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Luxury

Douro Delights

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

Trip Highlights

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.

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 9 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 2 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 22 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

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™ - Sightseeing

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

Olá and welcome to Portugal! Board your river ship together 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

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight you’ll head to the Palácio da Bolsa for a cocktail reception, followed by a traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 Guimarães. 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruising to Régua 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™ - Sightseeing

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 Régua.


After your morning activity, kick back on board and continue cruising to Pinhão.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the vineyard, Quinta da Roêda for a traditional lunch and tasting of port.


Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located 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 Rosé wine that feature the palace on its label. At the end of it all, you’ll be treated to the captain’s farewell dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you’ll stop to visit the castle ruins. Returning on board, dig in to a delicious dinner. Your thoughts will be fixed on Spain during your final night on board.

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  • 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: Madrid, Gran Melia Fenix

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

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

River ship reflecting in the calm waters as it glides past the buildings

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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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary