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The Food and Soul of the Douro Valley A colorful cruise along a historic river to taste the local specialties (port-to-port cruise)

Join CroisiEurope for an amazing cruise through the unconventional and unforgettable beauty that is Portugal and the Douro Valley. Each stop seeps rich history and heritage. Porto is distinct in urban character, while Lamego reigns in mountain preeminence. Along the sublime landscapes on the wine route, you’ll taste the country’s famous libations and other regional delights.

Set out to discover the many faces of alluring Portugal.

Trip code : RGR_PP

Duration : 7 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3-day/2-night stay in Porto included
  • Cruise on the Douro, the “Golden River”
  • Lunch at a renowned wine estate
  • Authentic meal in a fishing village
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Discover the city of Porto through its colorful Azulejo tiles
    • The fishing village of Afurada and its seafaring traditions
    • Lovely Penafiel and its heritage museum
    • Quinta da Aveleda, its wines, and lush gardens
    • The Douro Museum in Peso da Régua
    • The Port Wine Route, the oldest vineyards in the world 
    • Lamego and the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
    • Historic Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
    • The Bread and Wine Museum in rural Favaios
  • For Portuguese food lovers: 
    • Tastings of Vinho Verde, sparkling and Port wines, and Moscatel sherry.
    • Hams, cold cuts, and cheeses
    • Learn about local olive oil in a quinta
  • Enjoy fado and flamenco on board

DAY 1

At the end of the day, we'll check in to a 4-star hotel. Join us this evening for an evening tour of Porto by coach. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

DAY 2

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll set out on a guided tour of Porto and relive its history through its famous Azulejo tilework.  We’ll enjoy a traditional lunch in the fishing village of Afurada just across the river from the city. After lunch, we’ll spend some time strolling through the village. We’ll return to our hotel for dinner and the night.

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll leave by coach for Penafiel, a lovely town with many interesting sites and great views of the surrounding landscape. Our visit includes a stop at the Casa Museo de la Ribera, an ethnographic museum that recreates the daily life of the town during the early 20th century. Our next stop will be the Quinta da Aveleda estate to visit its lovely gardens, where we'll enjoy a tasting of the domain’s Vinho Verde—a light and slightly bubbly wine.* We’ll have lunch on the estate. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to Pala Ribadouro, where you’ll board our ship and we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board before calling it a night.

DAY 4

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Régua. During our afternoon excursion, we’ll visit the Douro Museum, the ideal place to learn about the history, culture, and identity of the Douro wine region. We’ll also visit a quinta that produces port wine and olive oil to learn about how both are produced before enjoy a dual tasting.*

After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Enjoy an evening of fado entertainment on board.

This morning, we’ll visit historic Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and its famous medieval castle, where you can enjoy a tasting and presentation of local products and delights. We’ll return on board the ship in Vega de Terron.
We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Senhora da Ribeira.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Pinhão, a lovely town located on the confluence of the Douro and Pinhão Rivers. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Bread and Wine Museum to understand the history behind how these two staples became the bedrock of the village. We’ll enjoy a tasting of fruity, aromatic Moscatel sherry and the village’s famous cross-shaped bread.* We’ll return on board the ship in Folgosa.

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

We’ll arrive in Régua in the early morning. Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You will be transferred to the airport. End of our services.

FAQ & Travel Blog

accommodations in a 4-star hotel in Porto on Day 1 and Day 2, including breakfast and dinner - the cruise with all meals from dinner the third evening to breakfast on the final day - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - excursions and evenings mentioned in the program - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - onboard entertainment - gala dinner - transfer from port of Regua to airport of Porto - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

1 TRIPS OF DAY
Guided tour of Lamego

Departure by coach from Regua to Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85 AUD

On-board : 95 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY

DURATION hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 68 AUD

On-board : 0 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY

DURATION hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85 AUD

On-board : 95 AUD

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Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers (full-day excursions with lunches in restaurants are the exception) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance.