Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

2025 Lisbon > Porto | Price from $5195

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Spend two nights in the cosmopolitan capital of Lisbon, Portugal with a tour showcasing the famous sights of this remarkable city. Enroute to Porto, visit the pilgrimage site of Fátima and the university town of Coimbra. Navigate a path through Portugal’s enchanting countryside while cruising along the dramatic Douro River. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper the distant horizons and charming towns lay hidden in the rural hillsides. From Spain’s walled city of Salamanca to the charming baroque village of Lamego, enjoy a new perspective of Europe as you sail the along the Douro.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Lisbon. This evening, join your Mayflower staff and fellow travelers for an included dinner. Meal: D

Day 3: Lisbon

After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. During a panoramic coach tour, see ‘Monument to the Discoveries,’ and Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Jerónimos Monastery and discover the unique architecture and history. Enjoy a free afternoon to shop, dine and experience this cosmopolitan city on your own. Meal: B

Day 4: Fátima – Coimbra – Porto

Depart Lisbon by coach and journey to the ship in Porto. Enroute, visit Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important Catholic pilgrimage site. The city’s fame originates from the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children in the nearby fields. Continue to Coimbra and its famous university before arriving in Porto to embark the MS Emerald Radiance, home for the next seven nights. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Porto – Pinhão

Today is a day of sailing through the twists and turns of the Douro Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by quaint villages, sun-drenched vineyards and small farms. Later today, arrive in the village of Pinhão, perfectly situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides that produce some of the world’s best Port wine. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: A Portuguese cooking demonstration onboard

Day 6: Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

Begin the day with a visit to the beautiful 18th-century estate of Quinta do Tedo Vineyard with spectacular views of the Douro Valley. Learn about wine production, its importance to the culture and economy, and enjoy a tasting of the local vintage. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards OR, embark on a kayak excursion along the river. This afternoon, the ship sails for Vega de Terrón, gateway to Spain. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE*: A guided walk through the vineyards
EmeraldACTIVE*: Kayak experience in Pinhão

*The included tour and both ACTIVE tours all operate simultaneously. Only one can be selected.

Day 7: Salamanca, Spain

Today’s excursion takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca, Spain. During the guided walking tour, see amazingly detailed and intricately carved buildings of the university and the House of Shells. Regal splendor abounds in the Plaza Mayor, the heartbeat of the city. You’ll have free time for lunch and to explore independently before returning to the ship in Portugal. Meals: B, D

EmeraldPLUS: Entertainment by a Tuna music band in Salamanca

Day 8: Pocinho / Régua, Portugal

An early afternoon arrival brings you to Pocinho. Disembark for an included visit to the medieval town of Castelo Rodrigo. Uncover the secrets of its fortress and perhaps try some typical local products. Return to the ship for lunch and relax on deck as the ship sails through idyllic surroundings on the way to Régua. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Archaeological 4×4 Tour at Côa Museum (additional expense)

The included tour and DiscoverMORE operate at the same time. EmeraldPLUS: Port wine cocktail lesson onboard

Day 9: Régua – Lamego

From Régua, journey by coach to the marvelous baroque village of Lamego, home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies – one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. Visit the Sanctuary perched atop the hill, with its iconic 686-step granite staircase, decorated with the traditional Portuguese blue and white ‘azulejos’ tiles. This afternoon, experience a rural lunch at Quinta da Pacheca, one of the finest estates along the Douro River. Return to the ship in Régua after the excursion. This evening, enjoy local entertainment onboard. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Walk down the stairs of the Sanctuary
DiscoverMORE*: Visit to Mateus Manor House (additional expense)
EmeraldPLUS: Rural lunch at Quinta da Pacheca
EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lesson onboard

*This tour operates at the same time as the included visit of Lamego. Only one can be selected.

Day 10: Porto

Having traversed the Douro River, the ship returns to Porto – a city with an eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. An included tour highlights the sights from its scenic beauty to the historic landmarks of the Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo. For those who wish to see the charms of Porto on foot, the Active walk through the town will bring you closer to the vibrant daily life of the locals. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Porto. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walk of Porto (instead of included tour)
DiscoverMORE*: Guided bike tour to the Atlantic Ocean (additional expense)
DiscoverMORE*: Visit to Quinta do Aveleda (additional expense)
EmeraldPLUS: Cruise through Porto’s enchanting waters

*the DiscoverMORE’s operate at the same time; only one can be selected.

