2025 COFFEE SHOP GANG - EMERALD RIVER CRUISE IN PORTUGAL - SECRETS OF THE DUORO
October 10, 2025 - October 18, 2025
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A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro River has long been Portugal's lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca shines both day and night and a kayak experience in Pinhão provides a new perspective on the Douro.
Emerald River Cruise - Secrets of the Douro
If you always wanted to see Northern Portugal and Western Spain this river cruise experience is for you.
Sailors Delight Travel has exclusive rights to be the first to book the October sailing of the Emerald RADIANCE Star-Ship. This cruise is not available to the public yet and we have 100 % of available cabins on the ship until September, 2023 when it will be released to the public and other travel agents. Basically, if you book early, you can pick any cabin on board.
Across all River Cruise Lines the Douro cruises always sell out well in advance. The first cabins to sell out are the Panorama Balcony Suites.
The Emerald RADIANCE was launched in 2017 and only holds 112 passengers with 57 cabins.
The RADIANCE was built specifically to sail the Douro River. It has all the bells and whistles that you look forward too with the Emerald brand, including Pool with retractable roof and incredible included opportunities to see this region of the Iberian Peninsula.
Depart bus from Gloucester enroute to Logan Airport.
Economy class flights to Porto, Portugal. You can upgrade to Premium Economy or Business at additional costs. Note: there are no non stops flights from Boston to Porto.
Porto Airport transports to the RADIANCE on the Douro
After you have settled in your stateroom you have the rest of the day to explore Porto.
Then a festive welcome onboard celebration with gourmet cuisine for awaits us.
The next day we set sail -See the full itinerary above.
At the conclusion of this River Cruise, Emerald Cruises will transport us back to Porto Airport for flights home.
Once at Logan Airport Sailors Delight travel will provide transportation back to Gloucester, unless someone deviates and takes different flights or dates.
Contact Laurie if you would like to spend some extra time in Lisbon, Madrid or Porto. Emerald cruise extensions pricing and info will be available later in the year.
Prices below includes the River Cruise, Transports, Complimentary shore excursions, all Gratuities and Economy Class Flights. Group bonus includes Premium Drinks Package (2) (Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the cruise).
Emerald RADIANCE STATEROOMS:
EMERALD STATEROOM - Riveria Deck
EMERALD RADIANCE DECK PLAN
Emerald Radiance has 4 DECKS and hold 112 passengers with only 56 Staterooms.
There are 4 Types of Staterooms with different categories.
Riviera Deck - Emerald Staterooms
Vista Deck- Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites
Horizon Deck - Owner's One Bedroom Suite Emerald Riverview Suite
Sun Deck - Pool, Observation Chairs, etc.
EMERALD CRUISES Inclusions for this trip
7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship the RADIANCE
Economy Air from USA (maximum value up to $1500 per person)
Airport transfers to and from the RADIANCE STAR SHIP
All Port taxes and charges
DINING HIGHLIGHTS -19 delectable meals including 7 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner Gala
Coffee Shop Gang Group exclusive BONUS- Premium Drinks Package (2) (Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the cruise) for duration of cruise
Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting
Guided tour of Salamanca
Visit to the Côa Valley Museum
Guided tour of Lamego & Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary
Guided tour of Porto
Guided active walk through the vineyards
Kayak experience in Pinhão
Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
Guided active walk in Porto
EmeraldPLUS (possible additional cost)
Portuguese cooking demonstration
Port wine cocktail lesson on board
Tuna music performance
Rural dinner and at Quinta da Pacheca
Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
Evening cruise through Porto
PER PERSON PRICING - INCLUDES CRUISE, TRANSFERS AND FREE AIR *
(Based on double occupancy)
|EMERALD STATEROOM w/ Air and Transfers
|Category F RIVIERA DECK
|$4345. per person
|SOLD OUT CAT C PANORAMA BALCONY SUITE w/ Air and Transfers
|Category C VISTA DECK
|$4895. per person
|SOLD OUT CAT B -PANORAMA BALCONY SUITE W/Air and Transfers
|Category B- VISTA DECK
|CAT A PANORAMA BALCONY SUITE W/ AIR & TRANSFERS
|Category A - HORIZON DECK
|Riverview and Owners Suites
|Category RA and SA HORIZON DECK
|Call Laurie for Pricing
|* Free Air is valued at up to $1500 per person.