• Salamanca
  • Mateus Palace
  • Castelo Rodrigo
  • Porto

The Douro to Salamanca

This luxury 7-night river cruise through the picturesque Douro Valley explores Portugal's famous port wine region, with return flights from Manchester

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1329pp

Riviera Travel
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Fantastic cruise with MAN flights!

Join your elegant ship in Oporto, the home of Port wine, and cruise along the Douro, one of the most scenic rivers, and explore historic towns and cities.

Cruise to Peso da Regua and visit the magnificent 18th-century Mateus Palace before heading to Quinta da Avessada in Favaios. Navigate a series of locks en route to the Spanish border and explore the beautiful walled village of Castelo Rodrigo.

Salamanca in Spain is a highlight of this cruise. This historic UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Spain's most beautiful cities. As you sail back downstream, explore Lamego, home of Portugal's sparkling wine Raposeira and Entre-os-Rios, from where there is a trip to the impressive 11th-century Benedictine convent of Alpendurada. Spend a full day in Oporto to round off this discovery of Portugal's Port wine region.

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Day 1 : UK - Oporto (Portugal)

Fly from Manchester to Oporto and transfer to your first class floating hotel.

Day 2 : Lamego

Arrive late morning in the beautiful town of Peso da Regua. This afternoon enjoy a drive to historic Lamego, home to the ancient Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies church. Visit one of the region's best quintas and learn how the port wine is produced.

Day 3 : Castelo Rodrigo

After navigating a series of locks en route to the Spanish border, explore the beautiful walled village of Castelo Rodrigo whose church was a resting place on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

Day 4 : Salamanca (Spain)

Explore UNESCO-listed Salamanca, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The heart of the city is dominated by its two cathedrals and the university which dates back to the 13th century. Over lunch watch a traditional flamenco show before time at leisure.

Day 5 : Peso da Regua (Portugal)

Admire the ever-changing vistas as you cruise to Peso da Regua with time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening take a short drive to Quinta da Pacheca and enjoy dinner in the 18th Century manor house.

Day 6 : Peso da Regua - Entre os Rios

After breakfast, travel to the 18th-century Mateus Palace with beautiful French gardens. After lunch onboard, spend the afternoon cruising to Entre-os-Rios. Captain's Dinner this evening.

Day 7 : Oporto

Join a guided tour of Oporto and take in its major sights including the medieval quarter, the Praca da Ribeira square, the imposing fortress, the cathedral and the baroque Clerigos Tower.

Day 8 : Oporto (Portugal) - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Manchester.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Douro Elegance or Douro Serenity
  • Return flights from Manchester Airport
  • Overseas transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Lisbon Extension Enjoy a 3-night stay at the 5* Real Palacio Hotel in Lisbon. Includes tours of Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon and Sintra - from £399pp.

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £99pp with 2018 itineraries

2018 Departures

Ship: Douro Elegance Our Price From
Jul 06, 13, 20; Aug 10, 17£1829
Aug 31£2029
Sep 14, 21£2129
Oct 05£1929
Oct 12£1829
Oct 19£1629
Nov 02£1329

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • All prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy
  • On the middle deck there is a limited number of cabins available at no single supplement, subject to availability. Please contact us for the sole occupancy rates for other cabins.
  • Douro Elegance and Serenity Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Standard/Standard Stern: £300/£250pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Balcony - £700pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
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