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

The Douro to Salamanca

A 7-night river cruise through the picturesque Douro Valley exploring Portugal's famous port wine region on a stylish ship, with return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1569pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Douro River
  • Salamanca
  • Mateus Palace
  • Castelo Rodrigo

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Exclusive Blue Water savings!

Free drinks package on selected 2021 departures!

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The Douro to Salamanca Special Offer

Join your elegant ship in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, to cruise along the Douro, one of the most scenic rivers in Europe lined with steep hills and terraced vineyards.

Sample local wines at a quinta in Pinhao and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful 12th-century walled hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo. A highlight of this cruise is Salamanca in Spain, a historic UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful Spanish cities. The centre is dominated by its two imposing cathedrals and the university which dates back to the 13th century. You'll experience a traditional flamenco show during your time here.

Discover the ornate Mateus Palace and beautifully-landscaped gardens, before enjoying dinner at Quinta da Pacheca, an 18th century manor house which was the first quinta to bottle wine under its owner's name. Visit the spectacular Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies Church then see the sights of Porto during an exciting guided tour.

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The Douro and Salamanca Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Porto (Portugal)

Fly from the UK to Lisbon or Porto where a coach will take you to the ship. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard ensuring you settle in to your first class floating hotel.

Day 2 - Pinhao

Enjoy scenic cruising along the Douro towards Pinhao. Visit a local quinta to learn about wine production and sample some excellent produce. Welcome Dinner tonight.

Day 3 - Castelo Rodrigo

Navigate a series of locks along the Douro cruising into the rural territory towards the Spanish border. This afternoon visit Castelo Rodrigo, a charming 12th century walled village whose church was a resting place on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

Day 4 - Salamanca (Spain)

Today visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Salamanca is dominated by its two cathedrals and Spain's oldest university founded in 1215. Over lunch enjoy a traditional flamenco show then spend free time to explore Salamanca at leisure. Please note, if Spain is not the UK Government's 'Green List' by the time of this visit, it will be replaced with a full day in historical Braga and Guimarães.

Day 5 - Mateus Palace (Portugal)

After a scenic morning of cruising, visit the beautiful gardens of the famous Mateus Palace. This evening, dinner is at an 18th-century manor house, Quinta da Pacheca, overlooking the River Douro.

Day 6 - Lamego

Enjoy a short drive to Lamego for a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies church then explore Lamego at leisure. Following the Captain's Dinner this evening, there will be a traditional Portuguese folk music performance on board.

Day 7 - Porto

Cruise towards Porto this morning. Originally Roman, Porto's wealth is derived from its knowledge of the sea routes to India. Visit a local port producer and enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city. Later, spend time at leisure.

Day 8 - Porto - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions. Please note, if Spain is not the UK Government's 'Green List' by the time of the visit, it will be replaced with a full day in historical Braga and Guimarães.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK to Lisbon or Porto. Regional flights may be available at a supplement
  • Overseas transfers between Porto airport and the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Extend your cruise with a stay in Lisbon from just £449pp including:
  • - 3 nights at a centrally located hotel with breakfast
  • - Guided tour of Lisbon
  • - Visit historic Sintra and its Royal Palace
  • - Visit the Monastery of Jeronimos
  • - See the holy shrine of Fatima, one of Catholicism's renowned pilgrimage sites
  • - Tour Coimbra University

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £99pp
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • From 2021, guests in superior suites and top deck cabins will benefit from the following added extras:
  • - Access to a smart handset allowing unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage onboard and ashore
  • - L'Occitane en Provence toiletries in the bathroom
  • - Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • - Platter of fresh fruits later on in the cruise
  • - Complimentary aperitif each evening
  • Local Flavours:
  • From 2021, menus will be expanded to allow guests to experience the flavours of each destination. Every evening, the onboard chefs will offer a choice of 'Local Flavours' options inspired by the area visited.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1739
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1739 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £1989 Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2489
    • Oct 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1589
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1589 Blue Water Price from: £1889 Blue Water Price from: £1839 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2339

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 27th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1729
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1729 Blue Water Price from: £2029 Blue Water Price from: £1979 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £2479
  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1939
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Standard
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2389
    • Apr 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2039
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2789
    • Apr 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2149
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £2899
    • Apr 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2199
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £2949
  • May
    • May 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • May 8th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • May 15th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2359
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2809 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3109
    • May 22nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2359
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2809 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3109
    • May 29th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2409
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3359 Blue Water Price from: £3159
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2459
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2459 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2909 Blue Water Price from: £3409 Blue Water Price from: £3209
    • Jun 12th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2459
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2459 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2909 Blue Water Price from: £3409 Blue Water Price from: £3209
    • Jun 19th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2459
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2459 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2909 Blue Water Price from: £3409 Blue Water Price from: £3209
    • Jun 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2409
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3359 Blue Water Price from: £3159
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Jul 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Jul 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Jul 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Jul 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Aug 14th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Aug 21st - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Aug 28th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2359
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2809 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3109
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2569
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3019 Blue Water Price from: £3519 Blue Water Price from: £3319
    • Sep 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2569
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3019 Blue Water Price from: £3519 Blue Water Price from: £3319
    • Sep 18th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2569
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3019 Blue Water Price from: £3519 Blue Water Price from: £3319
    • Sep 25th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2569
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3019 Blue Water Price from: £3519 Blue Water Price from: £3319
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2359
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2809 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3109
    • Oct 9th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2249
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £2999
    • Oct 16th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £2039
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2789
    • Oct 23rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1829
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1829 Blue Water Price from: £2129 Blue Water Price from: £2079 Blue Water Price from: £2279 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £2579
    • Oct 30th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1669
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1669 Blue Water Price from: £1969 Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2619 Blue Water Price from: £2419
  • November
    • Nov 6th - Porto and back - Sailing on: Douro Splendour From: £1569
      Lower Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Middle Deck - Standard Stern Upper Deck - Standard Upper Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite Upper Deck - Superior Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1569 Blue Water Price from: £1869 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2019 Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £2319

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