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Canary Islands and Seville

NEW - Embrace the passion and spirit of Seville during an incredible three days, and discover the captivating Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria on this exciting 11-night luxury cruise

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11 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Tenerife
  • Portimao
  • Seville
  • Lanzarote
  • Gran Canaria

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Brand New Cruise for Winter 2021!

Canary Islands and Seville Special Offer

Combine the spirited passion of Seville and the diverse Canary Islands, and you have a holiday to remember.

Your cruise begins in Portugal, where you have the day to explore Lisbon’s thriving cultural scene and historic sites, before heading to pretty Portimao with its golden sandy beaches beneath dramatic cliffs, and renowned Foral de Portimão wine. Spend an unforgettable three days in the heart of Seville, famous for its Moorish heritage and the passionate beat of flamenco. Discover iconic landmarks including the Plaza de España and the city’s cathedral with its famous Giralda—the 342-foot tower that has been a landmark of Seville since the Middle Ages.

In Malaga, admire the artwork of its most famous citizen at the Museo Picasso, and with a late stay, explore more attractions including the magnificent Alhambra Fortress and Gardens in Granada. Enjoy an English sojourn in the fascinating coastal city of Gibraltar, before setting sail for the sun-drenched Canary Islands.

Visit Lanzarote with its dramatic volcanic landscapes, and Tenerife, crowned by Mount Tiede. Explore Santa Cruz and the very modern Auditorio de Tenerife, reminiscent of Australia’s Sydney Opera House. A late stay in port means you have lots of time to savor the abundant variety of fresh fish, well-known cheeses, and renowned wines before we set sail for our last stop, Gran Canaria. An overnight stay allows ample time to wander into the old city centre of Vegueta as Columbus did 500 years ago, visit the Caldera de Bandama in Gran Canaria’s wine country, or head to Tejeda for the rock formation of Roque Nublo and spectacular views.

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Canary Islands and Seville Itinerary

Day 1 - Lisbon (Portugal)

Embark your ship in Lisbon. Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city's terraced hillsides.

Day 2 - Portimão

Portimão is a major fishing port, and significant investment has been poured into transforming it into an attractive cruise port as well. The city itself is spacious and has several good shopping streets—though sadly many of the more traditional retailers have closed in the wake of the global economic crisis. There is also a lovely riverside area that just begs to be strolled (lots of the coastal cruises depart from here). Don’t leave without stopping for an alfresco lunch at the Doca da Sardinha ("sardine dock") between the old bridge and the railway bridge. You can sit at one of many inexpensive establishments, eating charcoal-grilled sardines (a local specialty) accompanied by chewy fresh bread, simple salads, and local wine.

Days 3-5 - Seville (Spain)

Whether you pronounce it Seville or Sevilla, this gorgeous Spanish town is most certainly the stuff of dreams. Over 2,200 years old, Seville has a mutli-layered personality; home to Flamenco, high temperatures and three UNESCO-World Heritage Sites, there is a noble ancestry to the southern Spanish town. Not forgetting that it is the birthplace of painter Diego Velazquez, the resting place of Christopher Columbus, the inspiration for Bizet’s Carmen and a location for Game of Thrones filming, Seville is truly more than just a sum of its parts. This city is a full on experience, a beguiling labyrinth of centuries old streets, tiny tapas restaurants serving possibly the best dishes you’ll taste south of Madrid and a paradise of Mudejar architecture and tranquil palm trees and fountain-filled gardens.

Day 6 - Málaga

As you sail into Malaga you will notice what an idyllic setting the city enjoys on the famous Costa del Sol. To the east of this provincial capital, the coast along the region of La Axarqua is scattered with villages, farmland and sleepy fishing hamlets - the epitome of traditional rural Spain. To the west stretches a continuous city where the razzmatazz and bustle creates a colourful contrast that is easily recognisable as the Costa del Sol. Surrounding the region, the Penibéetica Mountains provide an attractive backdrop overlooking the lower terraced slopes which yield olives and almonds. This spectacular mountain chain shelters the province from cold northerly winds, giving it a reputation as a therapeutic and exotic place in which to escape from cold northern climes. Malaga is also the gateway to many of Andalusia's enchanting historic villages, towns and cities.

Day 7 - Gibraltar (UK)

Tagged on to the end of Iberia, the intriguing British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. Although small, Gibraltar has always been seen as having great strategic importance on account of its advantageous position where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, just 12 miles from the coast of Africa. Ever popular with British holidaymakers, Gibraltar is very much a home from home, boasting excellent duty-free shopping in many familiar British high street shops. Please note: Gibraltar’s small size and narrow winding roads mean that excursions are operated by 22-seater mini-buses, accompanied by a driver/guide. Local health and safety regulations prohibit the carriage of walking aids and collapsible wheelchairs on these vehicles. If you do wish to bring a mobility aid, we can arrange the Rock Tour by taxi, which has extra space. If this suits your requirements, please advise the Tours and Travel office when you join the ship, as numbers are limited.

Day 8 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Day 9 - Lanzarote (Canary Islands)

Lanzarote’s most famous feature is its otherworldly landscape, born of hundreds of fire-breathing peaks. The last eruption was in 1824, and though the region is now classed as dormant, you can still feel the heat under the surface at Timanfaya National Park.

Day 10 - Tenerife

A notoriously festive destination, Tenerife is the biggest, most well-known of Spain’s Canary Islands, and is characterized by a rugged coastline and miles of beaches, popular for kite surfing and swimming.

Day 11 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.

Day 12 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Disembark your ship in Gran Canaria.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11-night full-board cruise
  • Complimentary selected spirits, beers and wine throughout
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Shuttle service to and from ports
  • Butler service for suite guests

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for details
  • Shore excursions
Map for Canary Islands and Seville