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Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain River Cruise

Journey across the winding waters of the Douro River, where every bend is host to a breathtaking spectrum spellbinding sights, delicacies, and delights. Be guided by the rhythm of the river through terraced vineyards and centuries-old quintas, where time seems to stand still.

Indulge your senses in the rich symphony of flavours, from the finest local wines to the delicious regional cuisine served on board. As the sun sets over the vine-clad hills, immerse yourself in the magic of the Douro, where every second becomes a moment to remember.

Embark on your magnificent Douro odyssey, where the beauty of the landscape is matched only by the warmth of the people you meet along the way.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Douro Splendour
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Apr & Jul - Aug
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Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain Cruise Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the naturally resplendent beauty of Spain and Portugal with an itinerary tailored to suit your preferences and interests, whether they be wine tasting, architecture, or cultural discovery. There’s no shortage of fun to be had and memories to be made aboard your Douro River cruise.

Day 1


Arrive in Porto and settle into your ship.

Day 2

Mateus Palace Gardens / Quinta da Pacheca dinner

Visit the grounds of the Mateus Palace. Enjoy dinner at Quinta da Pacheca.

Day 3

Castelo Rodrigo

On board the ship, be entreated to a demonstration of how Pastel de Nata are made. Later, visit Castelo Rodrigo and enjoy a food tasting.

Day 4


Partake in a guided tour of Salamanca, complete with lunch and an intriguing visit to the local market.

Day 5

Quinta da Avessada / Pinhão

Enjoy a traditional lunch and wine-tasting at Quinta da Avessada. Later, enjoy free time to explore Pinhão.

Day 6


Visit Lamego and partake in an exquisite food tasting. Back on board the ship, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner followed by a Portuguese folk music performance.

Day 7


Visit a port wine producer and be treated to a wine tasting with snacks. Later, enjoy a guided tour of Porto, as well as free time to explore the city independently.

Day 8

Return Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain Cruise Ships

MS Douro Splendour

Purpose-built to manage the specific navigational challenges of the beautiful River Douro, the MS Douro Splendour truly lives up to its name. Enjoy the very best of Iberian cuisine and wine with small-ship intimacy and a totally relaxing ambience.

2018 Build
Spa and Wellness Areas
Small Swimming Pool

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Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain River Cruise Deals

Delight in the delectable and decadent delectations the Douro has to offer with Crui.se

7 Nights
Jul Aug

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain

  • Porto
  • Mateus Palace Gardens / Quinta da Pacheca dinner
  • Castelo Rodrigo
  • Salamanca
  • Quinta da Avessada / Pinhão
  • Lamego
£2,099pp Est. Price per person

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain Cruise Review

“Me and my wife have never been on a Riviera Travel cruise before despite having been cruising for a good few years and we genuinely can’t figure out why we haven’t cruised with them sooner. Our holiday was brilliant and was one of, if not the best, cruise we’ve ever been on. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the captain’s dinner. We also ate al fresco most days which really brought the scenery along the Douro to life. We couldn’t have asked for a better itinerary either, the wine tastings and visits to places like the Mateus Palace Gardens absolutely sold the cruise and I’d strongly advise anyone who’s cruising for the first time or for the hundredth time to try this cruise, I know we will be booking another one soon!”

John and Marcella Bergin, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain FAQ

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

What types of activities are offered during the cruise?

Our cruise offers a variety of activities, including wine tastings, visits to local quintas, guided tours, visits to wonderful sites, and onboard entertainment.

What type of entertainment is offered onboard during the cruise?

Our onboard entertainment offerings include a demonstration of how Pastel de Nata are made, and a Portuguese folk music performance.

What is the deposit amount for this cruise?

The deposit for this cruise is £500pp. The remaining amount must be paid at a minimum of 75 days before your departure.

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