Portugal, part 5 (final)

Our last stop before returning to Porto for the trip home, was Regua. We did some leisurely cruising to get there, passing innumerable vineyards and groves of olive and almond trees. If you look very closely at the photo on the left, you will see a statue on the distant […]

Portugal, part 4

  Have I mentioned how well we were fed during the cruise? We were, of course, free to eat on land anytime we were docked, but eating onboard was also wonderful. Lunch aboard our ship one day featured a specially-prepared salmon, which the chef flamed for us. It was delicious! […]

Portugal, part 3

Our next stop was in Porto, though we actually docked across the river in Gaia. That bridge in the background — the lower one! — was one of the ways we went from one bank to the other. The city itself is lovely, as this view of the park may […]

Portugal, part 2

As the more “formal” portion of our Lisbon stay began, we visited several different areas of the city. One of our stops was at the Monument to the Discoveries, where we saw this amazing map of the Portuguese world during the height of its world dominance.         […]


My husband and I have recently returned from another Viking River Cruise, this time along the Douro River in Portugal. I’d never been to Portugal before and had heard that it was beautiful, but I’d had no idea of exactly how beautiful it is! We enjoyed lovely warm weather and […]