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Douro River Cruises

Deep in the heart of Portugal, the golden Douro curls through grape-cultivating valleys and sun-drenched terracotta towns. Excellent viticulture, enchanting traditions and stunning vistas make this a river whose secrets are just waiting to be discovered.

The climax of any cruise here has to be the Douro Valley, where a collection of beautiful wine estates, olive groves and traditional farmhouses come together in what is arguably one of the continent's most scenic valleys. The fertile soil, combined with a hot, dry micro-environment, means that the area is ideally suited for the cultivation of almonds, chestnuts and grapes - the latter being used to produce Port wine, the region's most famous export.

Just before it reaches the ocean, the Douro meets the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto. Once the very edge of the known world, this classic Portuguese city boasts a vibrant mix of labyrinthine streets, elegant Baroque architecture and family-run restaurants.

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Escorted Cruise 2022

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Portugal & the Douro
Small Group
4.2 stars(26 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
14 days from
£3,395 pp
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14 days from
£3,395
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Porto
2022Sep
2023JunSep
8 days from
£2,395 pp
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8 days from
£2,395
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  • DestinationPortugal, Spain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Lisbon
4.3 stars(6 reviews)
2022Sep
2023JunSep
11 days from
£3,195 pp
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11 days from
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  • DestinationPortugal, Spain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Our customers love our Douro River Cruises tours
Lisbon and Douro Cruise
5/Jul
T Lomer
4 stars
“Interesting and informative and very enjoyable.
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Portugal and the Douro
16/Jun
Suzanne Otto
4 stars
“Fabulous holiday overall. However overshadowed on day 12 and day 13 by unnecessary stopover in Madrid which involved complicated lengthy coach and train journeys which were not in original itinerary and were just too tiring. For example we arrived so late in Madrid that dinner was started at 10pm. An overnight sleeper train would have been much more suitable even if we wouldn't have had a personal bathroom on board. All the hotels were very good apart from the Porto Bay Hotel in Porto. It had recently been refurbished to a not good enough design or standard in our room e.g light fitting fell out and access to toilet was via a wobbly sliding glass panel that was noisy every time! Not good if in a twin room as we were! Staff in all hotels were pleasant and polite. Food was good for us in all hotels. Our tour manager was friendly, helpful and clearly good at her job with plenty of experience too.
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Highlights of the River Douro

The Douro River winds its way through sun-drenched valleys and beautiful terracotta towns. We reach the Douro Valley which is famous for its collection of olive groves, and wine estates. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a breath-taking pit-stop before reaching the city of Porto. This classic Portuguese city is a vibrant mix of labyrinthine streets, and family-run restaurants. On board our ships, you will pass quaint Portuguese villages including Lamego boasting remarkable examples of elegant Baroque architecture, and the town of Peso da Régua, or simply 'Régua', which plays a fundamental role in the production of Port wine. 

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