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zPort Wine & Flamenco - Cruise Only

8 days

8 Day Small Group Tour and European River Cruise

Engaging Discoveries for our World Travelers

  • Set sail on an all-inclusive Douro river cruise enjoying sightseeing, fine meals and free-flowing local wines with dinner.
  • Visit the small town of Pinhao, known as the wine lovers Mecca.
  • Explore the Roman village of Bitetos and its 14th century Alpendurada Monastery.

This is a Cruise Only itinerary. Click here for a Cruise & Tour program.

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Day
1

Arrive in Porto

Embark your ship in Porto. Gather on board tonight for your Welcome Dinner. Meals D

Day
2

Porto to Guimaraes

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Guimarães. The first capital of Portugal in the 12th-century, it was home to Portugal’s first king, Don Afonso Henriques, and a 2012 European Cultural Capital. Guimarães has been referred to as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Dominated by Afonso Henriques’ grand castle, Guimarães was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its extremely well-preserved city center. You will be guided through the narrow streets of the medieval quarter, toward the beautiful main square, the Largo da Oliveira, and then on to the splendid Monastery and Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, the Ducal Palace, and the 14th century Gothic Padrão do Salado. In the afternoon, return to Porto for a sightseeing tour of the city’s 16th-century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the magnificent iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You will then drive through the elegant residential section along the Atlantic coast and explore the Old City. For some modern culture, visit the Boavista area where you will find the Casa da Musica and the museum of Modern Art. This evening, mingle with your fellow passengers at the Gala Captain’s Dinner. Your ship overnights in Porto. Meals B,L,D

Day
3

Porto - Bitetos - Caldas de Aregos

This morning, enjoy sail away mimosas as you depart Porto for Bitetos. You will enjoy a delightful lunch at the 14th-century Alpendurada Monastery in Bitetos. Mid-afternoon, your ship departs for Caldas de Aregos, where you will overnight. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

Caldas de Aregos to Regua

This morning, an excursion takes you to the historic town of Resende. Located on the slopes of the Serra do Montemuro, Resende provides beautiful views of the Douro. Afterwards, you will cruise through the Douro landscape as your ship continues to Régua. This evening, a Portuguese Folklore Show awaits you on board. The ship overnights in Régua. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Regua to Pinhao

This morning’s excursion will take you to the Palacio de Mateus. The palace and gardens of Mateus are located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes just outside the city of Vila Real. In the afternoon, depart for Pinhão. Arriving in the early evening, you will enjoy wine-tasting and dinner at Quinta Avessada. The ship overnights in Pinhão. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Pinhao to Barca d'Alva

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Lamego for a city tour. Ancient and picturesque Lamego houses one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Lamego’s attractions also include a gothic Cathedral, museum and cafés known for local specialties such as “bola de Lamego” (bread filled with smoked ham) and Raposeira or sparkling wine. In the afternoon, your ship cruises to Barca d'Alva. This evening, enjoy a Portuguese barbecue on the Sun Deck. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Barca d'Alva to Vega Terron

This morning, depart Barca d'Alva for Vega Terrón. There, you will tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop. See 16th-century walls and walk down very narrow and steep medieval streets. Appreciate the Chafariz dos Pretos, a strikingly unique fountain decorated in black faces which stoically sits in the market square. This evening, bid farewell to your fellow passengers at the Farewell Dinner. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Disembark in Vega Terron

Your Douro River cruise comes to an end this morning when you disembark following breakfast. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

A Delightful Stay in London

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, private airport transfers, daily breakfast, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing with a Thames River Cruise, ticket for the London Eye and 3-day London Travel Card

Rome

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

Sorrento and Pompeii

Our 3-day FreeStyle Tour includes our handpicked deluxe hotel in Sorrento, daily breakfast, private car transfers from Naples, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

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Note: Shore excursions and sightseeing tours on this program are offered by AmaWaterways and are not limited to 16 guests.

2016 Port charges: $168 per person
2015 Port charges: $168 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise Only: 50% of twin price; Suites: 100% of twin price

2016 Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person:

Cat – Deck – Stateroom – Price
D – Piano Deck – Window – $299
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $1,199
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $1,399
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1,699
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $3,199

2015 Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person:

Cat – Deck – Stateroom – Price
D – Piano Deck – Window – $299
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $799
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $999
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1099
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2299


Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds; Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Ask about international air service on Lufthansa. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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