Delectable vinho, views, and vistas await on our newest river cruise sailing through Portugal’s dramatic Douro Valley. As you make your way through one of the world’s oldest wine regions aboard Avalon’s newest Suite Ship – the Avalon Alegria, you’ll uncover terraced vineyards, remote riverside towns, and exquisite scenery at every turn. The Douro Valley’s granite bluffs, signature tiled streets, and ancient whitewashed quintas are just a few good reasons to embark on a Portugal river cruise with Avalon.
As the main gateway to the wine-producing Alto Douro region, Régua is the perfect place to become acquainted with the region’s legendary port – a fortified wine whose popularity spread in the 18th century.
Explore one of Northern Portugal’s most ancient towns with a stroll through Amarante – perfectly poised below the great Serra do Marão mountain and beside the beautiful banks of the Tâmega River.
From ancient avenues to tempting tapas bars, opulent Porto has it all. Take a guided sightseeing tour to discover its many charms, including a visit to the nearby riverside city of Matosinhos which boasts some of Porto’s finest beaches.
A barrel of fun just south of Porto! The celebrated city of Vila Nova de Gaia or simply Gaia, is home to many cellars (‘caves’ to the locals) where the beloved port wine is aged. If you want to taste port in Portugal, this is the place to go.
Explore a new dimension to nature’s beauty in remote Freixo de Espada à Cinta, situated in the spectacularly beautiful Douro International Natural Park that’s home to majestic birds of prey.