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Luxury

Douro Delights

Lisbon to Madrid
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPDCLM14
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

A Regal Portugal

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

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.

Marvel at Pena National Palace

Head for the mountain town of Sintra to visit its whimsical hilltop castle, Pena National Palace

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Lisbon 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 Lisbon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

On a tour of Lisbon, ride on the city’s iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town. Discover 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, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the spectacular Pena National Palace, then take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below the palace. 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 that is 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, followed by a stunning twilight cruise around beautiful Porto.

Stay: Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida

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  • Breakfast
  • 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
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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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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  • 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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  • 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, Gran Meliá Fénix

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant later in the evening.

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  • 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 Velázquez, 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. The afternoon is then free for you to explore at your own pace.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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

Explore Two Great Cities

Your journey begins and ends with two stunning cities. Explore the sundrenched city of Lisbon and conclude in Madrid

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