On this enticing winter escape, visit the vibrant Portuguese capital, Lisbon,
before basking in the year-round warmth of Madeira and the Canaries. Unwind
on the stunning beaches of Fuerteventura; stroll around the pretty gardens of
Funchal; marvel at mighty Mount Teide in Tenerife; discover La Palma’s soaring
San Antonio Volcano; and visit charming towns in Gran Canaria. Your holiday
ends in style with a call into the historic Spanish city of La Coruña.
Santiago de Compostela Fuerteventura
Madeira La Palma
Your first port of call is Portugal’s vibrant capital,
Lisbon, where fascinating museums, the adorable
backstreets of the Alfama district and architectural
wonders await your discovery. A Tuk Tuk is a great
way to take in the sights that cannot be reached by
coach. And be sure to visit Pasteis de Belém too –
this café’s famous egg pastry recipe has remained
unchanged for nearly 200 years.
You’ll then get to relax on board before commencing
your island-hopping adventure. First is the ‘garden
island’ of Madeira and its capital, Funchal. Here you
can explore enchanting gardens, marvel at the
impressive Cabo Girão sea cliff, wander the unique
levada walking trails or indulge in afternoon tea at the
world-famous Reid’s Hotel. Calling into pretty La
Palma, you’ll have the chance to uncover the San
Antonio volcanic park. The Teneguia Volcano, which
can be found here, last erupted in 1971. Be sure to
take time to savour a taste of local wines in the
beautiful town of Fuencaliente too.
The capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, has a
cosmopolitan atmosphere and an array of tapas bars
and enlightening museums. Elsewhere on the island
you’ll find the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar, the
Botanical Gardens and countless golden beaches,
but the undoubted highlight is mighty Mount Teide.
This stunning volcano can be reached by cable car.
On the next day you can absorb a mix of architecture
in the Vagueta district of Las Palmas, or join tours to
explore more of Gran Canaria, from picturesque
Puerto de Mogán to Santa Brígida – which is home to
picturesque narrow streets lined with eucalyptus and
balconies adorned with flowers. Otherwise,
Maspalomas Beach, with its oasis-like sand dunes
and palm trees, is the perfect spot to unwind.
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 Shore Tour, including the beautiful, golden sands
of Jandia Beach. Lastly, you’ll make a stop in the
Spanish city of La Coruña, home to beautiful
beaches, intriguing galleries and famous landmarks.
It’s also the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Santiago
de Compostela Cathedral.
Canary Islands, Madeira & the Azores
View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv