An Iberian River Journey
A full-board cruise on the Douro River through northern Portugal to Spain
7 nights from £1320
Key VJV Features
• Exclusive Arrangement • VJV Special Event • VJV Sightseeing Programme • Extension Options • Upgraded Flight Option • Walking Content: 2 • Guaranteed Departure
• Group Size: 1 – 45
Sailing aboard the stylish MS Douro Prince, this unique exploration of the Iberian Peninsula travels beyond the popular northern coastal cities deep into the heart of the Portuguese and Spanish countryside. The Douro Valley is a region of stunning natural beauty, a serene landscape of hillside vineyards lining the winding river banks of the Rio Douro. Port wine production is the main industry and the grapevines create a characteristic look; thousands of tiers of vine-lined terraces rippling in an ordered yet chaotic cascade across the contours of the Douro’s many imposing riverside mountains.
Small towns and settlements perched on the sloping hillsides of the region have retained an aura of medieval simplicity, its many tiny communities clustering round historic churches, monasteries and castles.
VJV Special Event - Monastery & Quinta
Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery and a further dinner at the Quinta da Avessada.