CroisiEurope is a family-owned company that has been in operation since 1976. As Europe's largest and most experienced river cruise line, passengers will encounter warm hospitality, gourmet cuisine, comfortable accommodations, and a well-executed shore excursions.
The Miguel Torga is at home in the beautiful Douro Valley, Portugal's revered wine region. A ship designed specifically for serene river cruising, the panoramic windows and spacious sun deck provide guests with a perfect platform to be immersed in this idyllic region. It is spacious, and bright with a passenger capacity of 132 with 66 cabins.
Once on board, you will find all of the amenities and comforts which distinguish CroisiEurope's fleet, and the outstanding and friendly service which is the trademark of the staff and crew.
All cabins are equipped with cruise amenities like air-conditioning, central heating, bathroom with shower, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220 V electrical outlets - and each gives you a view of the river.
The Miguel Torga offers a lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation. Free Wi-Fi is available in the reception and lounge. The sun deck, with chaise lounges, offers panoramic views and a large 258 square foot pool.
Indulge your passion for food, history, and music as you discover the warmth of Portugal and Spain. Start in radiant Madrid, then follow the Douro River through Spain and into Portugal. Cruise past terraced hills, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards.
From taking in a traditional flamenco show to visiting a local café to memorable local food and wine tastings, this all-gay Brand g cruise and tour gives you the very best of the region.
Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, where grapes have been grown for 2,000 years. Visit picturesque quintas and meet the winemakers who run them. In Porto, where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean, explore architectural wonders, shop the bustling Rua de Santa Catarina and sip the city's storied port wines at its preeminent cellars.
Reward your inner explorer with this all gay river cruise adventure that blends captivating cities, picturesque villages and unparalleled scenic cruising through this less-traveled corner of Europe. It's the perfect combination of inspiring places and rich history in the comfort of an all-gay environment.
|Jul 5||Fri||1||Madrid, Spain||Welcome to Madrid! Our guides will meet you at the airport to assist with your transfer to the Westin Palace Hotel or similar, conveniently located in the heart of Madrid. After settling in to the hotel make the most of the remainder of your day by exploring the city on your own and taking in the many festivities of Madrid Gay Pride.|
|Jul 6||Sat||2||Madrid, Spain||Your panoramic tour of this lively metropolis will take you to some of Madrid's most famous sights. Then explore the massive Prado Museum, which features one of the world's finest collections of European art. With nearly 7,600 paintings among its holdings, the Prado's assemblage is truly stunning in both its depth and breadth.|
|Jul 7||Sun||3||Vega de Teron, Spain||From Madrid travel overland to Salamanca, a UNESCO world Heritage city. The architectural purity of this charming town has endured through the centuries, during which time its sandstone buildings have acquired the exquisite glow that gives Salamanca its nickname, "The Golden City." Visit Salamanca's extraordinary Old and New Cathedrals. Travel to Vega de Teron to embark the ship.|
|Jul 8||Mon||4||Barca DAlva, Portugal||Visit the 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrigo (one of the twelve historic villages of Portugal), with its medieval streets and stone- walled houses vantage point.|
|Jul 9||Tue||5||Pinahao, Portugal||Explore Lamego, a small, picturesque town that is rich in history. Lamego houses one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal - the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. Sitting atop a hill, the sanctuary overlooks the town and can be reached by climbing its 686 steps. You'll get to see it up close on today's tour and have a chance to admire its gorgeous panels of blue and white tiles before enjoying a delicious wine tasting. In the evening, a Gala Dinner onboard your ship.|
|Jul 10||Wed||6||Regua, Portugal||The Douro River winds through one hundred miles of granite mountains, carving out a valley whose steep slopes hold terraces that were cut by hand into the rocky soil and planted with grapes centuries ago. Visit the Douro Museum to learn about the river and its wines. See, too, Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. In the evening, you'll tour the family-owned Quinta da Avessada, which produces premium Moscatel. You'll meet the owner and enjoy a rustic dinner featuring fine local wines and traditional live music.|
|Jul 11||Thu||7||Cinfaes, Portugal||Today you'll venture to the charming, old-world town of Amarante, which is situated between the bends in the Tmega River and the cliffs of the surrounding mountains. Many of its remaining historic structures are Romanesque in style, several of which you'll see on your guided walking tour through this lovely riverside town.|
|Jul 12||Fri||8||Porto, Portugal||Birthplace of Henry the Navigator (who launched Portugal's voyages of exploration) and longtime hub of the Port wine trade, Porto combines well-preserved historic buildings with cutting-edge architecture and a booming cultural revival. Your tour will take you to the 19th-century Palcio da Bolsa and then on to the cathedral and the bustling shopping street, Santa Catarina. After lunch, you'll visit one of the city's famed Port cellars.|
|Jul 13||Sat||9||Porto, Portugal||Morning disembarkation. Transfer to Porto airport or join the 2-night post cruise extension in Lisbon.|
|Departure Date||Price From|
|July 5, 2019||$4,299|
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All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only. Price is per person based on double occupancy. Port fees of $199 and gratuities of $175 are prepaid and additional. Single Supplement for Cruise is $2500, limited to categories A, B and C.
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The InterContinental Madrid hotel is a cosmopolitan retreat that opens up the real charm and passion of this vibrant city. Salamanca's high-end fashion boutiques are a short distance from the hotel, as are Madrid's world-class museums.