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Port Wine and Flamenco

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Madrid, 7-Night Douro River Cruise, 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Lisbon (or reverse)

Amawaterways Port Wine and Flamenco

Amawaterways Douro river cruise map
2016 & 2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Madrid to Lisbon (or reverse) - 14 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Madrid to Lisbon

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Day 1: Madrid, Spain

Arrive in Madrid and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own. (B)

Day 2: Madrid

Today you will have a guided tour of Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. Known for its many historic districts as well as its modern infrastructure, the city’s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, and renowned art galleries such as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)

Day 3: Madrid - Toledo

Today, an excursion will take you to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient capital of Spain. Populated since pre-Roman times, its landmarks include the Alcázar, Cathedral of Toledo and the El Greco Museum. (B)

Day 4: Madrid - Salamanca - Vega Terrón, Portugal (Embarkation Day)

This morning, you will depart Madrid for a full-day tour of Salamanca. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salamanca is located at the center of the "Castilla y León" region of Spain. During your guided city tour, see the University buildings, the 12th-century Romanesque church of San Martin and the House of Shells. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant for some deliciously authentic Spanish cuisine. Then enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit the locals “living room,” otherwise, known as the Plaza Mayor or stop by a café for a drink and some tapas. After your visit to Salamanca, transfer to Vega Terrón to embark your luxurious ship. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Vega Terrón - Barca d'Alva - Pinhão

After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop. See 16th-century walls and walk down very narrow and steep medieval streets. Appreciate the Chafariz dos Pretos, a strikingly unique fountain decorated in black faces which stoically sits in the market square. Rejoin the ship in Barca d'Alva. Enjoy sail away mimosas as your ship departs for Pinhão. Arriving this evening, you will enjoy wine-tasting and dinner at Quinta Avessada in Pinhão. The ship moors here overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Pinhão – Régua

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Lamego for a city tour. Ancient and picturesque Lamego houses one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Lamego’s attractions also include a gothic Cathedral, museum and cafés known for local specialties such as “bola de Lamego” (bread filled with smoked ham) and Raposeira or sparkling wine. This afternoon, enjoy the distinctive Douro scenery as your ship cruises to Régua. This evening, enjoy a Portuguese folklore show. The ship overnights in Régua. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Régua - Caldas de Arregos

This morning, enjoy an excursion to the Palacio de Mateus. The palace and gardens of Mateus are located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes just outside the city of Vila Real. This afternoon, your ship departs for Caldas de Arregos. This evening, enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Resende, Caldas de Arregos - Bitetos

This morning, visit the Resende in Caldas de Arregos. Return to the ship for lunch and sail to Bitetos. Tonight, appreciate a traditional “home cooked” meal at the 14th-century Alpendurada Monastery. Before dinner, savor a glass of Port wine and a breathtaking view of the river valley from the Monastery’s terrace. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Bitetos - Porto

This morning, depart Bitetos for Porto. Arriving mid-day, your sightseeing tour of Porto reveals 16th-century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the magnificent iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You will then drive through the elegant residential section along the Atlantic coast and explore the Old City. For some modern culture, visit the Boavista area where you will find the Casa da Musica and the Museum of Modern Art. Your ship overnights in Porto. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Porto - Guimarães

Today, enjoy an excursion to Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Say farewell to your friends at the Farewell Cocktail. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Porto (Disembarkation Day) - Fatima - Lisbon

After disembarking your ship in Porto, you will transfer to Fatima, renowned for its Basilica shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Explore the town and enjoy lunch on your own before continuing to Lisbon for your post-cruise stay. (B)

Day 12: Lisbon

Lisbon, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, lies on several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour visits Old Town and the spectacular 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city. Perhaps see the Castle of São Jorge, Lisbon’s state of the art Oceanarium, or the famous Santa Justa Elevator that oversees the Castle of São Jorge, the river, and the famous Rossio Square. (B)

Day 13: Lisbon - Sintra

Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal, former home of the Portuguese royal family, and a source of inspiration for generations of poets. You will have a guided tour and a view of the Castelo da Pena, a fairy tale castle from Portugal’s Romantic Period, situated high up on a rocky peak. (B)

Day 14: Depart Lisbon

Your vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Lisbon to Madrid

Skip to Madrid to Lisbon itinerary

Day 1: Lisbon

Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own.

Day 2: Lisbon

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour visits Belem Tower and the spectacular 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery. (B)

Day 3: Lisbon - Sintra

Enjoy an excursion to Serra de Sintra, former home of the Portuguese royal family, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal and a source of inspiration for generations of poets. You will have a guided tour and a view of the Castelo da Pena, a fairy tale castle from Portugal’s Romantic Period, situated high up on a rocky peak. (B)

Day 4: Lisbon - Fatima - Porto (Embarkation Day)

Today you will leave Lisbon behind and be transferred to Fatima, a town renowned for its Basilica shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Explore the town and enjoy lunch on your own before continuing on to Porto to board your ship. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (B)

Day 5: Porto - Guimarães

Enjoy a morning excursion to Guimarães today, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, your sightseeing tour of Porto reveals 16th-century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the magnificent iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You will also have a chance to see the elegant residential section along the Atlantic coast. Enjoy some free time to explore the Old City on your own. For some modern culture, you may want to head to the Boavista area, where you will find the Casa da Musica and the museum of Modern Art. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Porto - Caldos de Aregos

You can savor a glass of Port wine and take in the breathtaking view of the river valley from the terrace of the 14th-century Alpendurada Monastery, where you will be served lunch. Leave mid-afternoon and cruise to Caldos de Arego, arriving in the evening. The ship moors here overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Resende - Régua

