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Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

We have just returned from our cruise and Lisbon extensional and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved. We were spoiled from the moment we arrived at the ship, the Douro Elegance. All the crew and staff worked hard to make our stay enjoyable and everything to the cleanliness of our cabin to the wonderful food and service of all involved was fantastic. We particularly want to say how much we appreciated the local guides on all our trips. Their knowledge and humour was outstanding and this has been a feature of all the Riviera holidays we have been on. So thank you to Riviera travel, the cruise director, the crew of the ship for making our holiday so memorable. The Lisbon extension was also great and gave us a little taste of the city and we will certainly go back to explore it further!

Review by: Christine Diaper on 23/08/2019

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

We booked the tour as a group of thirteen friends and relations. The cruise was very enjoyable with interesting trips and excellent guides. Salamanca and Porto are definite highlights. Our cruise director Carmen was always informative and helpful. The ship was very comfortable. Our visit to Coimbra university on the way to Lisbon was not to be missed. The most spectacular library we have ever seen! The hotel in Lisbon was good with many nearby very reasonably priced restaurants in which to eat. The included guided tour of Lisbon gave us an orientation of the city as it is very large. The trip to Sintra was interesting but the town is very crowded with tourists.

Review by: Christine Corn on 14/09/2018

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

A very enjoyable river cruise-our first. The cabin was fine, the food excellent and all the staff friendly and courteous. Our guide, Carmem, was super as were all the local

guides. We chose the 3 day Lisbon extension which was also excellent.

Review by: Graeme on 31/08/2018

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

This was a delightful cruise. We enjoyed good company, good food and wine, a lovely ship and some fascinating excursions. Particular thanks go to Anna, our guide, who was unfailingly helpful and courteous, and to Carmem, our cruise director, who was outstanding in every way and could not have done more to make our holiday enjoyable. I don’t know how Riviera finds people like this, but it’s wonderful that they do.

Review by: Philip Brian Hall on 22/06/2018

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

We have just returned from the Douro cruise aboard the “Elegance”. We cannot fault the ship, food, excursions and general organisation - it was all very slick and nothing was too much trouble for the helpful crew and staff. We hesitated with the long day’s excursion to Salamanca but it turned out to be well worthwhile and a pleasant, if long, coach journey. (Coaches were comfortable and air-conditioned). The lunch and entertainment were first class!

A highlight was the stunning location and food on our evening excursion to the Quinta da Pacheca.

An excellent holiday which we would recommend to anyone. (Though try and get flights to Oporto rather than Lisbon which involves a 4 hour coach transfer!).

Review by: Jean Davies on 13/07/2018

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

We have recently returned from The Douro river cruise which we fully enjoyed. We would like to mentioned 2 members of staff who made the trip particularly enjoyable - our tour guide, Pedro, whom informed us this was his last tour with Riveria, which is a sad loss as he made the daily tours very amusing and very enjoyable, also Torres our waiter in the restaurant whom was always very helpful.

Review by: Richard Swire on 03/11/2017

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