River cruises on the Douro
The scent of oregano and thyme fills the air, a glass of the best red wine standing before you; the sun is lighting up the picturesque river landscape: excellent relaxation time and a fascinating and multifaceted nature are waiting for you on a river cruise through the stunningly beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal. The steep rock faces of the Douro, the dense forests and rushing waterfalls in the Peneda-Geres and Alvão are an uplifting sight on your cruise. Wolves and wild horses are here at home and substantiate the authenticity of this landscape: a unique attraction of southern Europe, which you can experience on this Douro cruise. But also the centuries-old wine culture on the Douro, whose origins lie in Spain and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, provides a unique atmosphere of this river cruise, as well as the characteristics of the landscape, which is considered one of the most spectacular wine regions of the world, awarded by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Terraced vineyards made of granite rocks, which are rich in vines and give an excellent port wine, offer an inspiring sight from the deck, inviting guests to a wine tasting at a vineyard estate ashore. This cruise on the river Douro offers a wonderful opportunity, to get to know Portugal and its culture in a very personal way. Discover the enchanting Douro on this dream trip: along the river on typical Rabelo boats, the National Park of the Douro, excursions through the cities Pinhão, Regua, the Mateus Palace in Vila Real, with its beautiful gardens and the elegant mansion and, of course, Porto with its cathedral and historical downtown. Experience a cruise for all the senses on board of your Douro cruise ship and take a wonderful traveling experience home with you.