Secrets of the Douro

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 02 May 2020
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship
  • Ship Emerald Radiance
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1422618‍
  • Voyage code ‍EPDC‍

Your Itinerary

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship Sat 02 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Upon arrival transfer to your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship for your Seven night cruise.

This evening you will enjoy a welcome reception and dinner (D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: Sunset cruise for Porto

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal Sun 03 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Today, enjoy a full day sailing the turns and twists of the Douro Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages and typical communities working vineyards and small farms. Later, arrive in the village of Pinhão which is surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight, your captain will host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga lesson on board

★ EmeraldPLUS: Cooking demonstration on board

Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhao, Portugal Sun 03 May 2020

Pinhao, Portugal
Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhao, Portugal Mon 04 May 2020

Pinhao, Portugal

Begin your day with a visit to a beautiful Quinta vineyard in the Douro Valley. Alternatively, join the EmeraldACTIVE walk through the vineyards. Later, sail to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided walk through vineyards

★ EmeraldPLUS: Cocktail lesson on board

Vega Terron, Portugal Mon 04 May 2020

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

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca, Spain Tue 05 May 2020

Salamanca, Spain

Enjoy a guided walking tour, passing through grand squares and medieval structures. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. Enjoy free time to explore (B,D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment

Pocinho, Portugal Wed 06 May 2020

This morning, arrive in Pocinho and either visit the Côa Valley Museum or take part in a canoeing experience (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided canoeing experience OR Yoga lesson on board

★ EmeraldPLUS: This evening, your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Régua area

Regua, Portugal Thu 07 May 2020

Today you will have a choice to visit the marvellous baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary where history stands still (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Walking up the stairs of the Sanctuary OR Yoga lesson on board ★ EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lessons on board

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal Fri 08 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Enjoy your city tour passing numerous landmarks of this beautiful city (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walking tour

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal - Disembark the ship Sat 09 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight to London

(regional flights may be available on request) (B)

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

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Emerald Stateroom

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All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Panorama Balcony Suite

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The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in. Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Grand Balcony Suite

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Grand Balcony Suite

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Panorama Balcony Suite

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The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in. Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Riverview Suite

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Riverview Suites are located at the back of our Emerald Radiance Ship, allowing them to boast floor-to-ceiling window and our innovative indoor balcony system for endless views at any time of day. Althought the layout and size (300ft2) of a Riverview Suite is unique, you will enjoy many of the fantastic inclusions featured in our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite.

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Owner's One Bedroom Suite

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Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too. Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in wardrobe | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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The Ship - Emerald Radiance

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.

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