Traveling along the Douro on this incredible 8-day cruise is the perfect way to visit this beautiful, natural part of the world where steeply terraced hillside vineyards, typical villages, and “Quintas” with their fragrant wines appear along the banks throughout the cruise. Visit Salamanca in Spain, also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and rich in architectural treasures dating back through the ages. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Douro River, the “river of gold”, does not recognize country boundaries and flows majestically through both Portugal and Spain.
Discover Porto's historic center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Explore Salamanca get to know the must-see & the unusual sites
Join a unique excursion to discover the “Wines of Porto”
Join a fun evening of Fado music and entertainment on board
Join the excursion to Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. Afterward, stroll through the gardens at the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.
Today, sail and explore Salamanca. Visit its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world. Return on board after your tour and enjoy an evening of entertainment.
MS Amalia Rodrigues will continue cruising this morning. Set off on the excursion along the Porto Wine Route. Discover the vineyards famously arranged in rows as well as small typical villages, followed by a wine-tasting session in a true Portuguese quinta. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening.
You will be transferred to a coach to join the excursion of Lamego. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.
On the next day, enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. Afterwards, join the tour to Aveiro, a charming medieval town surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.
Day 8: Porto | Disembark
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!