Douro River Cruises




The River Douro starts its journey to Porto up in the hills of Soria in Northern Spain. The river is a little over 500 miles long but is only really navigable from Vega de Terron on the Spanish Portuguese border and through Portugal to Porto where your river cruise holiday starts and ends.

Much of your journey along the river Douro takes you through steep sided vineyards and a countryside which hosts monasteries, castles and baroque mansions. Not forgetting the many opportunities you will get to sample the famous Tawny Port Wines and local delicacies.

Cruise like Susan Calman and set sail on an adventure through Portugal's UNESCO World Heritage designated Douro Valley.

Douro Valley


Highlights of a Douro river cruise could include Salamanca; Some river cruise holidays will use the stop at Barca D'Alva to extend a visit to Salamanca which is approximately a 2 hour drive (120km). Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; A typical half day excursion from Vega de Terron steeped in history from the Spanish Inquisition. Wine Tasting. Quinta da Avessada; is the perfect place to experience Portugal's fine wines. This winery is situated in the heart of the River Douro wine district. Regua; All river cruise ships stop at Regua which is the main town where all wine that is produced passes through on its way to Porto and for export. This is predominantly a wine tasting opportunity ashore. Vega de Terron; Historical excursions are extremely popular but you can simply explore on foot and sample the local wine & food from many small cafes and restaurants. Barca D'Alva; This is where you can take a full day excursion to Salamanca now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an obvious opportunity to take in some tradition Spanish Flamenco entertainment. Porto; This is the capital city and it offers a chance to explore the old and the new of Portugal with opportunities that will appeal to almost everyone. Museums, Churches, Modern Art, Restaurants and much more.

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