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A once in a lifetime experience awaits you! The 20 day River Cruise tour Douro, Basque Country and Bordeaux lets you explore some of the most beautiful sights Europe has to offer. From Lisbon in Portugal right through to Bordeaux, this package offers accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


Places you’ll see

  • Lisbon
  • Sintra
  • Coimbra
  • Peso da Regua
  • Pinhao
  • Barca de Alva
  • Burgos
  • Bilbao
  • San Sebastian
  • Bordeaux
  • Saint-Emilion



Tour highlights

Witness the magnificence of Portugal on an APT river cruise along the Douro River. Explore Basque Country as you drift down the winding waterways of Bordeaux, France – a heavenly conclusion to this extraordinary journey.



Tour itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lisbon
As you land in Lisbon, a driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Later this night, there is an organized Welcome Reception for all guests to attend.

Day 2 Lisbon
Exploring Lisbon can be a wonderful experience, starting with taking a ride on one of the city’s tramcars. Head to the Old Town and take in the sights before visiting the Jerónimos Monastery, which has been listed as part of the World Heritage sites and celebrates Vasco da Gama’s journey to India.

Day 3 Lisbon, Sintra
Take a journey to the captivating Park and Palace of Pena, where you can marvel at King Ferdinand II’s creative accomplishments.

Day 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship
Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the Portuguese cities of Coimbra and Porto. Once you board your river vessel, take some time to relax before feasting at a delicious welcome dinner while cruising along in the twilight.

Day 5 Porto
Make the most of your day and experience Porto at your own pace by taking a sightseeing excursion.

Day 6 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios
Enjoy a day of exploring Guimarães, an ancient and intact stronghold of medieval civilization. Afterwards, sail your way through the picturesque Douro Valley until you reach Entre-Os-Rios. Here, revel in the beauty of Quinta da Avelada, a renowned family vineyard that has been operating since the 1870s. Learn about their history while you wander through the gardens and don’t forget to savor some local wines and cheeses during a tasting session.

Day 7 Régua
Begin today by taking in the stunning sights as you sail to Régua on a sun-soaked journey. When you arrive, make sure to check out the Douro Museum to gain an incredible understanding of the culture of the Douro Valley wine area.

Day 8 Régua, Pinhão
Once you’ve finished your morning activity, why not embark on a journey to the town of Pinhão?

Day 9 Pinhão
Why not plan a visit to the Palacio de Mateus near Vila Real? Constructed in 1745, the palace provides an amazing glimpse into the lives of Portuguese elite. To make it even more memorable, why not indulge in a Captain’s Farewell Dinner while you’re there?

Day 10 Barca d’Alva
As part of your tour in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, you will have the chance to pay a visit to the historical castle ruins. Concluding your voyage, savor an amazing dinner aboard your vessel for one last night.

Day 11 Barca d’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Burgos, Bilbao
Take a journey to explore the captivating region of Basque Country. Begin your explorations in Salamanca and make your way to Burgos.

Day 12 Bilbao
Exploring Bilbao with a local guide, visitors will be taken on a journey through the vibrant city streets and end with a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum.

Day 13 Bilbao, San Sebastián, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Heading south along the coastline, plan to take a break in San Sebastián before journeying on to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Day 14 Bordeaux, Libourne, Saint-Émilion
Start your day off in Saint-Émilion by taking a morning cruise.

Day 15 Libourne, Blaye
For a leisurely afternoon, experience the beauty of Blaye with a cruise from Libourne.

Day 16 Blaye, Bourg
A visit to Blaye simply isn’t complete without taking a moment to admire the 17th-century citadel and its grand underground passages. Enjoy a leisurely stroll throughout the site and take in all it has to offer.

Day 17 Bourg, Pauillac
As you sail closer to Pauillac, Aquitaine’s vineyards come into sight. Make your way off your vessel and traverse through Médoc’s famed winemaking region.

Day 18 Pauillac, Cadillac
Choose your own destiny with our range of experiences. How you choose to spend your day is entirely in your hands.

Day 19 Bordeaux
As your time in Bordeaux draws to a close, why not celebrate with the captain’s farewell dinner?

Day 20 Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux.
Take the journey to the airport.



What’s included

Three Nights, Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz
Seven Nights, the MS AmaVida
Two Nights, Bilbao, Gran Hotel Domine
Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Expert tour and cruise directors

Luxury dining – a total of 47 meals
A wide range of onboard beverages

Additional Services
Experiences in 23 destinations
Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations

Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities


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