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Port Wine & Flamenco (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only

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Travel to Porto to embark your ship and begin to traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-Os-Rios. Conclude your 8-day journey in Vega Terrón, Spain.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto | Embarkation
Day 2 : Porto
Day 3 : Porto | Entre-os-rios
Day 4 : Entre-os-rios | Regua
Day 5 : Regua | Pinhao
Day 6 : Pinhao
Day 7 : Barca D’alva
Day 8 : Vega Terron, Spain | Disembarkation

Highlights

  • Discover the culture and history of Porto
  • Take optional wine-themed excursions and sample Douro Valley wine
  • Visit Quinta de Avelada, a historic family-owned wine estate
  • Tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a fortified 16th century village

Ship

MS Amavida

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scenes of the Douro These unique buildings crowd the river Portugal city on the river Walk through the vineyards of Europe Wine tasting on a small ship cruise

Day 1 Porto | Embarkation

Embark your ship in Porto today. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Porto. 

Day 2 Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your sightseeing tour of Porto reveals 16th century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the magnificent iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You 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 can find the Casa da Musica and the museum of Modern Art. The ship moors overnight in Porto. 

Day 3 Porto | Entre-os-rios

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning take an excursion to Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro valley on your way to Entre-Os-Rios. This evening 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 are served dinner. The ship moors here overnight. 

Day 4 Entre-os-rios | Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning take an excursion to Quinta de Avelada, a historic family-owned wine estate near the city of Penafiel. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a delicious wine and cheese tasting. Afterwards you have some free time to explore the grounds and admire the estate’s famous gardens before returning back to your ship. This afternoon, cruise to Régua where you have some free time to explore at your leisure. 

Day 5 Regua | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, you 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 charming cafés. 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.

Day 6 Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, take an excursion to the Baroque palace and gardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. This afternoon experience a unique port wine tasting at Quinta do Seixo, a lovely 108-acre country estate that offers an interactive wine museum and breathtaking views of steeply terraced hillside vineyards, the Douro River and the nearby village of Pinhão. All port made here is destined for Sandeman, a company known around the world for its quality wines. 

Day 7 Barca D’alva

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, take in the sites along the valley as you cruise from Pinhao to Barca D’Alva. In the afternoon, visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a fortified 16th century village perched high on a hilltop with many steep, narrow streets. Be sure to stop in the market square to admire the Chafariz dos Pretos, a striking fountain decorated with black faces. The ship arrives in Vega Terrón later this evening, where it moors overnight. 

Day 8 Vega Terron, Spain | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark your cruise in Vega Terrón. 

MS Amavida

Per person starting at
$2,899
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Category E
Douro Deck Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.
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Category D
Douro Deck Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.
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Category C
Lisbon Deck Balcony, 215 sq. ft.
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Category B
Lisbon Deck Balcony, 215 sq. ft.
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Category A
Porto Deck Balcony, 215 sq. ft.
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Suite
Porto Deck Balcony, 323 sq. ft.

Notes

Single Supplement for Cruises: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

Included Features:
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
- Complimentary Internet access in all staterooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
- Fine 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
- Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
- Services of professional Cruise Manager
- All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local taxes

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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