2020 : Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 7-Night Cruise : Vega de Terronms to Porto : 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 : VEGA de TERRON - EMBARKATION
    Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise. (D)

    Day 2 : VEGA de TERRON - BARCA D'ALVA - PINHAO, 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 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 3 : PINHAO
    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. 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 4 : REGUA - 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 hike through the vineyards, and then set sail along the scenic Douro River. Later in the day, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local Quinta. (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 BentoRailway 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 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 Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Vega De 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
    04/07/2020$2,949.00* (USD)Quote
    04/21/2020$3,149.00* (USD)Quote
    05/05/2020$3,449.00* (USD)Quote
    05/19/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    06/02/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    06/16/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    06/30/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    07/14/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    07/28/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    08/11/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    08/25/2020$3,649.00* (USD)Quote
    09/08/2020$3,749.00* (USD)Quote
    09/22/2020$3,749.00* (USD)Quote
    10/06/2020$3,749.00* (USD)Quote
    10/20/2020$3,549.00* (USD)Quote
    11/03/2020$3,249.00* (USD)Quote
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    Notes:

    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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