Uniworld River Cruises | S.S. São Gabriel

Prepare for an unforgettable journey down the Douro River on board a stunning new ship. Every detail evokes the winding riverside beauty of the Douro Valley, from the suites, to the food and wine board. You’ll explore Portugal and Spain in comfort and style, cruising past quaint villages, rolling vineyards and historic cities.

Life on board:

The newly launched S.S. São Gabriel with you front of mind, for the utmost in relaxation upon the river. Stay in well-appointed suites overlooking the river, with balconies, hotel bed covers in fine linen and built-in closets. Your room is your sanctuary, with everything you need to retreat from the excitement of travel.

Rooms include a flat screen TV, a safe and chargers for phones and iPods. Elsewhere on the ship, enjoy lounging around on the sun deck, laze in the pool, enjoy the swimming centre, serenity river spa and more. Or why not meet your fellow passengers in the on board bar? 10 Breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners will be included, and all meals on board are made with the freshest ingredients. Indulge with unlimited drinks on board including fine wine, beer, soft drinks and more.

Entertainment and Activities:

Start your holiday with a 4 days in beautiful Lisbon, where you'll enjoy a tour of all the top sights and glorious architecture in the city, before spending a day getting to know this stunning city at your leisure. On day 4, you'll check out of your Lisbon hotel and begin the journey to Porto by road, stopping in Coimbra for a traditional Portuguese lunch on the way.

On day 5, you'll get to know more about Porto's history, with the choice of a panoramic city tour or local walking tour, featuring a vintage tram ride, before setting sail on the ship after your tour. 

As you cruise along the river, you'll visit Régua, where you'll earn more about the nation's most famous export, Port wine, before seeing the dramatic views in the Douro river valley on your way to Pinhao, where you'll have the choice of a guided tour or vineyard hike and wine tasting. 

Day 8 will bring you to Spain and the historic town of Salamanca, famous for its sand coloured buildings, before heading to Barca d’Alva on day 9, where you can visit Castelo Rodrigo or archaeological park, Foz Côa.

Finally, on day 10 you'll make a final choice between visiting the historic Guimarães or heading for a city tour to the oldest neighbourhood in Porto, the Riberia, before saying goodbye the next morning. 

Book a stay on S.S. São Gabriel: 

Book your journey on board the S.S. São Gabriel today. Discover scenic valleys, sample authentic Iberian cuisine, and simply unwind and leave your cares behind. Relax while the stunning UNESCO-designated landscapes of the Douro Valley unfold around you and enjoy the best that Spain and Portugal have to offer. Simply book online here.