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Douro Culinary Highlights 2025

Portwein bei einer Flusskreuzfahrt genießen
A-ROSA Alva Dourokreuzfahrt ab Porto
Coimbra mit A-ROSA erleben

Highlights of the Douro River Cruise

A taste of holiday

From Porto to Régua, Pinhão, Vega Terron, Barca d'Alva, Pinhão, Régua, Bitetos and Cais da Lixa to Porto.

Near Porto lies the famous Alto Douro Valley, the world's oldest protected wine-growing region in the world and home to the grapes from which the delicious port wine is made. And this is exactly where this gourmet tour takes you. Experience the Portuguese sun on your skin and on your palate. Top chef Oliver Edelmann and renowned wine experts will be on board. They will introduce you to the world of local port and table wines and have some interesting things to tell you.

Traumurlaub in Porto

Porto

A mesmerising city carved in granite: in Porto you’ll find new, exciting perspectives at every turn – whether you’re beside the steadily flowing Douro, with its six different bridges, or in the lively city quarters of this northern Portuguese metropolis. As well as the imposing buildings of light-coloured granite, the symbols of Portugal’s second-largest city include gleaming azulejo tiles adorning church walls and townhouses, which look particularly handsome when it isn’t raining. You’ll need to be in good shape here – Porto is very hilly! But it’s worth the effort, because Porto – whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is pure poetry.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Pinhão

The little town of Pinhão is located in the famous port wine region, in the area where the Douro and its surrounding landscape are at their most picturesque. It is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and the quintas that produce the wine. You can visit them from Pinhão and enjoy tours and wine tasting. To get there, you can either follow walking trails with glorious views or take a boat that also ferries visitors to interesting stretches of the river. One of the best-known walking trails takes you from the Douro bridge up seven kilometres of the hilly Rua Praça de Oliveira as far as the Casal de Loivos viewing point.

Douro Flussreise

Salamanca

This provincial capital situated at about 800 metres on the banks of the Río Tormes, is in a league of its own. It has one of the most beautiful central squares (Plaza Mayor) and one of the oldest universities in Spain (13th century). The latter gives Salamanca a lively student scene. This city has always been popular – the Romans and the Moors certainly liked it here. In 1085, King Alfonso VI returned it to Spanish rule during the reconquest of Islamic Spain. The old town, with its variety of architectural monuments, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s Holy Week processions have a long tradition and are very popular.

Itinerary

Map: Douro Culinary Highlights 2025
Map: Douro Culinary Highlights 2025

A dream of granite that has become a city - in Porto you will find new, exciting perspectives after every bend. Discover the shining azulejo facades on church walls and town houses, just few of the landmarks of Portugal's second largest city. The old town, which has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, is pure poetry.

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Porto

Dep pm

A dream of granite that has become a city - in Porto you will find new, exciting perspectives after every bend. Discover the shining azulejo facades on church walls and town houses, just few of the landmarks of Portugal's second largest city. The old town, which has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, is pure poetry.

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Régua

Arr pm Dep pm

Régua is the largest city on the banks of the Douro in this wine-growing valley. It is such a beautiful place that the Alto Douro region has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. The town played a fundamental role in the production and marketing of port wine – which was transported away by sailing boat – as early as the 18th century.

Die Weinbauregion Régua erleben

Pinhão

Arr pm

The little town of Pinhão is located in the famous port wine region, in the area where the Douro and its surrounding landscape are at their most picturesque. It is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and the quintas that produce the wine. You can visit them from Pinhão and enjoy tours and wine tasting.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Pinhão

Dep pm

The little town of Pinhão is located in the famous port wine region, in the area where the Douro and its surrounding landscape are at their most picturesque. It is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and the quintas that produce the wine. You can visit them from Pinhão and enjoy tours and wine tasting.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Vega Terron

Arr pm

In Vega Terrón, the Agueda joins the Douro. Both rivers form the natural border between Portugal and Spain. From here, you can take a trip to the Spanish city of Salamanca. With its new cathedral, old town and famous university, the city has a very special flair. Don't miss Salamanca's UNESCO World Heritage Site! 

Vega Terron

Vega Terron

Dep pm

In Vega Terrón, the Agueda joins the Douro. Both rivers form the natural border between Portugal and Spain. From here, you can take a trip to the Spanish city of Salamanca. With its new cathedral, old town and famous university, the city has a very special flair. Don't miss Salamanca's UNESCO World Heritage Site! 

