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With per diems ranging from $397 per person to nearly $557 per person, Douro river cruises are diverse in their offerings. Here’s our breakdown.
The Douro Valley, also known as the Alto Douro Wine Region, lies northeast of Porto, Portugal. It is a fertile and mountainous region along the Douro River, which runs through Spain and Portugal. The valley is winding, with terraced fields of grapes covering its elevated sides that decline straight into the Douro River. This UNESCO …
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River Cruise Advisor’s Douro River Primer for 2019 provides you with all that you need to plan your cruise on Portugal’s river of gold.
There is much more to experience in the Douro Valley than Port Wine, though that alone is a great reason to visit.
Scenic offers several different itineraries for Douro River cruises. There are two base packages featuring a river cruise only. The Delightful Douro is an 8-day itinerary round trip from Porto, and the Unforgettable Douro is an 11-day cruise from Porto to Porto. Now, let’s take a look at both of these itineraries and some of their variations.
This 8-day cruise is round trip from Porto and includes visits to other cities in Portugal and Spain, such as Régua, Vega de Terrón, Salamanca, Pocinho and Pinhão. There are three additional packages available that also feature a visit to Lisbon, Madrid or to both cities. These itineraries will extend your trip from 8 days to 11 days or 14 days.
Douro River cruises take place on the Scenic Azure. The ship carries up to 96 guests, and like all other ships on the Douro, she is smaller in size in order to naviagate the river. Staterooms on the Scenic Azure are between 172 square feet and 420 square feet in size.
The first day of your trip begins in Porto where your ship will remain docked overnight.
Read more from source: Scenic 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries – River Cruise Advisor
2018 Douro River Cruise Price Comparisons – comparing prices between river cruise lines on Portugal’s Douro River.
What’s the cost of cruising on Portugal’s Douro River? In this post, we look at Douro River Cruise Prices by comparing 2018 rates from the major river cruise operators in the region.
A wine lover’s dream, Portugal’s Douro River is steeped in history. The Douro River Valley is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its role in the production of wines and, more specifically, Port Wine. Although the valley has functioned as an epicenter of wine production for more than 2,000 years, port wine production has been a constant economic and cultural driver since the 18th century.