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2017 Itinerary

14 Day Itinerary (Lisbon > Madrid)

  • Tour Code

    EDLM

  • Departure City

    Lisbon

  • Duration

    14 Day

  • Return City

    Madrid

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Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • Emerald Star Ship EXCLUSIVE to Evergreen Cruises & Tours
  • The services of an Evergreen Cruises & Tours and Tour Director
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
  • 7 nights on a luxury European river ship
  • 3 night stay in Lisbon
  • 3 night stay in Madrid
  • Explore 8 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • City Tour of Lisbon
  • Visit a local wine estate
  • Tour of Salamanca
  • Coa Valley pre-historic museum
  • Tour of Lamego
  • City tour of Porto including wine caves
  • City tour of Madrid

you’re invited

  • Local dinner at a Douro Valley wine estate
  • Cocktail making lesson on board

dining highlights

  • 27 superb meals including 13 Full Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D), 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Captain's Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising
  • Day 1 Arrival Lisbon

    Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon has captivated visitors for centuries. The amazing vistas reveal the city in all its beauty: Roman and Moorish ruins, white-domed cathedrals, grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes. Today check into your hotel, and later in the evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink and reception.
    Three Night Stay: Lisbon

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Lisbon sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour of Lisbon including Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoverers. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to visit other highlights such as the St George's Castle.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Lisbon

    Day at leisure in Lisbon.

    Discover More: Excursion to the medieval hilltop town of Sintra (extra expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 Lisbon to Porto

    Travel north along the Atlantic coast and visit the country’s historic capital of Coimbra en route to Porto. Embark on your Evergreen Cruises & Tours river cruise ship and be welcomed by your captain and crew as you settle into your stateroom or suite. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board while cruising past the illuminations of Porto which are lit up on both the city and the Nova Bank.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Porto – Pinhao

    Today enjoy a full day sailing the windy turns and twists of the Douro Valley. A UNESCO world heritage site this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages and typical communities working vineyards and small farms. Your Cruise Director will host a lecture on board showcasing the history and wine culture of the region. Perhaps join a painting class of local mosaic tiles which typically depict traditional motives. Later this afternoon arrive in the village of Pinhao which is situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Pinhao - Vega de Teron

    Today visit the marvelous baroque village of Lamego, where history stands still. Visit the remains of a Roman sanctuary and battlements. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing to Vega de Teron, your gateway into Spain. You’re Invited: Join your barman for a lesson on how to make cocktails using port wine on board.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Salamanca

    Founded in Roman times, the city of Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the seat of the Spanish language, and still a lively student town. With its grand squares and medieval structures, a walking tour here is more like stepping back in time. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. Board your coach this morning in Vega de Terron and travel to this beautiful golden city with plenty of free time to explore independently before returning to the ship later this afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Pocinho

    This morning arrive in the picturesque village of Pocinho and embark on an excursion to the Coa Valley Museum. This impressive concrete structure details pre-historic stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro, which were uncovered during the construction of the nearby dam. Later return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Regua. You’re Invited: This evening dinner will be hosted at a local winery estate.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 Regua

    Wake up this morning in the former roman settlement of Regua. Visit the Douro Museum for a look at wine making in the region.

    Discover More: Guided excursion to the Mateus Palace (extra expense) guests on this option will not be able to attend the included tour of Regua

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 Porto

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Its most famous export is of course fortified wine, and the hillside across from the city centre features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia. Sample the local fair in one of these specially adapted wine cellars and learn about the long adapted craft of creating port.

    Discover More: Excursion to Guimaraes (extra expense)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Disembarkation - Madrid

    After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to Madrid. Spain's central capital is a city of expansive boulevards and large manicured parks and gardens. Many works of great Spanish artists are housed in its museums and galleries such as the Prado, and being the home of salsa, its lively nightlife and dancing culture is centred around the beautifully designed Plaza Mayor. Meet your Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
    Three Night Stay: Madrid

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 12 Madrid

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid including the 17th century Austrian quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the Royal Palace. After an afternoon at leisure, tonight is an included dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13 Madrid

    Today is a full day at leisure to enjoy the city's beautiful gardens or perhaps visit the Bernabeu home of Real Madrid, or the Bullring.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 14 Madrid

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person