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Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards

Journey along the Douro River and discover every gem – both hidden and renowned – embedded into its shores.

Indulge in the culinary delights of Spain and Portugal, explore historic sites and watch as the marvels of the Douro unfold around you.

Join a select clientele of like-minded adventurers and embark on your Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Helgrim
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - Nov
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Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards Cruise Itinerary

Explore the Douro and its many delights during an array of excursions and activities, all illustrated in our provided itinerary below.

Day 1


Arrive in Porto and board your ship. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal and port tasting at Graham’s 1890 Lodge.

Day 2

Régua / Pinhão

See the Mateus Palace before visiting a local quinta for a wine tasting.

Day 3

Barca d’Alva

Visit Castelo Rodrigo, enjoy a riverside lunch and a cruise along the Douro, or visit Marialva and have lunch at Casas do Côro.

Day 4


Day 5

Pinhão / Régua

Enjoy the Favaios Bakery & Lunch at Quinta da Avessada excursion (with the chance to extend your stay at Quinta da Avessada by helping out with the harvest) or visit Quinta das Carvalhas.

Day 6


Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies in Lamego or visit the Saint John Monastery in Tarouca with the opportunity to sample wine at the Casa de Santo António Britiande afterwards.

Day 7


Explore Porto on foot, join the Historic Guimarães excursion, or sample wines at the Quinta da Aveleda estate. Alternatively, join an active walking tour of Porto, visit a wine cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia, or visit a fish cannery.

Day 8


After breakfast, disembark the ship and begin your return journey home.

Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards Cruise Ships

Viking Helgrim

Embark upon your river journey aboard the Viking Helgrim, a spectacular vessel that boasts gorgeous décor, an Aquavit Terrace, a library, and so much more!

106 Passengers
2019 Build
Lounge & Bar

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Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards Deals

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7 Nights
Apr Nov

Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards

  • Porto (EMBARK)
  • Régua / Pinhão
  • Barca d’Alva
  • Salamanca
  • Pinhão / Régua
  • Régua
  • Porto
  • Porto (DISEMBARK)
£3,195pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Helgrim  

Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards Cruise Review

“My wife and I came on this cruise for our honeymoon and we’re so glad we did. We had a spectacular time and I would personally recommend this trip for any newlywed couples thinking of taking a cruise together, it really does make you feel closer.”

Thomas and Emily Parkins, Totnes, Devon

Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards FAQ

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

How many onshore excursions are available on this cruise?

There are 16 onshore excursions available for you to choose from when you book the Douro’s Valleys & Vineyards cruise. Furthermore, there is a Douro river cruise excursion available on Day 3.

What is included in this cruise package?

You’ll receive a free shore excursion in every port of call, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour access to tea, coffee and water, and more.

Are ground transfers included in this cruise package?

If you purchase Viking Air, ground transfers will be included.

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