GOLDEN DEAL IN PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL is the latest hot destination for river cruising, and Viking Cruises has a great deal to take advantage of. The Portugal’s River of Gold 10-day itinerary is on offer from $5.149 per person (based on 8 December 2017 departure from Lisbon) and includes return economy class airfare to Europe.
The journey travels through Portugal and Spain, starting with two days and two nights in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Guests will then board one of Viking Cruises’ custom built Douro ships. These vessels are smaller than their Longship cousins plying other European waters, meaning they make for a more intimate experience.
The cruise then follows the Douro River past steeply terraced vineyards, ports of call with colourful castles, baroque mansions and historic monastries.
Passengers will also visit the medieval Spanish city of Salamanca and sample Portuguese specialties like salt cod, hearty soups and the area’s sensational port and tawny wines.
Duoro Valley, Aires Almeida