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The Douro River from Portugal to Spain!

 

Enjoy a week river cruising from Porto.

The allure of a Portugal River cruise is the wealth of wonders that it offers. Scenic guests will experience fabulous treasures and extraordinary gastronomy at privately owned hilltop quintas (farms, vineyards & wineries), in enchanting riverside communities and cosmopolitan ports. Whether you’re enjoying the cuisine, ports and wines, or simply watching the undulating hills pass by, the Douro River has something for every traveler.

Discover a Portugal that is yours alone, living in your memory forever with a journey through the heart of the beautiful Douro Valley. With its spectrum of colors and flavors, as well as the variety of influences that have added their individual touches over the centuries, a Douro River Cruise in Portugal is a magical adventure.  For 70 miles of the Douro’s 557 mile length, the river forms part of the national border between Spain and Portugal. A day trip to the Spanish town of Salamanca is a highlight of most Douro cruises.  Its narrow canyons made it a historical barrier for invasions, and an enduring cultural and linguistic divide. On your Douro river cruise you’ll see the very best that both sides of this fascinating river have to offer.

The beautiful Douro River valley of Northern Portugal.

From Tom’s notebook:

” The Douro River is such a wonderful river cruise.  It combines a visit to the incredible city of Porto (I love it!) with the wine country along the Douro River and on into Spain.  The wineries along the river remind me of what Napa Valley was like 40 years ago:  small family run vineyards and wineries, friendly people and really great wine ( & Port!).  There are several different river cruise lines to choose from……deluxe all-inclusive to a more budget class.  The ease of getting on in Porto to your embarkation is just the delight of this cruise ( 7 to 11 days).  So relaxing and just fun-filled.  I recommend this to veteran travelers as well as the first timer to Europe…..a great adventure!”  I have some very special pricing on:   Emerald, Viking, Riviera, Ama, Uniworld and the all-inclusive luxury of Scenic River Cruises.”

You begin and end your Douro River cruise in the amazing city of Porto, Portugal!

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