Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca River Cruise

Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca River Cruise

8 days from only $2,949pp

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises


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Experience more with so much included

  • Explore the magnificent architecture in Porto's Old Town on a guided tour.
  • Wander through the manicured gardens of Mateus Palace, visit the historic Castelo Rodrigo and see Lamego's Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral.
  • Sample Portugal's most famous product, port, at a port wine cellar or join our optional tour of the birthplace of Portugal, Guimarães.
  • Savour the delicious taste of moscatel wines with lunch and a wine-tasting in a traditional Quinta hosted by the Quinta owner.
  • Tour Salamanca, home to one of Europe's oldest universities, with a guide and enjoy a traditional flamenco show with lunch in the city. 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
7 visits & tours
Full board, inc 1 lunch & 1 dinner at local Quintas
Complimentary tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director


See for yourself why the Douro Valley has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status as we sail along its picturesque riverbanks. We'll slip past miles of terraced hills with vineyards which rise in the steep terrace from the shoreline and spot quintas on the hillsides in the distance. Explore this enchanting region with an itinerary that encompasses a mixture of authentic local experiences, sightseeing and plenty of opportunity to taste Portuguese port and wine. Experience the city of Porto, where you can roam the port warehouses and take in the town’s rich cultural heritage. Enjoy free time in the quaint town of Lamego, home of Portugal’s sparkling wine, Raposeira. Visit the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo and the well-manicured gardens of Mateus Gardens. Explore historic Salamanca, a UNESCO Site and one of Iberia’s oldest university towns. This river cruise captures the scenic beauty of the Douro Valley - ideal for wine aficionados, history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

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 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned  
  • All port charges 
  • The services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal, Spain


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


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).

Transfer Times


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

Arivial Airport Ship location Transfer time Departure Airport Transfer time
Porto Airport Porto 45 mins Porto Airport 45 mins

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