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Enticing Douro

Discover the terraced vineyards and sleepy fishing villages along the Douro on this round-trip from Porto with included shore excursions and drinks with meals

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £2428pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Porto
  • Salamanca
  • Regua
  • Mateus Palace
  • Porto

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AMA Waterways

Exclusive savings of up to £225pp! Applies to 2019 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Apr 2018

Exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount

Enticing River Douro Cruise through Portugal to Spain Special Offer

Enjoy this 7-night cruise along the beautiful Douro river. Decorated with deep cleft gorges, lush vineyards, and sleepy fishing villages, the River Douro is one of Europe's most pure and unspoiled rivers.

Begin your river cruise holiday in, the capital of the north, Porto, admiring the beauty of the Douro river as you sail to Regua and visit the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego.

Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its huge Plaza de Mayor square and cathedral.

Explore the beautiful countryside as you travel inland to the Tras-os-Montes Region to visit the palace and gardens of Mateus before returning to Porto.

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Enticing Douro Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Embark ship in Porto. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Porto - Regua

Cruise along the Douro river to Regua. Join the excursion to historic Lamego to see the beautifully decorated shrine, Gothic cathedral and museum, or hike up the 700 steps to the top of the shrine. Next sample local delicacies including specialty hams and Espumante sparkling wine then visit the Episcopal Palace Museum. In 2018 there is then time at leisure or a visit to the Douro Museum in Regua to learn about the history and culture of the area. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regua - Barca d'Alva

Cruise through beautiful scenery to Barca d'Alva. Visit Castelo Rodrigo, or take the active hike, admire the unique fountain Chafariz dos Pretos and taste some delicious local produce. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Salamanca - Vega de Terron (Portugal)

Drive to UNESCO-listed Salamanca built of golden sandstone. On a guided tour admire the city's elegant university buildings, the majestic Cathedral and the spectacular House of Shells, then enjoy a traditional Flamenco show. In 2018 there is the option to visit the Coa Valley Archaeological Park to see the Paleolithic rocks. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vega de Terron - Pinhao

Enjoy a tour and an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Roeda (2018) whose estate is home to one of Douro's finest vineyards or Quinta da Avessada (2019). This is followed by a tasting and private tour of the wine cellars at Quinta do Seixo. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Regua - Entre Os Rios

Cruise to Regua for a morning excursion of the Palacio de Mateus and its beautiful gardens. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Entre-os-Rios. Enjoy a special dinner at Quinta de Aveleda (2018) or a glass of port wine on the terrace of Alpendurada Monastery followed by a traditional meal (2019). (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Porto

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Porto including the historical quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Porto Cathedral and the Sao Bento Railway station with its renowned blue and white tiles then enjoy a tasting of Port wine. In 2018 you can also take a short journey to the nearby coastal town for the 'Tastes of Matosinhos' tour where you will visit a traditional restaurnt serving Pataniscas, a traditional cod fisk cake and other regional snacks, or join the Jewish tour. In 2019 there is the option to hike to the winery for the port tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Porto

Disembark ship in Porto after breakfast on board. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Lisbon Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Lisbon from £520pp

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2018: 10 Jul; 7, 14 Aug; 6, 13 Nov
  • 2019: 12 Nov
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AmaVida
Apr 24£2195£2495
Jun 12, 19£2461£2761
Jul 10, 17; Aug 07, 14£2395£2695
Sep 04, 11; Oct 02£2595£2895
Oct 09£2528£2828
Oct 30£2328£2628
Nov 06£2261£2561
Nov 13£2128£2428

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AmaDouro
Apr 06£2260£2560
Apr 13£2156£2456
Apr 20£2226£2526
Apr 27£2472£2772
May 18, 25; Jun 08, 15, 22, 29; Jul 06, 13, 27; Aug 03, 10, 24£2578£2878
Aug 31£2649£2949
Sep 07£2719£3019
Sep 14£2894£3194
Sep 21, 28; Oct 05, 12£2719£3019
Oct 19£2649£2949
Oct 26£2578£2878
Nov 02£2438£2738
Nov 09£2367£2667
Nov 16£2226£2526
AmaVida
Nov 12£2156£2456

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat D - 2018: £199pp 2019: £211pp
  • Cat C - 2018: £799pp 2019 (except AmaVida): £844pp
  • Cat B - 2018: £933pp 2019: £985pp
  • Cat A - 2018: £1133pp 2019: £1196pp
  • Owner's Suite - 2018: £2133pp 2019: £2323pp
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