Portugal & The Douro River Cruise

September 4th - September 14th, 2024

Portugal & The Douro River Cruise


An enchanting destination complete with a year-round warm and enjoyable climate, a Portugal river cruise provides ample rest, relaxation, and culture. The sun-drenched banks of the Douro River are a haven for those looking to unwind, and the beauty of the Douro Valley has to be seen to be believed.

River cruising through Portugal unveils the stunning natural wonders of the Iberian Peninsula, with rolling hills playing host to the region’s famed vineyards. You’ll stop to take in the sights and explore rows of bountiful grapevines before sampling the revered Port wine that put the Douro Valley at the centre of the Europe’s wine scene. Peaceful villages dotted around the Douro River add further charm to the landscape, and excursions to Lamego and Porto will immerse you in Portuguese traditions.

There’s so much to witness and experience when you sail on a Portugal river cruise, and you have the freedom to choose how to best spend your time. Whichever way you want to enjoy your break is the right way, so start planning your Portuguese adventure.

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Tour Inclusions:


22 Meals Included


Airfare included if booked by promo date (11/30/23)


All gratuities included for tour director and drivers

Limited Availability

We only have Category A left!

Activity Level

Physical activity rating based on 1 of 3 levels.

Activity Level 3

Level 3

Challenging Physical Activity

This activity level involves slightly more challenging activities that cater to active seniors who are physically fit and enjoy moderate levels of adventure. This level may require more strenuous activities which may include extensive walking tours, high altitudes, early morning departures, late night activities, or extreme temperatures. Please speak with a Warther representative to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use either walkers or wheelchairs.

What You'll Do


Riviera Rooms start at $5,769/person

Vista Rooms start at $6,315/person

Horizon Rooms start at $7,125/person

Download the full brochure for all pricing and options. Brochure can be downloaded by clicking on link underneath “Your Itinerary” below.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal. Round trip group transfer from New Philadelphia to the airport included.

Day 2 - Lisbon, Portugal

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a cruise line representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Lisbon. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an included dinner. (D)

Day 3 - Lisbon

After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. During a panoramic coach tour, see ‘Monument to the Discoveries,’ and Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Jerónimos Monastery and discover the unique architecture and history. Enjoy a free afternoon to shop, dine and experience this cosmopolitan city on your own. (B)

Day 4 - Fatima, Coimbra, Porto

Depart Lisbon by coach and journey to the ship in Porto. Enroute, visit Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important Catholic pilgrimage site. The city’s fame originates from the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children in the
nearby fields. Continue to Coimbra and its famous university before arriving in Porto to embark the MS Emerald Radiance, home for the next seven nights. (B,D)

Day 5 - Porto, Pinhao

Today is a day of sailing through the twists and turns of the Douro Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by quaint villages, sun-drenched vineyards and small farms. Later today, arrive in the village of Pinhão, perfectly situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides that produce some of the world’s best Port wine. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Pinhao, Vega de Terron

Begin the day with a visit to the beautiful 18th-century estate of Quinta do Tedo Vineyard with spectacular views of the Douro Valley. Learn about wine production, its importance to the culture and economy, and enjoy a tasting of the local vintage. This afternoon, the ship sails for Vega de Terrón, gateway to Spain. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Salamanca, Spain

Today’s excursion takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca, Spain. During the guided walking tour, see amazingly detailed and intricately carved buildings of the university and the House of Shells. Regal splendor abounds in the Plaza Mayor, the heartbeat of the city. Visit the market and taste the local products including cheese, olives and bread. You’ll have free time for lunch and to explore independently before returning to the ship in Portugal. (B,D)

Day 8 - Pocinho, Regua

Arrive in Pocinho and disembark for a morning tour to the Côa Valley Museum. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, the museum’s concrete structure houses prehistoric stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro which were uncovered during construction of a nearby dam project. Return to the ship for lunch and relax on deck as the ship sails through idyllic surroundings on the way to Régua. This evening, enjoy an off ship dinner at a traditional vineyard estate. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Regua, Lamego

From Régua, journey to the marvelous baroque village of Lamego, home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies – one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. Visit the Sanctuary perched atop the hill, with its iconic 686-step granite staircase, decorated with the traditional Portuguese blue and white ‘azulejos’ tiles. During a guided walk through the village, learn about the importance of wine production to the local area. Return to the ship in Régua after the excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Porto

Having traversed the Douro River, the ship returns to Porto – a city with an eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. An included tour highlights the sights from its scenic beauty to the historic landmarks of the Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Porto. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Porto, USA

This morning, disembark the MS Emerald Radiance and bid a fond farewell to Portugal, filled with memories of this remarkable cruise along the ‘River of Gold. (B)

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Portugal & The Douro River Cruise

September 4th - September 14th, 2024

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