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Introducing the Spirit of Chartwell

Famously designed and refurbished for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on the River Thames in 2012, you really can travel like royalty aboard the opulent Spirit of Chartwell. Teeming with elegance and finery, the vessel’s design evokes a classic luxury yacht with touch of Pullman railway grandeur. This intimate barge has a high staff-to-guest ratio, meaning every need is discreetly anticipated and attended to - so you’ll not want for anything as you sail Portugal’s Douro River.

As you glide past picturesque towns and verdant vineyards, you’ll indulge in onboard wine tastings, folk shows, cooking demonstrations and informative talks from local experts. Take in the views from the open-air sundeck, or enjoy an evening tipple (or two) in the piano bar.