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Flavors Of Portugal & Spain

Welcome to the Flavors of Portugal & Spain registration!

The dates of the trip are leave the USA on 4/23/2021 to start trip 4/24/21 and it ends 5/7/21.

Two iconic cities, Lisbon and Madrid, provide the perfect start and end to a grand journey through Portugal and Spain. Cosmopolitan Lisbon offers a treasure trove of Old World architecture and a wealth of stories about its famed explorers; and then there is the seaside town of Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. 

Set sail in Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges” and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rambling vineyards and charming quintas, which cling to the steep sides of the river. 

Taste wines from these vineyards and discover the timeless traditions of Portuguese winemaking throughout your journey before visiting some of Spain’s glorious cities: the golden-hued city of Salamanca, the ancient walled city of Toledo, and cosmopolitan Madrid, renowned for its world-class museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars.

About the Sailing

Departing Porto on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. The dates of the trip are, leave the USA on 4/23/2021 to start trip 4/24/21 and it ends on 5/7/21. See Itinerary below.

7-night trip going to European Rivers (River Cruises) Visiting: Porto, Entre-os-Rios, Regua, Pinhao, Vega de Terron

Per Passenger Guests: 1-2: $5,545.00-$9,144.00 (see details below)

Deposit and payments are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is strongly advised.

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About the Ship

The Amada River Cruise Ship

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.

  • Sun Deck offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sun Deck with lounge chairs
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Main Lounge with bar & piano
  • Massage Spa
  • Elevator reaching all 3 stateroom decks
  • Fitness Room
  • Heated pool
  • Fine dining with delightful, attentive service, plus a casual al fresco dining option
  • Unlimited local wines at lunch and dinner, served on a complimentary basis

Pricing

Category E (per person) 
 (Transom window above waterline) 
Cruise Fare $5,545.00

Category D (per person) 
(same as E but more central location)
Cruise Fare $5,844.00

Category B (per person) 
 (Balcony) 
Cruise Fare $7,144.00

Category A (per person) 
(same as B but more central location or higher deck)
Cruise Fare $7,444.00

Suite (per person) 
 (Larger Room with Balcony) 
Cruise Fare $9,144.00

Spacious Staterooms

Relax and rejuvenate in spacious, luxurious staterooms with plenty of amenities. 

Most feature outside balconies that afford stunning views of the scenery along the river.

Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE IN LISBON – PORTUGAL

Arrive in Lisbon and check in to your hotel.

DAY 2
LISBON

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon stretches across several hills along the Tagus River.On your escorted tour, you’ll see Belem Tower, a fortified four-story tower made of limestone, and visit the Late Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. 

You will also taste a typical Portuguese pastry, Pastéis de Belém, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal’s greatest maritime explorers. (B)

DAY 3
LISBON

Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal, a former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and a source of inspiration for Lord Byron and generations of other artists and poets. 

Your guided tour includes a wine tasting and a view of the Pena National Palace, a fairy tale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time to explore on your own. (B)

DAY 4
LISBON – PORTO – EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. 

Stop in Tomar and visit the castle of the Knights Templar, the walls of which envelop the elaborate Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 12th century boasting spectacular frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Porto where you'll board your ship. (B,D)

DAY 5
PORTO

Join a guided tour of Porto’s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see 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. For the more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
PORTO – ENTRE-OS-RIOS

After free time further exploring the colorful “City of Bridges,” the ship will sail to Entre-Os-Rios, where you’ll go to dinner at a local quinta to enjoy a traditional “home cooked” meal. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
RÉGUA

Venture to the town of Lamego, where you’ll see the “Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies” on a city tour or climb the 686-step “Holy Staircase,” beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, to the top on a guided hike. 

Whichever excursion you choose will conclude with a tasting of local specialties such as Bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
RÉGUA – PINHÃO

Visit Mateus Palace and Gardens, where you can admire the elegant 16th- to 18th- century furnishings and spend some time exploring the palace’s magnificent gardens, which feature perfectly manicured topiary work and an impressive cedar tunnel. 

Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhão, where a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)

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