Secrets of the Douro: 7-Nights

Price $4995 $4895 8 Days/7 Nights
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Secrets of the Douro: 7-Nights

$4995 $4895 per person


*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing. From price shown is the lead in rate for April 2024 departures, and the discounted rate includes the member benefit. Additional offers will apply when available.  

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, navigate a path through Portugal’s enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca glows myriad colours both day and night and canoeing experiences in Pocinho introduce a new perspective to the Douro.

What’s Included: 

  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view
  • 19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 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, restocked daily
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  •  Complimentary bicycles 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
  • All gratuities on board


As a Trip Merchant Member you save an additional $100 CAD Per Person. Combinable with current offers. Must book with Trip Merchant. Offer Code: TMEMERALD

Current savings available for select river cruise itineraries and departures. Please contact Trip Merchant to find out what is available!

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 0
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

Departure Dates

March 30
April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
September 28
October 19, 26
November 9
March 29
April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 27
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Porto, Portugal
  • Departure City
    Porto, Portugal
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
Arrive into Porto
Welcome to Porto, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Radiance Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.
Meals Provided: Dinner
Porto – Pinhão
Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritagelisted 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. EmeraldPLUS: Cooking Demonstration on Board
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pinhao - Vega de Terrón
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 tasting

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vega de Terrón – Salamanca
Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritagelisted old quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors. Guided tour of Salamanca Visit the market and taste the local produce, including cheese, olives and bread. Then proceed to the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. Venture inside the Old and New cathedrals, pass Casa de las Conchas, adorned with more than 300 shells and witness one of the oldest universities in Europe, the University of Salamanca.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pocinho – Régua
This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to Emerald Radiance for lunch and soak up your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Régua, taking part in a cocktail demonstration on board. A rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be a highlight of your trip Rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca You will be welcomed to the beautiful Quinta da Pacheca with a drink, before a traditional rural three-course dinner is served in the wine cellars of the estate, complete with complimentary drinks and wines sourced from the quinta.
  • Port wine cocktail demonstration
  • A visit to the Côa Valley Museum

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, on an included excursion, you will 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. Guided tour of Lamego In northern Portugal, the elegant town of Lamego boasts much Baroque influence. Located on the hill of St. Stephen, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies.
  • Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
  • Walk down the steps of the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating 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. This evening, enjoy a charming evening cruise that will shine a different light on Porto's skyline.
  • Evening cruise through Porto
  • Guided active walk in Porto
  • Guided tour of Porto

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Porto Disembarkation
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests, taking memories of sun-drenched vineyards with you.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

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New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard-strewn panoramas. Emerald Radiance boasts extensive, exceptional open-air public spaces – so guests can enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck or take a plunge in the open-air pool.

 *click on the Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan to check them all out and don't forget to watch the videos

Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan