Day Seven: End Of A Voyage & Our Wrap Up Of Our Douro River Cruise On AmaVida

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Our journey along Portugal’s Douro River has come to an end. Watch the video above for our concluding thoughts, and click the links below for a recap of our voyage on a wine-themed river cruise aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida. Day 1 – Embarkation in Porto Day 2 – Touring Porto, Then Cruising To Entre-os-Rios Day 3 –… [Read More]

Video Review: What’s It Like Cruising CroisiEurope’s Botticelli For $175 Per Day Per Person?


Exploring CroisiEurope’s Botticelli — in Video Take our guided tour of CroisiEurope’s Botticelli as we sail through the majestic landscapes of France — aboard a European river cruise line that arguably knows Europe like the back of its hand. There’s good reason for that: Headquartered in Strasbourg, CroisiEurope boasts nearly four decades of experience in operating voyages along… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 6 – Castelo Rodrigo, Scenic Cruising & Quinta da Avessada


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida along Portugal’s Douro River. What’s on tap for today? After breakfast, tour Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop. See 16th-century walls and walk down very narrow and steep medieval streets. Among the sights is the Chafariz dos Pretos in the… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 5 – Salamanca Flamenco Show, Rejoining AmaVida in Barca d’Alva


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing Portugal’s Douro River onboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida. What’s on tap for today? Drive to Salamanca for a full day tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the center of the Castilla y León region of Spain. During your guided city tour, you will see the University buildings, the Salamanca… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 4: Shrine Of Our Lady Of Remedies & Scenic Cruising On The Douro


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways‘ AmaVida through Portugal’s Douro River Valley. What’s on tap for today? Today, we visited picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). There are more than 600 steps to ascend to the… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 3 – Timelapse On The Douro & Visiting Mateus Palace


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaVida. What’s on tap for today? Cruise to Régua this morning and enjoy a tour of Palacio de Mateus and its gardens, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes just outside the city of Vila Real. Later, visit the Sandeman Company’s impressive visitors’ facility and winery, Quinta do… [Read More]

AmaVida Day 2 – Touring Porto & Dinner In A Monastery


Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways‘ AmaVida. Today’s video vignette of our cruise along the Douro River features a morning tour of the city of Porto and dinner at a monastery. Transcript: Our morning began with a tour, and that’s one of the things I appreciate about AmaWaterways. The tours are included, so you… [Read More]

Cruising Portugal’s Douro River, Day One: Boarding AmaVida In Porto

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Transcript from Day One: Boarding AmaVida This morning we woke up early, made coffee, fed the cat, locked the door to the apartment, twice — we always do that, double-checking, forgetful as we are. We got in a taxi, went to the train station, traveled to Copenhagen airport and flew to Geneva. There, a surprise:… [Read More]