Portugal’s River of Gold

26 August - 2 September 2018


7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Portugal


7 Ports

26-27 August

Setting sail from Porto

Blessed with a dramatic setting on the steep banks of the river Douro, Portugal's second city is currently enjoying something of a renaissance. Porto is best known as the home of the country's most famous export, port wine, but there's a lot more to this characterful city than getting sloshed; the crumbling historic centre, Ribeira, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's a fascinating district to wander around. Porto also serves as the gateway to the spectacular Douro valley, a landscape of verdant vineyards where the city's famous wine is produced.

Don't miss

Walking over the Luís I Bridge for beautiful views over the city and river, and if the steep approach looks a bit much there’s a cable car to help on the South Bank.

28 August

Portugal: Régua

29 August

Portugal: Barca d’Alva

30 August

Spain: Salamanca

31 August

Portugal: Pinhão

1 September

Portugal: Régua

2 September

Arriving in Porto

Our tip

There are a number of port producers that offer tours and tastings, and we can highly recommend Graham’s.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Douro ship in Porto
Viking Douro ship - Veranda stateroom
Viking Douro ship - Restaurant

Custom built to sail Portugal’s beautiful Douro River, Viking’s Douro Ships offer the same high standards as their Longships, with state-of-the-art engineering and streamlined Scandinavian interiors.

What we love

With an elegant yet intimate design, the atmosphere on board is delightfully relaxed yet with a touch of refinement. The Restaurant, where all meals are served, has panoramic windows, as does the lounge which is really the heart of the ship. On the sundeck there is a shaded sitting area, al fresco dining areas, swimming pool, putting green and even an organic herb garden.

Capacity 106 Guests
Crew 36 Staff
Style Understated, elegant on board environment where you can relax after an enriching day of shore excursions.
  • All meals with wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • In-room internet
Length 262 feet
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Intercontinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas

Where to stay in Porto

In the heart of the city the excellent InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas overlooks the Avenida dos Aliados and is a short walk from Bolhão Market, Ribeira District and the Clérigos Church.

Peneda Geres National Park

See more of Portugal

For a taste of wild Portugal, set forth to Peneda Geres National Park.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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