Feast your eyes and your senses during one of our breathtaking cruises to Spain and Portugal, where you’ll be surrounded by striking architecture and delectable cuisine. Explore bustling cities like Lisbon and Barcelona, charming seaside towns in Malaga and La Coruña, and culinary capitals like Porto and Bilbao. Embark on fascinating excursions and immerse yourself in the history and culture of these popular European cruise destinations. Sip port wine in Porto, enjoy a plate of paella in Valencia, and admire the medieval buildings of Lisbon. Throughout your journey, there will be no shortage of art, food, and history to take in.
On a Spain and Portugal cruise departing from Lisbon, you’ll find a fascinating mix of both old and new. Make your way through its winding alleys and hills lined with Baroque and Gothic buildings. Pop into one of the many trendy restaurants and bars that have turned Lisbon into a favorite destination amongst young travelers. Enjoy a live Fado show and fall in love with this soulful and melodic genre of music that dates back to the 1820s.
The coastal metropolis of Barcelona is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. Head up La Sagrada Familia, the iconic architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí that remains under construction more than a century after it was erected. Explore the colorful Parc Guell, an artistic playground full of sculptures, houses, and gardens also designed by Gaudí. Stroll down Las Ramblas, where you can squeeze some shopping in, enjoy inventive street performances, and stop by Barcelona’s famous Boqueria food market.
In Porto, sip on a glass of the city’s world-famous port wine and discover its unique architecture. Make a stop at Mateus Palace, where you’ll want to get lost in its labyrinth gardens. Head to the Douro Valley and admire the lush vineyard landscapes, where the city’s iconic drink is cultivated. Take a soothing boat ride down the Douro River and enjoy Porto’s eclectic mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Neo-Classical buildings.
Explore the sunny city of Malaga located on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Explore the area’s breathtaking architecture and rich culinary history while on a tapas tour. Go kayaking in the Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs. Journey to nearby Granada or the charming town of Mijas, where whitewashed buildings overlook the ocean.
Embrace the artsy, laid-back atmosphere of Valencia, a coastal city where the Old World seamlessly mingles with modernity. In the medieval Old Town, sample local bites in the Central Market, where over 1,000 food stalls sell all kinds of ingredients and dishes. Stroll past the Flowers Bridge and enjoy the scent of seasonal blooms. Marvel at the Lonja de la Seda, a striking 15th-century building that was once a mercantile center for trading silk.