River Cruises/EUROPE (Southern)

Flavors of Portugal & Spain

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Vega Terrón
Start your journey 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 back in Porto.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain
RIVERS: Douro


ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION – PORTO, PORTUGAL
Embark your ship in Porto today. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (D)
Day 2 : PORTO
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. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : PORTO – ENTRE-OS-RIOS
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. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : ENTRE-OS-RIOS – REGUA
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. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : RÉGUA – PINHÃO
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. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : PINHÃO
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. (B,L,D)
Day7 : PINHÃO – BARCA D'ALVA – VEGA TERRON, SPAIN
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. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : VEGA TERRON, SPAIN – DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Vega Terrón. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck with pool
  • 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
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Local Flavors tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for guides & cruise personnel
  • Transatlantic air-fare (can be arranged by UET from any US city)
  • Items of personal nature & items not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional travel insurance plans:
    Optional travel insurance plans

  • Port charges

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2018 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Apr 3PortoVega TerrónAmaVida$2,649
Apr 10Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$2,749
May 8Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,249
May 15PortoVega TerrónAmaVida$3,349
May 22Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,349
Jun 5Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,349
Jul 3Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,249
Jul 24PortoVega TerrónAmaVida$3,249
Jul 31Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,249
Aug 28Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,449
Sep 25Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,549
Oct 16PortoVega TerrónAmaVida$3,449
Oct 23Vega TerrónPortoAmaVida$3,349
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
EDouroPanoramic WindowsBase Price
DDouroPanoramic Windows+$299
CLisbonBalcony+$1,199
BLisbonBalcony+$1,399
APortoBalcony+$1,699
SuitePortoBalcony+$3,299

Note:

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

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked

Terms & Conditions:

    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 are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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The brand new fleet of AMA-WATERWAYS   ships are setting new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of features not found on other European river cruise ships. Clients will enjoy the luxury of more space, 2 panorama lounges, Fitness Center, Massage  and Beauty Salon. There are 25 bicycles on board for you to explore the small towns and to ride on the many bicycle paths along the various rivers. The ships operate  for the English speaking market only.