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Explore Portugal on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Lisbon, Porto, Regua, Pinhão, and Portimao, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Portugal 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 small ship cruises to Portugal start at $1,530 for a trip of 6 to 29 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Portugal and our team of Portugal travel experts 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 Cruise, Village Visit, 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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Stop in sunny Salamanca
$6,695
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Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

14 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Azure
  • Visit the Maritime Museum
  • Visit Palacio Nacional
  • Relax and enjoy musical performance
  • Explore the Douro Museum in Regua
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beautiful Douro river valley with a relaxing adventure aboard Scenic Azure. Attend an exclusive Sundowners cocktail event on the manicured lawns of the Douro Museum, and watch as the sun sinks beneath the fruitful vines of Régua’s plentiful vineyards. Tour the …
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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 in:
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
$5,520
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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 in:
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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Torre de Belem, Lisbon
$2,525
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Discover Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Miguel Torga
  • Visit the Jeronimos Monastery
  • Explore the Guimarães
  • Amaze with Vila Réal
  • Tour on Lisbon and Coimbra
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Lisbon is a city of incomparable beauty, marked by a rich history and a great culture. Pastel houses, blue waters, and trams that evoke San Francisco that surely captivates you. The Portuguese capital is a city that has crossed history with brilliance, perfect combination of a rich past that gives …
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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$2,850
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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 in:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
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 in:
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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Stop in sunny Salamanca
$5,595
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Delighful Douro with Lisbon

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Azure
  • Visit the Maritime Museum
  • Visit Palacio Nacional
  • Relax and enjoy musical performance
  • Explore the Douro Museum in Regua
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Porto
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beautiful Douro river valley with a relaxing adventure aboard Scenic Azure. Attend an exclusive Sundowners cocktail event on the manicured lawns of the Douro Museum, and watch as the sun sinks beneath the fruitful vines of Régua’s plentiful vineyards. Tour the …
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Porto, Portugal Old Town
$2,551
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The Food and Soul of the Douro Valley

Porto - Porto - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalia Rodrigues
  • Visit Casa Museo de la Ribera
  • Discover Figueira de Castelo
  • Explore Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
  • Enjoy learning history and culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Porto / Porto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the amazing beauty of Portugal and Douro Valley, its history and heritage and never miss the country's famous dishes. On this journey, you will visit Porto and learn about its history through its famous Azulejo tilework. Then, you will head to Regua and visit the Douro Museum and …
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The colorful streets of Spain
$7,205
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Iberian Peninsula: Bilbao to Lisbon

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Explore the Alto Douro wine region
  • Visit the beautiful Playa de Rodas
  • Enjoy traditional Basque cuisine
  • Discover La Coruña
Starts/ Ends in:
Bilbao / Lisbon
Activities:
Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Culture, history, and art come face to face with traditional Galician lifestyle on this spectacular 8-day cruise. Explore Santiago de Compostela, one of the world's most famous pilgrimage sites, the goal and climax of the Camino de Santiago, a path that has existed since the 11th century. The …
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Rock of Gibraltar
$3,270
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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 in:
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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Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal
$6,755
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Where the Sea Clouds Meet

Lisbon to Valen - 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 in:
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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Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
$4,490
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Cruising Southern Spain and Portugal - with Smithsonian Journeys

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Visit Sagrada Família
  • Sail with Journeys Experts
  • Discover Málaga and Cádiz
  • Explore the Balearic Islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Barcelona to Lisbon, embark on Le Champlain for an unforgettable 8-day cruise around the Spanish and Portuguese shores. Upon arriving in Barcelona, be captivated by Antoni Gaud's iconic architectural creations, notably the UNESCO World Heritage Basilica of Sagrada Familia. From there, your …
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Cala d'Hort, Ibiza
$5,960
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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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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$5,960
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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 Valleta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • See the city of Cadiz
Starts/ Ends in:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromValletta, head forSicilyandTrapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau sloping 750 meters (2,460 feet) down to the sea, this medieval city is a labyrinth of polished, paved narrow streets and alleyways with superb views over the Aegadian Islands and the valley.

Le Champlainwill then arrive …
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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 in:
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
$5,060
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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 in:
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
$3,320
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Iberian Shores

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Admire Lisbon's treasures
  • Stroll through charming Cadiz
  • Visit Malaga
  • Explore Palma de Mallorca
Starts/ Ends in:
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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