Portugal River Cruising



The Douro River winds its way from Spain into Northern Portugal, an area almost lost in time, scattered with quaint villages, working family farms and countless vineyards producing the specialties of the region.

With the success of our cruises between Amsterdam and Budapest and beyond, the Douro is another destination featuring a brand new Emerald Star Ship for 2017. All the luxuries you are used to such as drop down glass balconies, indulgent one bedroom suites, the club pool on the Sky Deck, extensive dining choices and included excursions are all featured for your enjoyment whilst cruising in our award-winning 'Star Ships'.

Visit the lively city of Porto, famous for its riverside cafés and extensive wine cellars in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia. Traditional villages of Pinhao, Pocinho and Regua have occupied the shores of the river for many centuries. It's like time has stood still, with secret methods in fortified wine-making being handed down by each generation. Salamanca lies just over the border in Spain. You'll enjoy a full day exploring this lively student town known as the 'Oxford' of the Spanish language included in your itinerary.

Special "You're Invited" events feature in your itinerary including a highlight dinner at a local wine estate and a cocktail lesson on board. You can also extend your stay and experience Lisbon for a three night stay in the thriving capital of the country with the oldest borders in Europe.

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Inclusions & Features

  • Superb amenities feature in all suites and staterooms including a flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a safe, a fridge, hairdryer, hotel-style beds and an ensuite bathroom, at a minimum. Plus there's complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
  • Complimentary 'You're Invited' unique and exclusive local experiences included
  • "Discover More" sightseeing options to personalise your holiday
  • Services of Evergreen Cruise Directors plus expert local guides
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
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Highlights, Experience & Attractions

Our inclusions bring to life the Portugal you’ve always dreamed of. We know you’ll never forget the moment you cast your eyes on the traditional villages that have occupied Douro's riverbanks for centuries, sample the delights of Porto's wine cellars, the time you sat by one of the riverside cafes and watched the world go by.

Included with your Portugal river cruise, you'll visit a local wine estate, a tour of Salamanca and Lamego, a visit to the Coa Valley pre-historic museum, a city tour of Porto including wine caves.

'You're Invited' to a local dinner at a Douro Valley wine estate and cocktail making lesson on board. Combine your Portugal river cruise with the Southern France river cruise, the Spanish Conquest Tour or simply add additional City Escapes for even more time in Lisbon and/or Madrid.

Active guests can also enjoy the EmeraldACTIVE program during the cruise including canoeing on the Douro River, yoga classes on board and guided walks.


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Discover More

Personalise your holiday with our Discover More excursions such as an excursion to the Mateus Palace or the Palicio da Bolsa. These excursions can be pre-booked or purchased on board with your Cruise Director.

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