Join Herb Reisenfeld on a spectacular 10 night tour, including 3-nights in Lisbon and a 7-night cruise on the Douro River. We will be visiting beautiful towns and cities in both Portugal and Spain. Our journey begins with a 3-night stay in a deluxe hotel in Lisbon. On our escorted tours, we will see Belem Tower, a fortified limestone structure, and visit the Gothic Jeronimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. We will also taste atypical Portuguese pastry, Pastéis de Belém, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal`s greatest maritime explorers.
On our next day in Lisbon, we will have a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the royal family for more than 500 years. We will tour Pena National Palace, a wonderful fairytale castle. After our stay in Lisbon, we will board our high-speed train for Porto, where we board the beautiful AmaDouro, built especially for the Douro River, and having her inaugural season starting in 2019. For the next 7 nights, we will visit all of the delightful places along and near the river.
On board the AmaDouro, you will find deluxe cruise accommodations in finely appointed balcony staterooms. Stateroom appointments include white-on-white plush bedding, terry robes and slippers, and high-quality bath products. Staterooms contain an Entertainment-on-Demand center, with complimentary high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, an extensive music library, and TV stations in English.
Le Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining experience features all meals on board, including exquisite multi-course dinners and bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets. Both lunch and dinner feature complimentary unlimited hand-selected red and white wines from Europe`s great wine regions, beer and soft drinks are also complimentary. Bottled water, complimentary cappuccino, coffee, and tea are available 24 hours per day.
In addition, you will find included guided shore excursions in every port, including Special Interest Tours, hiking, and bike tours. Onboard entertainment includes lectures, theme dinners, music performances, and afternoon/evening music, as well as a daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour, with complimentary wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks. We will have the services of a professionally-trained Cruise Manager throughout our cruise and land stay in Lisbon. Enjoy all of this and so much more on this memorable journey.