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Start your adventure with 3 nights in the enchanting city of Porto and learn more about its rich history while visiting sites such as Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. Sail across the calm waters of the Douro River and delight yourself with the beauty and the dazzling mix of cultures this region has to offer. Visit picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, Finally to close with a flourish walking through the spectacular medieval Spanish streets. 

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Explore Porto’s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Taste some of Portugal’s most famous and delicious wines
  • Visit the famous Nossa Senhora dos Remédios sanctuary
  • Hike through Vega Terron's charming streets

Ship

MS Amavida

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Embarkation | Porto, Portugal

Embark on your luxurious ship in Porto. This evening, meet your fellow passengers.

Day 2 Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a guided tour of Porto’s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafes; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. Enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. For the more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto.

Day 3 Porto | Entre-os-rios

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After free time further exploring the colorful “City of Bridges,” the ship sails to Entre-Os-Rios, go to dinner at the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. Savor a pre-dinner glass of Port and the breathtaking view of the river from the terrace of the monastery before having a traditional “home cooked” meal. 

Day 4 Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy an excursion to the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. 

Day 5 Regua | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, 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 for the more active adventurers that want to hike. Concluding the walking and hiking tours, 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. Afterward, go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhão.

Day 6 Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you can enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. The warm, spirited hospitality of this family-run Quinta is quite special as you discover. Several family members play in a band, and while dining, they entertain you. Quinta de Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you can have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Later in the day, be treated to a wine tasting at the charming Quinta do Seixo.

Day 7 Vega Terron, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and as far away as Spain. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline style windows. Prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread, and wine. 

Day 8 Vega Terron | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark your cruise in Vega Terrón.

MS Amavida

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Douro Deck Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.
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Douro Deck Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.
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Lisbon Deck Balcony, 215 sq. ft.
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Porto Deck Balcony, 215 sq. ft.
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Porto Deck Balcony, 323 sq. ft.

Notes

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

Included Features:
- 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
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Fitness room
- Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
- Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- 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
- Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
- Guided hikes
- Special Interest Tours
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Airport transfers with purchase of air from the expedition company
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