Logo Kerstin's Deaf Travel VRS: 561-452-5480

Home  |  Deaf Cruises & Tours  |  Pictures from our Past Deaf Cruises & Tours  | 
Contact Us  |  Sponsorship  |  Links  |  VRS: 561-452-5480

Spain & Portugal Land & River Cruise

AMAWATERWAYS - AMAVIDA

April 17-30, 2021

land tour and river cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service



Madrid

Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral, Madrid
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)

Porto

Porto
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)

Sintra

Pena Palace, Sintra
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)

Balem

Tower of Balem, Lisbon
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)

Palacio De Mateus, Pinhão

Palacio De Mateus, Pinhao
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)

Prices include all of the following:
    • Deluxe accommodation onboard the AmaVida
    • Port charges
    • Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner onboard the ship
    • Unlimited wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard the ship
    • Pre-dinner cocktail hour with wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks onboard the ship
    • Bottled water in each ship cabin every day
    • Farewell Cocktail onboard the ship
    • Sightseeing, wine tastings, and bus transportation as shown in the itinerary below
    • WiFi during the cruise
    • hotel accommodation, breakfast, and sightseeing during the land tour as shown below
Map
(Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS)



April 17 MADRID, SPAIN
Arrive in Madrid, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time.
April 18 MADRID
Enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain’s capital since the Spanish Golden Age and now its
largest city, a place with broad avenues, grand museums, stately gardens and lively tapas
bars. Known for its historic districts, art, music and epicurean delights, Madrid is a
cosmopolitan metropolis with a vibrant nightlife scene. The city’s top landmarks include
the elaborate Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel,
Plaza Mayor and such renowned art galleries as the Prado Museum and Centro de Arte
Reina Sofia. (B)
April 19 TOLEDO EXCURSION
You'll visit the walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient
capital of Spain. The city is a treasure trove of artistic riches that once inspired
Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, with its winding streets and well-preserved medieval
architecture. As part of your guided tour, you will visit the Cathedral of Toledo (one
of the world's greatest Gothic structures) as well as the Synagogue Santa Maria La Blanca
in the Jewish Quarter. (B)
April 20 MARDRID - SALAMANCA - VEGA TERRON - EMBARKATION
Depart Madrid for an excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the
center of Spain's Castilla y Leon region. Your guided city tour includes the university
buildings, Salamanca Cathedral and the uniquely adorned House of Shells. Later, you will
be transferred to Vega de Terron to board your river ship. (B,L,D)
April 21 BARCA D'ALVA - PINHAO, PORTUGAL
Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the "White Village" because of its almond trees. The
site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Join a walking tour through its
medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facade and
Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to
the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds,
cheese, bread and wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhao. (B,L,D)
April 22 PINHAO
Embark on a leisurely walk to the charming Pinhao Railway Station, a stunning train station
along the Douro Line, one of the most iconic rail journeys in Portugal. The station's main
building is revered for its 25 tile panels, all in shades of blue, that depict scenes from
the Douro region. Afterward, enjoy an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you'll
enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. The warm,
spirited hospitality of this family-run quinta is quite special as you will discover.
Several family members play in a band, and while dining, they will entertain you. Quinta de
Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of
wine in the Alto Douro region, so you'll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine
production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Later in the day, a wine tasting will be
waiting for you in a local quinta. (B,L,D)
April 23 REGUA
Begin your day with a tour of the 18th-century Palacio Anadia, or Palace of the Counts, known
for its beautiful interior and stained-glass windows. Later in the day, you have a choice of
two excursions. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to
one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
(Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). For active adventurers, you can hike up the famed Lamego
Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. (B,L,D)
April 24 REGUA - ENTRE-OS-RIOS
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro from Regua to Entre-Os-Rios. This will be followed by a
traditional "home-cooked" meal at a local quinta. (B,L,D)
April 25 ENTRE-OS-RIOS - PORTO
Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising on your way to Porto, then join a guided tour of Porto's
historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see the Cathedral, one of the city's
oldest monuments; the main square, ringed with shops and cafes; and the Sao Bento Railway
Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history.
You'll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal's most renowned contribution to the world of
wine. For a more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter,
passing through the medieval streets of Porto; afterwards, indulge in a Port wine tasting.
(B,L,D)
April 26 PORTO
Enjoy a day at leisure. (B,L,D)
April 27 PORTO - DISEMBARKATION - LISBON
After disembarking your ship, take a motorcoach ride through the Portuguese countryside. Stop
in Tomar and visit the castle of the Knights Templar, the walls of which envelop the elaborate
Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 12th century boasting spectacular
frescoes and azulejos (iconic blue painted tiles). Afterward, continue to Lisbon to check
into your hotel. (B)
April 28 LISBON
One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Lisbon sprawls across several hills along the Tagus
River. Your city tour includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll see the fortified
Belem Tower and visit the spectacular Jeronimos Monastery, a late Gothic-style structure.
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, perhaps to
visit the Castle of Sao Jorge or the Santa Justa Elevator that overlooks the castle, the
river and Rossio Square. (B)
April 29 EXCURSION TO SINTRA
Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the most picturesque mountain villages
in Portugal, a former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and a source of
inspiration for Lord Byron and generations of other artists and poets. Your guided tour
includes a visit to the Pena Palace, a fairytale castle situated high on a rocky peak,
followed by free time. (B)
April 30 DEPART LISBON
Your journey comes to an end. Hotel check-out. (B)

B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner


BOOK BY JULY 30, 2020 AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $250 PP DBL OCC
Land & River Cruise Category E*, Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.: sold out
Land & River Cruise Category D*, Panoramic Window, 161 sq. ft.: $5,894.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category B, Balcony, 215 sq. ft.: $7,194.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category A, Balcony, 215 sq. ft.: $7,494.00 per person
*close to the water line

Ready to join our beautiful Spain & Portugal Land and River Cruise Tour in 2021?
Click on the button below to request the booking papers and
become part of our Community of Happy Deaf Travelers.


MS AMAVIDA: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, tips, round trip air from the U.S. etc. The full deposit payment of $450 per person double occupancy is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation ($900 per cabin). Flight arrangements are offered by AMAWATERWAYS and can be booked through Kerstin's Deaf Travel. A passport, valid for 6 months beyond the completion date of your travel and an ETA are required. Appropriate physical fitness is required since the tour includes walking at each stop. Minimum group size: 20 guests, maximum group size: approx. 40 guests.

Contact Kerstin's Deaf Travel to book your Spain & Portugal Land & River Cruise vacation by sending an e-mail to kerstin@kerstinstravel.com




Home  |  Deaf Cruises & Tours  |  Pictures from our Past Deaf Cruises & Tours  |  Contact Us  |  Sponsorship |  Links

Kerstin's Deaf Travel has used reasonable efforts in creating this website. We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy and completeness or currency of the posted information. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions. All information is subject to change at any time but we make no commitment to update the information. We do not guarantee an error-free website. Therefore, we can not be held liable for its content. The content and images of this website can not be copied without the permission of Kerstin's Deaf Travel. Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST37804.

© Kerstin's Deaf Travel 2020, All rights reserved