14 Day Douro Delights

Connect the capitals of Portugal and Spain with city stays in Lisbon and Madrid as well as a a seven night luxury river cruise from Porto to Barca d'Alva along the historical Douro River.

Price Includes

All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations including three APT exclusive Signature Experiences: A tour of  Palácio da Bolsa  followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance, a tour of the town Lamego or  a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic,  and lunch at an authentic vineyard
APT’s Freedom of Choice inclusions in 3 locations
Luxury dining - a total of 29 meals
A range of complimentary beverages served on board
Expert APT Tour and Cruise Director
Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Travel dates:
9 May 2020
Other departures available between May – September 2020, seasonal surcharges apply.

Bonus

Companion Fly Free#

Earn 2 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent† (valid on APT holidays which include a Luxury River Cruise of 7 nights or more) 


Helloworld Travel Exclusive offer: 
Save up to $200* per person

Room/Cabin information
twin share

Room / Cabin type: Twin Window Suites
Cabin Category / Grade: Cat. E
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin/Double

 

Offer Ends

15 Feb 19,

unless sold our prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
Categories
Product itinerary

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Lisbon
On arrival in Lisbon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 
This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

Day 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 Jerónimos 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. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. BD

Day 3. Lisbon, Sintra
Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the spectacular 
Pena National Palace, then take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below the palace. 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

Day 4. Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Journey through Portugal’s rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city that is 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, followed by a stunning twilight cruise around beautiful Porto.
Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida BD

Day 5. Porto
Today you will be able to explore Porto your way with a choice of sightseeing. BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Explore Porto's Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings. Take a cable car ride and enjoy a port 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.

Signature Experience

This evening, discover the Palácio da Bolsa during a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.

Day 6. Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios

Take a morning excursion to Guimarães, 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. Here, 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. BLD

Day 7. Régua
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Régua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region. BLD

Day 8. Régua, Pinhão
After your chosen activity today, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão. BLD 

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
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 Régua.

Day 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 the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board. BLD

Signature Experience
Visit Quinta da Roêda, an authentic vineyard where you will savour a traditional lunch, followed by a port tasting.

Day 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. BLD

Day 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. 
Three Nights, Westin Palace Madrid BL

Day 12. Madrid

Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant 
later in the evening. BD

Day 13. Madrid
Enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities in Madrid today. The afternoon is then free for you to explore at your own pace. B

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
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 the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the world-famous Real Madrid Football Club.

Day 14. Depart Madrid
Be transferred to the airport. B


B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

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