Enjoy a fortnight of fascinating history and culture, combined with floral
delights, gorgeous sunshine and wonderfully diverse landscapes. The range
of attractions offers all the more excuse for you to escape the colder months
back home: from magical gardens blooming in Funchal’s year-round warmth,
to the impressive sand dunes of Gran Canaria’s Maspalomas Beach. And with a
bonus call into Agadir, you can experience a slice of exotic Morocco too.
A visit to the Spanish city of La Coruña kicks off your
cruise. Boasting a broad array of architectural styles,
beautiful beaches, intriguing galleries and famous
landmarks, it’s the perfect place for sightseeing. The
city is also the gateway for tours to the majestic
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.
After two relaxing days at sea you’ll reach Funchal,
capital of the ‘garden island’ of Madeira. You can
explore enchanting gardens, marvel at the Cabo
Girão sea cliff, or indulge in afternoon tea at the
world-famous Reid’s Hotel.
Las Palmas’ Vagueta district has a mix of architecture
on show; take it all in or join a tour for the chance to
explore more of Gran Canaria, from picturesque
Puerto de Mogán to the charming towns of Teror and
Arucas. Otherwise, Maspalomas Beach, with its oasislike
sand dunes and palm trees, is an ideal spot to
unwind. Tenerife follows, and with a late-night stay
there’s time to uncover some of the island’s best
attractions. There’s the mysterious Pyramids of
Güímar, the Botanical Gardens and countless golden
beaches, but the undoubted highlight is mighty
Mount Teide. This volcano – Spain’s highest peak –
can be reached by cable car.
Your next destination is Gran Tarajal on Fuerteventura.
The town offers an authentic taste of Canarian
culture, coupled with a relaxed feel. There’s the
chance to uncover more of the island on a tour,
including the beautiful, golden sands of Jandia Beach.
A visit to Agadir will add a delightful twist to your
itinerary. With around 300 days of sunshine annually,
it’s Morocco’s main beach resort – and it’s easy to
see why. There are plenty of opportunities to unearth
more of this fascinating country, from taking a
cooking class to shopping for local goods at
colourful souks. You can also tour to the ancient city
of Taroudant. But for the ultimate experience, escape
to the Atlas foothills for a trek amongst the rugged
landscape of arid mountains and ochre-red rocks
softened by lush palm and banana groves.
Vibrant Lisbon then signs off your holiday in style.
Fascinating museums, the adorable Alfama district
and architectural wonders await your discovery.
Canary Islands, Madeira & the Azores
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