A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 


Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 


Cruising Elevated.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.


Dream, Dream, Dream

Winding through terraced vineyards and remote, rustic villages, Portugal’s dreamy Douro River serves up medieval castles, cinematic scenery, and all the wine, bread, olives, and cheeses your heart desires. Discover why the Douro’s name translates to ‘River of Gold’ as you sail on our newest Suite Ship - the Avalon Alegria. With 14 deluxe staterooms and 37 Panorama Suites, the Alegria carries a capacity of just 102 passengers, giving you the room to relax and the space to savour the spectacular panoramas of the Douro Valley.

From Porto to Porto be dazzled with dreamy excursions that speak to you. Drink in Portugal’s port wine paired with stunning scenery. Glide by kayak through the spectacular canyons of the Gorges de l’Ardèche – called the “European Grand Canyon”. Or join a professional painter to learn the art of azulejos (Portuguese tile). Cruise your way by choosing to add extra nights in lovely Lisbon before your cruise.

Douro River Highlights


Wine tastings? Your cruise through the Douro River Valley has them in spades! Sip a glass or two with tapas, pastries, or local olive oil straight from the farm!

Douro River Highlights


Stroll through the riverside lanes of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern charms of Porto – from ancient avenues to iconic Azulejo tiles to avant-garde graffiti and marvellous murals.

Douro River Highlights


Hop on a bike tour along Porto’s picture-postcard coastline and the picturesque pathways of Vila Nova de Gaia – with an expert biologist.

Douro River Highlights


Join a professional painter to learn the art of azulejos (Portuguese tile). Paint your own authentic tiles in the traditional way with blue paint on glazed tilework so intrinsic to Portuguese culture, architecture, and craftsmanship.

Douro River Highlights


Marvel at Vila Nova de Foz Côa where prehistoric rock art remains as the most important collection of Paleolithic figurations known today.

Douro River Highlights


Pay a visit to Spain’s Salamanca and have your breath taken away by resplendent Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, before digging into a tempting platter of traditional Castilian Toston Asado!

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