Douro Valley


To mark the celebration of Portugal Day 10 June, Emerald Waterways are offering complimentary cases of Portuguese inspired wine to guests, who book the eight-day Secrets of the Douro river cruise on the National Day. Prices start from £1,895 per person (based on 7 November 2020 departure). 

Enjoy the country’s enchanting countryside, visit the terraced vineyards rising from the river banks and marvel at the historic landmarks and the charming townships hidden in the rural hillsides. 

Highlights include a dinner hosted at an extra-special traditional rural wine estate in Régua, a sunset cruise through stunning Porto, and a guided canoeing excursion on the Douro River. Visit the Quinta do Tedo and enjoy a delicious wine tasting, and experience Spain’s golden city, Salamanca on a guided tour, all part of included EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences.

Guests can also choose to extend their holiday with a three-night stay in Portugal’s coastal capital, Lisbon, or a two-night stay in Spain’s sun-kissed capital, Madrid. Both include breakfast daily and one dinner at the hotel, plus a guided city tour giving you the chance to see the famous landmarks and hidden gems of these iconic cities. 

The eight-day cruise departs from Porto, and calls at Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (all Portugal), Salamanca (Spain), Pocinho, and Régua before finally arriving back in Porto (all Portugal) for the flight home. 

Guests can also enjoy unlimited free drinks on board with all balcony suite bookings. Plus, save up to £1,000 per person on Emerald Waterways’ full collection of 2020 European river cruises on bookings made before 30 June 2019.

Prices include return flights, transfers, nights onboard as stated, all tipping and gratuities, food and selected *drinks onboard, shore excursions and exclusive onboard events and experiences. 

Regional departures available include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds – Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich, London Gatwick/Heathrow/Luton/Stansted.