Style : River cruise
Salamanca historically-Spain_2709099_P

Port Wine & Flamenco

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3.7 . Great
69%
Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
14 days
From: $ 4,549 $ 325 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Explore Lisbon
  • Discover Guimaraes and visit UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
  • Visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore Madrid 

Short Description

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.

Style River cruise
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Lisbon
End City Madrid

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own.

Day 2: Lisbon

Meals: Breakfast

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. See Belem Tower, a fortified 4-story tower made of limestone, and visit the Late Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city’s other top sights, such as the Castle of São Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, river and Rossio Square.

Day 3: Lisbon

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy an excursion to Serra de Sintra, former home of the Portuguese royal family, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal and a source of inspiration for generations of poets. You will have a guided tour of the Pena National Palace, a fairy tale castle from Portugal’s Romantic period, situated high up on a rocky peak.

Day 4: Lisbon – Porto – Embarkation

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today you will leave Lisbon behind and will take the TGV high-speed train to Porto to board your ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Porto.

Day 5: Porto

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and 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 will also have a chance to see the elegant residential section along the Atlantic coast. This afternoon, you can explore on your own or take part in a guided hiking tour of Porto where you will explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto, and cross the Dom Luis Bridge. The ship moors overnight in Porto.

Day 6: Porto – Entre-Os-Rios

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

An excursion to Guimarães brings you to 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 you will journey to a near by winery for a delicious Portuguese dinner off ship at Casa de Vila Verde. The ship moors in Entre-os-Rios overnight.

Day 7: Entre-Os-Rios – Regua

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning 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. When the ship arrives in Régua, you’ll visit the Wine Museum.

Day 8: Régua – Pinhão

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, you will 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. Alternatively, you may wish to visit Quinta da Pacheca where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Douro River and picnic in a terraced vineyard. Later, you’ll join a wine tasting at Quinta Avessada.

Day 9: Pinhão

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and 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. Afterwards, you will have a special lunch and wine tasting at Quinta de Roeda, Later this afternoon, you will sample the region’s famed port wine at Quinta do Seixo.

Day 10: Pinhão – Barca D’alva – Vega Terron, Spain

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Take in the stunning views along the valley as you cruise from Pinhão to Barca d’Alva. In the afternoon you will visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a fortified 16th-century village nestled 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 will moor overnight.

Day 11: Vega Terron – Disembarkation – Salamanca – Madrid

Meals: Breakfast

You will disembark your ship and head off for a full-day tour of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, the 12th-century Romanesque church of San Martin, the House of Shells, and also some free time to explore the city on your own. Later, you will be transferred to Madrid and check in to your hotel.

Day 12: Madrid

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will have a guided tour of Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. Known for its many historic districts as well as its modern infrastructure, the city’s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, and world-renowned art galleries such as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

Day 13: Madrid

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient capital of Spain. Populated since pre-Roman times, the city’s landmarks include the Alcázar, Cathedral of Toledo and the El Greco Museum.

Day 14: Depart Madrid

Meals: Breakfast

Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight.

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Price Per Day: $ 325 per day
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  • Single Supplement: $ 840

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39 AMA Waterways Travel Reviews & Ratings

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I’ve sailed with AmaWaterways 4 times

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I’ve sailed with AmaWaterways 4 times. They are the best! You become family. I can’t wait to sail with them again!

Cancel for any reason

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AMA’s “Cancel for any reason” insurance is bogus. It should be called rebook for any reason.

Refund my deposit for the Danube River Cruise

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Refund my deposit for the Danube River Cruise. You canceled through 11/17 and our trip was the following week. You know darn well that trip will not happen. You’re trying to recoup lost revenue by keeping our deposit. Shame on you. I will never recommend this company.
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There is no better society

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Er is geen betere maatschappij!!!!!

highly recommend this company

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We have done two trips with AmaWaterways so far, and had booked third trip for this July, but now rescheduled to Sept. 2021. Our experience so far has been above and beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend this company.
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Everything!

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Everything! This must be on your bucket list!

Details

Ship Name

AmaVida

Ship Stats

Built: 2013

Built in: Portugal

Length: 260 feet

Width: 37 feet

Crew: 30

Staterooms: 51

Suites: 2

Registry: Portugal

Ship Description

The AmaVida brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 106-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq. ft. Guests on the AmaVida will enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus al fresco dining for up to 32 guests. The AmaVida also features a Sun Deck swimming pool; fitness center and spa; complimentary in-stateroom Internet access on a 42” flat-screen and ship-wide Wi-Fi.

Deck & Cabin Plans

Deck Plan

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Stateroom Floor Plan

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Cancellation policy

In the unfortunate event a participant must cancel travel, notice to AmaWaterways must be via email to Res@AmaWaterways.com, which must include a return receipt and read notation, or other writing stating clearly and correctly each guest’s name, ship name, start and end date of the cruise and a brief statement of the reason for cancellation. Other forms of notice are not sufficient. The effective date of the cancellation is the date we receive the written cancellation notice. Name changes, a substitution of a participant or a reduction in the number of guests in a stateroom are treated as a cancellation in that all applicable cancellation charges apply. Cancellation charges for bookings within charter and part-charter agreements are as per the charter contract. All other cancellation charges are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:

More than 121 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: $200 (Europe & Asia) $1,200 (Africa)
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty

120-90 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: $400 (Europe & Asia) $2,400 (Africa)
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty

89-60 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 35% of cruise and land price
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty
  • Other Charges (except insurance): 35% of all charges

59-30 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 50% of cruise and land price
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty
  • Other Charges (except insurance): 50% of all charges

29-7 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 80% of cruise and land price
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty
  • Other Charges (except insurance): 80% of all charges

6-0 days prior to departure

  • Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 100% of cruise and land price
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Economy Contract fares): $350 penalty
  • Airfare Cancellation Charge (Business/First Class Contract fares): $600 penalty
  • Other Charges (except insurance): 100% of all charges

Trip ID#:

PorWinAma

What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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