Spain & Portugal holidays

Experience rustic architecture and mouth-watering cuisine on your first holiday to Spain and Portugal.

Where can you go?

Our Spain & Portugal holidays can take you to Alicante, Barcelona, Cádiz, Lisbon, Malaga, Valencia, Vigo and more.

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From sunshine and siestas to history and adventure...
These countries have it all.

 

Top things to do in Spain and Portugal

Discover the Gaudí architecture in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that's teeming with history and you can explore every inch of it. Whether you take part in a guided tour or explore on your own, you can discover the Gaudí buildings, art park and museum. Soak in the rustic sights of this ingenious city whilst you learn all about its rich history. Afterwards you can grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants lined along Barcelona's harbour and have a glass of something special to finish off the day.

Taste the famous seafood in Vigo

More than anything, Vigan life is defined by the sea: it's one of the largest fishing ports in the world, and home to some of the best seafood you'll find anywhere in Spain. When you step into one of the city's many bars, be sure to take advantage of the tradition of free pintxos (a kind of small tapas) offered with every drink. They're often seafood-based and always delicious. Galician cuisine is defined by the region's love of Atlantic seafood, along with the earthier flavours of its inland areas.

Paddle board in Gibraltar

Gibraltar isn't just great for its shopping or its famous landmark, the Rock. With a little tuition, you can also become a pro on the water with some paddle boarding. Paddle out in the sheltered waters of Sandy Bay with your professional and informative guides for spectacular views of the Rock and the Great Gibraltar Sand Dune on the eastern cliffs.

 

History, culture, fine wine and good times...
The perfect blend for your holiday.

 

Lisbon by tuk-tuk

Hop on a tuk-tuk motorised rickshaw and discover Lisbon in a fun and unique way. With the wind in your hair, take in the views across the river Tagus and admire the grand Lisbon Cathedral and other classic landmarks. Visit the Graça and Necessidades vantage points for two different views of the city. Stopping along the way, you can also try some regional cheese and bread, traditional custard tarts and some fruity port wine.

Admire the architecture in Seville

The city of Seville is full of interesting sights to see and is sure not to disappoint. With all manner of architecture to explore, such as ancient Roman ruins or impressive Gothic structures, this is the perfect place if you love to learn a bit of history. Perhaps the Seville Cathedral will be the one to impress you with its high ceilings and colourful stained glass? Or maybe you’ll enjoy strolling around the Plaza de España, the most famous square in Seville, whose architecture is a rustic tribute to Spain? Whatever you see, the sights are sure to take your breath away.

Visit the Santa Bárbara castle in Alicante

First built in the 13th century, this fort dominates the Alicante skyline and has the best views of the city, so get your camera out and snap the incredible scenery. From the imposing Santa Bárbara castle to memorable streets, a journey into Alicante's rich history, is around every corner. Stroll through the streets filled with multi-coloured buildings or take a walk along the white beach and feel the warm sand in between your toes. Whatever you decide to do with your time here, you're sure to become a part of the city's history which spans more than 7,000 years.
 

There's plenty to do, whether you decide to explore ashore by yourself or pay a little extra for a shore experience.

Good to know

Fly-cruise or sail from Southampton

Jet straight to the sun and join your ship on a fly-cruise holiday or sail straight from Southampton.

Duration

Our Spain & Portugal cruise holidays range from 7-17+ nights.

Time of year

Our Spain and Portugal cruise holidays are from October to March.

Best for...

Rustic architecture, tasty tapas and incredible landmarks.

Shore experiences

For a little bit extra, you can take part in a range of fun activities with experienced and informative guides by your side.

Our digital port guides

You'll have local recommendations at your fingertips thanks to our new digital port guides (sent by email before your holiday). They're packed full of information and tips for all of the destinations on your itinerary, including local cafes, bars and restaurants – saving you time researching before you go!

 

Incredible sights, tasty food and even better memories.

 

Soak up the local nightlife with evenings and overnight stays in port

With overnight stays in Lisbon and Barcelona on selected holidays, you'll have even more time to dive deeper into each destination and create lifelong memories.

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Recommended ships for Spain & Portugal

Britannia and Iona are the best ships to help you get the most out of your first holiday to Spain and Portugal. With big, open spaces, plus Iona's SkyDome, the beautiful scenery can be witnessed from multiple areas all around the ships.

Have we tempted you?

Tempted to discover all that Spain and Portugal has to offer? Take your pick and find your perfect holiday today. Take a look at our Spain and Portugal holidays for 2022 and 2023.

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Spain and Portugal 2022 and 2023 holidays