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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 £50pp discount on 2018 departures! Book by 30 Nov 2017. Terms and conditions apply. Prices shown include discount

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2017 departures! Prices shown include discount.

Enticing River Douro Cruise through Portugal to Spain Special Offer

Join AMAVida on 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 AmaVida in Porto. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Porto - Regua

In 2017 cruise along the Douro river to Regua. Join the excursion to historic Lamego to see the beautifully decorated shrine, Gothic cathedral and museum. Alternatively sample local delicacies including specialty hams and Espumante sparkling wine. Later, visit a Wine Museum. Moor in Regua overnight. In 2018 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. Later, enjoy time at leisure or visit the Douro Museum in Regua to learn about the history and culture of the area. Moor in Regua overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regua - Barca d'Alva

Cruise through beautiful scenery to Barca d'Alva. Visit Castelo Rodrigo (in 2018 there is the option to hike up to the village), 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. 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 whose estate is home to one of Douro's finest vineyards. In 2018 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. Alternatively enjoy breathtaking views over the Douro River from Quinta da Pacheca and picnic in a vineyard, or sample port wine at a tasting at Quinta Seixo (2017 only). Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Entre-os-Rios. Enjoy a Portuguese home cooked meal at Casa de Vila Verde this evening (2017) or a special dinner at Quinta de Aveleda (2018). (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. The more active may wish to join the guided hiking tour to explore the city's medieval streets and sample some port wine, or stroll along Porto's seaside promenade (2017 only). Drive to the nearby coastal town of Matosinhos this afternoon for a Pataniscas at a local restaurant. In 2018 there is the option to join the tour of Porto's Jewish Quarter. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Porto

Disembark AmaVida 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 aboard AmaVida
  • 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 (2018 only)
  • 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:
  • 2017: 11 Jul; 8, 15 Aug; 7 Nov
  • 2018: 10 Jul; 7, 14 Aug; 6, 13 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 17£2128£2428
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

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 - £199pp
  • Cat C - £799pp
  • Cat B - £933pp
  • Cat A - £1133pp
  • Owner's Suite - £2133pp
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