Sku: 99440

Discover all of the secrets and mysteries of the Douro Region on this remarkable cruise. Soak in the rich atmosphere of this amazing region. Enjoy 8 differnt European destinations and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Start and end in Porto! With the River Cruise tour Secrets of the Douro (8 destinations), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Porto, Portugal and 6 other destinations in Europe. Secrets of the Douro (8 destinations) includes meals, transport and more.

Additional Information:

Tour Operator: Evergreen Tours
Ship capacity: 182
Age range: 12 to 99
Operated in: English
Tour id: 99440


Day 1: Porto

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

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.EmeraldPLUSPortuguese cooking demonstration on board

Day 3: Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

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 DeckEmeraldACTIVEKayak experience in PinhãoEmeraldACTIVEGuided active walk through the vineyards included ExcursionVisit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting

Day 4: Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter has 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.EmeraldPLUSTuna music band included ExcursionGuided tour of SalamancaDiscoverMORECastelo Rodrigo tour (extra expense)

Day 5: Pocinho – Régua

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 surroundings, 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.EmeraldPLUSPort wine cocktail lesson on board EmeraldPLUSRural dinner at Quinta da PachecaIncluded ExcursionVisit to the Côa Valley MuseumDiscoverMOREArchaeological tour by 4×4 at the Côa Valley Museum (extra expense)

Day 6: Régua

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 townEmeraldPLUSMosaic tile painting lesson on boardEmeraldACTIVEWalk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of RemediesIncluded ExcursionGuided tour of LamegoDiscoverMOREVisit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)

Day 7: Porto

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 products 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.EmeraldPLUSEvening cruise through PortoEmeraldACTIVEGuided active walk-in PortoIncluded ExcursionGuided tour of PortoDiscoverMOREVisit to Quinta da Aveleda (extra expense)DiscoverMOREGuided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)

Day 8: Porto

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.


  • Cruise the Douro Valley and taste the delicious Port wine
  • Visit the remarkable Lamego and sail to Vega de Terron
  • Step back in time and explore the wonderful Salamanca
  • Explore Regua and learn about wine making in the region
  • Soak up the amazing atmosphere of the eclectic Porto



7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Additional Services

Airport transfers to and from the ship

The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director

Port taxes and charges

All tipping and gratuities

Included Excursions

Visit to Quinta in the heart of Douro Valley

Tour of Salamanca

Excursion to Côa Valley Museum

Tour of Baroque Village of Lamego & Sanctuary

City tour of Porto


Guided Walk through Vineyards

Yoga Lesson on Board

Canoeing in Pocinho

Active Walk up the steps of Sanctuary in Lamego

Guided Active Walking Tour in Porto

*** Please note some tours may require min participation levels to operate and some shore excursions could be withdrawn at any time.


Airport transfers outside Australia are included


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