Price from AUD $10,345 per person twin share
Trip Code: EUPDCLM14
All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations
APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
Finest dining – a total of 29 meals
Complimentary beverages served on board*
Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
Return airport transfers, port charges and tipping
Day 1 Arrive Lisbon
On arrival in Lisbon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
Day 2 Lisbon
On a tour of Lisbon, ride on the city’s iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town. Discover the World Heritage-listed Jeronimos Monastery, a symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. Built in 1502 by King Manuel I, the monastery commemorates Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India. Later this evening, get to know your fellow guests during a delicious Welcome Dinner.
Day 3 Lisbon, Sintra
Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit Pena National Palace, set within a picturesque backdrop and take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before returning to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. During your final evening in Lisbon, you may wish to try one of the local restaurants.
Day 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Journey through Portugal’s rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city home to Portugal’s most famous university. After a tour and free time for lunch, continue to Porto. Board your river ship and after settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Seven Nights: the MS AmaVida
Day 5 Porto
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Explore Porto’s Old Town and delight in its 16th-century buildings, followed by a port wine tasting. Alternatively, journey to Matosinhos and visit a traditional restaurant for a cooking demonstration of local delicacies, or enjoy an active walking tour through the medieval streets of Porto and the old harbour quarter of Ribeira.
Choose your sightseeing. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 6 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting and private dinner.
Take a morning excursion to Guimaraes, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios.
Day 7 Entre-Os-Rios, Regua
This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Regua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region.
Day 8 Regua, Pinhao
Tour the ancient town of Lamego and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. You’ll then sample bola de Lamego, a specialty dish of the region. Alternatively, enjoy a visit to Quinta da Pacheca for a picnic with breathtaking views over the Douro River and Regua.
After you preferred sightseeing, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhao, where you’ll enjoy dinner later this evening.
Day 9 Pinhão
Visit Quinta da Roeda for a wine tasting, followed by a traditional family-style lunch.
Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Portuguese aristocracy. Enjoy time at leisure in Pinhao followed by the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 10 Barca D’Alva
Travel to the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo today. On a tour here, see the castle ruins, and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner this evening as you make the most of your last night on board.
Day 11 Barca D’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Madrid
Disembark in Barca d’Alva today and travel to the ancient city of Salamanca. During a tour, see the University of Salamanca and the House of Shells. Afterwards, continue to your hotel in Madrid, where you will be able to enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Stay: Three Nights: Madrid, Westin Palace Madrid
Day 12 Madrid
Enjoy a tour of Madrid followed by a Farewell Dinner featuring a range of tantalising tapas later in the evening.
Day 13 Madrid
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of delectable Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Otherwise, immerse yourself in Spanish art at the Prado Museum, including works from Italian and Flemish artists such as Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Alternatively you may wish to explore the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the world-famous Real Madrid Football Club.
Enjoy a choice of sightseeing activities in Madrid today.
Day 14 Depart Madrid
Be transferred to the airport.
2018 DATES & PRICES
|River Ship||Twin Share||
|May 26; June 23.||$10,345||$10,695||$12,145||$12,395||$12,745||$14,345||$14,695|
|Aug. 18; Sept. 15.||$10,445||$10,795||$12,245||$12,495||$12,845||$14,445||$14,845|
PLEASE NOTE: Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries. Solo traveller price based on Cat. E Panoramic Window Stateroom, please enquire for solo upgrade prices. See page 269 for deck and suite plans. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.
*Companion Fly Free Including Taxes: Offer includes airfare for one person. APT will pay air taxes of up to $300 for one person. Surcharges will apply if air taxes exceed this amount. Offer is available on selected tours.
General Information & Conditions: Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and saving amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 1 April 2017 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. For full itinerary details, departure dates, fares, suite upgrade pricing and all terms and conditions, please refer to APT’s Europe River Cruising 2018 brochure (Publication no. H5002). All fares are in Australian currency. Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification. A limited number of SuperDeal offers are available on all itineraries for new bookings only. SuperDeal offers are available until 31 August 2017 unless sold out prior. Limited suites/staterooms/rooms on set departures and subject to availability. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Only one SuperDeal Offer per person and cannot be combined with any other offer, unless specified. A non–refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within seven days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 31 October 2017. However, if fares increase and/or changes in ticketing requirements occur, the second deposit may be required earlier. Deposit amounts vary when booking an itinerary operated by Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, please enquire for details. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tour’s departure date.
Flight Offers Including Airfares: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) with Singapore Airlines depending on routing (or another airline of APT’s choosing). Flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth. Flights must be booked by APT. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges apply. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. All air is ticketed upon receipt of the first deposit. Any changes made after ticketing may incur an amendment and/or cancellation fee and, in some cases, tickets are non-refundable. Air taxes vary for each departure point and routing of airline and are subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Note that frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares.
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