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8D VIDA PORTUGAL: VINEYARDS & VILLAGES ALONG THE DOURO (WCC) ⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

8D VIDA PORTUGAL: VINEYARDS & VILLAGES ALONG THE DOURO (WCC)
⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

Per Pax
From: $4039 From: €3845 From: £3301 From: RM17559 From: CAD5233 From: SGD5601 From: AUD5830 From: HKD31817
Portugal
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Porto - Porto
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer : SAVE up to US$1,000 per couple



Travel Period: from April 3, 2024 till November 13, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Porto
~ Peso da Regua
~ Freixo de Numªo
~ Amarante
What To Expect
Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its name by revealing priceless gems along sloping vineyards and sleepy villages where rugged landscapes have been tamed for centuries to produce a bounty of wines and cuisine. Welcome aboard the newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships – the Avalon Alegria, to be swept away by Douro’s timeless treasures and traditions, family farms and fevered Fado music, and mouth-watering culinary creations in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Embark on your Suite Ship in the city of Porto with the opportunity for an optional guided culinary tour to indulge in the city’s world-famous cuisine. Take a guided tour to Braga and Guimarães or explore ancient architecture, including a visit to the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque. Enjoy a guided tour in the charming towns of Peso da Régua and Lamego, where historical sights are mixed with delicious tastings, or meet the owner of one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley to sample the proud traditions of olive oil and wine. Take a guided tour of Freixo de Numão, where vineyards and granite houses dot the river shores. Consider a fascinating guided tour to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, home of the remarkable Côa Valley Palaeolithic discoveries – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Freixo de Espada à Cinta, a cosy village with narrow streets, flowered houses, and grand Gothic Manueline windows. Choose a full-day experience in Spain with a guided sightseeing excursion to Salamanca. Immerse yourself in an emotionally stirring experience in Portugal’s city of Amarante. Your Douro River cruise returns to Porto to soak in the scenic mysteries of this city’s Historical Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These and countless other treasures await you on the River of Gold in Portugal’s dazzling Douro Valley.
  • Day 1: PORTO, PORTUGAL (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Portugal. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Porto must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Porto is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Food Tour where you will experience some of Porto’s most famous sights and most delectable
    food. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: ENTRE OS RIOS. EXCURSION BRAGA AND GUIMARAES

    Where the Tamega and Douro Rivers Meet Visit the Adventure centre for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. DISCOVERY - Step back in time to immerse yourself in the Romanesque influence and how it has impacted the region and the establishment of Portugal, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full-day guided tour of Braga, the city which hosts the oldest Portuguese archdiocese. Discover Guimaraes and historic town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End your experience with a stop at one of the many wine farms and enjoy a tasting of the wine of the region. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO ANTIGO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: PESO DA REGUA

    Historic Wines in the Making DISCOVERY - Experience the life of the owners of one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley, including a tasting of their products, OR: CLASSIC - Take a guided walking tour of the charming town of Regua-with its religious architecture, narrow streets, beautiful tiles, and stained-glass windows. Continue to Lamego to visit the cathedral and conclude your experience with a delicious tasting. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy free time in Pinhao or consider joining an optional excursion to an oil mill. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Portuguese dinner, hosted by the local farmers.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PINHAO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: POCINHO

    Where Wine and Happiness Flow Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Pocinho. DISCOVERY - Discover Vila Nova de Foz Coa at the eastern terminus of the Douro Railway line. Marvel at this unique site complete with prehistoric rock art including the most important collection of open-air Paleolithic figurations known today. Before joining your ship, enjoy a tasting of the unique wine of the region. OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Freixo de Numao, a charming village nestled between the nearby mountains. Conclude your experience with a dedicated to the regional wine tasting. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BARCA D’ALVA

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: BARCA D’ALVA. EXCURSION TO SALAMANCA

    Breathtaking Sights & Bites Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC - Join our guide for a Guided Tour of one of the most remote villages of the country, Freixo de Espada a Cinta village in the Douro International Natural Park, OR: CLASSIC - Get a taste of Spain with a full-day excursion to Salamanca. The city will take your breath away with its beautiful streets and squares, featuring an overwhelming profusion of styles in which Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and "Plateresque" styles stand out. Your taste buds will be awakened by a delicious dish of the famous Toston Asado. In the afternoon you might wish to join our Optional Excursion to enjoy a do-it-yourself workshop where you can learn how to bake the typical pastry. OVERNIGHT DOCKING
    IN POCINHO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: CALDAS DE AREGOS. EXCURSION TO AMARANTE

    Painted Tiles & Passionate Tunes During your morning sailing, a professional painter will guide you through the process of painting an "azulejos,", the traditional Portuguese tile. Otherwise, you might consider joining an Optional Excursion to Casa de Mateus. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing tour of Amarante in the presence of the great Serra do Marao mountain and the Tamega River, the longest tributary of the Douro, following through the heart of the city, enlivening the picturesque scenery of houses that stands on both banks of the river. After the afternoon excursion, learn more about Fado from local musicians. Enjoy a scenic sailing to Porto.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: PORTO

    Architecture Old & New CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, continue your experience with a ride to the riverside city of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern part of Porto. This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, stroll through Porto on your own. OVERNIGHT DOCKING
    IN PORTO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: PORTO (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon Cruise
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ SafetyNet protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer : SAVE up to US$1,000 per couple



