Enticing Douro Cruise Aboard AmaDouro

Enticing Douro Cruise Aboard AmaDouro

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Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country – the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful ‘City of Bridges’; visit Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated ‘Golden City.’ Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.

Cruising with AmaWaterways means you enjoy an extensive line-up of included tours and also have a choice of excursions, hikes and Special Interest Tours, to fill your days with discovery and wonder.

Pricing from
$3,620
Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
May 2, 2020 - May 9, 2020
May 30, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020

TOUR MAP

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ITINERARY

  • day 1

    EMBARKATION – PORTO, PORTUGAL

    Arrive in Portugal and transfer to your home from home AmaDouro. Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise.

    Meals: Dinner

  • day 2

    PORTO – ENTRE-OS-RIOS

    The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an 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 learn all about Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Portuguese dinner with your fellow travellers at a local quinta or country estate, for a truly authentic culinary experience.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    RÉGUA – PINHÃO

    Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll visit 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, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, savor the flavors of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    BARCA D’ALVA

    Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine producers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    VEGA DE TERRÓN, SPAIN – SALAMANCA

    Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a ‘living museum,’ and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy a traditional flamenco show and lunch in Salamanca.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    PINHÃO - RÉGUA

    Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy a traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    RÉGUA - PORTO

    The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a ‘City of Art and History.’ You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    PORTO – DISEMBARKATION

    Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

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