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Cruise Spirit of Chartwell - Regal Elegance


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Regal Elegance - Douro & Minho

Price (per person): from 2.249,00€
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A first-ever cruise and land tour highlighting North Portugal’s Regal heritage with a 3 night cruise on the Queen of England’s former Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, combined with 3 nights as a guest at Northern Portugal’s Regal Manor, Paço de Calheiros.    

Only available from DouroAzul, this experience includes a 3 night cruise through the scenic and historical Upper Douro River Valley and Port Wine region combined with a 3 night stay at the 600 years old Paço de Calheiros Royal Manor as a guest of the Count of Calheiros.



Arrival to Porto

Transfer by to Régua

Embark in Spirit of Chartwell

Sunset Cruise with Welcome Cocktail Party

Evening Fado show and traditional Portuguese guitar

Overnight in Régua


Breakfast service

Tour to Mateus Palace and Vila Real

Ship sails to Barca d'Alva (Spanish border)

Cooking demonstration on board

Portuguese-style Barbecue on the sundeck while sailing through the Port Wine Region

Evening live traditional Portuguese regional music

Overnight in Barca d’Alva

Morning tour to the medieval walled city of Almeida

Afternoon tour to the hilltop medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo with a tasting of local natural snacks and delicacies

Evening entertainment on board

Visit Provesende, a traditional 18th Century village

Dinner at the 16th century Morgadio da Calçada Manor and Quinta, hosted by Count Jerónimo Pimentel, 15th Lord of the Manor

Live Evening entertainment at Morgadio da Calçada Manor

Overnight in Pinhão

Sail to Régua with sparkling wine breakfast on the sundeck

Debark Spirit of Charwell in Régua

Full day Overland tour of the Minho Region by luxury bus, including:
Tour to Amarante, known for its examples of Romanesque architecture and as the 12th Century home of Saint Gonçalo

Lunch overlooking the Tamega River at 1 Michelin star Largo do Paço restaurant in the Relais & Chateau Casa da Calcada hotel Tour to Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal, a UNESCO heritage city and recently voted a European Capital of Culture
 Arrival at Paço de Calheiros Manor, check-in Welcome cocktail hosted by Count Francisco de Calheiros e Menezes 20th Lord of the manor
 Welcome Dinner followed by Classical music entertainment and digestives
 Overnight at Paço de Calheiros


Tour to Ponte de Lima, Portugal’s oldest town

Lunch at a typical Minho restaurant on the bank of the Minho River

Free time in Ponte de Lima or return for free time at Paço de Calheiros Manor

Sunset cocktails in the Estate’s garden

Dinner at Paço de Calheiro followed by Folkloric music and dancing in the courtyard

Overnight at Paço de Calheiros


A full day to enjoy the Estate’s activities, such as: garden and orchard visits; horse riding; vineyard and wine producing; hike the hillside and forest; relax poolside; tennis; spa treatment*; picnic lunch*; shuttle bus to and from Ponte de Lima as desired

Lunch on the Estate

Vinho Verde wine tasting

Sunset cocktail and farewell dinner
  Overnight at Paço de Calheiros



Transfer to Porto

Pricing details per Person


 Price Sup. Single
 Sup. Royal Suite
Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23
2.249€ 1.149€ 749€



• 3 night cruise with full luxury services
• 3 nights at Paço de Calheiros Manor
• All meals: 6 Breakfast; 5 Lunch; 6 Dinner
• All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included on board Spirit of Chartwell and at Paço de Calheiros
• Between-meal snacks as desired
• Evening Quinta dinner and entertainment at Morgadio da Calçada manor hosted by Count Jerónimo Cunha da Pimentel, 15th Lord of Morgadio da Calçada
• Lunch ashore in Amarante at Casa de Calçada’s restaurant (1 Michelin star)
• Riverside lunch ashore in Ponte Lima
• Nightly pre-dinner, evening cocktail parties
• Welcome cocktail party at Paço de Calheiros manor hosted by Count Franciso de Calheiros e Menezes, 20th Lord of the manor
• Wine with all meals ashore
• Transfers from Porto Hotel or Airport to ship and from Paço de Calheiros to Porto
• All land tours: Mateus Palace; Vila Real; Castelo Rodrigo; Provesende; Almeida; Guimarães; Amarante; and Ponte Lima
• 2-day, 5-museum pass in Ponte Lima
• Cooking demonstration at Paço de Calheiros
• Cooking demonstration on board
• Vinho Verde wine tasting demonstration at Paço de Calheiros
• 5 nights Live Evening entertainment
• Activities at leisure at Paço de Calheiros, include: tennis court, swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking, vineyard, gardens and wine cellar visits, shuttle service to Ponte Lima
• Professional Nationally Certified Guide escort for full program
• Picnic*
• Spa services*Full and parcial charter available on request

* on request, space limited, require a surcharge


Minimum occupancy required to operate program

Itinerary may be adjusted to accommodate local space and traffic conditions

Booking by:

Cenários D'Ouro, S.A.