May 2017 - Sep 2017

14 Day Douro Delights - Lisbon to Madrid

APT River Cruise starting in Lisbon and finishing in Madrid

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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.


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:
$ 9,185
Per Person ($AU)
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Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Arrive Lisbon

On arrival in Lisbon, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director at a Welcome Reception tonight. Stay Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz


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

Lisbon, Sintra

Today's excursion takes you into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the World Heritage-listed 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 many incredible local restaurants. (B)

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 enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the evening. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida (B/D)


On a tour, explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings and Baroque churches. See the iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel then enjoy a tasting at a local port house in Gaia. (B/L/D)

Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios

Take a morning excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement, as well as 15th to 19th-century architecture. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios. Visit Casa de Vila Verde estate in the Sousa Valley wine region, famous for producing Vinho Verde since the 17th century. Enjoy a tour of the manor, followed by a tasting of their famous wine before dinner. (B/L/D)

Caldas de Aregos, Régua

Dock in Caldas de Aregos and travel to Quinta da Aveleda, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the beautiful gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting. Delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Régua, where you'll visit the Douro Museum. (B/L/D)

Regua, Lamego, Pinhao

Tour the ancient town of Lamego and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. You'll then sample bolas de Lamego, a specialty dish of the region. After, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão, where you'll disembark for a wine tasting and dinner at a local Portuguese winery. (B/L/D)

Pinhão, Vila Real

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. Embark on a tour of the palace followed by free time to explore the extensive gardens. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhão followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)

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 your stylish river ship. (B/L/D)

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: Westin Palace Madrid (B/L)


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


Enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities in Madrid today. 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 Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Alternatively you may wish to explore Bernabéu soccer stadium, home to the world-famous Real Madrid Football Club. (B)

Depart Madrid

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Casa de Vila Verde, where you'll enjoy a tour of the manor, followed by a tasting of their famous Vinho Verde before a traditional dinner
  • Head to a local winery in Pinhão where you'll enjoy the superb flavours of the region during a delicious dinner and wine tasting

Included Experiences

  • Unique experiences in up to 14 destinations
  • 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

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Type: River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: All Included
Flights: Included in Earlybirds
Ship Style: Luxury
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: Onboard
Drinks: Wine, Beer & Spirits Included with Meals
* Source: APT for river cruises in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.


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16 Sep 2017 $ 9,280 Sold Out
Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will check the availability of your departure date when you request a quote with us. Cabin upgrade prices & deck plans are shown below.

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

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

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Tour Notes
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