Douro River Valley River Cruise

7 Night River Cruise • Portugal & Spain

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!

From
€3530pp

What's included?

Travel
Flights

Return flights to Porto

Flying from Dublin Airport

Baggage

1 checked bag per person roundtrip

Private Transfers

All transfers included

Accommodation & Cruise
Uniworld River Tour - 7 NIGHTS
Cruise onboard S.S. São Gabriel

Ports of Call: Porto | Entre-os-Rios | Régua | Vega de Terrón | Barca d'Alva | Régua | Porto
Tours and Excursions
Daily activities available and included in your package
Offer Details

Based on 2 adults sharing

Travelling July 2024

Departures dates available from March to November, call us to quote for your chosen date

Quote Reference number: 53186096

Your Adventure

Board S.S. Sao Gabriel in Porto
Porto, Entre-os-Rios
Entre-os-Rios, Regua
Regua, Pocinho, Vega de Terron
Vega de Terron (Salamanca), Barca d'Alva
Barca d'Alva, Regua
Regua (Guimaraes), Porto
  • Arrive in Porto, the port city at the mouth of the Douro.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.