Embark on an extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travellers.
As you trace the enchanting Douro River from Portugal to Spain, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of steeply terraced hillsides, picturesque villages, and endless vineyards. Savour private Port wine tastings, wander through Porto’s historic Ribeira district with its iconic rabelo boats, avant-garde culinary scene, and thriving art scene.
Navigate through the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, making stops to explore charming quintas and meet the passionate winemakers behind them. On your Spanish leg of the journey, you’ll encounter the renowned university town of Salamanca. Returning to Portugal, visit the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and the historic Guimarães.
There’s no better way to uncover Europe’s best-kept secret than through this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise adventure! Talk to our Personal Travel Planners today to book!
Return flights to Porto
Flying from Dublin Airport
1 checked bag per person roundtrip
All transfers included
Ports of Call: Porto | Entre-os-Rios | Régua | Vega de Terrón | Barca d'Alva | Régua | Porto
Based on 2 adults sharing
Travelling July 2024
Departures dates available from March to November, call us to quote for your chosen date
Board S.S. Sao Gabriel in Porto
Regua, Pocinho, Vega de Terron
Vega de Terron (Salamanca), Barca d'Alva
Barca d'Alva, Regua
Regua (Guimaraes), Porto
Day 1 Board S.S. Sao Gabriel in Porto
Arrive in Porto, the port city at the mouth of the Douro.
Day 2 Porto, Entre-os-Rios
Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. Today, choose to explore Portugal on foot or by panoramic drive.
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Day 3 Entre-os-Rios, Regua
Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.
Day 4 Regua, Pocinho, Vega de Terron
Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Alternatively, lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park.
Day 5 Vega de Terron (Salamanca), Barca d'Alva
Today, you can visit the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches. Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley.
Day 6 Barca d'Alva, Regua
Head ashore for a choice of excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious Port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.
Day 7 Regua (Guimaraes), Porto
Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit.
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Day 8 Porto (disembark)
If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Porto Airport for your flight home.