Discover the highlights of Portugal’s Douro region 

Uncover the history and fantastic natural landscape of Portugal’s Douro River and Valley. Taste the region’s famous Port wine and explore the vibrant cities of Lisbon, Porto and, Salamanca as well as the charming villages of Régua and Pinhão. 

The highlights of sailing the Douro River

A world of experience

Enlightening experiences await on your Portugal river cruise. Sample Port wine along the Douro River, tour the natural beauty of the Douro Valley, and discover historic art and monuments explaining ancient settlements in the region.

Discover Portugal 

A Portugal cruise will take you on a mesmerising journey across the Iberian Peninsula. Wind your way through picturesque landscapes and charming Portuguese towns.  


Seek inspiration from our most popular itineraries to start planning your unforgettable voyage. Explore our latest Portugal river cruises offers today.

8 Days

Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river


11 Days

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river


10 Days

Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

Explore the charms of Portugal by river

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Your journey is underpinned by our expert crew, who guarantee an exceptional river cruise experience.

A closer look at Emerald Radiance 

Emerald Radiance is custom-built to sail the waters of the Douro River, guiding you through the twists and turns of the Iberian Peninsula. Revel in your sanctuary, where every finishing touch and elegant flourish has been chosen with care.  

Designed to guarantee complete comfort on your Portugal cruise, Emerald Radiance provides an abundance of space for socialising or relaxing on your own. Enjoy culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant and join new-found friends for drinks at the Horizon Bar & Lounge. For peace and tranquillity, head to the Sun Deck and enjoy the Serenity Pool, where you can enjoy the Portuguese weather and watch as the Douro Valley drifts on by.
The Emerald-Radiance Star-Ship sails through Portugal’s Douro Valley, backed by green rolling hills.

Where we travel

Explore the iconic Douro River 

Sail the gentle waters, as you navigate the turns carved out through the Douro Valley. You’ll pass rolling vineyards, towering cliff faces, and plenty of charming villages, as you sail serenely along the river.
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure

Your guide to Europe river cruising

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