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Flavors of Portugal & Spain 2022
(Madrid to Lisbon)

14 days with AmaWaterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
Arrive in Madrid and check in to your hotel.

Day 2 MADRID
Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain’s capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens and lively tapas bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music and epicurean delights, Madrid is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city’s top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerto del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)

Day 3 MADRID - TOLEDO
You’ll have an excursion today to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches that once inspired Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one of the world’s greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B)

Day 4 MADRID – SALAMANCA – VEGA TERRÓN – EMBARKATION
Depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain’s Castilla y León region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, Salamanca Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Afterwards, be treated to a flamenco show. Later, you will be transferred to Vega Terrón to board your river ship. (B,D)

Day 5 VEGA de TERRÓN – BARCA D’ALVA – PINHÃO, PORTUGAL
Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century façade and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. Set sail to Pinhão where you’ll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 PINHÃO
Enjoy an excursion to the palace andgardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in thebeautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real.The interior of the house features various religious imagesand exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-carved woodenceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens thatare among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. During theafternoon, enjoy lunch at Quinta da Avessada. Here, you’llenjoy an authentic and traditional dining experiencecomplete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is alsoa fascinating interactive museum commemorating thehistory and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, soyou’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wineproduction as well as doing plenty of tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 RÉGUA – CALDAS DE AREGOS
You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming cafés. Active adventurers can also choose to hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)

Day 8 CALDAS DE AREGOS – ENTRE-OS-RIOS
Enjoya morning hike through the vineyards, and then set sailalong the scenic Douro River. Later in the day, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local Quinta. (B,L,D)

Day 9 PORTO
Join a guided tour of Porto’s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see theCathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafés; and the SãoBentoRailway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’llalso enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. For a more activeadventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto;afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 10 PORTO
Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 11 PORTO – DISEMBARKATION – LISBON
After disembarking your ship in Porto, take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. Stop in Tomar en route to Lisbon and visit its Templar knight castle, the walls of which envelop the elaborate Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the 12th century and boasting spectacular frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Lisbon to check into your hotel. (B)

Day 12 LISBON
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll see the fortified Belem Tower and visit the spectacular Jerónimos Monastery, a Late Gothic-style structure. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to visit the Castle of São Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the river and Rossio Square. (B)

Day 13 LISBON – SINTRA
Enjoy a morning excursion toSerra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountainvillages in Portugal, a former summer residence of thePortuguese royal family and a source of inspiration forLord Byron and generations of other artists and poets.Your guided tour includes a visit to the Pena NationalPalace, a fairytale castle situated high on a rocky peak,followed by free time. (B)

Day 14 DEPART LISBON
Check out of your hotel for your flight home. (B)
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All This Included
SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • 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
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
LAND PROGRAM
  • 3 nights hotel in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including city tour, Toledo excursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Madrid to Salamanca with city tour,flamenco show and lunch, and then on to the shipin Vega Terrón
  • Transfer from the ship in Porto to Lisbon via motorcoach
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the Intercontinental Lisbon(or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintraexcursionand daily breakfast
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: cabin onboard AmaVida
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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