The Douro Cruise, November 9th – 16th 2020

from £1,650.00

Did you know that “Rio Douro” translates roughly from Portuguese as the “River of Gold”? Theatrical Adventures are returning there in Autumn 2020. Join us and see for yourself. When the sun catches the water the river does indeed gleam like gold.

We were last on the Douro in 2017 and everyone agreed it was one of our outstanding adventures. The Douro cuts across Portugal from wild and rugged wilderness on the Spanish frontier to the old city of Oporto and the Atlantic beyond.

Grapes grown on its steeply rising banks have been sending forth legendary port wines for centuries and it has also got spectacular landscapes and a scattering of World Heritage sites.

This is a cruise for the connoisseur. It includes all meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on day eight; all drinks both with meals and served at the bar throughout the trip (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list). All excursions listed in the itinerary; a welcome cocktail party and gala dinner – and entertainment of a quality you will only find on a Theatrical Adventure. Every night we have a concert featuring our international professional artistes; we add some flamenco- themed dancing; Portuguese Fado entertainment and traditional folk music.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    River Cruise
  • Activity Level Leisurely
All about the The Douro Cruise, November 9th – 16th 2020.

We encourage you to join in and rehearse a semi-staged HMS Pinafore which we will present after the Gala Dinner.

Ports of call include Porto, Regua, Pinhao, Vega de Teron, Salamanca, Barca D’Alva, and Ferradosa.

There are no hidden “extras” with a Theatrical Adventure. Some of our twin cabins are available exclusively as “singles” with NO SURCHARGE. We do not know of any competitor who can offer such a fantastic deal.


So don’t delay. Sign up now and avoid disappointment. Remember we have a concert EVERY NIGHT with outstanding artistes.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • All onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Cabins with shower in bathroom
  • Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • The onboard entertainment
  • All excursions mentioned in the programme
  • Flamenco entertainment, Fado entertainment & traditional folk entertainment, along with our nightly Theatrical Adventures entertainment
  • All port fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks from the special lists
  • Drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  1. Day 1: Porto Monday November 9th

    Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail reception. After dinner, there will be a Theatrical Adventures concert.

  2. Day 2: Porto - Regua Tuesday November 10th

    Join us for a guided tour of Porto followed by a wine tasting session in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaïa. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Evening Concert.

  3. Day 3: Regua - Pinhao - Vega De TeroN Wednesday November 11th

    Take part in our excursion to Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. We’ll stroll through the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

  4. Day 4: Vega De Teron - Salamanca - Barca D'Alva Thursday November 12th

    Join us for an excursion to Salamanca (lunch included). We’ll visit its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world. We’ll return on board after our tour and enjoy an evening of entertainment from our cabaret team.

  5. Day 5: Barca D'Alva - Ferradosa - Pinhao Friday November 13th

    This morning will be spent cruising. We’ll set off on our excursion along the Porto Wine Route. We’ll discover the vineyards famously arranged in rows as well as small typical villages, followed by a wine-tasting session in a true Portuguese quinta. Tonight’s our Gala Evening and dinner.

  6. Day 6: Pinhao - Porto Saturday November 14th

    Join us on a guided tour of Lamego. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment and party piece night from our guests.

  7. Day 7: Porto Sunday November 15th

    Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. Afterwards, join us for an excursion to Aveiro, a charming medieval town surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment and our semi-staged production of HMS Pinafore.

  8. Day 8: Porto Monday November 16th

    Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

The MS Vasco De Gama

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Main Deck staterooms are with Riverview windows (non-opening). Middle Deck and Upper Deck cabins are with French balconies (slide-opening windows).

As for amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), wardrobe, satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

Shipboard facilities

The ship’s amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room, upper deck lounge with a terrace, sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, elevator, also complimentary Wi-Fi Internet usage.




Date Confirmed Dates Type Trip Status Price (Per person) Excluding Flights Deposit Including Flights  
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category A - Twin
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category B - Twin
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category C - Twin
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category C - Single
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category E - Single (SOLD OUT)
November 9, 2020 - November 16, 2020
Category F - Single (SOLD OUT)