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Douro Bike & Hike Long Weekend Break

Adventure on a private e-bike tour through the magnificent Douro landscape. Cross paths with unique ancient bridges, villages, tracks, and historical vineyards.  Marvel with the stunning landscapes and admire the incredible terraced vineyard region during a private cruise.

Average Rate
1829€
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Lisbon & Sintra History and Cruise

Indulge in an exclusive cruise on a luxury vessel illustrating the magnificent Lisbon Coastline and majestic Tagus River. Marvel at a visit to one of Portugal's finest examples of 19th-century Romantic revivalism.

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933€
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Douro Valley for Wine Lovers

Treat yourself to a private visit to a charming, elegant, and distinct winery composed of 24 hectares with stunning views over the Douro slopes. After a private lecture visit, savor some of their finest wines at a premium tasting and flavored local recipe for lunch.

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2129€
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Port Wine Weekend Break

Indulge in a private guided visit and wine tasting to a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Lodge. Not to miss a visit and premium wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, founded in 1820.

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1272€
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Lisbon for Lovers

Be spoiled with a royal picnic in the garden of a romantic palace with period architecture that will take you back to the elegance and atmosphere of the XVIII century.

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1219€
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Northern Portugal Active Short Break

 Visit the prettiest bookshop in the World with a unique architectural detail building dating back to 1906.  Stop at a 19th-century Neoclassical building designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

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1545€
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Porto Food & Wine Journey

Four Days pampering your taste buds! Treat yourself to unique premium wine tastings at some of the most intimate wine lodges and charming wineries in Porto and Douro valley. Learn about Portuguese gastronomy and venture into an enthusiastic cooking class.

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2296€
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Day Tours
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Benagil Sunset Cruise

Come aboard a Luxury three hours sailing journey along the sunny Algarve Coastline and prepare for pure indulgence.            

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677€
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Porto & Surrounding for Wine Lovers

Three Days of pure indulgence are awaiting you. Discover Porto's unique architecture and World Heritage Sites with the guidance of an expert guide. Savor some of the finest Douro wines and local recipes, and admire the terraced landscape onboard a private cruise.

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1504€
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LISBON by Tuk tuk & by Boat

Embark on a private guided tuk-tuk journey and uncover from the Bairro Alto palaces to the Baixa's glistening display windows. Indulge in an exclusive cruise on a luxury vessel illustrating the magnificent Lisbon Coastline and majestic Tagus River.

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483€
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LISBON Highlights & River Cruise

Get to know Lisbon highlights with the assistance of an expert guide. Enjoy a comprehensive visit to the landmarks of Jeronimos Monastery and Coach Museum. Time to take a relaxing cruise on a luxury vessel through Lisbon Coastline and the majestic Tagus River.

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583€
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Madeira Classical journey with Cruise

During a full-day journey, combine a visit to one of the most iconic gardens of Madeira with a tour of the Natural History Museum. Be treated to a premium selection of five Madeira wines in the cathedral of the wine lodge's rarest and oldest wines. Discover Cabo Girão aboard a luxury cruise.

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1599€
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River and Ocean Cruises

River and Ocean Cruises can be an idyllic way to explore a new destination. However, not everyone is prepared to venture into the Atlantic waters. 

If you are new to cruising and want to test the waters, we recommend a short Ocean Cruise, so you don't need to worry about getting seasick. Alternatively, we can organize a River Cruise where one can relax on the sundeck while enjoying panoramic sights in the tranquility of the calm waters.

During a River and Ocean Cruise, one can learn more about the culture and history of a destination in the tranquility of a sundeck.

 

What are River and Ocean Cruises?

A River and Ocean Cruise is a trip during which one travels on a ship and visits or sightsees several sites.

The ship size is one of the main distinctions between river cruises and ocean counterparts. River vessels are much smaller than ocean cruisers as they have to navigate shallow rivers and locks, whereas ocean ships, as the name suggests, are large enough to sail effortlessly across vast stretches of water.

 

How much does a River or Ocean Cruise Cost?

The average cost of a cruise varies by ship, location, trip length, and services included onboard. A River and Ocean Cruise can be an affordable and fun vacation complement. Better to ensure all variables associated with the cruise's total cost.

A Private River and Ocean Cruise with Portugal Deluxe cruise can cost anywhere from 280€ per person for a one-hour private cruise, in the Douro Valley, to up to 1450€ per person for an eight hours luxury vessel in Madeira. 

Cruise fares vary based on itinerary, schedule, and the ship and services included, such as catering onboard or fire bottle opening. 

 

River and Ocean Cruises with Portugal Deluxe

Ocean Cruises

Portugal Deluxe River and Ocean Cruises are private and can take from one up to six hours. Our cruises are complements of a full-package itinerary inland, meaning we do not book private cruise services isolated. 

Travelers looking for several days cruise in the Douro Valley should contact Amawaterways directly. At Portugal Deluxe, we provide pre and post-cruises extensions combined with short River and Ocean Cruises if requested. For extended Ocean Cruises, whether docked in Lisbon, Porto, Funchal, Portimão, or Ponta Delgada, we have the perfect shore excursion waiting for you. 

With us, explore the surroundings of each port and complete your River and Ocean Cruise with our shore excursions that offer unique curated travel experiences in Portugal. Every Portugal Deluxe shore excursion allows one to authentically explore the local culture, fascinating Portuguese history, and delicious cuisines.

We understand you may want to book shore excursions when traveling to far-flung or new destinations, such as Portugal. Cruise lines recommend that you book excursions directly with them rather than hiring an independent tour company or operator, but it can be more expensive to book tours through the cruise line.

At Portugal Deluxe, our shore excursions are unique and private, adding significant value to any River and Ocean Cruise travel. With us, travelers arrive back to the ship with plenty of time to spare before the vessel departs.

We encourage you to embrace the luxury of time and extend your River and Ocean cruise in Portugal with Portugal Deluxe. Explore as much of Portugal as you wish. 

Our Lisbon shore excursions are exceptional day tours featuring countless UNESCO sites, stunning world wonders, a good balance of food and wine, and lots of enjoyment. 

In Porto, one can disembark either at Leixões Port or Vila Nova de Gaia dock, depending if cruising an Ocean or River cruise. Either way, our travel advisors are the ideal team to orientate you on this Northern Portugal travel planning.

If you have eight hours to explore Madeira, do not hesitate to contact us to reserve your Funchal shore excursion. From a private visit to local markets with an authentic and mouthwatering cooking class to engaging local embroidery workshops, one can select the tour that better fits their needs.

Our Portugal post-cruise extensions answer your thirst for discovery by spotlighting one or highlighting multiple distinct regions in our country. River and Ocean Cruise lovers, do not forget to book your Portugal shore excursion with us.