Join us as we toast to life’s sweetest moments with winemakers Andres Basso & Rodrigo Gonzalez, as well as our favorite host, Christina Anderson-Heller of Lynfred Winery!
While cruising through one of Europe’s most renowned wine regions. discover iconic vineyards and historic cellars in breathtaking Portugal’s storied Douro Valley.
Ship Information: AmaDouro
AmaDouro is a spacious river ship with just 51 staterooms, most featuring outside balconies. The sun deck pool offers a relaxing way to take in the breathtaking hills and terraced vineyards along the Douro, while you’ll enjoy dishes made with the region’s distinctive flavors on board, as well as the Douro Valley’s famous Port wine.
- Panoramic Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
- Fitness room and Sun Deck pool
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Massage services*
- Breakfast and lunch buffets featuring regional cuisine; multi-course dinners made with fresh local ingredients
- Hand-selected wine, beer and soft drinks with meals
- plus a Sip & Sail cocktail hour
- Afternoon tea; 24-hour coffee station
- Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
*Additional costs apply.
- All outside accommodations, most with balconies
- Marble bathrooms, multi-jet showers, soothing bath products, terry bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer
- Spacious suites (323 sq. ft.) with substantial sitting area, shower and double sinks
- Generous closet and storage space with in-room safe
- Entertainment-On-Demand with high-speed Internet, movies, music and English-language TV
- Individually controlled air conditioning
- Bottled water replenished daily
ENTICING DOURO 2024
PLEASE NOTE: SOLD OUT
EMBARKATION - PORTO
Join Lynfred Winery in Portugal!
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; visit Regua, the ‘capital’ of the Douro Valley; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.
OPTIONAL - 2 or 3 nights in LISBON with LYNFRED WINERY Hosts! (PRE-CRUISE)
An optional 2 - 3 night Lisbon stay will be offered to Lynfred Winery Guests. This is an additional cost and separate from Cruise prices. Details to follow!
Disclaimer: Itinerary Subject to change
Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)
ENTRE-OS-RIOS. Entre-os-Rios translates to “between the rivers,” and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the Tâmega and Douro rivers. This tranquil village offers an authentic slice of Douro River life. In the afternoon, indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch with your fellow travelers in Entre-os-Rios at a local quinta – a country estate – for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)
REGUA & PINHAO
Visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens. Inside the house, you’ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. Later in the day, savor the flavors of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)
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 escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor . (B,L,D)
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. Be treated to an exclusive dinner at Quinta da Avessada, where 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)
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 the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided 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. (B,L,D)
The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted 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. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. Later in the day, visit the charming town of Guimarães, known as the “birthplace of the Portuguese nationality,” as well as the official residence of the President of Portugal. You will visit the Quinta de Sezim and enjoy a visit to the baron’s winery for a wine tasting on the terrace. (B,L,D)
DISEMBARKATION - PORTO
Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home.
Important Travel Information
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Required Travel Documents:
It is the guest's responsibility to obtain and possess all valid travel documents for their vacation. This includes acquiring all visas and immunizations required for their nationality by all countries on the itinerary.
IMPORTANT: Starting in 2023, all guests traveling with AmaWaterways remain responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements for each country they plan to visit before, during or after their river cruise. These requirements, as mandated by airlines and individual countries or regions, may change without notice and cancellation fees will apply should guests no longer meet the country entry requirements for their cruise or land program.
Passports: All guests travelling with AmaWaterways are required to carry a valid passport . Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months for travel to Europe, Asia and Africa, including Egypt, after the scheduled return date to your home country.
Visas: At publication time: Non-US citizens must consult the appropriate consulates regarding visa and other document requirements. Guests should check with the consulate of each country they will visit, or a visa service, to verify current regulations and be aware entry requirements may change without prior notice. Obtaining required visas and any other required travel documentation and assuring these are complete and correct in all ways, is the sole responsibility of each participant.
As an option available to AmaWaterways guests, required visas may be obtained through an independent third-party visa service provider, Visa Central. For more information, please visit their website at www.VisaCentral.com/AmaWaterways.
Special Requests: Please advise us, at the time of reservation, of any special dietary or services requests you may have so that every effort can be made to accommodate you as best as possible.
Travel Documents: Only after receipt of full payment, Digital Travel Documents (including airline confirmation information, if applicable) will be sent via email, approximately 3-4 weeks prior to departure. (Delay in final payment will delay delivery of Digital Travel Documents .) Requests for expedited Digital Travel Documents may be possible for an additional charge.
InJoy Travel Inc and AmaWaterways strongly recommend the purchase of travel protection to guard against unforeseen situations and to protect your travel investment.
InJoy Travel Inc offers Travel Insured as their preferred Insurance provider.
AmaWaterways insurance waiver and insurance must be purchased in full at the time of 1st deposit. Travel Insured does not require this.
Insurance is nonrefundable once purchased.