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Passenger capacity is 184 but limited to 148 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

9 nights

Price guide

From £11,335pp

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type



European Coastal Cruise: Portugal, Spain & France 2025

Embark on a comprehensive western European adventure in May and enjoy a culinary tour of Porto’s vibrant central market and beloved backstreet taverns.

You will also visit the epicurean region of Bordeaux in France, picturesque Brittany, UNESCO-designated Mont Saint-Michel, Bilbao’s modern Guggenheim and the city of Santiago de Compostela, the terminus of the Camino de Santiago.


  • Exclusively chartered, all-inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team and local guides
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers
  • Private balcony with every on-board accommodation and butler service with every suite
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3 and ship occupancy limited to 80 per cent
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed on board
  • Choice of curated, all-inclusive shore excursions
  • Enrichment programme, lectures and presentations
  • Traveller’s valet® laundry service on board
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels
  • On-board service from an English-speaking staff, including an accredited physician
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support


Cabin Per person from
Classic Stateroom £11,335
Deluxe Stateroom £14,170
Prestige Stateroom £16,195
Deluxe Suite £23,885
Privilege Two-Room Suite £25,505
Prestige Two-Room Suite £31,980
Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite £38,460
Owner's Suite £42,510


Single supplement from £5,665

Departure dates

12 – 20 May 2025 (9 nights)


This departure is aboard Le Laperouse

Journey details

Combine this voyage with Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland and England and save an additional 5%.

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.


Arrive in Porto, where you meet your fellow guests and Expedition Team. This afternoon, board your ship. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome briefing and reception aboard.


Spend the day in the charming-yet-edgy star of the Iberian Peninsula, Porto. Here, explore vibrant Cais da Ribeira, discovering its Stock Exchange Palace and St. Francis Church, followed by a port wine tasting at a famous riverside lodge. Or, see why this region is renowned among foodies the world over as you set out on a culinary tour of Porto’s vibrant central market and beloved backstreet taverns.

Santiago de Compostela

Today, arrive in Cee and head out to explore the province of A Coruña and the city of Santiago de Compostela, the terminus of the Camino de Santiago, a network of pilgrimage routes dating to the ninth century. Choose to explore the city’s cathedral and Old Town, followed by lunch with a Galician folklore dance performance. Alternatively, choose a hike to Cape Finisterre, the last stop on the Camino de Santiago. At the end of the day, enjoy a local dinner shoreside before meeting up with your ship in A Coruña.

At sea

Unwind as you cruise eastward through the Bay of Biscay, enjoying the ship’s amenities along the way. En route, the Expedition Team prepares you for tomorrow’s shore excursion to Bilbao with a series of enriching presentations.


Arrive in Bilbao, a medieval city and proud Basque enclave that has transformed itself into a modern cultural mecca. Here, explore Frank Gehry’s spectacular Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Alternately, transfer to Guernica, a historic Basque city inextricably linked to the Spanish Civil War and immortalized in Picasso’s namesake masterpiece, or take a drive through to the quaint fishing town of Bermeo.

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux offers an exciting mix of castles, vineyards, art and urban street life. Here, explore the Old Town, the 13th-century Cathedral of Saint André and the immersive digital art exhibition of the Bassins de Lumières. Alternatively, delve into Bordeaux’s rich wine heritage with a tour and tasting at a local estate. 

At sea

Relish a day of relaxation aboard, perhaps enjoying some time in the spa or conversing with newfound friends. Your Expedition Team shares insights into your next destinations, Saint-Malo and Mont Saint-Michel.


Arrive in Saint-Malo, a historic fortified port renowned for its walled battlements, idyllic beaches and regional gastronomy. Once ashore, explore the city’s market, 15th-century buildings and Fort National. Alternatively, you might visit Mont Saint-Michel, a stunning village perched atop a tidal island.For yet another option, travel to the D-Day landing site of Omaha Beach, as well as the Normandy American Cemetery and Visitors Center at Colleville-sur-Mer.


Arrive in Ouistreham, a historic and charming seaside town that serves as Caen’s main port. Here, you might opt to stroll the sprawling seafront promenade from Lion-sur-Mer to Hermanville-sur-Mer. Or, visit the World War II memorial at Pegasus Bridge and the No 4 Commando Museum commemorating the 177 French servicemen who landed on Normandy’s Sword Beach.

Depart London

Disembark in Dover and transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on your post-tour extension to the Cotswolds.

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