Flavors of Portugal and Spain (8 Days)

Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaVida  |  19 Reviews
Porto, Portugal to Vega Terron, Portugal
Dates: 16 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018

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DAY 1
16 Oct 2018
Porto, Portugal

Embark your luxurious ship in Porto. This evening, meet your fellow passengers. (B,L,D)

DAY 2
17 Oct 2018
Porto, Portugal

The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on a escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the cathedral, one of the city's oldest monuments, 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 at Graham's Winery. Prefer to get more active, you can hike to Graham's Winery, offering magnificent views over the Douro River. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
18 Oct 2018
Porto, Portugal
Guimaraes, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Alpendurada, Portugal
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

Visit Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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. Later, you'll savor a pre-dinner glass of port wine and the breathtaking view of the river from the terrace of the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. This is followed by a traditional "home cooked" meal. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
19 Oct 2018
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Régua, Portugal
Casa Mateus, Portugal
Régua, Portugal

Today, enjoy an excursion to the Palácio 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 wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
20 Oct 2018
Régua, Portugal
Lamego, Portugal
Régua, Portugal
Pinhao, Portugal

Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you'll 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. Concluding the walking and hiking tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bolas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Afterwards, you'll go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
21 Oct 2018
Pinhao, Portugal
Favaios, Portugal
Quinta do Seixo, Portugal
Pinhao, Portugal

Visit Quinta da Avessada and enjoy lunch here. Later in the day, go on an exclusive private tour of Quinta do Seixo's wine cellars, learning about the Douro Valley's centuries-old winemaking methods before sampling some of the wines. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
22 Oct 2018
Vega Terron, Portugal
Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Vega Terron, Portugal

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 façades 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. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
23 Oct 2018
Vega Terron, Portugal

Disembark your cruise in Vega Terrón. (B)

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About the Ship

AmaVida
AmaVida

The AmaVida is a 106-passenger vessel featuring 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. The AmaVida also features a Sun Deck swimming pool; fitness center and spa; complimentary Wi-Fi and Entertainment-on-Demand.

What's Included

Included

    • Land program as detailed in itinerary

    • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies

    • 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

    • Choice of life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included

    • Services of professional Cruise Manager

    • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

    • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare | Passport fees | Baggage fees | Port taxes and fees | Travel, health, accident or other insurance | Vaccinations | Laundry | Additional food and beverages | Optional excursions | Gratuities or other items of a personal nature

About Us

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do - providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, "Ama" is derived from the Latin word for "love." It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. Experience more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on our cruises.

Insider Tip

AmaWaterways is proud to be the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaine des Rotisseurs, one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per-person, U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room, unless indicated otherwise. | Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. | Single rates for land are available at a supplement. | Please see individual itineraries for amount of the supplement. | Pricing accuracy is assured only at time of printing. | If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges or other, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice.

Cancellation Policy: For any cruise/land booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, including air packages, the following travel agent or guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and penalties will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. For all air-inclusive packages cancelled after issuance of an airline ticket, the air portion of the refund, if any, will be processed only after the return of airline ticket. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $200 per person | 120-90 days is $400 per person | 89-60 days is 35% of full fare | 59-30 days is 50% of full fare | 29-7 days is 80% of full fare | 6 days prior to sailing is 100% cancellation. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from AmaWaterways. All air purchased through AmaWaterways has a cancellation penalty of $350 per person for Economy and $600 per person for Business class. In the event you purchase a non-refundable ticket, the full fare is under penalty.

*Certain airline tickets, including all intra-Asia Flights within 90 days of departure and published price tickets, are 100% non-refundable. Penalty rates shown are for flight arrangements deposited/booked from July 1, 2014 onward. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract, after travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour or airfare.

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Porto, Portugal - 16 Oct 2018

Porto, Portugal - 17 Oct 2018

Porto, Portugal - 18 Oct 2018

Porto, Portugal - 18 Oct 2018

Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - 18 Oct 2018

Alpendurada, Portugal - 18 Oct 2018

Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - 18 Oct 2018

Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - 19 Oct 2018

Régua, Portugal - 19 Oct 2018

Casa Mateus, Portugal - 19 Oct 2018

Régua, Portugal - 19 Oct 2018

Régua, Portugal - 20 Oct 2018

Lamego, Portugal - 20 Oct 2018

Régua, Portugal - 20 Oct 2018

Pinhao, Portugal - 20 Oct 2018

Pinhao, Portugal - 21 Oct 2018

Quinta do Seixo, Portugal - 21 Oct 2018

Pinhao, Portugal - 21 Oct 2018

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