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Secrets of the Douro

From £2,089pp

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Gratuities Included*

Shore Excursions Included*

Free Wifi*

Free €100 On Board Spend*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 18 Jul 2020
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship
  • Ship Emerald Radiance
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1422630‍
  • Voyage code ‍EPDC180720.1‍

Your Itinerary

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

Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship Sat 18 Jul 2020

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

Upon arrival, embark your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Tonight, your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead (D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: Cruising through Porto enchanting waters

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

Porto, Portugal Sun 19 Jul 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 a welcome dinner and cocktail reception (B,L,D)

Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhão, Portugal – Vega de Terrón, Spain Mon 20 Jul 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: Port wine cocktail lesson on board

★ EmeraldPLUS: Cooking demonstration on board

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca, Spain Tue 21 Jul 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

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Salamanca

Pocinho – Régua, Portugal Wed 22 Jul 2020

This morning, arrive in Pocinho and either visit the Côa Valley Museum or take part in a canoeing experience. The Côa Valley Museum is a concrete structure that details pre-historic stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro, which were uncovered during the construction of the nearby dam (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided canoeing experience

★ EmeraldPLUS: Produce tasting on board

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

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to the Côa Valley Museum

Régua, Portugal Thu 23 Jul 2020

Today you will have the chance to visit the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary where history stands still (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

★ EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lessons on board

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lamego

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

Porto, Portugal Fri 24 Jul 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

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Porto

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

Porto, Portugal - Disembark the ship Sat 25 Jul 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 *

  • Deluxe river cruising on board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship including:
  • Free €100 on board spend for all bookings - Please hurry - ends 8:30pm 25th January 2020
  • 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
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 23rd January 2020 and receive a case of Six Fine Wines
  • ROL Cruise will donate £10 per booking to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for those experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity

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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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* Terms & Conditions

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Terms and conditions: Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner. Savings is based on two adults sharing. On board spend is per suite. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Use of the Wellness area may incur an additional charge. €100 on board spend ends 8:30pm 25th January 2020. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8.30pm 23rd January 2020. 

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