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September 9-17, 2025


Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its name by revealing priceless gems along sloping vineyards and sleepy villages where rugged landscapes have been tamed for centuries to produce a bounty of wines and cuisine. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways' newest addition to their award-winning fleet of Suite Ships® – the Avalon Alegria to be swept away by Douro’s timeless treasures and traditions, family farms, fevered Fado music, and mouth-watering culinary creations in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region.

Douro River Cruise


Welcome to Portugal!

Your day in Porto is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join an afternoon guided optional culinary tour if arriving early today. Experience some of Porto’s most famous sights and most delectable dishes with regional wine.

Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding late afternoon.

This evening an illumination sailing will show you Porto from a different perspective. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.​

Overnight docking in Porto

Inclusions today: Dinner

Avalon Alegria

Booking Information


Deluxe Category D: $5805.00 per person (double occupancy)

Panorama Category B: add $1699.00

Panorama Category A: add $1749.00

Port charges: $280.00 per person

Optional pre-night in Porto: $210.00 per person

Single occupancy: please call for pricing and availability

Flights are not included and will be purchased early 2025.

Travel insurance is not included and strongly advised.

Group Information

This is a mixed group tour and is open to everyone.

The maximum group size for this tour is 22 people.

Payment Terms

Non-refundable deposit of $250.00 per person, plus booking fee of $100.00+gst is required to hold your spot.

Final payment will be due May 2025.

Optional Add-on

Add a 3-day pre-cruise tour in Lisbon for $1350,00 per person (double occupancy). Other extensions possible dependent on availability. Please contact Shelley for more information.

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