At Quinta da Aveleda, explore the gardens then enjoy a wine and cheese tasting before a private dinner.
Cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and visit its castle ruins
Take a guided tour of beautiful Salamanca, boasting sandstone buildings, a majestic city square and ancient university
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship. After settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner followed by a stunning twilight cruise around beautiful Porto.
Stay: Seven Nights, the MS AmaVidaDaily :
Explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings. Take a cable car ride and enjoy a port tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos and visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration of local delicacies, or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets of Porto and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.
Today you will be able to explore Porto your way with a choice of sightseeing. Back on board, enjoy dinner this evening.Daily :
Visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting and private dinner.
Take a morning excursion to Guimarães, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios.Daily :
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Régua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region.Daily :
Tour the ancient town of Lamego and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. You’ll then sample bola de Lamego, a specialty dish of the region. Alternatively, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with breathtaking views over the Douro River and Régua.
Select your sightseeing. Afterwards, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão, where you’ll enjoy dinner later this evening.Daily :
Visit Quinta da Avessada for a traditional lunch, followed by a port wine tasting at Quinta do Seixo.
Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Portuguese aristocracy. Afterwards, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.Daily :
Travel to the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo today. On a tour here, see the castle ruins, and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner this evening as you make the most of your last night on board.Daily :
Disembark in Barca d’Alva today and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca. During a tour, see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells. Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Madrid, where you will be able to enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Stay: Madrid, Westin Palace MadridDaily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Enjoy fine dining reflecting the flavours of each region, plus complimentary beverages served at your discretion
MS AmaVida was built specifically for the Douro, boasting a sundeck with large pool & outside balconies on 75% of suites
Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible