From the home of Port Wine along the 'River of Gold'

The scent of dried spices and grasses is in the air. You look out onto an intoxicating countryside of towering slopes and wine terraces of different shapes and sizes on which bulging vines stretch out towards the sun. The river makes its way gracefully through what is probably the most spectacular wine-growing region in the world – the home of port. With this exhilarating view, these famous wines taste twice as good.

Coming from Spain, the Douro flows from east to west across Portugal, then out into the Atlantic at Porto. In the old days, mariners transported the barrels to the wineries by boat. Picturesque vineyards adorn the river banks. Along the river, medieval towns captivate with their beauty. This region attracted Romans, pilgrims and aristocrats, all of whom created idyllic gems here. And then there’s Porto: the origin of the illustrious Portuguese fleet, with its mix of traditional and modern architecture, it tantalises all the senses making it a truly worthy finish to your cruise.

Special Offer

Discover Portugal’s Douro Valley

Special Offer, receive £250 per person off all Douro cruises in 2021. Book by 30 November 2020.

Please call for info 01223 568904

Departure Dates

2021 - MS Douro Cruiser2021 - MS Douro Serenity
25 March
08, 15, 22 April
06, 13, 20 May
03 June
08 July
12 August
16, 23, 30 September
07, 14, 28
October
23 March
30 March
08 June
29 June
20 July
17 August
31 August
19 October
02, 09, 16 November

The Iberian Experience

Porto - Douro Valley - Porto (8 days)

The Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterised by steep slopes and stunning wine terraces. On this cruise you will explore the beauty of Porto’s architecture and be transported back to the Middle Ages in the charming cities of the Portuguese hinterland. The Spanish city of Salamanca is a “living museum” where you can practically touch history in the form of centuries-old buildings. You will also be able to take a guided tour through the tranquil city of Pinhão, for dinner at a traditional vineyard, before visiting charming city of Guimarães.

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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