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Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Land Reverse

From Madrid, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal
Length: 14 Days - Departs: Wed, Oct 22, 2025
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Departure
Oct 22, 2025
Arrival
Nov 04, 2025

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Complimentary Land Package

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For a limited time, receive a complimentary 2-, 3-, or 4-night land package before or after select 2024 and 2025 Europe river cruises. With more than 20 different land packages available with this offer, you have a variety of ways to extend your vacation. Plus, this offer is combinable with special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare – a great value on your entire journey. (Not all packages are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for details.)
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Complimentary Land Package offer is valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between January 1 through March 31, 2024; applies to select 2024 and 2025 Europe sailings and is based on double occupancy. Tour Operators are eligible; additional restrictions apply. Certain sailings and/or land packages may not be available due to special local events. Not all advertised Land Packages are eligible for this offer – details advised at time of booking. Additional land packages associated with mentioned itineraries are also available at an additional cost. Complimentary Land is only valid with the purchase of a participating cruise at full fare. Hotel to/from ship transfer is included with eligible complimentary land package. Airport arrival and departures transfers are not included but may be purchased at an additional cost. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates, Combination Cruise Savings, Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Solo Travelers must pay full cruise fare, inclusive of full fare single supplement rates, in order to receive complimentary land on eligible land packages. Offer is not applicable to travel advisors and does not apply to industry rates or other offers deemed by AmaWaterways. We will seek to use hotels listed (if any) on your confirmation. Changes may be necessary; therefore, hotel brand name listed on invoice is not guaranteed. An effort will be made to substitute similar hotels, but the level of similarity may vary. When possible, AmaWaterways will book guests traveling together on conjunction bookings in the same hotel if the requests are made. All requests are subject to availability. AmaWaterways will provide the confirmed details for the hotel after the promotion ends. Must request promo code FREELAND-PRE or FREELAND-POST at time of booking for double occupancy; Single occupancy bookings must request promo code LANDSOLO-PRE or LANDSOLO-POST. Port charges, other optional land packages, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

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

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Oct 22, 2025
    ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN. Arrive in Madrid and check in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Oct 23, 2025
    MADRID. Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain'''s capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music and epicurean delights, Madrid is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city'''s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerto del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Oct 24, 2025
    MADRID - TOLEDO. You'''ll have an excursion today 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 that once inspired Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one of the world'''s greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Oct 25, 2025
    MADRID ''' SALAMANCA ''' VEGA DE TERR''N ''' EMBARKATION. Depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain'''s Castilla y Le''n region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, Salamanca Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Afterwards, be treated to a flamenco show. Later, you will be transferred to Vega Terr''n to board your river ship. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Oct 26, 2025
    BARCA D'''ALVA ''' PINH''O, PORTUGAL. Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the '''White Village''' because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century fa''ade and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinh''o. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Oct 27, 2025
    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 de 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, a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Oct 28, 2025
    R''GUA. Discover the Baroque magic of Mateus Palace and gardens. Later in the day, you have a choice of two excursions. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Rem''dios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). For active adventurers, you can hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Oct 29, 2025
    R''GUA ''' ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro from R''gua to Entre-Os-Rios. This will be followed by a traditional '''home-cooked''' meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Thu, Oct 30, 2025
    ENTRE-OS-RIOS ''' PORTO. Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising on your way to Porto, then 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 caf''s; 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 a more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto; afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Fri, Oct 31, 2025
    PORTO. Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Sat, Nov 01, 2025
    PORTO ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' LISBON. After disembarking your ship in Porto, take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. Stop in Tomar en route to Lisbon and visit its Templar knight castle, the walls of which envelop the elaborate Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the 12th century and boasting spectacular frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Lisbon to check into your hotel. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Sun, Nov 02, 2025
    LISBON. One of Europe'''s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'''ll see the fortified Belem Tower and visit the spectacular Jer''nimos Monastery, a Late Gothic-style structure. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to visit the Castle of S''o Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the river and Rossio Square. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Mon, Nov 03, 2025
    LISBON ''' SINTRA. 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 visit to the Pena Palace, a fairytale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time. (B)
  14. Day 14
    Tue, Nov 04, 2025
    DEPART LISBON. Your journey comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (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, Portuguese Dinner, 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 IntercontinentalLisbon (or similar), including city tour, royalSintra excursion with Pena National Palace visitand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lisbon to Porto via motorcoach
  • 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 NH Madrid Paseo del Prado (or similar), including city tour, Toledo excursion and daily breakfast

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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
3.7
Accommodations
3.4
Itinerary
3.9
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
3.7
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 26 reviews - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

This was our sixth trip with AmaWaterways and we've already booked our seventh, so they must be doing something right!

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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