My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful three days earlier this year on the Spirit of Chartwell (aka the Royal Barge), cruising on the Douro River, followed by four days in a pousada, a converted twelfth century monastery. It was a very luxurious, relaxing holiday, and my husband said it was the best holiday he had ever had, and we have traveled extensively in the past twenty- five years.
It would be difficult to choose a favourite part of the holiday. How could one choose between the luxury of the ship, the exciting evening visit to a vineyard when we all ended up dancing round the table with the owners of the vineyard, the calm of the monastery, the friendliness of our fellow- travellers and the excellent Titan arrangements. But for me, the best part was sitting in the cloisters of the monastery in the cool of the evening, with a pre-dinner gin and tonic, soaking up the warmth and atmosphere of peace that was engendered by the history of the monastery.
I would recommend this holiday to anyone who needs a really relaxing and different experience.
We would like to extend our thanks to Grace for sharing your Titan memories with us!