A circular Cruise on the Guadiana River along the Portuguese-Spanish border, followed by a guided tour of the Cultural and Historical Heritage of Vila Real de Santo António, a traditional lunch and free time for shopping.
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This tour starts by boarding our beloved “Jasmim Flor” cruise ship at the Vila Real de Santo António pier, followed by 1 and half hours cruise on the Guadiana River along the Spanish-Portuguese border.
We start sailing down river, in front of Vila Real, until its mouth. Then, we invert the direction and sail up, passing by the medieval village of Castro Marim and the salt pans, spread over the natural landscape, where water birds nest among the reeds.
Next, Ayamonte, the International Bridge and the new touristic developments of Costa Isuri and Castro Marim Golf are the following places to be appreciated.
A unique opportunity to spot some of the differences between Spain and Portugal.
Two countries so close, yet so different in their traditions.
Around noon, and back on land, it’s time to start the guided tour of Vila Real de Santo António through the city’s historic heritage.
This stimulating physical and intellectual exercise is followed by a tasty lunch in one of the city’s many typical restaurants.
After lunch, you can spend the rest of the afternoon as you like. We suggest that you take a walk through the city streets and visit the local shops, famous for their towels. Return to the place of departure at 16:00.
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