20 Day Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux

APT River Cruise starting in Lisbon and finishing in Bordeaux

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 20 Day Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux. Immerse yourself in the flourish of Portugal with APT on a river cruise along the Douro River. Continue through Basque Country and wind through the waterways of Bordeaux in France - the ideal end to a beautiful trip.
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ship: MS AmaVida
Duration: 20 Days
From: Lisbon to Bordeaux
Tour Code: EUDBC20
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Portugal, Spain, France
Our Price From:
$ 15,439
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 605
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Lisbon
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight. Stay Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
2
Lisbon
Discover Lisbon's grand history on a guided tour today. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (B/D)
3
Lisbon, Sintra
Today, visit World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace before a tour of Sintra. After free time for lunch, return to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. (B)
4
Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Journey through Portugal's rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city home to Portugal's most famous university. After a tour and free time for lunch, continue to Porto and board your river ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida (B/D)
5
Porto
Enjoy your selected activity in Porto. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Explore Porto's Old Town and delight in a port wine tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos and visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration, or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets of Porto.
6
Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Take a morning excursion to Guimaraes. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre- Os-Rios. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit Quinta de 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 and private dinner.
7
Entre-Os-Rios, Régua
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Regua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region. (B/L/D)
8
Régua, Lamego, Pinhão
Enjoy your selected activity in Regua or Lamego, then continue to Pinhao. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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. Otherwise, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with views over the Douro River and Regua.
9
Pinhão
Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhao followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.
10
Barca d'Alva
Tour the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. (B/L/D)
11
Barca d'Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Burgos, Bilbao
Disembark and travel to Burgos via Salamanca. Continue to Bilbao, located on the Bay of Biscay in the beautiful region known as Basque Country. Two Night Grand City Stay: Bilbao, Silken Gran Hotel Domine (B)
12
Bilbao
Join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through the Old Town. Later, visit the Guggenheim Museum. (B/D)
13
Bilbao, San Sebastian, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Follow the coast to San Sebastian, then to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, set in French Basque Country. After a walking tour, continue to Bordeaux and transfer to your ship. Stay Seven Nights: One of APT's luxurious Aria River Ships (B/D)
14
Cadillac
Choose your activity in Cadillac. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, visit Chateau de Cazeneuve and enjoy dinner in the Grand Salon.
15
Pauillac
Sail the Gironde estuary to Pauillac. Later, enjoy a Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • In Ludon, visit one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages and see how wooden wine barrels are produced.
16
Blaye, Bourg
Discover the town of Blaye, then choose your sightseeing activity. (B/L/D)
17
Libourne, Saint-Émilion
Select your sightseeing activity in In Saint-Émilion. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Saint-Emilion, visit the Monolithic Church, then indulge in a wine tasting. Alternatively, walk through vineyards to a nearby village, stopping for a wine tasting.
18
Libourne, Bordeaux
Choose your activity today, then enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner tonight. (B/L/D)
19
Bordeaux
Take in the sights of Bordeaux on a tour. (B/L/D)
20
Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux
Be transferred to the airport. (B)
1
Lisbon
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight. Stay Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
2
Lisbon
Discover Lisbon's grand history on a guided tour today. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (B/D)
3
Lisbon, Sintra
Today, visit World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace before a tour of Sintra. After free time for lunch, return to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. (B)
4
Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Journey through Portugal's rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city home to Portugal's most famous university. After a tour and free time for lunch, continue to Porto and board your river ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida (B/D)
5
Porto
Explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Discover the Palácio da Bolsa during a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance.
Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a cable car ride and enjoy a port tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos for a culinary experience, or enjoy an active walking tour.
6
Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Take a morning excursion to Guimarães. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios. Visit Quinta da Aveleda, which has been producing wine since the 1870s. Explore the gardens, followed by a wine and cheese tasting. (B/L/D)
7
Entre-Os-Rios, Régua
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Regua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region. (B/L/D)
