Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Only (Vega de Terron to Porto) 2020

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Only (Vega de Terron to Porto) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaVida
Starts: Vega de Terron, Spain on Tue, Jun 02, 2020
Ends: Porto, Portugal on Tue, Jun 09, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Lisbon, a 7-night Douro cruise, 3 nights in Madrid

Day 1 (Tue, Jun 02, 2020):

VEGA de TERR''N ''' EMBARKATION. Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise. (D)

Day 2 (Wed, Jun 03, 2020):

VEGA de TERR''N ''' BARCA D'''ALVA ''' PINH''O, PORTUGAL. Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the '''White Village''' because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century fa''ade and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. Set sail to Pinh''o where you'''ll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Thu, Jun 04, 2020):

PINH''O. Enjoy an excursion to the palace andgardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in thebeautiful region of Tr''s-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real.The interior of the house features various religious imagesand exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-carved woodenceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens thatare among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. During theafternoon, enjoy lunch at Quinta da Avessada. Here, you'''llenjoy an authentic and traditional dining experiencecomplete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is alsoa fascinating interactive museum commemorating thehistory and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, soyou'''ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wineproduction as well as doing plenty of tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Fri, Jun 05, 2020):

R''GUA ''' CALDAS DE AREGOS. You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Rem''dios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming caf''s. Active adventurers can also choose to hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Sat, Jun 06, 2020):

CALDAS DE AREGOS ''' ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Enjoya morning hike through the vineyards, and then set sailalong the scenic Douro River. Later in the day, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local Quinta. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sun, Jun 07, 2020):

PORTO. Join a guided tour of Porto'''s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'''ll see theCathedral, one of the city'''s oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and caf''s; and the S''oBentoRailway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You'''llalso enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal'''s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. For a more activeadventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto;afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Mon, Jun 08, 2020):

PORTO. Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Tue, Jun 09, 2020):

PORTO ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark your cruise in Porto. (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 and pool
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • 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 daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lisbon to Porto via motorcoach
  • Transfer from the ship in Vega Terr''n to Salamanca with city tour,flamenco show and lunch, and then on to Madrid
  • 3 nights hotel in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including city tour, Toledo excursion and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaVida


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Questions & Answers

Question: Does this trip include cruise and hotel stays?

Pricing includes the entire river cruise and any hotel stays that are part of the day-to-day itinerary.

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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