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Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain

8 days from only $2,849pp

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  • 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 & taste some of the fabulous almond products the area is famed for.  
  • Visit two historic – but very different - Quintas to enjoy traditional Portuguese food and learn all about the stages of wine production. 
  • Sample delicious regional delicacies in a local restaurant in Lamego.  
  • Cross the border into Spain and shop for souvenirs in a traditional Spanish market visit followed by tapas in Salamanca. 
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
9 tours & visits
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

The Douro may be one of Europe's best-kept secrets but the food that is grown and eaten along its banks is not. The Portuguese are renowned for their love of good food - the flavours are fresh and wholesome (and locally grown) - so expect sweet treats, flavourful dishes and, of course, plenty of port wine. We'll visit the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, and sample Portuguese wine in historic quintas. Taste the delicious almond products that Castelo Rodrigo is famous for while following in the footsteps of St. Francis and hop over the border to Salamanca for a delicious tapas lunch as we explore one of Spain's oldest cities. And that's just the onshore adventures - Portugal’s once-wild river Douro may have been tamed by locks but there's still an untouched wildness to the valley’s breathtaking rolling hills.

This holiday combines our popular Porto, Douro and Salamanca river cruise with a mouthwatering adventure through the culinary landscape of this stunning region. 

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: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board 
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned  
  • Coach travel as mentioned 
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese
  • 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.

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