The Douro, Porto & Salamanca

Return flights included

Luxury River Cruise

Explore what is possibly Europe’s most undiscovered river through the stunning Douro Valley. The once-wild Douro river has been tamed by a system of dams and locks, producing an enchanting topography reminiscent of Scotland’s lochs. Cruise through port wine territory, where lush hillsides have given way to a patterned landscape of terraced vineyards. Portuguese wine is simply outstanding, and our on-board wine list includes some excellent regional wines. Further inland away from the lush Atlantic coast, the warmer climate creates a Mediterranean landscape of olive groves and ochre hillsides. Discover some of the Douro Valley and Iberia’s most charming villages, age-old traditions and wonderful cuisine.

Prices Available
4th August 2024
£2849
  • Departure Date: 04th August 2024
  • Total Nights: 7 Nights
  • Cruise: MS Douro Splendour
  • Package Type: Fly Cruise
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£2849 *pp
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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 40 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.

121
Passengers
36
Crew
2018
Launched
80m
Length
11m
Width
4
Decks
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Currency
Overview
  • done 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
  • done Upgrade to a deluxe or superior suite, or an upper deck cabin and benefit from the luxury of RIVIERAPLUS
  • done All meals on board, including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner plus a Superior drinks package*
  • done Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • done Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • done Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports
  • done Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • done Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director
  • done 8 included experiences
  • done 4 visits including Mateus Palace Gardens, Castelo Rodrigo, Lamego and a typical quinta with wine tasting
  • done Guided tour, lunch and flamenco show in historic Salamanca
  • done Dinner at Quinta da Pacheca with a selection of their wines
  • done Traditional Portuguese folk music show
  • done Guided tour of charming Porto and visit to a port wine cellar
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly from the UK to Porto, Portugal
Day 1
Embark ship and set sail from Porto, Portugal
Day 2
Mateus Palace Gardens, Régua
Day 3
Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Day 4
Salamanca, Spain
Day 5
Peso da Régua, Portugal
Day 6
Lamego, Portugal
Day 7
Porto, Portugal
Day 8
Disembark ship in Porto, Portugal
Day 8
Fly back to the UK
Fly from the UK to Porto, Portugal image
Day 1
Fly from the UK to Porto, Portugal
Embark ship and set sail from Porto, Portugal image
Day 1
Embark ship and set sail from Porto, Portugal
Mateus Palace Gardens, Régua image
Day 2
Mateus Palace Gardens, Régua
Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal image
Day 3
Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Salamanca, Spain image
Day 4
Salamanca, Spain
Peso da Régua, Portugal image
Day 5
Peso da Régua, Portugal
Lamego, Portugal image
Day 6
Lamego, Portugal
Porto, Portugal image
Day 7
Porto, Portugal
Disembark ship in Porto, Portugal image
Day 8
Disembark ship in Porto, Portugal
Fly back to the UK image
Day 8
Fly back to the UK
Ship Details
Riviera Travel
MS Douro Splendour

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.

Find your perfect cruise!
Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
04th August 2024
Location:
Fly from the UK to Porto, Portugal

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
11th August 2024
Location:
Fly from Porto, Portugal to the UK

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