Vida Portugal

Panoramic view from a hill in Porto showcasing the city's vibrant and distinct color palette - Vida Portugal - Avalon Waterways

This tour has multiple departures

Vineyards & Villages along the Douro River Cruise, 8 Days of Vida Portugal with Avalon Waterways

The Douro River carries you like a blue ribbon through the green Douro Valley. Meaning “River of Gold,” it reveals priceless gems along vineyards and sleepy villages. At the same time, rugged landscapes have produced a bounty of wines and cuisine for centuries.

Welcome aboard the newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships® – the Avalon AlegriaSM to be swept away by Douro’s timeless treasures and traditions, family farms and fevered Fado music, and mouth-watering culinary creations in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region of Vida Portugal.

Engage in Avalon’s Classic, Active, and Discovery experiences, a few activities to choose from:

  • Take a guided tour to Braga and Guimarães or explore ancient architecture.
  • Enjoy a guided tour in the charming towns of Peso da Régua and Lamego, where historical sights are mixed with delicious tastings, or meet the owner of one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley to sample the proud traditions of olive oil and wine.
  • A guided tour of Freixo de Numão, where vineyards and granite houses dot the river shores.
  • Consider a fascinating guided tour to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, home of the remarkable Côa Valley Palaeolithic discoveries.
  • Visit Freixo de Espada à Cinta, a cozy village with narrow streets, flowered houses, and grand Gothic Manueline windows.
  • Choose a full-day experience in Spain with a guided sightseeing excursion to Salamanca.
  • Immerse yourself in an emotionally stirring experience in Portugal’s city of Amarante.

These and countless other treasures await you on the River of Gold in Portugal’s dazzling Douro Valley.

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