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Douro River

Toast the beautiful wine-growing region of Portugal on a Douro River cruise. Itineraries usually start in Lisbon, where guests spend one or more nights in the city and visit such landmarks as the stately Monastery of San Jeronimo and the ornate, waterfront Belem Tower.

Then, head up to Porto on the mouth of the river at the Atlantic Ocean, and sail through the northern part of the country, past vineyards, old farmhouses and rolling terrain.

In Porto, guests spend time in the medieval city center, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip sweet port wine -- and learn how it's made -- at the wine academy at Pinhao, the center of port wine production. Explore a 14th-century monastery at Alpendurada, and stroll the gardens of Mateus Palace, located near Regua. You'll also cross the border with Spain and spend a day in Salamanca, a spectacular Renaissance city and home to one of the world's oldest universities.

Cruising is a particularly good value, because your stateroom, onboard meals and sightseeing are included in the rate that you pay up front. Tour directors are with you the entire way taking care of everyday details, while experienced local guides share a wealth of knowledge about each stop.

Limited-Time Offers on Douro River Cruises!
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,000 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Riviera: Get special reduced rates offering savings of up to $5,500 per couple in certain cabin categories. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive a free drinks package . Expires December 16. Click here.
  • Viking: Enjoy special discounted rates on 2023 cruises. Prices shown reflect the discount. Plus enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off select 2023 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free pre- or post-cruise hotel package on select river cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to $2,150 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Save an additional 10% when you book at least six months prior to departure. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Viking: Save up to $2,000 per couple on 2024 river cruises in certain cabin categories! Plus, enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free cabin upgrade and free prepaid gratuities when you book a balcony stateroom. Enjoy additional perks when you book a suite . Expires December 31. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save 5% off 2023 cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive up to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Tauck: Receive a free onboard credit of up to 200 euros on river cruises in select cabin categories . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.