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Portugal’s River of Gold

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Viking Hemming

from $2,999 pps
Lisbon to Basel, Switzerland 17 - 25 July 2020 8 nights

Cruise on board Viking Hemming from Lisbon to Basel, Switzerland for 8 nights.

Explore castles & cathedrals Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip the region’s renowned white wines, the roots of its terraced vineyards reaching back to Roman times. Savor the various culinary traditions of Alsace. From Basel and Cologne to Amsterdam, this journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

Ship & Staterooms

Viking Hemming

Viking Hemming Hemming - Danish King & Peacemaker. Hemming was a Danish king for only two years, but his reign helped shape the future of Franco-Danish relations immeasurably. He was best known for signing the Treaty of Heiligen with the Frankish emperor Charlemagne in 811. Learn more

Cruise Itinerary

Lisbon17-07-2020
Porto19-07-2020
Régua21-07-2020
Barca d’Alva22-07-2020
Salamanca & Vega de Terrón23-07-2020
Pinhão24-07-2020
Régua24-07-2020
Porto25-07-2020
Lisbon

Lisbon

Embark: 17 July 2020
Portugal's capital spreads its ancient sites on seven steep hillsides that overlook the Tagus River. Feast your eyes on St. George's Castle which overlooks the city atop the highest hill, or the countless balconies ablaze with geraniums and wrought iron lamps that light up the medieval Alfama quarter. Wonder up to the Bairro Alto where you may hear the sorrowful fado singers ring out from cafés.

Porto

In Port: 19 July 2020
Portugal’s second largest city, Porto lends its name to the nation’s port wine.

Régua

In Port: 21 July 2020
The peaceful town of Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, overlooks the Douro River with the Serra do Marao mountains at its rear.

Barca d’Alva

In Port: 22 July 2020
This tranquil town is shadowed by mountains and surrounded by miles of gorgeous countryside filled with vineyards and orchards.

Salamanca & Vega de Terrón

In Port: 23 July 2020
Vega de Terrón serves as a Douro River gateway to the fascinating Spanish city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pinhão

In Port: 24 July 2020
The sleepy town of Pinhão is situated at the epicenter of the valley’s port wine-making. The biggest names in port have wine estates nearby, thanks to the region’s perfect growing conditions for port grapes.

Régua

In Port: 24 July 2020
The peaceful town of Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, overlooks the Douro River with the Serra do Marao mountains at its rear.

Porto

Disembark: 25 July 2020
Portugal’s second largest city, Porto lends its name to the nation’s port wine.