Excursion

Douro River Cruise & Port Wine Tasting

Enjoy a river cruise on the Douro River and a wine sampling at a port wine cellar on this half-day overview of Oporto.

Price TBD
  • Code
    LEI-D
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended. Depart the pier via air-conditioned motor coach for a brief 30-minute panoramic drive to OportoThe city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 1,000-year historyDuring your journey, view the façade of the Clerigos Church and Tower, a Baroque building of the 18th centuryPass by the 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral and admire its beautiful architectureProceed to the banks of the Douro River, where you will embark a traditional riverboat known as a Rabelo and enjoy an approximate 1-hour cruiseDuring your river cruise, admire the beautiful architecture of the bridges and houses that form a staircase down the hillsClinging to the opposite bank of the Douro River and nestled between one of the six impressive bridges is the city of Vila Nova de GaiaThis is the port wine capital of the world. Disembark your vessel in Vila Nova de Gaia and visit a distinguished port wine cellarOn the south bank of the Douro River, Vila Nova de Gaia is home to more than 50 wine companiesHere, your informative guide will explain the winemaking process, and you will enjoy a sampling of this regional specialty of red and white port wine. After an enjoyable river cruise and the tasting of fine wines, return to your Crystal ship. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.