Discover the historical importance of Portugal while cruising the Douro
river. This 7-night cruise aboard the MS Amavida travels through the heart
of the Douro valley including visits to renowned wine and port producers.
One of the many highlights of the cruise is a visit across the border to Salamanca.
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Fly from the UK to Porto. Transfer and board the MS AmaVida for a 7-night cruise. (D)
Early afternoon arrival into Régua to visit the renowned winery at Quinto de Sexio, which has excellent views over the Douro river and produces high quality Portos and Douro DOP wines. (B, L, D)
Drive to Lamego for a guided tour of Lamego castle and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. Time at leisure to explore the gothic cathedral or the town's museum. In the afternoon, cruise to the village of Barca d'Alva, which is the last Portuguese village along the Douro and located 2km from the Spanish border. (B, L, D)
Drive to Salamanca, a university town that has a rich history dating back to the pre-Roman era. Visitors are attracted to the city by its marvellous architecture including the Plaza Mayor, which is the grandest and largest square in Spain, the old and new cathedrals that combine gothic, baroque and Renaissance stonework, and the Roman bridge across the Rio Tormes. (B, L, D)
Explore the picturesque villages of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, renowned for its castle, which is listed as a national monument. Visit the Chafariz dos Pretos, a unique fountain. Continue to Pinhão for wine tasting. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Palacio de Mateus, which is located close to Vila Real. Discover the story behind Mateus rosé wine with which the palace has long been associated. Early evening arrival into Bitetos to visit the 14th-century Alpendurada monastery to sample some home-cooked cuisine and take in the wonderful views. (B, L, D)
Morning city tour of Portugal's second city. View the magnificent baroque churches and the Ponte Maria Pia, a magnificent bridge built by Gustave Eiffel. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to the UK. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Price per person based on Category E twin cabin with panoramic window on Douro deck
Category D on Douro Deck: £185
Category C with outside balcony on Lisbon deck £695
Category B with outside balcony on Lisbon deck £795
Category A with outside balcony on Porto deck £995
Suite with outside balcony on Porto deck £1,895
Single room prices are on request
This tour is not
exclusive to Cox & Kings clients and the cruise
itinerary is subject to change due to weather
conditions, varying water levels and lock
passage. Some departures operate in reverse
order. Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on
behalf of APT River Cruises and its cancellation
conditions will apply. Please contact Cox &
Kings for details.
The MS AmaVida was launched in 2013 and has 54 superbly appointed guest cabins divided
into five different categories. The Douro deck cabins are 15 sq metres and feature panoramic
windows. Cabins on the Porto and Lisbon decks are 20 sq metres and feature a balcony. Suites
on the Porto deck are 30 sq metres with a balcony. Guests may enjoy fine dining in the
main dining room, plus alfresco dining for up to 32 guests. All meals are included on the
cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with house wine, draught beer and soft drinks served with
lunch and dinner. Other amenities include a sun deck, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa,
complimentary in-room internet access, and wireless internet access throughout.
The MS Amavida was launched in 2013 and has 54 superbly appointed guest cabins divided over five different categories. The Douro deck cabins are 15 sq metres and feature panoramic windows. Cabins on the Porto and Lisbon decks are 20 sq metres and feature a balcony. Suites on the Porto deck are 30 sq metres with a balcony. Guests may enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus alfresco dining for up to 32 guests. All meals are included on the cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with house wine, draught beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner.
Other amenities include a sun deck swimming pool; fitness centre and spa; complimentary in-room internet access on a 42-inch flatscreen television and ship-wide wireless internet...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.