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Visit: Granada, Ronda, Gibraltar, Tangiers, Seville, Jerez de La Frontera, Lisbon

 

Malaga to Lisbon

Day 1: Malaga

On arrival, make your way to the port for your embarkation from 15:00pm. Tonight enjoy dinner on board as you stay overnight in the port of Malaga.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2:  Malaga

Optional full day excursion to Grenada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture; the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th centry. We will also visit the Cathedral with its Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style. In the afternoon we leave Granada to return to Malaga. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Malaga - Porto Banus - Gibraltar

Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning optional excursion to Ronda, 50km inland, a city which retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, today witnessed once a year on the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros is now a museum and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to the elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Gibraltar, UK – Bolonia or Arroyo Beach

Optional half day excursion in the “Rock”. We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites, and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Midday sailing to Seville, with swimstop on the way to Bolonia or Arroyo Beach.

Day 5: Seville

This morning we sail up the Guadalquivir River. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in Seville port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Seville - Jerez De La Frontera - Cadiz

Full day optional excursion in Seville and to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the Jerez Cathedral before we continue to Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. (The ship departs with passengers not participating in the excursion at 08:30am to reach Cadiz). Guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Overnight at sea to Portimao, Portugal.

Day 7: Portimao

Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon excursion will take us to Silves, largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir, a 13th century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. There is a 17th century Franciscan monastery overlooking the town and a 16th century Parish Church decorated with hand-crafted blue ceramic tiles. Return to Portimao for late lunch and time at leisure in the afternoon for shopping and swimming. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Portimao - Lisbon

Disembarkation 09:00am. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon Cruise terminal SANTA APOLONIA at 09:30am. Arrival at approximately 12:00pm-13:00pm.
Note: For the Granada & Alhambra Palaces excursion the tickets for Alhambra must be “purchased” latest 6 months in advance therefore this tour ­must be pre-booked.

 

Lisbon to Malaga

Day 1: Lisbon - Portimao

On arrival make your way to your Lisbon Hotel (name to be advised) to be escorted by bus transfer to Portimao to embark your ship. We arrive in Portimao at approximately 16:00pm. Tonight enjoy dinner on board.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Lisbon - Portimao

Our half day excursion will take us to Silves, largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir, a 13th century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. There is a 17th century Franciscan monastery overlooking the town and a 16th century Parish Church decorated with hand-crafted blue ceramic tiles. We return to Portimao for a late lunch. Afternoon optional walking excursion in Portimao town or free time for shopping or bathing at the local beach. Overnight at sea to Seville.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Seville

Morning sailing up the Guadalquivir river and midday arrival. Afternoon optional excursion in Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz

Morning optional excursion in Seville. Afternoon optional excursion by bus to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the cathedral and a “ganadería”, where bulls are raised to take part in the bull fighting, very much part of Spanish culture. (The ship departs with passengers not participating in the excursions at 08:30am to reach Cadiz). Guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Late night sailing to Tangier.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Gibraltar, UK - Bolonia or Arroyo Beach

Swim Stop and possible deck BBQ. Early afternoon arrival at Gibraltar. Afternoon optional excursion in the “Rock”. We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites, and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Overnight in port.

Day 6:  Gibraltar - Porto Banus

Early morning sailing to Porto Banus and a swim stop at anchor. After lunch, we enjoy an optional excursion to Ronda, 50km inland a city which retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, today glimpsed once a year at the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our optional excursion will include visits to an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. The ship will sail to Malaga at 15:00pm and guests participating in the excursion will rejoin the ship in Malaga. Late night arrival in Malaga. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Malaga - Grenada

Optional full day excursion to Grenada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture; the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. We will also visit the Cathedral with its Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style. Overnight in port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Malaga

After breakfast, disembarkation will begin at 09:00am.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC and air conditioning 
  • Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail, a local theme evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English Speaking Cruise Escort

 

Not Included:

  • Beverages (except mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

 

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Land and Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (vc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Cruise
  • Departures: July - August 2019 & May - August 2020
  • Cities Visited: Malaga to Lisbon
  • Price From: $ 0.00
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Cruise
  • Departures: July - August 2019 & May - August 2020
  • Cities Visited: Lisbon to Malaga
  • Price From: $ 0.00
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