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Seasonal Secrets of the Douro

Embark on an extraordinary journey of elegance and beauty aboard the Emerald Radiance as you navigate the picturesque Douro River.

From the charming city of Porto to the tranquil Entre-os-Rios, each day promises a new adventure. Whether you choose to explore the enchanting streets of Porto on a guided tour, savour the flavours of Portugal with a cooking demonstration, or enjoy a visit to the Mateus Manor House, your days will be filled with remarkable experiences. And don’t forget the Port wine tasting, a true delight for your senses!

Join us for a cruise that combines opulence and discovery, where every moment is treasure in your hands.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Emerald Radiance
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: December
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Seasonal Secrets of the Douro Cruise Itinerary

Embark on a journey of culinary delights and adventure with our luxury cruise itinerary. Each day promises a plethora of fun, discovery and relaxation, making every moment a memory to cherish. From vineyard strolls to wine tastings, to kayaking and visits to landmarks, you’ll never be left wanting aboard your personalised Seasonal Secrets of the Douro cruise.

Day 1


Transfer to your ship.

Day 2


Go on a guided tour of Porto. Or, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board the ship. Alternatively, embark on a guided active walk in Porto. Or, partake in a Port wine tasting.

Day 3


Go on an excursion to Guimarães or enjoy a Port wine cocktail lesson on board the ship.

Day 4


Visit the Mateus Manor House.

Day 5


Enjoy a visit to the Quinta do Tedo vineyard, complete with a tasting. Or, partake in a rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca. Alternatively, participate in a kayak experience in Pinhão or go on a guided active walk through the vineyards.

Day 6


Go on a guided tour of Lamego. Or, participate in a mosaic tile painting lesson on board the ship. Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. Enjoy an evening cruise through Porto.

Day 7


Take a culinary tour of Porto with a market visit. Visit Quinta da Aveleda or go on a guided bike tour to the Atlantic.

Day 8


After breakfast, disembark the ship.

Seasonal Secrets of the Douro Cruise Ships

Emerald Radiance

Custom-built to sail the Douro River, Emerald Radiance is styled to maximise the stunning views and Mediterranean climate. Low passenger numbers guarantee a relaxed and intimate experience without compromising on comfort and luxury.

Suites with Integrated Balcony
Serenity Swimming Pool
112 Guests

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Seasonal Secrets of the Douro Deals

Sail along the breathtaking Douro River and experience its splendours with Crui.se

7 Nights

Seasonal Secrets of the Douro

  • Porto
  • Entre-os-Rios
  • Régua
  • Pinhão
£1,295pp Est. Price per person
  • Emerald Radiance  

Seasonal Secrets of the Douro Cruise Review

“My Seasonal Secrets of the Douro river cruise was an absolute dream! The visit to the Mateus Manor House was a journey through time, stunning architecture and history. Onboard, the Portuguese cooking demonstration added a flavorful touch to my cruise adventure and gave me the chance to savour (and learn how to create) local cuisine. The guided tour of Lamego was a highlight, too, offering insights into this charming city and an opportunity to see the breathtaking Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. A truly memorable experience!”

Evelyn Hollowhaven, Nottingham, Midlands

Seasonal Secrets of the Douro FAQ

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

Are gratuities included in the cruise fare?

Yes, gratuities are included in the cruise fare.

What is included in the cruise package?

The following are included in your cruise package:

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

What can I expect to see along the Douro River?

You can expect to see picturesque vineyards, gorgeous hillsides, and stunning landscapes as you cruise through the Douro Valley.

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