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Portugal River Cruise October 2021

Join Steve and Marianne on this wonderful adventure down the River Douro in Portugal.

We will be sailing on the beautiful MS Douro Elegance departing from Porto, Portugal on October 22nd, 2021 for a 7 day river cruise.

If cruising is an art, then this ship has truly mastered it; constructed with the very latest technology and a strong environmental ethic in mind, while simultaneously retaining a classic, refined elegance reminiscent of cruising from a bygone era, this five-star, fully-air-conditioned river cruiser has been built to fit the unique size limitations of the Douro’s five locks and features all the facilities you would expect in a top-class hotel and more, so your cruise will be as relaxing as possible and your stay on board will be a uniquely memorable one.

Accommodating just 126 guests in the most exquisite of surroundings, the ship’s spectacular design and high specification ensures this vessel feels exceptionally light and airy. The generous ratio of 3:1 guests per crew member ensures a first-class personal service plus the friendly ‘small ship’ feel so beloved by Riviera Travel cruise aficionados, enables the ever-attentive crew to revel in taking care of all those little things – leaving you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy every minute of your sensational river cruise experience.

 

Our cruise commences in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks, now resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic-influenced greenery of the coast you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition! You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

 

Prices start at $2339 per person based on double occupancy.

For more information call Marianne at 703-957-8020