The Enchanting Douro River: Round-trip Porto Aboard M.S. AmaVida

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Lecturers
Nadine Orenstein
Metropolitan Museum of Art
K. David Jackson
Yale University
Michael Hornblow
Harvard University
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Tour manor houses and sample local varietals on a springtime cruise through Portugal's Douro River Valley.

Portugal's Douro River Valley, the birthplace of Port wine, boasts a rich cultural history and rustic charm. Cruise aboard the luxury riverboat M.S. AmaVida through verdant landscapes, stepping ashore to explore timeless villages and impressive museums and savor regional cuisine and wine.

In Porto, tour the contemporary art museum at Serralves before embarking AmaVida for a seven-night cruise. Admire Baroque architecture and Flemish tapestries in Lamego and cross the border to explore Salamanca, Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy exclusive dinners at a family-owned wine estate and a thousand-year-old monastery, then disembark in Porto for a private concert at Casa da Música, designed by Rem Koolhaas, and a vintage Port tasting.

Optional prelude in Lisbon, Portugal, and optional postlude in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

 
Program Rates From:
$5,999
Summary
• Discover exquisite architecture from Baroque to Art Deco to 21st century
• Visit family-owned vineyards for private meals and wine tastings
• Cross the Spanish border to tour Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Enjoy a tour and tasting of regional specialties in the hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo
• Conclude in Porto with an exclusive concert and a vintage Port tasting
Program Rates From:
$5,999
Summary
• Discover exquisite architecture from Baroque to Art Deco to 21st century
• Visit family-owned vineyards for private meals and wine tastings
• Cross the Spanish border to tour Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Enjoy a tour and tasting of regional specialties in the hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo
• Conclude in Porto with an exclusive concert and a vintage Port tasting

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