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7-night Flavors of Portugal and Spain Cruise

Vega de Terron/Porto
7-night Flavors of Portugal and Spain Cruise
October 1, 2024
AmaWaterways: AmaVida
Vega de Terron/Porto
Vacation Offer ID 1473477
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Cruise Inclusions

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-Fridge, Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Vega de Terron

Vega de Terron 10/01/2024

Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise. (D),
10/01/2024 10/01/2024
Barca d'Alva
10/02/2024 10/02/2024
Castelo Rodrigo

Castelo Rodrigo 10/02/2024

Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the "White Village" because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread, and wine. Set sail to Pinhão where you'll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D),
10/02/2024 10/02/2024
Pinhao

Pinhao 10/02/2024

Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the "White Village" because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread, and wine. Set sail to Pinhão where you'll be treated to a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D),
10/02/2024 10/02/2024
Pinhao

Pinhao 10/03/2024

You have a choice of two excursions, depending on your interests. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). Other attractions include a Gothic cathedral, a museum, and charming cafés. Active adventurers can also choose to hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D),
10/03/2024 10/03/2024
Quinta da Avessada
10/03/2024 10/03/2024
Peso da Regua

Peso da Regua 10/04/2024

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro from Régua to Entre-os-Rios. This will be followed by a traditional "home-cooked" meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D),
10/04/2024 10/04/2024
Mateus
10/04/2024 10/04/2024
Lamego
10/04/2024 10/04/2024
Peso da Regua
10/05/2024 10/05/2024
Entre-Os-Rios

Entre-Os-Rios 10/05/2024

Enjoy a morning hike through the vineyards, and then set sail along the scenic Douro River. Later in the day, enjoy a special Portuguese dinner at a local quinta. (B,L,D),
10/05/2024 10/06/2024
Porto

Porto 10/06/2024

Join a guided tour of Porto's historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see the cathedral, one of the city's oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafés; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue-and-white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You'll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal's most renowned contribution to the world of wine. For a more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto; afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para churchill lodge portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.
 

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para www.cockburnsMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)
Imagem relacionadaMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the distinguished wine lodges of Porto.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit, followed by a lectured wine tasting, to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Next, enjoy a private visit and a lectured VIP wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, which company was founded in 1820.
 
The impeccable pedigree of its superb Vintage Ports represents the pinnacle of fine winemaking. The supreme quality benchmark set by these wines is present throughout the entire Graham's range of Ports. The keynotes are exceptional concentration and power, opulent richness, great poise and elegance as well as remarkable longevity.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a highly recommended restaurant born out of a wish to reflect the specific terroir of our wines, combined with the international and cosmopolitan flavor of Portuguese cuisine.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to your ship.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visits followed by Lectured Wine Tastings at selected Wine Lodges (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para casa da musica portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
Enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
Lunch (not included) at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour of Concert Hall (Casa da Música) and the Serralves Museum and walk through the gardens of its Foundation.
 
This world-class museum displays cutting-edge international contemporary art in a striking minimalist building by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira.
 
Like the Guggenheim, there is no collection permanently on display, with temporary exhibitions taking up the entire space, as well as that of the separate "Casa de Serralves," a pink Art Deco construction located in the surrounding formal gardens (which are magnificent and worth a visit in their own right).
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library, São Francisco Church, Casa da Música and Serralves Fundation (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para sinagoga portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para amaranteMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the cities surrounding Porto.
 
You will visit the Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes in the Northwest of Portugal. These wines are produced exclusively in the native varieties of the region, preserving their typical flavors and aromas, so different in the world.
 
Enjoy a private visit to a charming estate dating back to the 19th century. Aveleda is a family-owned Wine Estate that combines tradition and innovation since its foundation, in 1870. Its wine cellar specializes in the production of white wines from different regions, adapted to different occasions. Enjoy a private premium lectured wine tasting.
 
Follows a drive to Amarante, a pleasant and picturesque small town located on the banks of the Tâmega River.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a one Michelin star restaurant within a Relais & Chateaux Hotel. A homely décor with style accompanies "fine dining" and a menu that compliments regional products and Portuguese cuisine.
 
Enjoy a leisure walk around the city center.
 
Drive direction to Guimarães where, with the assistance of your expert guide, you will enjoy a guided visit to the historical center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO with a private visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para bragaMeet your private chauffeur and your expert guide at the dock.
 