Vega Terron

Barca d'Alva

Arr pm

Amidst the hilly landscape of the Parque Natural do Douro lies Barca d'Alva. The tranquil village serves as the perfect starting point for excursions to Castelo Rodrigo and Salamanca.

Douro Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Barca d'Alva

Dep pm

Good morning Barca d'Alva! Start your day in the hilly landscape of the Parque Natural do Douro. Trains of the Linha do Douro used to stop here daily on their way from Porto to Salamanca - the station is still to be found here today.

Douro Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Pinhão

Arr pm

Excursion stop. On your Douro cruise you will stop in Pocinho. Today, this small town is the terminus of the "Linha do Douro" railway. The railway station and the railway bridge that crosses the Douro are listed monuments.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Pinhão

Dep pm

The little town of Pinhão is located in the famous port wine region, in the area where the Douro and its surrounding landscape are at their most picturesque. It is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and the quintas that produce the wine. You can visit them from Pinhão and enjoy tours and wine tasting.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Régua

Arr pm Dep pm

Régua is the largest city on the banks of the Douro in this wine-growing valley. It is such a beautiful place that the Alto Douro region has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. The town played a fundamental role in the production and marketing of port wine – which was transported away by sailing boat – as early as the 18th century.

Die Weinbauregion Régua erleben

Bitetos

Arr pm

From small private yacht cruises to sporting activities such as wakeboarding or paddle boating, Bitetos offers a range of activities. The small cozy beach area invites you to linger afterward. And the beautiful sunsets over the Douro River are even more special with sand between your toes.

Bitetos

Dep pm

From small private yacht cruises to sporting activities such as wakeboarding or paddle boating, Bitetos offers a range of activities. The small cozy beach area invites you to linger afterward. And the beautiful sunsets over the Douro River are even more special with sand between your toes.

Cais da Lixa

Arr pm Dep pm

A dream of granite that has become a city - in Porto you will find new, exciting perspectives after every bend. Discover the shining azulejo facades on church walls and town houses, just few of the landmarks of Portugal's second largest city. The old town, which has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, is pure poetry.

Porto

Arr pm

The departure point for your Douro cruise is Porto. A mesmerising city carved in granite: in Porto you’ll find new, exciting perspectives at every turn. The gleaming azulejo tiles adorning church walls and townhouse facades are one of the typical sights of Portugal’s second-largest city. The old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Sight – is pure poetry. Let the Douro welcome you with open arms, while you soak up the ship’s atmosphere on the sun deck and enjoy your first hours in Portugal. Welcome aboard!

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Heute geht Ihre erlebnisreiche 7 Nächte Douro-Kreuzfahrt zu Ende. Sie können gar nicht genug von Portugal bekommen? TIPP: Genießen Sie weitere Tage mit dem Douro Nachprogramm. So verlängern Sie Ihren Portugal-Urlaub und lernen weitere wunderschöne Orte und Regionen kennen.

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Full Board Plus: breakfast and lunch buffets, in the evening you choose your starters and desserts from the delicious buffet, the main courses are served at the table.
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Also besides the lunch and dinner hours. 
  • A-ROSA Best Price and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 July 2024 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 30 November 2024 for cruises until January 2026.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance for cruises 2025 when booking until 30 November 2024
  • Children up to and including 15 years accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount.¹
  • Change booking one time free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure
  • Comprehensive service concept with Guest Relations Management
  • Varied onboard entertainment for cruises of 7 nights or more with local performers
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Special prices for additional services on board, e.g. SPA treatments, workshops
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Transfer between airport and ship when booked via A-ROSA²
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management
  • Toiletries as well as bathrobes on request
  • Port charges

 

¹ Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30 % discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on the A-ROSA SENA in categories B - D. On the A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises.
² If a flight booking is made through A-ROSA, the transfer is included. You will receive the relevant details with your travel information.

Book now your trip with the Premium all inclusive package until 30 April 2024 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Kabine A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Douro

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Kabine A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Douro

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with drop-down panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Douro Kabine

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with drop-down panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Douro Kabine

Generously sized Balcony Suite with balcony, sofa, bathroom with daylight and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service.

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Douro Kabine

Arrival & hotel

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA ALVA

Flussreise auf dem Douro mit A-ROSA