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Douro River Cruising

Sail Portugal's "River of Gold"

Travel with Emerald Waterways through the Douro River Valley, where the Age of Discovery began.  Meaning "River of Gold" and now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro River was not navigable until a series of dams built in the 1950s and '60s allowed a more controlled flow of the river. 

Enjoy stops in Portugal ranging from the World Heritage city of Porto to the Roman settlement of Regua and in Spain - Vega de Terron and Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in europe. Highlights include many of the region’s best sites and activities: the Roman ruins in Lamego; pre-historic carvings showcased in Coa Valley Museum and a day trip to Spain’s Roman city of Salamanca, offering a first-hand look at the seat of the Spanish language and a feel for life in medieval times.

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