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Douro River Cruises

The scent of dried spices and grass is in the air on a Douro cruise and you look out over an intoxicating landscape of towering slopes and vineyard terraces of all shapes and sizes, on which plump vines stretch towards the sun. The Douro gracefully winds its way through what is probably the most spectacular wine-growing region in the world – home of port wine. With this uplifting sight, enjoying the famous wines is twice as nice.

Rising in Spain, the  Douro flows  from east to west across Portugal  and empties into the Atlantic at Porto. Wine culture has been intensively cultivated here for centuries. Picturesque wineries line the riverbanks. Along the river, medieval towns, which boast wonderful buildings, captivate with their beauty.

Douro Sailings

Vessels Sailing the Douro

River Cruises with nicko

Whether you’re cruising along the Rhine in Germany or the Moselle in Belgium, the Danube in Austria or the most beautiful rivers of France and Portugal – there is so​ much to discover on the waterways of Europe. All our ships are specially designed for river cruises, making any cruise with us an easy and comfortable way to discover the most interesting places and stunning countryside in the world.

On a nicko European river cruise, every day brings a new destination to explore, as your home away from home always travels with you. We offer the very best in all-inclusive European river cruises and we also offer a selection of no-fly river cruise options from the UK, using our exclusive rail packages.

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