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“Had a wonderful 10 day trip”
Review of Rio Douro

Rio Douro
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Small Group Douro Valley and Wine Full Day Tour with Lunch and Tastings
Ranked #4 of 281 things to do in Porto
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Took my mother on the Uniworld Lisbon visit/ Douro River cruise in November 2013. We had a wonderful time. The hotel in Lisbon was nice and the guides were great. The cruise was wonderful. The Queen Isabel is very nice ship - our room was small but well appointed and very comfortable. And with all of the great spaces on the boat (sun deck, lounges etc) to see the beautiful river valley, all of our excursions, and how great our fellow passengers were, we were hardly in our room! Our cruise director Kersten was amazing. We had not taken a river cruise before and I was concerned that we would feel trapped and not get to see enough (the way it is on some bus tours). But that was not the case at all! There was lots to do and see and they offered many options. It is very convenient to have your hotel travel down the river with you. I had made a mistake on booking our flight home but the guides in Lisbon and the cruise director made sure that we disembark early and that we made our flight home. We will definitely be looking to book another Uniworld River Cruise!

Thank KaraAD
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Douro River is the second major river in Portugal (just like Tejo Douro also "borns" in Spain). Along Douro you can find amazing landscapes although, in some cases, the construction industry that boomed in Portugal in the last decaded did a lot of damage. The other negative aspect is related with polution ... Douro is indeed a very polluted river and in spite of the enormous inscrease in terms of tourism not so much as been done to resolve this problem. Perhaps there are also too many damns, and the river wilderness was very affected ... a very significant part of the river species has just vanished. In spite of all that Douro is still amazing and very special, Douro is somehow the "heart" of Oporto city. Pedro Jorge - Oporto of Encounters Eco-Social Tours

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Best place to visit if you are in porto is the river and view also try to use the tram really impressed .

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great river views. Our opinion - opt for walking along at upper levels over getting a cruise. You'll pay 10 euro in off season and not go very far - views you can see a lot better of the whole river from up top

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Take the small cruise and you will be delighted, specially at night. The river itself has nothing special

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