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Vida Portugal 2025 - Vineyards & Villages along the Douro

12 night Stay & Cruise from $8,639 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Stateroom
Flights are additional
Departs 16 Mar 25
Includes Savings up to $300 per couple

Sale Period

Sold by 31 May 24 unless sold out prior


12 night Stay & Cruise from
per person share twinin a Deluxe StateroomFlights are additionalDeparts 16 Mar 25Includes Savings up to $300 per couple

Vida Portugal 2025 - Vineyards & Villages along the Douro  

Introducing the all-new Avalon Alegria built exclusively to sail the spectacular Douro River, meaning ‘River of Gold’. You’ll discover why as you cruise along the world’s oldest demarcated Wine region which will reveal sloping vineyards, rustic villages, granite bluffs, ancient architecture and of course culinary delights and its legendary Port.

Before sailing, begin your vacation your way with a three-night stay in beautiful Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Enjoy guided sightseeing to see the city highlights, including Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Join an excursion to magnificent Palacio Nacional de Sintra. Stop in Coimbra for a city sightseeing tour before reaching Porto where you will board your Avalon Suite ShipSM to start a delightful river cruise across Portugal!

The River Douro takes you through some of the most renowned scenery in Portugal, resembling a blue ribbon winding through the verdant Douro Valley. The Douro, which means "River of Gold," lives up to its name as it reveals magnificent treasures throughout sloping vineyards and peaceful communities where untamed nature have been subdued for years to yield an abundance of wines and food. Experience the world's oldest demarcated wine region, the Douro, with its timeless treasures and traditions, family farms, feverish Fado music, and mouthwatering culinary masterpieces. Come along on board the newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite ShipsSM, the Avalon AlegriaSM.

In the city of Porto, set sail on your Suite ShipSM. Go on a guided tour of Braga and Guimarães or explore historic buildings, such as the Romanesque Interpretation Center. Take a guided tour through the quaint villages of Peso do Régua and Lamego, where you can experience a blend of historical landmarks and delectable tastings. Alternatively, visit an ancient farm in the Douro Valley and partake in the proud customs of wine and olive oil production. Go on a guided tour to Freixo de Numão, where the riverbanks are lined with granite homes and vineyards. Take into consideration an interesting guided excursion to Vila Nova de Foz Côa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the site of the amazing Côa Valley Palaeolithic discoveries. Take a look at Freixo de Espada à Cinta a charming village with winding lanes, flower-filled homes, and magnificent Gothic Manueline windows; alternatively, go for a guided sightseeing tour of Salamanca for a full day of Spanish culture. Experience a deeply moving encounter in the Portuguese city of Amarante.

Enjoy the picturesque mysteries of Porto's Historical Center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you make your way back to the city after your Douro River cruise. In Portugal's breathtaking Douro Valley, these and innumerable other treasures are waiting for you along the River of Gold.

Deal Includes:

 3 nights Lisbon Hotel including breakfast & sightseeing tours
Transfers Lisbon to Porto 
 7 night Avalon Waterways river cruise, your onboard inclusions:
 Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard including exclusive Avalon Fresh
 Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
 Select beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails during Happy Hour.
Specialty coffees, tea, and filtered water available 24 hours a day.
 Included excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
 Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
 Onboard local entertainment
 Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
 Gratuities and Port Charges
 Transfer from Ship to Hotel
 2 nights Porto Hotel including breakfast

Included savings of $300 per couple

Deluxe Stateroom Cat E 
From $8,639 per person share twin 
Deluxe Stateroom Cat D
From $9,089 per person share twin 
Panorama Suite Cat B 
From $10,739 per person share twin 
Panorama Suite Cat A 
From $10,839 per person share twin 

Price based on 16 March 2025 departure. 

Ports of call

Porto | Peso Da Regua | Pocinho | Barca D'Alva | Ferradosa-Leverinho | Porto

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Terms and Conditions

All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 06/05/ 24 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or deposit dates as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation, we recommend that you purchase a policy that includes cover around Covid-19. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. Hotels in certain destinations in Europe, USA and Asia may require local tourist taxes or resort fees payable at check in, We aim to give an indication of these where possible, but unfortunately you cannot pre pay this aspect of the hotel rate and must settle at check in. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. Vaccination and health requirements are the responsibility of the passengers, please note that most cruise lines require guests to be double vaccinated against covid-19 up to 14 days prior to cruise departure.

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Sale Period

Sold by 31 May 24 unless sold out prior


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