From the colourful backstreets of Lisbon to the wilds of the Algarve Coast, Portugal is a picture of seaside perfection.
Portugal’s Algarve region is filled with whitewashed cliffs and limestone grottoes carved by ocean waves. Spend your days exploring caves and reclining on golden beaches, before heading to the country’s coastal lagoons for some birdwatching and wildlife spotting. If it’s the urban experience you’re after, hillside Lisbon provides voyagers with incredible ocean views over pastel-coloured buildings and clattering trams where you can wash down the city’s maritime cuisine with a glass of the celebrated port wine. Whether it’s the stout winds off the Atlantic or the warm breeze from the Mediterranean, the coast of Portugal is Adventure Cruising at its best.
Land and sea cruises
One could spend a lifetime cruising the coastlines of Europe and Asia, but there’s plenty more to experience on terra firma. Peregrine’s new Land and Sea Cruises deliver the best of both worlds: small-ship coastal cruising and classic Peregrine adventures on land.
Highlights of Portugal
Excursions and experiences
Each of our tailored itineraries is sprinkled with what we call 'Peregrine Moments', those special experiences you'll only have while travelling in a small group with one of our local leaders. Here are just a few of the experiences you'll share in Portugal.
Enjoy a guided boat tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park, exploring the wetlands and looking out for flamingos, herons and hundreds of other bird species.
Jump in a small boat at Carvoeiro for a cruise around some of the most beautiful coastal caves in the world.
Step back in time a thousand years exploring the great Moorish castle complex at Silves.
Tour the old walled town of Lagos, the cobblestoned city that blends history and coastal scenery like nowhere else in Portugal.
The Peregrine difference
The Harmony V accommodates 49 guests in 29 cabins and a crew of up to 18. Enjoy the sea breeze while dining al fresco on the sundeck, or just grab a book and pull up a lounge to soak in the sun. The indoor dining room has panoramic windows, so you can appreciate the view of the water while sampling some of the local flavours. And the spacious lounge and American bar are the perfect places to grab a drink with your fellow passengers.
- Half Board meal plan (breakfast plus one other meal daily while on board)
- Service of one or two local tour leaders (depending on passenger number)
- Turn down service twice a day
- Fully equipped laundry service
- Towels for swimming
- Swimming platform (weather permitting)
- Wi-Fi is available for a small charge, though signal can be spotty at a time and sometimes unavailable in more remote locations
- Use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment
- Mini library
- Board games
- Central music
- CD and DVD player
- Audio-visual equipment in a lounge.