Houses of Porto at the Douro River bank.

The Douro gracefully makes its way through what is probably the most spectacular wine-growing region in the world – the home of port wine. The full charm of the region unfolds during a river cruise.

The scent of dried spices and grasses hangs in the air, to the right and left you look out over an intoxicating landscape of towering slopes and wine terraces of various shapes, where plump vines stretch out towards the sun. Experience the fascinating landscape along the Douro on a river cruise and be enchanted by the impressive beauty of Portugal!

Once across Portugal

Originating in Spain, the Douro flows from east to west across Portugal and flows into the Atlantic at Porto. Wine culture has been intensively cultivated here for centuries, which is reflected in the picturesque vineyards that adorn the banks of the river. Along the river, the beauty of the medieval towns with their wonderful buildings is captivating. Modern river ships will take you on an eight-day journey through Portugal’s Douro Valley. Experience the most beautiful cities with a varied excursion package or put together your own individual daily program.

Your trip starts in picturesque Porto, where a short city tour followed by a wine tasting is the perfect introduction to your journey through the home of port wine. In Vila Real, discover the magnificent Mateus Palace with its beautiful, park-like garden. The excursion package is rounded off with a visit to the historic town of Castelo Rodrigo with its castle ruins steeped in history and an excursion to the picturesque pilgrimage town of Lamego, where the impressive flight of steps and the Gothic cathedral attract numerous visitors.

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The Douro Valley