Douro River Cruise
Explore Northern Portugal’s charming terraced scenery and port towns, travelling from Porto to the Spanish border and back through the world’s Oldest formally established wine region
Days are filled with optional visits to renowned locations throughout this UNESCO world heritage area, including medieval villages, remote monasteries, striking cathedrals, gardens and villas
Travel onboard a state of the art 65 cabin, luxury river cruiser, offering both comfort and style. The boat is crewed by charming bi-lingual Portuguese staff, and offers a mixture of international and local cuisine
The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto. Over the centuries, the Douro River has carved a spectacular valley through the Portuguese Highlands, in the process creating a microclimate perfect for growing olives, almonds, oranges, figs, peaches and the valley’s most famous produce, grapes. The Douro vinhateiro, an area of the Douro Valley in Portugal, has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Douro Valley is the world’s oldest designated wine-producing region, with Port being its most famous export, but wine production is just one of the attractions of this quiet, charming corner of Europe.
For more information on this Douro River cruise please contact Alex on 01285 880981.