8
Régua, Lamego, Pinhão
Enjoy your selected activity in Regua or Lamego, then continue to Pinhao. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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. Otherwise, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with views over the Douro River and Regua.
9
Pinhão
Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhao followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.
10
Barca d'Alva
Tour the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. (B/L/D)
11
Barca d'Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Burgos, Bilbao
Disembark and travel to Burgos via Salamanca. Continue to Bilbao, located on the Bay of Biscay in the beautiful region known as Basque Country. Two Night Stay: Bilbao, Gran Hotel Domine (BD)
12
Bilbao
Join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through the Old Town. Later, visit the Guggenheim Museum. (B)
13
Bilbao, San Sebastian, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Follow the coast to San Sebastian, then to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, set in French Basque Country. After a walking tour, continue to Bordeaux and transfer to your ship. Stay Seven Nights: One of APT's luxurious Aria River Ships (B/D)
14
Cadillac
Choose your activity in Cadillac. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Château de Cazeneuve, once home of the Kings of Navarre. Or visit Château de la Brède and travel to Sauternes for a wine tasting. Otherwise enjoy an onboard cheese tasting.
15
Pauillac
Disembark your ship and journey through the Médoc wine region. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are made. Afterwards, visit Château Giscours, a Grand Cru Classé estate.
16
Blaye, Bourg
Discover the town of Blaye, then choose your sightseeing activity. (B/L/D)
17
Libourne, Saint-Émilion
In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, savour a wine tasting and dinner at Château de Ferrand.
18
Libourne, Bordeaux
Choose your activity today, then enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner tonight. (B/L/D)
19
Bordeaux
Choose your activity today in Bordeaux. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Explore Bordeaux's architecture, take a culinary tour or play a round of golf.
20
Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux
Be transferred to the airport after breakfast ths morning. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Visit Palácio da Bolsa for a guided tour and cocktail reception, followed by a traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall
  • Enjoy lunch at Quinta da Roêda, followed by a port wine tasting
  • Visit a family-owned cooperage in the Médoc region then enjoy a wine tasting at Château Giscours
  • Savour a wine tasting and a private dinner at the regal Château de Ferrand
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 24 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • A total of 47 included meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • The waterways in the Bordeaux region are part of a tidal river system which results in changing water levels
  • *Complimentary beverages do not include French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Sightseeing Highlights
  • At Quinta de Avelada, explore the gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting and private dinner.
  • Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.
  • Enjoy a private tour and dinner at Chateau de Cazeneuve, once home of King Henri IV of France.
  • Visit one of the few remaining familyowned cooperages in the Medoc region.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 25 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • A total of 47 included meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • The waterways in the Bordeaux region are part of a tidal river system which results in changing water levels
  • *Complimentary beverages do not include French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
APT
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category E
Twin Window
Category D
Twin Window
Single
French Balcony
Category C
French Balcony
Category B
French Balcony
Category B+
French Balcony
Category A
French Balcony
Category A+
French Balcony
Owners Suite
French Balcony
Ship Profile
Piano Deck
Cello Deck
Violin Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Category E & D Twin Window Suite
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Category E & D Twin Window Suite

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Category C & B French Balcony
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Category C, B & B+ French Balcony

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Category A French Balcony
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Category A French Balcony

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Single
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Single, French Balcony

  • 140 sq ft - 13 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Owner's Suite
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Owner's Suite, French Balcony

  • 255 sq ft - 23.6 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Prices & Dates
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Saturday
22 Jun 2019
Thursday
11 Jul 2019
MS AmaVida & MS AmaDolce

16,040

per person

601

per person

15,439

per person

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Saturday
17 Aug 2019
Thursday
05 Sep 2019
MS AmaVida & MS AmaDolce

16,040

per person

601

per person

15,439

per person

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Saturday
14 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
MS AmaVida & MS AmaDolce

16,140

per person

605

per person

15,535

per person

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
MS AmaVida & MS AmaDolce
Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 200
Category C $ 1,700
Category B $ 1,900
Category B+ $ 2,100
Category A $ 2,300
Category A+ $ 2,700
Owners Suite $ 2,900
Suite $ 4,000

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Cruise Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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