Discover the highlights of Portugal’s Douro region

Uncover the history and fantastic natural landscape of Portugal’s Douro River and Valley. Taste the region’s famous Port wine and explore the vibrant cities of Lisbon, Porto, and Salamanca as well as the charming villages of Régua and Pinhão.

The highlights of sailing the Douro River.

A world of experience

Enlightening experiences await on your Portugal river cruise. Sample Port wine along the Douro River, tour the natural beauty of the Douro Valley, and discover historic art and monuments depicting ancient settlements in the region.

Discover Portugal 

A Portugal cruise will take you on a mesmerizing journey across the Iberian Peninsula, where you will wind your way through picturesque landscapes and charming Portuguese towns.

Featured Itineraries

Seek inspiration from our most popular itineraries to start planning your unforgettable cruise.
Porto

8 Days

Season: 2024

Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
USD
$3,295*
Lisbon to Porto

11 Days

Season: 2024

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
USD
$4,320*
Madrid to Porto

10 Days

Season: 2024

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

From
USD
$4,360*
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Your journey is complemented by our expert crew, who guarantee an exceptional river cruise experience.


A closer look at Emerald Radiance 

Emerald Radiance is custom-built to sail the waters of the Douro River, guiding you through the twists and turns of the Iberian Peninsula. Revel in your sanctuary, where every finishing touch and elegant flourish has been chosen with great care.

 
Designed to guarantee complete comfort on your Portugal cruise, Emerald Radiance provides an abundance of space for socializing or relaxing on your own. Enjoy culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant and join new-found friends for drinks at the Horizon Bar & Lounge. For peace and tranquility, head to the Sun Deck and enjoy the Serenity Pool, where you can enjoy the Portuguese weather and watch as the Douro Valley drifts on by.
The Emerald-Radiance Star-Ship sails through Portugal’s Douro Valley, backed by green rolling hills. The Emerald-Radiance Star-Ship sails through Portugal’s Douro Valley, backed by green rolling hills.

Where we travel

Explore the iconic Douro River 

Sail the gentle waters as you navigate the turns carved out through the Douro Valley. You’ll pass rolling vineyards, towering cliff faces, and plenty of charming villages as you sail serenely along the river.
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure

Your guide to Europe river cruising

Download your free Europe river cruise brochure to start planning your journey through Portugal.

 

Our featured blogs 

A luxury river ship sailing through the Douro Valley in Portugal A luxury river ship sailing through the Douro Valley in Portugal

Explore the Douro Valley highlights

Discover the best sights and excursions to experience as you explore the Douro Valley.

Rolling vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley Rolling vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley

The history of Port wine

Learn more about the famed Portuguese wine cultivated along the banks of the Douro River.

A view over Porto across the Douro River at sunrise A view over Porto across the Douro River at sunrise

11 Portuguese dishes you should try once before visiting

Take a look at the top 11 Portuguese dishes to try for an authentic taste of the country.

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