Sku: 236596

Experience the magnificent river cruise on the Douro River. The Douro Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the most beautiful canyons in the world containing gorgeous, terraced vineyards that can only be truly admired from the river. From the comfort of your river cruise, enjoy magnificent views of rocky landscapes and a region of fine wine production.

Start and end in Porto! With the River Cruise tour Picturesque Douro Solo Tour, you have an 8 days tour package taking you through Porto, Portugal and 5 other destinations in Portugal. Picturesque Douro Solo Tour includes accommodation, an expert guide, and meals.

Additional Information:

Tour Operator: Indus Travels
Ship capacity: 22
Age range: 5 to 90
Operated in: English
Tour id: 236596


Start your cruise with the UNESCO world heritage town of Porto, the birthplace of Port Wine. Next visit the sleepy town of Pinhao, situated at the scenic confluence of the Douro and Pinhao Rivers, it is known for its terraced vineyards. You’ll have the chance to explore Vila Real, a city rich in heritage and tradition. Sail to the quaint little villages of Barca D’ Alva and Pocinho on the northern Spanish border where you will have an opportunity to visit the 16th Century Castelo Rodrigo, one of the historical parishes of Portugal. A short excursion gives you an opportunity to visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego, with its impressive Cathedral and ‘stairway to heaven”. The cruise ends with the sail back to Porto.


Upon arrival at Porto airport, transfer to the pier on your own. Check-in begins at 17:00hrs. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception with the captain and crew.

Overnight on board 

Start point
Porto, Porto, Portugal


Spend the morning on board the cruise enjoying onboard entertainment facilities. Perhaps you can join us for a guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest European centres, it is also known as the birthplace of port wine. It is a charming riverside community with a historic centre that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can admire beautiful bridges, baroque cathedrals, and romantic architecture that lines its narrow, cobblestone streets.

Overnight on board


Your journey continues to Pinhao, a quaint little town surrounded by terraced hillsides that produce some of the best port wines, it is located on a particularly lovely bend of Douro. The sleepy little town holds little interest except for its delightful railway station which is beautifully decorated with hand-painted tiles. Perhaps enjoy a city tour of Pinhao or choose to take an excursion to Vila Real and the most beautiful Palace of Mateus.

Overnight on board


This morning sail to towards Barca D’ Alva, quaint Portuguese river port near the Spanish border. This tranquil town is shadowed by mountains and surrounded by miles of gorgeous countryside filled with vineyards and orchards. Known for being one of the most typical localities in Portugal, it is a region of unique landscapes and is dominated by scores of Almond trees, which when blossom, gives a typical white and pink hue to the village. This tiny port is your gateway to the Quinta do Seixo, a historic port wine–making facility typical of the Douro region.

Overnight on board


Absorb the scenic surroundings of Barca D’ Alva or just enjoy the onboard entertainment facilities. Perhaps you can take a same day excursion to the Spanish University town of Salamanca or take a walk through the village to explore its hidden charms. Early evening sail towards Pocinho, a quaint little village in North of Portugal. Perhaps you can chose to take a walk through the beautiful valley, visit Coa Valley Museum or see the impressive site of Pocinho Dam.

Overnight on board


Experience the on-board entertainment and recreation facilities or just admire the beautiful coastline of Douro, as you sail to Regua, a town of ornamental carvings and tiled walls. It is the region’s largest riverside town which grew into a major port-wine production region which thrives since the 18th century. It is also the place where the world’s first-ever demarcated region for wine production was set up. A base to explore the scenic vineyards, the town itself gives you many vantage points for jaw dropping views of Douro Valley. Relax on board the ship, perhaps you can take an excursion to tour to the city of Lamego. 

Overnight on board

Day 7: REGUA – PORTO (B/L/D)

Your magical journey along the river Douro continues with your return towards Porto. Enjoy the breathtaking views along the river and get lost in these beautiful valleys, green areas, and extensive vineyards. Arrive late in the afternoon at Porto. Perhaps you can go out to explore the city of Porto on your own or can remain onboard to enjoy the onboard facilities.

Overnight on board. 

Day 8: PORTO – USA/CANADA (B/-/-)

After you have enjoyed breakfast on board, you will disembark the river cruise in Porto at 9:00am. You will then make your own way to the airport for your flight back home. 

End point
Porto, Porto, Portugal



07 nights accommodation on Double sharing basis on a listed Superior vessel 

Cruise Ship Name: MS Douro Serenity


Services of an experienced and multilingual Cruise Manager and local tour guides


Full board meal plan while on board cruise

Not Included:


International Flights not included


Travel Insurance



Upgrade to Main Deck (HD)

Price per person in Single room:USD349 per person

Upgrade to Middle Deck Aft (MX)

Price per person in Single room:USD849 per person

Upgrade to Middle Deck Lowerable Panoramic Front (MD)

Price per person in Single room:USD1199 per person

Upgrade to Upper Deck Lowerable Panoramic Front (OD)

Price per person in Single room:USD1699 per person

Upgrade to Deluxe Upper Deck Lowerable Panoramic Front (OL)

Price per person in Single room:USD2499 per person

Upgrade to Junior Suite Upper Deck with Balcony (JS)

Price per person in twin sharing:USD 3799 per person

Arrival or Departure Transfers 

Transfer from Porto Airport to Pier and vice versaUSD 295 per way

All-Inclusive Restaurant and Bar Drink Package: USD 260 per person

From 9:00 until Midnight (Open Bar) 

•House wine (white, rosé and red) 

•Sparkling wine 

•Draft and bottled beer, non-alcoholic beer 

•Cocktails and Long drinks 

•Mineral Water, soft drinks, juices 

•Bottled water for your cabin and excursions 

•Specialty coffees (non-alcoholic) 

•Hot chocolate and tea

The services can only be booked for the duration of the cruise and for all persons accommodated in the cabin. Minibar is not included and all drinks that are not listed above, are posted to your onboard account

Additional Services

Items of personal nature, tips and gratuities

Optional excursions

Travel insurance

Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier

Visa fees if applicable

Items not mentioned as being included


Arrival and departure transfers


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