A Portugal River Cruise should really be called a Douro River Cruise because that is where the action is.
There are only a handful of river cruise companies that operate cruises on the Douro and the key to any successful Portuguese River Cruise is to understand where you begin your journey and where you end it. Most cruise packages (BLUESUN CRUISE TIP: well worth paying for) start in Lisbon or Lisboa with great hotel stays and then a few days later, a bus journey to Porto to commence the real part of your travel: the cruise.
From Porto in Portugal you beam slowly towards Vega de Terron in Spain. It is normally a round trip unless. The Douro River Valley gained UNESCO world heritage status in 2001 and one of the many highlight as is a visit to the Mateus Palace and gardens in Régua. The Portuguese locals are extremely friendly so be prepared to sample both the Port and paella .Visits along the way will most likely include a visit to the famous Sandemans winery, and be sure to catch some of the local flamenco dancing at night in the cafes and tavernas.
At BlueSun Cruises we speak six European languages, and none of those include Irish or Scottish! But they do include Portuguese. We think that counts a lot when planning your Portugal River cruise because you will probably go from there to Italy, or Spain or France. We speak all their languages too.
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