Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro - 2022

Lisbon • Óbidos • Nazaré • 7-night river cruise with Porto, Guimarães, Entre-os-Rios, Régua, Lamego, Pinhão, Barca d'Alva • Salamanca • Madrid
  • Portugal and Spain Douro River Cruise from Lisbon including Porto, Guimarães, Entre-os-Rios, Régua, Lamego, Pinhão, Barca d'Alva, Salamanca and Madrid
    ADMIRE STUNNING SCENERY AS YOU CRUISE ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST PICTURESQUE LOCALES: THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY
  • Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Portugal, Europe
    EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF SALAMANCA, FROM ITS PLAZA MAYOR TO THE UNESCO-LISTED OLD CITY
  • FROM PORT TO VINHO VERDE, YOU’LL TASTE THE REGION’S EXQUISITE VINTAGES AT SEVERAL QUINTAS AND WINERIES
  • VISIT MATEUS MANOR HOUSE AND GARDEN, A MAGNIFICENT 18TH-CENTURY HISTORIC ESTATE (NON-HARVEST DEPARTURES ONLY)
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  • 14
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  • 28
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Barcelona, Spain (Pre extension)

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Madeira, Portugal (Pre extension)

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Barcelona, Spain (Pre extension)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $274 PER DAY

Experience a different side of Spain on this enriching extension to Catalonia. A distinctive region with its own language and unique Catalan culture, Catalonia also hosts the glittering Costa Brava and the mountainous outpost of Montserrat. You’ll begin this journey enraptured by the seaside splendor of Barcelona, where tapas, ancient Roman ruins, and Antoni Gaudí’s grand masterworks fuse into a global cultural capital and the ultimate foodie destination. Barcelona reared a young Pablo Picasso, who regarded this Catalonian hub as his true home, and the city continues to be a beacon in a region still living on the cutting edge of design, art, and molecular gastronomy.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Superior First-Class OD Barcelona Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Scenic high-speed train ride from Madrid to Barcelona (with luggage transfer)
  • Tour of Barcelona
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure to Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Depart home

An overnight flight takes you to Barcelona today.

DAY 2:

Settle into beautiful Barcelona

Arrive today and settle into your hotel before a Welcome Briefing and included dinner, where you’ll meet other travelers joining you for enriching discoveries.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Panoramic tour of Barcelona, La Sagrada Família, and exploring Las Ramblas

Get acquainted with this beautiful Mediterranean city on a panoramic tour, where you’ll see examples of Antoni Gaudí’s distinctive art and architecture — seven monuments including the soaring La Sagrada Família, collectively classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian mall stretching 1.2 kilometers, filled with monuments, shops, and yes, tapas restaurants (perhaps you’ll stop for a bite and enjoy a chance to sip cava sparkling wine independently!).

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic Barcelona tour

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Barcelona at your own pace

Today is free for you to take in the sophisticated culture of Barcelona. You might spend time along the Passieg de Gràcia, the city’s most beautiful street, to explore some of its most notable modernisme structures, three of them located in the “Block of Discord,” so named for the ways in which these buildings shattered artistic conventions of their day. The Casa Batllo is Gaudí’s eerily fascinating “House of Bones.” Next door, the gabled Casa Amatller features Renaissance touches; it was designed for a local chocolatier. And the Casa Lleó Morera is one of the city’s best examples of modernisme architecture for its seamless natural and organic motifs. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Head to Madrid via high-speed train

This morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing on the high-speed train for thrilling Madrid, where you’ll meet other travelers on your base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madeira, Portugal (Pre extension)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $274 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira also boasts a lushness that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your stay in the lovely capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life. Peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town and visit a traditional wine cellar to savor the island’s titular Madeira wine. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your cruise across the mainland!

