Highlights of the Douro with Spain

From: $3745

per person dbl*

RIVER CRUISES

• 7 Night Cruise – Outside Cabin 
• 20 Meals (7-B, 6-L, 7-D)
• 6 Included Excursions
• Porto City Tour & Wine Tasting
• Porto By Night
• Lamego Tour
• Guimarães Tour
• Vila Real & the Mateus Palace Tour
• Salamanca, Spain Full Day Excursion with Tour, Lunch & Leisure time
• Onboard Entertainment including Fado, Flamenco & Folklore 
Optional Wine Trails of Porto Excursion

PWD Tour Manager, Wine & Beer with Dinners, Welcome & Farewell Dinners, Wifi Onboard, English Speaking Ship Staff, Baggage Handling, Port Charges, Hotel & Ship Transfers, Open Bar Onboard  – Wine, Beer, Spirits, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Coffee & Tea (premium drinks excluded)

OCTOBER 21
OCTOBER 28
NOVEMBER 4

7 Night(s) – Cruise – Outside Cabin

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $400 PER COUPLE/$200 PER PERSON

Highlights of the Douro with Spain

9-DAYS

DAY 1&2: DEPART US – OVERNIGHT FLIGHT – ARRIVE PORTO – VILLA NOVA DE GAIA – BOARD SHIP  
Meet your PWD Tour Director  – Transfer to your ship. Board the MS Amalia Rodrigues for your 7 Night Douro River Cruise Welcome Drink & Welcome Dinner onboard. Evening – Porto By Night Tour (1 hour)
(D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 3: PORTO – REGUA MORNING 
Porto City Tour & Wine Tasting (4 hours). Afternoon  – Cruising through the landscapes of the Douro Valley Evening  – Arrive Regua  – Ship overnights in Regua
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 4: REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON 
Morning  – Vila Réal & the Mateus Palace Tour (4 hours) Afternoon  – Cruising to Vega de Terron & overnight. Evening  – Flamenco Entertainment Onboard Ship
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 5:BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA, SPAIN 
Full Day  – Motorcoach into Spain for a Salamanca City Tour with lunch & leisure time (10.5 hours)  – Ship Overnights in Barca d’Alva
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 6: BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA – PINHAO
Morning  – Cruising enroute to Pinhao. Afternoon  – Optional Wine Trails of Porto & Wine Tasting (4 hours). Gala Dinner Onboard Ship  – Ship overnights in Pinhao
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 7: PINHAO – PORTO
Morning  – Lamego Tour (4 hours) & Afternoon  – Cruising. Evening  – Fado Entertainment Onboard Ship  – Ship overnights in Porto
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 8: PORTO
Morning  – Leisure time in Porto. Afternoon  – Guimarães Tour (4 hours) Evening  – traditional Folk Entertainment Onboard Ship
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amalia Rodrigues

DAY 9: PORTO – FLIGHT HOME
Transfer to the Porto Airport for your flight home or Lisbon Extension
(B)

B-Breakfast Hotel/Onboard    S-Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening   L-Lunch Onboard   D-Dinner Onboard with Beer & Regional Wines

CITIES & PORTS

PORTO
Spread along the banks of the Douro River, Porto’s history and development are closely linked to the river.  Porto is the second largest city in Portugal.  Enjoy a Porto by Night Tour and a Porto City Tour.  On your city tour travel across the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, see the historic old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and drive by typical houses of the city.  Discover the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city’s Commercial Association and still their headquarters.  Later visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the “Golden Church.”  Enjoy a visit to one of the port wine cellars for a Wine Tasting and see the old casks full of port, the world famous Portuguese wine.

VILA RÉAL & THE MATEUS PALACE
Visit Vila Réal, a small hilly town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture, founded in 1289 by King Denis of Portugal.  Visit the Mateus Palace, built in the 18th century & set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm and considered to be one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal.

SALAMANCA, SPAIN
Motorcoach into Spain to visit Salamanca, a city of dazzling beauty with extraordinary architectural treasures and rich tradition. The Salamanca City Tour includes the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the University, founded in 1218. See the Gothic ‘New’ Cathedral, constructed in the 16th century to replace the 12th century original.  The full day tour includes lunch & leisure time in Salamanca.

LAMEGO
Enjoy a Lamego Tour, a small picturesque old town rich in history & charm. Its  18th century Cathedral Sanctuary is an important place of pilgrimage in Portugal.  The large cathedral overlooks the town from the hilltop & features an impressive staircase with 686 steps beautifully decorated with panels of blue & white tile.

GUIMARÃES
Guimarães is a university town and municipality located in northern Portugal, in the district of Braga. Its historic town center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and an authentic European example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town.” 

