• Salamanca
  • Mateus Palace
  • Castelo Rodrigo

The Douro to Salamanca Cruise

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 £1299pp

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

Sample local wines at a quinta in Pinhao and explore the beautiful 12th-century walled hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo. A highlight of this cruise is UNESCO-listed Salamanca with its two imposing cathedrals and the university which dates back to the 13th century. You'll experience a lively flamenco show during your time here.

Travel to the magnificent Mateus Palace and its colourful gardens, before enjoying dinner at the 18th-century Quinta da Pacheca. Continue to the spectacular Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies Church and learn how port wine is produced at a typical Portuguese quinta. Discover the key sights of Porto during a guided city tour, the perfect end to this exciting voyage.

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Day 1 : UK - Porto (Portugal)

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

Day 2 : Porto

Enjoy scenic cruising this morning towards Pinhao. Visit a quinta to learn about wine production and sample some local produce. Welcome Dinner tonight.

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.

Day 5 : Mateus Palace (Portugal)

Admire the ever-changing vistas as you cruise along the Douro. Disembark and head to the colourful gardens of the famous Mateus Palace. This evening, have dinner at an 18th-century manor house, Quinta da Pacheca.

Day 6 : Lamego

Take a short drive to Lamego for a visit to the magnificent Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies church then explore Lamego at leisure. Following the Captain's Dinner this evening, there will be a traditional Portuguese folk music performance on board.

Day 7 : Porto

Today you'll visit a local port producer and enjoy a guided tour of the city before spending time at leisure.

Day 8 : Porto - 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 Splendour
  • 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 hotel stay in Lisbon. Includes tours of Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon and Sintra - from £449pp.

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £109pp
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