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Queen Isabel Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Well Planned Travel through the Duoro

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe River
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin: Junior Suite with Balcony
On the way to Toledo
Ibn Shushan Synogogue in Toledo
Sadlamanca 1218 university
Duoro River
Castelo Rodrigoa quaint old town high in the hills
Duoro River
Duoro River
A winery we visited
Mateus Family Estate and Gardens
Quinta de Alveda
Quinta de Alveda
Entering Guimaraes, east of Porto
Obidos, old medieval town on the way to Lisbon

Having heard Uniworld was supposed to be a large cut ahead of the rest, I decided to explore Spain and Portugal on a cruise tour from Madrid to Lisbon. The tour director and organization of the sightseeing were outstanding. The Duoro River is definitely not a tourism area, so there was no local entertainers; in fact, there was nothing to do after dinner. Women would dance together in the lounge. That is the one negative.

Food and sevice were excellent for the size of the crew. Dinner could be very slow. Travel companions were fun and interesting, about a third American and Canadian, one third British and the other third Australian and New Zealanders.

The sites were beautiful. The wineries looked beautiful but the product was only fair. Tours in metropolitan areas were very interesting and enjoyable. We saw a variety of towns from medieval times and contemporary. We saw two impressive universities. We saw where and got an idea of how Jews were excluded during the Inquisition.

Cabin Review

Junior Suite with Balcony

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Clean and bright but limited space for two womwn to unpack and store clothing. Tiny bathroom. Limited tv.

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