DONALD WOODARD

Woodard Luxury Travel

Soulful Experience Douro River Cruise - Portugal and Spain 2025

Nov 11, 2025 to Nov 21, 2025
Portugal
  AmaWaterways 

SOULFUL EXPERIENCE - ENTICING DOURO RIVER CRUISE PLUS 3-NIGHT LISBON STAY

 

Experience Portugal on the beautiful Douro River with Woodard Luxury Travel as we embark on the brand new AmaWaterways AmaSintra for an epic 7-night roundtrip journey from Porto, Portugal. Explore the history of the Black and African diaspora in Lisbon and throughout Portugal along the breathtaking Douro River. Discover the African heritage and culture in Lisbon. Be treated to exclusive Brazilian and African food tastings as well as authentic Portuguese cuisine and Port during two shoreside dinners at local wine estates known as quintas. Be moved by the mournful sounds of fado music. And above all else, revel in the special feeling that comes from cruising alongside like-minded travelers with a shared heritage and experience.

Begin this journey with an 3-night 5 star hotel stay in Lisbon, Portugal, including city tour, daily breakfast, and so much more!

 

 

What's included in this trip:

  • 3-night stay at the Intercontinental Lisbon* (or similar), including city tour, Royal Sintra excursion with Pena National Palace visit and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from your hotel in Lisbon to your ship in Porto
  • All fine dining on board, as well as two authentic Portuguese meals on shore
  • Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Dinner, Captains Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Guided excursions including historic walking tours, guided hikes and tastings of Port and local delicacies
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Well-equipped fitness room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey
 
What's not included:
  • Travel protection (Highly recommended)
  • Airfare (can be added to the trip)
 

Itinerary:

Day 1, November 11: Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Check-In

Day 2, November 12: Lisbon, Portugal

 
“City of Seven Hills” tour

Day 3, November 13: Lisbon, Portugal

 
Royal Sintra excursion with Pena Palace visit

Day 4, November 14: Lisbon and Porto, Portugal

Transfer via motorcoach to Porto; Tomar Castle visit, River Cruise Embarkation, Free evening 

Day 5, November 15: Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

 
Lunch at a local quinta

Day 6, November 16: Regua and Pinhao, Portugal

 
Mateus Palace and Gardens visit; Local quinta wine tasting

Day 7, November 17: Vega Terron, Spain

 
Salamanca excursion

Day 8, November 18: Barca d'Alva and Pinhao, Portugal

 
Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare; Quinta de Avessada dinner

Day 9, November 19: Regua, Portugal

 
Lamego tour and Bôlas tasting
⠀⠀OR Holy Staircase hike and Bôlas tasting
 
Day 10, November 20: Porto, Portugal

“City of Bridges” tour with Port wine tasting
⠀⠀OR Porto hike with Port wine tasting
Free afternoon

Day 11, November 21: Return Flights Home

After breakfast and heartfelt farewells, you will disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for return flights home. Be sure to tell everyone how much you enjoyed this trip and get prepared for the next vacation with Woodard Luxury Travel!

 
 

 

Cancellation policy:

All itineraries are subject to the cancellation policy of AmaWaterways or if you purchase trip insurance you are subject to their policy. If you would prefer to purchase trip insurance, please let Woodard Luxury Travel know prior to booking and we will adjust the pricing to include the insurance.

Available Packages

Cabin - Category A
Available until August 5, 2025

$6,429.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Outside Balcony 
Porto Deck
215 sq. ft.
3 night accommodations in Lisbon
Port charges
Double Occupancy

Cabin - Category B
Available until August 5, 2025

$6,129.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Outside Balcony 
Lisbon Deck
215 sq. ft.
3 night accommodations in Lisbon
Port charges
Double Occupancy

Cabin - Category D
Available until August 5, 2025

$4,429.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
3 night accommodations in Lisbon
Port charges
Double Occupancy

Cabin - Category E
Available until August 5, 2025

$4,130.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Panoramic Windows
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
3 night accommodations in Lisbon
Port charges
Double Occupancy

Extra Options

Travel Protection
Available until August 5, 2025

$0.00

More Information:
 
Contact Woodard Luxury Travel for a price quote

Airfare
Available until August 5, 2025

$0.00

More Information:
 
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Single Supplement
Available until August 5, 2025

$0.00

More Information:
 
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