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Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise) Cruise Only Forward

Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise) Cruise Only Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaVida
Starts: Porto, Portugal on Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Ends: Porto, Portugal on Tue, Nov 17, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal

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 (Tue, Nov 10, 2020):

PORTO - EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)

Day 2 (Wed, Nov 11, 2020):

PORTO ''' ENTRE-OS-RIOS. 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. Prefer to get more active, you can hike to the winery. Later, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local Quinta. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Thu, Nov 12, 2020):

R''GUA ''' PINH''O. 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 Holy 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 B''las de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. 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 4 (Fri, Nov 13, 2020):

VEGA TERR''N, SPAIN. Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d'''Alva, where you will visitCastelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. Youcan 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 5 (Sat, Nov 14, 2020):

VEGA TERR''N ''' SALAMANCA ''' BARCA D'ALVA. 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 yourescorted tour, which includes the city'''s elegant university buildings, the twin-towered Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House ofShells and Plaza Mayor. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sun, Nov 15, 2020):

PINH''O ''' R''GUA. 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 cruise to R''gua where you can visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the beautiful Tr''s-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. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Mon, Nov 16, 2020):

R''GUA ''' PORTO ''' GUIMAR''ES. You'''ll be taken to a very special wine tasting at Casa de Sezim, a magnificent house that has belonged to the same family since 1376. This beautiful and historic house is in the heart of the Minho, the Garden of Portugal, near the UNESCO World Heritage Guimar''es, Portugal'''s first capital. The interior has a series of living rooms that run into one another along the entire side of the house. The walls are covered with detailed scenes from India, America, the Netherlands and other countries. All of them hand-painted onto sheets of wallpaper that have stood the test of time with resiliently bright colors. Its vineyards produce an award-winning Vinho Verde, green wine. Production started back in the 1930s and the old winemaking equipment can still be seen. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Tue, Nov 17, 2020):

PORTO - DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and you 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 pool 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
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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, Royal Sintraexcursion with Pena National Palace visit, TomarCastle visit and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Porto motorcoach

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Ship Information

AmaVida


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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

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Ratings based off 21 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

This was my second trip with Amawaterways and it was just as wonderful as the first. I have actually booked two more with them through Karen at Affordable Tours.

The AmaWaterway trip along the Douro - with extensions in Madrid and Lisbon -- provides a wonderful autumn interlude in Iberia. The program is especially strong for the one week spent on the Douro. The programs in Madrid and Lisbon leave a great deal of free time -- good if you can arrange your own meals and excursions, not so good if you like more arranged, especially after long flight to Europe.

I was very pleased with this river cruise provided by AmaWaterways. This was my second cruise with them and they are great, Everything is included in the one price- transportation from an to airport, daily side trips, wine at meals, snacks. I will use them again in the future.


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