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2022 2023

The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - POC_PP
# Description



Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Golden River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors where you will discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines all along the river. Explore Salamanca, named as “the small Rome” classified World Heritage by UNESCO, don’t miss out its cathedral. Embark for an unforgettable journey through these magnificent countries.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • 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


    • Lamego and the most beautiful Baroque sanctuary in Portugal
    • The formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
    • Salamanca, awe-inspiring Spanish city
    • The Porto Wine Route*, the oldest wine-producing region in the world
    • Porto, a coastal town full of culture and tradition
    • Aveiro, known as the "Venice of Portugal”
  • Flamenco, Fado and folk entertainment on board


Day 1


Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.

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Day 2


Join us for a guided tour of Porto followed by a wine tasting session* in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaïa. The afternoon will be spent sailing.

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Day 3


Take part in our excursion to Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. We'll stroll through the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

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Day 4


Join us for an excursion to Salamanca (lunch included). We'll visit its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world. We'll return on board after our tour and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 5


This morning will be spent cruising. We'll set off on our excursion along the Porto Wine Route: we'll discover the vineyards famously arranged in rows as well as small typical villages, followed by a wine-tasting session* in a true Portuguese quinta. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner. 

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Day 6


Join us on a guided tour of Lamego. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.

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Day 7


Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. Afterwards, join us for an excursion to Aveiro, a charming medieval town surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

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Day 8


Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 

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Dates & Prices

Departure 24/10/2022
Arrival 31/10/2022
On request
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Ship category : STANDARD
On request
Departure 29/10/2022
Arrival 05/11/2022
Ship : MS Fernao de Magalhaes Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 31/10/2022
Arrival 07/11/2022
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 31/10/2022
Arrival 07/11/2022
Ship : MS Amalia Rodrigues Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/11/2022
Arrival 08/11/2022
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/11/2022
Arrival 08/11/2022
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - all excursions mentioned in the program - Flamenco entertainment - Fado entertainment - traditional folk entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel's pupils. Porto, the second lar...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Vila Real and Mateus Palace

We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 18th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Salamanca (lunch included)

Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides. Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until...

Duration 10h30 Classic
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Wines trail of Porto

Departure from Ferradosa for our excursion along the Porto wine route. We'll discover this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river all the way to the Spanish border. We'll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pe...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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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 dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Aveiro

Afternoon excursion to Aveiro by coach. Often called the "Venice of Portugal”, and known as the salt capital of Portugal, Aveiro is surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons and is dominated by the Central Canal that runs through the...

Duration 2h00 Classic
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Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side. Arrival times at ports of call and the order of the excursions can change.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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