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Vida Portugal: Vineyards & Villages Along The Douro on Avalon Alegria

Cruise, River cruise, Small Ship/Yacht
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  • Sky Deck
  • Sky Deck Pool
  • Club Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Panorama Suite
  • Suite Bathroom
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 AlegriaSM 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. 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 Cinta, a cozy village with narrow streets, flowered houses, and grand Gothic Manueline windows or 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.

Interests
  • Culinary and Cooking
  • Wine
About Avalon Alegria
About Avalon Waterways
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No other fleet of river cruise ships offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships,® featuring Avalon Panorama SuitesSM. Thirty percent larger than the industry standard, they’re actually river cruising's only Open–Air Balcony® — with nothing between you and the view. While other river cruise cabins are designed with beds against a wall for a view of another wall, our Comfort Collection BedsSM actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a view with a room!
Nov 20, 2024 through
Nov 27, 2024
Nov 16, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,509.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $500.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Nov 13, 2024 through
Nov 20, 2024
Nov 9, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,759.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Nov 27, 2024 through
Dec 04, 2024
Nov 23, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$4,009.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Porto, Portugal (Embarkation)
2 Porto - Porto Antigo. Excursion Braga And Guimarães
3 Peso Da Régua
4 Pocinho
5 Barca D’alva. Excursion To Salamanca
6 Ferradosa - Leverinho. Excursion To Amarante
7 Porto
8 Porto (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.