11 Day Vineyards & Villages Along the Douro with 3 Nights in Lisbon

Departure Date
September 22, 2024
Multiple Dates Available
Avalon Waterways

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Explore the dreamy Douro River and discover why its name translates to ‘River of Gold’ as you sail on its gleaming waters through Portugal’s breathtaking panoramic beauty. Marvel at the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, cozy towns, and charming villages while sailing through some of the most spectacular views of Portugal. Before sailing, begin your vacation your way with a three-night stay in beautiful Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Enjoy guided sightseeing to see the city highlights, including Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Join an excursion to magnificent Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Stop in Coimbra for a city sightseeing tour before reaching Porto where you will board your Avalon Suite Ship® to start a delightful river cruise across Portugal!


Your Cruise

  • 8 Day River Cruise
  • Taxes

CruisePlus Bonus

  • $250 per person deposit
  • Travel Credit - Ask us for details!
  • Prepaid Gratuities

Avalon Booking Bonus

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Lisbon
  • Excursions and sightseeing - your choice of Classic, Active, or Discovery
  • Flexible dining options from an elegant four-course dinner to a more casual culinary setting
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • Guided sightseeing by local, English-speaking guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • And more!

More information

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Cruise & Hotel
Panorama Suite 8151pp
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD. Additional terms & conditions apply.
Highlights & Sightseeing

Belem Tower

The unique four-story Belem Tower fortress sits directly on the banks of the Tagus, and was built in the 16th century to defend the harbor. Originally a lighthouse, it was also used as a prison.


Ribeira is Porto’s biggest heart-stealer. Its UNESO World Heritage maze of medieval alleys zigzag down to the Douro River. A picturesque piazza where tourist and locals mingle, with taverns, restaurants, shops and the perfect place to see the iconic Luis I Bridge.

Castello Brown

A historic house museum located high above the harbour of Portofino, Italy. Its site has been used for military defence since Roman times. Enjoy the stunning views!

Dom Luis I Bridge

The Dom Luís I Bridge, or Luís I Bridge, is a double-deck metal arch bridge that spans the River Douro between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At its construction, its 172 metres span was the longest of its type in the world.


Day 1 Lisbon:

Welcome to Lisbon

Day 2 Lisbon:

Guided sightseeing, see Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries

Day 3 Lisbon:

Excursion to Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Day 4 Lisbon-Coimbra-Porto (Embarkation):

Guided sightseeing of Coimbra; transfer to Porto; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Entre Os Rios. Excursion to Braga and Guimarães:

Choice of guided sightseeing in Braga and Guimarães, or Romanesque tour

Day 6 Peso da Régua:

Choice of guided sightseeing Peso da Régua and Lamego or farm visit with tasting

Day 7 Pocinho:

Choice of guided sightseeing in Freixo de Numão or guided sightseeing in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Day 8 Barca d’Alva. Excursion to Salamanca:

Choice of guided sightseeing in Salamanca or guided sightseeing in Freixo de Espada à Cinta

Day 9 Caldas de Aregos. Excursion to Amarante:

Onboard tile painting workshop; guided sightseeing in Amarante

Day 10 Porto:

Guided sightseeing or guided bike ride from Porto to the sea

Day 11 Porto (Disembarkation):

Your vacation ends this morning

Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.
Travel Insurance
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However, no representation or description of the protection made by CruisePlus Management Ltd to you, constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the protection. We (CruisePlus) are not an insurance company and we do not have the responsibility for ensuring adherence to the insurance terms & conditions, submission, payment or adjustment of claims.

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Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

Hotel inventory is capacity controlled, and this offer may be pulled at any time without notice; Future Cruise Credits may not be combinable or be only partially combinable with advertised promotion; cruise line insurance may not be available to purchase on advertised offer.

Please note, this website may not reflect changes to offers in real time. Therefore, it is important you contact us in order to receive to a quote.

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Offer Last Updated: Jan 26, 2023