Signature Portugal River Cruise

Explore the dreamy Douro River and discover why its name translates to ‘River of Gold’ as you sail on its gleaming waters through Portugal’s breathtaking panoramic beauty. Marvel at the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, cozy towns, and charming villages while sailing through some of the most spectacular views of Portugal. Before sailing, begin your vacation your way with a three-night stay in beautiful Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Enjoy guided sightseeing to see the city highlights, including Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Join an excursion to magnificent Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Stop in Coimbra for a city sightseeing tour before reaching Porto where you will board your Avalon Suite Ship® to start a delightful river cruise across Portugal!Calda


  • 7 Nights luxury River Cruise Accommodations
  • 3 Nights Accommodations in Lisbon (breakfast included)
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavored and infused water available throughout each day
  • Included tours, activities and events
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Sky Deck features swimming pool, shade awnings, and premium lounges
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host


**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. In the event of water level problems or maintenance on the locks on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motor coach. Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.



Category E – Fixed Window

Double Occupancy – $6398 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $4800 USD)
Single Occupancy – $9966 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $7500 USD)

Category D – Fixed Window

Double Occupancy – $6647 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $5000 USD)
Single Occupancy – $10,532 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $7900 USD)

Category B – Panorama Suite – Open Air Balcony

Double Occupancy – $7897 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $5950 USD)
Single Occupancy – $12,289 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $9200 USD)

Category A – Panorama Suite – Open Air Balcony

Double Occupancy – $7947 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $6000 USD)
Single Occupancy – $12,367 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $9300 USD)


If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $250 CAD due at time of booking.
Final Payment due – February 21, 2024

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Guaranteed Departure

You can book confidently knowing that this tour will definitely depart.  If you are booked please arrange your flights.  We always recommend flexible, refundable tickets not booked with a third party supplier.

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

Group Size

Minimum – 10 members
Maximum – 18 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Shipboard gratuities if minimum passengers not met

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Kirsten.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Lisbon, Portugal – Humberto Delgado Airport – LIS anytime on or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Porto, Portugal –  Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport – OPO – last operating departure transfer is by 3:30pm.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote


Avalon Alegria

Explore Portugal’s dazzling Douro River on Avalon’s newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships®. The Avalon Alegria delights river cruisers with exceptional experiences and the elegant yet relaxed luxury you’ve come to expect from Avalon Waterways. As the newest addition to our fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Alegria certainly lives up to its name, meaning happiness, which flows from stem to stern on this 262-foot ship. Choose from 14 deluxe staterooms or 37 Panorama Suites® with a spacious capacity of just 102 passengers.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend. If a roommate is not initially available you may have to book in as a single and then change to double occupancy when a roommate is available.

No, at this time a travel visa is not required for Canadian or US Citizens to travel to Portugal. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

Being the tail end of the spring shoulder season in Portugal, June sees dry and sunny days throughout the month. With an average minimum of 16°C and an average high of 25°C, Lisbon is particularly pleasant at this time of the year.

May 26 - Jun 05 2024

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Cruises,
Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking.

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