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The charming country of Portugal on both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic is one of Europe's top countries for both river cruises down the Douro River and Mediterranean cruises visiting Spain & Italy. Revel in Portuguese culture and rolling countryside filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. The historic city of Lisbon is famous for its unique Fado music, which was inducted into UNESCO's list of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage. Porto, with its famous Port wine, impressive baroque architecture, and an authentically medieval neighborhood, which has preserved its cobblestone streets and simple structures. Contact one of our Portugal travel experts for a free customized itinerary. 

10 Best Portugal Cruises for 2017

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10 Best Luxury Cruises to Portugal

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Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Port Wine & Flamenco - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEnjoy a luxurious 8-day cruise from Porto through the Douro region to Vega Terrón, Spain aboard the MS Amavida. Traverse the rich wine country, home to the Quinta de Avelada wine estate and 16th century fortress Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. And the historic pilgrimage site of Lamego hosts Nossa Senhora dos Remédios sanctuary & a Gothic cathedral.
Port Wine & Flamenco (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEmbark the luxurious MS Amavida for an 8-day wine-themed cruise along the Douro River from Porto to Vega Terrón, enjoying wine tastings and excursions in Portugal's best-known wine region. Stops include Entre-os-Rios, Régua, Pinhão, and Barca D'alva.
Lisbon to San Juan$540013RelaxedSail across the expansive Atlantic Ocean on this 13-day small ship cruise. Begin in the sunny port city of Lisbon, Portugal, and begin your journey across the ocean. Stop in Madeira and explore its lively markets before heading to your final destination of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Port Wine & Flamenco$454914RelaxedWine tastings & culture are at the center of this 14-day cruise from Portugal to Spain through the Douro Valley aboard the MS Amavida. Travel past vineyards, dramatic gorges, and steeply terraced hillsides as you visit important historical sites and learn about the ancient history of the region, including stops in Pinhão, Entre-os-Rios, and Madrid.
Malaga to Bridgetown$440014RelaxedVoyage across the Atlantic Ocean on this exclusive 14-day voyage. Begin in the enchanting city of Malaga and make your way to sunny Bridgetown, Barbados. Disembark to explore the colorful streets and lively culture of Spain's cultural Andalusia region before sailing to the paradise beaches of the Caribbean.
Port Wine & Flamenco (Wine Themed)$454914RelaxedAfter a luxurious stay in Lisbon, embark the MS Amavida for a 14-day wine lover's journey along the Douro River from Porto to Vega Terrón, Spain, followed by a 3 night stay in Madrid. Visit the vineyards and marvel at the dramatic gorges that characterize the regions of Tras-os-Montes and Entre-os-Rios.
Iberian Peninsula: Barcelona to Leixões$54959RelaxedOn this 9-day sailing adventure enjoy what the Iberian Peninsula has to offer. Visit Ibiza, Málaga, Cádiz, Lisbon, and Porto on this incredible cruise!
Western Europe: Bilbao to Lisbon$33956RelaxedCross off another goal from your bucket list and be a part of this exclusive 6-day adventure aboard the Sea Cloud ll. Clear your mind while you sit back and enjoy some exquisite destinations including La Coruña, Islas Cíes, Leixões and more!
Iberian Peninsula: Barcelona to Bilbao$797513RelaxedJoin the Sea Cloud ll on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure sailing around the Iberian Peninsula. Starting at Barcelona, and ending in Bilbao, Spain, explore the destinations of Ibiza, Málaga, Leixões, La Coruña, and more!
Bridgetown to Lisbon$540013RelaxedVoyage across the Atlantic Ocean on this incredible 13-day, once-in-a-lifetime offshore adventure aboard the SeaDream I. Enjoy an authentic sailing experience, embarking in Bridgetown, Barbados and traveling all the way to the historic city of Lisbon, Portugal. Head towards marvelous sunsets and vast horizons as you leave your stresses behind.

