Highlights of the Douro with Spain RIVER CRUISES & small ship
9 DAYS FROM $3845* pp dbl


Highlights & EXCURSIONS 7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin aboard the MS Amalia Rodrigues • 6 Included Excursions • Porto City Tour & Wine Tasting • Porto By Night • Lamego Tour • Guimarães Tour • Vila Real & the Mateus Palace • Salamanca, Spain with Lunch • Onboard Entertainment including Fado, Flamenco & Folklore • Optional Wine Trails of Porto INCLUDES PWD Tour Manager, Wine & Beer with Dinners, Welcome & Farewell Dinners, Wifi Onboard, English Speaking Ship Staff, Baggage Handling, Port Charges, Hotel & Ship Transfers, Open Bar Onboard - Wine, Beer, Spirits, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Coffee & Tea (premium drinks excluded) TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
CITIES & PORTS Day 1&2 - Depart US - Overnight Flight - Arrive Porto - Villa Nova de Gaia - Board Ship Meet your PWD Tour/Cruise Manager - Transfer to your ship. Board the MS Amalia Rodrigues for your 7 Night Douro River Cruise Welcome Drink & Welcome Dinner onboard. Porto By Night Excursion. (D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues DAY 3: porto - regua Morning - Porto City Tour & Wine Tasting. Afternoon - Cruising through the landscapes of the Douro Valley Evening - Arrive Regua - Leisure time in Regua (B,L&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues DAY 4: REGUA - VEGA DE TERRON Morning - Vila Réal & The Palace of Mateus Tour. Afternoon - Cruising to Porto to Vega de Terron & overnight. Evening - Flamenco Entertainment Onboard Ship (B,L&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues DAY 5: BARCA D’ALVA - Salamanca, Spain Full Day - Motorcoach into Spain for a Salamanca City Tour with lunch. Ship Overnights in Barca d’Alva (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues DAY 6: BARCA D’ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO Morning - Cruising. Afternoon - Optional Wine Trails of Porto & Wine Tasting Gala Dinner Onboard Ship - Ship overnights in Pinhao (B,L,&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues Day 7 - PINHAO - PORTO Morning - Lamego Tour & Afternoon - Cruising. Evening - Fado Entertainment Onboard Ship - Ship overnights in Porto (B,L,&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues Day 8 - PORTO Morning - Leisure time in Porto. Afternoon - Guimarães Tour. Evening - traditional Folk Entertainment Onboard Ship (B,L,&D) Overnight - Amalia Rodrigues Day 9 - porto - Flight Home Transfer to the Porto Airport for your flight home or Lisbon Extension (B) B-Breakfast, L-Lunch & D-Dinner Onboard • Open Bar included Onboard - Wine, Beer, Spirits, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee & tea (some premium drinks excluded) porto Spread along the banks of the Douro River, Porto’s history and development is closely linked to the river. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. Enjoy a Porto by Night Excursion and a Porto City Tour. On your tour travel across the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, through the historical old city, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and past it’s typical houses and quarters. Discover the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city’s Commercial Association and still their headquarters. Later visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the “Golden Church”. Enjoy a visit to one of the port wine lodges for a Wine Tasting and see the old casks full of port, the world famous Poruguese wine. Vila Réal & the palace of mateus Visit Vila Réal, a small hilly town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture, founded in 1289 by King Denis of Portugal. Visit the Palace of Mateus, built in the 18th century & set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm and considered to be one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal. Salamanca, Spain Travel into Spain to visit Salamanca, a city of dazzling beauty with extraordinary archtictural treasures and rich in tradition. The Salamanca City Tour includes the University and the beautiful “Plaza Mayor”, formally a site of bullfighting and now a popular gathering point for locals and visitors. Also see the Gothic ‘New’ Cathedral, constructed in the 16th century to replace the 12th century original. The full day tour includes lunch in Salamanca. lamego Enjoy a Lamego Tour, a small picturesque old town rich in history & charm. Its Cathedral Sanctuary is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Portugal. Embracing the town from the top of the hill is the Cathedral’s impressive staircase with 700 steps which are beautifully decorated with panels of blue & white tile. Guimarães Guimarães is a city and municipality located in northern Portugal, in the district of Braga. Its historic town centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and an authentic European example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town”. Optional 3-Night Lisbon Post Cruise Extension -
$995 pp dbl +$550 single supplement Cruising the Douro River with Spain offers a unique and picturesque way to explore the beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage of both Portugal and Spain. The Douro River is famous for its vineyards and the production of Port wine. As you cruise along the river, you'll have the opportunity to visit a vineyard, learn about the wine-making process, and of course, sample the delicious Port wine. This region is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers breathtaking views of terraced vineyards that line the hillsides. The cruise begins and ends in Porto, Portugal's second-largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the historic Ribeira district with its colorful houses and narrow streets, visit the impressive Porto Cathedral, and admire the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge that spans the Douro River. Don't miss the chance to taste local cuisine and experience the lively atmosphere of this charming city. Our Douro River cruises includes a visit to Salamanca, Spain, which is renowned for its beautiful architecture and rich history. Explore the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and discover highlights such as the stunning Plaza Mayor, the grand University of Salamanca, and the intricate Old Cathedral. Salamanca is also known for its vibrant atmosphere and lively tapas scene. Day 9 - Porto - Sintra - Lisbon Head south to visit Sintra, one of Portugal’s most beautiful towns featuring the famous colorful Pena Palace, gardens and tiled villas surrounded by rolling hills and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Later arrive in enchanting Lisbon for a 3-night stay featuring white limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy-going charm. (B-onboard ship) Overnight - Lisbon Day 10 - Lisbon sightseeing Today enjoy a Lisbon City Tour featuring the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Monument to the Discoveries and two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Belem Tower & Jeronimo’s Monastery. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy Lisbon. (B) Overnight - Lisbon Day 11 - Óbidos, Nazaré & Fátima Today enjoy a day of touring featuring rich heritage and stunning countryside as you explore Óbidos, Nazaré & Fátima. Visit the small medieval town of Óbidos, glimpse into a fisherman’s life in the seaside village of Nazaré and marvel at the ornate architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery. Also visit one of the most significant Christian pilgrimage sites, Fátima. (B) Day 12 - Transfer to lisbon Airport - Flight Home (B) Lisbon Optional Extension Includes: 3-Nights Hotel in Lisbon, Transfer from Porto to Lisbon, Lisbon City Tour, Sintra Visit, Fátima, Nazaré & Óbidos Tour, 3-Breakfasts, Tour Director & Transfers to Lisbon Airport. Optional 3-Night Lisbon Post Cruise Extension Notes: Lisbon Extension must be booked at time of deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air could be different schedule than the group for London extension passengers. Based on 20 passenger minimum.
Highlights of the Douro with Spain
Booking Discounts Savings* UP TO $400 per couple/$200 per person
2024 Departure Dates