First stop will be Braga, the country's religious capital since the 11th century and one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, with a number of impressive Baroque monuments, including one of the country's best-known sights, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary.
 
Upon arrival, enjoy a private guided tour to historical center with visit to Braga Cathedral, the oldest archdiocese in Portugal.
 
Follows a walking tour to Bom Jesus de Braga, a notable example of pilgrimage sanctuary with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 meters (381 feet). 
 
Next stop will be Guimarães, one of the country's most historic cities, and its World Heritage medieval streets with well-preserved monuments make it one of the most attractive places to visit in Portugal.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch (not included) at a local restaurant, where you can savor the typical flavors of the Minho and Guimarães region.
 
The delicacies that can be savored are traditional of the region's cuisine, offering a personalized service characterized by its professionalism with the ability of giving their customers an unforgettable experience.
 
During the afternoon, with the assistance of your expert guide, visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle. Walking tour to Largo do Toural and Largo das Oliveiras.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off at the dock.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance Fees at Braga Cathedral, Bom Jesus de Braga, Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para santiago de compostelaMeet your private chauffeur at the port.
 
Departure to Santiago de Compostela, World Heritage by UNESCO and remarkable site of pilgrimage, is one of the world's most important pilgrimage routes since the early Middle Ages.
 
Upon arrival, escorted by your expert guide, enjoy a guided visit to the historic center and the Cathedral.
 
We suggest lunch (not included) in local restaurant.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees: Guided visit to Cathedral's tribune and free visit to Museum of Santiago de Compostela (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Your journey begins with a stop on a charming family-owned wine estate, one of the best-known properties in the Douro and also one of the first to bottle wines with its own brand
 
This Wine Estate is mentioned for the first time in a document dated April 1738, where it is referred to as "the Pacheca" because it was owned by D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. However, it was only in 1903 that Dom José Freire de Serpa Pimentel decided to develop his interest in oenology, bought the property and began to devote to the winemaking business.
 
You will be warmly received by the owner of the estate. Enjoy a private tour through the cellars, followed by lectured wine tasting. Lunch (not included) will be served in the charming restaurant of the wine estate. The building, construction of the 18th century, is decorated in an authentic style, yet with modern conveniences, and offers a gourmet cuisine based on local products, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley and marvel yourself with the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the port.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para vale do douroMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the major historic Port houses, renowned for its great Vintage Ports, its fine old Tawnies and, since 2006, for its Douro wines.
 
Lunch (pre-set menu with wines), will be served at a private room with an intimate atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para quinta do valladoMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the oldest and most famous wineries of the Douro Valley, with a longstanding reputation for its high-quality wines, belonging to the Ferreira family since 1818. Learn more about this fascinating history and enjoy a visit to the wine cellars followed by lectured wine tasting.
 
Along the Douro River, the estate, created in 1717, came to prominence under the hand of Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, a notable and fundamental figure in the Portuguese wine business.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your expert chauffeur at the port. Today venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.

Stop at a charming, elegant and singular wine estate composed by 24 hectares with stunning vies over the Douro slopes. This property produces absolutely remarkable wines by treating its great terroir with the respect it deserves, and by the using the traditional methods updated in the light of the latest advances. Enjoy a private visit followed by a premium lectured wine tasting.  

Afterwards, your private chauffeur will take you to Pinhão dock where you will come aboard a vintage yatch where you will indulge an exclusive lunch (pre-set with wines). Lunch is served throughout the trip, on the deck, under the signature of remarkable Chef Rui Paula.

Find your driver on the pier then enjoy a relaxing drive back to the ship. 


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day by Deluxe Mercedes with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to Selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a vintage Yacht Boat, with Lunch on board (Pre-set Menu with Wines), assisted by specialized crew.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para coimbraMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
During the morning, enjoy an independent visit to Conimbriga, one of the great Roman archaeological finds in Europe and one of the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the ruins of Conimbriga on your own.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a restaurant that offers an informal atmosphere and sharing concept. Indulge in a "Market Kitchen", which uses the region's traditional products to create unique recipes, renewed four times a year, to the rhythm of the seasons.
 
After lunch, the journey continues to the historic center of Coimbra. Upon arrival, meet your expert guide and enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city, with a visit to the two cathedrals - the Old Cathedral (“SéVelha") and the New Cathedral (“Sé Nova").
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para aveiroMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Continue driving towards Aveiro.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local restaurant with excellent service and warm atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a visit on own to Vista Alegre Museum (not included), which includes entrance to the Factory's Manual Painting Atelier.
 
