Go back to the enewsletter Tauck Australia has ann

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTauck Australia has announced three cruises commencing in April 2020 aboard Tauck’s new 84-passenger Douro Riverboat.Purpose-built by Scylla for cruising to historic quintas and picturesque villages along Portugal’s golden Douro River from coastal Porto to the Spanish border, the riverboat will feature five cabin categories: 12 Category 5 Tauck Suites, 20 Categories 4 and 3, six Category 2 cabins and four Category 1 cabins. Most have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies, and all have in-room movies, mini bar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering toiletries. In addition to the main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur’s, a second dining venue offering casual fare.An artist rendering of Tauck’s yet-to-be named Douro RiverboatCruise itineraries and dates on the 80-metre ship are as follows, with full pricing to be available in February 2019:12-day Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon & MadridDiscover the Iberian Peninsula’s riverside gems, accompanied by two-night land stays in Lisbon and Madrid. Lisbon invites discoveries of then and now in a delightfully paced parade of monumental sites, palaces and azulejos chronicling life from Moorish times to present day. Discover fascinating Porto while in the Douro Valley, white-painted quinta estates lined with terraced vineyards, a rich multicultural heritage, unique grape varieties and a fantastic climate. Visit museums, monasteries, castles, riverside wine estates and picture-perfect villages such as Pinhão. See Madrid’s 13th-century university, Plaza Mayor, and museums royally inspired. Enjoy culinary creations that make small bites an art and a bevy of Baroque and belle époque architecture.Departures eastbound ex-Lisbon to Madrid: 8 April, 6 and 27 May, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October 2020. Departures westbound ex-Madrid to Lisbon: 15 April, 13 May, 3 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 13 October 2020.Seven-night Douro DiscoveryStart with a two-night stay in Lisbon, setting foot where the world’s first explorers set sail and visiting a palace, historic monuments and museums. Then embark your riverboat in Porto, home to port wine, storytelling mosaics, Harry Potter influences and sightseeing aboard a 19th-century tram and a funicular railway. In the Douro River Valley, cruise through the oldest winemaking region in the world, where prehistoric artists created rock art, Romans planted vines in the second century, and monasteries, castles and quintas date back to the Middle Ages. Make this a family adventure for every age and generation exploring Portuguese ports of call from Lisbon and Porto to Pinhão and Peso da Régua, visiting landmarks on a guided tour, riding the rails back in time, hiking or bicycling through picturesque vineyard and enjoying onboard fun with parties, games and a pool on the sun deck.Departures ex-Porto (return): 24 June, 29 June, 4 July, 9 July 2020.Eight-day Villages and VintagesExperience an authentic taste of daily life in the Douro River Valley, steeped in a legacy of winemaking for more than 2,000 years. Enjoy wine tastings at picturesque quintas hosted by expert winemakers. Visit villages, a museum, a palace and a prehistoric site and view azulejo-tiled stories. In Porto, discover the essence of world-famous Port wine in the historic seaside city where it was perfected, with private tastings and sightseeing. See traditional Rabelo boats carrying barrels of regionally produced Port wine bound for aging casks in Porto, set sail from the scenic wine-terraced town of Peso da Régua as Pinhão seems to have emerged straight out of a postcard, offering up-close exploration on a choice of activities including hiking and al fresco wine tasting. Pocinho is the perfect place to visit hidden gems, like the Palaeolithic rock art of Foz Côa and medieval ramparts of Castelo Rodrigo.Departures ex-Porto (return): 3 and 24 April, 1 May and 22 May, 12 and 19 June, 30 July, 6 and 27 August, 3 and 24 September and 1, 22 and 29 October, 2020.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

British Columbia To Phase Out NonElectric Car Sales By 2040

first_img Canada Gets Its First Fully Electric Vessels: 2 Massive Ferries Tesla Model 3 Outsells All Other EVs In Q3 In Canada British Columbia also envisions a ban on new ICE salesBritish Columbia’s premier John Horgan hinted that next year the government will introduce a requirement that all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province must be electric (zero-emission vehicles) by 2040.“We need to make clean energy vehicles more affordable, available and convenient,”The requirement will be implemented in stages:10% from 202530% from 2030100% from 2040To help achieve the goal British Columbia intends to expand fast charging network and spend an addition $20 million CAD ($15 million) on plug-in incentives. Currently, consumers can get $5000 CAD for BEV and PHEV, while the purchase of FCV is granted $6000 CAD.More from Canada Largest Private Bus Operator In Vancouver Goes Electric With BYD Quebec, on the other hand, targets 15.5% share for zero-emission sales by 2020.Countries/states that intend to ban ICE cars in some way:Israel: 2030Denmark: 2030Scotland: 2032British Columbia: 2040France: 2040Spain: 2040UK: 2040Source: Reuters Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 22, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more