspects of our onboard operations— nautical, hospitality, and culinary. And with the synergy Uniworld shares with their award-winning sister company Red Carnation Hotels, which has over 50 years of experience owning and operating luxury boutique hotels, they have created the world’s ONLY floating luxury boutique hotels. SERVICE—“No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Uniworld staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for their guests. LUXURIOUS SHIPS UNIQUELY DESIGNED—Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed river cruise ships are each a work of art, designed to be as unique as our guests, and as inspiring as the destinations they visit. CULINARY—Uniworld has crafted a culinary experience for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining experience exceeds their expectations. With every meal onboard, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. CHOICE—Uniworld offers more European itineraries than any other river cruise line, and more options for guests to personalize their Uniworld river cruise with innovative onshore programs, including “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” options. TRULY ALL INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING—Uniworld’s true all-inclusive European river cruises are perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury river cruise experience.

Dining Experience

Uniworld has crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest's river cruise dining experience exceeds expectations. Menus honour regional and seasonal specialties, in addition to offering old-fashioned comfort foods and lighter fare. You'll delight in the wonderful flavours of impeccably prepared meals on our river cruises by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients from farmers' markets and other local sources. And with every meal, be treated to a rich selection of craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. EPICUREAN ADVENTURER PROGRAM™ Uniworld offers lovers of good food, craft beer, and wine the exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which is included at no extra charge in your cruise fare. This program is designed to take you deeper into the wonderful world of craft beer and wine, and expand your knowledge of its relationship with food. The Epicurean Adventurer Program is offered on 17 itineraries and includes a host of sumptuous treats.  

  • Savour different wines poured throughout the course of dinner during a special wine and food pairing event
  • Partake in an onboard culinary demonstration and tasting
  • Be treated to a private wine tasting onshore—only available to Uniworld guests

 



 
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