Yale-loginlog in

Yet_rivers_bg The Enchanting Douro River: Round-Trip Porto Aboard MS AmaVida

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.

K. David Jackson

Kenneth David Jackson is professor of Portuguese at Yale University. He specializes in Portuguese and... more>>