Take a River Cruise in Portugal on AMADouro

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Sailing the Douro: A Journey Through Portugal's Wine Country with AmaWaterways

The Douro Valley in Portugal should be on your travel bucket list. The terraced vineyards clinging to the impossibly steep hillsides, the charming riverside towns, and of course, the world-renowned Port wine, all promised an unforgettable experience. Often sold out, you need to reserve the opportunity to explore this region with AmaWaterways on their "Enticing Douro" itinerary in advance, but it is the perfect way to go.

Luxury on the River

The AmaDouro will be your home for the week; a marvel of modern design and comfort. A balcony stateroom offers stunning views of the passing scenery on this Douro River Cruise, and the public areas were spacious and inviting. Even with a full capacity of passengers, the ship doesn't feel crowded. The service is impeccable, with friendly and attentive staff catering to your every need.

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Porto: City of Bridges and Charm

The journey begins in Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. You can wander the Ribeira district, a maze of colorful houses lining the Douro River. Visit to a Port wine lodge, where you can learn about the production process and enjoyed a tasting of this fortified wine - a highlight for many. The city's iconic Luís I Bridge, a majestic double-decker structure spanning the river, makes for a dramatic backdrop to your explorations.

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Wine and Wonder in the Douro Valley

You'll sail up the Douro River, the landscape becomes increasingly breathtaking. Rolling vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, punctuated by traditional quintas, the estates where Port is produced. During your cruise you can visit several quintas, where you'll meet the passionate winemakers and learn about the unique terroir of the Douro Valley. Of course, every visit includes a tasting, allowing you to sample a variety of Ports, from ruby reds to vintage reserves.

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Beyond the Vine: Unveiling Hidden Gems

The Douro Valley offers more than just wine. In the charming town of Régua, you can stroll along the lively waterfront and marvel at the panoramic views. A visit to the village of Pinhel takes you back in time, with its well-preserved medieval castle and narrow cobblestone streets. A surprise highlight is the UNESCO-designated city of Salamanca in Spain. You will be dazzled by the golden sandstone architecture of its historic center, a true feast for the eyes.

A Culinary Adventure

No trip to Portugal would be complete without indulging in its delicious cuisine. The AmaDouro excells in this area, with its main restaurant offering a delectable mix of regional specialties and international favorites. Every meal is a culinary adventure, featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and impeccable presentation. Evenings are often spent enjoying a pre-dinner drink in the lounge, accompanied by live music and lively conversation with fellow passengers.

A Perfect Blend

The AMA Waterways Douro River cruise perfectly blended luxury with exploration. You will be pampered onboard while also having the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the culture, history, and, of course, the wine of this beautiful region. If you're looking for an unforgettable way to discover the Douro Valley, I highly recommend setting sail with AmaWaterways. You'll be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery, the warm hospitality, and the delicious flavors that await you on this unique river journey.

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