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8 Days | Flavors of Portugal & Spain
Eastbound


PORTO TO VEGA TERRON

Day 1 | Embark. Porto, Portugal. Embark your luxurious ship in Porto. This evening, meet your fellow passengers. (B,L,D)

Day 2 | Porto. The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on a escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; 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 at Graham’s Winery. Prefer to get more active, you can hike to Graham’s Winery, offering magnificent views over the Douro River. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | Porto. Guimaraes. Visit Guimarães, one of the most historic towns in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Guimarães claims to be “the cradle of the nation” and boasts a historic center that is one of the most attractive and best preserved in all of Portugal. Later, enjoy a cheese and wine tasting at the Quinta de Avelada. (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Enter-os-Rios. Regua. Today, enjoy an excursion to the Palacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, artwork and hand-wooden ceilings. The exterior is equally stunning, with gardens that are among the most beautiful in all of Portugal. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Regua. Pinhao. Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which for the more active adventurer will want to hike. Concluding the walking and hiking tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as Bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Afterwards, you’ll go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Pinhao. Visit Quinta de Avessada and enjoy lunch here. Later in the day, go on an exclusive private tour of Quinta do Seixo’s wine cellars, learning about the Douro Valley’s centuries-old winemaking methods before sampling some of the wines. (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Vega Terron, Spain. Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and as far away as Spain. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline style windows. Prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Vega Terron. Disembark. Your cruise ends in Vega Terrón. (B)

Ask your Premier river cruise expert about adding a Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Package — 7-night cruise plus 3 nights pre-cruise in Lisbon and 3 nights post-cruise in Madrid.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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8 DAYS | PORTO TO VEGA TERRON
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