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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, The Douro Valley and Salamanca

Portugal- Spain - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Amalia Rodrigues
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On this 6-day cruise aboard MS Amalia Rodrigues, explore the treasures of Portugal and Spain on a unique Douro River cruise. Experience the captivating city of Porto, where a blend of heritage, modernity, cosmopolitanism, and intimacy await you. Admire the stunning green hills and landscapes of Lamego and discover the captivating stories of Guimarães through its numerous historical monuments and buildings.
Sail across the heart of Porto vineyardsWander the quaint streets of PortugalCulture comes alive in the form of Flamenco Charming city of Porto at nightNew Cathedral, SalamancaNossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary
Highlights
  • Visit a wine cellar and taste the wines of Porto at the Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Tour Vila Real by coach, a pleasant town set among vineyards
  • Explore the Manor Solar of Mateus and walk through its gardens
  • Discover the ancient and new cathedral of Salamanca
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Porto, Portugal | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew members will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, set out on an excursion by coach for both packages to see Porto by night.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage. Depending on the excursion, a minimum number of participants may be required for Discovery excursions and it needs to be booked at least 2 months prior to sailing.

Day 2: Porto | Regua

Join for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto. Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum, followed by a tasting of some of the local specialties in the old city.

In the afternoon, cruise through the Douro Valley with its fabulous landscapes. Enjoy an evening of dancing or time at leisure in Regua tonight.

Day 3: Regua | Vega de teron

Join for both packages: Vila Réal is a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. In the afternoon, the cruise continues to the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto to Vega de Terron. Arrive in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 4: Barca d'alva | Salamanca

Join for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.

DISCOVERY: Salamanca tapas tour.

Return on board in Barca d'Alva. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Barca d'alva| Ferradosa | Pinhao

This morning will be spent cruising. Join an excursion for both packages, which include the "wines of Porto" excursion and a wine-tasting session excursion and a wine-tasting session. Tonight, join the gala dinner and evening.

Day 6: Pinhao | Porto

Join on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. This afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Fado-themed entertainment.

Day 7: Porto

This morning, enjoy time at leisure in Porto. In the afternoon, join for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Discover Guimaraes.

DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Atlantic coast all the way to Villa Nova de Gaïa, followed by a wine-tasting session*.

Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8: Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of services.

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MS Amalia Rodrigues

MS Amalia Rodriguez
MS Amalia Rodriguez
MS Amalia Rodriguez

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$3,191 2-3 travelers
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Main Deck-Cat A
8 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Main Deck- Cat B
4 double cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Main Deck- Cat C
2 double cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck-Cat A
24 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck-Cat B
5 double cabins| 2 suites |1 PRM cabin double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck-Cat C
4 double cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck-Cat A
34 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
14 double cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Gala dinner
  • Flamenco, Fado, and traditional folk entertainment
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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