Douro river cruise

douro river cruise

What to do on the Douro River in Portugal?

Douro River Cruises 2019/2020. Explore the sunny Iberian Peninsula with world renowned cruise companies and set sail on the Douro river. Take in the charm of small riverside towns in Portugal s Vila Real district, while tasting local wines in the company of friends or family. Discover over 300 medieval castles in Spain s Castile...

How long does a Douro river cruise take?

The average Douro River cruise is 8 days, and this is definitely the most popular option. It gives you a chance to see the major highlights of the Douro River and explore the region in a number of engaging ways. However there are several tours that are as short as 6 days and a few that are between 11-14 days.

What are the best cruises on the Douro?

The Douro has become more popular, with more lines offering Douro itineraries. These include AmaWaterways, APT, A-ROSA, CroisiEurope, Scenic, Uniworld and Viking River Cruises and Emerald Waterways.

Why book a Douro river cruise with Emerald cruises?

As part of your Emerald Cruises river cruise along the Douro, you’ll be able to make the most out of exclusive opportunities to learn more about the local produce and find your inner sommelier. A tour of the Douro Museum is a must-do for wine lovers on board the Emerald Radiance during a Secrets of the Douro river cruise.

What to do in Portugal’s stunning Douro Valley?

From visiting historic wineries to taking a sunset river cruise, this itinerary shares the best things to do during your one full day in Portugal’s stunning Douro Valley. Our one full day in Douro Valley was a dream. A sense of wonder comes over you when you drive the windy roads that lead into the valley.

What are the highlights of a Douro river cruise?

The Douro Valley declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001, is one of the highlights of Douro River cruises. Cruise ships visit Vega de Terron, Spain, and spend most of their time in Lisbon, Portugal. A Douro River cruise frequently visits Porto, Mateus Palace, Regua, Pinhao, Barca dAlva, and Salamanca.

Where to stay in the Douro?

You can stay in a traditional Douro Valley quinta (rural lodge) and enjoy a boat ride on the river as part of Culture Trip’s specially curated nine-day Portugal tour, led by our local insider.

Where to go on a river cruise in Portugal?

Douro river cruises Porto: The medieval architecture, colourful houses, infamous wine and art nouveau cafes highlight the wonders of this enchanting city. Lisbon: With its vibrant culture, sun-drenched terracotta rooftops and friendly locals, this city is the ideal base for your river cruise.

How to go on a Douro river cruise?

This one day Douro river cruises consist of a combination of a train ride from Porto to Régua, Pinhão, Pocinho or Barca d’Alva, followed by a boat ride down the river, or the other way around (going up the river by boat and then getting back to Porto by train).

What is a Douro Discovery Cruise?

Douro Discovery Cruise through the rich wine lands and historic cities of Spain and Portugal with a beautiful scenic Douro River cruise.

Where to go on a river cruise in Portugal?

Douro river cruises Porto: The medieval architecture, colourful houses, infamous wine and art nouveau cafes highlight the wonders of this enchanting city. Lisbon: With its vibrant culture, sun-drenched terracotta rooftops and friendly locals, this city is the ideal base for your river cruise.

What is the Douro River valley famous for?

The Douro River Valley is where some of the most famous and flavorful wine in all of Europe is produced. There was once a time when Portugal had land holdings throughout the world, including a large portion of South America, Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of this global conquest, Portuguese is the official language of nine countries.

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