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The Douro River

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: PORTO
Welcome on board in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner and free evening. Overnight.
 
DAY 2: PORTO - REGUA
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing, admiring the wonderful landscapes and scenery. Arrival in Régua in the beginning of the afternoon. Guided excursion to Lamego: discovery of the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Overnight in Régua.
 
DAY 3: REGUA - PINHAO - BARCA D'ALVA
Full board on board. Excursion to Vila Real, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. Return on board in Pinhão. The cruise continues along the Douro River. Arrival in Barca d'Alva in the evening. Evening of Flamenco entertainment.
 
DAY 4: BARCA D'ALVA - VEGA DE TERON - SENHORA DE RIBEIRA
Full board on board. Excursion to Salamanca, this beautiful town boasts many extraordinary Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Return on board and continuation of the cruise to Senhora de Ribeira. Evening of entertainment. Overnight.
 
DAY 5: SENHORA DE RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - ENTRE OS RIOS
Full board on board. Excursion to discover the “Wines of Porto”: following the famous port vineyard route and tasting Porto's wines. In the afternoon, cruise to Entre Os Rios. This is the ideal opportunity to relax on board and admire the wondrous scenery of the Douro Valley. Gala evening. Overnight.
 
DAY 6: ENTRE OS RIOS - PORTO
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing through the Douro Valley. Arrival in Porto in the beginning of the afternoon and guided tour of one of the oldest towns in Europe: the old districts are still largely intact, with a veritable maze of narrow winding lanes, houses with arches, and beautiful little churches. Evening of Fado music and entertainment on board. Overnight.
 
DAY 7: PORTO - AVEIRO - PORTO
Full board on board. Free morning to discover Porto at our own pace. In the afternoon, excursion in Aveiro, nicknamed the “Venice of Portugal”. Return in Porto. Traditional folklore entertainment. Overnight.
 
DAY 8: PORTO
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Lamego and the most beautiful Baroque sanctuary in Portugal
  • Solar de Mateus and its magnificent gardens
  • Salamanca, the inspiring Spanish university town
  • The Port Wine Route, the oldest wine-producing region in the world
  • Porto, a coastal town full of culture and tradition
  • Aveiro, known as the “Venice of Portugal”
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from breakfast to dinner
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard the MS Vasco de Gama, MS Fernao de Magalhaes or MS Infante don Henrique
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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