Oct 13, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Up to 85 guests
Price: Starting from $6,999 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The University of Chicago Alumni Association, The College of William and Mary Alumni Association

Activity Level
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Trip Overview

Savor enchanting vineyards, verdant landscapes, and tremendous cultural history on a seven-night river voyage through Portugal’s Douro Valley. Indulge in the region’s richly flavorful cuisine during private meals at vineyards, including a family-owned wine estate with centuries-old vines and strikingly modern cellars designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect. Cross into Spain on an exciting excursion to ancient Salamanca, UNESCO-listed for its extraordinary array of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments. Conclude with a full-day immersion in Porto’s architectural diversity and stunning gardens. An optional prelude is offered in Lisbon and nearby Sintra, with its extravagant palaces and fortresses atop lush hills.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 13: Departure
  • Oct 14: Porto, Portugal / Embark AmaDouro
  • Oct 15: Porto / Peso da Régua
  • Oct 16: Peso da Régua / Barca d’Alva
  • Oct 17: Barca d’Alva / Vega de Terrón, Spain
  • Oct 18: Vega de Terron / Pinhão, Portugal
  • Oct 19: Pinhão / Peso da Régua / Bitetos
  • Oct 20: Bitetos / Porto
  • Oct 21: Porto / Return


Per person double occupancy:

  • Cabins 109-114: $6,999
  • Cabins 101-108: $7,999
  • Cabins 317-320: $9,999
  • Cabins 201-216,218: $10,999
  • Cabins 305-316: $12,999
  • Cabins 301-304: $15,999

Single occupancy:

  • Cabins 109-114: $9,999
  • Cabins 101-108: $11,599
  • Cabins 317-320: $14,999
  • Cabins 201-216, 218: $16,999


  • Seven nights aboard AmaDouro


Optional Prelude: Lisbon & Sintra

Information coming soon


What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Busy pacing may include multiple hotel changes plus internal flights or long drives. May involve exposure to the outdoors, full days of touring, and walking up to two hours.

Study Leader(s)

Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures; Chair of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.