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Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

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Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

Would appreciate some input from locals or others who have traveled before us.

Trying to confirm a 9 night cruise/land package from Lisbon to Porto. I have read conflicting reports of rain and water levels. Some say best in September and others say early October.

The length of daylight varies slightly and we want to be able to enjoy our balcony onboard the ship, as we are sailing. I understand the scenery is beautiful.

Having traveled before us or by living there, can you please off advise. We would like to move forward.

Thank you so much.

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1. Re: Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

As you said, the length of the day varies just slightly, and September definitely has warmer temperatures and lesser probability of rain. September would definitely work better for you.

September/October is harvest season, all the vineyards are ripe with fruit, making this the best time to visit.

Have a nice trip!

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2. Re: Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

Yes, choose September, it has all the advantages as mentioned above.

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3. Re: Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

Middle September, but the best (since it's harvest time) would be to get a package that includes a day at a Quinta participating on the harvest activities, not just watch it from the ship.

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4. Re: Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

First, thank you so much for your help.

Second, the trip in the middle of September 2015 is full. So, that is out. We can do 3 September or 2 October. The trip is 11 days. Is there any advise on what to do? Which would be better? Your help is greatly appreciated.

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5. Re: Duoro River Cruise Middle of September through October

Choose September 3.

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