P.O. Box 741122
New Orleans, Louisiana 70174
Phone 504-398-0056
Email: ttravel@thomascruise.com
www.thomascruise.com

AmaWaterways Arrow Europe 2018 Arrow Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2018 - Lisbon to Madrid : ms AmaVida (Cruise & Land)
Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2018 - Lisbon to Madrid : ms AmaVida (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

Start your journey in Portugal's beautiful capital city, Lisbon. Then travel to Porto, where you will embark your ship and begin to traverse through one of Europe's wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-Os-Rios. Conclude your journey in beautiful Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Madrid to Salamanca and on to the ship in Vega Terrón
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • An all English-speaking staff on board
  • Transfer from the ship in Porto and on to Lisbon
  • 3 nights hotel in Lisbon at the Intercontinental Lisbon (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
    Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening is free to explore on your own.

    Day 2 : LISBON
    One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus River. See Belem Tower, a fortified 4-story tower made of limestone, and visit the Late Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city's other top sights, such as the Castle of São Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, river and Rossio Square. (B)

    Day 3 : LISBON
    Enjoy an excursion to Serra de Sintra, former home of the Portuguese royal family, one of the most picturesque mountain villages in Portugal and a source of inspiration for generations of poets. You will have a guided tour of the Pena National Palace, a fairy tale castle from Portugal's Romantic period, situated high up on a rocky peak. (B)

    Day 4 : LISBON - PORTO - EMBARKATION
    Today you will leave Lisbon behind and will take the TGV high-speed train to Porto to board your ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (B,D)

    Day 5 : PORTO
    Your sightseeing tour of Porto reveals 16th-century arcaded buildings, Baroque churches and the magnificent iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You will also have a chance to see the elegant residential section along the Atlantic coast. This afternoon, you can explore on your own or take part in a guided hiking tour of Porto where you will explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto, and cross the Dom Luis Bridge. The ship moors overnight in Porto. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PORTO - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
    An excursion to Guimarães brings you to one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley on your way to Entre-os-Rios. This evening you will journey to a near by winery for a delicious Portuguese dinner off ship at Casa de Vila Verde. The ship moors in Entre-os-Rios overnight. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : ENTRE-OS-RIOS - REGUA
    This morning take an excursion to Quinta de Avelada, a historic family-owned wine estate near the city of Penafiel. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a delicious wine and cheese tasting. Afterwards you will have some free time to explore the grounds and admire the estate's famous gardens. When the ship arrives in Régua, you'll visit the Wine Museum. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : RÉGUA - PINHÃO
    Today, you will have an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming cafés. This afternoon, enjoy the wild, rugged scenery as your ship cruises through the dramatic gorges of the Douro river valley. Alternatively, you may wish to visit Quinta da Pacheca where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Douro River and picnic in a terraced vineyard. Later, you'll join a wine tasting at Quinta Avessada. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : PINHÃO
    After breakfast, take an excursion to the Baroque palace and gardens known as the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. Afterwards, you will have a special lunch and wine tasting at Quinta de Roeda, Later this afternoon, you will sample the region's famed port wine at Quinta do Seixo. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : PINHÃO - BARCA D'ALVA - VEGA TERRON, SPAIN
    Take in the stunning views along the valley as you cruise from Pinhão to Barca d'Alva. In the afternoon you will visit Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a fortified 16th-century village nestled high on a hilltop with many steep, narrow streets. Be sure to stop in the market square to admire the Chafariz dos Pretos, a striking fountain decorated with black faces. The ship arrives in Vega Terrón later this evening, where it will moor overnight. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : VEGA TERRON - DISEMBARKATION - SALAMANCA - MADRID
    You will disembark your ship and head off for a full-day tour of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the center of Spain's Castilla y León region. Your guided city tour includes the university buildings, the 12th-century Romanesque church of San Martin, the House of Shells, and also some free time to explore the city on your own. Later, you will be transferred to Madrid and check in to your hotel. (B)

    Day 12 : MADRID
    Today you will have a guided tour of Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. Known for its many historic districts as well as its modern infrastructure, the city's top landmarks include the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, and world-renowned art galleries such as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. (B)

    Day 13 : MADRID
    Enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient capital of Spain. Populated since pre-Roman times, the city's landmarks include the Alcázar, Cathedral of Toledo and the El Greco Museum. (B)

    Day 14 : DEPART MADRID
    Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

  • Call 504-398-0056 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13309925
    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    14 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaVida
    Click for more information on this ship.
    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lisbon  
    Day 2Lisbon  
    Day 3Lisbon  
    Day 4Lisbon  
    Day 5Porto  
    Day 6Porto  
    Day 7Entre-os-Rios  
    Day 8Régua  
    Day 9Pinhão  
    Day 10Vega Terrón  
    Day 11Vega Terrón  
    Day 12Madrid  
    Day 13Madrid  
    Day 14Madrid  
    Dates/Pricing
    Click Quote or call 504-398-0056 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    March 31, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    May 12, 2018$5,249.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    July 21, 2018$5,149.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    October 13, 2018$5,349.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Single supplement waived on D & E categories. Please check at time of booking as offer is capacity controlled.

    Single Supplement for Land: $960 per person.

    Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

    Cruises


    Flavors of Portugal & Spain : 2018 - Lisbon to Madrid : ms AmaVida (Cruise & Land)
    From $4,549.00 (USD)

    Destination: Europe
    Ship: ms AmaVida
    OVERVIEWStart your journey in Portugal's beautiful capital city, Lisbon.
     
     
    Thomas Travel & Cruise

    P.O. Box 741122 • New Orleans, Louisiana 70174  Phone 504-398-0056

    ttravel@thomascruise.com • www.thomascruise.com