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Luxury

Douro Delights

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

Private Fado Concert in Porto

Bask in the splendour of Porto's Palácio da Bolsa as you witness a private Fado performance with a cocktail in hand.

A Regal Portugal

Cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and visit its castle ruins

Discover Salamanca in Spain

Take a guided tour of beautiful Salamanca, boasting sandstone buildings, a majestic city square and ancient university

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 9 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 2 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 22 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUPDC09 2019

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™ - Sightseeing

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

On arrival in Porto, you’ll be met at the airport 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 AmaVida

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, discover the Palácio da Bolsa during a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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. Here, 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE

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.


After your chosen activity today, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Quinta da Roêda, an authentic vineyard where you will savour a traditional lunch, followed by a port tasting.


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 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: Madrid, Gran Meliá Fénix

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

River Ship AmaReina full view of the exterior whilst cruising
Europe's most luxurious fleet

APT are proud to use the fleet awarded the top ten positions in the 'Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe' guide

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Finest dining

Enjoy fine dining reflecting the flavours of each region, plus complimentary beverages served at your discretion

Custom-built for the Douro

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