Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2018 - Vega Terrón to Porto : ms AmaVida (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

Start your journey in Portugal's beautiful capital city, Lisbon. Then travel to Porto, where you will 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 journey in beautiful Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Madrid to Salamanca and on to the ship in Vega Terrón
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • An all English-speaking staff on board
  • Transfer from the ship in Porto and on to Lisbon
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the Intercontinental Lisbon (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : EMBARKATION - VEGA TERRÓN, SPAIN
    Embark your luxurious ship in Vega Terrón. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

    Day 2 : VEGA TERRÓN - BARCA D'ALVA - PINHÃO, PORTUGAL
    After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small. fortified village perched high on a hilltop with steep, narrow streets and incredible views. We will stop to taste some of the area's freshly harvested produce. Rejoin the ship in Barca d' Alva and enjoy lunch on board before departing early this afternoon for Pinhão. The ship moors overnight in Pinhão. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : PINHÃO
    This morning, enjoy an excursion to the palace and gardens known as 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-carved wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. This afternoon, visit Quinta da Roeda for lunch and wine tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : RÉGUA - CALDAS DE AREGOS
    This morning, you may choose one of three excursions. Your first option is 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. Your second option is a visit to Quinta da Pacheca where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Douro River and picnic in a terraced vineyard. Your third option is a port wine tasting at Quinta do Sexio. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : CALDAS DE AREGOS - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
    Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising along a lovely stretch of the Douro. Today you'll take an excursion to Quinta de Avelada, a historic family-owned wine estate near the city of Penafiel. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a delicious wine and cheese tasting. Afterwards you will have some free time to explore the grounds and admire the estate's famous gardens before returning back to your ship. This evening you will journey to a nearby winery for a delicious Portuguese dinner off ship at Casa de Vila Verde. The ship moors overnight in Entre-os-Rios (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PORTO
    This morning, we depart for Porto, the country's northern capital, arriving early afternoon. Your guided tour of the historical quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes 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. You'll also enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal's most renowned contribution to the world of wine. This afternoon take part in a guided hiking tour of Porto where they will explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto, and cross the Dom Luis Bridge by foot. Alternatively, take a short journey to a nearby coastal town for your Tastes of Matosinhos tour. We will visit a traditional restaurant for a sardine and bacalhau cooking demonstration and tasting. Your ship overnights in Porto. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : PORTO - GUIMARÃES
    Today, enjoy an excursion to Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture in 2012. The birthplace of Portugal's first king, Guimarães claims to be "the cradle of the nation" and boasts a historic center that is one of the most attractive and best preserved in all of Portugal. Say farewell tonight to your friends at the Farewell Cocktail. The ship moors in Porto overnight. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : PORTO - DISEMBARKATION
    Disembark your cruise in Porto. (B)

  • Call 1 (800) 600-5587 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13309933

    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Vega Terrón  
    Day 2Vega Terrón  
    Day 3Pinhão  
    Day 4Régua  
    Day 5Caldas de Aregos  
    Day 6Porto  
    Day 7Porto  
    Day 8Porto  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/10/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    05/08/2018$3,499.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    05/22/2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    06/05/2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    07/03/2018$3,499.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    07/31/2018$3,499.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    08/28/2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    09/25/2018$3,799.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    10/23/2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
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    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Single supplement waived on D & E categories. Please check at time of booking as offer is capacity controlled.

    Single Supplement for Land: $960 per person.

    Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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