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Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2019 - 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE AND 3 NIGHTS POST-CRUISE : Lisbon to Madrid : ms AmaVida

OVERVIEW

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Vega Terron

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.

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, La ChaÎne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La ChaÎne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily 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 Intercontinental Lisbon (or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintra excursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lisbon to Porto via high-speed train
  • Transfer from the ship in Vega Terron 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

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
    Arrive in Lisbon and check in to your hotel.

    Day 2 : LISBON
    One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Lisbon stretches across several hills along the Tagus River. On your escorted tour, you'll see Belem Tower, a fortified four-story tower made of limestone, and visit the Late Gothic Jeronimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. You will also taste a typical Portuguese pastry, Pasteis de Belem, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal's greatest maritime explorers. (B)

    Day 3 : LISBON
    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 wine tasting and a view of the Pena National Palace, a fairy tale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time to explore on your own. (B)

    Day 4 : LISBON - PORTO - EMBARKATION
    Check out of your hotel and transfer via a high-speed train to Porto where you'll board your ship. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : 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 6 : PORTO - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
    After free time further exploring the colorful "City of Bridges," the ship will sail to Entre-Os-Rios, where you'll go to dinner at the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. Savor a pre-dinner glass of Port and the breathtaking view of the river from the terrace of the monastery before having a traditional "home cooked" meal. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : RÉGUA
    Enjoy an excursion to the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : RÉGUA - PINHÃO
    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 Remedios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which for the more active adventurer will want to hike. Concluding the walking and hiking tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as Bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Afterwards, you'll go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhao. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : PINHÃO
    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, you'll be treated to a wine tasting at the charming Quinta do Seixo. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : VEGA TERRÓN, SPAIN
    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 11 : VEGA TERRÓN - DISEMBARKATION - SALAMANCA - MADRID
    Disembark the ship in Vega Terron and board a motorcoach to Madrid. En route to Madrid, you'll first stop in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain's Castilla y Leon region. You will have free time to explore on your own, followed by an escorted city tour that includes the New Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Afterwards be treated to a delicious lunch and flamingo show. Later in the day, you'll check into your hotel in Madrid. (B)

    Day 12 : MADRID
    Discover the vibrant capital of Spain on your city tour that takes in all the top sights, including the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerto del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel and Plaza Mayor. (B)

    Day 13 : MADRID
    Journey to 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 with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your escorted tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo as well as the Synagogue Santa María La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)

    Day 14 : DEPART MADRID
    Check out of your hotel for your flight home. (B)

  • Call (215) 236-3660 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13705351

    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    Duration
    14 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lisbon  
    Day 2Lisbon  
    Day 3Lisbon  
    Day 4Porto  
    Day 5Porto  
    Day 6Entre-os-Rios  
    Day 7Regua  
    Day 8Pinhao  
    Day 9Pinhao  
    Day 10Vega Terron  
    Day 11Madrid  
    Day 12Madrid  
    Day 13Madrid  
    Day 14Depart Madrid  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    April 13, 2019$4,659.00* (USD)Quote
    May 11, 2019$5,159.00* (USD)Quote
    June 08, 2019$5,159.00* (USD)Quote
    July 06, 2019$5,159.00* (USD)Quote
    July 20, 2019$5,159.00* (USD)Quote
    August 03, 2019$5,159.00* (USD)Quote
    August 31, 2019$5,359.00* (USD)Quote
    September 28, 2019$5,359.00* (USD)Quote
    October 12, 2019$5,259.00* (USD)Quote
    October 26, 2019$4,959.00* (USD)Quote
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    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$182 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

    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).

    Terms & Conditions:

    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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