Travel Period: from April 3, 2024 till November 13, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Porto
~ Peso da Regua
~ Freixo de Numªo
~ Amarante
What To Expect
Like a blue ribbon threading through the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you through some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. Meaning “River of Gold,” the Douro River lives up to its name by revealing priceless gems along sloping vineyards and sleepy villages where rugged landscapes have been tamed for centuries to produce a bounty of wines and cuisine. Welcome aboard the newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships – the Avalon Alegria, to be swept away by Douro’s timeless treasures and traditions, family farms and fevered Fado music, and mouth-watering culinary creations in the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Embark on your Suite Ship in the city of Porto with the opportunity for an optional guided culinary tour to indulge in the city’s world-famous cuisine. Take a guided tour to Braga and Guimarães or explore ancient architecture, including a visit to the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque. Enjoy a guided tour in the charming towns of Peso da Régua and Lamego, where historical sights are mixed with delicious tastings, or meet the owner of one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley to sample the proud traditions of olive oil and wine. Take a guided tour of Freixo de Numão, where vineyards and granite houses dot the river shores. Consider a fascinating guided tour to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, home of the remarkable Côa Valley Palaeolithic discoveries – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Freixo de Espada à Cinta, a cosy village with narrow streets, flowered houses, and grand Gothic Manueline windows. Choose a full-day experience in Spain with a guided sightseeing excursion to Salamanca. Immerse yourself in an emotionally stirring experience in Portugal’s city of Amarante. Your Douro River cruise returns to Porto to soak in the scenic mysteries of this city’s Historical Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These and countless other treasures await you on the River of Gold in Portugal’s dazzling Douro Valley.
  • Day 1: PORTO, PORTUGAL (EMBARKATION)

    Welcome to Portugal. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Porto must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Porto is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Food Tour where you will experience some of Porto’s most famous sights and most delectable
    food. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: ENTRE OS RIOS. EXCURSION BRAGA AND GUIMARAES

    Where the Tamega and Douro Rivers Meet Visit the Adventure centre for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. DISCOVERY - Step back in time to immerse yourself in the Romanesque influence and how it has impacted the region and the establishment of Portugal, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full-day guided tour of Braga, the city which hosts the oldest Portuguese archdiocese. Discover Guimaraes and historic town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End your experience with a stop at one of the many wine farms and enjoy a tasting of the wine of the region. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO ANTIGO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: PESO DA REGUA

    Historic Wines in the Making DISCOVERY - Experience the life of the owners of one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley, including a tasting of their products, OR: CLASSIC - Take a guided walking tour of the charming town of Regua-with its religious architecture, narrow streets, beautiful tiles, and stained-glass windows. Continue to Lamego to visit the cathedral and conclude your experience with a delicious tasting. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy free time in Pinhao or consider joining an optional excursion to an oil mill. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Portuguese dinner, hosted by the local farmers.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PINHAO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: POCINHO

    Where Wine and Happiness Flow Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Pocinho. DISCOVERY - Discover Vila Nova de Foz Coa at the eastern terminus of the Douro Railway line. Marvel at this unique site complete with prehistoric rock art including the most important collection of open-air Paleolithic figurations known today. Before joining your ship, enjoy a tasting of the unique wine of the region. OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Freixo de Numao, a charming village nestled between the nearby mountains. Conclude your experience with a dedicated to the regional wine tasting. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BARCA D’ALVA

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: BARCA D’ALVA. EXCURSION TO SALAMANCA

    Breathtaking Sights & Bites Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC - Join our guide for a Guided Tour of one of the most remote villages of the country, Freixo de Espada a Cinta village in the Douro International Natural Park, OR: CLASSIC - Get a taste of Spain with a full-day excursion to Salamanca. The city will take your breath away with its beautiful streets and squares, featuring an overwhelming profusion of styles in which Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and "Plateresque" styles stand out. Your taste buds will be awakened by a delicious dish of the famous Toston Asado. In the afternoon you might wish to join our Optional Excursion to enjoy a do-it-yourself workshop where you can learn how to bake the typical pastry. OVERNIGHT DOCKING
    IN POCINHO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: CALDAS DE AREGOS. EXCURSION TO AMARANTE

    Painted Tiles & Passionate Tunes During your morning sailing, a professional painter will guide you through the process of painting an "azulejos,", the traditional Portuguese tile. Otherwise, you might consider joining an Optional Excursion to Casa de Mateus. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing tour of Amarante in the presence of the great Serra do Marao mountain and the Tamega River, the longest tributary of the Douro, following through the heart of the city, enlivening the picturesque scenery of houses that stands on both banks of the river. After the afternoon excursion, learn more about Fado from local musicians. Enjoy a scenic sailing to Porto.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: PORTO

    Architecture Old & New CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, continue your experience with a ride to the riverside city of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern part of Porto. This afternoon, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, stroll through Porto on your own. OVERNIGHT DOCKING
    IN PORTO

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: PORTO (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon Cruise
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ SafetyNet protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $4039 From: €3845 From: £3301 From: RM17559 From: CAD5233 From: SGD5601 From: AUD5830 From: HKD31817
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$4039 €3845 £3301 RM17559 CAD5233 SGD5601 AUD5830 HKD31817

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$4039 €3845 £3301 RM17559 CAD5233 SGD5601 AUD5830 HKD31817

Age below 12

Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price