Head for the mountain town of Sintra to visit its whimsical hilltop castle, Pena National Palace.
Bask in the splendour of Porto's Palácio da Bolsa as you witness a private Fado performance with a cocktail in hand.
Cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and visit its castle ruins.
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Olá and welcome to Portugal! Once you’ve arrived in Lisbon, you’ll be taken to your hotel to settle in. Our welcome reception this evening is the perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Stay: Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
Set off to see the sites of Lisbon by riding the city’s tramcars, and visiting the Old Town. Pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, a symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. Built in 1502 by King Manuel I, the monastery commemorates Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India. Tonight, join your fellow travellers to share a welcome dinner.Daily :
As soon as you get your first glimpse of Serra de Sintra, prepare to gasp. Mountains roll from each direction, and every peak is as memorable as the last. Visit King Ferdinand II’s ingenious Park and Palace of Pena, before having free time to explore Sintra. Take the chance to have lunch at your leisure, then be guided by the sea breeze as you return to Lisbon via the coastal route. Since it’s your final night here, you might like to try one of the local restaurants for dinner.Daily :
Travel through Portugal’s countryside then discover the medieval city of Coimbra, home to the country’s most famous university. After a spot of sightseeing and free time for lunch, make your way to Porto. 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 AmaVidaDaily :
Tonight you’ll head to the Palácio da Bolsa for a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.
Explore Porto’s 16thcentury 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 is the chance to do what strikes your fancy the most.Daily :
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.Daily :
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 :
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. Afterwards, kick back on board and continue cruising to Pinhão.
After your chosen activity today, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão.Daily :
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.Daily :
On a tour of the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you’ll stop for 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.Daily :
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, Westin Palace Madrid or similarDaily :
You’ll enjoy the chance to tour Spain’s capital before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.Daily :
Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of delectable Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Or, take a look at the displays of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, including works from Italian and Flemish artists such as Velázquez, Goya, Maybe you’d like to learn all about the traditional flavours of delectable Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Or, take a look at the displays of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, including works from Italian and Flemish artists such as Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Of course, if you’re more of a sports fan, you might prefer a visit to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to the Real Madrid Football Club.
Choose how you want to spend your time in Madrid today.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon boasts glorious views, historic artwork and acclaimed dining at this landmark hotel.
Situated within the 'triangle of art', the Westin Palace Madrid is located near the city's most prestigious museums.
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