Call free on: 0800 471 4754
Monday to Saturday:  9am to 6pm
Enquire Now

A Week on the River Douro

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Porto 8 Days

8 day boutique river cruise along Portugal's Douro aboard Uniworld's luxurious Queen Isabel.

The River Douro, rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, has created a valley of spectacular beauty with hills falling steeply down to the water's edge, and stone terraces made by generations of men and women to give the vines a sheltered hold on the steep rocks.

This is Port country, the first and oldest wine region in the world, established in 1756. Enjoy the privilege of seeing this pristine and remote river valley the best possible way, on a Douro Valley River Cruise.

What's Included

  • 7 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Choice of included excursions with English speaking guides
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • All gratuities included
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights available on request

Uniworld Cruise Companion - Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

Uniworld Cruise Companion Download Icon Download the Uniworld Cruise Companion for this tour providing detailed information about life on the ship, the cruise itinerary and available excursions.

Day 1: London, Porto

Map of the Douro River
Map of the Douro River

You will be met on arrival at the airport in Porto and transferred to the port to embark the Queen Isabel, one of the finest vessels on the Douro.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Porto, Entre-os-Rios

Included Excursion: Choice of Porto city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour

The epicenter of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival. Choose how you wish to experience the city, either with a panoramic tour or an intimate tour of the city on foot. Get a feel for this vibrant town, which is simultaneously profoundly urban and moodily romantic, on your panoramic tour. Take in the UNESCO-designated 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace, seeing its famous Moorish Revival–style Arab Room, before visiting Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb 249 steps to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto. Other views of another kind, no less spectacular, await you at the magnificent interior of the São Bento railway station.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Régua, Pinhão

Vine Terraces, Pinhão
Vine Terraces, Pinhão

Included Excursion: Choice of Douro Museum or Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at a quinta

Should you wish to learn more about the region’s unique winemaking history, be treated to a special lecture at the Douro Museum. If you prefer, you can visit the legendary Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Pinhão, Vega de Terrón

Included Excursion: Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour and tasting OR Quinta da Avessada

You have a choice to visit one of two quintas. Journey to Quinta do Seixo—a prestigious Port wine estate— for an enlightening tour of its state-of-the-art facility. Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production and admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room. Others may prefer to enjoy a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with an interactive museum—the first of its kind in the country, celebrating the Douro’s history and culture of wine.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Vega de Terrón (Salamanca Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Barca d'Alva

Salamanca
Salamanca

Included Excursion: Choice of full day Salamanca tour OR half day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park

Join a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Called the “Golden City” for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals. If you prefer a different type of experience to better understand the flora and fauna of the land, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Barca d'Alva (Castelo Rodrigo Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Pocinho, Régua

Included Excursions: Castelo Rodrigo and Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Travel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century, and while here sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses. Later in the day, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Porto (Guimarães Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Guimarães
Guimarães

Included Excursion: Choice of Guimarães city tour OR “Soul of Porto” Ribeira district walking tour

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital and the home to its first king, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternately, you can explore Porto’s UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Porto

Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Porto.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Queen Isabel



Overview

A brand new, state of the art river cruise ship for the Douro for the 2013 season. Catering for 118 guests the Queen Isabel will be one of the newest and best ships to sail the Douro.

With a design scheme and interiors that are more representative of the region than Uniworld's other ships, the new ship offers a mix of classic and traditional luxury

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 43 lavishly decorated outside staterooms and suites, most with French or full outside balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs & loungers
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main lounge with full service bar
  • Fitness centre & Serenity River Spa
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Elevator to accommodation decks
  • Sauna, steam room and solarium
  • Onboard boutique*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Queen Isabel Deck Plan

Uniworld Queen Isabel - deck plan
Click image to zoom


Luxury Staterooms & Suites

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with l'Occitaine en Provence bath products
  • Hotel style beds with fine cotton bed linen
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen television, radio alarm clock, iPod/iPhone dock
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers

Suite (Upper Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Suite

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 323 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area

Cat 1 (Upper Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Jr. Suite Uniworld Queen Isabel - Jr. Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 215 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area

Category 2 & 3 Stateroom (Middle Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Cat 1 Stateroom Uniworld Queen Isabel - Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)

Category 4 & 5 Stateroom (Lower Deck)

Uniworld Queen Isabel - Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld Queen Isabel - Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window

DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Aug 13Queen Isabel£3354£3634£4024£4254£4814£6154
Aug 20Queen Isabel£3354£3634£4024£4254£4814£6154
Sep 10Queen Isabel£3754£4034£5424£4654£5214£6554
Sep 17Queen Isabel£3754£4034£4434£4654£5214£6554
Oct 22Queen Isabel£3354£3634£4024£4254£4814£6154
Oct 29Queen Isabel£3114£3394£3784£4014£4574£5914
Nov 5Queen Isabel£2884£3164£3553£3784£4344£5684
Nov 12Queen Isabel£2884£3164£3554£3784£4344£5684
SAVE 10% - Book by 30th September 2017
DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Mar 22Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899
Mar 29Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899
Apr 5Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899
Apr 26Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
May 3Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
May 10Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
May 17Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Jun 7Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Jun 14Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Jul 5Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Jul 12Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Aug 2Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Aug 9Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Aug 16Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Sep 6Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Sep 13Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Oct 4Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Oct 11Queen Isabel£3699£3799£4399£4599£5099£6699
Oct 18Queen Isabel£3399£3499£4099£4299£4799£6399
Oct 25Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899
Nov 1Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899
Nov 8Queen Isabel£2899£2999£3599£3799£4299£5899

Please call for latest prices and availability or Request a Callback ...

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


Lisbon & the Beautiful Douro 10 Nights

Porto, River Douro

From: Please Call
Cruise Only Price
 More Details   Enquire Now 

  • Combine 3 nights in Lisbon with a 7 night boutique cruise along the Douro
  • 5★ hotel accommodation in central Lisbon (B & B)
  • All-inclusive luxurious, boutique 6★ river cruise
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms, many with French balconies
  • Award winning dining prepared with locally sourced ingredients
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks onboard. Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Included guided tours with english speaking guides
  • Onboard enrichment programme featuring orientation lectures and epicurean demonstrations with the chef and private wine tasting
  • All gratuities included on board ship
  • Can be packaged with flights on request

Porto•​Guimarães•​Pinhão•​Salamanca

Spain, Portugal & the Douro 12 Nights

Porto, River Douro

From: Please Call
Cruise Only Price
 More Details   Enquire Now 

  • Combine 3 nights in Lisbon with a 7 night cruise along the Douro from Porto to the Spanish border and finish with 3 nights in Madrid
  • 5★ hotel accommodation in Lisbon & Madrid (B & B)
  • All-inclusive luxurious, boutique 6★ river cruise
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms, many with French balconies
  • Award winning dining prepared with locally sourced ingredients
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer and soft drinks onboard. Excludes premium wines and spirits
  • Included guided tours with english speaking guides
  • Onboard enrichment programme featuring orientation lectures and epicurean demonstrations with the chef and private wine tasting
  • All gratuities included on board ship
  • Can be packaged with flights on request

Lisbon•​Coimbra•​Porto•​Guimarães•​Regua•​Pinhão•​Castelo Rodrigo•​Salamanca​•Madrid​•Toledo

Click to Close