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Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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Experience more with so much included

  • Enjoy a guided tour of a famous port producer in Porto with plenty of opportunities to taste their fortified wine.
  • Follow in the footsteps of St. Francis with a visit to Castelo Rodrigo in the highland ranges near the Spanish border.
  • Visit a historic Quinta to learn all about the stages of wine production, from planting to tasting and labelling.
  • Tour Braga, Guimarães and Porto with a local guide, visiting Portuguese Centre of Photography and Clérigos Tower
  • Sail down the canals of Aveiro and sample a delicous local sweet treat, ovos moles
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
Return flights & transfers
16 visits & tours
Full board cruise, B&B hotel
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
General
 

Overview

One of Europe’s best kept secrets in one of its most undiscovered corners, explore the sleepy villages and medieval towns unchanged for centuries, amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley.

Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast, you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!

You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

As the river cruise comes to an end, we head to our magnificent finale - 3 nights in the spectacular city of Porto. Those with a passion for history and architecture will enjoy our stops at Braga - where we tour the city's not one, but two cathedrals - and Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal. In Porto, we'll climb to the top of Clérigos Tower for stunning vistas of the city and experience the mournful aching of Fado music during a traditional performance over dinner.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • All meals on board - from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day - including welcome cocktails and the Captain's dinner.
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in Porto, on a bed and breafast basis
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Airport/station transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director

Personalise your Holiday

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Fado evening
 
 

Optional Fado evening

Savour a traditional 3-course dinner paired with wine while immersing in the Portuguese culture through music and dance of Fado. This soulful music embodies the Portuguese expression of nostalgia and longing and is deemed a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 

Please contact us to pre-book either of the above experiences.

Useful Information & Transfer Times

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Riviera Plus

Upgrade to a deluxe or superior suite, or an upper deck cabin and benefit from the luxury of Riviera Plus (subject to availability).

Transfers

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure Airport Transfer time
Porto Airport Porto 45 mins
Porto Bay
Teatro, Porto
Porto 45 mins
Lisbon Airport 4 hrs including comfort stop      

Accommodation

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