Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley
Our new eight-day riverboat cruise on Portugal’s Douro River offers an authentic taste of life and world-class wines in a region steeped in winemaking for over 2,000 years. Explore the colorful city of Porto, an enticing labyrinth of winding streets, baroque churches and blue-tiled houses, where port wine is made and stored. Board ms Andorinha and trace the wine to its source, the quintas and picture-postcard villages of the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site… discover terraced vineyards and enjoy tours, tastings, wine pairings, and a lesson in port cocktail-making… tour baroque Mateus Palace… and immerse yourself in local history and culture, the prehistoric art of Foz Côa, the views from hilltop Castelo Rodrigo and more…
ONLY WITH TAUCK
- Private dinner with wine pairings at Quinta do Poral, a Douro Valley wine estate
- Port wine cocktail-making workshop
Cruise prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All riverboat accommodations, motor coach transportation, port charges, land excursions, admissions, entertainment, special dinners, beverages while on the riverboat (including unlimited soft drinks, regional wine, beer and premium spirits), sightseeing, porterage, and the services of the Tauck Directors, the Tauck Cruise Director, hotel and ship staff, and local guides and drivers are included. Transportation from Porto International Airport to the riverboat is included provided you have furnished us with accurate flight arrival information at least three weeks prior to the start of your tour. Transportation from the riverboat to Porto International Airport is also included when you disembark the riverboat. Transportation to and from airports and train stations may be shared with other Tauck guests.
Rates and schedules are not guaranteed until booked and will vary based on departure date.