Enticing Douro

A 12-Day Amadeus Waterways tour starting from $3,849

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Tour Length: 12 Days
Countries Visited: Portugal
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Tour Type:
 River Cruises
Tour Category: Deluxe Tour
Tour Operator: Amadeus Waterways
Tour Code: AMAENTDOURO
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Cities Visited:
Lisbon, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva, Vega Terron, Pinhao, Entre-os-Rios

Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.

 
 
3 nights hotel accommodation in Lisbon, including daily buffet breakfast

Transfer from the hotel to Lisbon to the ship in Porto

7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies

Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included

Complimentary Internet access in all staterooms

Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

Superb dining including complimentary local wine, port wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ

Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music

Services of professional Cruise Manager

All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

All local taxes

 
 
Day 1 EMBARKATION – PORTO, PORTUGAL Embark your cruise in Porto. Gather on board tonight and meet your fellow passengers. (D)

Day 2 PORTO – RÉGUA Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which for the more active adventurer will want to hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as Bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You'll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 3 RÉGUA – BARCA D’ALVA Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. (B,L,D)

Day 4 SALAMANCA, SPAIN – VEGA TERRÓN, SPAIN Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy a traditional Flamenco show in Salamanca. (B,L,D)

Day 5 VEGA DE TERRÓN – PINHÃO, PORTUGAL Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. The warm, spirited hospitality of this family-run Quinta is quite special as you will discover. Several family members play in a band, and while dining, they will entertain you. Quinta de Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Later in the day, venture to Quinta do Seixo, producers of some of the most traditionally made wine in the Douro region. An expert from the Sandeman Winery will take you on a tasting and private tour of the wine cellars, teaching you about the centuries-old winemaking methods. (B,L,D)

Day 6 RÉGUA – ENTRE-OS-RIOS Cruise to Régua where you can visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the beautiful Trás-os-Montes region. Inside the house you’ll see exhibits of religious images and beautiful furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. Later, we wander through the Quinta de Aveleda’s beautiful gardens and estate. Known as one of the best wine producing estates in the Vinho Verde region, we will treat you to a wine and cheese pairing here. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PORTO The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine at Graham’s Winery. Prefer to get more active, you can hike to Graham’s Winery, offering magnificent views over the Douro River. Later in the day, take a short journey to a nearby coastal town for the “Tastes of Matosinhos” tour where you’ll visit a traditional restaurant serving Pataniscas, a traditional Portuguese cod fish cake, and other typical regional snacks. (B,L,D)

Day 8 PORTO – DISEMBARKATION Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
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Prices are per person double occupancy in a Cat. E

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 and 2016 sailings are subject to change.

Port Charges: $168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Single Supplement for Land: $420 per person.

Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

 
 

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