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The Douro

6 Days • Full Board
From £985pp

Running through northern-central Spain, the Douro outpours at Portugal’s Oporto. Home to the world famous fortified wine of Port, the drink runs through the veins of this ancient city. A round cruise itinerary gives you ample opportunity to samples its delights.

Discover the iconic image of the Douro Valley, with its terraced vineyards etched into the hillside riverbanks - a sight that will stay with you forever. This cultivated fertile strip known as Douro Vinhateiro has long been given over to the practice of winegrowing. Visit ‘las quintas’, Portuguese estates, for a local winery experience with regional accompaniments.

Opposite Oporto sits Villa Nova de Gaia, this area of the Douro has traditionally been used to store the wine produced and many interesting cellars lie in wait. Hear the traditional song of Fado from the taverns of these great port cities and venture inland to discover some gems lying just off the Douro itself such as Portugal’s medieval Guimaraes and Spain’s shimmering sandstone city of Salamanca.

Itineraries can vary depending on the duration of the cruise and the river cruise supplier. The from price is based on the sample itinerary mentioned below.

Package Includes

  • Full Board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day
  • Some of our river cruise partners offer all inclusive cruises
  • Welcome Drinks Reception on arrival
  • Gala Dinner on one night of your river cruise
  • Evening entertainment with some daytime entertainment
  • Some river cruises will also offer complimentary use of the bikes onboard. 
Minimum 32 Passengers

The Douro Valley through Portugal & Spain

  1. Day 1 Porto Welcome Cocktail / Porto by Night Tour
  2. Day 2 Porto - Regua Lamego city tour
  3. Day 3 Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo Regua – Pinhao Vila Real / Mateus Palace formal gardens
  4. Day 4 Porto Antigo - Porto Porto city tour / Tram tour of Porto / Tram Museum
  5. Day 5 Porto - Guimaräes Porto / Guimaräes / Hike along Douro / Gala Dinner
  6. Day 6 Porto Farewell
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