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Explore the top-rated Portugal small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Lisbon, Portimao, Porto, Regua, and Vega de Terron, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Portugal small ship cruises start at $1,530 for a trip of 6 to 29 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Portugal small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Porto Cityscape, Portugal
$3,399
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Flavors of Portugal & Spain - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amavida
  • Explore Porto's historic old town
  • Taste Portugal's wines
  • Visit Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
  • Hike through Vega Terron, Spain
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your adventure in the city of Porto and learn more about its rich history while visiting sites such asPalacio de Mateus, located in the beautiful region of Trás-os-Montes near the city of Vila Real. The interior of the house features various religious images and exquisite furniture, …
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Lisbon Tram and Cityscape
$1,530
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Spain & Morocco

6 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Enjoy Lisbon's heritage
  • Discover Tangier, Morocco
  • Visit the Rock of Gibraltar
  • Explore the Andalucian region
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Dive into incredible cultures with this 6-day sailing adventure aboard the Royal Clipper. Explore the stunning Spanish coastline, sampling the exotic side of this gorgeous country. Tour thelegendary cities of Lisbon and Portimao.Grab yourself an experience you'll talk about forever as you enjoy …
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Relax in beautiful Porto
$6,520
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The Unforgettable Douro

Porto to Porto - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Azure
  • Enjoy a Fado performance
  • Enjoy a variety of activities
  • Explore the Douro Museum
  • Tour charming villages
  • Taste locally-produced wines
Starts / Ends:
Porto / Porto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Portugal’s Douro River winds through stunning landscapes dotted with timeless towns that have preserved traditional ways of life. From elegant Lamego to Regua and Vega de Terron, find pockets of history and traditional living tucked amid the lush green hillsides of the Douro Valley. Board …
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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$2,525
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Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Miguel Torga
  • Cruise in the Douro Valley
  • Discover Portugal and Spain
  • Visit the city of Porto
  • Amaze with the wine cellars
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto, Vila Real, and Salamanca, you will discover the magnificent cities along our cruise. You will visit Porto and its famous wine route as well as Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has managed to find the subtle balance between its past heritage and …
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Admire sun-soaked Malaga
$4,945
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Malaga to Porto

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Explore Spain's Little England
  • Sample famous Porto wines
  • Discover unique river panoramas 
  • Take a tour in the Torre de Belem
Starts / Ends:
Malaga / Leixoes
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Sea Cloud Spirit for an 8-day exploration of the Iberian Coasts between Malaga and Porto. Explore numerous attractions around the Iberian Coasts. Visit Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Cadiz, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, and enjoy unusual landscapes while cruising the Tagus River and spending two …
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A view off the beautiful coast of Madeira.
$3,570
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The Azores & Madeira

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover Portuguese archipelagos
  • Take a trip off the beaten track
  • Visit Portuguese capital Lisbon
  • Enjoy picturesque Madeira
Starts / Ends:
Ponta Delgada / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The first part of your trip will be in the Azores,with a boarding in Ponta Delgada.Situated on the island of São Miguel, the capital of the Azores boasts a beautiful natural environment including hot springs,lakes and volcanic craters.Your ship will then set a course southward to carry you …
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Admire sun-soaked Malaga
$1,930
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Lisbon to Malaga

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Visit the Algarve in Portugal
  • Ride the Cable Car in Gibraltar
  • Watch the dolphins in Gibraltar Bay
  • Tour in Malaga, Spain
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark Star Flyer on this 8-day cruise, voyaging from Lisbon to Malaga. The trip starts in the capital of Portugal, since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve and was traditionally a …
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Rock of Gibraltar
$3,330
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Spain, Morocco, and Portugal

Cannes to Lisbon - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • View Bonifacio's natural beauty
  • Explore luxurious Ibiza
  • Discover charming Motril
  • Visit Malaga to view architecture
Starts / Ends:
Cannes / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the charm of the Mediterranean on this unique sailing voyage aboard the Royal Clipper. Visit Puerto Banus, a beautiful Mediterranean playground of white-washed buildings and a marina filled with yachts. The marina was developed in 1970 and over the past four decades has become adored by …
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Colorful shores of the Azores
$11,295
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Cape Verde, Canary Islands & Azores

Lisbon - Lisbon - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Tenerife-La Gomera Hope Spot
  • Hike dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Enjoy whale–watching
  • Experience Birdwatching
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Ponta Delgada
Activities:
Land Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the extraordinary biodiversity of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, and the Azores, which are renowned for their spectacular landscapes. Admire the magnificent birdlife and breathtaking coastline and mountain landscapes. Start your voyage on Fogo Island, also known as the "black …
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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$6,755
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Where the Sea Clouds Meet

