A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca shines both day and night and canoeing experiences in Pocinho provide a new perspective on the Douro.
- 7 nights river cruise aboard Emerald Radiance
- 19 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
- Excursions and guided tours
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- All tipping and gratuities
- Airport transfers to and from the ship
- Port taxes and charges
- Book by Jun 30: Second Guest Sails FREE (pays taxes only)
|November 11, 18 or 25, 2023||Guest 1||Guest 2
(pays taxes only)
|Panorama Balcony Suite||$5169-$6359||FREE|
|Taxes & Fees||$430||$430|
|3 night Lisbon Post-Cruise Extension: add from $725 per person|
|Solo Travelers – No Single Supplement Fee|
New Bookings Only – Full payment is due upon booking
Promotion is subject to change without notice.
Emerald Radiance does not have Bicycles onboard
- 19 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
- Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
- Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting
- Guided tour of Salamanca
- Visit to the Côa Valley Museum
- Guided tour of Lamego & Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary
- Guided tour of Porto
- Portuguese cooking demonstration on board
- Port wine cocktail lesson on board
- Tuna music performance
- Rural dinner and at Quinta da Pacheca
- Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
- Evening cruise through Porto
- Guided active walk through the vineyards
- Kayak experience in Pinhao
- Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
- Guided active walk in Porto
Day 1 Porto (D)
Welcome to Porto, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.
Day 2 Porto – Pinhão (B,L,D)
Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area is celebrated because it builds on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards.
Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.
Portuguese cooking demonstration on board
Day 3 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón (B,L,D)
Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods.
Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings. Or, embark on a kayak excursion along the river, taking in the impressive views from the heart of the Douro Valley.
This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck
Kayak experience in Pinhão
Guided active walk through the vineyards
Visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting
Day 4 Vega de Terrón – Salamanca (B,D)
Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.
Travel to the beautiful golden city for a walking tour, starting with the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells.
Tuna music band
Guided tour of Salamanca
Castelo Rodrigo tour (extra expense)
Day 5 Pocinho – Régua (B,L,D)
This morning, you’ll arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds, enjoying a Port wine cocktail lesson on boards as you sail towards Régua. This evening, a rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Port wine cocktail lesson on board
Rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca
Visit to the Côa Valley Museum
Archaeological tour by 4×4 at the Côa Valley Museum (extra expense)
Day 6 Régua (B,L,D)
Today, on an included excursion, you will visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town
Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
Guided tour of Lamego
Visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)
Day 7 Porto (B,L,D)
Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its export of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take their produce across the water.
Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean. This evening, enjoy a charming evening cruise that will shine a different light on Porto’s skyline.
Evening cruise through Porto
Guided active walk in Porto
Guided tour of Porto
Visit to Quinta da Aveleda (extra expense)
Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)
Day 8 Porto (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests, taking memories of sun-drenched vineyards with you.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.
3 night Lisbon Post Extension Add On
Tour Name: Lisbon Extension (required flights)
Tour Code: LISE
Day 1 Lisbon
Welcome to Lisbon. Lisbon’s beauty has captivated people from around the world for centuries, and your included three-night stay in Lisbon is certain to leave you captivated too.
Day 2 Lisbon (B)
Today, a tour of Lisbon’s centre will offer the perfect introduction to the Portuguese capital, where limestone cobbled streets are peppered with terracotta-roofed houses, all swathed in delightful breezy sea views.
Your tour will include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, an icon of Late Gothic Manueline architecture that can be found gracing Lisbon’s harbour. The shrine-like south entrance is a true delight, with gables, pinnacles and a statue of Henry the Navigator, one of the pioneers of Portugal’s Age of Discovery, a period of time that brought riches to the Portuguese Empire.
A guided tour of Lisbon
Day 3 Lisbon (B)
The heart and soul of Lisbon is yours to discover independently today, as you stroll past gleaming white basilicas and traverse cobblestone streets. Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day of independent exploration.
Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)
Day 4 Lisbon (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and prepare for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the golden city and illustrious vineyards with you.
Flexible Booking Plan
|River Cruising||Yacht Cruising|
- Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
- If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
- Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
- Excludes Russia cruising.
- Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits
Platinum Protection Plan
The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).
Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders may require an ETIAS visa waiver from late 2023 when traveling to the E.U.
United Kingdom passport holders do not require visas (excluding tours that feature Russia and Turkey, where guests are required to obtain a Visa).
Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information regarding visa requirements.
Clients must make their own enquiries regarding safety warnings and government warnings in relation to the destinations they are travelling to. These change quite regularly and can be found through your local government travel advisory. Scenic can accept no responsibility for the actions of terrorism etc in certain locations. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further advice.