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Adventures Afloat: Hiking & Walking Along Portugal’s Douro Valley

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Program #21157RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Apr 6, 2014
This program begins on Day 2 with orientation at 5 PM at your hotel in O Porto, Portugal.
You will be staying at the Mercure Porto Centro that night.
Location: Porto
Nearest airport: Porto
Transportation to site: Independent travelers may take the metro, the bus, or a taxi to the hotel. Metro: Line E (violet) of the Metro de Porto connects the airport to the city center in about 25 minutes. Bus: There is an airport shuttle bus that leaves the airport for Porto every 15 minutes from near the taxi rank just outside the airport. It takes about thirty minutes to get into Porto ending on Avenida dos Aliados in the centre of Porto. Taxi: Taxis are available from the airport and are equipped with a meter on which the fares are displayed. During Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and on all other days from 9.00 pm at night until 6.00 am in the morning, a surcharge of 20% is automatically added to the fare on the meter.

End of Program
Apr 14, 2014
This program ends on Day 10 after breakfast onboard the ship in O Porto. All must disembark by 9 AM
You will be staying at the MS Infante the night before.
Location: Porto
Transportation to site: A taxi from the city center to the airport costs about 15-20 euros.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre, in the historic heart of Porto, beside the Sao Joao Theatre. Just 17 km away from the international airport, the hotel is within easy reach of several forms of transport. The hotel has been fully refurbished and decorated with an understated theatrical theme.

Contact info:
Praca da Batalha 116
PORTO, 4049-028 Portugal
phone: +351 22 2043300
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1975-mercure-porto-centro-4/index.shtml

Room amenities: Rooms are equipped with minibar, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, wireless Internet and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: At your disposal in the hotel are meeting rooms, a bar, restaurant, laundry service and porter service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: see below
Please contact the program provider for special rates and reservations.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Riverboat

Description: All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views of the scenery. Spacious and comfortable, they have twin beds or a double bed, with a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) and towels provided onboard. They are also equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and safe. There is also a lift. All cabins offer the same equipment and are of the same size. Some of the cabins on the upper deck have large picture windows. The Sun Deck is equipped with recliners and deck chairs. There is a small external swimming pool

Ship Information: Length: 75 / Width: 11,40 Drag: 1,77 / Horse Power: 1500

Contact info:
12 rue de la division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +NOTAvailable
Room amenities: Accommodation is in 2 berth lower deck cabins with shower, wc and large window. All cabins are equipped with TV, radio, safe and hairdryer and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Sail in complete comfort on the MS Infante Don Henrique, operated by CroisiEurope. Large partially covered sundeck, lounge, with TV/Video and a restaurant. Lift between the main, middle and upper deck.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only

Elevator: Yes


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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Performances

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