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Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Land Reverse

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Land Reverse

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaVida
Starts: Madrid, Spain on Sat, Aug 21, 2021
Ends: Lisbon, Portugal on Fri, Sep 03, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

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

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Aug 21, 2021
    ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN. Arrive in Madrid and check in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Aug 22, 2021
    MADRID. Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain'''s capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music and epicurean delights, Madrid is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city'''s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Aug 23, 2021
    MADRID - TOLEDO. You'''ll visit the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches that once inspired Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one of the world'''s greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Aug 24, 2021
    MADRID ''' SALAMANCA ''' VEGA TERR''N ''' EMBARKATION. Depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain'''s Castilla y Le''n region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, Salamanca Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Later, you will be transferred to Vega de Terr''n to board your river ship. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Aug 25, 2021
    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. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinh''o. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Aug 26, 2021
    PINH''O. Embark on a leisurely walk to the charming Pinh''o Railway Station, a stunning train station along the Douro Line, one of the most iconic rail journeys in Portugal. The station'''s main building is revered for its 25 tile panels, all in shades of blue, that depict scenes from the Douro region. Afterward, enjoy 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, a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Aug 27, 2021
    R''GUA. Begin your day with a tour of the 18th-century Palacio Anadia, or Palace of the Counts, known for its beautiful interior and stained-glass windows. Later in the day, you have a choice of two excursions. 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). For active adventurers, you can hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Aug 28, 2021
    R''GUA ''' ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro from R''gua to Entre-Os-Rios. This will be followed by a traditional '''home-cooked''' meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Sun, Aug 29, 2021
    ENTRE-OS-RIOS - PORTO. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising on your way to Porto, then join a guided tour of Porto'''s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'''ll see the Cathedral, one of the city'''s oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and caf''s; 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. For a more active adventure, 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)
  10. Day 10
    Mon, Aug 30, 2021
    PORTO. Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Tue, Aug 31, 2021
    PORTO ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' LISBON. After disembarking your ship, take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. Stop in Tomar and visit the castle of the Knights Templar, the walls of which envelop the elaborate Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 12th century boasting spectacular frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Lisbon to check into your hotel. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    LISBON. One of Europe'''s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'''ll see the fortified Bel''m Tower and visit the spectacular Jer''nimos Monastery, a late Gothic-style structure. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to visit the Castle of S''o Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the river and Rossio Square. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    LISBON ''' SINTRA. Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal, a former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and a source of inspiration for Lord Byron and generations of other artists and poets. Your guided tour includes a visit to the Pena Palace, a fairytale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time. (B)
  14. Day 14
    Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    DEPART LISBON. Your journey comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bike tours and 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 Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including city tour, Toledo excursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Madrid to Salamanca with city tour,flamenco show and lunch, and then on to the shipin Vega Terr''n
  • Transfer from the ship in Porto to Lisbon via motorcoach
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the Intercontinental Lisbon(or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintraexcursionand daily breakfast

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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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