The Top 3 Cruises for Summer 2021 - Douro River insiders' tip

Posted by: Marisa Leitão

Post Date 22-Jun-2021 09:30:00

A wine cruise in the Douro is a pleasant surprise for those who enter this experience to discover the secrets of European cruises in 2021. From Porto - Portugal's second major city - full of historic streets, shops, and monuments, to the heart of magical Douro Valley covered with vineyards these river cruises are the best way to start exploring the best wineries in Douro Valley. 

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Book a 3 Days Tour in Douro and Porto with a River Cruise 


Portugal can be small, picturesque yet trendy, larger cities like Lisbon and Porto are getting the attention of travelers anywhere in the world.  A 3-day wine tour with a river cruise in the Douro is a must-do experience for those visiting Portugal. 

Although Douro Valley is not a secret, it is still a hidden gem with more and more to discover each time you visit it. Douro Valley is accessible by car, train, and our favorite, Douro River cruises. In comparison to other popular European river cruises, such as the Rhine, Danube, or Seine Douro has the advantage of sitting right in the middle of a UNESCO-protected site. Along the Douro river cruise, you can spot the Quintas, the vineyards, the Douro Valley Wineries, and feel the micro changes in climate and landscape as you sail it on. 

So whether you are more into a calm and relaxing sailing cruise or into a sophisticated yacht, Douro River cruises offer a wide range of experiences for every taste and every mood.

A 3-day wine tour in the Douro would be perfect for you to explore the Douro Valley if you are visiting on a schedule. 


1- Douro River Romantic cruise

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From short escapes of one or two hours to romantic meals or nights on board, aboard a sailing boat, you will get a totally exclusive sailing experience in this Douro River cruise option. This is the perfect river cruise for those who are looking for moments of pure relaxation with one's partner. Or a wonderful moment of fun creating new memories for a small group of friends, while enjoying the most beautiful wine landscapes with a glass of some of the best Portuguese wines in your hand. Book now your sailing cruise in the Douro.

The 5-day wine tour will take you onboard a river cruise in Douro river and welcome you to the best Port wine cellars for wine tastings. All that, plus the most exclusive accommodation and restaurants in town. 

Premium Wine Tour in Porto and Douro


2- A Smooth Cruise Along Douro River

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Onboard this cruise you can discover the best scenery of the Douro River and its most picturesque corners while enjoying different programs and services, such as show cooking or lunch and dinner on board. From a two-hour tour with wine tasting to a five-day exclusive cruise, this tour takes you through the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, docking in the most famous wine hotels, farms, and wineries along the river. Book now your cruise in the Douro.

Ready for spending the perfect vacation in this gorgeous location? This 7-day wine tour is ready for you.


7-Day Private Tour in Douro and Porto


3- Douro's Premium Cruise

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PipaDouro provides entirely original premium cruises in the Douro River redefining wine tourism and offering an amazing wine experience. Aboard their premium boats with the charm of the 1950s and 1960s, you can choose from a two-hour to a full day cruise including wine tastings, tours to the best vineyards in the Douro, and lunch or dinner on board, fulfilling every client's needs and expectations. Book a premium cruise in the Douro River.

Why book now your 2021 tour? Because by booking all your tours with us you will have flexibility in the future, plus all the COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines. Through these unique times, we are available to plan, reschedule, and move your trip around your needs, as always. If your new dates may no longer work with your initial travel plan, a dedicated consultant will be available to tailor and reschedule your time in Portugal according to your needs and preferences, and to assure you that you will have the best and most memorable experiences.


Topics:   Douro Wine Tours Wine Cruises Cruises

Marisa Leitão

Written by: Marisa Leitão

Marisa has been working on Digital Marketing and Advertising for the past years. Born in Lisbon and hopelessly in love with Porto, she knows the trendy places and the hidden-gems of both. Ask her about Portuguese heritage and curiosities, she knows some funny facts that you will enjoy to uncover.

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