11-Day Itinerary | Porto to Lisbon | November 9, 2024

(Hosted by Catherine Price)

A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca shines both day and night and a kayak experience in Pinhão provides a new perspective on the Douro. Plus enjoy an extended stay in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Prices from
$5,695 per person*
Cat F: Stateroom
(Prices based on double occupancy. Includes port charges & taxes)

For more information about this deluxe river cruise please contact
Maritime Travel – Catherine Price
188 Charlotte St., Sydney, N.S., B1P 1C5

November 9 – 19, 2024

Emerald Cruises 

Ship: Emerald Radiance
Travel: 11 days, 10 nights
Accommodations: 7 night river cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice, including 3-night city stay in Lisbon
Meals: 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
Bonus: We include all gratuities

Emerald Cruises

From Porto to Lisbon, uncover the secrets of the Douro on a 7 night luxury river cruise visiting Salamanca, Pinhão & Régua followed by 3 nights in Lisbon.


  • Emerald Stateroom (F) $5,695
  • Emerald Stateroom (E) $5,815
  • Emerald Stateroom (D) $6,035
  • Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C) $6,405
  • Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B) $6,795
  • Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (R) $7,115
  • Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A) $7,495
  • Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (P) $7,655
  • Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (SA) $8,525
  • Emerald Riverview Suite (RA) $9,045

*Savings not shown in above prices


  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice
  • 3 nights city stay in Lisbon
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • Complimentary River Cruise Cover
  • All port charges and taxes
    Plus we include all gratuities


Welcome to Porto, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, Emerald Radiance. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

Meals: Dinner

Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area is celebrated because it builds on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards.

Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

Portuguese cooking demonstration on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings. Or, embark on a kayak excursion along the river, taking in the impressive views from the heart of the Douro Valley. This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck.

– Kayak  experience in Pinhão
– Guided active walk through the vineyards
– Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors.

Travel to the beautiful ‘Golden City’ for a walking tour, which includes exploring the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells, and Salamanca’s university, one of the oldest universities in Europe that dates back to 1218.

– Tuna music band
– Guided tour of Salamanca
– Castelo Rodrigo tour (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you’ll arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your Star-Ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds, enjoying a Port wine cocktail lesson on board as you sail towards Régua. This evening, a rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be one of the highlights of your trip.

-Port wine cocktail lesson on board
-Rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca
– Guided tour of Salamanca
– Visit to the Côa Valley Museum (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On today’s included excursion, you’ll visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town. If you’re feeling active, enjoy an invigorating walk down the 686 steps from the Sanctuary to the main square.

– Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
– Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
– Guided tour of Lamego
– Visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating and eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its export of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British  merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take their produce across the water.

Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean. For those who wish  to see the charms of Porto on foot, our active walk through the town will bring you closer to the vibrant daily life of the locals

– A cruise through Porto
– Guided active walk in Porto
– Guided tour of Porto
– Visit to Quinta da Aveleda (extra expense)
– Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, disembark your Star-Ship and travel south, following the coast of the Atlantic until you reach the enchanting town of Nazaré. Continue onwards until you arrive in Lisbon. Lisbon’s  beauty has captivated people from around the world for centuries, and your included three-night stay in Lisbon is certain to leave you captivated too.

Meals: Breakfast

Today, a tour of Lisbon’s centre will offer the perfect introduction to the Portuguese capital, where limestone cobbled streets are peppered with terracotta-roofed houses, all swathed in delightful breezy sea views.

Your tour will include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, an icon of Late Gothic Manueline architecture that can be found gracing Lisbon’s harbour. The shrine-like south entrance is a true delight, with gables, pinnacles and a statue of Henry the Navigator, one of the pioneers of Portugal’s Age of Discovery, a period of time that brought riches to the Portuguese Empire.

– A guided tour of Lisbon

Meals: Breakfast

The heart and soul of Lisbon is yours to discover independently today, as you stroll past gleaming white basilicas and traverse cobblestone streets. Your tour director will be available to help you  plan your day of independent exploration.

– Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and prepare for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the golden city and illustrious vineyards with you.

Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: This itinerary is only a guide. Our itineraries are regularly reviewed by our journey planners and may be revised from that stated above. Due to operational reasons, such as high and low water or local restrictions, cruise inclusions may change from those advertised. For the latest information on this itinerary please visit our website.

Term & Conditions: *Offers valid for new bookings only made by January 20, 2024 and are non-transferable. Offers apply to above featured tour EPDL091124.2. A non refundable $500 per person deposit due at time of booking. Group discount and Port taxes & fees included in above pricing. Promotions not calculated into above featured prices:  Super Earlybird Offer: Fly Free + Save $300 or Air Credit of $1,200 applies to Category RA, and Fly Free + Save $150 pp or Air Credit of $1,200 + Save $150 pp applies to Category  SA. Fly for $295 pp or Air Credit of $900 pp applies to Category C, B, A, R and P. Fly for $495 pp or Air Credit $700 pp applies to category F, E and D. Super Earlybird offer applies  when paying in full 10 months prior to departure. If full payment is not received 10 months prior to departure, the Super Earlybird offer will be removed from the booking without  recourse. If choosing the air credit, apply discount to the above featured prices. If choosing Air Promo, maximum ticket value including taxes is up to $1,850 per person. Emerald  Cruises reserves the right to ticket the airfare at 8 months prior to departure. Flights are booked in economy class only on Emerald Cruises choice of airlines and routes. Included  flights are booked from 11 major Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, & YYJ. Flight departures from all other Canadian cities shall be  subject to additional surcharges. Flights are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out, surcharges shall apply. Full airline terms and conditions apply at all  times. Early Bird Savings: Savings of $850 applies to Category RA, $750 Savings applies to Category SA, $650 savings applies to Category C, B and A, R, P and $500 savings applies  to Category F, E and D. Earlybird Offer requires full payment at 90 days prior to departure. Super Earlybird and Earlybird offers not combinable. Prices are in Canadian dollars,  based on double occupancy. Pricing and promotions subject to change after January 20,2024. Cabin availability subject to change. Future Travel Credit (FTC) holders with an air  credit must rebook Super Earlybird with an air offer. Offers may be changed, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. For full booking terms and conditions, visit  emeraldcruises.ca. © SCENIC CRUISES |

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