2020 : Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 7-Night Cruise : Porto to Vega de Terronms : ms AmaVida

Overview

Flavors of Portugal & Spain

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Vega de Terron

Set sail along the UNESCO-designated Douro River. Taste new wines from Old World villages and sample the flavors of Portuguese cuisine. Visit Castelo Rodrigo, the "White Village"; enjoy an immersive lunch at Quinta de Avessada in Pinhao; and see Lamego, one of Portugal's most important pilgrimage sites. Plus, enjoy two nights in Porto, the fascinating "City of Bridges." Historic places, unspoiled beauty and distinctive wines are yours to be enjoyed as you savor the flavors of Spain and Portugal.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain,
RIVERS: Douro

Flavors of Portugal & Spain
At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

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 : EMBARKATION - PORTO, PORTUGAL
    Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise. (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 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)

    Day 3 : PORTO - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
    Enjoy a morning at leisure to take in more of Porto's charm before cruising to Entre-Os-Rios, where you will enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local Quinta. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : REGUA
    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 Remedios (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)

    Day 5 : REGUA - PINHAO
    Revel in a visit to Mateus Palace and Gardens, where you'll admire beautiful 16th-18th century furnishings and hear the tale of Mateus Rose Wine. You'll also have some time to stroll among the gardens, which feature perfectly manicured topiaries and an impressive cedar tunnel. Later, enjoy a wine tasting at a local quinta. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PINHAO
    This morning, hike to the 19th-century Pinhao Railway Station, once used to transport wine. Admire the more than 20 historic azulejos (hand-painted tiles) that depict various aspects of the town's grape harvest. During the afternoon, enjoy lunch at Quinta da Avessada. Here, 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 7 : VEGA de TERRON, SPAIN
    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 facade 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 Pinhao where you'll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : VEGA de TERRON - DISEMBARKATION
    Your journey comes to an end in Vega de Terron as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Porto  
    Day 2Porto  
    Day 3Entre-os-Rios  
    Day 4Regua  
    Day 5Pinhao  
    Day 6Pinhao  
    Day 7Vega De Terron  
    Day 8Vega De Terron  
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    Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price $189 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

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

    Bedding Please 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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    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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