Or change your plans and book yourselves onto one of the Douro cruises. I did one about 18 years ago and it was a brilliant trip.[/quote]
Unfortunately due to a dispute between the government and the river authority the Douro is effectively closed...they are arguing over the fees for placing the navigation buoys so the river authority removed them all and therefore the big boats cannot navigate the river...happy days.
God may have made water...but man made wine. - Victor Hugo