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Day 1
Oporto, Portugal

Located along the Douro river estuary, Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal. Being one of the oldest European centres, Oporto has also had its historical core proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its long history dating back to 300BC, the city of Porto has an incredible architectural patrimony, including the Romanesque Porto Cathedral. Perhaps the  item Porto is most famous for is its internationally loved and exported Port Wine.

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Day 2
Regua, Portugal

Lying along the banks of the Douro River is the historic town of Regua. Being a busy port town, from here you can visit the town of Vila Real, or Lamego with its splendid baroque buildings and 18th century manor house, Casa de Mateus. Considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in the whole of Portugal, Casa de Mateus, also boasts beautiful gardens and views of the surrounding area.

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Day 2
Douro River, Portugal

The River Douro is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, flowing westward a total distance of 556 miles through Spain and Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean via Porto. It follows the Portuguese border for 70 miles, where it plunges 1,250 feet through a series of gorges and rapids. From Vega de Terron, you can travel through gorges which are terraced with port wine-producing vineyards, charming villages, and countryside areas made up of almond, olive, cherry, and citrus trees.

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Day 3
Regua, Portugal

Lying along the banks of the Douro River is the historic town of Regua. Being a busy port town, from here you can visit the town of Vila Real, or Lamego with its splendid baroque buildings and 18th century manor house, Casa de Mateus. Considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in the whole of Portugal, Casa de Mateus, also boasts beautiful gardens and views of the surrounding area.

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Day 3
Douro River, Portugal

The River Douro is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, flowing westward a total distance of 556 miles through Spain and Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean via Porto. It follows the Portuguese border for 70 miles, where it plunges 1,250 feet through a series of gorges and rapids. From Vega de Terron, you can travel through gorges which are terraced with port wine-producing vineyards, charming villages, and countryside areas made up of almond, olive, cherry, and citrus trees.

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Day 3
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Day 4
Vega de Terron, Spain

Vega de Terrón lies on the Douro River in Spain, although close to the Portuguese border. As with many ports in this part of the world, there are many opportunities to sample and buy some fantastic port wine.

From here you can also visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village which shows what life was like during medieval times. The ancient city of Salamanca is also a big draw for tourists. It is one of Spain’s greatest historical and artistic places and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in Vega de Terrón, the Chafariz dos Pretos fountain on the market square is worth checking out as you wander the narrow streets.

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Day 4
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Day 5
Vega de Terron, Spain

Vega de Terrón lies on the Douro River in Spain, although close to the Portuguese border. As with many ports in this part of the world, there are many opportunities to sample and buy some fantastic port wine.

From here you can also visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village which shows what life was like during medieval times. The ancient city of Salamanca is also a big draw for tourists. It is one of Spain’s greatest historical and artistic places and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in Vega de Terrón, the Chafariz dos Pretos fountain on the market square is worth checking out as you wander the narrow streets.

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Day 5
Pinhao, Portugal

Typically rustic and traditional the Portuguese town of Pinhao lie on the Douro River. There are many notable places of interest around the town, included beautiful vine clad terraces and the glazed tile railway station. Pinhao is also a great starting block for visiting the charming surrounding villages, including Lamego with is baroque buildings and Sao Salvador do Mundo .

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Day 6
Regua, Portugal

Lying along the banks of the Douro River is the historic town of Regua. Being a busy port town, from here you can visit the town of Vila Real, or Lamego with its splendid baroque buildings and 18th century manor house, Casa de Mateus. Considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in the whole of Portugal, Casa de Mateus, also boasts beautiful gardens and views of the surrounding area.

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Day 6
Douro River, Portugal

The River Douro is the third longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, flowing westward a total distance of 556 miles through Spain and Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean via Porto. It follows the Portuguese border for 70 miles, where it plunges 1,250 feet through a series of gorges and rapids. From Vega de Terron, you can travel through gorges which are terraced with port wine-producing vineyards, charming villages, and countryside areas made up of almond, olive, cherry, and citrus trees.

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Day 6
Bitetos, Portugal

Located on the Douro River in Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley, the small remote village of Bitetos rewards all visitors with a unique landscape and many wine-tasting opportunities in the surrounding area. Once a prosperous Roman village, Bitetos is home to many medieval lanes, alleys, and baroque churches which date back hundreds of years. One of the most visited landmarks in the village is the Benedictine Monastery, which was built in the 11th century.

