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Secrets of the Douro

Cruise Code: 1226195 / Voyage Code: EPDL101118.2

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Gratuities are included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions and guided tours almost everyday with personal headset
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Emerald ACTIVE programme with guided bicycle and walking tours
  • At least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience offering greater insight into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the given destination
  • Return economy flights from a selection of airports
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


This 8-day roundtrip sailing from Porto introduces some of the region’s most inspiring destinations, including Régua, Pocinho and Vega de Terrón, and includes a visit to the exquisite Spanish city of Salamanca. The Douro cuts a unhurried course through Portugal’s fertile and mountainous north, stretching from Spain’s Soria Province to the illustrious second city of Porto on the wild Atlantic coast. Enveloped for much of its passage by terraced slopes strewn with grapevines, the Douro is one of the most fruitful wine regions of the Iberian Peninsula, renowned for its legendary port wines and cosy, authentic quintas. Your journey on this rousing waterway begins and ends in Porto, one of Portugal’s oldest and most beautiful cities, and sees you travel upstream through the twists and turns of the World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, calling at charming destinations like Pinhao, Vega de Terrón and Pocinho. The 8-day itinerary also includes a visit to the extraordinary city of Salamanca in neighbouring Spain, where you can marvel at such architectural wonders as the University of Salamanca, La Plaza Mayor and the Casa de las Conchas.

Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Radiance

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    Emerald Radiance

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  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 1

    Porto, Portugal

    10 Nov 2018

    The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

    Destination guide
  • Day 2


    Pinhao, Portugal

    11 Nov 2018

  • Day 3


    Vega Terron, Portugal

    12 Nov 2018

    The small town of Vega de Terron, close to the border with Spain Destination guide

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    13 Nov 2018

  • Pocinho, Portugal

    Day 5

    Pocinho, Portugal

    14 Nov 2018

    The northern village of Pocinho is the end point of a stunning Linha do Douro train ride through the Douro Valley

    Destination guide
  • Regua, Portugal

    Day 6

    Regua, Portugal

    15 Nov 2018

    Close to a nature reserve is Peso de Régua, a riverside town which monopolised the port wine industry in the 1800s

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 7-8

    Porto, Portugal

    16 Nov 2018 to 17 Nov 2018

    The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

    Destination guide

The Ship


New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard-strewn panoramas. Emerald Radiance boasts extensive, exceptional open-air public spaces – so guests can enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck or take a plunge in the open-air pool. The Emerald Radiance will explore Portugal’s Douro region, navigating the eponymous river Douro. Dissecting some of Europe’s most beautiful vineyards and wine-producing villages, the river Douro evocatively stretches through beautiful backdrops on either bank. Fittingly, the bespoke Emerald Radiance has been lovingly designed and built to complement the jaw-dropping scenery unfolding before the ship’s bow.

Emerald Radiance


Launched: January 2017 | Occupancy: 112 passengers

Length: 292 ft (89.00 m)

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