- November 13, 2018 - November 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COME JOIN THIS AWESOME ADVENTURE!
FINANCIAL FRIENDS NETWORK
Sailing the ENTICING DOURO RIVER November 13-20, 2018
Round Trip From Porto Portugal Aboard AmaWaterways AMAVIDA
WINDOW CABIN Category E $3399 per person
WINDOW CABIN Category D $3599 per person
BALCONY Cabin Category C $4279 per person
BALCONY CABIN Category B $4499 per person
BALCONY CABIN Category A $4699 per person
SUITE CABIN – only 2 $5899 per person
Day 1, Arrive In LISBON.
Day 2, PORTO – RÉGUA.
Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of
Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features
a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which for the more active adventurer will
want to hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as Bôlas de
Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine.
You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, enjoy free time or visit the Douro Museum in
Régua showcasing the history, culture and identity of the Douro Wine Region. (B,L,D)
Day 3, RÉGUA – BARCA D’ALVA.
Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva,
where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep
narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration.
While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. Back on board the ship, enjoy a traditional flamenco show.
Day 4, SALAMANCA, SPAIN – VEGA TERRÓN, SPAIN.
Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of
golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the
Middle Ages during your guided tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the twin-towered Cathedral,
the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. For a different adventure, visit the Côa Valley Archaeological
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered the world’s most important Paleolithic open-air rock art site. (B,L,D)
Day 5, VEGA TERRÓN – PINHÃO, PORTUGAL.
Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Roêda, Croft’s flagship
vineyard estate. Discover the secrets of the vineyards as you take a guided walking tour through the property, stopping at
points of interest along the way and taking in the magnificent landscape and the stunning views across the Douro River.
Later in the day, venture to Quinta do Seixo, producers of some of the most traditionally made wine in the Douro region.
An expert from the Sandeman Winery will take you on a tasting and private tour of the wine cellars, teaching you about
the centuries-old winemaking methods. (B,L,D)
Day 6, RÉGUA – ENTRE-OS-RIOS.
Cruise to Régua where you can visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its
gardens, located in the beautiful Trás-os-Montes region. Inside the house you’ll see exhibits of religious images and
beautiful furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the
most beautiful in Portugal. Alternatively, you may wish to hike to Quinta da Pacheca where you will enjoy breathtaking
views over the Douro River along with a picnic in a terraced vineyard. During the evening, be treated to a special dinner at
Quinta de Aveleda, one of the best wine producing estates in the Vinho Verde region. While here, wander through the
Quinta Aveleda’s gardens, where you’ll find a thatched house for geese, peacocks and graceful swans. (B,L,D)
Day 7, PORTO.
The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on a guided tour of the
historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São
Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy
a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine at Graham’s Winery. Prefer to get more
active, you can hike to Graham’s Winery, offering magnificent views over the Douro River. Later in the day, take a short
journey to a nearby coastal town for the “Tastes of Matosinhos” tour where you’ll visit a traditional restaurant serving
Pataniscas, a traditional Portuguese cod fish cake, and other typical regional snacks. You also have the option to go on
the Jewish Porto tour through the Jewish Quarter of the city discovering the fascinating Jewish heritage. (B,L,D)
Day 8, PORTO – DISEMBARKATION
. Disembark the ship and you prepare for your flight home.