10 Best Douro River Cruises for 2017

Douro River
Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Porto and the Douro Valley$14666RelaxedAs you sail the Douro River on this 6-day voyage, you'll enjoy daily tours of some of the most enchanting spots of this region, such as Regua, Lamego, Vila Real, Braga, Guimarães, and more. Explore the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral or go for a night tour of enchanting Porto.
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$24778RelaxedThis 8-day cruise aboard the MS Gil Eanes takes you on a roundtrip journey from Porto, Portugal to historic Salamanca. Sample the wines of Vila Nova de Gaia and visit Vila Real's Manor Solar of Mateus. Roman, Arabic, and Christian influences can be seen in the architecture and folklore that highlight this region as well.
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$24278RelaxedJoin the crew of the MS Miguel Torga on this comprehensive eight day excursion from Porto to Salamanca. As you sail the Douro, you will see why Braga is nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal" and walk through the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus Manor. And no trip is complete without a wine tasting at the local vineyards.
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$20018RelaxedAboard the MS Fernao de Magalhaes, this 8-day roundtrip from Porto cruises east on the Douro River toward the beautiful town of Salamanca. You'll have chances to taste the local wines at Vila Nova de Gaia and tour the small town Vila Real, where Manor Solar of Mateus awaits your exploration.
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$19398RelaxedThe 8-day Douro river cruise aboard the MS Infante Don Henrique offers excellent opportunities to visit the treasures of Portugal and Spain. Most notably, you'll try the renowned wine of Vila Nova de Gaia and walk the beautiful gardens of Solar of Mateus Manor before reaching the colorful houses and ancient and new cathedral of Salamanca.
Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca$22398RelaxedGet to know the history, culture and traditions of Portugal and Spain, on this 8-day voyage sailing along the Douro River on the MS Vasco de Gama. From Porto, cruise east toward Salamanca, making stops in Braga, Regua, Vila Réal, Vega de teron, Ferradosa, Pinhao and Lamego, which you can tour via coach or on foot.
The Douro River$21618RelaxedSail the Douro River through Portugal and Spain on this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Vasco de Gama. Departing from coastal Porto, you will be immersed in the scenic beauty of Iberia as you visit quaint, traditional towns along the Douro, including Régua, Pinhão, Entre Os Rios, & Salamanca. Walking tours of these cities complement the natural beauty.
Porto, the Douro Valley, and Salamanca$17366RelaxedDiscover the "Porto wine road" as you sail along the Douro River on this 6-day cruise aboard the MS Fernao de Magalhaes. Nature and architecture are at the heart of this scenic tour of Portugal & Spain, which visits sites like the cathedrals of Salamanca, the Manor at Vila Real's Solar de Mateus, and daily excursions of local highlights.
Porto, the Douro Valley, and Salamanca$17256RelaxedJoin the MS Miguel Torga on an exceptional 6-day voyage up the Douro River. Starting in Porto, discover breathtaking views and landscapes across the Douro Valley, as you make your way to Salamanca, Spain and back. This incredible cruise features cultural sites, charming villages, and incredible sunsets.
Port Wine & Flamenco - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEnjoy a luxurious 8-day cruise from Porto through the Douro region to Vega Terrón, Spain aboard the MS Amavida. Traverse the rich wine country, home to the Quinta de Avelada wine estate and 16th century fortress Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. And the historic pilgrimage site of Lamego hosts Nossa Senhora dos Remédios sanctuary & a Gothic cathedral.

Portugal Travel Guide

Portugal Highlights
The charm and flavor of Portugal is not one you will soon forget! As you cruise the Douro River or the Portugal coast, you will experience the customs and traditions of these Iberian towns.
  • Porto is the country's major port city and also the departure point for many of our cruises; here, you'll find 16th century buildings, Baroque churches, and charming streets for an evening stroll.
  • Lisbon, the capital city, is another coastal town considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful cities; home to Castle of São Jorge and other sites over 400 years old.
  • Régua, Pinhão, Trás-os-Montes, and Vila Real have gained acclaim in Portugal as being among the finest wine-making regions in all of Europe, which is a staple part of several of our elite wine-tasting tours.
Many of our featured cruises also cross into neighboring Spain, visiting cities like the culturally rich Salamanca and other top destinations along the Douro River.

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