Lisbon to Barcelona - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit the famous Torre de Belém
  • Discover the birthplace of Flamenco
  • Admire UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore Barcelona
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Barcelona
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin this adventure in the beautiful and historical city of Lisbon and be transported back to the heyday of Moorish splendor and rule, but also the age of discovery. In Málaga's hinterland, you can see the most beautiful aspects of traditional Andalusia. From a distance, the typical …
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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$6,410
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From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast

Valletta - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • Tour the city of Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days cruising through the Mediterranean, taking in the stunning scenery and visiting some of the most interesting cities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.From Valletta, proceed to Trapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau dropping 750 meters down to the sea, this medieval city is a maze …
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Parliament building in Oslo
$5,650
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Cruising from Morocco to Spain’s Andalusian Coast – with Smithsonian Journeys

Casablanca - Lisbon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Admire Alhambra Palace
  • Visit a bull breeding farm in Ronda
  • Enjoy flamenco performances
  • Explore Seville's Alcázar
Starts / Ends:
Casablanca / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an 8-day Mediterranean cruise for a fascinating tour of the region's rich history and lively modern culture. Begin with an overnight onboardLe Dumont-d'Urvillein Casablanca, where you can see the city's modern architecture, including the Hassan II Mosque, or fly to Morocco's …
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Enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard
$6,990
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Culture and Cuisine from Porto to Basque Country

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Spend a day discovering Galicia
  • Discover iconic architecture
  • Sample world-renowned port wines
  • Experience Basque country
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Bordeaux
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Oporto’s local Port Houses to the chocolate makers of Bayonne, this 6-day voyage aboard National Geographic Resolution is sure to satisfy your appetite for the cuisine and culture of the upper Iberian coast. Explore the splendor of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, tour a Galician …
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Cala d'Hort, Ibiza
$6,100
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Westbound Atlantic Ocean Crossing

Cannes to Barbados - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Marvel at Bonifacio's views
  • Explore charming Mahon, Menorca
  • See Malaga's Moorish architecture
  • Enjoy Marbella's natural beauty
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the uninhibited thrill of traversing a boundless ocean under sail, without any skills or effort required on your part. Imagine long lazy days at sea chasing the horizon, relaxing under a blanket of stars and taking in the ocean's salty fragance. Embarking in the city of Cannes, this …
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Admire sun-soaked Malaga
$6,385
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Western Mediterranean: Malaga to Lisbon

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Take a stroll in Málaga's old city
  • Explore Cadiz
  • Discover Lisbon
Starts / Ends:
Malaga / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Sea Cloud Spirit on this unforgettable voyage from Spain to Portugal. Explore highlights of the western Mediterranean, including Málaga, a jewel of Andalusia home to a museum dedicated to the artwork of renowned painter Pablo Picasso; the ancient city of Cadíz, where an …
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Relax with a stunning view of Lisbon
$5,900
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Fortified cities of the Atlantic and the Iberian Peninsula

Honfleur - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Come across the Merchers caves
  • Discover Leixoes, a UNESCO site
  • Explore the Atlantic coastlines
  • Visit the Belle-Île-en-Mer
Starts / Ends:
Honfleur / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-day voyage from Honfleur to Lisbon onboard Le Champlain, take in the breathtaking views of the French, Spanish, and Portuguese Atlantic coastlines. Your voyage begins in Cherbourg, the city with the largest artificial port in Europe. Your next destination is Saint-Malo, renowned for the …
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Explore beautiful Lisbon
$4,200
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Iberian Shores

Lisbon - Barcelona - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Admire Lisbon's treasures
  • Stroll through charming Cadiz
  • Visit Malaga
  • Explore Palma de Mallorca
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Barcelona
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In the port of Cadiz, set sail from Lisbon, the seven-hilled Portuguese capital. From Gibraltar, head south to Andalusia. A trip to Málaga's new Centre Pompidou and Picasso's museum is essential! On this Málaga call-in, it is possible to visit the Alhambra Palace in Grenada. …
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Porto with Dom Luis Bridge
$3,499
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Portugal's River of Gold

Lisbon-Porto - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Tour the Jerónimos Monastery
  • Visit Vila Real's Mateus Palace
  • Explore Castelo Rodrigo
  • Enjoy Salamanca, Spain
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Salamanca
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the natural beauty and rich history of the Douro River. Experience Lisbon's renaissance, revitalized by trendy galleries and eateries. Explore two of Iberia's most historic university towns: Coimbra, Portugal, and Salamanca, Spain. Tour Porto's port warehouses and enjoy …
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