4 Nights in Lisbon and 5 Nights Cruising the Scenic Douro River

FROM ONLY 824 DOWN AND THEN JUST 353 PER PERSON PER MONTH*
WITH OUR CONVENIENT MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

*MONTHLY PRICING ESTIMATE IS BASED ON LOWEST-PRICED ROOM AND IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
Savor the Sights and Sounds of Portugal
trip highlights

4-Night Hotel During Lisbon Pride

5-Night Cruise including an Overnight in Porto

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Panoramic Douro River Views from Sun Deck

Sample Wines of the Douro Valley

Optional Biking Tour

Day 1 | June 26 | Lisbon, Portugal

Day 2 | June 27 | Lisbon, Portugal

Day 3 | June 28 | Lisbon, Portugal

Day 4 | June 29 | Lisbon, and Optional Sintra Excursion

Day 5 | June 30 | Bus Transfer Lisbon to Porto and board Rivership

Day 6 | July 1 | Porto, Portugal

Day 7 | July 2 | Regua and Vila Real, Portugal

Day 8 | July 3 | Salamanca, Spain included excursion or Optional Bike Excursion

Day 9 | July 4 | Ferradosa to Leverinho, Portugal

Day 10 | July 5 | Porto, Portugal

Day 1
Friday, June 26
Lisbon
Lisbon

Discover ageless Lisbon, a city famous for its hospitality and the way it welcomes visitors. Take in the historic center, the Baixa Pombalina, with its traditional shops and museums, and the lively streets of Chiado, with their eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional stores. All a short stroll from our conveniently located exclusive VACAYA Hotel, Brown’s Central.

Day 2
Saturday, June 27
Lisbon
Lisbon

Join us for Lisbon Gay Pride, officially known as Arraial Lisboa Pride. The celebration centers around the themes of freedom, diversity, and equality. Experience the unique Lisbon Pride Village and its vendor booths, bars, stages, DJs, and dance floors.

Day 3
Sunday, June 28
Lisbon
Lisbon

Lisbon Pride concludes today with light-hearted festivities. Spend the day exploring Bairro Alto, the hub of the local gay community and home to the city’s best gay bars. Thousands will descend on this electric neighborhood adorned in rainbow flags, feather boas, and beads to celebrate LGBT pride.

Day 4
Monday, June 29
Lisbon(Sintra), Portugal
Lisbon(Sintra), Portugal

Join us for this optional tour of Sintra, a delightful Portuguese town of extravagant palaces, opulent mansions, and the ruins of an ancient castle. Sintra, also known as “Monte da Lua” or Moon Hill, welcomes us with a variety of fascinating historic buildings and enthralling attractions. We’ll tour Sintra Village, a favorite spot of Portuguese Royal families of centuries past. We’ll also visit the National Palace, the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, inhabited more or less continuously from the early 15th century to the late 19th century.

The optional tour of Sintra is $149 per person and includes transfers, admission to the National Palace, and lunch. As a special BONUS OFFER, if you pay for your trip in full before December 24, 2019, this tour is yours for FREE!
Day 5
Tuesday, June 30
Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto
Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto

Join us for a light breakfast before checking out of the beautiful Brown’s Central Hotel. We’ll take a scenic drive to Porto, stopping for lunch along the way in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. Upon our arrival in Porto, we’ll proceed to the dock in Vila Nova de Gaia to board the Amalia Rodrigues. Once we’ve settled in, you can relax before enjoying a cocktail and meeting our crew. After dinner, join us for a night tour of Porto that includes a breathtaking view of the city lights reflecting upon the Douro.

Day 6
Wednesday, July 1
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal

After breakfast onboard, join us for a city tour of Porto, a charming riverside community whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its graceful bridges, baroque cathedrals, and romantic 16th-century buildings nestled together on narrow cobblestone streets. After our tours, we’ll return to our ship and spend the afternoon sailing along the Douro.

Day 7
Thursday, July 2
Régua & Vila Real
Régua & Vila Real

This morning, take a tour of the extraordinary Mateus Palace, a stunning baroque palace that was home to the last Count of Vila Real. Wonder at its pinnacled façade, grand stairway, richly appointed interiors, and priceless objects on display. Discover the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring cedar-lined walkways, exquisite sculpted hedges, and serene bodies of water. We’ll return to the ship for an afternoon of cruising, where you can relax in the pool up on the Sun Deck or unwind with friends and a drink in the lounge as we sail towards Spain.

