September 26–October 6, 2015
Explore Madrid and Salamanca, then continue to Vega de Terrón to board AmaVida for a one-week river cruise. Visit the fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. In Lamego, discover the spectacular pilgrimage church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. Tour the manor house of the Mateus family. Other highlights include an afternoon at a quinta (wine-producing estate) for a tasting of port and an after-hours visit of the Museo do Douro in Régua. Conclude in Porto and tour its colorfully tiled façades and Rem Koolhaas-designed Casa da Música. Optional Lisbon postlude.
Traveling with You: Dita Amory, acting associate curator in charge and administrator of the Robert Lehman Collection. Explore her 82nd & Fifth episode, "Originality," about the master draftsmanship of Rembrandt's drawing The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci.
Land/Cruise Rates: from $4,995
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Above: Sunrise over Old Oporto, Portugal