Pack in plenty of spellbinding sites on this fantastic sailing, including the
soaring San Antonio Volcano and the golden sand dunes of Maspalomas
Beach. You’ll have the chance to absorb the year-round warmth of the
Canaries and to uncover the Portuguese capital. What’s more, your call into
Tenerife is perfectly timed to coincide with the annual Carnival, where the
colourful parades and street entertainment are sure to be a highlight.
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea on board stylish Black
Watch before arriving into the Spanish city of La
Coruña. Boasting a broad array of architectural styles,
beautiful beaches, intriguing galleries and famous
landmarks, it’s the perfect place for sightseeing.
Highlights include the cultural hub of Maria Pita
Square, the impressive seafront promenade, the
compact Ciudad Vieja (Old Quarter) and the ancient
Tower of Hercules – said to be the world’s oldest
lighthouse. The city is also the gateway for tours to
the bewitching region of Santiago de Compostela.
Home to a majestic, UNESCO-listed cathedral, it’s
one of Christendom’s three global spiritual capitals.
Your following call is perfectly timed to coincide
with the Carnival in Tenerife. This celebration is
considered the second most popular of its kind,
only beaten by the world-renowned Rio Carnival.
Stopping overnight affords time to enjoy a taste
of the action as the celebrations reach the
cosmopolitan capital, Santa Cruz. With colourful
parades, flamboyant costumes, street entertainment
and endless dancing, you’re sure to be in for a
memorable experience. In Las Palmas you can
absorb a mix of architecture in the Vagueta district,
or join a tour to explore more of Gran Canaria, from
tranquil Agaete to the charming towns of Teror and
Arucas. Otherwise, Maspalomas Beach, with its
oasis-like sand dunes and palm trees, is the perfect
spot to unwind.
Afterwards, make way for pretty La Palma, where the
scenery ranges from untouched laurel forests and
tumbling waterfalls to the soaring San Antonio
Volcano. The ‘garden island’ of Madeira and its
capital, Funchal, follow. Explore enchanting gardens,
wander the unique levada walking trails or indulge in
afternoon tea at the world-famous Reid’s Hotel.
You’ll then reach Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon.
Fascinating museums, the adorable backstreets of
the Alfama district, architectural wonders, artnouveau
cafés and more await your discovery. A Tuk
Tuk is a great way to take in the sights. Be sure to visit
Pasteis de Belém too – this café’s famous egg pastry
recipe has remained unchanged for nearly 200 years.
Alternatively, visit the medieval town of Obidos or
picturesque Sintra, all before heading back to the UK.
Canary Islands, Madeira & the Azores
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