Enjoy a scenic drive along Costa Nova.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your private guided tour to Porto historical center.

We suggest
private guided visits to Stock Exchange, Lello Library and St. Francisco Church and a leisured walk at Ribeira Square.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Portugal: Porto Wine Excursion - 4 hours
Highlights
In this tour you’ll discover all about the wines from the city of Porto!

You will start the tour by doing a sightseeing tour from the port (located in Matosinhos) to the city center. After that, you'll visit the first winery with high quality of Douro wines for a Douro red and white wines tasting as an exclusive experience.

Then you'll visit a second Port Wine company (Real Companhia Velha) for another special Port Wine tasting. Real Companhia Velha is simply the oldest Port Wine company in Porto, established by a king in 1756. When this tour is finished you will return to Porto Pier.

What's included?
  • Private guided tour (4h)
  • Visit and wine tastings
  • Transportation
What's not included?
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Highlights of Porto (4 hours)
Highlights:
Take in the attractive surrounding with visit to the opulent Stock Exchange Palace and St Francis Church. Enjoy a port wine tasting at one of the famous riverside lodges in the pretty Riberia district.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para churchill lodge portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.
 

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para www.cockburnsMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)
Imagem relacionadaMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the distinguished wine lodges of Porto.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit, followed by a lectured wine tasting, to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Next, enjoy a private visit and a lectured VIP wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, which company was founded in 1820.
 
The impeccable pedigree of its superb Vintage Ports represents the pinnacle of fine winemaking. The supreme quality benchmark set by these wines is present throughout the entire Graham's range of Ports. The keynotes are exceptional concentration and power, opulent richness, great poise and elegance as well as remarkable longevity.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a highly recommended restaurant born out of a wish to reflect the specific terroir of our wines, combined with the international and cosmopolitan flavor of Portuguese cuisine.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to your ship.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visits followed by Lectured Wine Tastings at selected Wine Lodges (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para casa da musica portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
Enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
Lunch (not included) at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour of Concert Hall (Casa da Música) and the Serralves Museum and walk through the gardens of its Foundation.
 
This world-class museum displays cutting-edge international contemporary art in a striking minimalist building by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira.
 
Like the Guggenheim, there is no collection permanently on display, with temporary exhibitions taking up the entire space, as well as that of the separate "Casa de Serralves," a pink Art Deco construction located in the surrounding formal gardens (which are magnificent and worth a visit in their own right).
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library, São Francisco Church, Casa da Música and Serralves Fundation (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para sinagoga portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para amaranteMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the cities surrounding Porto.
 
You will visit the Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes in the Northwest of Portugal. These wines are produced exclusively in the native varieties of the region, preserving their typical flavors and aromas, so different in the world.
 
Enjoy a private visit to a charming estate dating back to the 19th century. Aveleda is a family-owned Wine Estate that combines tradition and innovation since its foundation, in 1870. Its wine cellar specializes in the production of white wines from different regions, adapted to different occasions. Enjoy a private premium lectured wine tasting.
 
Follows a drive to Amarante, a pleasant and picturesque small town located on the banks of the Tâmega River.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a one Michelin star restaurant within a Relais & Chateaux Hotel. A homely décor with style accompanies "fine dining" and a menu that compliments regional products and Portuguese cuisine.
 
Enjoy a leisure walk around the city center.
 
Drive direction to Guimarães where, with the assistance of your expert guide, you will enjoy a guided visit to the historical center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO with a private visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para bragaMeet your private chauffeur and your expert guide at the dock.
 
First stop will be Braga, the country's religious capital since the 11th century and one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, with a number of impressive Baroque monuments, including one of the country's best-known sights, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary.
 
Upon arrival, enjoy a private guided tour to historical center with visit to Braga Cathedral, the oldest archdiocese in Portugal.
 
Follows a walking tour to Bom Jesus de Braga, a notable example of pilgrimage sanctuary with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 meters (381 feet). 
 
Next stop will be Guimarães, one of the country's most historic cities, and its World Heritage medieval streets with well-preserved monuments make it one of the most attractive places to visit in Portugal.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch (not included) at a local restaurant, where you can savor the typical flavors of the Minho and Guimarães region.
 
