Barcelona, Madrid and the Best of Portugal
From Barcelona, Spain To Lisbon, Portugal - 15 Nights

Departing from:
Barcelona, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
15 Nights
Fly, Stay & River Cruise Holiday with $3000 Bonus Value Including City Stays, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More
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Multiple 2025 Dates! Low Deposit $999pp



Day 1-3 Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to Barcelona, a bustling beachside city filled with architectural gems. Hit the Gaudi trail, explore the Gothic Quarter and take a stroll along Las Ramblas. Visiting a tapas bar is an absolute must, especially when washed down with a glass of sangria. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay to explore this beautiful city.

Day 4-6 Madrid, Spain
Enjoy a scenic rail journey from Barcelona to Madrid today. With gorgeous architecture, world-class shopping and exquisite cuisine, you’ll never run out of things to do in Spain’s vibrant capital. Some of Madrid’s top sights include The Prado Museum, Retiro Park and the Royal Palace. Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay to explore this vibrant city.

Day 7 Porto, Portugal
Board your flight from Madrid to Porto to embark your 8 day luxury river cruise onboard Avalon Alegria today. Enjoy an onboard overnight stay to explore this city.

Day 8 Porto Antigo, Portugal
Welcome to Porto Antigo. One of Europe’s oldest cities and poised along the Douro River, charming Porto flaunts revered historical landmarks at every turn. Porto’s old town is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site and a sacred melting pot of history. Here, local Port wine, street art and the irresistible francesinha sandwich set the tone.

Day 9 Peso da Regua, Portugal
Welcome to Peso da Regua. Located in the countryside, this town has been the centre of Portugal’s port wine industry for centuries. Pay a visit to one of the oldest farms in the Douro Valley or enjoy a walk through the town’s narrow streets, where you’ll find religious architecture, beautiful tiles and stained-glass windows.

Day 10 Pocinho, Portugal
Welcome to Pocinho, a breathtaking village in northern Portugal. From here, choose to discover the town of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, where you can witness a series of rock paintings and carvings that date back to the Upper Palaeolithic times. Alternatively, join a guided tour of Freixo de Numao, a charming village nestled between the nearby mountains.

Day 11 Barca de Alva, Portugal
Welcome to Barca de Alva! This is your base to explore Castelo Rodrigo, one of Portugal’s 12 historic parishes. Here, you can visit the local church and stroll down Sinagoga Street, a remembrance of the Jewish community established by refugees from the Spanish Inquisition.

Day 12 Ferradosa – Leverinho, Portugal
Welcome to Ferradosa – Leverinho. Dubbed the most romantic quinta in the Douro, Ferradosa boasts wild cliff-faced landscapes contrasted by vineyards planted on historic terraced stone walls. Steeping down to the the UNESCO-listed ‘River of Gold’, Ferradosa transcends time with its intriguing old-world charm.

Day 13 Porto, Portugal
Enjoy a final overnight stay onboard your ship in Porto tonight.

Day 14-15 Lisbon, Portugal
Disembark Avalon Waterways today and be transferred to Lisbon. This eclectic city is home to a spectacular mix of historic buildings, fascinating museums, vibrant nightlife, and delectable eateries. Explore the soulful Alfama district, spot gorgeous azulejos tiles, catch the iconic Tram 28 and treat yourself to Pastel de Nata, a delicious egg custard tart! Enjoy a 2 night hotel stay to explore this lovely city.

Day 16 Lisbon, Portugal
Farewell Lisbon today as you board your flight home, or ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay.

Itinerary Map


  • Economy flights to Barcelona returning from Lisbon
  • BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore the city of Barcelona
  • BONUS Scenic Rail Journey from Barcelona to Madrid
  • BONUS 3 Night hotel stay to explore the city of Madrid
  • One way flight from Madrid to Porto
  • 8 Day relaxed luxury river cruise of Portugal’s stunning Douro River onboard Avalon Waterways brand new Avalon Alegria
  • Enjoy overnight stays onboard in Porto
  • Sail with Avalon Waterways on this brand new itinerary that launched in 2024
  • Seasonal & locally sourced A la Carte menus across flexible dining venues
  • Regional wine & served beer with lunch & dinner + daily happy hour
  • Specialty onboard entertainment
  • BONUS Wifi onboard
  • BONUS Daily on shore excursions with expert guides
  • BONUS Prepaid onboard gratuities
  • BONUS Transfer from Porto to Lisbon
  • BONUS 2 Night hotel stay to explore the city of Lisbon

Cruise: Avalon Waterways
Crowned Best Luxury River Cruise Line in Cruise Passenger’s Readers’ Choice awards, Avalon Waterways is renowned for its relaxed luxury ambience.

Room: Deluxe Stateroom (E)

Room Upgrades Available:

  • Deluxe Stateroom (D) + $199* per person
  • Panorama Suite (B) + $1499* per person
  • Panorama Suite (A) + $1599* per person
  • Panorama Suite (P) + $1699* per person


Price based on cruise sail date 13 August 2025

Extra charges apply for:

  • 16 July 2025 ($999pp)
  • 23 July 2025 ($699pp)
  • 6 August 2025 ($499pp)

Price based on departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note – Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change and availability.
Seasonal and/or flight routing surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

Important – if your cruise holiday package is made up of consecutive back to back sailings, there is a chance that you may be allocated different cabin numbers on each voyage and may be required to change cabins throughout your journey.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should onboard gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Please note: Flight deviations requested by the traveller incur a fee of $150AUD per person plus any additional airfare and or tax charges. These will be advised by our Cruise After Sales / Air Department at the time of selecting your flights

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

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