• Discover some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities : Porto, Braga, Guimarães
  • Enjoy the cruise through Douro River.
  • Explore Solar de Mateus in Vila Real, a magnificent 16th century manor house.

Discover some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities: Porto, Vila Real, Lamego, Guimarães and Braga and enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board. 

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Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Douro River
Ship Name
  • MS Vasco de Gama

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CroisiEurope, one of Europe’s largest river cruise lines yet little-known in the U.S., is French-owned with French as its primary onboard language, though English is widely spoken by the crew. It’s a “no superfluous frills” line, yet with high standards of cuisine and comfort. This cruise starts at under $150 per day per person and includes beverages in the price, though not shore excursions. Sailing from the hillside city of Porto in northern Portugal to the Spanish border and back, this scenic Douro Valley cruise presents plenty of opportunities to taste and learn about the Porto region’s celebrated wines

Pleasant Portugal – Porto and the Douro Valley

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Day 1: Porto

Welcome on board in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Excursion to explore Porto by night.

Day 2: Porto - Regua

Full board on board. Cruise to Régua through the Douro valley which will enchant you with its wooded landscapes and picturesque banks. Arrival in Régua. Guided tour of Lamego and the Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios sanctuary. Dancing evening on board.

Day 3: Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antigo

Full board on board. Excursion to explore Solar de Mateus in Vila Real, a magnificent 16th century manor house with is beautiful French gardens, owned by a family of the Portuguese aristocracy. Visit of the manor (exterior only) and the French gardens. In the afternoon, cruise to Porto Antigo, through the heart of the famous Porto vineyards planted in terraces on the magnificent rolling hills. Evening of entertainment. Overnight.

Day 4: Porto Antigo - Porto

Full board on board. Morning spend sailing through the charming Douro River to Porto. Arrival and tour of the city, the second largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Free evening.

Day 5: Porto - Guimaraes - Braga - Porto

Full board on board. Free morning in Porto. In the afternoon, excursion to Guimarães, a historic town which has preserved monuments dating back to medieval times, and Braga, also known as the “Rome of Portugal”. Gala evening. Evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 6: Porto

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark in the morning. End of our services.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 1,447

Price Per Day:

$ 241 per day
  • Child discount (2-9 years of age): - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin: - 30%
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Ship Name

MS Vasco de Gama

Ship Stats
  • Built: 2002 - refurbished in 2009
  • Length: 75 m long
  • Width: 11.40 m wide
  • Cabins: 71 cabins
  • Passengers: 142 passengers
  • Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - gift shop - lift. Central heating, 220V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, radiophone, wifi on board.
Ship Description

MS Vasco de Gama sails on the Douro (Portugal).

Deck & Cabin Plans


Trip Includes
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees.
Trip Excludes
  • Drinks on the wine list
  • Champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Personal expenses
Optional Activities

Guided tour of Braga and Guimaraes

Departure by coach for Guimaraes and Braga. You will start by visiting Guimaraes on foot. You will get the chance to discover the "cradle of...

Guided tour of Lamego

You will leave Regua by coach for a guided tour of Lamego by coach and on foot. During this excursion, you will discover the Nossa Senhora dos...

Porto by night

A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, conserved districts of this city...

Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

During a guided tour of the city you will discover the Stock Exchange Building and the Sao Francisco Church. Visit of a wine cellar with a Porto...

Vila Real and Casa de Mateus

You will set out for Vila Real by coach, a pleasant little town set among the vineyards. You will tour this town and continue towards Mateus, a...

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
End City
Cancellation Policy:

Should the customer cancel, the refund of amounts paid will be made after deduction of the amounts (cancellation costs) stipulated in the contract. If canceled made by the customer, the refund of amounts paid will be made deducting the cancellations fees per person specified in the contract, according to the cancellation date from the departure date, and costs that are non-refundable insurance fees, booking fees, visa fees and any other cancellation fees charged by our suppliers.

If one of the passengers in a double room or cabin cancels his booking, the remaining passenger shall pay the single cabin supplement. All cancellations must be sent to us by written (email or mail).

IMPORTANT: All all-in prices including air transport are subject to the general and special terms and conditions of cancellation of the designated airline companies. In the event of cancellation of one or more passengers, the following terms and conditions of cancellation shall be applied

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