Douro River Cruises
River cruise along the Douro and explore this beautiful region of Portugal, from its medieval cities to its centuries-old vineyards. Sample some delicious port wine, dine at a traditional quinta, explore Porto’s cobblestone streets steeped in old world charm, or venture further to discover the historic and culinary delights of Lisbon. Time slows down as you river cruise Portugal, and you’ll be grateful for every second.
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Must do experiences and highlights on the Douro River
Head across the border into Spain on an excursion to Salamanca, where sandstone buildings line the streets and church towers decorate the skyline.
Sanctuary of Our Lady Remedies
This beautiful church competes for your attention with the baroque 686 step staircase that leads to it, adorned with statues and hand painted azulejos.
Slow down and enjoy the scenery gliding by from your veranda or from the sun deck as steep gorges give way to tiered rows of vines.
A Traditional Quinta Experience
Wine has been produced in the Douro Valley for some 2,000 years, with generations tending to their family run quintas. Visit one of these beautifully rustic vineyards to sample the wine and warm Portuguese hospitality.
The Port of Porto
From its cobblestone streets to red rooftops, Porto will cast a spell over you. Not to mention that the food here, along with the port wine for which it is known, is a little bit of magic.
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What our clients are saying about their river cruise journeys through Portugal
“Lisbon & Douro River Cruise”
Had an amazing time. Beautiful scenery along the Douro River. Global Journeys our travel agent Hannah Campbell did an amazing job organising our tour. Thank you Hannah. Uniworld who we travelled with were fabulous, staff were so obliging and friendly. Accommodation at hotel and on board were 1st class. Met some very friendly people. Overall a wonderful experience.
“Thoroughly enjoyable Douro River cruise with Travelmarvel ”
We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, it was relaxing taking in the scenery as we cruised to our next village. The boat doesn’t sail at night therefore you get to sit on the deck and take it all in. You are not on the go all the time like some other tours, the fact that you are on board for a week means that you unpack and that’s it until you disembark for your next destination. The people on the boat were all very friendly. Our cabin was very noisy which was disappointing as we were on level three, ...read more we also experienced a smell from the drain.
“A fantastic week”
Our Douro River Cruise was amazing. Cruise director Isobel couldn’t have been better, from the time we boarded our cruise until we disembarked. Food and service was superb.
“22 days from Paris to Porto with Scenic”
Firstly, I have nothing but praise for Jemma Rosen and Global Journeys in how our trip was organised. Jemma was always helpful, efficient and considerate in replying to any queries we had. This trip included two river cruises, the first in Bordeaux and the second on the Douro River in Portugal. Compared to other river cruises we have done, the Bordeaux trip was a little disappointing - the scenery is not as picturesque and the rivers are very muddy. The cabin on Scenic Diamond was very cramped ...read more and smaller than those we have experienced on APT river cruises. Staff on board and meals were excellent. Most excursions were very good but some hot weather at the time spoilt several excursions. We enjoyed the cruise on the Douro River very much and would recommend it. Scenery was beautiful and excursions were excellent. The cabin on Scenic Azure was a better size. At least there was room for a chair but there was still a problem with very limited room between the sides of the bed and the walls.