DOURO VALLEY CRUISE
4-Night Hotel During Lisbon Pride
5-Night Cruise including an Overnight in Porto
Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Panoramic Douro River Views from Sun Deck
Sample Wines of the Douro Valley
Optional Biking Tour
Day 1 | June 26 | Lisbon, Portugal
Day 2 | June 27 | Lisbon, Portugal
Day 3 | June 28 | Lisbon, Portugal
Day 4 | June 29 | Lisbon, and Optional Sintra Excursion
Day 5 | June 30 | Bus Transfer Lisbon to Porto and board Rivership
Day 6 | July 1 | Porto, Portugal
Day 7 | July 2 | Regua and Vila Real, Portugal
Day 8 | July 3 | Salamanca, Spain included excursion or Optional Bike Excursion
Day 9 | July 4 | Ferradosa to Leverinho, Portugal
Day 10 | July 5 | Porto, Portugal
Discover ageless Lisbon, a city famous for its hospitality and the way it welcomes visitors. Take in the historic center, the Baixa Pombalina, with its traditional shops and museums, and the lively streets of Chiado, with their eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional stores. All a short stroll from our conveniently located exclusive VACAYA Hotel, Brown’s Central.
There’s no other large-scale travel company on earth welcoming the entire LGBTQIAPK community. VACAYA charters entire ships and hotels so our travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, or simply relax… together. We create a warm environment where ALL who believe love is love are welcome and we make it easy to leave your cares behind and to focus on the fun!
Having traveled to every corner of the globe, The Vacayans are your travel savvy companions and we understand what’s important to you – fun, friends, adventure, and clear timely communication. After all, this is your vacation and it should be a stress-free experience.
We’ll be in Lisbon for the Gay Pride Village, also known as Arraial Pride that takes place in the heart of the city. It is a combination of rallies, performances, and parties. The Vacayans will show you the best the city has to offer, including gay bar crawls, special exhibitions, and of course the Lisbon Gay Pride Village located in Terreiro do Paco – steps from our exclusive host hotel. Here you’ll find a selection of gay bars, food stalls, and an impressive line up of guest DJs, dance acts, bands, and special international guest appearances.
Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA vacation is our parties. On our more intimate river cruise voyages, they’re more of the “cocktail” variety – a chance to let loose and get to know your travel mates. And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. And of course we will be heading out to many of the amazing Pride Parties in Lisbon so you can join in the fun with the locals, along with fellow cruisers!
The LGBT press has said that VACAYA’s best kept secret is “the value of our entertainment.” And this cruise vacation will be no exception. We’ll expose you to highly authentic traditional cultural dance and music performances and we’ll mix in the best of Broadway and award-winning cabaret acts that are sure to please.
The Brown’s Central Hotel is located on the charming narrow cobblestone streets of lower Lisbon, which run down to the wide Tagus River. This 18th-century building, with its pistachio-green façade, offers 84 high-end rooms and a buzzy bar and brasserie.
A river cruise is one of the most elegant and worry-free ways to see Europe. Onboard, all of your meals are included, as are premium cocktails, beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.