Ralph Grizzle is currently sailing onboard AmaWaterways‘ AmaVida through Portugal’s Douro River Valley.
What’s on tap for today?
Today, we visited picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal, the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). There are more than 600 steps to ascend to the top – but fortunately we’d be starting at the top and walking down! It was still a very memorable experience. To think that the pilgrims who visit here actually go up on their knees…
Once we got to the bottom, we were rewarded with a tasting of local specialties before heading back to the AmaVida for some spectacular scenic cruising. We also crossed through several narrow locks that we could see right from the comfort of our balcony, but also from on deck, where the immense scale of the locks was apparent.
After passing under a very low bridge, we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of scenic cruising on the Douro River as we sail the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
About Our Douro River Cruise On AmaVida
This week, we’re traveling from Copenhagen to Portugal to river cruise along the beautiful Douro River. We’ll be cruising through the heart of the Duoro Valley, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its wine production. In fact, ours is a special wine-themed cruise on AmaVida, operated by AmaWaterways. Join us for an inspiring week in Portugal.