Your Price Includes:
  • Flight from Madeira to Lisbon
  • 3 nights' accommodations in sea-view rooms at the First Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit a renowned wine cellar, complete with a wine and food tasting
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure to Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Depart home

An overnight flight takes you to Madeira, Portugal, today.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Madeira and settle in

Arrive today and settle into your hotel before a Welcome Briefing, where you’ll meet other travelers joining you for enriching discoveries. Dinner is on your own tonight.

DAY 3:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, head to one of Madeira's oldest wine cellars for a tasting, before enjoying the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included Features:
  • Madeira sightseeing excursion with wicker toboggan ride
  • Tasting at a Madeira wine cellar

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Madeira on your own

Today, craft your own itinerary with a day at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Fly to Lisbon and join the base program

This morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before flying to Lisbon, where you’ll meet other travelers on your base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Barcelona, Spain (Post extension)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $275 PER DAY

Experience a different side of Spain on this enriching extension to Catalonia. A distinctive region with its own language and unique Catalan culture, Catalonia also hosts the glittering Costa Brava and the mountainous outpost of Montserrat. You’ll begin this journey enraptured by the seaside splendor of Barcelona, where tapas, ancient Roman ruins, and Antoni Gaudí’s grand masterworks fuse into a global cultural capital and the ultimate foodie destination. Barcelona reared a young Pablo Picasso, who regarded this Catalonian hub as his true home, and the city continues to be a beacon in a region still living on the cutting edge of design, art, and molecular gastronomy.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Superior First-Class OD Barcelona Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Scenic high-speed train ride from Madrid to Barcelona (with luggage transfer)
  • Tour of Barcelona
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure to Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 15:

Embark a high-speed train to Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast at your Madrid hotel before departing on the high-speed train for thrilling Barcelona. Settle in before enjoying dinner this evening at your hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 16:

Panoramic tour of Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, and exploring Las Ramblas

Get acquainted with this beautiful Mediterranean city on a panoramic tour, where you’ll see examples of Antoni Gaudí’s distinctive art and architecture — seven monuments including the soaring La Sagrada Família, collectively classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian mall stretching 1.2 kilometers, filled with monuments, shops, and yes, tapas restaurants (perhaps you’ll stop for a bite and enjoy a chance to sip cava sparkling wine independently!).

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic Barcelona tour

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 17:

Explore Barcelona at your own pace

Today is free for you to take in the sophisticated culture of Barcelona. You might spend time along the Passieg de Gràcia, the city’s most beautiful street, to explore some of its most notable modernisme structures, three of them located in the “Block of Discord,” so named for the ways in which these buildings shattered artistic conventions of their day. The Casa Batllo is Gaudí’s eerily fascinating “House of Bones.” Next door, the gabled Casa Amatller features Renaissance touches; it was designed for a local chocolatier. And the Casa Lleó Morera is one of the city’s best examples of modernisme architecture for its seamless natural and organic motifs. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Return home

This morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing for the airport and returning home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madeira, Portugal (Post extension)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $275 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira also boasts a lushness that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your stay in the lovely capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life. Peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town and visit a traditional wine cellar to savor the island’s titular Madeira wine. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your cruise across the mainland!

Your Price Includes:
  • Flight from Lisbon to Madeira
  • 3 nights' accommodations in sea-view rooms at the First Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit a renowned wine cellar, complete with a wine and food tasting
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas, beginning with your first hotel
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure to Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 15:

Fly to Madeira, and an orientation walk through Funchal

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Madeira, Portugal. Then, join your Vantage City Host for a briefing and an optional short orientation walk in the capital city of Funchal. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring the highlights of this lovely town, including its cathedral or the scenic Santa Caterina Park.

DAY 16:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, head to one of Madeira's oldest wine cellars for a tasting, before enjoying the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included Features:
  • Madeira sightseeing excursion with wicker toboggan ride
  • Tasting at a Madeira wine cellar

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 17:

Explore Madeira on your own

Today, craft your own itinerary with a day at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Return home

After breakfast, depart for the Funchal airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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