Your Cruise Itinerary - Portugal's Douro Riverso

Day 1: UK to Oporto

On arrival, transfer to your ship for embarkation and a welcome cocktail party. In the evening there will be an optional excursion to see Oporto by night. (D)

Day 2: Oporto

After breakfast, an optional guided tour explores this medieval town before a visit and tasting at one of the region's famous port wine producers in Vila Nova de Gaia. The afternoon is at leisure. After dinner there will be a folk evening on board. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Oporto - Regua

Spend the morning discovering Oporto at leisure or take an optional excursion to historically renowed Guimarães to admire the city's treasures and many museums. Rejoin your ship and pass through the gigantic lock at Carrapatello as you cruise to Régua. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Regua - Vega de Teron

This morning, an optional excursion to Vila Real visits the beautiful manor and gardens of Solar de Mateus. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and cruise to Vega de Teron. Later, enjoy a flamenco evening on board. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Barca D'Alva.

Today, a full day optional excursion departs for Salamanca. Note the Roman, Arabic and Christian influences in the stunning architecture throughout the city before seeing one of the most impressive town squares in all of Spain. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Barca d’Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhão.

Continue your journey through the stunning countryside of the Douro Valley, arriving in Ferradosa after lunch. There is an optional excursion in the afternoon that takes you through vineyards where grapes are grown for the production of local wines before heading to a Quinta to taste port. Rejoin the ship in Pinhão before your gala evening tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Pinhão - Oporto.

This morning, an optional excursion to the ancient town of Lamego takes in the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary situated 600m above the town before seeing the medieval castle, the church of Almacave and the Cathedral. After lunch, cruise to Oporto before a fado evening on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Oporto - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Note: Not all excursions are bookable on board and are subject to change. Please call for details and how to book.

Departure dates 2018 Portugal's Douro River (8 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1299pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1209
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 13 April 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 9, 13, 20, 30

July 2, 23

September 3, 10

June 1, 11, 25

August 13

October 1, 15*
Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

All holidays subject to Cosmos Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Cosmos Portugal's Douro River

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1209

Experience the historic cities and verdant countryside of Portugal as you cruise on one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major rivers: stop in the wine-growing districts to taste the local port, roam around 18th-century palaces and get lost in Porto’s winding lanes along the way

This 8 day Portugal’s Douro River comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

Optional excursions

  • Porto - Taste the local Port in the Vila Nova de Gaia wine growing district.
  • Guimarães - Take an optional excursion to the historical hometown of Afonso Henriques.
  • Vila Real - Wander around the elegant grounds of the 18th-century Mateus Palace.
  • Salamanca - Explore the city’s Roman, Arabic and Christian influences on an optional tour.
  • Ferradosa - Meander through the vineyards stopping to sample the local port wine.
  • Lamego - Climb the Baroque staircase of the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary.

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Your choice of ships

MS Fernao De Magalhaes & MS Infante Don Henrique

  • 71 air conditioned cabins with large panoramic windows.
  • Upper deck cabins have french balconies.
  • Optional excursion package available (extra cost)

Note: Selected departures will be operated by MS Vasco De Gama*. See departure dates for details.

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available within 50 miles* of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick-up time. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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