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Douro River

Toast the beautiful wine-growing region of Portugal on a Douro River cruise. Itineraries usually start in Lisbon, where guests spend one or more nights in the city and visit such landmarks as the stately Monastery of San Jeronimo and the ornate, waterfront Belem Tower.

Then, head up to Porto on the mouth of the river at the Atlantic Ocean, and sail through the northern part of the country, past vineyards, old farmhouses and rolling terrain.

In Porto, guests spend time in the medieval city center, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip sweet port wine -- and learn how it's made -- at the wine academy at Pinhao, the center of port wine production. Explore a 14th-century monastery at Alpendurada, and stroll the gardens of Mateus Palace, located near Regua. You'll also cross the border with Spain and spend a day in Salamanca, a spectacular Renaissance city and home to one of the world's oldest universities.

Cruising is a particularly good value, because your stateroom, onboard meals and sightseeing are included in the rate that you pay up front. Tour directors are with you the entire way taking care of everyday details, while experienced local guides share a wealth of knowledge about each stop.

Limited-Time Offers on Douro River Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save up to $2,950 per couple on 2022 river cruises. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $0 per couple off cruises. Plus, receive up to an additional $650 per couple discount. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2023 river cruises. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly from $395 per person from select gateways or save up to $0 per couple on select departures. Plus, receive up to an additional $650 per couple discount. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Get special reduced rates offering savings of up to $3,000 per couple in certain cabin categories. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive a free drinks package . Expires January 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways on Viking sailings, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off the cruise price. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off select 2023 river cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $500 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • Viking: First-time Viking guests receive a $400 per couple shipboard credit. This is combinable with other offers. Expires January 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive $100 to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Tauck: Receive a free onboard credit of up to 300 euros on river cruises in select cabin categories . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.