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Luxury

Spain and Portugal with Douro Delights

Madrid Return
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUSPDC21
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Trip Highlights

See a Flamenco show

Enjoy a delicious tapas dinner and fiery flamenco performance in a local gypsy cave in Granada

Sherry tasting in Jerez

In Jerez, indulge in a gourmet lunch and a sherry tasting at one of the city's famous sherry bodegas

The Heart Of Salamanca

Enjoy the vibrant Spanish city of Salamanca and soak up the local mood

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 20 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 13 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUSPDC21 2018

Madrid Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

On arrival in Madrid, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Westin Palace Madrid

This morning, head to the historic city of Toledo, known to be Spain’s medieval capital. Join a guided tour along its narrow streets before continuing south to Cordoba.

Stay: Two Nights: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Cordoba

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter on a guided tour this morning. Later, enjoy some free time.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a tapas dinner and a fiery flamenco show in a local gypsy cave.


En route to Granada, stop in the World Heritage-listed town of Baeza for a guided tour. After admiring the many examples of Renaissance architecture, continue your journey to Granada. This evening, enjoy a tapas dinner and a fiery flamenco performance in one of the local gypsy caves.

Stay: Two Nights: Granada, AC Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the World Heritage-listed Alhambra on a guided tour.

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  • Breakfast

On a tour of Seville, be delighted by the royal palace of Alcazar, then visit the Cathedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower.

Stay: Two Nights: Seville, Grand Melia Colon Sevilla

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a gourmet lunch and sherry tasting at one of the city’s famous sherry bodegas.


Travel to Jerez, where you’ll visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, and gain insight into Spain's equestrian history. Later, return to Seville.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cross the Portuguese border to Faro and enjoy a piri-piri lunch. Continue to Lisbon.

Stay: Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Discover Lisbon’s grand history on a guided tour. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit Pena National Palace, set within a picturesque backdrop and take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before returning to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. During your final evening in Lisbon, you may wish to try one of the local restaurants.

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  • Breakfast

Journey through Portugal’s rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city home to Portugal’s most famous university. After a tour and free time for lunch, continue to Porto. Board your river ship and after settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Explore Porto’s Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings, followed by a port wine 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.


Choose your sightseeing. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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 Guimaraes, 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Regua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

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 Regua.


After you preferred sightseeing, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhao, where you’ll enjoy dinner later this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.


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. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhao followed by the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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: Three Nights: Madrid, Westin Palace Madrid

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner featuring a range of tantalising tapas later in the evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of delectable Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Otherwise, immerse yourself in Spanish art at the Prado Museum, including works from Italian and Flemish artists such as Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Alternatively you may wish to explore the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the world-famous Real Madrid Football Club.


Enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities in Madrid today.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Cruising the Douro as the sun set behind the hills
Your Floating Hotel

Cruise between Portugal's historic vines for seven nights on a river ship built for the Douro River, the MS AmaVida

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A Culinary Journey

Every onboard meal gives you the chance to taste the region's famous flavours, from tapas to fresh seafood

Luxurious accommodation

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