Book & Deposit by October 31st to Save Up to $500


The Enticing Douro, Coimbra and Lisbon

August 8 – 19, 2017 

Our April 2016 Rhine River cruise went so well we agreed to an encore performance in 2017!

I cordially invite you to join us next year on a 13 day/11 night cruise and tour of northern Portugal, sailing 7 nights on the beautiful River Douro aboard the 106 passenger vessel M/S AmaVida. The cruise will feature all The Good Life Wine Collective’s Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines.

After the cruise we disembark the ship in Porto, and start a southbound tour to medieval Coimbra, home to the nation’s haunting fado music, stopping in miraculous Fatima before arriving in Lisbon for three final nights. Comprehensive sightseeing is included and a special private dinner is arranged for us in Portugal’s beautiful capital city.

Tracy McArdle, our General Manager, will be the ship’s wine host, conducting 3 tastings and a paired dinner utilizing the best of our Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines.

More importantly, together we’ll explore the towns and villages along the Douro; Porto city and the upriver villages of Regua, Pinhao, Barca d’Alva, Vega Terron and Bitetos. Portuguese wineries, called quintas, are both excellent and fascinating, producing magnificent dry reds in addition to renowned Ports that long ago captured the world’s attention. Vinho Verde, the crisp Portuguese dry white wines will impress and refresh you. Along the way experience you’ll hear flamenco and Fado, see extraordinary castles, palaces, iconic cathedrals and taste enough exquisite wine to last a lifetime.

For complete information visit: then contact Georgia Shoemaker at Expanding Horizons by email or call 1-714-988-6408. Feel free and recommend this special holiday to friends or relations you believe will enjoy a vacation dedicated to food and wine.

Please note that we have extended the deadline for the early bird registration discount of up to $500 to Monday, October 31st.

We look forward to seeing you in Porto next summer!