Cruise Holidays of Kansas City

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7-Night Cruise Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaDouro
PORTUGAL •  RIVER: DOURO • SPAIN 

CRUISE FROM : PORTO TO PORTO

 

Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions.  This port country is the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Visit colorful Lisbon, the city that launched countless explores; Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; and Salamanca, the “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.

 

INCLUDED TOURS
We realize that our guests have different tastes, so we’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well-versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of our Special Interest Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. We also offer different tour paces: Gentle, regular and active. The choice is yours.

 

 

Contact Andrea Redding
at Cruise Holidays 
816-741-7417

andrea@chkc.travel

 


 

 

 

ITINERARY 

 

DAY 1    Porto    : EMBARKATION
Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)

 

DAY 2    Régua    
    Mateus Palace
Cruise to Régua where you can visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the lovely Trás-os-Montes region. Inside the house, you’ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3    Barca d’Alva    
    Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare
    OR Castelo Rodrigo hike with tasting of regional fare
Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4    Vega de Terrón    
    Salamanca excursion with flamenco show and lunch
Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. You can also enjoy a traditional flamenco show in Salamanca. (B,D)

 

DAY 5    Pinhão    
    Quinta de Avessada lunch
    Port wine tasting
Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Later in the day, enjoy a tasting of the region’s famed Port wine. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6    
    Régua    
    Lamego tour and Bôlas tasting
    OR Holy Staircase hike and Bôlas tasting
    Entre-os-Rios    
    Special dinner at local Quinta
Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local quinta. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7    Porto    
    “City of Bridges” tour with Port wine tasting
    OR Porto hike with Port wine tasting
The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8    Porto    DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

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816-741-7417

andrea@chkc.travel

 

PRE AND POST CRUISE OPTIONS

 

Lisbon Pre-Cruise Option from $1,290pp

 

Wed. Oct 28, 2020 : Group arrives to Lisbon
Guide meets group in the Lisbon airport arrivals hall and provides a panoramic city tour en-route to the hotel • Private Coach arrives at the Lisbon airport and transfers group to the hotel with touring en-route. See sights such as Se Cathedral, Church of St. Roque, Rossio Square, Comércio Plaza, and more • Lunch at a local restaurant, 2 course meal with coffee, tea or soda • Continue to the hotel for check in • Hotel Porterage, 1 bag per person, in and out. 

Dinner on own

 

Altis Avenida Hotel - Run Of House

 

Thu. Oct 29, 2020 Breakfast at hotel
Guide meets group in the hotel lobby and provides a full-day Lisbon tour • Private Coach arrives at the hotel and provides full-day transportation in Lisbon Admission: Jeronimos Monastery •Admission: Belem Tower • Short stop at the Discoveries Monument - exterior viewing only • Free time for lunch on own • Admission: St George’s Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge)
Dinner on own


Fri. Oct 30, 2020 Breakfast at hotel
Guide meets group in the hotel lobby and provides a full-day Sintra tour • Private Coach arrives at the hotel and provides a full-day excursion to Sintra Admission: Quinta da Regaleria • Free time for lunch and some shopping on own • Admission: National Palace of Pena • Wine Tasting at a local winery or vineyard • Travel back to Lisbon • Dinner on own

 

Sat. Oct 31, 2020 Breakfast at hotel
Breakfast at hotel • Private Coach arrives at the hotel and transfers group from Lisbon to Porto via Tomar • Private Guide provides a tour of Tomar and Fatima • Admission: Convent of Christ & Castelo de Tomar Continue travel to Fatima • Free time for lunch on own upon arrival in Fatima • Admission free: Sanctuary of Fatima • Continue travel to Porto• Group boards the AmaDouro


Madrid Post-Cruise Option from $1,161pp
 

 

 

Sat. Nov 07, 2020 Group disembarks in Porto
Assistant meets group at the Porto cruise dock and accompanies group to the airport • Private Coach - arrives at the Porto cruise dock and transfers group to the airport • Group flies from Porto to Madrid - airfare estimated separately • Assistant meets group in Madrid airport arrivals hall and accompanies them to the hotel • Private Coach - arrives at Madrid airport and provides transfer to the hotel • Hotel Porterage, 1 bag per person, in and out • Dinner on own

 

4 Star Hotel - Standard Room, Madrid, Spain


Sun. Nov 08, 2020 Breakfast at hotel
Guide meets group in the hotel lobby and provides a half-day tour of Madrid • Private Coach arrives at the hotel and provides half-day transportation in Madrid. See sights such as the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Palacio de Cristall, Basilica of San Francisco el Grande and many more • Remainder of day free to explore Madrid at leisure • Lunch and dinner on own

 

Mon. Nov 09, 2020 Breakfast at hotel Guide meets group in the hotel lobby and provides a full-day Toledo tour • Private Coach arrives at the hotel and provides a full-day excursion to Toledo Walking tour of old town Toledo upon arrival • Admission: Toledo Cathedral and Treasury • Free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring on own Travel back to Madrid • Dinner on own


Tue. Nov 10, 2020 Breakfast at hotel
Assistant meets group in the hotel lobby and accompanies them to the Madrid airport • Private Coach - arrives at the hotel and transfers group to the Madrid airport • Group departs Spain - airfare arranged separately

 


AMADouro

The popularity of Portugal and Spain’s Douro Valley cannot be ignored—that’s why we are pleased to debut our newest Douro River ship, the spectacular AmaDouro, in 2019. Like our other ships, the AmaDouro will feature spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, most of which will include balconies to take in views of the breathtaking hills and terraced vineyards along the river. Staterooms will also include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. Currently being designed, the AmaDouro’s Panoramic Lounge will be a stylish and inviting space for a drink and our nightly entertainment. The ship also features a massage room, fitness room, Sun Deck swimming pool and a gift shop, as well as the culinary delights of the Main Restaurant, where you’ll be able to sample the region’s famous Port wine.


PRICING

Category B    

Outside Balcony Lisbon Deck    

from $4,699pp


Category A    

Outside Balcony Porto Deck    

from $4,999pp

 

$1,000/pp due at deposit, 30% due 2/4/20, 30% due 5/19/20, Final due by 7/14/20. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to change. Pricing reflects payment as cash or check. A 3.5% convenience fee applies to credit card payments. Airfare, insurance, and transfers are additional. This trip requires a minimum of 15 cabins to sail. Payments will be held until group in finalized. Once finalized, payments are non-refundable 

 

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