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AmaVida

AmaVida - Flavours of Portugal and Spain

Launched in 2013 the AmaVida brings a distinctive standard of excellence to Portugal's Douro River. This grand vessel carries 106 guests and features balconies in the majority of its generously sized staterooms and suites. Passengers on the AmaVida can enjoy fine dining in the main dining room and there is additional al fresco dining for up to 32 guests. The AmaVida also features a swimming pool on its expansive Sun Deck, a fitness center and spa, complimentary internet access on large in-stateroom flatscreens and Wi-Fi throughout the ship.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Porto.

Day 1: Porto

Board the AmaVida in Porto this afternoon. Take some time to settle into your accommodation before joining your fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner on board.

Day 2: Porto

This morning's tour of Porto introduces you to 16th-century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the Sao Bento Railway Station, renowned for its magnificent blue and white tile panels depicting scenes in Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. For the more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto.

Day 3: Porto - Entre-Os-Rios

After free time further exploring the colourful “City of Bridges,” the ship will sail to Entre-Os-Rios, where you’ll go to dinner at the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. Savour a pre-dinner glass of Port and the breathtaking view of the river from the terrace of the monastery before having a traditional “home cooked” meal.

Day 4: Regua

Today's port of call is Régua where you will join a morning excursion to the Mateus Palace and Gardens, located in the picturesque region of Trás-os-Montes just outside Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal.

Day 5: Regua - Pinhão

Today you will travel to Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles. Concluding the walking and hiking tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as Bôlas de Lamego. Afterwards, you’ll go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhão

Day 6: Pinhão

Today you are invited to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Some of the 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. Continue to Quinta do Seixo, producers of some of the most traditionally made wine in the Douro region. An expert from the Sandeman Winery will take you on a tasting and private tour of the wine cellars, teaching you about the centuries-old winemaking methods.

Day 7: Vega de Terrón

Today explore Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and as far away as Spain. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline style windows. Prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine.

Day 8: Vega de Terrón

Your voyage ends today at Vega de Terrón, Spain where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Vega de Terrón.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board AmaVida
  • Full board during the cruise, including complimentary local Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drink
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Daily sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port Taxes are shown separately on the website and will be charged at the time of booking
  • Bottled water replenished daily in Staterooms

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Beverages, other than those already mentioned
 

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