7 nights onboard MS Douro Elegance

Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance

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One of Europe’s best kept secrets in one of its most undiscovered corners, explore the sleepy villages and medieval towns unchanged for centuries, amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley.Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast, you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!
Leaving from: Porto
Cruise ship: MS Douro Elegance
Departure date: 10th July 2025
Leaving from: Porto Régua Salamanca Régua and 4 more stops
From
£1879
*pp for an Outside Cabin
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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 36 years of experience running guided and escorted tours, a land and water all around the world, including river cruises.

Riviera Travel operates a unique cruising experience, partnering with local guides and experts to create a programme of guided tours and river cruises, bringing like-minded travellers together and offering a selection of authentic and bespoke travel experiences.

The operator runs river cruises on European waterways like the Danube, Rhine and Douro, but also the Nile, Mekong and Yangtze. Championing escorted tours and guided holidays, Riviera Travel line also specialises in solo travel, providing a safe, friendly and social environment for travellers going it alone.

119
Passengers
36
Crew
2017
Launched
110m
Length
11m
Width
12kts
Speed
3
Decks
EUR
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Porto, Portugal
Day 2
Régua, Portugal
Day 3
River travel
Day 4
Salamanca, Spain
Day 5
Régua, Portugal
Day 6
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Days 7 - 8
Porto, Portugal
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Day 1
Porto, Portugal

Lively, commercial Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Also called Porto for short, the word easily brings to mind the city's most famous product - port wine. Oporto's strategic location on the north bank of the Douro River has accounted for the town's importance since ancient times.

Régua, Portugal image
Day 2
Régua, Portugal
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Day 3
River travel
Salamanca, Spain image
Day 4
Salamanca, Spain
Régua, Portugal image
Day 5
Régua, Portugal
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal image
Day 6
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Porto, Portugal image
Days 7 - 8
Porto, Portugal

Lively, commercial Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Also called Porto for short, the word easily brings to mind the city's most famous product - port wine. Oporto's strategic location on the north bank of the Douro River has accounted for the town's importance since ancient times.

Ship Details
Riviera Travel
MS Douro Elegance

If cruising is an art, then this ship has truly mastered it; constructed with the very latest technology and a strong environmental ethic in mind, yet simultaneously retaining a classic, refined elegance reminiscent of cruising from a bygone era, this five-star, fully-air-conditioned river cruiser has been purpose-built to fit the unique size limitations of the Douro’s five locks and features all the facilities you would expect in a top-class hotel and more so your cruise will be as relaxing as possible and your stay on board will be a uniquely memorable one.

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£1,879
*pp for an Outside Cabin