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Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca

Indulge in the enchanting 8-day Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca cruise and be entreated to a host of delights aboard your ship.

Amidst a welcoming crew and exquisite cuisine, explore Porto’s old town, enjoy a night of dinner and wine tasting at Quinta da Pacheca, and visit the mediaeval village of Castelo Rodrigo. Venture into breathtaking Salamanca, complete with cathedrals and magnificent architecture. Discover the historical treasures of Lamego and Mateus Palace Gardens, and savour prime entertainment on your once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

There’s no shortage of sights to see, fun to be had, and memories to be made aboard your luxury cruise ship and beyond.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Porto Mirante

Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca Cruise Itinerary

Embark on an exhilarating 8-day cruise through Portugal and Spain. Sail to Régua for an unforgettable evening at Quinta da Pacheca. Cruise the Douro River, visit the captivating Castelo Rodrigo, and uncover the architectural treasures of Salamanca. Immerse yourself in the fiery rhythms of a flamenco show and wander through the enchanting Plaza Mayor. Wherever you choose to go, enjoy a plethora of excursions and locations on your luxury Douro River cruise.

Note: On Day 7, lunch is not included if you’re choosing the excursion to Guimarães.

Day 1


Arrive in Porto and board your ship. A welcoming crew, first-class facilities, and a delightful meal await.

Day 2


Go on a morning coach tour of Porto’s old town. In the afternoon, sail to Régua, after which you can enjoy an evening visit to Quinta da Pacheca for dinner and wine tasting.

Day 3

Castelo Rodrigo

Enjoy your morning leisure time on the Douro River. In the afternoon, visit Castelo Rodrigo, a 12th-century village with a Gothic castle.

Day 4


Embark on a guided tour of Salamanca and visit its two cathedrals. Enjoy lunch and a flamenco show followed by free time in Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor.

Day 5

Quinta da Avessada

Enjoy a morning cruise along the Douro River. Visit Quinta da Avessada for a wine tour and lunch. This evening, enjoy free time in the town of Pinhão.

Day 6

Lamego / Mateus Palace Gardens

Explore Lamego’s historic sites, then visit Mateus Palace Gardens. Enjoy a folklore show on board your ship.

Day 7

Vila Nova de Gaia / Guimarães

This morning, enjoy your free time. Choose between a port tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia or a tour of Guimarães. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s dinner during your last night aboard the ship.

Day 8

Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your journey home.

Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca Cruise Ships

MS Porto Mirante

On the MS Porto Mirante, the voyage is as exceptional as the destinations. Pick from stylish and spacious suites spread over four decks with a range of gourmet dining options offering international and regional cuisines partnered with five-star service.

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Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca

  • Porto
  • Castelo Rodrigo
  • Salamanca
  • Quinta da Avessada
  • Lamego / Mateus Palace Gardens
  • Vila Nova de Gaia / Guimarães
  • Return Home
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Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca Cruise Review

“My recent Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca cruise was an amazing journey filled with luxury and cultural enrichment. From the warm welcome in Porto to the impeccable service throughout, every moment was exceptional. My favourite highlights included a tour of Porto’s old town, the wine tasting at Quinta da Pacheca, and the flamenco show in Salamanca. I was also taken with the folklore show aboard the ship. Overall, this cruise left me with cherished memories and an extraordinary experience. If you’re looking for a fun and luxurious river cruise, I highly recommend the Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca cruise.”

Brenda Marston, West Sussex, Sussex

Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca FAQ

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

What currency is used along the Douro River?

In Portugal, the Euro (EUR) is the official currency. In Spain, it’s the Euro as well. Credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s a good idea to carry some cash for small purchases or purchases in more remote areas.

Do passengers require a visa for this cruise?

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal or Spain. However, UK Citizens must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

What types of excursions are available on this cruise?

This cruise offers tours of towns, lunches, wine tours, and more! You can read about the excursions available in the itinerary section of this page.

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