October 21, 28

November 4

Category E



Category D



Category C




Category B




Category A




Jr. Suite








ACCOMMODATIONS 7 Nights - MS Amalia Rodrigues (B - Breakfast • L - Lunch • D - Dinner Onboard w/ Regional Wines / S - Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening)
Single Room Supplement + Cat D & E – Main Deck single supplement +$1600 • Cat B & A - Mid/Upper Deck single supplement +$2400 
• JS/Suite - single supplement +N/A • No Triple **Rates are Land only, per person double * Booking Discount Details - Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.  Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details


MS Amalia Rodrigues The MS Amalia Rodrigues was named after the famous Portuguese singer Amalia Rodrigues. The ship offers comfortable cabins, dining facilities, and entertainment space on our Highlights of the Douro with Spain River Cruise. The Douro River is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including dramatic cliffs, terraced vineyards, and picturesque villages. As you cruise through the Douro Valley, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of these natural wonders. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the beauty of the region. The Douro region is renowned for its delicious cuisine. Indulge in traditional Portuguese and Spanish dishes, including fresh seafood, hearty stews, and flavorful cheeses. Pair your meals with regional wines and the famous Port wine for an authentic gastronomic experience.

The Ship - MS Amalia rodriGues

This ship’s interior pays homage to the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodrigues, the famous Portuguese singer and actress.  The warm terracotta tones suggest the streets in Lisbon and the accessories the fadista wore on stage. Light-hued woods and wicker bring to mind the guitars that are part of the genuine southern Portuguese spirit.  Christened in 2019, this Superior-category ship offers ample space in each cabin and public areas. Large picture windows on the Upper and Mid Decks display all the scenery as the ship cruises. These decks share four suites. Two of the suites have private patios with sunloungers.  Onboard fun, music, and dancing happen in the lounge and bar on the Mid Deck bow, where a cozy patio also provides great landscape views.  The Sun Deck has a small pool, sunloungers and often great scenery.  The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.


All Meals & DRINKS Included Onboard

The restaurant is where all meals are served (except Salamanca) during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant. While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the picture windows.  Drinks while Onboard at meals and at the bar are included (Open Bar). The Open Bar feature includes Wine, Beer, Spirits, Soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea with some premium drinks excluded.


Comfortable & modern Staterooms

After boarding, unpack only once. All staterooms onboard offer excellent river views and are bright & modern, and giving you a space of your own with all the amenities and pleasant touches of a hotel.  Staterooms are on three Decks  - Upper, Middle & Main.  Staterooms feature TV, ship telephone, private Bathroom with shower, safe, A/C controls, 220V Electricity and Wi-Fi.  Please note there is no laundry service onboard the ship.


Staterooms (145 sq ft & 129 sq ft)

Staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, ship phone, desk, chair & safe. Category A & B feature French Balconies on the Upper & Middle Decks with 145 square feet.  Category C features French Balconies on the Middle Decks with 129 square feet.  Categories D & E have a small window & are on the Main Deck.  Cat D offers 145 sq ft & Cat E offers 129 sq ft.

(stateroom size & amenities can vary, Cat A Upper Deck is pictured)

Suite w/ terrace & Jr Suite

(Suite 204 sq ft & Jr Suite 166 sq ft)

Two Suites (2) are on the Upper Deck feature Private Terrace with 204 square feet.  Two Jr. Suites (2) on the Middle Deck are large rooms with 166 square feet & a premium ship location.  The Suites & Jr Suites feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, ship phone, desk, chair & safe.

(stateroom size & amenities can vary, Suite Upper Deck is pictured)

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