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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley

Enjoy this sensational cruise-and-stay getaway; deep-dive into local landmarks, enjoy panoramic city tours, museum visits, UNESCO-protected landscapes and many more featured excursions cultivated by our team at Uniworld.

Embrace the home-away-from-home experience aboard the S.S São Gabriel, your luxury floating hotel. With suite options complete with large bathrooms, french balconies and contemporary decor this vessel prioritises comfort and accessibility above all else.

Whatever experience you’re looking for, with a hand-picked list of Featured Excursions, a cultivated Masterpiece Collection of bonus adventures and the services of an experienced Cruise Manager, you’ll be sure to find it cruising with Uniworld.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: S.S. São Gabriel
  • Duration: 11 Nights
  • Departure: Mar-Nov
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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley Cruise Itinerary

From Porto to Lisbon, this cruise-and-stay getaway awards you the opportunity to dive into local cultures found along the Douro. Enjoy Panoramic tours, museum visits, UNESCO-protected landscapes, cooking classes and more on this eleven-day adventure.

Day 1

Porto (EMBARK)

Arrive to Porto and transfer onto your ship.

Day 2


Choose between the Porto Panoramic Tour which will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace or embark on the Do as the Locals Do: Porto Walking Tour for a long walk around the town’s greatest highlights.

Day 3


Enjoy one of our featured excursions: Douro Museum tour, Lamego Heritage Tour or the Nights Out; Quinta Dinner.

Day 4

Regua & Pocinho

Choose between exploring the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley or the Castle Rodrigo on our featured excursions.

Day 5

Vega de Terron (Salamanca)

Pay a visit to Salamanca, the ‘Golden City’; enjoy its dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes and embark on our featured excursion Salamanca – The Golden City and Spain’s Oldest University.

Day 6

Barca D’Alva

Today you’ll have a choice of excursions; enjoy a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or embark on a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

Day 7

Regua (Guimarães)

Explore the preserved architecture of Guimarães on our featured City Tour or embark on our Masterpiece Collection Let’s Go: Porto to the Sea Bike Tour.

Day 8

Porto (DISEMBARK – transfer to Lisbon)

Travel south through Portugal’s picturesque countryside until you arrive at Lisbon to check into your hotel. Perhaps enjoy our masterpiece collection Portuguese Cooking Class.

Day 9


Enjoy the Lisbon City Tour and get to know the hilly metropolis or embark on our masterpiece collection Lisbon Foodie Walk to familiarise yourself with all the restaurants along the Bairro Alto district.

Day 10


Make use of this full day of leisure to explore Lisbon however you wish; the city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping districts. You may wish to embark on our masterpiece collection excursion titled Sinatra and Cascais.

Day 11


Transfer to the Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home.

About The S.S. São Gabriel

Purpose-built to showcase the Douro River and UNESCO-designated rivers valleys, the S.S. São Gabriel offers the perfect fusion of matchless luxury and comfort with award-winning international cuisine. Discover the Douro, a hidden gem in one of Iberia’s most beautiful locations with picturesque river scenery in Europe’s oldest winemaking region.

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Dine indoors or on deck with a varied and tempting menu of regional and international cuisine highlighting local ingredients and fare. Choose tapas, bistro-style meals, or formal multi-course dining with an on-board wine cellar making the most of the Douro River Valley’s most famous bounty.

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Grand suites offer spectacular river views with spacious lounge areas creating a real home beside the water. Cabins on the Middle and Upper Deck all have French balconies. Décor is clean, crisp, and contemporary, with bold colours contrasting with pale creams and whites echoing the effect of the water to create chic yet relaxing interiors. Luxury en-suite bathrooms have a separate bath tub and shower.

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Health & Fitness

Dine, socialise, relax, or swim on the magnificent Sun Deck with ample space for all activities and luxury lounge furniture. Take advantage of the compact fitness suite or enjoy a pamper session in the spa, both located on the Madeira Deck.

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Deck Plan

Four passenger decks offer a variety of custom-designed accommodation and facilities with river views and luxury, the twin drivers of the S.S. São Gabriel’s design. Choose from a range of suites with luxuriously appointed public areas, comprehensive amenities, and dining options, all beautifully appointed with attention to detail that makes the best of river cruising.

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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley Deals

See the magnificent Douro from the comfort of a luxury river boat

11 Nights
Mar Nov

Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley

  • Barca d’Alva
  • Entre-os-Rios
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Regua (Guimarães)
  • Regua & Pocinho
  • Vega de Terron (Salamanca)
£3,799pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. São Gabriel

Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley Cruise Review

“The service was impeccable, staff professional and personable, food always top notch, and my cabin was attended and maintained daily to an impeccable standard. The cruise director was friendly, well-educated and full of interesting information. The optional excursions and on-board entertainment were exceptional and I enjoyed them greatly. 10/10 for Uniworld.”

Harold Yubert, Cardiff

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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley FAQ

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

Do all cabins have a french balcony?

Unfortunately not. Depending on your price-point, there are rooms with that option available, though.

How many days are spent cruising?

Eight days of your Portugal, Spain & Douro River Valley cruise will be spent cruising aboard the S.S São Gabriel and the remaining three at a hotel in Lisbon.

Are there planned visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

During this getaway, there will be the option to pay a visit to 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some on featured excursions and others you can arrange during your free-time.

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