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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

Welcome to Porto! A dream made of granite and turned into a city. In Porto, you will come across new, exciting sights after every bend in the road. But first enjoy the atmosphere on the sun deck on board and savour the first few hours in Portugal on board the A-ROSA ALVA.

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Porto

Dep 07:00 pm

Good Morning Porto! For breakfast, you can admire the departure on the Douro. Float along in the morning hours and enjoy the first kilometres of the journey in the middle of Porto.

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Régua

Arr 13:00 pm Dep 14:00 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 17:00 pm

Good evening Pinhão! The small town of Pinhão is located in the centre of the famous port wine-growing region, 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. Enjoy the sunset in Pinhão this evening!

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Pinhão

Dep 13:00 pm

The small town of Pinhão is waiting to be discovered by you! Why not go for a short walk along the Douro in the morning hours? Our SPA-ROSA with sauna and various massages ensures a relaxed start to the day.

Mit A-ROSA Pinhão entdecken

Vega Terron

Arr 19:00 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! 

neues entdecken mit A-ROSA

Vega Terron

Dep 12:00 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! 

neues entdecken mit A-ROSA

Barca d'Alva

Arr 12:30 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 12:30 pm

Guten Morgen Barca d'Alva! Sie starten Ihren Tag in der Hügellandschaft des Parque Natural do Douro. Früher hielten hier täglich Züge der Linha do Douro auf ihrem Weg von Porto nach Salamanca - der Bahnhof steht sogar heute noch.

Douro Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Pinhão

Arr 18:30 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 07:00 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 09:00 pm Dep 14:00 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 18:30 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 07:00 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 08:30 pm Dep 09:00 pm

The fishing village of Cais da Lixa in Portugal is known for its idyllic location along a quiet riverbank. The colorful fishing boats reflect in the clear water, while charming cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood and local specialties can be found along the quay promenade. Here, you can leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, savor the authentic atmosphere, and let your gaze wander over the historic architecture and majestic surrounding landscape.

Porto

Arr 10:30 pm

Zu den Wahrzeichen von Portugals zweitgrößter Stadt gehören die glänzenden Azulejofassaden an Kirchenwänden und Stadthäusern. Die Altstadt, welche zum UNESCO-Welterbe erklärt wurde, ist pure Poesie. Genießen Sie den Tag in Porto!

Portugal mit einer Flusskreuzfahrt entdecken

Today your eventful 7-night Douro cruise comes to an end. Just can't get enough of Portugal? TIP: Enjoy some extra days with the Douro post-cruise programme. This way you can extend your holiday in Portugal and explore other beautiful places and regions.

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 until 31 July 2024, Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 30 November 2024 and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 28 February 2025 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 31 August 2025 for cruises from November 2025 until January 2026.
  • 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
  • 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.

A-ROSA Best Price until 31 July 2024, Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 30 November 2024 and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 28 February 2025 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 31 August 2025 for cruises from November 2025 until January 2026.

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

You want a relaxed arrival and departure? Then choose one of these hotels! Your advantage: You arrive already one or two days before disembarkation and can consciously look forward to the journey with A-ROSA. Or you can let your vacation come to an end in a very juicy way before you start your journey home. All hotels are personally and carefully selected by us to round off your vacation.

The Hotel da Música is integrated into the old market hall ‘Mercado do Bom Success‘ and is much more than a design hotel. It combines modernity and comfort at the same time, attaching great importance to culture, gastronomy and tradition. This creates new and attractive rooms with an atmosphere that is both contemporary and modern. As a building steeped in history, national heritage and architectural monument, the ‘Bom Successo‘ is today a building in which you can revel in the past.

Season 1: April - September 2025
Season 2: October 2025
Season 3: November 2025

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Hotel Da Musica

Double occupancy

€ 98 pp

incl. breakfast

Single occupancy

€ 178 pp

incl. breakfast

Season 1

Double occupancy

€ 88 pp

incl. breakfast

Single occupancy

€ 158 pp

incl. breakfast

Season 2

Double occupancy

€ 88 pp

incl. breakfast

Single occupancy

€ 148 pp

incl. breakfast

Season 3

In the heart of Porto's Ribeira district, this historic building offers 159 modern rooms with contemporary architecture, elegant design and the best service. From some rooms you have a great view of the Douro River. Enjoy the breakfast buffet in the Forno Velho restaurant in the morning or a menu of traditional Portuguese cuisine in the evening. The NomadikLoungeBar offers excellent drinks, cocktails and innovative cuisine in a unique atmosphere. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from São Bento train and metro station.

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 118 pp

incl. breakfast

Single occupancy

€ 198 pp

incl. breakfast

Just a step away from Gaia Pier, The Lodge, Wine & Business Hotel combines Portuguese tradition with an exciting design inspired by its rich wine heritage. This luxery hotel was recently opened and provides modern rooms and suites, all equipped with L'Occitane amenities, offering breathtaking views of the famous Port wine cellars and the Douro River. The building's architecture preserves its original and historical identity and emphasise an experience associated to wine and traditional Portuguese cuisine. The Dona Maria restaurant shows us the heart of Portuguese gastronomy, reviving traditional dishes from our memory and combining them with the best wines Portugal has to offer.

Season 1: March, April, July, August, October 2025
Season 2: May, June, September 2025

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 198 pp

Season 1

Double occupancy

€ 218 pp

Season 2

Double occupancy

€ 218 pp

Season 1

Double occupancy

€ 238 pp

Season 2

Double occupancy

€ 228 pp

Season 1 (river view)

Double occupancy

€ 248 pp

Season 2 (river view)

Double occupancy

€ 248 pp

Season 1 (terrace)

Double occupancy

€ 268 pp

Season 2 (terrace)

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA ALVA

Flussreise auf dem Douro mit A-ROSA