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For those arriving early for the FDI, accommodation in Madrid will be offered for August 29, 30, and 31 with Madrid city sightseeing. Prices will be available spring 2016.

KPES DAY BY DAY ITINERARY     September 1- 10, 2017

September 1, 2017 MADRID- Arrive Madrid, overnight hotel included.

September 2, 2017 SALAMANCA- Travel from the Spanish border to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as “The Golden City” for the distinctive patina of its centuries-old sandstone buildings. Salamanca boasts monumental churches, a historic university and a broad public square ideally suited for people watching. Flamenco Show & Dinner, overnight hotel (B, D)

September 3, 2017 VEGA DE TERRON -Morning sightseeing, and transfer to ship in Vega de Terrón (embark) (B, D)

September 4, 2017 BARCA D’ALVA (Castelo Rodrigo), Pinhão,−FEATURED EXCURSION: Castelo Rodrigo tour with wine tasting. Take a guided tour of the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo, a site that dates back to the 12th century. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner onboard your ship. (B,L,D)

September 5, 2017 PINHÃO−FEATURED EXCURSION: Port wine tasting at Quinta do Seixo. Travel from Pinhão up the steep streets to Quinta do Seixo, a prestigious and state-of-the-art Port wine estate. You’ll have an opportunity to sample some of their famous Sandeman Port and admire splendid views from the estate’s tasting room. (B, L, D)

September 6, 2017 RÉGUA (Lamego)−FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Douro Museum, Lamego walking discovery tour with wine tasting at a local quinta, Mateus Palace and Gardens, and dinner at Quinta da Avessada. Learn more about the river and local winemaking traditions during your time at the Douro Museum, then take a stroll through the picturesque town of Lamego. Indulge in a tasting of sparkling wine before touring Mateus Palace and its lovely gardens. Tonight, you’ll have dinner high above the river at Quinta da Avessada. (B, L, D)

September 7, 2017 ENTRE-OS-RIOS- (Amarante) −FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Quinta Aveleda visit with wine tasting and Amarante walking discovery tour. Take an excursion to Quinta Aveleda, famous for its gardens and its delectable Vinho Verde, which you are welcome to sample. Later, stroll through Amarante and discover the unique heritage bequeathed by the town’s patron saint, ranging from a beautiful Dominican monastery to a playful pastry. (B, L, D)

September 8, 2017 PORTO (Guimarães), Entre-os-Rios −FEATURED EXCURSION: Guimarães city tour. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of historic, UNESCO-designated Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital and the home of its first king, Don Afonso Henriques. (B, L, D)

September 9, 2017 PORTO−FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Porto city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour, and wine cellars of Cais de Gaia. A panoramic tour of dynamic Porto will show you the city’s top sites, including the 19th-century stock exchange building, the cathedral and a shopping street popular with locals, Santa Catarina. Or, you can choose to “Do as the Locals Do,” with a walking tour that features the beautiful tile-adorned train station and what could very well be the world’s most beautiful bookstore. After lunch, visit one of the city’s famed Port cellars. (B, L, D)

September 10, 2017 PORTO Disembark ship. (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

Updated Dec. 4/15

You may wish to join a KPES optional 2 days Lisbon. Details and pricing will be available shortly.

 

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