GRUB, GRAPES AND THE GREAT ESCAPE … TO PORTUGAL!
April 14-21, 2020
Join wine educator, Toni Harris, on a 7-night Douro river cruise aboard the AmaVida.
April 14 – Porto
April 15 – Porto
Porto city tour and Port wine tasting OR Porto hike and Port wine tasting
April 16 – Porto & Entre-os-Rios
Free time & Special dinner at local quinta
April 17 – Régua
Lamego excursion OR Lamego Steps hike
April 18 – Régua & Pinhão
Excursion to Mateus Palace and Gardens & Local quinta wine tasting
April 19 – Pinhão
Pinhão train station hike & Lunch at Quinta de Avessada
April 20 – Vega de Terrón
Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare OR Castelo Rodrigo hike with tasting of regional fare
April 21 – Vega de Terrón
EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Toni will provide impromptu and pre-planned wine education opportunities throughout the cruise, exclusively for members of her group. Specific details to come.
Itinerary subject to change.
Included Cruise Features:
Spacious accommodations in river-view stateroom or suite – most staterooms offer balconies
Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
Cocktail Reception and Captain’s Gala Dinner
Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Guided shore excursions in every port including Special Interest and hiking tours
Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
Services of a professional Cruise Manager
Cruise cabins are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit of $650 per person is required to make your reservation – $450 of this deposit is non-refundable. Final payment is due by Jan. 5, 2020.
Pricing below is per person, based on double occupancy and includes port charges of $189 per person.
OPTIONAL LAND PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
Pre-cruise program in Lisbon includes:
3 nights at the Intercontinental Lisbon (or similar)
Lisbon city tour
Royal Sintra excursion with Pena National Palace visit
Tomar Castle visit
Transfer from the hotel in Lisbon to the ship in Porto via motorcoach
From $900 per person, double occupancy.
Post-cruise program in Madrid includes:
Transfer from the ship in Vega Terrón to Madrid via motorcoach
3 nights in Madrid at the Westin Palace (or similar)
Madrid city tour
From $900 per person, double occupancy.
If you would like to join Toni in Spain after your cruise, please contact us for more information.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
TONI HARRIS is a fun, vibrant and approachable wine educator who takes learning about wine to whole new levels.
If you don’t already know and love Toni, here is a bit more about her, in her words:
“I love wine. I love to drink it, teach it, tell its story, discover its depths and reveal its secrets. I also love to help people figure out why they love to drink wine and how they can become their own “wine whisperer.”
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to wine in France at the age of 19, but I didn’t realize how deep my obsession with wine had become until I found myself moving from Texas to Oregon – all because I tasted the Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. Ever since then, and for the past nine years, I have been enhancing my skills as a wine educator.
Now, I am traveling to Portugal on another wine adventure where I can share my passion and knowledge with you! When you travel with me, you can expect to make new friends, taste new wines (hint: not just dessert wine!), laugh until your sides hurt, and feel a sense of understanding creep in around this mysterious thing called wine.
I believe that – just as each person has a story – every glass of wine has a story, too. I look forward to sharing many stories with you!”
Toni is currently living her dream life in Oregon where she gets to talk about wine all day, and then go home to her amazing husband, wicked smart toddler, and sweetest rescue dog ever.
Roundtrip airfare, optional land programs and gratuities are additional. Travel Protection is available; please ask us about your protection options. PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE vessel fuel surcharges; passport and visa fees; baggage fees; travel, health, accident or other insurance; vaccinations; laundry; additional food and beverages; optional excursions; gratuities or other items or services of a personal nature. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40. V19FEB08SI