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Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2019 - 7-NIGHT CRUISE : Vega Terron to Porto : 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

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : VEGA TERRÓN - EMBARKATION
Embark your ship in Vega Terron and meet your fellow travelers on board. (D)

Day 2 : VEGA TERRÓN - BARCA D'ALVA - PINHÃO, 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 up 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 3 : PINHÃO
Enjoy an excursion to the palace and gardens known as 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-carved wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. Later 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 in the day, you'll be treated to a wine tasting at the charming Quinta do Seixo. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : RÉGUA - CALDAS DE AREGOS
You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. 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). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming cafes. Active adventurers can also choose to hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : CALDAS DE AREGOS - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising along a lovely stretch of the Douro. Later in the day, savor a pre-dinner glass of port wine and the breathtaking view of the river valley from the terrace of the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. This will be followed by a traditional "home cooked" meal. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : 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 7 : PORTO
Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : PORTO - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Porto. (B)

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Cruise LineAmaWaterways
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
8 Days
Cruise Ship
ms AmaVida
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Itinerary
DayPortArriveDepart
Day 1Vega Terron  
Day 2Pinhao  
Day 3Pinhao  
Day 4Caldas de Aregos  
Day 5Entre-os-Rios  
Day 6Porto  
Day 7Porto  
Day 8Porto  
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
April 09, 2019$2,849.00* (USD)Quote
April 23, 2019$3,049.00* (USD)Quote
May 07, 2019$3,349.00* (USD)Quote
May 21, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
June 04, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
June 18, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
July 02, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
July 16, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
July 30, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
August 13, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
August 27, 2019$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
September 10, 2019$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
September 24, 2019$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
October 08, 2019$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
October 22, 2019$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
November 05, 2019$3,149.00* (USD)Quote
Disclaimer

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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