Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego . Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus . Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.
Depending on the departure dates, the cruise is available on the following river boats:
Debuting in the Spring of 2013, the Amavida will bring distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro river in Portugal. This grand 108-passengers vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq . ft. Guests on the ship will enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus al fresco dining. The Amavida also features a sun deck swimming pool, a fitness center and spa, complimentary in-stateroom Internet access on a flat-screen and ship wide Wi-Fi .
The crew is a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.
These vessels feature an array of amenities specifically designed for comfort, convenience and luxury on the great waterways of Europe.
The latest high-tech features onboard:
Each ship has plenty of bicycles onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.
This generously designed space includes a glassed-in fitness room, massage and beauty salon; the aft lounge with modern wicker furniture and French doors to enjoy the fresh river air.
Each ship has an elevator, which very few river cruise ships feature. The elevator reaches all three stateroom decks.
Every stateroom is equipped with monitor, keyboard with Internet access, English language TV stations, a large movie selection and numerous music programs. Our satellite telephone system allows you to call home for a nominal fee.
Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you'll find all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, Infotainment System, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, individually controlled air-conditioning and ample closet space.
They feature a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and two chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies and luxurious, extra spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.