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The Douro River

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Day Trip from Porto to Régua by Train and Return by Boat

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Holiday on the Douro River

Holiday on Viking River Cruise Board Hemming. The scenery is lovely. The holiday was to celebrate my Birthday. It felt a special day with the waiters wishing me a Happy... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday on Viking River Cruise Board Hemming. The scenery is lovely. The holiday was to celebrate my Birthday. It felt a special day with the waiters wishing me a Happy Birthday. Our cabin was wonderful with a balcony.

1 Thank Linalot1
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In May 2016 we booked a Douro river cruise with Riviera travel for Sept 2017. We wanted a cabin with a balcony but the only one left was a balcony suite so as it was a special occasion we paid an extra £800 to upgrade. The boat was newly built to be launched 2017. The photos were looked lovely with... More 

2 Thank carol m
Boucherville, Canada
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Sightseeing the Douro river from a cruise (which I rather not say the name, because I think my review may apply to most cruises) can be a very relaxing experience. Besides the views, that are simply breathtaking, you can have drinks, you have a very nice lunch, however, for me it was too much time spent in a cruise. So,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The trip started in Heathrow to Lisbon where we hd to wait over 1 hour for the first luggage to arive on the belt. We were then transported to the Tivoli Hotel about 15 minute walk from the main centre. The room was OK nothing special and the tea and coffee had to be paid for. The restaurant was fully... More 

Thank graham10012016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very disappointed. We stayed at the Tivoli hotel in Lisbon to start with. Beautiful hotel but must be avoided at all costs due to noisy building works. Really, Viking should not be using this until after March.The restaurant is very dark and we couldn't see what the breakfast was. It was also cold. The city tour was poor, standing about... More 

1 Thank vikingaddict
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This scenery, cruise itself and service was good. However, this cruise was aimed at people purchasing the extremely expensive extra trips, the other passengers were forgotten. From past experience we decided not to go on these trips in the hope that we could look round on our own when we docked. We found this part of Portugal very poor and... More 

1 Thank susanfrancess
San Francisco
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Highway N108 is road to use to take in the vineyards and steep banks of the Duoro east of Porto. A must drive!

Thank ArikP
Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a few days in August and the staff were incredible-helping to arrange early morning airport transport, wonderful restaurant recommendations and always a friendly attitude! Definitely would stay here again.

Thank Debbe S
Banbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This area is absolutely stunning. The river, vineyards, driving challenges all combine to make this a thoroughly wonderful place.

Thank Linda H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am so impressed by the scenery and the attractive towns and villages that the river flows past. The vineyards seem to go in forever. And there are hidden treasures to be found unexpectedly. The Portuguese people were friendly and welcoming and they all seemed to speak English. We had a great week.

1 Thank Tiish

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