Day 8
Friday, July 3
Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca, Spain

Today you’ll have a choice of excursions. Discover the ancient city of Salamanca, Spain – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will transport you back to the Middle Ages. Nicknamed La Dorada (The Golden One) for its sandstone buildings that appear to glow, Salamanca is a magical destination that boasts top-rate history, culture, food, and attractions. Tour the 13th-century Salamanca University and the “New” Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. Stroll through Plaza Mayor, featuring baroque architectural details, pedestrian-only streets, and sweeping arches.

For the more adventurous, choose a bike ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca’s old town, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor on your own. The bike excursion is an additional $75 per person.

Day 9
Saturday, July 4
Ferradosa to Leverinho, Portugal
Ferradosa to Leverinho, Portugal

This morning, we sail west along the Douro past some of the area’s picturesque terraced quintas (vineyards). See dramatic, sheer rock formations and graceful bridges and trestles along the way. We arrive in Ferradosa in the afternoon, a sleepy little town nestled among the terraced slopes of the Douro Valley in the heart of Port wine country. We’ll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pesqueira, two towns set among the vineyards in the Rio Torto Valley where you will have the opportunity to visit a quinta (wine cellar) before returning to the Amalia Rodrigues for our final afternoon of sailing.

Day 10
Sunday, July 5
Porto, Portugal

Enjoy one last breakfast onboard Amalia Rodrigues before disembarking. You’ll have the option of returning to Lisbon with our included transfer for your flight home/extra days in Lisbon or extending your stay in Porto.

LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
JUNE 26 – JULY 5, 2020
LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
4-Night Hotel During Lisbon Pride

Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new Croisi Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
5-Night Douro River Cruise

Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new Croisi Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
VACAYA Luxe Experience

Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new Croisi Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
Included Cruise Beverage Package

Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new Croisi Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

LISBON PRIDE AND DOURO VALLEY RIVER CRUISE
Included Cruise Excursions

Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new Croisi Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

What Makes a VACAYA River Cruise & Hotel Vacation Unique?
EXCLUSIVE/WELCOMING

The Ship and Hotel are All Ours and We’re Welcoming to All

There’s no other large-scale travel company on earth welcoming the entire LGBTQIAPK community. VACAYA charters entire ships and hotels so our travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, or simply relax… together. We create a warm environment where ALL who believe love is love are welcome and we make it easy to leave your cares behind and to focus on the fun!

SAVVY

VACAYA is Your Travel Savvy Companion, Making Sure Every Detail is Perfect

Having traveled to every corner of the globe, The Vacayans are your travel savvy companions and we understand what’s important to you – fun, friends, adventure, and clear timely communication. After all, this is your vacation and it should be a stress-free experience.

ONE-OF-A-KIND

We Make it Easy to Enjoy One-of-a-Kind Experiences

We’ll be in Lisbon for the Gay Pride Village, also known as Arraial Pride that takes place in the heart of the city. It is a combination of rallies, performances, and parties. The Vacayans will show you the best the city has to offer, including gay bar crawls, special exhibitions, and of course the Lisbon Gay Pride Village located in Terreiro do Paco – steps from our exclusive host hotel. Here you’ll find a selection of gay bars, food stalls, and an impressive line up of guest DJs, dance acts, bands, and special international guest appearances.

PARTY!

We Throw Welcoming Parties that Add to the Fun

Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA vacation is our parties. On our more intimate river cruise voyages, they’re more of the “cocktail” variety – a chance to let loose and get to know your travel mates. And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. And of course we will be heading out to many of the amazing Pride Parties in Lisbon so you can join in the fun with the locals, along with fellow cruisers!

ENTERTAINMENT

We Feature a Mix of Local Talent and the best in LGBT+ Entertainment

The LGBT press has said that VACAYA’s best kept secret is “the value of our entertainment.” And this cruise vacation will be no exception. We’ll expose you to highly authentic traditional cultural dance and music performances and we’ll mix in the best of Broadway and award-winning cabaret acts that are sure to please.

At VACAYA, we aim to create spectacular surprises that exceed what you’d expect from a typical vacation. VACAYA focuses entirely on our guests, creating memorable bespoke travel experiences to amazing destinations, with stellar entertainment, world-class hospitality, and endless fun.

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