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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
  • DISCOVER MADRID, ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST HISTORIC AND COSMOPOLITAN CAPITALS
  • VISIT MATEUS MANOR HOUSE AND GARDEN, A MAGNIFICENT 18TH-CENTURY HISTORIC ESTATE (NON-HARVEST DEPARTURES ONLY)
  • Lamego Portugal
    EXPLORE THE CHARMING TOWN OF LAMEGO, INCLUDING THE IMPRESSIVE NOSSA SENHORA DOS REMÉDIOS SHRINE
  • Plaza de Espana, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO TO BARCELONA, SPAIN
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Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro

Follow the path of one of loveliest river valleys on the continent on this popular European river cruise through the land where the Age of Discovery began. Your Douro River cruise follows Portugal's storied river through the spectacular Douro River Valley. Meaning "River of Gold" and now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro was unnavigable until a series of dams built in the 1950s and '60s tamed its rapids.

Harvest Season Departures

Visit wineries, taste fine port wines, and participate in harvest activities on our special fall harvest sailings.

Walk through History in the Streets of Lisbon

Lasting from the early 15th to the 17th century, the Age of Discoveries saw explorers setting off from Europe to discover new lands. This remarkable era launched in Lisbon, and your guided tour of the Portuguese capital features UNESCO World Heritage monuments dedicated to this rich history.

Explore the Historic Center of Porto — a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city and the center of the port wine trade. Your Vantage river cruise includes a city tour of Porto complete with a visit to the Port Wine Lodge.

Mateus Manor House and Gardens

Visit Mateus Manor House and Gardens, a magnificent 18th-century historic estate known for its rosé production. (Not available on Harvest departures).

Douro River Cruise

Admire the stunning scenery in one of Europe’s most picturesque locales.

Visit Figueria Castelo Rodrigo

Figueira Castelo Rodrigo is a well-preserved medieval town in Portugal. A visit to this picture-perfect village is an included feature on your Portugal river cruise.

Lamego

Lamego is known for the baroque-style shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. Outside the shrine you'll see its dramatic stairways, decorated with the blue azulejo tiles typical of Portugal, zigzagging down the terraced hillside. A visit to this historic wine region town is one of the many included tours on your Douro River cruise.


Quinta da Avessada Winery Tour

Your Portugal river cruise features a wonderful selection of food and wine, served up to you in a number of tantalizing venues — including the Avessada Winery. And on our special Harvest departures in September and October, you'll enjoy a full-day excursion to the winery with lunch included. This special visit includes being hosted for a wine tasting by a Douro River vintner and expert on wine; a grape-harvesting demonstration; and more!

Madrid City Tour

Truly one of the world’s great capitals, Madrid is teeming with fascinating sights. You'll explore this vibrant city on foot, walking the new Madrid-Rio area, savoring city views, and passing multiple other historic monuments. A panoramic drive continues your city tour, including the Plaza Mayor, Cibeles Fountain, the memorial Retiro Park, Las Ventas (the bullring), and more, as well as entrance to the Royal Palace.

Manuela Cunha, Cruise Director, Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro

An international tour guide since she was 19, Manuela describes herself as “hungry to learn about our fantastic planet” as far back as she can remember. Her appetite has taken her to Goethe University for language studies (she speaks six European languages), and all over the world, but her home is still her birthplace: Funchal, on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. All of which makes her an ideal Cruise Director for a sail on the Douro River.

Optional Extension to Barcelona

Sunny, sandy beaches give way to a vibrant city set against the wooded Montserrat mountain range. Gothic squares meet trendy restaurants and bars. Palm-lined parks sprinkle greenery among one of Europe's greatest displays of historic and modern architecture. This is Barcelona, an exciting Mediterranean city boasting a distinct flavor. Add Barcelona to your river cruise and prepare to be completely dazzled by Spain's most cosmopolitan city. 

Optional Extension to Madeira

You'll experience a different side of Portugal when you visit Madeira, the "Floating Garden of the Atlantic."

Meliá Madrid Princesa

Located in the cultural and business heart of Madrid, the Meliá Madrid Princesa is a boutique hotel that’s been recently renovated to combine tradition with a surprising cutting edge "Level" Rooms, meaning high floors, with better views. Only 10 minutes from the Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía and Puerto del Sol, the hotel’s guest rooms feature Wi-Fi, satellite TV channels, and air-conditioning, and the on-site Uno Restaurant serves delicious meals for its visitors.

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You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.

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