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Day 7
Oporto, Portugal

Located along the Douro river estuary, Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal. Being one of the oldest European centres, Oporto has also had its historical core proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its long history dating back to 300BC, the city of Porto has an incredible architectural patrimony, including the Romanesque Porto Cathedral. Perhaps the  item Porto is most famous for is its internationally loved and exported Port Wine.

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Accommodation

Suite Stateroom

Situated on the Porto Deck the Suite Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Outside Balcony Staterooms (A,B,C)

Situated on the Porto & Lisbon Decks the Outside Balcony Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Panoramic Window Staterooms (D & E)

Situated on the Douro Deck the Panoramic Window Staterooms offer accommodation featuring panoramic windows. A well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Entertainment

After dinner, we invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Main Lounge & Bar

After dinner, you are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment in the Main Lounge and Bar. This versatile space hosts a piano, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.

Gift Shop

Take a browse in the gift shop where you will find plenty of souvenirs from the local area and is a great place to pick up that last-minute gift!

Complimentary Internet

Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the Internet provided in your stateroom and Wi-Fi throughout the ship. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore Europe with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Small Group Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. Their complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. 

Dining
  • Fine dining with delightful, attentive service, plus a casual al fresco dining option
  • Unlimited local wines at lunch and dinner, served on a complimentary basis

Main Restaurant

Gourmet dining with AmaWaterways brings you sophisticated and outstanding cuisine with delightful, attentive service, plus a casual al fresco dining option. Savour culinary masterpieces and free-flowing local wines at lunch and dinner, while surrounded by the Douro River Valley.

Al Fresco Dining

The Al Fresco Dining area at the bow of the ship, accessed through the Main Restaurant, overlooks the beautiful Douro River. 

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Sun Deck offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Main Lounge with bar & piano
  • Spa
  • Elevator reaching all 3 stateroom decks
  • Fitness Room
  • Heated Pool
HealthFitness

As you sail through beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself?..

Massage Spa

Whilst sailing through Portugal's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to treat yourself with a massage. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways. 

Fitness Suite

Located on the aft of the Duoro Deck you will find a well equipped gym at your disposal.

Heated Swimming Pool

Located on the Sun Deck is the heated swimming pool an opportunity for you to take a refreshing dip. Lie back and relax while you take in the riverside scenery.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is semi formal or business casual and casual elegance for ladies. For gentlemen a jacket and tie are requested for the Captain’s Dinner.

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Navigation Bridge
  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Deck

 

Porto Deck

 

  • Main Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Elevator
  • Outside Balcony (CAT A) Staterooms 301-318
  • Suite Staterooms 319-320

 

Lisbon Deck

 

  • Elevator
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Main Restaurant
  • Outside Balcony (CAT B) Staterooms 201-214
  • Outside Balcony (CAT C) Staterooms 215-218

 

Douro Deck

 

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa
  • Elevator
  • Panoramic Window (CAT D) Staterooms 101-108
  • Panoramic Window (CAT E) Staterooms 109-115

 

Upcoming Cruises
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Embark Oporto, Tue 25 Apr 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 02 May 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,104 pp Enquire
Embark Oporto, Tue 16 May 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 23 May 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,354 pp Enquire
Embark Oporto, Tue 23 May 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 30 May 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,354 pp Enquire
Embark Oporto, Tue 13 Jun 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 20 Jun 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,354 pp Enquire
Embark Oporto, Tue 20 Jun 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 27 Jun 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,354 pp Enquire
Special Offer Embark Oporto, Tue 11 Jul 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 18 Jul 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,292 pp Enquire
Wine Themed Sailing
Embark Oporto, Tue 18 Jul 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 25 Jul 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,292 pp Enquire
Special Offer Embark Oporto, Tue 08 Aug 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 15 Aug 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,292 pp Enquire
Wine Themed Sailing
Special Offer Embark Oporto, Tue 15 Aug 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 22 Aug 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,292 pp Enquire
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Embark Oporto, Tue 05 Sep 2017 On Board AmaVida Disembark Oporto Date Tue 12 Sep 2017 Guide Price cruise only £2,292 pp Enquire
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