DouroAzul is the leading Portuguese river cruise company. Founded in 1993, the company operates river cruises along the Douro River in northern Portugal, between the cities of Porto and Barca d’Alva, near the border with Spain. DouroAzul’s fleet of 11 hotel-ships offer an exquisite service that combines stylishness accommodations with the breathtaking landscape of the Douro Valley, allowing the guests to fully benefit of the natural and architectural beauty of the Douro region.
DouroAzul is part of Mystic Invest, a private holding company dedicated to the tourism industry. Besides DouroAzul, Mystic Invest also owns the German river cruise company Nicko Cruises, that operates 19 ships in 12 destinations across three continents, and Mystic Cruises, that will operate luxury river cruises along the Peruvian Amazon in European-style ships.
While river cruising is the core business of Mystic Invest, the holding has other companies and brands dedicated to tourism, offering services in sightseeing tours & attractions, helicopter tours and hotels & resorts.