The delicacies that can be savored are traditional of the region's cuisine, offering a personalized service characterized by its professionalism with the ability of giving their customers an unforgettable experience.
 
During the afternoon, with the assistance of your expert guide, visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle. Walking tour to Largo do Toural and Largo das Oliveiras.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off at the dock.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance Fees at Braga Cathedral, Bom Jesus de Braga, Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para santiago de compostelaMeet your private chauffeur at the port.
 
Departure to Santiago de Compostela, World Heritage by UNESCO and remarkable site of pilgrimage, is one of the world's most important pilgrimage routes since the early Middle Ages.
 
Upon arrival, escorted by your expert guide, enjoy a guided visit to the historic center and the Cathedral.
 
We suggest lunch (not included) in local restaurant.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees: Guided visit to Cathedral's tribune and free visit to Museum of Santiago de Compostela (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Your journey begins with a stop on a charming family-owned wine estate, one of the best-known properties in the Douro and also one of the first to bottle wines with its own brand
 
This Wine Estate is mentioned for the first time in a document dated April 1738, where it is referred to as "the Pacheca" because it was owned by D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. However, it was only in 1903 that Dom José Freire de Serpa Pimentel decided to develop his interest in oenology, bought the property and began to devote to the winemaking business.
 
You will be warmly received by the owner of the estate. Enjoy a private tour through the cellars, followed by lectured wine tasting. Lunch (not included) will be served in the charming restaurant of the wine estate. The building, construction of the 18th century, is decorated in an authentic style, yet with modern conveniences, and offers a gourmet cuisine based on local products, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley and marvel yourself with the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the port.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para vale do douroMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the major historic Port houses, renowned for its great Vintage Ports, its fine old Tawnies and, since 2006, for its Douro wines.
 
Lunch (pre-set menu with wines), will be served at a private room with an intimate atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para quinta do valladoMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the oldest and most famous wineries of the Douro Valley, with a longstanding reputation for its high-quality wines, belonging to the Ferreira family since 1818. Learn more about this fascinating history and enjoy a visit to the wine cellars followed by lectured wine tasting.
 
Along the Douro River, the estate, created in 1717, came to prominence under the hand of Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, a notable and fundamental figure in the Portuguese wine business.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your expert chauffeur at the port. Today venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.

Stop at a charming, elegant and singular wine estate composed by 24 hectares with stunning vies over the Douro slopes. This property produces absolutely remarkable wines by treating its great terroir with the respect it deserves, and by the using the traditional methods updated in the light of the latest advances. Enjoy a private visit followed by a premium lectured wine tasting.  

Afterwards, your private chauffeur will take you to Pinhão dock where you will come aboard a vintage yatch where you will indulge an exclusive lunch (pre-set with wines). Lunch is served throughout the trip, on the deck, under the signature of remarkable Chef Rui Paula.

Find your driver on the pier then enjoy a relaxing drive back to the ship. 


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day by Deluxe Mercedes with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to Selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a vintage Yacht Boat, with Lunch on board (Pre-set Menu with Wines), assisted by specialized crew.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para coimbraMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
During the morning, enjoy an independent visit to Conimbriga, one of the great Roman archaeological finds in Europe and one of the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the ruins of Conimbriga on your own.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a restaurant that offers an informal atmosphere and sharing concept. Indulge in a "Market Kitchen", which uses the region's traditional products to create unique recipes, renewed four times a year, to the rhythm of the seasons.
 
After lunch, the journey continues to the historic center of Coimbra. Upon arrival, meet your expert guide and enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city, with a visit to the two cathedrals - the Old Cathedral (“SéVelha") and the New Cathedral (“Sé Nova").
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para aveiroMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Continue driving towards Aveiro.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local restaurant with excellent service and warm atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a visit on own to Vista Alegre Museum (not included), which includes entrance to the Factory's Manual Painting Atelier.
 
Enjoy a scenic drive along Costa Nova.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your private guided tour to Porto historical center.

We suggest
private guided visits to Stock Exchange, Lello Library and St. Francisco Church and a leisured walk at Ribeira Square.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Portugal: Porto Wine Excursion - 4 hours
Highlights
In this tour you’ll discover all about the wines from the city of Porto!

You will start the tour by doing a sightseeing tour from the port (located in Matosinhos) to the city center. After that, you'll visit the first winery with high quality of Douro wines for a Douro red and white wines tasting as an exclusive experience.

