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Enticing Douro on AmaDouro

8-day cruise

Summary

Highlights

  • Take advantage of included tours including hikes and special interest excursions
  • Enjoy a flamenco show wqith luch at Salamanca
  • Indulge in Port wine tasting and special gala dinners

In Brief

  • 1 Night Porto
  • 1 Night Regua
  • 1 Night Barca d'Alva
  • 1 Night Vega De Terron
  • 1 Night Pinhao
  • 1 Night Regua
  • 2 Nights Porto

About

Recommended for:
River cruise

Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Visit colorful Lisbon, the city that launched countless explores; Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; and Salamanca, the “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Porto

Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. The AmaDouro, sister ship to the AmaVida, brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 102-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: D

Day 2
Regua

Cruise to Régua where you can visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the lovely Trás-os-Montes region. Inside the house, you’ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Barca d'Alva

Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Vega De Terron

Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy a traditional flamenco show in Salamanca.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Pinhao

Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where 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. Later in the day, enjoy a tasting of the region’s famed Port wine.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Regua

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 Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to hike. Concluding both 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. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local quinta.

Stay: AmaDouro

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
Porto

The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São 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. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting.

Stay: AmaDouro

Debark on the second day here and transfer to the airport for your included flight to the UK.

Meals: B L D

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