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Douro Delights

From Porto to Madrid – or the reverse – guests spend 8 nights adventuring down the Douro river, with stops at a variety of coveted tourist destinations.

Flawlessly integrating a range of tours, tastings and other activities with free time to relax – this flawless itinerary conducts you through the highlights and provides a range of Signature Experiences.

Guests enjoy a range of modern comforts from their room aboard the MS Estrela – APT’s very own 5-star floating hotel assigned to the Douro River.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: MS Estrela
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Departure: May - Sep
£4,095pp
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Douro Delights Cruise Itinerary

From old towns and medieval streets to towering castles and railway stations, this jam-packed itinerary ushers guests down the Douro on the getaway of a lifetime – seamlessly blending free time with informative activities.

Day 1

Porto (EMBARK)

Fly from the UK into Porto to begin this cruising getaway.

Day 2

Porto

Explore Porto’s old town, sample a selection of ports, enjoy a cooking demonstration at a traditional restaurant or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets and old harbour quarter of Riberia.

After, your Signature Experience whisks you to Palacio da Bolsa for a guided tour, cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian hall.

Day 3

Porto / Entre-Os-Rios

This morning, we set sail through the Douro Valley. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of Guimaraes or pay a visit to Quinta Da Aveleda – a wine-producing family business – to enjoy samples.

Day 4

Regua

After a relaxing morning cruise – explore the Douro Museum.

Your Signature Experience takes you on a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a traditional lunch and tasting.

Day 5

Regua / Pinhao

Enjoy a tour of Lamego or take a trip to Palacio De Mateus – located near the city to Vila Real.

Day 6

Pinhao

Pay a visit to the Pinhao Railway Station and then proceed to a local quinta.

This evening, enjoy a captain’s farewell dinner.

Day 7

Barca D’Alva / Vega De Terron

Visit castle ruins on a tour of Figueria de Castelo Rodrigo.

Day 8

Vega De Terron (DISEMBARK) / Salamanca / Madrid

Disembark your ship and continue on to the ancient city of Salamanca for a tour before checking into your hotel in Madrid.

Day 9

Depart Madrid

Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home.

Day 1

Madrid (EMBARK)

Fly from the UK into Madrid to begin this cruising getaway.

Day 2

Vega De Terron / Salamanca / Madrid

Disembark your ship and continue on to the ancient city of Salamanca for a tour before checking into your hotel in Madrid.

Day 3

Barca D’Alva / Vega De Terron

Visit castle ruins on a tour of Figueria de Castelo Rodrigo.

Day 4

Pinhao

Pay a visit to the Pinhao Railway Station and then proceed to a local quinta.

This evening, enjoy a captain’s farewell dinner.

Day 5

Regua / Pinhao

Enjoy a tour of Lamego or take a trip to Palacio De Mateus – located near the city to Vila Real.

Day 6

Regua

After a relaxing morning cruise – explore the Douro Museum.

Your Signature Experience takes you on a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a traditional lunch and tasting.

Day 7

Porto / Entre-Os-Rios

This morning, we set sail through the Douro Valley. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of Guimaraes or pay a visit to Quinta Da Aveleda – a wine-producing family business – to enjoy samples.

Day 8

Porto

Explore Porto’s old town, sample a selection of ports, enjoy a cooking demonstration at a traditional restaurant or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets and old harbour quarter of Riberia.

After, your Signature Experience whisks you to Palacio da Bolsa for a guided tour, cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian hall.

Day 9

Depart Porto

Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home.

Douro Delights Cruise Ships

Travelmarvel MS Estrela

Designed to showcase the delights of the Douro River Valley, enjoy luxurious interiors with a distinctively Southern European ambience. Dine formally or al fresco with a choice of elegant cabins and suites for rest and relaxation.

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Douro Delights Deals

Adventuring down the Douro has never been more pleasant

Douro Discounts
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8 Nights
May Sep

Douro Delights

  • Porto
  • Régua / Pinhão
  • Régua
  • Pinhão
  • Vega De Terron / Salamanca / Madrid
  • Porto / Entre-Os-Rios
  • Barca D’Alva / Vega De Terron
£3,995pp
£4,095pp Save £100
  • MS Estrela  

Douro Delights Cruise Review

“An overwhelming positive experience; lots to do and see over the duration and a really unique experience overall. Some of my activities were the Signature Experiences; really something you won’t get anywhere else.”

Anna Harris, Bradford

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Douro Delights FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What is a Signature Experience?

Signature Experiences are once-in-a-lifetime moments brought exclusively to APT’s guests.

Is this trip reversible?

Yes – this cruise goes both ways; from Porto to Madrid and the reverse.

How many suite options are available for booking?

There are 5 cabin categories for guests to choose between when booking.

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