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Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise

Selected departures up to November 2020 & March to November 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Return scheduled flights from 9 regional airports
  • Eight guided visits and tours including a full-day excursion to Salamanca with a walking tour; lunch and a flamenco show; a guided tour of Porto with a wine-tasting; tasting at a typical Portuguese quinta; and visits to Castelo Rodrigo, Mateus Palace gardens and Lamego
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Traditional Portuguese folk music show 
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers 

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At a Glance
7 nights on a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
8 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert cruise director
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

One of Europe’s best kept secrets in one of its most undiscovered corners, explore the sleepy villages and medieval towns unchanged for centuries, amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley.

Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!

You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

Your Itinerary

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day (excluding one lunch) if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Airport/station transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director

Early Booking Offer

Our Drinks Package

Pouring red wine into glass
 

7 night drinks package available from £99 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Personalise Your Holiday

Discover Even More

Lisbon
 

Lisbon extension

Add four days to your trip, staying in Lisbon, Portugal's elegant and eccentric capital city. See the many wonderful highlights of Lisbon, Coimbra, Fatima, and Sintra with an expert guide.

Click here to view the Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension.

Meet Cruise Director Lale

Useful Information & Transfer Times

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight time: 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Wi-Fi

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

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal or Spain however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

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.

Transfers

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Porto Airport Porto 45 mins
Lisbon Airport 4 hrs including comfort stop

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