Exclusive Wine Cruise Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise) Aug 10 - 17, 2024

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Hosted by Andres Basso & Rodrigo Gonzalez, Owners & Winemakers, Lynfred Wines, Roselle, IL

Lynfred wines are created by Chilean-born winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez. As an urban winery, our winemakers source the best fruit from vineyards in Washington, California, Illinois, Michigan, and Chile. Lynfred believes in gentle processing and minimal handling and procedures. Ultimately, the best fruit, cared for under the best conditions in the cellar transforms into a supreme delight when processed, aged, and blended in their signature style and is unique to the Midwest. No other winery in the region can boast the variety of wines made in-house that Lynfred offers under Andres’ and Rodrigo’s tutelage.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Douro

Land near a river, and naturally protected by mountain ranges, inspired winemakers to plant vineyards along the Douro, but wild landscapes and nutrient-poor soil made this an extremely difficult task. The birthplace of port wine would simply not exist today if it hadn’t been for the centuries of determined winegrowers who laboriously carved rows of vines into the steep, dramatic terrain.

Their efforts proved worthwhile. Angled, rocky terrain just so happens to be ideal for the growth of grapes. Over the years, the magnitude of the Douro Valley wine region has grown remarkably and it is now divided into three parts. Our Enticing Douro itinerary cruises through all three sub-regions, giving you a taste of Northern Portugal’s famous ports and table wines.

Overview Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

CRUISE FROM : Porto to Porto

Special Wine Hosts:

April 19 - Markus Niggli, Borra Vineyards, Lodi, CA

August 9 - Gerry & Mick Wilson, Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula, CA

November 15 - Tamara McAllister, Mitchell Wine Group, Portland, OR

Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey through the wonderfully scenic Douro River Valley. It is one of Europe’s most pure and unspoiled rivers decorated with deep cleft gorges, lush vineyards, and sleepy fishing villages. Begin in the capital of the North, Porto, and continue to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of the Castilla y León region. Travel inland and on to the beautiful countryside of the Trás-os-Montes Region to visit the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 14th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your vacation in historic Porto.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain

RIVERS: Douro

Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise) At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
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Itinerary is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule provided with your final documents.

Included Features Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

  • Special Interest Tours

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with pool
  • Fitness room
  • 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
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Guided hikes
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Dates & Prices Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise)

EMBARK August 10
7-NIGHT CRUISEPortoPorto
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 3 NIGHTS LISBON PRE-CRUISE
Category E
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category D
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$380 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category C
French Balcony
Porto Deck
161 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$1,651 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck
Category B
Outside Balcony
Lisbon Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,413 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Lisbon Deck
Category A
Outside Balcony
Porto Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,794 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck
Suite
Outside Balcony
Porto Deck
323 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$4,954 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck

Notes:

ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise price)C$285 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for LandC$600 per person.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, include port fees and are based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offers are valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, optional land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.

Ships Enticing Douro (Wine Cruise)

AmaDouro

The AmaDouro, sister ship to the AmaVida, brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 102-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq. ft.Learn more

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