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Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension

Enjoy a mix of culture, history and food on this 10-night adventure down the Douro river into Porto, featuring a 3-night extension.

Revel in an itinerary designed to conduct you through the highlights of two countries – featuring a range of tours and tastings across coveted destinations.

Split your time between an all-inclusive 5-star floating hotel and luxurious B&B hotel – enjoying access to all the modern conveniences and amenities on offer.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Douro Elegance / MS Douro Splendour
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: Jul - Oct (2024) Apr - Oct (2025)
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Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy an expertly-crafted week along the Douro river coupled with a 4-day extension to help you make the most out of your getaway. Taste, tour and travel across a variety of landscapes, historical towns and UNESCO-sites on this unforgettable adventure.

Day 1

Porto (EMBARK)

Arrive into Porto and transfer to your luxurious cruise ship.

Day 2

Peso da Regua (Mateus Palace Gardens)

Today, you’ll explore the spectacular Mateus Palace Gardens. In the evening, take a short drive to the 126-acre Quinta da Pacheca for a distinguished dinner.

Day 3

Castelo Rodrigo

This afternoon you’ll be conducted to the 12th century Castelo Rodrigo – a picturesque walled village. Spend the day exploring before heading back to your ship for a celebratory vintage port wine.

Day 4


Enjoy exploring the UNESCO-designated Salamanca on both a guided tour and under your own steam. Over an extravagant lunch with typical Spanish dishes, you’ll enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

Day 5

Peso da Régua

During our mooring in port wine territory, pay a visit to a local historic quinta to learn about the stages of wine production and enjoy sampling some of their excellent produce.

Day 6


After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to Lamego and explore some of its attractions under your own steam. This evening is the Captain’s Dinner – followed by a colourful performance of traditional folk music.

Day 7


Explore this fascinating city under your steam, enjoy a guided tour of its gilded highlights and pay a visit to a port wine cellar for an arranged tasting.

Day 8 - extension

Braga / Guimarães

Today, you’ll tour the highlights of Braga before heading over to the UNESCO-designated Guimaraes for another tour.

Day 9 - extension


Enjoy a visit to the refined Portugues Centre of Photography and Clerigos Tower in Porto before enjoying some free time. This evening, you may wish to go on an optional excursion to Heranca Magna for a Fado night.

Day 10 - extension


Travel to Aveiro for a delightful trip along the canals, touring its coveted highlights. After an ovos moles tasting and some free time to explore, we’ll return to Porto where you’ll spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 11

Return home

After an eventful trip, its time to say goodbye and begin your journey home.

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10 Nights
Jul - Oct (2024)
Apr - Oct (2025)

Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension

  • Porto (EMBARK)
  • Peso da Regua (Mateus Palace Gardens)
  • Castelo Rodrigo
  • Salamanca
  • Peso da Régua
  • Lamego
  • Porto (DISEMBARK)
  • Braga / Guimarães
  • Porto
  • Aveiro
  • Return Home
£2,778pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Douro Elegance / MS Douro Splendour  

Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension Cruise Review

“An excellent adventure with an excellent extension – just what I was looking for when I booked. Those extra days were helpful in making sure I really got to visit everywhere I’d had my sights on – definitely would recommend.”

Derek Sader, London

Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise with Porto Extension FAQ

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

What bonus packages are available for this getaway?

Guests travelling on European river cruises enjoy the benefits of the Free Superior drinks package.

What hotel will guests stay at in Porto?

Guests will check into the lovely Porto Bay Teatro whilst staying in Porto – an upscale hotel located in the theatre district and a 3-minute walk from the nearest metro station.

Will guests have access to an internet connection?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. There is also free Wi-Fi provided at the hotel.

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