Traveling by river is one of the best ways to venture out and take in the heart of Europe, Egypt, and Vietnam. With river cruising, the focus is on relaxation and destination. Travelers experience local culture up close and many speak of the deep connections they made with local people and fellow passengers. River cruise travelers inevitably become true enthusiasts for the experience.
More than 20,000 miles of inland waterways give travelers a chance to absorb European culture at a relaxed, leisurely, and up-close pace. The Danube, Rhine, Douro, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Mekong, and Nile are by far the most popular rivers for cruising.
This ten-day tour of Portugal and Spain includes Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, and a riverboat cruise deep into the Douro River Valley for an authentic taste of life in a seldom-visited region steeped in a wine-making culture thousands of years old.