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22nd September 2017 • 8 nights • Sails from Liverpool • Boudicca • CRUISE ID: D1722 From trying authentic Asturian cider in Avilés to sampling Basque Pintxos and Rioja wine in Bilbao… On every step of this inspiring journey you’ll unearth the cultures and traditions of Green Spain, with the smaller-scaled Boudicca bringing you closer to this compelling region. Have your camera ready for the Guggenheim Museum, the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the Picos Mountains, the Óscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, and more. Liverpool La Coruña Bilbao (from Getxo) Date Arrive Depart Destination SEPTEMBER 2017 Fri 22 PM Liverpool Sat 23 Cruising Sun 24 early pm late night La Coruña, Galicia, Tours from Getxo to Bilbao bookable prior to departure, subject to availability. For adult travellers only This cruise is for guests aged 18 and above only. Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. España Verde From only £999 per person I think Bilbao is my new favourite place in Spain. The Old Town had a fantastic atmosphere. Bilbao (from Getxo), Basque Country, Spain Take a tour from Getxo to stylish Bilbao, a city bursting with northern Basque charm. Don’t miss opportunities to savour the refreshingly modern design of the Guggenheim, one of the world’s most famous museums; to sample a Pintxo or two, the traditional skewered delicacy; and to discover the Rioja or Txakoli wine the area is renowned for – a glass or two of either of these tasty local tipples is a must. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE After building up an appetite exploring Bilbao’s classical Old Quarter, sample a selection of tempting, traditional Basque Pintxos (mini tapas). La Coruña, Galicia, Spain Boudicca is able to dock in the centre of this Galician gem; step off the gangway and you’ll find yourself in the heart of things, less than 400m from the city. Uncover the many galleries and museums of the Old Quarter, or admire the diverse architecture ranging from Medieval to Modernist, and you’ll experience a less typical and more rewarding side of Spain. And of course, the Tower of Hercules and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites – are not to be missed. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Be in awe of the majestic architecture of Santiago de Compostela, one of Christendom’s three global spiritual capitals. Avilés, Asturias, Spain Avilés’ charm lies mainly in the pretty streets, squares and palaces of the Old Town. You’ll dock close to here and next to the state-ofthe art Óscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, courtesy of Boudicca’s smaller size. The stylish, navigable city centre features cafés, museums and galleries, and for an authentic Asturian experience, delve deep into the history of the traditional cider – ‘sidra’ – with a visit to a rural ‘sideria’ (cider house). Here, you can see the unique way it is poured and enjoy a hearty drop. Santander, Cantabria, Spain Cantabria’s capital makes the most of its setting, nestled handsomely alongside the Bay of Santander and the Magdalena Peninsula, and surrounded by picturesque coastline. Pretty gardens and beaches such as El Sardinero combine to make Santander one of Spain’s delights. Within reach are the natural wonders of Cabarceno Natural Park and the breathtaking Picos Mountains, which can be seen en route to the town of Potes on a tour. independent customer reviews Avilés Santander Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £25 | Balcony Room: £100 | Suite: £107 | Single Rooms from > £1,699 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. Spain Mon 25 early am late night Avilés, Asturias, Spain Tue 26 early am late night Santander, Cantabria, Spain Wed 27 early am late night Bilbao (from Getxo), Basque Country, Spain Thu 28-Fri 29 Cruising Sat 30 AM Liverpool Europe Authentic 163 All of the following included from only £125 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 2 formal nights Santiago de Compostela View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv


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