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Douro River Valley (2022)

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • Portugal
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An extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travelers.

As you follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Enjoy private tastings of Port. Explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Porto (Embark)
Arrive in Porto, the port city at the mouth of the Douro.

DAY 2

Porto, Cruising the Douro River, Entre-os-Rios
There’s much more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine—historic architecture, cutting-edge design, fabulous food and wine, and a hip, laid-back vibe. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. The city is a fascinating combination of historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture, tradition and vivacious modernity. You must choose between two distinctive—and distinctively Portuguese—ways to explore Porto. Your ship sets sail after your tour, cruising up the Douro toward Porto Antigo.

DAY 3

Cruising the Douro River, Régua, Pinhão
As you cruise along the river today, take note of the little chapels you see along the banks. Though the river is slow and calm now that it has been tamed by dams, it was once extremely hazardous. These tiny chapels mark spots where entire rabelo boat crews perished attempting to get their cargo of Port wine to Porto. Today we learn about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.

DAY 4

Pinhão, Vega de Terrón
Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions, a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

DAY 5

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Barca d’Alva
What adventures await you in Spain today? The ship docks near the Spanish border today, where you may head across the country to the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches.

DAY 6

Barca d’Alva, Régua
A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today’s adventures. Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. It has been singled out as one of Portugal’s 12 historic villages for its medieval beauty. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or, if you wish, you can also lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa.

DAY 7

Cruising the Douro River, Porto (Guimarães)
Guimarães or Porto? That’s the question of the day today (you really can’t go wrong either way). Guimarães is the town where Portugal was born and its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s oldest neighborhoods, picturesque Ribeira, considered the soul of the city. A tough choice awaits you today: Do you venture off to historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital, or do you stay in Porto and explore the Ribeira district on foot?

DAY 8

Porto (Disembark)
You’ve experienced the best of Portugal, Spain and the pristine Douro River, but now the journey comes to a close and it’s time to disembark the ship. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Porto Airport for your flight home. Your Uniworld adventure may be over, but we know you’ll enjoy the memories you’ve made for years to come.

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

EXCURSIONS

  • 6 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic S.S. São Gabriel
  • Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites with hotel-style beds, draped in fine linens with a choice of pillows
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: Portugal
  • Multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Ship Deck Details
Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
Sun 03 Apr 2022 £2,999
£2,639
£3,299
£2,903
£4,599
£4,047
£5,399
£4,751
£6,499
£5,719
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 17 Apr 2022 £2,999
£2,639
£3,299
£2,903
£4,599
£4,047
£5,399
£4,751
£6,499
£5,719
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 24 Apr 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 01 May 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 08 May 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 22 May 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
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£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 29 May 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
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£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 12 Jun 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
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£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 19 Jun 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
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£6,699
£5,895
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£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 26 Jun 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
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£8,599
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Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 03 Jul 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
£7,899
£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 10 Jul 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
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£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 17 Jul 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
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£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 24 Jul 2022 £3,599
£3,167
£3,899
£3,431
£5,199
£4,575
£5,999
£5,279
£7,099
£6,247
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 31 Jul 2022 £3,599
£3,167
£3,899
£3,431
£5,199
£4,575
£5,999
£5,279
£7,099
£6,247
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 07 Aug 2022 £4,399
£3,871
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£4,135
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£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
£7,899
£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 14 Aug 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
£7,899
£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 21 Aug 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
£7,899
£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 28 Aug 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
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£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 04 Sep 2022 £5,099
£4,487
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Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 11 Sep 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 18 Sep 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 25 Sep 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 02 Oct 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 09 Oct 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 16 Oct 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 23 Oct 2022 £5,099
£4,487
£5,399
£4,751
£6,699
£5,895
£7,499
£6,599
£8,599
£7,567
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 30 Oct 2022 £4,799
£4,223
£5,099
£4,487
£6,399
£5,631
£7,199
£6,335
£8,299
£7,303
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 06 Nov 2022 £4,799
£4,223
£5,099
£4,487
£6,399
£5,631
£7,199
£6,335
£8,299
£7,303
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto
Sun 13 Nov 2022 £4,399
£3,871
£4,699
£4,135
£5,999
£5,279
£6,799
£5,983
£7,899
£6,951
Ship: S.S. São Gabriel / Porto to Porto

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Douro River Valley (2022)

An extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travelers.

As you follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Enjoy private tastings of Port. Explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

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