Portugal’s Douro River

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – UK to Porto

Scheduled flight to Porto – assisted coach transfer to our ship, the MS Magellan – after a welcome cocktail and dinner, there is an optional visit to the illuminated old town.

Day 2 – Porto & Regua

Optional excursion to discover the winding lanes and magnificent churches of Porto, Portugal’s second largest town and one of the most ancient in Europe, and the great port cellars in Villa Nova de Gaia where you have the opportunity to taste the wines – return to the ship for lunch and the start of our cruise – admire the wonderful landscapes up to Regua and pass the locks of Crestuma and Carapatello (the highest in Europe at 35 metres) – evening with a folk group or walk by night in Regua.

Day 3 – Ferradosa & Vega de Teron

Optional excursion to the Porto wines on the vineyards road with an opportunity to taste the port in a Quinta – rejoin the ship in Ferradosa for lunch – pass through the locks of Valeria and Pocinho and arrive at Vega de Teron in the evening – dinner and an evening's entertainment on board in Vega de Teron.

Day 4 – Salamanca & Vega de Teron

Optional excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage site with Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures – following lunch in Salamanca we rejoin the ship in Vega de Teron.

Day 5 – Pinhao, Regua & Bitetos

Arrive at Pinhao for lunch – optional excursion to Villa Real with its beautiful 14th century cathedral – option of joining a lovely walk in the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus before joining the ship in Regua – passing amidst wild landscapes and impressive rocky outcrops along the way, we arrive in Bitetos this evening – dinner is followed by a folk evening on board our ship.

Day 6 – Porto to UK

Return to Porto and disembark the vessel – transfer to Porto Airport for scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

6 day cruise in upper cabins aboard MS Magellan

All meals on board

Scheduled flights to Porto

Assisted overseas airport/port transfers




The locks of Crestuma & Carapatello


Vega de Teron




Your Ship

Five nights on full board basis in the middle deck cabins on the beautiful MS Magellan. There is an evening programme of entertainment and a welcome cocktail on the first night. All cabins have en suite shower and wc, a large window and are equipped with TV, radio, safe, hairdryer and air conditioning.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Portugal’s Douro River

Date of tour: September 2013

Our wonderful holiday you organised for us was all that I could have asked for. I felt I had to write this letter to record my sincere thanks for all the hard work your team did to make it such a successful holiday. The cruise ship was very good and the staff were helpful to members who were not so fit. All the group enjoyed the Douro scenery, the good food and wine, the entertainment especially the last evening Folk Group. The ship was a definite hit with everyone. We all enjoyed the trips that were included and many went on the optional to Salamanca. Paul our tour manager, was very helpful and always on hand to advise when we spent four days in Porto. My thanks again for everything.

JS, Ongar

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Tailor make your group tour

Like this holiday but want to change it to suit your group’s budget or preferences? You could enjoy a pre or post-cruise stay in Porto or include an exclusive cocktail eveing for your group or include some of the optuional excursions.

Remember there will be cost consequences depending on your preferences but once we have sent you our initial offer, we can amend it as required by you until you have a tour with an itinerary and at a price which matches the interests and profile of your members.

Alternatively, there are a vast range of different river cruises available throughout Europe. Call us to discuss the possibilities.

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020 7064 4970
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