2016 SEASON
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
2017 SEASON
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.

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:
$ 8,660
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 350
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. Meet fellow travellers and your APT Tour Director at a Welcome Reception tonight. Three Night Grand City Stay: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
2

Lisbon

On a guided tour of Lisbon, ride on the city's iconic tramcars, then visit the Old Town, the World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery and much more. During a special Welcome Dinner, soak up the soulful melodies of Portugal's famous Fado music. (B/D)
3

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais

Today's excursion takes you into the mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the World Heritage-listed Pena National Palace and take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below. Continue to the fishing village of Cascais and enjoy a walking tour, then return to Lisbon for an evening at your leisure. (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 enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the evening. Stay Seven Nights: the stylish MS AmaVida (B/D)
5

Porto

On a tour, explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings and Baroque churches. Then see the iron bridge built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel. (B/L/D)
6

Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios

Take a morning excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães, often referred to as the 'birthplace of the Portuguese nationality'. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios. Tonight, head to the 14th-century Alpendurada Monastery. Enjoy a glass of local wine and take in views over the river valley before a delicious dinner. (B/L/D)
7

Caldos de Arego, Resende, Régua

Dock in Caldas de Aregos and travel to Resende. Then delight in the beauty of the Douro Valley as you cruise to Régua. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the renowned Quinta do Seixo wine centre. Learn about port production, taste several of the wines and savour views over the terraced vineyards. (B/L/D)
8

Regua, Lamego, Pinhao

Tour the ancient town of Lamego, visiting Lamego Castle and 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)
9

Pinhão, Vila Real

Enjoy 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. On a tour, explore the gardens and discover the palace's association with Mateus Rosé wine. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhão followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board. (B/L/D)
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 views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. (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 free time, perhaps visit the University of Salamanca or the House of Shells. Afterwards, continue to Madrid. Three Night Grand City Stay: Madrid, The Westin Palace Madrid (B/L)
12

Madrid

Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner featuring a range of tapas. (B/D)
13

Madrid, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a choice of activities in Madrid today. Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Immerse yourself in Spanish art at the Prado Museum. Or explore Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the Real Madrid Football Club. (B)
14

Depart Madrid

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Day By Day

1

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
2

Lisbon

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)
3

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)
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 enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the evening. Stay Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida (B/D)
5

Porto

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)
6

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)
7

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)
8

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)
9

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)
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 your stylish river ship. (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: 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. 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)
14

Depart Madrid

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

Trip Inclusions

APT Guaranteed Inclusions

  • Savour a traditional Portuguese dinner and a glass of local wine at the Alpendurada Monastery, a beautiful 14th-century convent commanding panoramic views over the Douro River
  • At the renowned Quinta do Seixo wine centre, learn about port production then sample a selection of the wines

Included Experiences

  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 14 towns, villages and cities, all accompanied by expert local guides
  • A total of 19 included experiences on offer
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping included
  • Excursions and entertainment included

Fine Dining

  • Includes 29 meals - Enjoy 13 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 9 Dinners
  • All meals included on board your cruise, starting with a lavish breakfast each morning
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • Gala Welcome Dinner and the Captain's Farewell Dinner

Outstanding Accommodation

  • Three nights at the sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel Ritz during a Lisbon Grand City Stay
  • Seven nights cruising aboard APT's stylish MS AmaVida
  • Three nights at the elegant Westin Palace Madrid during a Madrid Grand City Stay

Trip Notes

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

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
Average Age: 50+
Tips: All Gratuities Included
Shore Excursions: Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Flights: Included in Earlybirds
Airport Transfers: Included
Pool on Ship: Yes
Free Onboard WiFi: Yes
Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: APT for river cruises in Europe . Some variances may occur on this cruise and info provided as a guide only.
2016 SEASON
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Sep 2017

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Cabin Upgrades & Deck Plans

  Deck Plans: MS AmaVida
  Cabin Upgrades:
Douro Deck (Category E - Panoramic Window)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Douro Deck (Category D - Panoramic Window) $ 345
Lisbon Deck (Category C - Outside Balcony) $ 1,295
Lisbon Deck (Category B - Outside Balcony) $ 1,545
Porto Deck (Category A - Outside Balcony) $ 1,895
Porto Deck (Category Suite) $ 3,495

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