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The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers

No Single Supplements

8 days from only $3,549pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of Porto with visit to Port Wine cellars
  • Scenic cruising through the picturesque Douro Valley with its dramatic cliffs and vineyards
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Salamanca with guided tour and Flamenco show
  • Tour to the castle and medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo
  • Traditional music recital with dance display
  • Visit the famous Mateus Palace and gardens
  • Experience dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta
  • Visit to the picturesque town of Lamego and its Sanctuary of Our Ladies of Remedy church
 
At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
8 visits & tours
Full board with Welcome Dinner
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert cruise director
Inclusive of all local taxes
 

Overview

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!

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on one person in a twin cabin for sole occupancy. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day (excluding one lunch); if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure,  coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel cruise director.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from $199 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Susie and Peter Recommend…

"Demarcated in 1756, the Douro Valley is one of the world’s oldest delimited wine regions. It’s also one of the most visually stunningly. Legend has it that it was an Englishman from Liverpool who discovered the monks of Lamego making the first ever Port wines back in the 17th century. A visit to the region wouldn’t be complete without tasting all the various styles from Ruby to Tawny, Vintage, even White Port (perhaps mixed into a refreshing sun-downer). Since Portugal’s accession to the EU, there has also been significant investment in table wine production and the quality of both whites and reds is impressive."

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to rediuced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Porto Airport Porto 45 mins
Lisbon Airport 4 hrs including comfort stop

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time Zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Ships Available

MS Douro Elegance
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