Portimao Cruises

Marina de Portimao on Algarve in southern Portugal
Marina de Portimao on Algarve in southern Portugal
The church of Portimao, Nossa Senhora, Portugal

Portimão is a port city to the western end of the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The town is known for its excellent sandy beaches with plenty of warm, calm waters, which visitors find very alluring.

Portimão's long fishing tradition was developed between the 19th and 20th centuries and established a strong canning industry and a busy marina.[ReadMoreMob] Indeed, in its old quarter, Museu de Portimão is housed in a restored 19th century cannery, and has exhibits on local history.

The simply styled Chapel of São José de Alcalar is not to be missed, while the impressive Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), built in the 15th century on top of a hill, stands out on the city’s skyline. The church was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake, but retains its beautiful original Gothic portal and azulejo tiles.

To the south of the town Rocha Beach, backed by ochre cliffs, is worth a stroll and skirts the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar.

Cruises to Portimao

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 28 Apr 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2012

  • Experience the delights of mainland Portugal and floral Madeira, mixed in with the sun, sand and stunning scenery of two gorgeous Canary Islands for good measure, on this springtime escape.
  • On the mainland, revel in Lisbon’s rich maritime history; discover enticing beaches and stunning scenery on the rugged Algarve coast; and tour to Oporto, for famous wine cellars and glorious riverscapes.
  • In Madeira, you’re in for wonderfully authentic experience: an overnight stay is timed to coincide with Funchal’s annual Flower Festival, a display of fabulous flora, colourful parades and locals dressed in elaborate costume.

From £1,699pp

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Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 07 Jun 2020
10 nights • Black Watch • W2016

  • Indulge in an authentic taste of Portugal, with chances to sample the country’s famous food and drink, delve into rich maritime history and immerse yourself in unique cultural experiences.
  • You’ll enjoy two days in Lisbon, carefully-planned to allow time to seek-out the capital’s maritime monuments, visit the famous Pasteis de Belém, and even enjoy the annual St Anthony’s Day celebrations.
  • On the sun-kissed Algarve coast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day in carefree Portimão; while a visit to Leixoes presents an opportunity to visit nearby Oporto, famed for its historic centre and port wines.

From £1,499pp

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Authentic Portugal

Authentic Portugal

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 07 Oct 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2028

  • Quintessential Portuguese highlights are all yours to uncover, from famous maritime monuments to traditional delicacies and music, as Black Watch guides you to three captivating destinations.
  • In Lisbon, you’re in for a sensory feast – see the Jerónimos Monastery & Tower de Belem, taste authentic egg pastries, catch a performance of Fado music and more during your overnight stay.
  • On the sun-kissed Algarve coast, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day in carefree Portimão; while a visit to Leixoes presents an opportunity to visit nearby Oporto, famed for its historic centre and port wines.

From £1,149pp

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