Then you'll visit a second Port Wine company (Real Companhia Velha) for another special Port Wine tasting. Real Companhia Velha is simply the oldest Port Wine company in Porto, established by a king in 1756. When this tour is finished you will return to Porto Pier.

What's included?
  • Private guided tour (4h)
  • Visit and wine tastings
  • Transportation
What's not included?
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Highlights of Porto (4 hours)
Highlights:
Take in the attractive surrounding with visit to the opulent Stock Exchange Palace and St Francis Church. Enjoy a port wine tasting at one of the famous riverside lodges in the pretty Riberia district.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Disembark your cruise ship in Porto. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para churchill lodge portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.
 

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para www.cockburnsMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, you will enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library and São Francisco Church (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)
Imagem relacionadaMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the distinguished wine lodges of Porto.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit, followed by a lectured wine tasting, to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories.
 
Next, enjoy a private visit and a lectured VIP wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, which company was founded in 1820.
 
The impeccable pedigree of its superb Vintage Ports represents the pinnacle of fine winemaking. The supreme quality benchmark set by these wines is present throughout the entire Graham's range of Ports. The keynotes are exceptional concentration and power, opulent richness, great poise and elegance as well as remarkable longevity.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a highly recommended restaurant born out of a wish to reflect the specific terroir of our wines, combined with the international and cosmopolitan flavor of Portuguese cuisine.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
At the end of your day, your chauffeur will take you back to your ship.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visits followed by Lectured Wine Tastings at selected Wine Lodges (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para casa da musica portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
Enjoy a tour of Porto escorted by an expert guide, including Stock Exchange Palace and the 14th century Gothic and Baroque construction of the São Francisco Church. You'll peek into the Lello bookshop, an exquisite landmark dating to the early 1900's.
 
Lunch (not included) at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour of Concert Hall (Casa da Música) and the Serralves Museum and walk through the gardens of its Foundation.
 
This world-class museum displays cutting-edge international contemporary art in a striking minimalist building by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira.
 
Like the Guggenheim, there is no collection permanently on display, with temporary exhibitions taking up the entire space, as well as that of the separate "Casa de Serralves," a pink Art Deco construction located in the surrounding formal gardens (which are magnificent and worth a visit in their own right).
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance fees at Stock Exchange, Lello Library, São Francisco Church, Casa da Música and Serralves Fundation (Optional).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para sinagoga portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham.
 
As the name Graham would suggest, Johnny's family has a background in the Port trade: his family owned Graham, one of the most well-known of the Port houses which was sold to the Symingtons in 1970. Churchill's Port grew from John Graham's desire to continue his family's Port making tradition by setting up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. Churchill's is today positioned in the industry as a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Company, specializing in premium Port and Douro Wine categories. You will be invited to a lectured wine tasting with some of their best wines.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para portoMeet your private chauffeur at the dock. Today, discover the city of Porto, second biggest metropolis of Portugal and one of Europe’s most charismatic cities.
 
During the morning, you'll indulge in a private visit to the largest wooden Port cellar in the historical area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
As you walk into the Lodge you’ll be surrounded by rows of barrels of all shapes and sizes. This is the largest collection of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar in Porto. This is where they age all our Ports and in particular this is the home of our Special Reserve Port. Founded in the earliest 19th the Cockburn’s & Co family built themselves a remarkable reputation for fine Vintage Port. The records at the London auction houses show that in the early twentieth century, Cockburn’s Vintage Ports commanded the highest prices of any Port house.  There you will have the unique opportunity to assist the coopers working real life on the barrels. Indulge in a premium lectured wine tasting including t Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny and Cockburn’s Vintage 2007.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at an informal and cheerful restaurant whit natural blend of the traditional and the modern. The cuisine, largely Portuguese inspired, is nevertheless influenced by travels abroad.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private guided tour to Porto earliest known Jewish quarter, built inside the old city wall, in what is now Rua de Santa Ana, close to Rua Escura and Largo do Colegio. It is still possible today to appreciate the mediaeval layout of these streets, not very far from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Follows a leisured walk at Ribeira Square, a private visit to Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace.
 
At the end of your tour, your chauffeur will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at Lello Library and Stock Exchange Palace (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Green Wine Region & Amarante (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para amaranteMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, discover the cities surrounding Porto.
 
