Wine and Dine along the Douro

Travelling to Europe is like stepping back in time. The stunning cities, bridges and homes were built when craftsmanship was king. Long before television, phones and other modern day distractions, life was lived at a slower pace and beauty was praised over mere function. It is a wonder to behold and a feast for the senses. For many years train travel was the best way to go, but thanks to major innovations in cruise ship design, there is now an entirely new and much more luxurious way. I believe that a life well lived must include at least one trip to Europe and would like to help get you there.

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Imagine yourself settling in to your Balcony stateroom aboard the luxury AMA Vida, champagne in hand. After spending 3 nights in a beautiful hotel in Lisbon, Portugal you were effortlessly whisked away to the port to embark on a 7 day cruise through some of the most stunning waterways in the world. You unpack your bags, throw open the curtains and step out onto your own private balcony. This will be your home for the next 7 days. Each morning you will awake to a breathtaking new view, each day you will explore a new and exciting place, and each night you will unwind with wine tastings, theme dinners, live music and the gentle breeze of river cruising, finally returning to your own private suite. The world will present itself to you while you dine in style and toast to new memories and friendships.

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Our friends at Ama Waterways have developed an incredible trip for you through the Douro Valley. They invite you to spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.

Book by Oct 15 and receive $1500 off per couple with Dartmouth Travel. Join Kim Pullen from the BC winery Church and State and she escorts this April 01 sailing. If you can imagine yourself there, and believe that travel is the best gift to give to yourself, please call Faith at Dartmouth travel to make it happen. (902) 407-4567.

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