A MESSAGE FROM TAUCK ABOUT COVID-19 (UPDATED NOVEMBER 4, 2020)

Small Ship Cruising

Bordeaux & Iberian Charms

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11
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$10,390 CAD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Lisbon, Porto, Bordeaux, San Sebastián, Bilbao
Lisbon to London Cruise
Porto Portugal

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Visit to a grand castle in Sintra or Muscatel wine and cheese making in the village of Azeitão

 

Wine tasting in St. Émilion, exploration of Bordeaux and dinner at an acclaimed wine estate

 

A pilgrimage walk on the Camino of St. James or a tour back in time in Santiago de Compostela

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at CAD $3,856

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Legacies of the “Age of Discovery”  in the heart of Lisbon… rabelo boats and timeless port wine traditions in Porto, where the Douro meets the Atlantic… in pilgrims’ footsteps on the Way of St. James… the wines, culinary delights (and the joys) of Bordeaux…

Enjoy two nights in a choice of premier hotels in Lisbon before embarking on this 11-day small ship cruise aboard Ponant’s state-of-the-art Explorer ship, Le Dumont d’Urville, charming with Portuguese palaces and port, storytelling tiles and storied sites, Spanish pilgrimages and pintxos, French wines, culture, and culinary delights.

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Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrimage Sites of Santiago de Compostela

Believed by many to be the burial place of the apostle St. James, the city of Santiago de Compostela, capital of Galicia in northwestern Spain, has been one of the most significant Catholic pilgrimage sites for nearly a millennium; after Rome and Jerusalem, it’s considered among the holiest cities in the Christian world. On your visit, you’ll walk part of the “Way of St. James,” discovering some of the revered sites, churches and shrines that pilgrims have visited throughout the centuries, and the sacred 13th-century Cathedral Santiago de Compostela.

Pintxos tasting tours

Sampling pintxos in Bilbao and San Sebastián

Pintxos – the traditional tasty treats typically enjoyed as appetizers or snacks in bars throughout northern Spain and the Basque country – are so named for the “spike” (a skewer or a toothpick) that holds their ingredients to a slice of bread, and distinguishes them from their tapas cousins. You’ll have opportunities to sample some of the best pintxos in town on tasting tours with local experts in Bilbao and San Sebastián.

Dinner at Château Kirwan in Bordeaux

A Tauck Exclusive dinner at a historic winery in Bordeaux

The roots of Château Kirwan, a historic estate winery in the Margaux appellation of France’s Bordeaux region, go back to its establishment in the 18th century by Irish shopkeeper Mark Kirwan following his marriage to the daughter of English merchant Sir John Collingwood. Kirwan’s vineyards flourished, producing wine classified as “second rank grand crux.” Since 1925, the winery has been operated by the Schÿler family, whose eighth generation has brought Château Kirwan into the 21st century… where you’ll experience it firsthand with a walk through its cellars and a Tauck Exclusive dinner.

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Deck Plans

Welcome Aboard

Deck 7

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Deck 6

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Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms)

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Deluxe Suite

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Grand Deluxe Suite

Deck 5

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Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms)

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Owner's Suite

Deck 4

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Deck 3

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Deluxe Stateroom

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Your Journey

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Four Seasons Ritz Hotel Lisbon Additional Cost Per Person (CAD):

Double – $335; Single – $670; Triple – $265

Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon: Hotel accommodations on this cruise are at the Intercontinental Lisbon; if you wish, hotel accommodations at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon are available (additional cost per person, subject to availability). See hotel description on the website under Accommodations or ask for details at time of booking.

Important Booking Information

About Booking this trip

Deposit Info, Final Payment, Travel Protection Plan, Cancellation Policy

Travel Requirements for this trip

Required Documents, Luggage Restrictions, Health and Activity, Travel Agreements, COVID-19 Protocols

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The Tauck Experience

Why Tauck?

Leave Your Worries At Home

One Upfront Price – No Hidden Costs

Tauck Directors – Simply The Best

Never Settle For Ordinary

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