You will visit the Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes in the Northwest of Portugal. These wines are produced exclusively in the native varieties of the region, preserving their typical flavors and aromas, so different in the world.
 
Enjoy a private visit to a charming estate dating back to the 19th century. Aveleda is a family-owned Wine Estate that combines tradition and innovation since its foundation, in 1870. Its wine cellar specializes in the production of white wines from different regions, adapted to different occasions. Enjoy a private premium lectured wine tasting.
 
Follows a drive to Amarante, a pleasant and picturesque small town located on the banks of the Tâmega River.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a one Michelin star restaurant within a Relais & Chateaux Hotel. A homely décor with style accompanies "fine dining" and a menu that compliments regional products and Portuguese cuisine.
 
Enjoy a leisure walk around the city center.
 
Drive direction to Guimarães where, with the assistance of your expert guide, you will enjoy a guided visit to the historical center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO with a private visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional); Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting at selected Wine Lodge (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para bragaMeet your private chauffeur and your expert guide at the dock.
 
First stop will be Braga, the country's religious capital since the 11th century and one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, with a number of impressive Baroque monuments, including one of the country's best-known sights, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary.
 
Upon arrival, enjoy a private guided tour to historical center with visit to Braga Cathedral, the oldest archdiocese in Portugal.
 
Follows a walking tour to Bom Jesus de Braga, a notable example of pilgrimage sanctuary with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 meters (381 feet). 
 
Next stop will be Guimarães, one of the country's most historic cities, and its World Heritage medieval streets with well-preserved monuments make it one of the most attractive places to visit in Portugal.
 
Upon arrival, time for lunch (not included) at a local restaurant, where you can savor the typical flavors of the Minho and Guimarães region.
 
The delicacies that can be savored are traditional of the region's cuisine, offering a personalized service characterized by its professionalism with the ability of giving their customers an unforgettable experience.
 
During the afternoon, with the assistance of your expert guide, visit to Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle. Walking tour to Largo do Toural and Largo das Oliveiras.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off at the dock.


Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Entrance Fees at Braga Cathedral, Bom Jesus de Braga, Bragança Dukes Palace and Guimarães Castle (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para santiago de compostelaMeet your private chauffeur at the port.
 
Departure to Santiago de Compostela, World Heritage by UNESCO and remarkable site of pilgrimage, is one of the world's most important pilgrimage routes since the early Middle Ages.
 
Upon arrival, escorted by your expert guide, enjoy a guided visit to the historic center and the Cathedral.
 
We suggest lunch (not included) in local restaurant.
 
At the end of your day, drive back to Porto and drop-off.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees: Guided visit to Cathedral's tribune and free visit to Museum of Santiago de Compostela (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Your journey begins with a stop on a charming family-owned wine estate, one of the best-known properties in the Douro and also one of the first to bottle wines with its own brand
 
This Wine Estate is mentioned for the first time in a document dated April 1738, where it is referred to as "the Pacheca" because it was owned by D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. However, it was only in 1903 that Dom José Freire de Serpa Pimentel decided to develop his interest in oenology, bought the property and began to devote to the winemaking business.
 
You will be warmly received by the owner of the estate. Enjoy a private tour through the cellars, followed by lectured wine tasting. Lunch (not included) will be served in the charming restaurant of the wine estate. The building, construction of the 18th century, is decorated in an authentic style, yet with modern conveniences, and offers a gourmet cuisine based on local products, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley and marvel yourself with the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the port.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para vale do douroMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the major historic Port houses, renowned for its great Vintage Ports, its fine old Tawnies and, since 2006, for its Douro wines.
 
Lunch (pre-set menu with wines), will be served at a private room with an intimate atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting and Lunch (pre-set menu with wines); Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para quinta do valladoMeet your private chauffeur at the port. Today, venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.
 
Drive towards one of the oldest and most famous wineries of the Douro Valley, with a longstanding reputation for its high-quality wines, belonging to the Ferreira family since 1818. Learn more about this fascinating history and enjoy a visit to the wine cellars followed by lectured wine tasting.
 
Along the Douro River, the estate, created in 1717, came to prominence under the hand of Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, a notable and fundamental figure in the Portuguese wine business.
 
After lunch, enjoy a private river cruise aboard a typical Rabelo boat.
 
Until the end of the 19th century, the Douro River was the main access route to the interior regions and the only means of importing foreign products. A difficult river and risky to navigate, there was only one type of boat that could overcome its natural obstacles, the Rabelo Boat. The robustness of the boat and the ability of the first crews made it possible to carry large barrels of wine above the river.
 
