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2026 Flavors of Portugal & Spain Solar Eclipse Cruise

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COUNTRIES: PORTUGAL, SPAIN
RIVERS: DOURO

EXPERIENCE THE 2026 SOLAR ECLIPSE & SAIL THE DOURO WITH THERESA

Set sail in Porto, the beautiful "City of Bridges" and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rambling vineyards and charming quintas, which cling to the steep sides of the river.
 
Taste wines from these vineyards and discover the timeless traditions of Portuguese winemaking throughout your journey.
 
Visit Castelo Rodrigo, the “White Village”; enjoy an immersive lunch at a quinta in Pinhão; see Lamego, one of Portugal’s most important pilgrimage sites; and marvel at a centuries-old Portuguese monastery.
 
Historic places, unspoiled beauty and distinctive wines are yours to enjoy as you savor Spain and Portugal's flavors!

FLAVORS OF PORTUGAL & SPAIN SOLAR ECLIPSE CRUISE
7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM VEGA DE TERRÓN TO PORTO
w/additional Madrid eclipse package 
and optional Lisbon

Tuesday, August 11, 2026 - Friday, August 14, 2026

Madrid, Spain


Spend 4 nights pre-cruise in Madrid with transportation to and from Segovia for eclipse viewing on Wednesday, August 12, 2026 - Details TBD. 

Saturday, August 15, 2026

Vega de Terrón


Board the AmaVita rivership and we'll meet in the lounge, have some free time to explore, then enjoy our first cocktail hour, followed by our first multi-course dinner.

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Sunday, August 16, 2026

Barca D’alva – Pinháo, Portugal

Venture to Castelo Rodrigo, known as the “White Village” 

because of its almond trees. The site offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.

 

Join a walking tour through its medieval streets and see the houses and establishments with 16th­ century façade and Manueline­style windows. If you prefer a more active adventure there, you can hike up to the town. At the end of both tours, enjoy a tasting of local favorites, such as almonds, cheese, bread and wine. Later in the day, cruise along the scenic Douro to Pinhão.

Monday, August 17, 2026

Pinháo

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 da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. The warm, spirited hospitality of this familyrun 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.

 

Later in the day, a wine tasting will be waiting for you in a local quinta.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2026

Régua

Discover the Baroque magic of Mateus Palace and gardens. Later in the day, you have a choice of two excursions. Your first option is an excursion to ancient and picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies).

 

For active adventurers, you can hike up the famed Lamego Steps, also known as the Holy Staircase. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2026

Régua­ Entre-os-Rios

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Douro from Régua to Entre­-os­-Rios. This will be followed by a traditional “home­cooked” meal at a local quinta.

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Thursday, August 20, 2026

Régua­ Entre-os-Rios - Porto

Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising on your way to Porto. The second largest city in Portugal, this coastal destination is home to iconic historic landmarks, impressive cuisine, and, of course – Port wine.

 

In the afternoon, enjoy a tasting of Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine and sample its rich flavors.

Friday, August 21, 2026

Porto

 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. 

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Saturday, August 22, 2026

Porto

Bid farewell to the ship in Porto and prepare for your flight home. 

Or, continue on with an optional post-cruise land package in Lisbon.

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