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14 Day Douro Delights - Lisbon to Madrid

APT River Cruise starting in Lisbon and finishing in Madrid

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 14 Day Douro Delights - Lisbon to Madrid. Connect the capitals of Portugal and Spain with a seven night luxury river cruise from Porto to Barca d'Alva along the historical Douro River.

Overview

Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 14 Days
From: Lisbon to Madrid
Tour Code: EUPDCLM14
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Portugal, Spain
Our Price From:
$ 9,954
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 395
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Lisbon

On arrival in Lisbon, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director as you enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
2

Lisbon

On a tour of Lisbon, ride on the city's iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town. Discover the World Heritage-listed Jeronimos Monastery, a symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. Built in 1502 by King Manuel I, the monastery commemorates Vasco da Gama's voyage to India. Later this evening, get to know your fellow guests during a delicious Welcome Dinner. (B/D)
3

Lisbon, Sintra

Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit Pena National Palace, set within a picturesque backdrop and take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before returning to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. During your final evening in Lisbon, you may wish to try one of the local restaurants. (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. Board your river ship and after settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida (B/D)
5

Porto

Choose your sightseeing. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings, followed by a port wine tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos and visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration of local delicacies, or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets of Porto and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.
6

Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios

Take a morning excursion to Guimaraes, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit Quinta da 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, Regua

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

Regua, Pinhao

After you preferred sightseeing, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhao, where you'll enjoy dinner later this evening. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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. Alternatively, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with breathtaking views over the Douro River and Regua.
9

Pinhão

Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Portuguese aristocracy. 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

Travel to the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo today. On a tour here, see the castle ruins, and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner this evening as you make the most of your last night on board. (B/L/D)
11

Barca d'Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid

Disembark in Barca d'Alva today and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca. During a tour, see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells. Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Madrid, where you will be able to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Stay Three Nights: Madrid, Westin Palace Madrid (B/L)
12

Madrid

Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner featuring a range of tantalising tapas later in the evening. (B/D)
13

Madrid

Enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities in Madrid today. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of delectable Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Otherwise, immerse yourself in Spanish art at the Prado Museum, including works from Italian and Flemish artists such as Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Alternatively you may wish to explore the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the world-famous Real Madrid Football Club.
14

Depart Madrid

Be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Dine on the sweet fruits of the Douro Valley's harvests at a family-owned quinta in the village of Pinhão.
  • Enjoy a tour of the manor, followed by a glass of their famous Vinho Verde and private dinner.
  • Head for the mountain town of Sintra to visit its whimsical hilltop castle, Pena National Palace.

Included Experiences

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping

Fine Dining

  • A total of 29 included meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*

Outstanding Accommodation

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • *Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

APT Reviews: (223)
Cruises on Sale: 346
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Sep 2018

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Cabin Upgrades & Deck Plans

  Deck Plans: MS Amavida
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Douro Deck (Category E)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Douro Deck (Category D) $ 350
Lisbon Deck (Category C) $ 1,800
Lisbon Deck (Category B) $ 2,050
Porto Deck (Category A) $ 2,400
Porto Deck (Suite) $ 4,000

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