The Grand Lago : the biggest artificial lake in Europe with its 250 km², situated near the Spanish border, is 83 km long and has a perimeter of 1160 km.
France Passion Plaisance Portugal
Canal boats available for rental 30 March to 31 December 2019
Base located at Porto ** Please Note: boat licence is required **
Douro River starts in Spain and reaches the Atlantic Ocean
in Porto. The river has carved a valley of spectacular
beauty, with hills falling steeply down to the water’s
edge and stone terraces built over generations to give
the vines a sheltered hold on the steep rocks. This is
port wine country, the first and oldest demarcated wine
region in the world, established in 1756. Taste new wines
from old village vineyards – Régua, Pinhão
and Lamego. Enjoy a home-cooked meal at the Alpendurada
Monastery. Stroll through Salamanca, Spain, a UNESCO World
Heritage city, and all along the way uncover a land of
unspoiled beauty and charm.
Cruising the Portugal
North of this Mediterranean country runs the river Douro,
of which 130 kilometers are navigable, between Porto at the
Atlantic coast, and the Spanish border.
the river has only 5 locks, one of them has a height of
35 meters. Side
branches of the Douro river are the rivers Tamega, Arda,
Coa and Sabor.
from Portugal into Spain on the magnificent Douro River.
A relaxing, unhurried journey into the heart of beautiful
and uncrowded northern Portugal. The cruise features all
meals including quality local wines with dinner and all
shore excursions .A gentle and relaxing journey through
Portugal's Douro River Valley, famous for its steep terraced
vineyards of Port wine grapes. You will visit charming
villages, sample the tasty cuisine onboard your ship and
at local restaurants and enjoy local Portuguese and Spanish
entertainment. The cruise begins and ends in the city of
Porto, first settled over 5,000 years ago.