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Viking Torgil Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Rabelo-the boat that transported the wine to Porto in bygone days.
Approaching a lock
Sandman Winery Tour
Mateus Palace
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A Glorious Journey Upriver!
"The River of Gold cruise was our second Viking River cruise; Châteaux, Rivers & Wine from Bordeaux the first.Up a winding contributary river valley in a lovely hillside manor, four of us learned just how port is blended from different years’ harvests...."Read More
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April 2022 - Spring Cruise on the Douro

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mikerem48
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

April 2022 - My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (24+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our fifth river cruise on Viking. Our Douro River Cruise started in Lisbon, Portugal on April 4, 2022. We took the pre-cruise option. This was our first trip out of the USA since 2019. Our flight from Florida arrived a few days early so we could enjoy Lisbon ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


Enjoyable Cruise

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topshamme
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The crew, as always, were very attentive & helpful. My husband uses a wheelchair, & we know before starting, that he won’t be able to partake in all the excursions, but he likes being on the ship! The meals & wine were outstanding. We also did the pre-cruise extension in Madrid & the post-cruise extension Road to Santiago, which were very interesting. We’d been to Madrid before, so we wanted ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

Traveled with disabled person


A Glorious Journey Upriver!

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Petpainter
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The River of Gold cruise was our second Viking River cruise; Châteaux, Rivers & Wine from Bordeaux the first. We also took the fabulous Viking Ocean cruise, In Search of the Northern Lights; a thrilling display right from our veranda. We opted for this cruise after the Lyon & Provence cruise was cancelled by the pandemic in spring 2020. The October 2021 Douro cruise was our first travel experience ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda


Great staff, great food, great baby longboat, great cabin

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HiFlyer777
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a wonderful small-boat cruise on the Duoro river. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We were expecting some walking tours of the ports where we docked each day, but were almost always met by Viking buses that took us to other interesting sites in Portugal. It was a combination riverboat and bus tour. The buses were nice, but it seemed we spent a lot of time on them. One of the highlights was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Most Beautiful Scenery

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TomMcC
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our fourth Viking River Cruise, ( plus one ocean vcruise), and our first that included a tour before the boat. The hotel in Lisbon was elegant, one of the best we’ve stayed at. The included excursions were great, as almost all Viking included excursions are. On the third morning we bussed to Vila Nova de Gaia, across the Douro from Porto, with a stop in the university town of Coimbra. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Douro delights

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PeterChild
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Friends had recommended the Douro cruise and we had enjoyed our 2 previous Viking cruises so we embarked on this holiday. We flew from London to Lisbon for a couple of lovely days and then took the coach to Porto for another couple of days. The outing to Guimares was wonderful. The cruise itself started the next day. The river is not long so 2.5 days to the Spanish border and 2.5 days back. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


Disappointing from what was advertised

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myrnacedars
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I choose this cruise for a Christmas Holiday. It was disappointing because the schedule was changed do to the maintenance on the locks. This could not have been avoided. However, it make for a disappointing Christmas cruise. Instead of visiting the Bakery on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas was a big let down. For Christmas day we just cruised back and forth. There was not any big celebration ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Beautiful autumn colours in Douro Valley

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Nut 50
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have travelled with Viking several times and believe what they offer is good value for money, excellent quality and immerses us in the culture of the places visited. David Wander the Programme Director was excellent in every respect. He led the included excursions superbly with good communication, appropriate humour and looked after the needs of a disparate group in an expert fashion. His on ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Unfortunate Disappointments

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pbranham
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A cruise of a lifetime. We were so excited, per advertisements on PBS station. Was recommended to us and so my family booked this cruise a year ago. The disappointment, I understand was due to mother nature, however I have since learned that the low water happens occasionally and unfortunately we hit peak time. If we had know of this possible occurrence we would have postponed our trip to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Very beautiful scenery and the entire staff was very accommodating and wonderful

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Love Viking
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This trip was wonderful. Our group, of four, did the pre-cruise stay in Lisbon. This gave us a chance to explore the city and learn about the history and culture. We also went to visit Our Lady of Fatima before we embarked the River Boat. This visit to the shrine was very spiritual to be on Holy ground. From there we embarked the River Boat, Torgil. From the moment we embarked to the ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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