LISBONOptional 3-Night Lisbon Post Cruise Extension
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is a vibrant and historic metropolis situated on the scenic hills overlooking the Tagus River. Known for its captivating blend of old-world charm and modern vitality, Lisbon offers a rich tapestry of culture, architecture, and cuisine. Narrow cobblestone streets wind through the Alfama district, the city’s oldest neighborhood, where colorful houses and Fado music create an enchanting atmosphere. The iconic São Jorge Castle stands proudly atop one of the hills, offering panoramic views of the city. Lisbon is also celebrated for its iconic yellow trams, lively markets like Mercado da Ribeira, and the picturesque Belém Tower. With a mild Mediterranean climate and a welcoming spirit, Lisbon beckons visitors to explore its historic landmarks, savor delectable pastries like the famous Pastel de Nata, and immerse themselves in the unique energy of this European gem.

OPTIONAL 3-NIGHT LISBON POST CRUISE EXTENSION

**RATES:  $995 pp dbl /+$550 single supplement

DAY 9 – PORTO – SINTRA – LISBON
Head south to visit Sintra, one of Portugal’s most beautiful towns featuring the famous colorful Pena Palace, gardens and tiled villas surrounded by rolling hills and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later arrive in enchanting Lisbon for a 3-night stay featuring white limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy-going charm.
(B – on ship) Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 10: LISBON SIGHTSEEING  
Today enjoy a Lisbon City Tour featuring the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Monument to the Discoveries and two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Belem Tower & Jeronimo’s Monastery. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy Lisbon.
(B) Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 11: ÓBIDOS, NAZARÉ & FÁTIMA  
Today enjoy a day of touring featuring rich heritage and stunning countryside as you explore Óbidos, Nazaré & Fátima. Visit the small medieval town of Óbidos, glimpse into a fisherman’s life in the seaside village of Nazaré and marvel at the ornate architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery. Also visit a significant Christian pilgrimage site, Fátima.
(B)

DAY 12  – TRANSFER TO LISBON AIRPORT – FLIGHT HOME
Lisbon Optional Extension Includes: 3-Nights Hotel in Lisbon, Transfer from Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon City Tour, Sintra Visit, Fátima, Nazaré & Óbidos Tour, 3-Breakfasts, Tour Director & Transfers to Lisbon Airport.    (B) 

Note: Lisbon Extension must be booked at time of deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air could be different schedule than the group for Lisbon extension passengers. Based on 20 passenger minimum.

Highlights of the Douro with Spain

Category E

Main Deck

$3745

Category D

Main Deck

$4045

Category C

Middle Deck

$4445

Category B

Middle Deck

$4745

Category A

Upper Deck

$5045

Jr. Suite

Middle Deck

$5345

Suite

Upper Deck

$5645

Single Room Supplement + Cat D & E – Main Deck single supplement +$1600 • Cat B & A – Mid/Upper Deck single supplement +$2400 • Jr. / Suite – single supplement N/A No Triple **Rates are Land only, per person double

MS AMALIA RODRIGUES

THE SHIP – MS AMALIA RODRIGUES 
This ship’s interior pays homage to the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodrigues, the famous Portuguese singer and actress.  The warm terracotta tones suggest the streets in Lisbon and the accessories the fadista wore on stage. Light-hued woods and wicker bring to mind the guitars that are part of the genuine southern Portuguese spirit.  Christened in 2019, this Superior-category ship offers ample space in each cabin and public areas. Large picture windows on the Upper and Middle Decks display all the scenery as the ship cruises.  The Upper Deck has two Suites with a Private Terrace while the Middle Deck has 2 Jr. Suites.  Onboard fun, music and dancing happen in the lounge on the Middle Deck, where a cozy patio also provides great views.  The Sun Deck has a small pool, lounge chairs and great scenery.  The ship has a small elevator that travels between the Upper, Middle & Main Decks.  The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.

ALL MEALS INCLUDED ONBOARD
The restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise (except Salamanca lunch) and it seats all guests in one seating. The atmosphere is casual but elegant with splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the picture windows.  All drinks while onboard at meals and at the bar are included (Open Bar). The Open Bar feature includes Wine, Beer, Spirits, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Coffee and Tea with some premium drinks excluded.  

COMFORTABLE & INNOVATIVE STATEROOMS
After boarding, unpack only once. All staterooms offer river views and are bright & modern, and give you a little space of your own with the amenities and pleasant touches of a hotel.  Staterooms are on three Decks  – Upper, Middle & Main.  Staterooms feature TV, ship telephone, private bathroom with shower, safe, A/C controls, 220V Electricity and Wi-Fi.  Please note there is no laundry service onboard the ship.

STATEROOMS - (145 sq ft & 129 sq ft)

SUITES W/ terrace & JR SUITES (Suite 204 sq ft & Jr Suite 166 sq ft)

Staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, ship phone, desk, chair & safe. Category A & B feature French Balconies on the Upper & Middle Decks with 145 square feet. Additional amenites included.

Two Suites on the Upper Deck feature a Private Terrace with 204 square feet.  Two Jr. Suites on the Middle Deck are larger rooms with 166 square feet & a premium ship location. The Suites & Jr Suites feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, ship phone, desk, chair & safe.Suites have 220V outlets so a simple adapter works for most devices.
(Suite sizes & amenities can vary)

MS AMALIA RODRIGUES

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers. On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.