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Enticing Douro Cruise (Lisbon to Porto) 2020

Enticing Douro Cruise (Lisbon to Porto) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaDouro
Starts: Lisbon, Portugal on Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Ends: Porto, Portugal on Sat, Oct 10, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro

River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, followed by a 7-night roundtrip Porto cruise through the dramatic Douro River Valley

Day 1 (Wed, Sep 30, 2020):

ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL. Arrive in Lisbon and check in to your hotel.

Day 2 (Thu, Oct 01, 2020):

LISBON. One of Europe'''s most beautiful cities, Lisbon, stretches across several hills along the Tagus River. On your escorted tour, you'''ll see Bel''m Tower, a fortified 4-story tower made of limestone, and visit the late Gothic Jer''nimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. You will also taste a typical Portuguese pastry, Past''is de Bel''m, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal'''s greatest maritime explorers. (B)

Day 3 (Fri, Oct 02, 2020):

LISBON ''' SINTRA. Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. Long an inspiration for artists and poets, Lord Byron once called it '''perhaps the most delightful village in Europe.''' High up on a rocky peak, you will tour Pena Palace, a wonderful fairytale castle dating back to Portugal'''s Romantic period. (B)

Day 4 (Sat, Oct 03, 2020):

LISBON ''' EMBARKATION ''' PORTO. Ride a motorcoach to Tomar and take in the Castle and Covent of the Order of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a brilliant work of 12th- to 16th-century architecture. Continue on to Porto and board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)

Day 5 (Sun, Oct 04, 2020):

ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Entre-os-Rios translates to '''between the rivers,''' and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the T''mega and Douro rivers. This tranquil village offers an authentic slice of Douro River life. In the afternoon, indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch with your fellow travelers in Entre-os-Rios at a local quinta ''' a country estate ''' for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Mon, Oct 05, 2020):

R''GUA ''' PINH''O. Visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens. Inside the house, you'''ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. Later in the day, savor the flavors of Portugal'''s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Tue, Oct 06, 2020):

VEGA DE TERR''N, SPAIN ''' SALAMANCA. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Wed, Oct 07, 2020):

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. Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you'''ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da 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. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Thu, Oct 08, 2020):

REGUA. 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 Rem''dios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as b''las 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 10 (Fri, Oct 09, 2020):

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 S''o 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. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore all of Porto'''s charms on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Sat, Oct 10, 2020):

PORTO ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the IntercontinentalLisbon (or similar), including city tour, RoyalSintra excursion with Pena National Palace visitand breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Porto via motorcoach

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Ship Information

AmaDouro


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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