We cordially invite you to join us on an 8 day/7 night cruise and tour of Portugal’s Douro River Valley, sailing aboard the beautiful and intimate 106 passenger vessel M/S AmaVida. We start in Lisbon on Nov. 8th with an optional pre-cruise 4 night program, spending 3 nights in Lisbon, a tour of medieval Coimbra en route to Porto. In the city of Porto, we have a relaxing night in that city’s renowned Yeatman Hotel, followed by a private tour and tasting at Taylor-Fladgate, Porto’s oldest port wine producer, before boarding AmaVida for a 7-night Douro River cruise.
Explore together the towns and villages along the Douro; Porto city and the upriver villages of Regua, Pinhao, Entre-os-Rios, Lamego, Barca d’Alva and Salamanca in Spain. Portuguese wineries, called “quintas”, are excellent and fascinating, producing magnificent dry red wines. The famous port wines here captured the world’s attention long ago. Vinho Verde, the crisp dry white meant to be drunk young, will impress you. Along the way experience flamenco and fado, see extraordinary castles, palaces, iconic cathedrals and taste enough exquisite wine to last a lifetime. Complete information and details on the website: www.toursandwine.com/dourocruise