5. Douro River

Douro River

The Douro is one of the best rivers to cruise in Europe if you are a lover of beautiful scenery!

The Douro river starts in north central Spain and flows southwest and into northern Portugal.

While it's not exactly in a forgotten corner of Europe, Portugal's Douro River does tend to be less talked about in comparison to the popular Rhine, Danube and Rhone rivers.2

It's a shame because this river houses breathtaking villages high in the mountains, which are surrounded by olive groves, wild lavender and vineyards.

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