Admire breathtaking views of cities and the ocean on this magnificent 8-day cruise on the Douro River. Relax and enjoy the wonderful landscapes and scenery as you cruise from Porto all the way to Salamanca, Spain, and back to Porto. Discover the mountainous scenery, granite statues, deep valleys, and remote villages that line your route. Sail through the very heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto, passing alongside magnificent hills covered with vine trellises. Visit Salamanca, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting many extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.
Our hiking and walking programs offer you the opportunity to contemplate the natural beauty of these magical places. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, this cruise is ideal for nature and scenic enthusiasts.
Discover Porto illuminated at night, a truly magnificent sight
Hike through the wonderful heart of the Natural Park of Alvão
Explore a real paradise as you enjoy a hike through famous vineyards
Join an excursion to Braga, often nicknamed “Portugal's Rome”
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. Presentation of our hiking program. In the evening, depending on the weather, we'll cruise to the mouth of the Douro River.
Hikers' Program: Hike to Provesende. You’ll wind your way up through the low brush, green forests, and rolling hills to one of the oldest villages in Portugal, Provesende. (2.5- to 3-hour hike, 4.3 miles (7 km), 1,050-foot elevation gain (320 m).)
Non-hikers' Program: Trip to Vila Réal and stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Mateus Palace.
The afternoon will be spent sailing through the very heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Hikers' Program: "Vultures' Cliff¿ This hike begins in a wild mountainous setting with magnificent panoramic views of the Douro River and Spain. Picnic lunch. (Length 3 hours, 8 km (5 miles) with about 530m (1,740 ft) of elevation gain.)
Non-hikers' Program: Excursion to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
We'll return on board. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Senhora da Ribeira. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner
Day 6: Senhora Da Ribeira | Ferradosa | Pinhao | Regua | Bitetos
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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20 hours ago
Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
They were knowledgeable, honest, realistic and very friendly. They are both very professional and take their role seriously.
20 hours ago
Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
2 days ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
2 days ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.
2 days ago
This is our 7th trip Kassandra has planned and she is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work together with her. We love Adventure Life!