Dates: April 16 - April 24, 2018
Total Duration: 9 days
Cost: From $5,999 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Vehicle: M.S. AmaVida
Tour Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad
Region: Western Europe
Portugal's Douro River Valley, the birthplace of Port wine, boasts a rich cultural history and rustic charm. Cruise aboard the luxury riverboat M.S. AmaVida through verdant landscapes, stepping ashore to explore timeless villages and impressive museums and savor regional cuisine and wine.
In Porto, tour the contemporary art museum at Serralves before embarking AmaVida for a seven-night cruise. Admire Baroque architecture and Flemish tapestries in Lamego and cross the border to explore Salamanca, Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy exclusive dinners at a family-owned wine estate and a thousand-year-old monastery, then disembark in Porto for a private concert at Casa da Música, designed by Rem Koolhaas, and a vintage Port tasting.
Optional prelude in Lisbon, Portugal, and optional postlude in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.