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13 Night Flavors of Portugal and Spain from Madrid

13 Night Flavors of Portugal and Spain from Lisbon from Madrid
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AmaVida
AMA Waterways
4 Stars
Cruise #: 2658817
Sail Date: Saturday, Sep 16, 2023
Return Date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023
Riverview Balcony Suite
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13 Night Flavors of Portugal and Spain from Madrid


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13 Night Flavors of Portugal and Spain from Lisbon

Land Segment of Itinerary

Saturday - Sep 16, 2023
Day
1
Madrid, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
Arrive in Madrid and check into your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own.
Sunday - Sep 17, 2023
Day
2
Madrid, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain's capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens, and lively tapas bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music, and epicurean delights, Madrid is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city's top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B) ...
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Monday - Sep 18, 2023
Day
3
Madrid, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Bus Travel
  • Toledo, Spain
  • Bus Travel
  • Madrid, Spain
You'll have an excursion today to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches that once inspired Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one of the world's greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria la Blanca in the Jewish Quarter. (B) ...
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Tuesday - Sep 19, 2023
Day
4
Madrid, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Bus Travel
  • Salamanca, Spain
  • Bus Travel

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Day 4 - Tuesday - Sep 19, 2023
Day
4
Cruise Begins
  • Cruise Begins
  • Vega de Terron, Spain
This morning, you will depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain's Castilla y Leon region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, Salamanca Cathedral, and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Later, you will be transferred to Vega Terron to board your river ship. Cap the day off with a Welcome Aboard Wine Toast. (B,L,D) ...
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  • Vega de Terron, Spain
Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise. (D)
Wednesday - Sep 20, 2023
Day
5
Vega de Terron, Spain
  • Vega de Terron, Spain
  • Bus Travel
  • Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Barca d'Alva, Portugal
  • Pinhao, Portugal
Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the "White Village" because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread, and wine. Set sail to Pinhao where you'll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D) ...
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Thursday - Sep 21, 2023
Day
6
Pinhao, Portugal
  • Pinhao, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Casa Mateus, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Favaios, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Pinhao, Portugal
Enjoy an excursion to the palace and gardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork, and hand-carved wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. During the afternoon, enjoy lunch at Quinta da Avessada. Here, you'll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you'll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. (B,L,D) ...
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Friday - Sep 22, 2023
Day
7
Regua, Portugal
  • Regua, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Lamego, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Regua, Portugal
  • Caldas de Aregos, Portugal
You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming cafes. Active adventurers can also choose to hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D) ...
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Saturday - Sep 23, 2023
Day
8
  • Caldas de Aregos, Portugal
  • Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Enjoy a morning hike through the vineyards, and then set sail along the scenic Douro River. Later in the day, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local quinta. (B,L,D)
Sunday - Sep 24, 2023
Day
9
Porto (Oporto), Portugal
  • Porto (Oporto), Portugal
Join a guided tour of Porto's historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see the cathedral, one of the city's oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafes; and the Sao 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. For a more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto; afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D) ...
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Monday - Sep 25, 2023
Day
10
Porto (Oporto), Portugal
  • Porto (Oporto), Portugal
Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)
Tuesday - Sep 26, 2023
Day
11
  • Porto (Oporto), Portugal
Disembark your cruise ship in Porto. (B)
  • Porto (Oporto), Portugal
  • Cruise Ends

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Day 11 - Tuesday - Sep 26, 2023
Day
11
  • Bus Travel
  • Tomar, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Lisbon, Portugal
After disembarking your ship, take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. Stop in Tomar and visit the castle of the Knights Templar, the walls of which envelop the elaborate Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 12th century boasting spectacular frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Lisbon to check into your hotel. (B) ...
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Wednesday - Sep 27, 2023
Day
12
  • Lisbon, Portugal
One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. Your city tour includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll see the fortified Belem Tower and visit the spectacular Jeronimos Monastery, a Late Gothic-style structure. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to visit the Castle of Sao Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the river, and Rossio Square. (B) ...
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Thursday - Sep 28, 2023
Day
13
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • Bus Travel
  • Lisbon, Portugal
Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal, a former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and a source of inspiration for Lord Byron and generations of other artists and poets. Your guided tour includes a wine tasting and a view of the Pena National Palace, a fairy-tale castle situated high on a rocky peak, followed by free time to explore on your own. (B) ...
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Friday - Sep 29, 2023
Day
14
  • Lisbon, Portugal
Your river cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
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