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

Porto and the Douro River

This short-break Douro river cruise in Spring and Autumn cruises from Porto upriver through the scenic Douro valley. Time to explore Porto plus a range of optional excursions including Lamego and Mateus, and calls at Regua, Pinhao and Porto Antigo

Cruise Only
5 nights from £629pp

Fly-Cruise Package
5 nights from £936pp

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

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

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Save 5% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Nov 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: £752
      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: £752 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £928 Cruise Only from: £928 Cruise Only from: £1068 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1162 Cruise Only from: £1302 Cruise Only from: £1514
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1059 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1235 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1235 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1411 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1469 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1821
  • April
    • Apr 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £629
      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: £629 Cruise Only from: £769 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £945 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1039 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1215
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £936 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1076 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1252 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1288 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1346 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1522
    • Apr 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Fernao de Magalhaes From: £629
      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: £629 Cruise Only from: £769 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £945 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1039 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1215
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £936 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1076 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1252 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1288 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1346 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1522
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Amalia Rodrigues From: £752
      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: £752 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £928 Cruise Only from: £928 Cruise Only from: £1068 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1162 Cruise Only from: £1302 Cruise Only from: £1514
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1059 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1235 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1235 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1411 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1469 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1821
    • Oct 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Infante Don Henrique From: £629
      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: £629 Cruise Only from: £769 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £945 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1039 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1215
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £936 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1076 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1252 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1288 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1346 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1522
  • November
    • Nov 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Miguel Torga From: £752
      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: £752 Cruise Only from: £928 Cruise Only from: £946 Cruise Only from: £946 Cruise Only from: £1122 Cruise Only from: £1140 Cruise Only from: £1211 Cruise Only from: £1387 Cruise Only from: £1405
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1059 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1235 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1253 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1253 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1429 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1447 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1518 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1694 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1712
    • Nov 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Fernao de Magalhaes From: £629
      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: £629 Cruise Only from: £769 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £805 Cruise Only from: £945 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1039 Cruise Only from: £1179 Cruise Only from: £1215
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £936 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1076 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1112 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1252 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1288 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1346 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1486 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1522
Map for Porto and the Douro River