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Glories of Spain & Portugal

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Experience the glories of Spain & Portugal on this 8-day cruise and admire the beauty and authentic charm of the old continent. Visit the picturesque city of Monchique, nested between two hills, and sail to Seville, built along the Guadalkivir River with several UNESCO classified monuments and a rich Moorish and Spanish heritage. Explore Granada with her brilliant architectural jewels such as the Alhambra Palace, and discover Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding, and flamenco!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lisbon, Portugal | Embark
Day 2 : Portimao, Portugal
Day 3 : Seville, Spain
Day 4 : Seville | Jerez de la Frontera | Cadiz, Spain
Day 5 : Gibraltar | Bolonia or Arroyo Beach
Day 6 : Porto Banus | Ronda, Spain
Day 7 : Malaga | Granada, Spain
Day 8 : Malaga, Spain | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire Seville's UNESCO classified monuments and its rich Moorish heritage
  • Discover Grenada, with its architectural jewels such as the Alhambra Palace
  • Visit Jerez de la Frontera, world famous for its sherry and fine horses
  • Explore the historic city of Ronda, birthplace of modern bull fighting

Ship

Harmony V

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Bridge of Plaza de Espana, Seville Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal Portuguese city on the river Cathedral in Cadiz Rock of Gibraltar

Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal | Embark

Meet at 1pm at the Lisbon Hotel. You'll be transferred by bus to Portimao, where you will embark on your ship. Arrive in Portimao at approximately 5 pm. Dinner on board.

Day 2 Portimao, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a half-day excursion to Silves, a city 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, spend some time browsing the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. Leave Silves and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique and 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 a late lunch. In the afternoon, take an optional walking excursion to Portimao town or spend free time shopping and bathing at the local beach. Sail to Cadiz in the late afternoon. Overnight at sea to Seville.

Day 3 Seville, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning sailing up the Guadalquivir river and midday arrival. This morning leave port to drive inland for an optional excursion to Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Your optional excursion brings 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.

Day 4 Seville | Jerez de la Frontera | Cadiz, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take part in an optional full-day excursion to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding, and flamenco. Visit 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 excursion at 8:30 to reach Cadiz). Guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Late night sailing.

Day 5 Gibraltar | Bolonia or Arroyo Beach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Gibraltar in the early morning and enjoy an optional half-day excursion to the “Rock”. Visit the Cable Car Base Station and reach the Top Station perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view as you are suspended in mid-air. Then travel to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s older inhabitants, the Barbary Apes, roaming free around this station. Return to your coach for a 5-minute drive to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Great Siege Tunnels, a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. Proceed to the Gibraltar Museum with its enormous amount of artifacts on display. Return to your yacht or stay in town and make your own arrangements for returning to the yacht in the night. Overnight in port

Day 6 Porto Banus | Ronda, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy an early morning sailing to Porto Banus, Spain. Arrive in Porto Banus. Enjoy an optional full-day excursion to Ronda, 50 km 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. Your full-day optional excursion includes visits to an elegant cloistered 16th-century convent and old Ronda with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. Walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent and two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. The ship will sail to Malaga at 3 pm and guests participating in the excursion will rejoin the ship in Malaga. Late night arrival in Malaga. Overnight in port.

Day 7 Malaga | Granada, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Malaga in the morning and enjoy an optional full-day excursion to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. 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 c. Explore the Cathedral with its Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, and the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style. Enjoy time at leisure before returning to the ship. Overnight in port.

Important 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.

Day 8 Malaga, Spain | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journey.

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Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.
- Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount in Category A. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount in Category A.

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the ship operator and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather
conditions - winds of 6/7
beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave
port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any
refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time
for their flights.


Important 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.

Please Note:
Single supplement is 50% on this journey.
Third person reduction in Category C only is 30%.

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & 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 those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Port taxes
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Laundry
  • Spa-where applicable
  • Boutique items and gratuities (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members)
  • Medical expenses
  • Expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program
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