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Announcing our 51st Anniversary Tour!

Wells Gray Tours is celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2022 and we recently announced five years of special anniversary events to mark this exciting milestone. We are thrilled to share the second of these special Anniversary Tours with you – a cruise on Portugal’s Duoro River aboard the elegant Emerald Radiance. This special tour will depart 51 years to the day from the first Wells Gray tour in 1972. This is a brand new tour for us and your hosts for this spectacular journey will be Wells Gray Tours Owner and Founder, Roland Neave, and his wife Anne.

Experience the Magic of Portugal

The Douro weaves through one of Europe’s most striking natural regions. The enchanting countryside has terraced vineyards, historic landmarks dating back 1,500 years, superb wineries at every stop, and delightful walkable towns.

The tour begins with four nights in Lisbon, the cosmopolitan capital of Portugal, then travels up the coast to Porto at the mouth of the Douro River where we board the Emerald Radiance for a 7-day cruise. Once on board we’ll enjoy wonderful experiences including the charming baroque village of Lamego and Spain’s walled city of Salamanca. As one of the continent’s foremost and best-loved wine-producing regions, the Douro Valley provides plentiful opportunities to sample delightful vintages along the way.

All Aboard the Intimate Emerald Radiance

The magnificent Emerald Radiance was custom-built in 2017 to navigate the waters of the Douro Valley and make the most of the delightful Portuguese climate. This intimate ship carries only 112 passengers and has been carefully designed to reflect the beauty of its surroundings. Boasting a spacious open-air sun deck, wonderful dining areas, and generously appointed suites and staterooms, every inch of this vessel has been designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Settle in and relax as the on-board team takes care of everything, from answering any questions that you may have about your itinerary to helping with your independent exploration.

Join our Upcoming Webinar 

If you’d like to learn more about this tour, join Matt Greenwaldt, Director of Group Sales for Mayflower Cruises and Kerrie Niemeier from Wells Gray Tours in an upcoming online webinar. They will take you into the heart of Portugal to learn more about the majestic sites, the centuries old viticulture, the day to day itinerary, the ship details and why this spectacular region is truly a European paradise!

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
9:00 am PDT
Once registered, you’ll be emailed a link to join the webinar. If you can’t make it, we will send all those who register an email with a link to the recording.

Book Now and Take Advantage of Early Booking Incentives

There are several incentives for early bookers:

If you book by Friday, May 13, 2022 you will receive an early booking discount of $300 per person.

If you book by Friday, April 22, 2022 you will be entered into a special draw. The winner can choose an upgrade to the Owner’s Suite on the Emerald Radiance OR a Business Class upgrade on the flight to and from Portugal.

If you book by Friday, May 13, 2022 you will be entered into a second draw. The winner will receive the prize that is not selected by the winner of the first draw.

Don’t delay on this popular tour!

River cruises are extremely popular and often sell out a year before sailing. We know it’s hard to predict what the world will look like a year from now, so if you book now, you can cancel for any reason up until six months prior to departure for only $100 per person.

For More information See the Full Tour Itinerary

51st Anniversary Cruise on the Douro River
May 14, 2023 – 16 Days
Tour itinerary from: BC Interior | Vancouver Island | Lower Mainland