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Golden River Douro

A 9-night River Douro cruise holiday with a 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon and a 7-night cruise with excursions to some of the Douro's highlights including the World Heritage Sites of Porto, Guimaraes and Salamanca

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £1345pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Barca d'Alva
  • Scenery on the River Douro
  • Guimaraes
  • Mateus Palace
  • Salamanca
  • Porto
  • Mateus Palace

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Begin this cruise holiday with two nights exploring Lisbon, Portugal's capital city before joining your ship in Porto.

Enjoy a tour of Porto and see the baroque cathedrals and the historic centre of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a port wine-making facility or take an optional excursion to Guimaraes, another UNESCO World Heritage Site before rejoining the ship in Bitetos.

Cruise along the beautiful Douro river to Regua and transfer to Vila Real, site of the stunning Baroque Mateus Palace. Explore the palace and its enchanting gardens, before heading to a local quinta for a wine tasting.

Explore Barca d'Alva where you can learn how the unique Portuguese port wines are made. At the Spanish border you'll indulge in a scenic ride into Spain to visit the medieval city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Visit the traditional village of Favaios before enjoying lunch at a rustic quinta in the heart of the Douro Wine District. The final port of call before returning to Porto is Regua, your gateway to the small town of Lamego, home to the impressive baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies.

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Golden River Douro Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lisbon (Portugal)

Fly from the UK to Lisbon where you will be met at the airport and transferred to Hotel Tivoli Lisboa or similar in the heart of Lisbon. Relax this afternoon and evening or begin exploring the city a bit on your own.

Day 2 - Lisbon

Take a guided tour of Lisbon, beginning at Belem with a tour of Jeronimos Monastery and Tower of Belem, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Walk up the hill to the Alfama District and learn about Lisbon's history. (B)

Day 3 - Porto

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and take a scenic ride up the Portuguese coast to Porto. Stop at Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings for a tour of the university. Arrive in Porto and proceed to the dock to board your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Porto - Bitetos

Take a guided tour of Porto, a charming riverside community with a historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the baroque cathedrals and 16th century buildings. Visit a typical port wine-making facility before returning to the ship for lunch. Explore Porto at leisure this afternoon or take an optional excursion to Guimaraes. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Regua - Pinhao

Cruise along the Douro to Regua. Take an included tour of Vila Real, site of the Mateus Palace, a stunning Baroque building. You can also enjoy a tour of an iconic port wine-making institution. Rejoin your ship in Pinhao for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Pinhao - Barca d'Alva

Cruise along the Douro to Barca d'Alva. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Castelo Rodrigo with its narrow streets and charming houses which still present 16th-century facades. See Sinagoga Street, a reminder of the Jewsih community. Rejoin your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Salamanca (Spain) - Vega de Terron

Today you have a full-day excursion to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages, yet it is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city. Take a ride through the Iberian countryside then explore the city in free time. Your afternoon guided city tour takes you to the Gothic House of Shells, the 13th-century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. Rejoin your ship in Vega de Terron. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Pinhao (Portugal)

Arrive in Pinhao and travel to the village of Favaios. Make your way to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro Valley and enjoy a visit to the local museum. For lunch dine at Quinta da Avessada. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Regua

Arrive in Regua and take an included excursion to Lamego, a town famous for its Baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies church, dating back to the 14th century. You'll also see the 12th-century Lamego Castle. Farewell Dinner on board this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Porto - UK

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (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 economy class flights from London or selected regional airports
  • 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
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Hemming
Mar 23, 30£2145£2145
Apr 13£2745£2745
May 04, 18, 25; Jun 01, 08, 15, 22, 29£3145£3145
Jul 06, 13, 20, 27; Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31£2945£2945
Oct 12, 26; Nov 02, 09£2745£2745
Nov 16, 23£2445£2445
Nov 30; Dec 07£2145£2145
Dec 14, 21£2745£2745
Viking Osfrid
Mar 25£2145£2145
Apr 15, 22£2745£2745
Apr 29; May 27; Jun 03, 10, 17, 24£3145£3145
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19, 26£2945£2945
Sep 02, 09£3145£3145
Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 04£2745£2745
Nov 11, 18, 25£2445£2445
Dec 04£2145£2145
Dec 18£2745£2745
Viking Torgil
Mar 27£2145£2145
Apr 03£2445£2445
May 01, 08, 22, 29; Jun 05, 12, 19, 26£3145£3145
Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 07, 14, 21, 28£2945£2945
Sep 04, 11; Oct 02, 09£3145£3145
Oct 16, 23, 30; Nov 06£2745£2745
Nov 13, 20£2445£2445
Nov 27; Dec 11£2145£2145

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Hemming
Mar 22, 29£2345£1345
Apr 05£2695£1695
Apr 12, 19£2995£1995
Apr 26; May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 07, 14, 21, 28£3445£2445
Jul 05, 12, 19, 26; Aug 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£3245£2245
Sep 06, 13, 20, 27; Oct 04£3445£2445
Oct 11, 18, 25; Nov 01, 08£2995£1995
Nov 15, 22£2695£1695
Viking Osfrid
Mar 24, 31£2345£1345
Apr 07£2695£1695
Apr 14, 21£2995£1995
Apr 28; May 05, 12, 19, 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£3445£2445
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18, 25£3245£2245
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Oct 06£3445£2445
Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 03£2995£1995
Nov 10, 17, 24£2695£1695
Viking Torgil
Mar 19, 26£2345£1345
Apr 02, 09£2695£1695
Apr 16, 23£2995£1995
Apr 30; May 07, 14, 21, 28; Jun 04, 11, 18, 25£3445£2445
Jul 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; Aug 06, 13, 20, 27£3245£2245
Sep 03, 10, 17, 24; Oct 01, 08£3445£2445
Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 05£2995£1995
Nov 12, 19, 26£2695£1695
Dec 03, 10£2345£1345

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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Golden River Douro

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