While tasting the Port, and with the help of a local guide, discover the green vineyards, stratified culture and stunning natural beauty of the Douro Valley.
 
Marvel at the beautiful slopes of the Douro Valley, heavily planted with vines, which offers breathtaking views of one of the most impressive man-shaped landscapes in the world.
 
Find your driver on the pier and enjoy a relaxed drive back to the ship.


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Private Visit to selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a Typical Rabelo Boat, with Wines and Regional Snacks, assisted by Local Guide.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para douro valleyMeet your expert chauffeur at the port. Today venture into an exclusive epicurean experience through the pristine and charming port wine region, the Douro Valley.
 
The Region of Douro starts approximately one hundred kilometers east of Porto, to the border with Spain. It covers approximately 250,000 hectares, of which 40,000 are under vine. The Port vineyards are planted along the steep, spectacular hills overlooking the River Douro and its tributaries. Generations of men and women have toiled tirelessly to build terraces into the rock face that created an impressive landscape of unequalled beauty where stifling hot, dry summers are followed by harsh, wet winters. It is the region’s characteristic poor soil and uncompromising Mediterranean-like climate which produces one of the most sought-after wines in the world, Port.

Stop at a charming, elegant and singular wine estate composed by 24 hectares with stunning vies over the Douro slopes. This property produces absolutely remarkable wines by treating its great terroir with the respect it deserves, and by the using the traditional methods updated in the light of the latest advances. Enjoy a private visit followed by a premium lectured wine tasting.  

Afterwards, your private chauffeur will take you to Pinhão dock where you will come aboard a vintage yatch where you will indulge an exclusive lunch (pre-set with wines). Lunch is served throughout the trip, on the deck, under the signature of remarkable Chef Rui Paula.

Find your driver on the pier then enjoy a relaxing drive back to the ship. 


Includes: Transportation - Full-Day by Deluxe Mercedes with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6-8 Hours); Private Visit to Selected Wine Estate followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Private River Cruise aboard a vintage Yacht Boat, with Lunch on board (Pre-set Menu with Wines), assisted by specialized crew.


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para coimbraMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
During the morning, enjoy an independent visit to Conimbriga, one of the great Roman archaeological finds in Europe and one of the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the ruins of Conimbriga on your own.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served in a restaurant that offers an informal atmosphere and sharing concept. Indulge in a "Market Kitchen", which uses the region's traditional products to create unique recipes, renewed four times a year, to the rhythm of the seasons.
 
After lunch, the journey continues to the historic center of Coimbra. Upon arrival, meet your expert guide and enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city, with a visit to the two cathedrals - the Old Cathedral (“SéVelha") and the New Cathedral (“Sé Nova").
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)
Resultado de imagem para aveiroMeet your private chauffeur at the dock and hit the road direction to Coimbra, one of Portugal's oldest cities and home to one of the world's first universities.
 
It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Today this impressive university is still one of the world's most illustrious and the city's biggest attraction. Surrounding it in the old town are fine old churches and narrow streets standing on a hill overlooking the Modego River.
 
Enjoy a private visit to the Old University.
 
Enter through the "Porta Férrea", dating from the 17th century, and continue towards a courtyard known as "Pátio das Escolas".
 
On the north side lays the buildings of the Old University, the east observatory, and the west the small university church.
 
Most impressive of all is the baroque style library, Biblioteca Joanina, one of the world’s most resplendent. It was built in the early 18th century with rooms rich in gilt and exotic wood, and lined with 300,000 books.
 
Continue driving towards Aveiro.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local restaurant with excellent service and warm atmosphere.
 
After lunch, enjoy a visit on own to Vista Alegre Museum (not included), which includes entrance to the Factory's Manual Painting Atelier.
 
Enjoy a scenic drive along Costa Nova.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide – Half-day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance Fees at Joanina Library and Coimbra’s Cathedral (Optional).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Porto at Your Leisure HD D&G (3 - 4 Hours)


Suggested Tour:
Meet your private chauffeur and expert guide at the dock and start your private guided tour to Porto historical center.

We suggest
private guided visits to Stock Exchange, Lello Library and St. Francisco Church and a leisured walk at Ribeira Square.

Ending the tour, your chauffeur will drop you off at the dock. 

