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Cruising on Portugal’s Douro River

Portugal’s Douro River is perhaps one of the most beautiful in Europe, and fortunately for us, many exceptional river cruise lines sail through port wine country. As a guest on these lovely river cruise ships, you will explore the capital city of Lisbon and beautiful Porto. Tour bankside fishing villages, monasteries, castles, vineyards and traditional bakeries. Discover the rich Jewish history of Figueira da Foz. Visit the medieval cities of Salamanca, Belem and Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. Watch how wine is made in Pinhao, the epicenter of Port wine-making.

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Viking River Cruises. Our preferred vendor Viking offers a 10-day cruise. In 2013 Viking debuted with its first-ever cruise on the Douro River. The Douro accommodates 62 staterooms, including three junior suites and 59 French balconies. It also features a sundeck, pool, Jacuzzi, and observation lounge to maximize your pleasure. Coming in 2014, Viking will be introducing two new ships, built exclusively for the Douro River. The Torgil and the Hemming offer signature Scandinavian décor in its 53 staterooms, with balcony and veranda staterooms available as well as standards and suites.

As an all-inclusive river cruise, Viking prices include a cabin, 2 nights at Lisbon hotel, 8 guided tours, most meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch, and a culture curriculum in which passengers can learn about the wine-making and musical traditions of Portugal.

Need more than 10 days? Add on an extension to Lisbon or Santiago to delve further into the culture.

Call us for pricing on 2014 sailings. Call before August 31 and receive an Early Booking Discount! Willamette International Travel can arrange your cruise, airfare, pre and post cruise travel. 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com.

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