Douro Discovery

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.0 Based on 3 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant

Douro Discovery

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.0 Based on 3 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 4,158 Per Person
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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Porto
 Trip Finishes
Porto
8 Day Douro Discovery Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Portugal Spain
Our Price From 4,158 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,338 Per Person
 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Porto
 Trip Finishes
Porto
8 Day Douro Discovery Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Portugal Spain
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUTCOP08
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUTCOP08

Overview

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 8 Day Douro Discovery. Embrace the beauty of Portugal while cruising down the Douro River on a river cruise. Discover the colourful cities, sleepy villages and beautiful wineries along the Douro River.
Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 8 Day Douro Discovery. Embrace the beauty of Portugal while cruising down the Douro River on a river cruise. Discover the colourful cities, sleepy villages and beautiful wineries along the Douro River.

Itinerary

Fly into Porto today, a perfect introduction to sunny Portugal. Spain's smaller, but no less magnificent, neighbour, Portugal is one of Europe's warmest countries and boasts a mix of vibrant art, music, wine and food, as well as endless sunny days. Be met at the airport and transferred to your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity. Tonight meet your fellow travellers and Travelmarvel Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception as you take in the sights along the Douro River on a sunset cruise. Stay Seven Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity (D)

Today you begin your cruise along the spectacular Douro River. Flowing from the northern reaches of Spain, through Portugal and into the Atlantic, this river is bordered by countless vineyards. As you cruise this morning, you'll take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you'll learn some essential phrases of this beautiful language. Disembark your ship in Régua and join an excursion by coach to the splendid Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Afterwards, travel by coach to Pinhão. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: In Pinhão, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery.

Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terrón in Spain. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. This tiny village sits atop a hill overlooking both Spain and Portugal, and features a number of well-preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros. After exploring this charming little town, you'll board a coach and return to your ship. (B/L/D)

Today you'll disembark and board a coach to set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca. This gorgeous city is arguably one of the most beautiful in Spain, and boasts sunlit sandstone buildings along with a majestic city square and an ancient university. After your Insider Experience, return by coach back over the border to Barca d'Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro, where your ship awaits. Back on board this evening, enjoy a traditional Portuguese BBQ dinner. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a Flamenco show and lunch and be entranced by captivating Flamenco dancers as they astound you with their stomping feet in a fiery performance.

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises past Pinhão to Régua. After your Insider Experience, board a coach and take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards. You'll visit the picturesque village of Lamego and the elaborately decorated baroque cathedral, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, an important Portuguese place of pilgrimage. While in Lamego, visit one of Portugal's best museums. Once an episcopal palace, this beautiful building is home to a vast collection of paintings, tapestries and jewellery. You may also like to sample one of the town's famous specialties, Bola de Lamego, a delicious smoked ham roll. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: On arrival, head to a local quinta, which boasts outstanding views over the Douro Valley. Here, you'll enjoy a tasting of local port wine, Portugal's most famous tipple.

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua — you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the lovely Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this gorgeous, vibrant town as you please. Tonight, be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain's Dinner. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a fascinating tour of nearby Porto, which sits just across the river. Here, you'll be led past a collection of the city's most famous attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting. This afternoon, there's ample time for you to step back out to explore Porto at leisure. You may like to visit a Portuguese boutique to buy authentic, local souvenirs. Or perhaps take a stroll through the city's old-fashioned Bolhao food market. Alternatively, you might choose to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães. This evening back on board your ship, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner with your new-found friends. (B/D)

After enjoying a final breakfast on board, transfer to the airport in Porto for your onward flight. (B)

Fly into Porto today, a perfect introduction to sunny Portugal. Spain's smaller, but no less magnificent, neighbour, Portugal is one of Europe's warmest countries and boasts a mix of vibrant art, music, wine and food, as well as endless sunny days. Be met at the airport and transferred to your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity. Tonight meet your fellow travellers and Travelmarvel Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception as you take in the sights along the Douro River on a sunset cruise. Stay Seven Nights: aboard your river ship, the MS Douro Serenity (D)

Today you begin your cruise along the spectacular Douro River. Flowing from the northern reaches of Spain, through Portugal and into the Atlantic, this river is bordered by countless vineyards. As you cruise this morning, you'll take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you'll learn some essential phrases of this beautiful language. Disembark your ship in Régua and join an excursion by coach to the splendid Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Afterwards, travel by coach to Pinhão. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: In Pinhão, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery.

Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terrón in Spain. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. This tiny village sits atop a hill overlooking both Spain and Portugal, and features a number of well-preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros. After exploring this charming little town, you'll board a coach and return to your ship. (B/L/D)

Today you'll disembark and board a coach to set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca. This gorgeous city is arguably one of the most beautiful in Spain, and boasts sunlit sandstone buildings along with a majestic city square and an ancient university. After your Insider Experience, return by coach back over the border to Barca d'Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro, where your ship awaits. Back on board this evening, enjoy a traditional Portuguese BBQ dinner. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a Flamenco show and lunch and be entranced by captivating Flamenco dancers as they astound you with their stomping feet in a fiery performance.

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises past Pinhão to Régua. After your Insider Experience, board a coach and take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards. You'll visit the picturesque village of Lamego and the elaborately decorated baroque cathedral, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, an important Portuguese place of pilgrimage. While in Lamego, visit one of Portugal's best museums. Once an episcopal palace, this beautiful building is home to a vast collection of paintings, tapestries and jewellery. You may also like to sample one of the town's famous specialties, Bola de Lamego, a delicious smoked ham roll. (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: On arrival, head to a local quinta, which boasts outstanding views over the Douro Valley. Here, you'll enjoy a tasting of local port wine, Portugal's most famous tipple.

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua — you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the lovely Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this gorgeous, vibrant town as you please. Tonight, be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain's Dinner. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a fascinating tour of nearby Porto, which sits just across the river. Here, you'll be led past a collection of the city's most famous attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting. This afternoon, there's ample time for you to step back out to explore Porto at leisure. You may like to visit a Portuguese boutique to buy authentic, local souvenirs. Or perhaps take a stroll through the city's old-fashioned Bolhao food market. Alternatively, you might choose to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães. This evening back on board your ship, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner with your new-found friends. (B/D)

After enjoying a final breakfast on board, transfer to the airport in Porto for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Enjoy a splendid sunset cruise in Porto
  • Gain insight into the life of the Count of Vila Real at the beautiful Gardens and Palace of Mateus
  • Make a trip to Castelo Rodrigo, a tiny hilltop village that overlooks both Spain and Portugal
  • Visit one of Portugal's most important pilgrimage places, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, in Lamego

  • Seven nights on a premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, and local guides
  • Explore 11 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

  • 19 meals - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

  • Enjoy a splendid sunset cruise in Porto
  • Gain insight into the life of the Count of Vila Real at the beautiful Gardens and Palace of Mateus
  • Make a trip to Castelo Rodrigo, a tiny hilltop village that overlooks both Spain and Portugal
  • Visit one of Portugal's most important pilgrimage places, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, in Lamego

  • Seven nights on a premium river ship, the MS Douro Serenity
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, and local guides
  • Explore 11 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

  • 19 meals - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Onboard water stations, plus tea and coffee, soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (3) Most Recent 'Douro Discovery' Reviews

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Thoroughly enjoyable Douro River cruise with Travelmarvel 0 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2019
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 ...read more 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, we also experienced a smell from the drain.
A fantastic week   2 , QLD, Australia, Jul 2019
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.
MS Douro Serenity 14 , WA, Australia, Jul 2018
The cruise was conducted on the MS Douro Serenity which was built 2017. Our cabin was 224 which was very noisy - the ship has a vacuum toilet system which echos through the cabin at all hours all day. We asked to be shifted to another cabin and the only other cabin was 101 which meant that our "upgrade" was null and void. The actual cruise, staff, and ...read more the meals etc were excellent. The Travelmarvel Tours, staff etc were all excellent. I would advise anyone who is offered the last cabin in the decks to look at other cabins. It was a shame that this episode with the cabin spoilt a wonderful cruise with wonderful scenery and tours.
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Deck Plans

 
Category E
Window Stateroom
 
Category D
Window Stateroom
Lower Deck (level 1)
 
Category C
Panorama Balcony
 
Category B
Panorama Balcony
Main Deck (Level 2)
 
Category A
French Balcony
 
Junior Suite
 
Master Suite
Upper Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 151 sq ft / 14 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Each room has windows that offer views along the Douro
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 151 sq ft / 14 sqm
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Each room has windows that offer views along the Douro
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 150 sq ft / 14 sq m
  • All cabins have an ensuite marble bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Upper and Main decks have floor-to-ceiling windows
  • French-style Balcony allowing you to fully absorb the surroundings and the fresh air of the Douro River
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 204 sq ft / 19 sqm
  • Ensuite marble bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that slide down to create a French-style Balcony
  • Living area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 312 sq ft / 29 sq m
  • Ensuite marble bathroom with shower and twin wash basins, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that slide down to create a French-style Balcony
  • Living area with sofa, armchair, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • Walk-in wardrobe

Deck Plans

 
Category E
Window Stateroom
 
Category D
Window Stateroom
Lower Deck (level 1)
 
Category C
Panorama Balcony
 
Category B
Panorama Balcony
Main Deck (Level 2)
 
Category A
French Balcony
 
Junior Suite
 
Master Suite
Upper Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 151 sq ft / 14 sq m
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Each room has windows that offer views along the Douro
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 151 sq ft / 14 sqm
  • Ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Each room has windows that offer views along the Douro
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 150 sq ft / 14 sq m
  • All cabins have an ensuite marble bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Upper and Main decks have floor-to-ceiling windows
  • French-style Balcony allowing you to fully absorb the surroundings and the fresh air of the Douro River
  • Seating area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 204 sq ft / 19 sqm
  • Ensuite marble bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that slide down to create a French-style Balcony
  • Living area with two chairs, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • 312 sq ft / 29 sq m
  • Ensuite marble bathroom with shower and twin wash basins, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that slide down to create a French-style Balcony
  • Living area with sofa, armchair, table and small desk
  • Flatscreen HD TV
  • Walk-in wardrobe

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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 195
Category C $ 895
Category B $ 995
Category A $ 1,195
Category JS $ 1,695
Category MS $ 2,195
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 195
Category C $ 895
Category B $ 995
Category A $ 1,195
Category JS $ 1,695
Category MS $ 2,195
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