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PORTUGAL DISCOVER Amarante Oporto Vila Real Régua Mateus Pinhão Douro Lamego Murganheira Castro Daire Tabuaco Portugal Carvalhal nights in hotel Delights of Oporto and the Douro Valley Discover Portugal's traditional side on a tour encompassing visits to charismatic Oporto and Amarante, Lamego and Régua in the magnificent Douro Valley. NEW 7 nights from £799 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £18 if not required§ Exclusive manchester departures# Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability 7 nights in hotels 14 meals: 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners Free bar open two hours a day at the Palace Asturias and Placido Douro Drinks with dinner at the Palace Asturias and Placido Douro Excursions and visits Oporto city tour Visit a port wine cellar at Vila Nova de Gaia Historic railway ride Highland experience in Castro Daire Lamego tour and the baroque sanctuary Nossa Senhora dos Rémedios River cruise from Régua to Pinhão Fine wine tasting at Murganheira cellars l l l l l l l Pictured above: Barcos boats carrying port barrels ; Sample port wine in Oporto; A steam train crosses the Douro River Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l Day 1: UK-Oporto. Fly to Oporto and stay for two nights at a locally rated 4-star hotel (4Q), with dinner included tonight. D Day 2: Oporto. Today's full-day excursion reveals the city's stately architecture and narrow streets, and allows time for lunch (not included) in the old fishermen's quarter of Ribeira, the liveliest part of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of a port wine cellar with a tasting. Optional dinner at a traditional Portuguese restaurant. B Day 3: Oporto to Amarante to Regua to Carvalhal. Travel to Amarante, a sleepy little town founded in 360BC above the River Tâmega. After lunch (own expense), continue to Régua for a memorable heritage railway journey (on June to October departures) following the Douro valley. An alternative train journey is included on other departures. Afterwards, continue to the spa resort of Carvalhal for a two-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Palace Hotel Asturias (3Q). Enjoy a folklore show tonight. B, D Day 4: Highlands experience. This morning an optional excursion visits the hill-top town of Viseu, in a respected wine-growing region. Later this afternoon, enjoy an included guided visit to Castro Daire in the agricultural highlands region with home-made pastries and locally-grown tea. An optional dinner in a local restaurant is available. B Day 5: Carvalhal to Lamego to Tabuaco. Travel to Lamego on an included morning excursion that visits Lamego and the beautiful baroque sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Rémedios and Lamego's museum. Continue to Tabuaco for three nights at the locally rated 4-star Plácido Hotel Douro (3Q). Enjoy a folklore show tonight. B Day 6: Douro river cruise. Travel to the Régua quayside, board your Douro riverboat and take a short cruise, returning to Régua, while enjoying a glass of port and the scenery. Afterwards, there's free time to explore Régua and buy lunch. On the drive back to your hotel pass the villages of Ucanha and Salzedas, and call at the beautiful Murganheira wine cellars for a tasting of fine wines. B, D Day 7: Tabuaco. At leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the small city of Vila Real and the Mateus Palace, where you can explore the gardens. Tonight, a farewell dinner is served at your hotel. B, D Day 8: Oporto-UK. Travel to Oporto airport for your return flight to the UK. B Please note: The free bar at the Asturias hotel and Placido Douro is open daily from 5pm-7pm and serves local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus enjoy free drinks with dinner at both hotels too. A similar itinerary is available in 2018 ­ please call for details. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/oporto-douro SAVE up to £150 on selected departures between Sep 1-Oct 6, 2018 when you book by Jun 29, 2018 Prices from: Sep 1, 2018* Sep 15* Sep 29* Oct 6* May 3, 2019 May 7# May 17 Jun 7 Sep 6 Sep 17# Oct 4 7 nights 919 769 889 749 849 749 799 749 799 839 869 949 929 869 869 Delights of Oporto and the Douro Valley. Holiday code: CT902. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Oporto with the scheduled services of TAP Air Portugal. #Prices based on the scheduled services of easyJet from Manchester to Oporto. Prices include savings as advertised, are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £18 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. *2018 departures follow a slightly different itinerary, please call for details. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (all subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. 48 To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021