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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Golden River Douro in Portugal

Enjoy the World Heritage Site scenery of Portugal's River Douro from Porto on this 7-night cruise. Many optional excursions including Lamego, Mateus and Salamanca in Spain

Cruise Only
7 nights from £952pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Solar de Mateus
  • Porto and the Douro River

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Save 10% on 2021 departures! Book by 31 Oct 2020. Prices shown include discounts

Golden River Douro in Portugal Special Offer

Enjoy this delightful journey along the river Douro, through an untouched landscape of wonderful high hills, Port vineyards, quaint villages and traditional towns. Cruise from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Porto to riverside towns of Regua and Pinhao, noted for its blue-glazed murals at the train station.

This cruise on the World Heritage River Douro offers many optional excursions - a port quinta, the sanctuary of Our Lady at Lamego, and the Vila Real home of the Count de Mateus - familiar from the Mateus wine label. A highlight is an optional full day visit to Salamanca in Spain, noted for its huge Plaza de Mayor square and cathedral - and itself a World Heritage Site.

E189 Operated by CroisiEurope

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PPH - Douro River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Embarkation from 5pm. Settle into your cabin followed by a welcome cocktail served in the lounge and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board and an optional excursion by coach to explore Porto by night.

Day 2 - Porto

After a buffet breakfast on board, we will set off to explore Porto on an optional guided tour. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its historic centre is classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with an unspoilt old quarter of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, and superb churches. But Porto is best known as the home of Port wine. Wine properties extend as far as the eye can see along the Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia. A second optional excursion is available - a tour of Porto by tram and a visit to the tram museum. Back on board for lunch, followed by a free afternoon to discover Porto at your own pace. Return on board for dinner and a fado evening.

Day 3 - Porto - Regua

Take the optional excursion to Guimaraes or perhaps enjoy an optional guided hike along the Douro. Afternoon cruising. Dinner on board followed by dancing or a stroll through Regua.

Day 4 - Regua - Vega de Teron

Buffet breakfast on board and departure for the optional excursion to Vila Real, a town in which the religious architecture is very varied. You will get the chance to take a beautiful walk in the gardens of Solar de Mateus, noted as the wine label picture. During this time, the ship will sail to Pinhao where we will join it for lunch. We then sail into the heart of the vineyards of the Douro, past magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vines planted in terraces up to 700m and plunging majestically down towards the river. We will go through the locks in Valeira and Pocinho to reach Barca d'Alva during the evening. Dinner followed by a flamenco evening on board.

Day 5 - Barca d'Alva - Salamanca (Spain)

Buffet breakfast on board before departure for the optional excursion to Salamanca, awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Romanesque, Arab and Christian architectural treasures. Lunch in Salamanca before returning to the ship late afternoon. There is a second optional excursion which explores Salamanca by bike. Dinner and an evening's entertainment back on board.

Day 6 - Barca d'Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhao (Portugal)

This morning will be spent cruising. After, join an optional excursion to discover the Porto wines including tasting.

Day 7 - Pinhao - Porto

Buffet breakfast on board. Departure from Pinhao by coach for the optional guided tour of Lamego. You will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Meet the ship back in Regua for lunch. An afternoon's sailing passes through a number of large locks before arrival in Porto. Dinner and traditional evening on board.

Day 8 - Porto

Disembark after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • Seven nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £987
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    • Apr 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1293
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      Blue Water Price from: £1293 Blue Water Price from: £1482 Blue Water Price from: £1500 Blue Water Price from: £1928 Blue Water Price from: £2117 Blue Water Price from: £2135
    • Apr 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £1293
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      Blue Water Price from: £1293 Blue Water Price from: £1482 Blue Water Price from: £1500 Blue Water Price from: £1928 Blue Water Price from: £2117 Blue Water Price from: £2135
    • Apr 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1293
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      Blue Water Price from: £1293 Blue Water Price from: £1482 Blue Water Price from: £1500 Blue Water Price from: £1928 Blue Water Price from: £2117 Blue Water Price from: £2135
    • Apr 14th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1293
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1293 Blue Water Price from: £1482 Blue Water Price from: £1500 Blue Water Price from: £1928 Blue Water Price from: £2117 Blue Water Price from: £2135
    • Apr 28th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1293
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1293 Blue Water Price from: £1482 Blue Water Price from: £1500 Blue Water Price from: £1928 Blue Water Price from: £2117 Blue Water Price from: £2135
  • May
    • May 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
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      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
    • May 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
    • Jun 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1473
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      Blue Water Price from: £1473 Blue Water Price from: £1662 Blue Water Price from: £1680 Blue Water Price from: £2108 Blue Water Price from: £2297 Blue Water Price from: £2315
    • Jun 21st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 5th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £952
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £952 Blue Water Price from: £1113 Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1487 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Jul 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 12th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £952
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £952 Blue Water Price from: £1113 Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1487 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Jul 13th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 14th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 19th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £952
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £952 Blue Water Price from: £1113 Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1487 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Jul 20th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 21st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £952
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £952 Blue Water Price from: £1113 Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1487 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Jul 27th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Jul 28th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 4th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 16th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £952
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £952 Blue Water Price from: £1113 Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1487 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1676
    • Aug 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 18th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
    • Aug 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £1256
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1256 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1463 Blue Water Price from: £1891 Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2098
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
    • Sep 20th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
    • Sep 27th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £1191
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1191 Blue Water Price from: £1344 Blue Water Price from: £1380 Blue Water Price from: £1718 Blue Water Price from: £1871 Blue Water Price from: £1907
Map for Golden River Douro in Portugal