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Douro River Cruise Holidays

Discover one of Europe's best kept secrets on a Douro River cruise. Port wine, perhaps Portugal's most internationally famous export, takes its name from the city of Oporto, where it is both produced and shipped from.

Before you get too accustomed to life on the water, take the opportunity to join a tour of Oporto, the world-famous home of port wine. Stroll through the steep, winding streets of the old town. Then join your ship and begin your journey along mile after mile of winding tranquil river flanked by vines rising in steep terraces. Stop at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries and sample Spanish and Portuguese culture at its most authentic. Take the opportunity to visit the ancient university city of Salamanca.

Outdating even Oxford and Cambridge, you will find the city both culturally exciting and gloriously intimate at the same time.

Cruise The Fascinating River Douro

River cruises are a relaxing and great way of seeing fascinating cities, historic landmarks and beautiful countryside. Welcoming ships travel along some of the most scenic rivers in the world, you can enjoy historic cities, stunning scenery and quaint villages as you cruise. With so many holidays to choose from it’s no wonder that river cruise holidays are so popular.


River cruise ships are specially designed to navigate the world’s great rivers and waterways and provide passengers with hotel standard comfort and a great dinning experience. On a river cruise you need never struggle with a foreign language, decipher a map, read a road sign, or even pick up a guidebook. Just sit back and let the world glide by.