Experience the Douro Valley & Salamanca
See for yourself why the Douro Valley has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status as we sail along its picturesque riverbanks. The ship navigates past miles of terraced hills with vineyards which rise in the steep terrace from the shoreline and spot quintas on the hillsides in the distance. Explore this enchanting region with an itinerary that encompasses a mixture of authentic local experiences, sightseeing and plenty of opportunity to taste Portuguese port and wine.
8-Day Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca River Cruise
5* European River Cruise
This river cruise captures the scenic beauty of the Douro Valley – ideal for wine aficionados, history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.
Why we love this trip…
Cruise aboard the MS Porto Mirante, a first-class vessel brand new for 2024
Explore Porto before setting sail for the charming town of for Peso da Régua
Visit the historic 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrigo
Embark on a guided tour of Salamanca and visit the city’s two cathedrals
Enjoy time in the vineyards of Quinta da Avessada
Wander the landscaped gardens of Mateus Palace
Five-star service from an English-speaking crew & knowledgeable local guides
Award winning and Which? recommended operator
ABTA & ATOL Protected
** FREE Superior Drinks Package – Worth £400pp **
Price includes 7 nights on the 5-star ship MS Porto Mirante, all meals and drinks – including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s dinner, 1 dinner at a local Quintas, free onboard wi-fi, excursions, the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director, all port fees, transfers and return flights
Operated by Riviera Travel
FREE Superior Drinks Package for 2024
Savour the views along the riverbank and toast your holiday with like-minded explorers after another fascinating adventure ashore. Over a leisurely lunch on board, complement your meal with a glass (or three) of cool, crisp wine or a refreshing beer.
What’s included in the Superior drinks package?
Over lunch in the restaurants, enjoy unlimited drinks from a choice of:
Red, white, rosé and sparkling house wine, including non-alcoholic
Draught beer, including non-alcoholic
A selection of soft drinks and juices
Then from 6 pm until midnight in the bar and restaurants, enjoy all of the above, plus unlimited drinks from a choice of:
Cocktail and mocktail of the day
House spirits and mixers (including gin, vodka, rum and whisky)
A recommended regional wine during dinner
Martini & Sherry pre-dinner
Port & Brandy after dinner
Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca River Cruise Launch
MS Porto Mirante
Experience the thrill of a European adventure with the opulence of a luxurious boutique hotel. Between onshore adventures, relax in the comfort of the spacious and stylish accommodations of the MS Porto Mirante.
Step on board the beautifully crafted ship MS Porto Mirante, a spacious 80-metres long with cabins and amenities spread over four decks. This brand new, state-of-the-art ship offers a first-class service to each and every guest.
The sun deck is a space to unwind, enjoy a drink in the sky lounge, and chat with fellow adventurers. And when the weather gets too warm, cool off in the pool or relax on a lounger – all while admiring the panoramic vistas.
The restaurant offers an intimate yet relaxed fine dining experience with informal seating for easy conversation with brilliant like-minded explorers.
The spacious cabins are spread over 3 decks, with individually controlled air-conditioning, a contemporary bathroom with a rain shower and double or twin beds.
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