Day 11: Porto / USA

This morning, disembark the MS Emerald Radiance and bid a fond farewell to Portugal, filled with memories of this remarkable cruise along the ‘River of Gold.’ Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSIONS

  • 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit two countries
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lisbon, Portugal before cruising
  • Seven-night cruise on the Emerald Radiance
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • All gratuities included
  • Personal listening device for onboard excursions
  • Many meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Variety of onboard evening entertainment

CRUISE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 and 3 – Avani Hotel or similar, Lisbon, Portugal
Days 4 through 10 – Aboard the MS Emerald Radiance

Emerald Radiance Deck Plan
  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Barbeque
  • Serenity Pool
  • Walking Track
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Reception
  • Wellness Area
  • Fitness Area
  • Reflections Restaurant
DATES & AVAILABILITY

July 3, 2024 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $4,945

Save $2000 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$4,945 per person twin / Single room add $3,465

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,169 per person twin / Single room add $3,619

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,489 per person twin / Single room add $3,845

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,595 per person twin / Single room add $3,919

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$5,919 per person twin / Single room add $4,145

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,459 per person twin / Single room add $4,525

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$6,949 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,059 per person twin

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August 28, 2024 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $4,945

Save $2000 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$4,945 per person twin / Single room add $3,465

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,169 per person twin / Single room add $3,619

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,489 per person twin / Single room add $3,845

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,595 per person twin / Single room add $3,919

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$5,919 per person twin / Single room add $4,145

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,459 per person twin / Single room add $4,525

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$6,949 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,059 per person twin

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September 4, 2024 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $4,945

Save $2000 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$4,945 per person twin / Single room add $3,465

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,169 per person twin / Single room add $3,619

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,489 per person twin / Single room add $3,845

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,595 per person twin / Single room add $3,919

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$5,919 per person twin / Single room add $4,145

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,459 per person twin / Single room add $4,525

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$6,949 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,059 per person twin

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April 9, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

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April 16, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

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April 23, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

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May 14, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,849

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,849 per person twin / Single room add $4,095

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$6,079 per person twin / Single room add $4,255

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,425 per person twin / Single room add $4,495

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,529 per person twin / Single room add $4,575

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$7,275 per person twin / Single room add $5,089

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$7,439 per person twin / Single room add $5,209

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,955 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$8,069 per person twin

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July 16, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, Portugal, returning from Porto, Spain.

August 20, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,849

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,849 per person twin / Single room add $4,095

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$6,079 per person twin / Single room add $4,255

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,425 per person twin / Single room add $4,495

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,529 per person twin / Single room add $4,575

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$7,275 per person twin / Single room add $5,089

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$7,439 per person twin / Single room add $5,209

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,955 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$8,069 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, Portugal, returning from Porto, Spain.

September 17, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,849

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,849 per person twin / Single room add $4,095

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$6,079 per person twin / Single room add $4,255

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,425 per person twin / Single room add $4,495

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,529 per person twin / Single room add $4,575

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$7,275 per person twin / Single room add $5,089

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$7,439 per person twin / Single room add $5,209

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,955 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$8,069 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, Portugal, returning from Porto, Spain.

October 1, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, Portugal, returning from Porto, Spain.

October 8, 2025 (Lisbon > Porto) Priced from $5,195

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,195 per person twin / Single room add $3,635

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,429 per person twin / Single room add $3,799

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,765 per person twin / Single room add $4,035

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$5,875 per person twin / Single room add $4,115

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. R) – Vista Deck
$6,215 per person twin / Single room add $4,349

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,619 per person twin / Single room add $4,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. P) – Horizon Deck
$6,785 per person twin / Single room add $4,749

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,299 per person twin

Riverview Suite (Cat. RA) – Horizon Deck
$7,415 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Lisbon, Portugal, returning from Porto, Spain.