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

Porto and the Douro River

See the steep vineyards along the Douro in the spring and autumn on this short break from Porto with plenty of opportunity to visit the highlights on optional excursions

Cruise Only
5 nights from £563pp

Fly-Cruise Package
5 nights from £870pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Vineyards along the River Douro
  • Rabelo port wine barges on the River Douro at Porto
  • Solar de Mateus

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save 15% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 15 Aug 2019

Porto and the Douro River Special Offer

Join this cruise through the beautiful Douro Valley in the spring or autumn, following the Douro River as it winds through a landscape of vines and green rolling hills.

From Porto your ship negotiates Europe's deepest lock at Carrapatelo on the way to Regua for an optional visit to Lamego and the magnificent shrine of Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios. The next day the ship sails on to Pinhao at the centre of the wine-making region. Perhaps visit the magnificent Solar de Mateus, as pictured on the label of the famous rosé wine.

Cruise onwards to Porto Antigo and return to historic Porto for a full day to explore. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and a World Heritage Site, with medieval streets, magnificent churches and amazing bridges. Moored near the famous Port wine shippers' warehouses are rabelos, the colourful boats once used for bringing the Port to Porto.

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POB - Porto and the Douro River Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Welcome on board from 5pm. Settle into your cabin before meeting the crew over a welcome cocktail followed by dinner on board. This evening, there is an optional coach tour of Porto by night.

Day 2 - Porto - Regua

After breakfast on board we cruise towards Regua along the Douro Valley passing wooded landscapes and Carrapatelo, the highest lock in Europe (35metres). Arrive in Regua around 2pm where the optional coach tour visits Lamego and the Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return to the ship for dinner around 6.30pm.

Day 3 - Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo

Today there is an optional excursion to Mateus Palace and Vila Real with its grand 16th and 17th century palaces. Enjoy a guided city tour followed by a tasting of a local pastry. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise into the heart of Porto's vineyards.

Day 4 - Porto

The morning is spent cruising. This afternoon, there is an an optional tour of the city with its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is an additional optional excursion. Board a tram and enjoy a visit to the Tram Museum, before sampling some of the local specialties. Return to the ship for dinner.

Day 5 - Porto

Breakfast on board is followed by a free morning to explore Porto before lunch on board. In the afternoon, depart on an optional excursion to Guimaraes, an historic town with beautifully preserved medieval monuments. There is an optional hike is available which includes a visit to a wine cellar and a tasting. Return to the ship for a gala dinner and folk evening.

Day 6 - Porto

Breakfast on board. Disembark at 9am.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary if necessary

Price Includes

  • Full board with all meals on board ship and en suite accommodation
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • On-board entertainment
  • Gala Evening and welcome cocktail
  • On-board hostess
  • Port Taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Gil Eanes From: £791
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £967 Cruise Only from: £985 Cruise Only from: £1161 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1426 Cruise Only from: £1444
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1098 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1292 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1557 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1733 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1751
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £791
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £967 Cruise Only from: £985 Cruise Only from: £1161 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1426 Cruise Only from: £1444
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1098 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1292 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1557 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1733 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1751
    • Nov 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £662
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £662 Cruise Only from: £802 Cruise Only from: £838 Cruise Only from: £1072 Cruise Only from: £1212 Cruise Only from: £1248
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £969 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1109 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1145 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1379 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1555
    • Nov 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Vasco De Gama From: £662
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £662 Cruise Only from: £802 Cruise Only from: £838 Cruise Only from: £1072 Cruise Only from: £1212 Cruise Only from: £1248
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £969 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1109 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1145 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1379 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1555
    • Nov 13th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £791
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £967 Cruise Only from: £985 Cruise Only from: £1161 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1426 Cruise Only from: £1444
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1098 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1292 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1557 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1733 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1751

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £673
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £673 Cruise Only from: £813 Cruise Only from: £849 Cruise Only from: £849 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1025 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1223 Cruise Only from: £1435
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1120 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1332 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1390 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1742
  • April
    • Apr 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £563
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £563 Cruise Only from: £703 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £879 Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £973 Cruise Only from: £1113 Cruise Only from: £1149
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £870 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1010 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1186 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1222 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1280 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1420 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1456
    • Apr 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Fernao de Magalhaes From: £563
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £563 Cruise Only from: £703 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £879 Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £973 Cruise Only from: £1113 Cruise Only from: £1149
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £870 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1010 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1186 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1222 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1280 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1420 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1456
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £673
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £673 Cruise Only from: £813 Cruise Only from: £849 Cruise Only from: £849 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1025 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1223 Cruise Only from: £1435
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1120 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1332 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1390 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1742
    • Oct 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £563
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £563 Cruise Only from: £703 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £879 Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £973 Cruise Only from: £1113 Cruise Only from: £1149
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £870 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1010 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1186 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1222 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1280 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1420 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1456
  • November
    • Nov 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £673
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £673 Cruise Only from: £849 Cruise Only from: £867 Cruise Only from: £867 Cruise Only from: £1043 Cruise Only from: £1061 Cruise Only from: £1132 Cruise Only from: £1308 Cruise Only from: £1326
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1174 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1174 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1350 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1368 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1439 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1615 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1633
    • Nov 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Fernao de Magalhaes From: £563
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £563 Cruise Only from: £703 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £739 Cruise Only from: £879 Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £973 Cruise Only from: £1113 Cruise Only from: £1149
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £870 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1010 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1046 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1186 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1222 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1280 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1420 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1456
Map for Porto and the Douro River