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Why are Douro Valley River Cruises so Popular this Year?

Douro valley river cruises seem to be on everyone’s bucket list for 2018 and 2019.  This Northern Portugal river cruise is being asked for more and more.  (The odd enquirer doesn’t even really care where it is, the Douro valley just sounds good!)  The weather promises to be good in the summer in the Douro […]


See the highlights on the Douro River

The Douro River passes through Spain and Portugal and might be an overlooked choice for a European river cruise, but it is an appealing place for tourists as it makes its way through one of the world’s oldest wine regions and passes by four World Heritage sites.  


Review of the MS Douro Elegance

The Douro river has been the new kid on the block for a couple of years now. Every year new ships are being built to try and meet the demand for cruises during April to November. Riviera Travel have been using the Douro Spirit, a ship which was originally built for Uniworld. So successful they […]


There’s more to the Douro Valley than just Port!

Sweet and fruity, rich and full of flavour, Port wine is powerful and strong. After all it does have an alcohol content of between 18 and 22%. Yet we were surprised to find just how much variety exists during a river cruise through the Douro Valley – the home of the Port producers. Rosé, white […]