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Luxury

Spain and Portugal Delights with Douro River Cruise

Barcelona to Madrid
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPDCSP24
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Trip Highlights

See a Flamenco show

Enjoy a delicious tapas dinner and fiery flamenco performance in a local gypsy cave in Granada

Royal Palace of Alcazar

Seville's World Heritage-listed palace complex began construction in the 10th century and is a sight to behold

Lisbon's grand history

From Roman ruins and cathedrals to grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes and boutiques, discover Lisbon

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 20 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 44 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 16 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

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Barcelona 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

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, El Palace Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a tour of the Casa Batlló before it is open to the public, which is renowned as one of Antoni Gaudí's masterpieces.


After this morning’s unforgettable experiences, enjoy a guided city tour including a visit to the Sagrada Família.

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  • Dinner

Board the historic Montserrat Classic Express 1890 and traverse up the mountain range to the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat.

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Board your train to Madrid. Upon arrival, visit the Prado Museum, considered to have one of the finest collections of art in Europe. Dating between the 12th-20th centuries, the works are based on the former Royal Spanish Collection and feature pieces by Velázquez.

Stay: Two Nights, Madrid, Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

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  • Dinner

On a guided city tour, take in the Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor.

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This morning, head to the historic city of Toledo for a guided tour along its narrow streets before continuing south to Córdoba.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Córdoba

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  • Dinner

Visit the Great Mosque of Córdoba and the historic Jewish Quarter on a guided tour this morning. Later, enjoy some free time.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Córdoba, visit an olive estate and sample some of Spain's finest olives.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, in Granada, enjoy a tapas dinner and a fiery flamenco show in a local gypsy cave.


Continue your journey to Granada today.

Stay: Two Night Stay: Granada, AC Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula

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  • Dinner

Explore the World Heritage-listed Alhambra on a guided tour. Part fortress, part palace, the Alhambra is a pinnacle of Moorish art that encapsulates Andalusian history. See the restored Lion Fountain and roam the Nasrid Palace complex.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Ronda and immerse yourself in this wonderful mountaintop village that is dramatically set above a deep gorge. Later, arrive in Seville, the Andalusian capital, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Seville, Gran Meliá Colón Sevilla

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  • Dinner

On a tour of Seville, be delighted by the royal palace of Alcázar, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain, then admire the magnificent Cathedral de Sevilla and Giralda Tower.

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Enter Portugal and head to the chic Algarve coast in the country's most southernmost region. Here, enjoy the evening at your fabulous resort.

Stay: Conrad Algarve

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps be guided by a local biologist guide on an easy bike ride along the natural park. Alternatively, enjoy sailing in the lagoon or embark on an off-road kart adventure.


In Algarve, choose one of two exceptional experiences. Later, arrive in Lisbon.

Stay: Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

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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, then later, enjoy a local dinner.

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Today’s excursion takes you into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace set within a picturesque backdrop and take a guided tour of Sintra, Return to Lisbon via the coastal route.

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Tour Coimbra then board your river ship, ready to cruise the spectacular Douro River.

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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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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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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  • 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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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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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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Disembark your ship and travel to Madrid via the ancient city of Salamanca.

Stay: Madrid, Gran Meliá Fénix

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Contemporary Luxury

The Conrad Algarve offers five star luxury, the perfect base for your stay in Algarve

Stay in the Heart of Barcelona

Steps away from the popular Las Ramblas, stay surrounded by opulence in Hotel El Palace

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