September 26–October 6, 2015
Begin in Madrid with the Prado and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. See Salamanca, city of golden sandstone, before boarding AmaVida in Vega de Terrón. Visit the fortified Portuguese village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and enjoy a wine tasting at a local quinta (wine-producing estate). Other highlights include the hilltop pilgrimage church of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Lamego and an after-hours tour of the Douro Museum in Régua, dedicated to the history of this ancient wine region. Conclude in Porto, with its eclectic architecture from the Romanesque to the twenty-first century. 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.
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Above: Sunrise over Old Oporto, Portugal