Scenic Group has confirmed that its river cruise programme on the Douro River in Portugal will resume from July 30th.

The company is home to both the Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises brands.

Both cruise lines will resume their original Douro schedules, offering eight-day round-trips from Porto exploring the sun-drenched vineyards and postcard-worthy towns.

Both cruise lines are providing British holidaymakers with full flexibility by offering deposit-free bookings until the government’s proposed ‘traffic-light’ system is confirmed.

This allows Brits to secure their place on the highly-sought after 2021 season while still having full peace of mind that their cash is protected.

Colin Downing, managing director UK, Scenic Group commented: “We are so excited to be safely restarting operations and ultimately welcoming back our guests, after more than a year of suspended operations.

“We continue to work closely with CLIA and the relevant government authorities to ensure a safe return to each river as soon as possible.”

Alongside the nil-deposit offer, Scenic and Emerald Cruises have applied additional discounts across its entire portfolio of 2021 Douro sailings.