Spirit of Chartwell 2020 | 8 days, 7 nights

Description

Spirit of Chartwell 2020

Cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell ship, duration of 8 days

The Spirit of Chartwell defines luxury Douro River barge cruising and sets the standard for service and quality. Very recently designed and refurbished for, and used by, Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Spirit of Chartwell offers select travelers a cruise experience worthy of its Royal Heritage.

The finest interior furnishings, the impressive amount of space, and the high number of staff members per guest, create an elegant, club-like atmosphere for experienced travelers; an environment where every need is predicted and promptly attended to during the calm passage through the majestic Douro River Valley.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cabins: 14 double cabins
  • Suites: 1 suites
  • Restaurant: yes
  • Piano bar: yes
  • Sun deck: yes

See the program for additional information.

Additional information

Day 1

17:00 Embark at Vila Nova de Gaia pier
– Welcome cocktail
– Dinner on board
– Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 2

– Breakfast service on board
– Porto city tour with visit to the cellars
– Lunch on board
– Ship sails from Vila Nova de Gaia to Entre-os-Rios
– Vintage Port ceremony
– Dinner on board
– Overnight in Entre-os-Rios

Day 3

– Breakfast service on board
– Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Régua
– Lunch on board
– Tour to Lamego
– Dinner at a wine production Quinta
– Overnight in Régua

Day 4

– Breakfast service on board
– Ship sails from Régua to Barca d'Alva
– Lunch on board
– Tour to Castelo Rodrigo
– Dinner on board
– Portuguese music show on board
– Overnight in Barca d'Alva

Day 5

– Breakfast service on board
– Tour to Salamanca with lunch Flamenco show
– Barbecue dinner on board
– Overnight in Barca d'Alva

Day 6

– Breakfast service on board
– Ship sails from Barca d'Alva to Régua
– Lunch on board
– Tour to Mateus Palace and Gardens
– Lecture: Portugal Today
– Dinner on board
– Overnight in Régua

Day 7

– Breakfast service on board
– Ship sails from Régua to Entre-os-Rios
– Visit and lunch to Quinta da Aveleda
– Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Vila Nova de Gaia
– Dinner on board
– Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia

Day 8

– Breakfast service on board
09h00 Desembark in Vila Nova de Gaia pier

Land Excursions

Each Company ship has a professional tour escort available to assist passengers in ashore tours. Ashore tours might be changed depending on road conditions, traffic jam, national holidays and also weather conditions.

Price includes

Cruise, accommodation and full board with drinks during meals
All on board activities
Off ship dinner events
Wine at off ship events
All tours above, with guide and/or tour escort.

Not includes

Private tours
Bar drinks
Products from the shop
Selected wines
All the items not included on “Price includes”

Important notes:

(1) The company reserves the right to cancel the cruise if the minimum number of cabins is not reached. In the event of cancellation by the company, the client will be given the opportunity to enjoy the cruise on another date or to cancel the reservation with no cost.

(2) Execution of the service or the continuity thereof is conditioned by any bad weather or safety conditions, damage or unexpected maintenance of the ship, laying on of authorities in any capacity.

Safety

For the company passengers’ safety is very important. The company complies thoroughly with the requirements established by competent authorities.
In a few words it should be mentioned that all ships of the fleet are equiped, among other equipments, with electronic navigation systems, several communication bands, life jackets both for adults and children, rafts, floats, fire detection and extinguishing devices (fixed and movable), a complete on board pharmacy capable of answering to first aid situations.
All company crew members have first aid, fire prevention and suppression, survival techniques and personal safety and social responsibilities courses.
Emergency drills supervised by a safety officer are carried out periodical and regularly in order to practice and motivate the crews for all and any emergency situation.
Every year are carried out emergency drills in which several entities participate such as the Port Authority, Fire Department (professional and volunteer), INEM (National Institute of Medical Emergency), Civil Protection, among other entities, in order to test in real time the intervention of the several emergency entities.

1st Day

17:00 Embark at Vila Nova de Gaia pier

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia

2nd Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Porto city tour with visit to the cellars
  • Lunch on board
  • Ship sails from Vila Nova de Gaia to Entre-os-Rios
  • Vintage Port ceremony
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Entre-os-Rios

3rd Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Régua
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Lamego
  • Dinner at a wine production Quinta
  • Overnight in Régua

4th Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Ship sails from Régua to Barca d’Alva
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Castelo Rodrigo
  • Dinner on board
  • Portuguese music show on board
  • Overnight in Barca d’Alva

5th Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Tour to Salamanca with lunch Flamenco show
  • Barbecue dinner on board
  • Overnight in Barca d’Alva

6th Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Ship sails from Barca d’Alva to Régua
  • Lunch on board
  • Tour to Mateus Palace and Gardens
  • Lecture: Portugal Today
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Régua

7th Day

  • Breakfast service on board
  • Ship sails from Régua to Entre-os-Rios
  • Visit and lunch to Quinta da Aveleda
  •  Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia

8th Day

  • Breakfast service on board

09h00 Desembark in Vila Nova de Gaia pier

End of the program