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The Douro

Our excursion programme is hugely varied so you won't miss any of the Douro Valley's highlights

Not only is historic Oporto the second largest city in Portugal, it's also where the 'River of Gold' – the Douro – ends its journey after crossing Portugal to meet the Atlantic.

The waterway flows through Portugal's famous wine region of Alta Douro, where the sun-kissed countryside splashed with steeply-terraced vineyards has produced wine for the past 2,000 years.

Delightful indeed is a Douro river cruise through what was once the heart of the ancient kingdom of Portugal, where there are plenty of places and sites to visit and explore. And don't forget to raise your glass with a toast of 'saude!' as you try Portugal's most famous drink.

VIP travel service included on river cruises of 11 nights or more

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your river cruise off to a great start, and we’ve now included it on all river cruises of 11 nights or more.

Departure Date Holiday Name Lead Price Number of Nights  
Douro Discovery for Solo Travellers 7 nights
May 16, 2018 Douro Discovery £1,199 7 nights
May 13, 2018 Lisbon and the Douro Valley £1,499 10 nights
July 29, 2018 Gilbert & Sullivan on the Douro with Lisbon £1,999 10 nights