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle with English Speaking Fluent Driver (3 - 4 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-Day at Disposal as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Driver and Guide Gratuities Included.

Note: 
  • Not feasible on Holidays;
  • According to restrictions related with Covid-19 implemented at the time of the booking, vehicle allocation may need revision.
Portugal: Porto Wine Excursion - 4 hours
Highlights
In this tour you’ll discover all about the wines from the city of Porto!

You will start the tour by doing a sightseeing tour from the port (located in Matosinhos) to the city center. After that, you'll visit the first winery with high quality of Douro wines for a Douro red and white wines tasting as an exclusive experience.

Then you'll visit a second Port Wine company (Real Companhia Velha) for another special Port Wine tasting. Real Companhia Velha is simply the oldest Port Wine company in Porto, established by a king in 1756. When this tour is finished you will return to Porto Pier.

What's included?
  • Private guided tour (4h)
  • Visit and wine tastings
  • Transportation
What's not included?
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Highlights of Porto (4 hours)
Highlights:
Take in the attractive surrounding with visit to the opulent Stock Exchange Palace and St Francis Church. Enjoy a port wine tasting at one of the famous riverside lodges in the pretty Riberia district.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions: 
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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AmaWaterways: AmaVida
Timeless elegance spills from the decks of the AmaVida, a ship that debuted on Portugal and Spain's Douro River in 2013. Rust and gold color schemes bring together the Douro's breathtaking sunsets and a sepia hue that conjures timeworn snapshots of the world's oldest demarcated wine region. Most staterooms feature balconies from which to enjoy views of terraced vineyards, as well as Entertainment on Demand, climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe. AmaVida's passionate chefs will treat you to exquisite, locally sourced cuisine paired with unlimited local wine and the region's signature Port as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner in the Main Restaurant cada noche.
Ship Statistics
Built Year
2013
Registry
Portugal
Built In
Portugal
Beam
37 feet
Ship Length
260 feet
Passenger Capacity
102
Number of Crew
38
Number of Staterooms
51
Number of Suites
2
Dining / Restaurants
1
Pool
Yes
Spa
Yes
Bars / Lounges
1
Fitness Center
Yes
Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.

Oceanview

Window Stateroom (E) $4,499
Window Stateroom
  • Category: E
  • Douro Deck
  • Square Feet: 161
Size: 161 sq.ft. Panoramic Window. Located on deck Douro. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library.
Window Stateroom (D) $4,798
Window Stateroom
  • Category: D
  • Douro Deck
  • Square Feet: 161
Size: 161 sq.ft. Panoramic Window. Located on deck Douro. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library.

Balcony

Balcony Stateroom (B) $6,398
Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: B
  • Lisbon Deck
  • Square Feet: 215
Size: 215 sq.ft. Balcony. Located on deck Lisbon. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library.
Balcony Stateroom (A) $6,698
Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: A
  • Pourto Deck
  • Square Feet: 215
Size: 215 sq.ft. Balcony. Located on deck Porto. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library.
Balcony Stateroom (C) Call for pricing
Balcony Stateroom
  • Category: C
  • Square Feet: 215
Size: 215 sq.ft. Balcony. Located on deck Lisbon. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library.

Suite

Suite with Balcony (Suite) $8,398
Suite with Balcony
  • Category: Suite
  • Square Feet: 323
  • Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Suite (S) Call for pricing
Suite
  • Category: S
Size: 323 sq.ft. Balcony. Located on deck Porto. Features: In-room temperature control, Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet, Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads, Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone, Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer, Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library, Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi, Desk and chair.
Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges of $224 are additional for all guests.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (Suite)
  • Suite (S)
  • Balcony Stateroom (A)
  • Balcony Stateroom (B)
  • Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • Window Stateroom (D)
  • Window Stateroom (E)
Pourto Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (Suite)
  • Suite (S)
  • Balcony Stateroom (A)
  • Balcony Stateroom (B)
  • Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • Window Stateroom (D)
  • Window Stateroom (E)
Lisbon Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (Suite)
  • Suite (S)
  • Balcony Stateroom (A)
  • Balcony Stateroom (B)
  • Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • Window Stateroom (D)
  • Window Stateroom (E)
Douro Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (Suite)
  • Suite (S)
  • Balcony Stateroom (A)
  • Balcony Stateroom (B)
  • Balcony Stateroom (C)
  • Window Stateroom (D)
  • Window Stateroom (E)