Board a luxury river cruise ship in Porto for a delightful culinary-themed voyage of the Douro River Valley
Portugal's Douro Valley is characterised by quiet villages,
rolling hills, and terraced vineyards that promise a bounty of
exemplary wine. Explore this corner of Europe on an eight-day
discovery of the region's food, wine, culture, and history aboard a
luxury river cruise ship.
This region of Portugal is internationally famous as the world's
oldest wine region. You'll sample many of the valley's finest
vintages as you tour working Quintas - Portugal's traditional and
rural vineyard estates. Food and wine tastings are a prominent
feature throughout this trip, and you'll return home knowing more
about the wine-making processes and history of Portugal's wine.
And, of course, plenty more first-hand experience of the delightful
This cruise will also take you across the border to the Spanish
city of Salamanca, an ornate beauty with an intriguing past.
Explore the ancient charms of this university town, remarkably
preserved with UNESCO World Heritage status. You'll also visit
little Portuguese villages along the way, including the delightful
Entre-os-Rios and Castelo Rodrigo, where you can watch local life
unfold. You'll experience Portugal's grander side on a visit to the
baroque Palacio de Mateus and its impressive gardens.
A highlight of the cruise is a special meal at Quinta da
Avessada in the heart of the wine region, where you'll enjoy
authentic Portuguese food, wine, and entertainment.
You'll be gliding along the Douro on the AmaDouro, a sleek and
stylish river cruise ship with spacious riverside staterooms. If
you upgrade to a stateroom with a balcony, you'll enjoy the rolling
landscapes and terraced vineyards from a private vantage point as