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Resende. Early this afternoon, your ship departs for Regua, arriving around dinner time. This evening, you will have an opportunity to visit the Douro Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Régua - Pinhão

This morning, you will have an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a gothic cathedral, a museum, and cafés known for local specialties such as bola de Lamego (bread filled with smoked ham) and Raposeira (sparkling wine). This afternoon, enjoy the wild, rugged scenery as your ship cruises through the dramatic gorges of the Douro river valley. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Quinta Avessada. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Pinhão - Barca d'Alva

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Mateus. The ship departs after lunch, arriving in Barca d’Alva in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Barca d'Alva

This morning, depart Barca d'Alva for Vega Terrón. There, you will tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop. See 16th-century walls and walk down very narrow and steep medieval streets. Appreciate the Chafariz dos Pretos, a strikingly unique fountain decorated in black faces which stoically sits in the market square. This evening, bid farewell to your fellow passengers at the Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Barca d'Alva - Vega Terrón, Spain (Disembarkation Day) - Salamanca - Madrid

This morning, the ship departs mid-morning for Vega Terron in Spain, arriving a short time later. You will disembark your ship and have a full-day tour of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, the 12th-century Romanesque church of San Martin, and the House of Shells. You’ll also enjoy a flamenco show and a lunch featuring authentic Spanish cuisine at a local restaurant. Later, you will be transferred to Madrid and check in to your hotel. (B,L)

Day 12: Madrid

Today you will have a guided tour of Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. Known for its many historic districts as well as its modern infrastructure, the city’s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, and renowned art galleries such as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)

Day 13: Madrid - Toledo

Today, you’ll take an excursion to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient capital of Spain. Populated since pre-Roman times, its landmarks include the Alcázar, Cathedral of Toledo and the El Greco Museum. (B)

Day 14: Depart Madrid

Your vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2016 and 2017 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Madrid

Program Start Date

Cruise Embarkation Date (from Vega Terrón)
Lower Deck aft - Cat E w/ window
Lower Deck - Cat D w/ window
Middle Deck aft and Upper Deck aft - Cat C w/ french balcony
Middle Deck - Cat B w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Cat A w/ french balcony
Upper Deck - Jr. Suite w/ french balcony
9-Apr-2016
12-Apr-2016
$4,619
$4,918
$5,818
$6,018
$6,318
$7,818
7-May-2016
10-May-2016
$5,119
$5,418
$6,318
$6,518
$6,818
$8,318
30-Jul-2016
2-Aug-2016
$5,119
$5,418
$6,318
$6,518
$6,818
$8,318
27-Aug-2016
30-Aug-2016
$5,319
$5,618
$6,518
$6,718
$7,018
$8,518
24-Sep-2016
27-Sep-2016
$5,419
$5,718
$6,618
$6,818
$7,118
$8,618
22-Oct-2016
25-Oct-2016
$5,129
$5,518
$6,418
$6,618
$6,918
$8,418
Apr 8, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
$4,649
$4,948
$5,848
$6,048
$6,348
$7,848
May 6, 2017
May 9, 2017
$5,149
$5,448
$6,348
$6,548
$6,848
$8,348
Jun 3, 2017
Jun 6, 2017
$5,249
$5,548
$6,448
$6,648
$6,948
$8,448
Jul 1, 2017
Jul 4, 2017
$5,149
$5,448
$6,348
$6,548
$6,848
$8,348
Jul 29, 2017
Aug 1 , 2017
$5,149
$5,448
$6,348
$6,548
$6,848
$8,348
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
$5,349
$5,648
$6,548
$6,748
$7,048
$8,548
Sep 23, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
$5,449
$5,748
$6,648
$6,848
$7,148
$8,648
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
$5,249
$5,548
$6,448
$6,648
$6,948
$8,448
 
From Lisbon

Program Start Date

Cruise Embarkation Date ( from Porto)
Lower Deck aft - Cat E w/ panoramic window
Lower Deck - Cat D w/ panoramic window
Middle Deck aft - Cat C w/ balcony
Middle Deck - Cat B w/ balcony
Upper Deck - Cat A w/ balcony
Upper Deck - Suite w/ balcony
2-Apr-2016
5-Apr-2016
$4,519
$4,818
$5,718
$5,918
$6,218
$7,718
28-May-2016
31-May-2016
$5,219
$5,518
$6,418
$6,618
$6,918
$8,418
15-Oct-2016
18-Oct-2016
$5,319
$5,618
$6,518
$6,718
$7,018
$8,518
Apr 1, 2017
Apr 4, 2017
$4,549
$4,848
$5,748
$5,948
$6,248
$7,748
Jul 22, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
$5,149
$5,448
$6,348
$6,548
$6,848
$8,348
Oct 14, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
$5,349
$5,648
$6,548
$6,748
$7,048
$8,548
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin;; Single Supplement for Land: $840 per person/ per night (2016 departures); $960 per person/ per night (2017 departures).
For 7 nights Cruise Only (no Madrid & Lisbon) : Subtract $1,620 from above per person rates (2016 departures); Subtract $1,650 from above per person rates (2017 departures).
Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A - Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers on Start of the Program (airport to hotel) and End of Program (hotel to airport) are available for purchase. Please inquire.
Prices Include:
▪ 3 nights hotel accommodation in Madrid at Westin Palace Madrid (or similar; subject to change), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Transfer from the hotel in Madrid to the ship in Vega Terrón
▪ 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ Complimentary Internet access in all staterooms
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

▪ Superb dining including complimentary local wine, port wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
▪ Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Transfer from the ship in Porto to the hotel in Lisbon
▪ 3 nights hotel accommodation in Lisbon at the InterContinental (or similar; subject to change), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Services of professional Cruise Manager  
▪ All English Language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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