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Luxury

Douro Delights

Porto to Madrid
9 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPDC09
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 23 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Seven nights on a luxury river ship one nights’ luxury land accommodation
  • Expert cruise director
  • Visit Palácio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception, followed by a traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall
  • Tuck in to lunch at the vineyard Quinta da Roêda, before a port wine tasting

Map & Itinerary

Douro Delights EUPDC09 Map 2020
Porto to Madrid

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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Board your river ship and settle in with a welcome dinner. Your river ship has the best vantage point to see the sights as you embark on an illuminations cruise around Porto.

Stay: Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Palacio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception, followed by a traditional fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Explore Porto’s iconic 16th-century Old Town and take a cable car ride before sampling a few selections of port. Alternatively, head to Matosinhos and pop in at a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration, or set off on foot for a walking tour through the medieval streets and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.


Today gives you the chance to do what strikes your fancy the most.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Porto and Douro river, Portugal

This morning we’ve lined up an excursion for you to Guimaraes. The evolution of medieval settlement is on show here, and you will learn all about it with a tour. Back on board, cruise through the Douro Valley on your way to Entre-Os-Rios. When you arrive, take the chance to visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore their gardens, and tie off the day with a sampling of wine and cheese.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruising to Regua this morning, take some time to soak up the sun. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll visit the Douro Museum which provides an incredible insight into the culture of the Douro Valley wine region.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

On a tour of Lamego, you’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies and sample a local speciality, bola de Lamego. Smoked ham, home-baked bread, and gooey cheese – how could you go wrong? Otherwise, you might visit Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with views over the Douro River and Regua.


The choice is yours when it comes to the sightseeing on offer today. Afterwards, kick back on board and continue cruising to Pinhao.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour lunch at the vineyard Quinta da Roeda, before a port wine tasting.


Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus near the city of Vila Real. Portuguese architect Nicolau Nasoni played a pivotal role in the palace’s construction in the 18th century. It is also well known courtesy of the bottles of Mateus rose wine that feature the palace on its label.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you’ll stop to visit the castle ruins. Back on board, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Your thoughts will be fixed on Spain during your final night on board.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Barca d’Alva you’ll disembark your ship and say goodbye to life on board. Hit the road and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca for a tour. You’ll see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells before continuing to your hotel in Madrid. Tonight is yours to spend as you please.

Stay: Three Nights, Madrid, Gran Melia Fenix

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
View over Salamanca with its terracotta roof tops, Spain

Say goodbye today with a transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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