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7-Day ~ Portugal and Spain Knitting Cruise (Apr 2026)

Ama Waterways

Flavors of Portugal & Spain

Start Date:

April 18, 2026

End Date:

April 25, 2026

Flavors of Portugal & Spain ~ Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto - Embarkation
Arrival Date: April 18, 2026
Departure Date: April 18, 2026

Board your river ship for your Flavors of Portugal & Spain cruise.

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Day 2 - Porto - City of Bridges tour OR Porto hike Port Wine Tasting
Arrival Date: April 19, 2026
Departure Date: April 19, 2026

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 São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. For the more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbor quarter, passing through the medieval streets of Porto. In the afternoon, you’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine.

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Day 3 - Entre-os-Rios - Lunch at local quinta
Arrival Date: April 20, 2026
Departure Date: April 20, 2026

Entre-os-Rios translates to “between the rivers,” and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the Tâmega and Douro rivers. For an authentic slice of Douro River life, enjoy a traditional “home-cooked” meal at a local quinta.

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Day 4 - Regua - Mateus Palace & Gardens Excursion
Arrival Date: April 21, 2026
Departure Date: April 21, 2026

Discover the Baroque magic of Mateus Palace and Gardens. Inside, gaze at the beautiful 16th- to 18th-century furnishings that decorate the palace, as well as the distinctive paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. Hear the tale of Mateus Rose Wine and spend some time exploring the palace’s magnificent gardens, considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal.

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Day 5 - Regua - Lamego city tour and Bolas tasting OR Holy Staircase hike and Bolas tasting
Arrival Date: April 22, 2026
Departure Date: April 22, 2026

Venture to the town of Lamego, where you’ll see the “Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies” on a city tour or climb the 686-step “Holy Staircase,” beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, to the top on a guided hike. Whichever excursion you choose will conclude with a tasting of local specialties such as Bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; Presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhão, where a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta.

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Day 6 - Pinhao - Pinhao train station hike Quinta de Avessada lunch
Arrival Date: April 23, 2026
Departure Date: April 23, 2026

Embark on a leisurely walk to the charming Pinhão 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 de 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.

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Day 7 - Pinhao - Barca d Alva
Arrival Date: April 24, 2026
Departure Date: April 24, 2026

Begin the day with a scenic cruise through Pinhão on the way to Barca d’Alva. Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and as far away as Spain. Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th-century facades and Manueline-style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine

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Day 8 - Vega de Terron - Disembarkation
Arrival Date: April 25, 2026
Departure Date: April 25, 2026

Disembark your cruise in Vega de Terrón.

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