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Highlights of the stay

  • An exceptional artistic line-up
  • Concerts in private venues
  • A rich itinerary
  • A French-speaking team to support you
  • A user-friendly boat
  • A festival on the water

Embark on a musical voyage and experience a romantic musical cruise on the Douro, combining the scenic beauty of Portugal's "golden river" with the poetic and expressive fluidity of music. On this voyage to the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the artists on your cruise : pianists Frédéric Vaysse Knitter and Paul Beynet , cellist Olivia Gay, mezzo soprano Maria Mirante and myself on violin, will offer you a rich program of concerts on board and ashore, in venues specially privatized for you, where you will savor the most beautiful pages of Chopin, Fauré, Schubert, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven,Handel ... while pianist composer and improviser Thierry Maillard will invite you to follow him in his personal musical universe. You'll discover the charms of the city of Porto and its wines, Guimarães, considered the cradle of the Portuguese nation, and the many unique artistic treasures of northern Portugal. And, if you feel like it, you can discover the proud Spanish city of Salamanca.
See you soon on board, at the heart of Portugal's musical masterpieces, to share moments of grace, pleasure, discovery and wonder!


Your boat :  MS Amalia Rodrigues - a 5-anchor boat
A small, warm and friendly boat (66 cabins). All cabins offer panoramic views of the outside. A magnificent panoramic saloon is located forward. A large sun deck with armchairs and deckchairs
Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Departure from Paris to Porto

  • Welcome at the airport Installation in your cabin
  • Possibility of visiting Porto before embarkation (with supplement)
  • Dinner and overnight on board
Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Porto / Peso da Régal & Concert

  • At lunchtime, your ship will cast off and begin its journey up the Douro towards Peso da Régua
  • During this afternoon of sailing, you can take advantage of the lounge or sun deck to admire the surrounding scenery
  • In the evening, we invite you to a concert in the salon
Thursday, September 19, 2024

Pesa da Régua / Pinhao / Vega Terron (Spain) and Concert

  • Your boat will leave Peso da Régua in the early morning
  • Optional excursion
  • You'll enjoy an afternoon of sailing, during which you can meet the musicians at an autograph session, before arriving at Vega Terrón
  • After dinner, you can enjoy a concert by the talented musicians accompanying you in the boat's salon
Friday, September 20, 2024

Vega Terron ( Spain) / Barca d'Alva ( Portugal) & Concert

  • This is the only Spanish stopover on your trip, allowing you to discover Salamanca (optional)
  • After dinner, you will be invited to a concert in the salon
Saturday, September 21, 2024

Barca d'Alva / Ferradosa / Pinhao

  • Early in the day, you will leave Barca d'Alva
  • After lunch, your boat arrives in Ferradosa. Nestling in the folds of a pastoral and bucolic landscape, this small town is sure to charm you with its picturesque and charming narrow streets (optional visit)
Sunday, September 22, 2024

Pinahao / Porto & Concert

  • The boat will leave Pinhão
  • Possibility of optional excursion to Lamego
  • You'll enjoy an afternoon sailing to Porto, during which you can chat with the musicians at an autograph session 
  • In the evening, we offer a final concert on board
Monday, September 23, 2024

Porto & Concert

  • During this day in Porto, you can take part in an optional excursion 
  • Back on board, you'll have dinner before heading to an iconic music venue in the heart of Porto
  • In this private setting, you'll attend the last concert of your trip
Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Porto / Paris

  • After disembarking, you will be transferred to Porto airport for your flight home

Guided Tours


  • Concert 1: "Chopin au fil de l'eau" by Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter, piano
  • Concert 2: Concert at Chapelle Mateus "À double cordes" with Sophie Lemonnier-Wallez, violin and Olivia Gay, cello
  • Concert 3: "Les plus belles pages pour violoncelle" with Olivia Gay, cello and Frédéric Vaysse Knitter, piano
  • Concert 4: "Au salon de George Sand" with Maria Mirante, mezzo-soprano and Paul Beynet, piano
  • Concert 5: "La boîte à délice du violon" with Sophie Lemonnier- Wallez, violin and Frédéric Vaysse Knitter, piano
  • Concert 6: "Barcarolles" with cruise artists
  • Concert 7: "Festive concert" in a private room in Porto with the cruise artists
  • Your cruise will also feature "Jazz Moments" by Thierry Maillard on piano


MS Amalia Rodrigues Main Deck


Programmes and prices are subject to change made by venues and providers.Availability has to be confirmed at the time of booking.

MS Amalia Rodrigues Middle deck


Intermediate deck cabin (2 people)
€3,690 / pers.
Intermediate deck cabin (1 pers)
€5,490 / pers.

Programmes and prices are subject to change made by venues and providers.Availability has to be confirmed at the time of booking.


Programmes and prices are subject to change made by venues and providers.Availability has to be confirmed at the time of booking.

The price includes

  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Tax
  • Entries in the sites
  • Drinks
  • Show seats

The price does not include

  • Assistance
  • Excursions
  • Tips

Practical information

For each country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs) publishes travel advice sheets on its website. You will find the latest recommendations on safety, formalities and health. We strongly recommend that you consult these sources of information regularly, right up until the day before your departure.