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Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Forward

From Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid, Spain
Length: 14 Days - Departs: Sat, Mar 25, 2023
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Departure
Mar 25, 2023
Arrival
Apr 07, 2023

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During our exclusive AmaWaterways when you book a select 2023 Europe, Asia or Egypt river cruise you'll receive up to $1000 savings per stateroom in amenities. Book a Balcony stateroom and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities and a complimentary stateroom upgrade or book a suite and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities, $100 onboard credit and a complimentary private roundtrip airport transfer from and to the airport in Europe. (Blackout dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable dates.)
Combinable with Free Land offer.
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Upgrade Rewards Program is valid on select 2023 Europe, Asia, and Egypt sailings, applicable to new FIT and Group bookings made between October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) or Free Land promotions. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Loyalty Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program, Referral program, Combination Cruise savings, and Consortia programs. Offer is not applicable with reduced single supplement offers of less than 50%, Private Sales, FAM, Interline, or corporate bookings. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in a balcony stateroom in Categories CB, CA, C, B, A, BB, BA, AB, AA (AmaMagna – booked in Categories AB, AA); offer includes one category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Prepaid gratuities apply to the cruise portion only. Complimentary Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers are only applicable to guests booked in Suite Categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS; offer includes private transfers to/from the airport in Europe (excluding Munich, Marseille, and Le Havre). An air schedule is required before transfers may be applied to booking. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy; solo travelers will receive half and is only applicable to guests booked in Suite categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS. $100 Gift Card is issued after guests sail (not combinable with other enhanced commission offers). Upgrade Rewards Program is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Lisbon, a 7-night Douro cruise, 3 nights in Madrid

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Mar 25, 2023
    ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL. Arrive in Lisbon and check in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Mar 26, 2023
    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 Jer''nimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. You will also taste a typical Portuguese pastry, Past''is de Bel''m, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal'''s greatest maritime explorers. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Mar 27, 2023
    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)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Mar 28, 2023
    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)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Mar 29, 2023
    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 S''o 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. In the afternoon, visit Guimar''es, the '''birthplace of the Portuguese nationality,''' on a very special excursion. Continue to Quinta de Sezim where you'''ll enjoy a visit to the baron'''s winery for a wine tasting on the terrace. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Mar 30, 2023
    ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Entre-os-Rios translates to '''between the rivers,''' and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the T''mega and Douro rivers. For an authentic slice of Douro River life, enjoy a traditional '''home-cooked''' meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Mar 31, 2023
    R''GUA. Begin your day with a tour of the 18th-century Palacio Anadia, or Palace of the Counts, known for its beautiful interior and Baroque style. Inside the house, you'''ll see intricate panels of blue and white tiles throughout the rooms and a striking vaulted ceiling that retell the history behind the palace. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Apr 01, 2023
    R''GUA ''' PINH''O. 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 B''las de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinh''o, where a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Sun, Apr 02, 2023
    PINH''O. Embark on a leisurely walk to the charming Pinh''o Railway Station, a stunning train station along the Douro Line, one of the most iconic rail journeys in Portugal. The station'''s main building is revered for its 25 tile panels, all in shades of blue, that depict scenes from the Douro region. Afterward, enjoy an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you'''ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. The warm, spirited hospitality of this family-run quinta is quite special as you will discover. Several family members play in a band, and while dining, they will entertain you. Quinta de 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. Later in the day, indulge in some free time to explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Mon, Apr 03, 2023
    BARCA D'''ALVA, 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 facades 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)
  11. Day 11
    Tue, Apr 04, 2023
    VEGA TERR''N ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' SALAMANCA ''' MADRID. Disembark the ship in Vega Terr''n and board a motorcoach to Madrid. En route to Madrid, you'''ll first stop in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain'''s Castilla y Le''n region. You will have free time to explore on your own, followed by an escorted city tour that includes the New Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Later in the day, you'''ll check into your hotel in Madrid. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Wed, Apr 05, 2023
    MADRID. Discover the vibrant capital of Spain on your city tour that takes in all the top sights, including the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerto del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel and Plaza Mayor. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Thu, Apr 06, 2023
    MADRID. Journey to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your escorted tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo as well as the Synagogue Santa Mar''a La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)
  14. Day 14
    Fri, Apr 07, 2023
    DEPART MADRID. Check out of your hotel for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro, Po

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • 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 and 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
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, 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
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the Intercontinental Lisbon (or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintra excursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lisbon to Porto via high-speed train
  • Transfer from the ship in Vega Terr''n to Salamanca with city tour,flamenco show and lunch, and then on to Madrid
  • 3 nights hotel in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including city tour, Toledo excursion and daily breakfast

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
3.8
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 22 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

This was my second trip with Amawaterways and it was just as wonderful as the first. I have actually booked two more with them through Karen at Affordable Tours.

The AmaWaterway trip along the Douro - with extensions in Madrid and Lisbon -- provides a wonderful autumn interlude in Iberia. The program is especially strong for the one week spent on the Douro. The programs in Madrid and Lisbon leave a great deal of free time -- good if you can arrange your own meals and excursions, not so good if you like more arranged, especially after long flight to Europe.

I was very pleased with this river cruise provided by AmaWaterways. This was my second cruise with them and they are great, Everything is included in the one price- transportation from an to airport, daily side trips, wine at meals, snacks. I will use them again in the future.

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