Portugal river cruises

Generations have come and gone but Portugal's towns have remained locked in time.

Discover Portugal's hidden gems with a European river cruise

Explore the wonders of Portugal's towns with our all-inclusive European river cruise in Portugal. You'll step back in time and relive bygone years on board the luxurious Scenic Azure along the picturesque Douro River.

View the breathtaking wonders of the Douro Valley with Scenic Portugal river cruises, the ultimate in luxury river cruising. During your Douro River cruise, you'll experience the rich cultures of timeless villages, four of which are World Heritage-listed Sites: the prehistoric rock art sites of the Côa Valley, the Alta Douro, the ancient city of Salamanca and the historical city of Porto.

As you cruise along the Douro River valley in 5-star luxury, you'll marvel at the hilltop wine estates, terraced landscapes, and family-run Quintas (estates) as you indulge in the spectacular food and exquisite wines Portugal is renowned for.

Why cruise with Scenic?

From the moment you step on board you'll be spoilt for choice. You'll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury every moment of the day.
Scenic Enrich - Salzburg, Austria

Scenic Enrich

These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in a castle, followed by a classical concert, or one of our exclusively created Scenic shows in Salzburg.
Scenic Freechoice - E-Bikes, Rudesheim, Germany

Scenic Freechoice

These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Which narrow cobblestone path through an ancient village will you choose to follow? Will you Shop with a Chef at a local market, or explore the home of a local artist.

Scenic Tailormade

Our Scenic Tailormade App guides you through your own personal excursion on shore, and offers absorbing commentary on major points of interest while you’re on board. Map out the perfect route for a fanatical foodie’s walk, or spend an afternoon exploring ancient treasures.
  • Luxuriously Appointed Suites
    Enjoy your queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, pillow menu, luxury bath products, Wi-Fi internet and Mac mini info-tainment system.
  • Scenic Sun Lounges
    Our all-weather private balconies ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery. The world opens up at the touch of a button.
  • All-Inclusive Wellness
    On board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship, you will have access to a range of health and wellness amenities at the dedicated wellness centre.
  • Up to Five Dining Options
    World-class dining at a choice of up to five dining venues including Table d'Or and River Café. Enjoy everything we offer on board including a range of entertainment.
  • Unlimited Complimentary Beverages*
    Choose from our extensive range of complimentary top-shelf beverages or enjoy your complimentary in-suite mini bar and try out our in-suite room service.
  • Butler Service
    Enjoy a nightly turndown service, shoe-shining or have your salon appointments organised, with hair, massage and beauty treatments^ available.
  • The Nth Degree
    We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.
*All beverages are included except a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits. ^At an additional cost

Experience the ultimate in Portugal River Cruising on board the 5-star Scenic Azure

Luxury European river cruising in Portugal with Scenic is more akin to boarding a glamorous hotel floating on the Douro River. Our 5-star newly built Scenic Azure has set the standard for luxury river cruising. With only 48 cabins and an almost 1:2 staff to guest ratio, your Portugal river cruise will be the intimate European River Cruise you deserve. Specially designed to navigate the beautiful Douro River, 87% of the luxury suites have Scenic Sun Lounges so you can relax with a glass of wine stretching out in the warm Portuguese sun. 

With your own dedicated Cruise Director on board, the luxurious Scenic Azure features free Wi-Fi, an all-inclusive Wellness Centre, a wide choice of dining venues and unlimited complimentary beverages. During your Portugal River Cruise on-shore excursions you'll enjoy wine tasting from world-renowned wineries in Spain, Portugal and northern Portugal.

Your all-inclusive luxury European river cruise with Scenic has everything included. From all tips and gratuities and personal airport transfers to first-class transport and local guides. The only time you'll need to reach for your wallet is if you have personal expenses.


Travel Inspiration

4 Reasons to take a Douro river cruise

Douro River cruises are one of the most relaxing, enjoyable and certainly one of the best ways to explore Portugal. Read our top four reasons to take one.

Learn more about river cruising

New to river cruising? Read our 'First Time Guide to River Cruising' to inspire you on why you should embark on a European river cruise with Scenic.
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