European river cruise

APT - Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

9 Day Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

Days: 9

From: Porto to Madrid

Countries Visited: Portugal, Spain

Code: eupdc09

Our Price (from): $6,441 pp

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1. Arrive Porto, Embark Ship
On arrival in Lisbon, Board your river ship and after settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida

2. Porto
Choose your sightseeing. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Freedom of Choice: Explore 's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings, followed by a port wine tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos and visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration of local delicacies, or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets of and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.

3. Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Take a morning excursion to Guimaraes, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios.

Signature Experiences: Visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting and private dinner.

4. Entre-Os-Rios, Regua
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Regua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region.

5. Regua, Pinhao
After you preferred sightseeing, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhao, where you'll enjoy dinner later this evening.

Signature Experiences: Tour the ancient town of Lamego and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. You'll then sample bola de Lamego, a specialty dish of the region. Alternatively, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with breathtaking views over the Douro River and Regua.

6. Pinhão
Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Portuguese aristocracy. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhao followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Signature Experiences: Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.

7. Barca d'Alva
Travel to the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo today. On a tour here, see the castle ruins, and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner this evening as you make the most of your last night on board.

8. Barca d'Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid
Disembark in Barca d'Alva today and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca. During a tour, see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells. Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Madrid, where you will be able to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Stay Three Nights: Madrid, Westin Palace Madrid

9. Depart Madrid
Be transferred to the airport.

Dates & Prices

Cruise Starts
Cruise Ends
Brochure Price
Our Price

28 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
MS AmaVida

25 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
MS AmaVida

20 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
MS AmaVida

17 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
MS AmaVida