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7-nt European Waterways AmaDouro

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
2Regua, Portugal
3Pinhao, Portugal
4Vega De Terron, Spain
5Barca dAlva, Portugal
6Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
7Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
8Leixoes (Porto), Portugal

Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX Vacation Consultant.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

Overview

Enticing Douro

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Porto
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. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful "City of Bridges"; visit Barca d'Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated "Golden City." Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe's most unadulterated landscapes.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain

RIVERS: Douro

Enticing Douro

At A Glance

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 with pool
• Fitness room
• Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
• 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
• Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
• Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION • Immersive tours in every destination
• Guided hikes
• Special Interest Tours
• Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
• Knowledgeable guides
• Personal headset for easy exploration
• Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

The 102-passenger AmaDouro debuted on Portugal and Spain’s Douro River in 2019. Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 161-215 sq. ft., or indulge even more in one of the suites at 323 sq. ft. Most staterooms have balconies. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads. AmaDouro offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a stylish and inviting Main Lounge, a spa, fitness room, Sun Deck swimming pool and a gift shop. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you'll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner in Main Restaurant.



Ship Length: 260 ft
Total Staff: 38
Guest Capacity: 102

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION - PORTO, PORTUGAL
Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)

Day 2 : PORTO - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
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 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. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Portuguese dinner with your fellow travelers in Entre-Os-Rios at a local quinta - a country estate - for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : REGUA - PINHAO
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 Remedios (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 climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bolas 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 in the day, savor the flavors of Portugal's renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : 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. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : VEGA DE TERRON, SPAIN - SALAMANCA
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 and lunch in Salamanca. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : PINHAO - REGUA
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. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : REGUA - PORTO
Visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens. 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. Watch the beautiful scenery go by on your way to Porto and enjoy a free afternoon to explore all its charms on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : PORTO - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)