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2025 Douro River Cruise Plus Lisbon & Northern Spain Land Tour

2025 Douro River Cruise Plus Lisbon & Northern Spain Land Tour

Starting from Starting from: $10928 $10528 * / per person

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  • 19 Nights / 22 Days
  • Avalon Alegria
  • 7 Night River Cruise Plus 12 Night Globus Land Tour Travel to Lisbon, Portugal & Return from Barcelona, Spain

Countries: Portugal & Spain

Rivers: Douro River

Like a blue ribbon threading thru the green Douro Valley, the River Douro carries you thru some of Portugal’s most legendary landscapes. There’s much to toast as you explore the sparkling seaside from Lisbon to Barcelona on this mostly coastal tour of Portugal & Northern Spain with visits to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the Famous seaside resort of San Sebastian, Onto Pamplona, the legendary Calle Estafeta where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place. – AND, make a beeline to the delicacies of each country, from the zesty paella of Spain to the sweet port wine of Portugal. Cheers! Salud!

Tour Dates & Managers:

May 18 – June 8, 2025 * Tour Manager: Cliff Nakamura

Day 1 – SUNDAY, MAY 18 – HONOLULU – Departure flights to Lisbon.


Day 3 – TUESDAY, MAY 20 – ARRIVAL LISBON, PORTUGAL – “Very Noble and Always Loyal” – Welcome to Portugal. Transfer to your Lisbon Hotel – and time to shake off the “Travel-Ness” and prepare for your upcoming adventure.

Day 4 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 – LISBON – PORTO (EMBARKATION): Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Porto is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join an afternoon guided optional culinary tour if arriving early today. Experience some of Porto’s most famous sights and most delectable dishes with regional wine. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. (B, D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

Day 5 – THURSDAY, MAY 22 – PORTO – PORTO ANTIGO. EXCURSION BRAGA & GUIMARÃES: DISCOVERY: INTO the walls of the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque with an introduction to its symbolism & architecture; an excursion & exclusive visit to an iconic monastery of the Romanesque era – with entrance to a XIII century church & sounds of Gregorian Chant; OR: CLASSIC INTO world of Celtic history & Cesar Augustus world – 5 roads diverged to form an empire : a full-day guided tour of Braga & the Castle and San Miguel church in Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at one a wine farms & enjoy a tasting – famous pastries en route to Régua. (B,L,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO ANTIGO

Day 6 – FRIDAY, MAY 23 – PESO DA RÉGUA: DISCOVERY: ONE of the oldest farms personal tour by the owner of the house, including an olive oil and wine tasting, OR CLASSIC walking tour of the charming town of Régua – with its religious architecture, narrow streets, beautiful tiles, and stained-glass window of Casa do Douro; onto Lamego: the cathedral, a delicious tasting of bola de Lamego & sparkling wine. PLUS free time in Pinhão: artisanal markets for woven textiles, terra cotta creations, and culinary delights, OR an optional excursion “liquid gold” at a traditional olive-oil mill. TONIGHT: optional Portuguese dinner hosted by the local farmers. (B,L,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PINHÃO

Day 7 – SATURDAY, MAY 24 – POCINHO: A relaxing cruise to Pocinho. DISCOVERY Visit Vila Nova de Foz Côa at the eastern terminus of the Douro Railway line.- complete with prehistoric rock art, including the most important collection of Paleolithic figurations known today; enjoy a hands-on workshop guided by an archaeologist OR CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Freixo de Numão, a charming village nestled in nearby mountains, filled with vineyards and granite houses & Roman, Medieval, & modern ruins. (B,L,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BARCA D’ALVA

Day 8 – SUNDAY, MAY 25 – BARCA D’ALVA. EXCURSION TO SALAMANCA: CLASSIC AM guided tour to a remote village Freixo de Espada à Cinta village in the Douro International Natural Park, home to majestic birds of prey, OR CLASSIC A taste of Spain – a full-day to Salamanca. A Spanish city: stunning streets & squares, featuring Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, & “Plateresque” architecture. Taste the Spanish delicacy, tostón asado (traditional roast suckling pig). (B,L,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN FERRADOSA

DAY 9 – MONDAY, MAY 26 – FERRADOSA – LEVERINHO. EXCURSION TO AMARANTE: Morning sailing, a professional painter will guide you thru the process of painting an azulejos (traditional Portuguese tile) a piece of Portugal’s tradition. OR join an onboard pastry demonstration. CLASSIC Guided tour of Amarante – set by the great Serra do Marão mountain & the Tâmega River, flowing thru the heart of the city & sites lining the riverbanks. Later, feel the passion of Portugal’s soulful Fado music with local musicians on board. Enjoy a scenic sailing to Porto for a free evening to explore the city. (B,L,D); OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LEVERINHO

DAY 10 – TUESDAY, MAY 27 – PORTO: Ancient Charm Meets Avant-Garde: ACTIVE Enjoy the wharfs of the Douro River and the coastal magnificence of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, on a bicycle and accompanied by a professional biologist tour guide, OR; CLASSIC Join a guided sightseeing tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue your experience with a ride to the riverside city of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern charms of Porto – from ancient avenues to avant-garde graffiti street art, OR: This afternoon, you may choose to join in a guided optional excursion such as a scenic canal cruise on the Aveiro (Venice of Portugal) or explore a family-owned factory to witness the Portuguese art of cork and barrel production. Perhaps simply spend time strolling through Porto’s cobblestone lanes, lovely shops, and tempting tapas bars this afternoon before experiencing the energy of Porto’s buzzing nightlife. (B,L,D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORTO

DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 – PORTO (DISEMBARKATION): Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning; TRANPORT TO LISBON, PORTUGAL HOTEL At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

DAY 12 – THURSDAY, MAY 29 – LISBON: Lovely Lisbon LISBON Guided sightseeing includes Jerónimos Monastery and cloister, a photo stop at Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. TOUR HIGHLIGHT: The stunning capital city of Portugal is a treasure trove of historic and architectural masterpieces. Lisbon is home to the 16th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, with its 100-foot façade featuring images of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady of Belém. See the 16th-century Belém Tower, which served as a fortress but also as an embarkation point for sailors and was their last sight of land before the start of their journey. Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to great Portuguese explorers with a spectacular carved prow of an ancient ship. (B)

DAY 13 – FRIDAY, MAY 30 – LISBON–FÁTIMA–PORTO: Panoramas & Port Wine FÁTIMA Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. PORTO Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River. See the Church of São Francisco and visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange. LOCAL FAVORITE: You’re invited to the home of the most internationally recognized Porto wines at the magnificent Wine Cellars. Here, taste centuries of tradition in a glass of Port wine in the city that bears its name. Saúde! 217 mi/ 350 km (B)

DAY 14 – SATURDAY, MAY 31 – PORTO–VIGO, SPAIN–LA TOJA ISLAND–SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Spectacular Spain Scenic drive along the coastline en route to Vigo. VIGO Take a walking tour of the historic district. LOCAL FAVORITE:– LA TOJA ISLAND See the church covered with seashells SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Dinner at a local restaurant. 199 mi/ 320 km (B, D)

DAY 15 – SUNDAY, JUNE 1 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: The cathedral with the relics of St. James the Apostle; TOUR HIGHLIGHT: Santiago de Compostela is one of the world’s most revered pilgrimage destinations since the Middle Ages. Today, faithful pilgrims embark on the Way of St. James with a walk on the Camino de Santiago each year, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Here, the tomb of St. James the Apostle is housed within the cathedral’s extraordinary Romanesque architecture. (B)

DAY 16 – MONDAY, JUNE 2 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA–LUARCA–OVIEDO: Cider House Rules LUARCA Enjoy free time .OVIEDO Guided sightseeing = a panoramic drive + walking tour of the Old Town. LOCAL FAVORITE: Oviedo is home to a number of cider houses, serving the traditional drink that is a sign of eating well in this fruitful region. The art of pouring cider releases its aromas. Bottoms up! 217 mi/350 km (B)

DAY 17 – TUESDAY, JUNE 3 – OVIEDO–SANTANDER–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN: Artists & Ambassadors SANTANDER Free time for lunch. BILBAO: Take a guided tour of Guggenheim Museum en route to San Sebastian. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao founded in 1997. It was designed by architect Frank Gehry & hailed as one of the most important buildings of its time -Spectacular structure of titanium, glass, and limestone. 249 mi/400 km (B, D)

DAY 18 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 – SAN SEBASTIAN: Basque Country SAN SEBASTIAN Guided tour of the Parte Viejo Old Quarter. Free time this afternoon and evening. FREE TIME TIPS: Framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides San Sebastian has undeniable allure. From its elegant and modern promenade to the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town, there are a myriad of opportunities to enjoy your time in the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea.” (B)

DAY 19 – THURSDAY, JUNE 5 – SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA: PAMPLONA: walk thru the Calle Estafeta, then lunch w traditional tapas & Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant. SARAGOSSA walk = Plaza of Our Lady of the Pillar. LOCAL FAVORITE: Best known as the narrow cobblestone gauntlet where the running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona, Calle Estafeta – a haven for tapas & wine ay Restaurante Basaburua. 162 mi/ 260 km (B,L)

DAY 20 – FRIDAY, JUNE 6 – SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA: Barcelona Boulevard with walking tour including the Old Town’s Barri Gòtic + a stroll down La Ramblas. TOUR HIGHLIGHT: CULTURAL GEMS Stroll in the footsteps of Picasso through the historic heart of the old city of Barcelona. Indulge in the tradition and tastes of 2,000 years in the Gothic Quarter. Take in the charm and captivating history with a walk down the tree-lined avenue of La Rambla amid the terraces and street performers on Barcelona’s famous thoroughfare. 193 mi/310 km (B)

DAY 21 – SATURDAY, JUNE 7 – BARCELONA: Legendary Landmarks BARCELONA A guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona this afternoon. Join a farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. TOUR HIGHLIGHT: CITY SIGHTS a Look at Barcelona’s landmarks & legendary sites: Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña; Sagrada Familia Basilica, & panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. (B,D)

DAY 22 – SUNDAY, JUNE 8 – BARCELONA – HONOLULU: Your land tour ends this morning; RETURN FLIGHTS TO HONOLULU.


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Package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Honolulu, 7 Nights River Cruise, 12 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Meals and Sightseeing as indicated on Itinerary, All Transfers, Taxes & Fees

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