7-Night Portugal and Douro River for Wine Lovers River Cruise – Avalon Waterways, June 12, 2024

By Suzanne Klasen

Explore the Dreamy Douro River and Discover Why its Name Translates to ‘River of Gold’

Join Suzanne and Steve of CruiseOne Show Low on this hosted Douro River cruise.  Savor the spectacular panoramas of Portugal’s Douro River. Here, vineyards cling to steep slopes along the river where 2,000-year-old traditions of winemaking are cherished in the charming villages in one of Europe’s oldest countries.

Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its name by revealing priceless gems along sloping vineyards and sleepy villages where rugged landscapes have been tamed for centuries to produce a bounty of wines and cuisine. Welcome aboard the newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships® – the Avalon AlegriaSM to be swept away by Douro’s timeless treasures and traditions, family farms and fevered Fado music, and mouth-watering culinary creations in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region.

Vida Portugal: Vineyards and Villages along the Douro

7 Night Douro River Cruise
Roundtrip Porto, Lisbon
Avalon Alegria
June 12, 2024

Places We Visit:

  • Porto, Portugal
  • Entre Os Rios, Portugal
  • Porto Antigua, Portugal
  • Peso da Régua, Portugal
  • Pinhao, Portugal
  • Pocinho, Portugal
  • Barca d’Alva, Portugal
  • Caldas de Aregos, Portugal

Your river cruise fare includes many wonderful Classic, Discovery and Active shore excursions.  This includes opportunities to experience the scenery, history, architecture and wines of the Douro Valley.  We will have more details on the available excursions during our Zoom.  Also included is a daily happy hour on our ship.

Pre-Cruise Option:

Before sailing, begin your vacation your way with a three-night stay in beautiful Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

On the first day, you are free to explore Lisbon on your own. 

On the second day, enjoy guided sightseeing with a local guide to see the city highlights, including Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. 

On the third day, join an excursion to the magnificent National Palace of Mafra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex, which includes the Royal Palace, basilica, and convent, is the most important monument to Baroque architecture in Portugal. 

On the fourth day, stop in Coimbra for a city sightseeing tour before reaching Porto where you will board your Avalon Suite Ship® to start a delightful river cruise across Portugal!

This Lisbon, Portugal Discovery pre-cruise extension is $899 per person. 

Suzanne and Steve Klasen of CruiseOne Show Low, AZ will be doing the pre-cruise extension and enjoying 3 wonderful days in Lisbon.  We hope you can join us!

Join Us!

You can find out more about this spectacular Avalon Waterways river cruise on our cruise information page or at our group page. We would love to have you join our fun loving group and explore Portugal’s dazzling Douro River.

Suzanne Klasen

Suzanne Klasen is the Owner / Travel Advisor of CruiseOne Suzanne Klasen. We have combined our love of cruising with computer skills to bring you a very informative and entertaining site that follows my cruising travels and thoughts. I hope that you will let me help plan your next vacation.

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