2022 : Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 7-Night Cruise : Porto to Vega de Terron : ms AmaVida

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Vega de Terron
Two iconic cities, Lisbon and Madrid, provide the perfect start and end to a grand journey through Portugal and Spain. Cosmopolitan Lisbon offers a treasure trove of Old World architecture and a wealth of stories about its famed explorers; and then there is the seaside town of Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. Set sail in Porto, the beautiful "City of Bridges" and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rambling vineyards and charming quintas, which cling to the steep sides of the river. Taste wines from these vineyards and discover the timeless traditions of Portuguese winemaking throughout your journey before visiting some of Spain's glorious cities: the golden-hued city of Salamanca, the ancient walled city of Toledo, and cosmopolitan Madrid, renowned for its world-class museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain

RIVERS: Douro

Flavors of Portugal & Spain

At A Glance

Included Features

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

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : LISBON - PORTO - EMBARKATION
    Embark your cruise in Porto. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

    Day 2 : PORTO
    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 cafes; and the Sao 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 the more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : ENTRE-OS-RIOS
    Entre-os-Rios translates to "between the rivers," and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the Tamega and Douro rivers. For an authentic slice of Douro River life, enjoy a traditional "home-cooked" meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : REGUA
    Begin your day with a tour of the 18th-century Palacio Anadia, or Palace of the Counts, known for its beautiful interior and Baroque style. Inside the house, you'll see intricate panels of blue and white tiles throughout the rooms and a striking vaulted ceiling that retell the history behind the palace. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : REGUA - PINHAO
    Venture to the town of Lamego, where you'll see the "Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies" on a city tour or climb the 686-step "Holy Staircase," beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, to the top on a guided hike. Whichever excursion you choose will conclude with a tasting of local specialties such as Bolas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhao, where a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PINHAO
    Embark on a leisurely walk to the charming Pinhao 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, indulge in some free time to explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : BARCA D'ALVA, PORTUGAL
    Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the "White Village" because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and as far away as Spain. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline style windows. Prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : VEGA DE TERRON -DISEMBARKATION
    Disembark your cruise in Vega de Terron. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lisbon  
    Day 2Porto  
    Day 3Entre-os-Rios  
    Day 4Regua  
    Day 5Pinhao  
    Day 6Pinhao  
    Day 7Barca d'Alva  
    Day 8Vega De Terron  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/29/2022$3,399.00* (USD)Quote
    04/12/2022$3,599.00* (USD)Quote
    04/26/2022$3,899.00* (USD)Quote
    05/24/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    06/21/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    07/05/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    07/19/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    08/02/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    08/16/2022$4,099.00* (USD)Quote
    09/27/2022$4,299.00* (USD)Quote
    10/11/2022$4,199.00* (USD)Quote
    10/25/2022$3,899.00* (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$210 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

    BeddingPlease 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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