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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Forget the highway. Drive route N-108, which is narrow, twisty, a bit steep and fully delightful. The road follows the Douro River from Porto to Regúa. Continue on N-222 to Pinhao. You will pass by vinyards and gardens, too many stone walls to count (some...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 October 2013

The tour was very different from what the description stated (http://www.viator.com/tours/Porto-and-Northern-Portugal/Douro-Valley-Small-Group-Tour-with-Wine-Tasting-Portuguese-Lunch-and-Optional-River-Cruise/d219-5507DOUROVALLEY/TR?reviewSortBy=-PUBLISHED_TIMESTAMP+D-). Still, Vale Douro is such an amazing place that hardly it would be unpleasant. We were a short group of 4 people - the other 3 very nice people to be around. The problem...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

peaceful, calm and relaxing views, so relaxing I kept going to sleep. Amazing locks to experience and expertise of the ship sailors in navigating these. Changing colours of the landscape is as good as any I have seen anywhere. Hardly any wildlife was seen, nor...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are American and booked specifically with (French-owned) Croisi Europe so as to be in an environment that caters more to Europeans than Americans. The entire crew of 26 were Portuguese and every one of them provided superior service. The Miguel Torga is a new...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've traveled many countries and this Douro River cruise was one of the best. Looked at several cruise offerings and decided on the Regina Cruise Line that headquarters in Austria. Be careful to ask if a particular cruise is also in English. This line seems...More

Thank cpetemn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled on the MS Douro Splendour on a Douro River cruise from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2018. I booked this cruise from Riviera Travel 14 months in advance for my two cousins and me. I treated them to this cruise and paid for...More

2  Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About a comfortable 90 minute drive from Porto in the Douro Valley, there are a number of spectacular vineyards to explore. The tasting experience here seems to be more formal w/ scheduled tours, lunches, etc. (pls read make reservations). We did not experience the drive...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We were on a Viking River trip on the Douro. The scenery is wonderful although we were surprised to observe the deserted settlements and properties that were neglected along the river, perhaps as a result of political and economic history. The river is only navigable...More

Thank Lance S
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We heard that the view from the Douro river is spectacular and decided to go from Pinhao to Tua. There are 2 options: 30 mins or 2 hour.. I am glad we chose the two hour option. It really gives you time to soak up...More

Thank Bean G
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Top of the range but worth every penny if you can run to it. A delightful ship, charming staff, excellent food, well appointed cabins, spotlessly clean and de luxe coaches for the tours ashore. On board the whole attitude was very laid back - tours...More

1  Thank FPG1944
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We have recently returned from a 8 day river cruise along the Douro in Portugal with Riviera Travel on MS Douro Splendour. The journey from Gatwick was good and in flight refreshments very good. We embarked onto ship easily and were welcomed by a friendly...More

3  Thank Adventure813375
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We booked quite late so didn’t have a great deal of choice but we eventually got a Cruise as near to our Anniversary as was possible with Saga Holidays. We had to take two flights from Manchester, firstly by Brussels Airlines to Brussels then again...More

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I would look for the towns where the locks are constructed. By definition, these would be the most rugged part of the river. And watching the river boats pass through the locks is fascinating. Google Douro locks to find... More
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