• Scenery on the River Douro
  • Guimaraes
  • Mateus Palace
  • Salamanca
  • Porto
  • Mateus Palace

River of Gold

A 9-night River Douro cruise holiday in Portugal with a 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon and a 7-night cruise including return flights from Manchester airport

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9 Nights from £1345pp

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Enjoy a two-night hotel stay in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon before joining your ship in Porto.

Admire stunning Baroque cathedrals and explore the historic centre during a guided tour of Porto, before enjoying a visit to a port wine-making facility. Take the opportunity to visit UNESCO-listed Guimarares, before cruising to Regua, your gateway to Vila Real, site of the stunning Baroque Mateus Palace.

Explore the narrow winding streets of Castelo Rodrigo, and a enjoy a full day in UNESCO-listed Salamanca, home to the Gothic House of Shells and the ornate 13th-century Salamanca University.

Discover the traditional village of Favaios and enjoy lunch at a traditional quinta in the heart of the Douro Wine District. Regua is the final port of call before returning to Porto. From regua, travel to the quaint town of Lamego, which is home to the stunning baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies.

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Day 1 : UK - Lisbon (Portugal)

Fly from the Manchester to Lisbon and transfer to Hotel Tivoli Lisboa or similar. Spend time at leisure this afternoon and evening.

Day 2 : Lisbon

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lisbon, starting at Belem with a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery and Tower of Belem, which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterwards, walk to the Alfama District and learn about Lisbon's history. (B)

Day 3 : Porto

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and travel along the Portuguese coast to Porto. Enjoy a stop at Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings. You will join a guided tour of the university. Continue to Porto and embark your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Porto - Bitetos

Today, there is a guided tour of Porto which has a UNESCO-listed historic centre. Admire magnificent Baroque cathedrals and impressive 16th-century buildings. Later, head to a typical port wine-making facility before returning to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, explore Porto at leisure or join the optional excursion to Guimaraes. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Regua - Pinhao

Arrive in Regua for an included tour of Vila Real, site of the stunning Baroque Mateus Palace. There is also a visit to an iconic port wine-making institution. Rejoin your ship in Pinhao. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Pinhao - Barca d'Alva

Cruise to Barca d'Alva for a tour of Castelo Rodrigo with its charming streets and traditional houses which still have 16th-century facades. You;ll see Sinagoga Street, a reminder of the Jewish community. Rejoin your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Salamanca (Spain) - Vega de Terron

Enjoy a full-day visit to UNESCO-listed Salamanca. Travel through the countryside then spend time at leisure in the city. This afternoon, there is a guided tour which takes in the Gothic House of Shells, the impressive 13th-century Salamanca University, and the striking New Cathedral. Rejoin your ship in Vega de Terron. (B, L, D)

Day 8 : Pinhao (Portugal)

From Pinhao, head to the village of Favaios for a visit to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro Valley. You will also visit the local museum.Lunch is served at Quinta da Avessada. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Regua

From Regua, travel to Lamego, which is home to the Baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies church. You'll also see the magnificent 12th-century Lamego Castle. Farewell Dinner this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 10 : Porto - UK

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruise on board Viking Hemming, Viking Torgil or Viking Osfrid
  • Return flights from Manchester Airport
  • 2 night hotel stay in Lisbon
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Guided excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Pre-Cruise Extension: Lisbon 2-night stay in Lisbon at the Hotel Tivoli Lisboa or similar from £329pp.
  • Post-Cruise Extension: Road to Santiago 2-night stay at the NH Collection Santiago de Compostela or similar from £329pp.
  • Pre-Cruise Extension: Madrid 3-night stay in Madrid at the InterContinental or similar from £449pp

2018 Departures

Ship: Viking Hemming Our Price From
Mar 23, 30£2145
Apr 13£2745
May 04, 18, 25£2895
Jun 01, 08, 15, 22, 29£2645
Jul 06, 13, 20, 27; Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31£2445
Oct 12, 26; Nov 02, 09£2245
Nov 16£1945
Nov 23£2445
Nov 30; Dec 07£2145
Dec 14, 21£2245
Ship: Viking Osfrid Our Price From
Mar 25£2145
Apr 15, 22£2745
Apr 29; May 27£2895
Jun 03, 10, 17, 24£2645
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19, 26£2445
Sep 02, 09£2645
Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 04£2245
Nov 11£1945
Nov 18, 25£2445
Dec 04£2145
Dec 18£2745
Ship: Viking Torgil Our Price From
Mar 27£2145
Apr 03£2445
May 01, 08, 22, 29£2895
Jun 05, 12, 19, 26£2645
Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 07, 14, 21, 28£2445
Sep 04, 11; Oct 02, 09£2645
Oct 16, 23, 30; Nov 06£2245
Nov 13£1945
Nov 20£2445
Nov 27; Dec 11£2145

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Ship: Viking Hemming Our Price From
Mar 22, 29£1345
Apr 05£1695
Apr 12, 19£1995
Apr 26; May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 07, 14, 21, 28£2445
Jul 05, 12, 19, 26; Aug 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£2245
Sep 06, 13, 20, 27; Oct 04£2445
Oct 11, 18, 25; Nov 01, 08£1995
Nov 15, 22£1695
Ship: Viking Osfrid Our Price From
Mar 24, 31£1345
Apr 07£1695
Apr 14, 21£1995
Apr 28; May 05, 12, 19, 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£2445
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18, 25£2245
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Oct 06£2445
Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 03£1995
Nov 10, 17, 24£1695
Ship: Viking Torgil Our Price From
Mar 19, 26£1345
Apr 02, 09£1695
Apr 16, 23£1995
Apr 30; May 07, 14, 21, 28; Jun 04, 11, 18, 25£2445
Jul 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; Aug 06, 13, 20, 27£2245
Sep 03, 10, 17, 24; Oct 01, 08£2445
Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 05£1995
Nov 12, 19, 26£1695
Dec 03, 10£1345

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • All prices shown above are per person based on double occupany in a Cat F cabin. Single supplements are available on request
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat E - £50pp
  • Cat D - 2018: £350pp 2019: £400pp
  • Cat C - 2018: £650pp 2019: £700pp
  • Cat B - 2018: £850pp 2019: £950pp
  • Cat A - 2018: £1050pp 2019: £1150pp
  • Cat AB - 2018: from £2050pp to £2150pp 2019: from £1800pp to £1850pp
  • Cat AA - 2018: from £2250pp to £2350pp 2019: from £2000pp to £2050pp
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