Spain & Portugal
Lisbon to Malaga
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Location

Spain-Portugal

Travel Period

08 June 2019 - 22 October 2019

From (Port)

Lisbon/Portimao, Portugal

Duration

8 days

Price

From 1554 $ per person



General Info

History-rich Spain and Portugal welcome you for your next small ship cruise adventure ,with the company of up to 49 fellow passengers. The unique and varied peninsulas of both countries offer a natural playground to be best experienced by a small ship, and so we have designed the ultimate itinerary for you to experience the destinations we visit in depth, always keeping in mind your comfort and safety. Discover Seville, built along the Guadalquivir river with several UNESCO classified monuments and a rich Moorish and Spanish heritage. Granada with her brilliant architectural jewels. Jerez de la Frontera, an Andalusian world famous for its architecture, sherry and fine horses. Ronda, birthplace of bull fighting. Gibraltar, a British outpost right in the South of Spain.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Lisbon/Portimao, Portugal
  • Day 2 | Portimao, Portugal
  • Day 3 | Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain
  • Day 4 | Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz, Spain
  • Day 5 | Bolonia or Arroyo Beach, Spain - Gibraltar, UK
  • Day 6 | Gibraltar, UK - Puerto Banus, Spain
  • Day 7 | Malaga, Spain
  • Day 8 | Malaga, Spain

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1

Lisbon/Portimao, Portugal

Meeting at 1 pm at Lisbon Hotel (name to be advised) and escorted bus transfer to Portimao to embark your ship. We arrive in Portimao at approximately 5 pm.  Embarkation, Welcome Cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Portimao.

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Day 2

Portimao, Portugal

Our half day optional excursion will take us to Silves, 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, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. We return to Portimao for late lunch and prepare for departure. Overnight at sea to Seville.
Variety Day
Day 3

Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain

Morning sailing up the Guadalquivir river and midday arrival. Afternoon optional excursion in Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring 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.
Variety Day
Day 4

Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz, Spain

Full day optional excursion in Seville and to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the cathedral. (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.
Variety Day
Day 5

Bolonia or Arroyo Beach, Spain - Gibraltar, UK

This morning, enjoy a refreshing swim stop on the way to Gibraltar. Early afternoon arrival at Gibraltar. Afternoon optional excursion in the “Rock”. We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites, and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 6

Gibraltar, UK - Puerto Banus, Spain

Early morning sailing to Porto Banus. Arrival in Porto Banus and swimstop at anchor. After lunch we enjoy an optional 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. Our optional excursion will include visits to the an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, 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.
Variety Day
Day 7

Malaga, Spain

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. Afternoon return to the ship and dinner on board. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 8

Malaga, Spain

Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1

    Lisbon/Portimao, Portugal

    Meeting at 1 pm at Lisbon Hotel (name to be advised) and escorted bus transfer to Portimao to embark your ship. We arrive in Portimao at approximately 5 pm.  Embarkation, Welcome Cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Portimao.

  • Day 2

    Portimao, Portugal

    Our half day optional excursion will take us to Silves, 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, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. We return to Portimao for late lunch and prepare for departure. Overnight at sea to Seville.
  • Day 3

    Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain

    Morning sailing up the Guadalquivir river and midday arrival. Afternoon optional excursion in Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring 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

    Full day optional excursion in Seville and to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the cathedral. (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

    Bolonia or Arroyo Beach, Spain - Gibraltar, UK

    This morning, enjoy a refreshing swim stop on the way to Gibraltar. Early afternoon arrival at Gibraltar. Afternoon optional excursion in the “Rock”. We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites, and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Overnight in port.
  • Day 6

    Gibraltar, UK - Puerto Banus, Spain

    Early morning sailing to Porto Banus. Arrival in Porto Banus and swimstop at anchor. After lunch we enjoy an optional 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. Our optional excursion will include visits to the an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, 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, Spain

    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. Afternoon return to the ship and dinner on board. Overnight in port.
  • Day 8

    Malaga, Spain

    Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Port Charges
08 June 2019 $ 2590 $ 3050 $ 3250 $ 3890 $ 415
11 August 2019 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 3050 $ 1830 $ 3250 $ 1950 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 415
16 September 2019 $ 2590 $ 3050 $ 3250 $ 3890 $ 415
22 October 2019 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 3050 $ 1830 $ 3250 $ 1950 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 415
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Harmony V

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Highlights

Ronda


The town is divided by a 360-foot-deep ravine —El Tajo— which is spanned by three bridges, including the newer Puente Nuevo, a graceful 18th-century stone structure high above the Guadalevín River.

Gibraltar


Behold the legendary Rock of Gibraltar, a 1,300-foot limestone tower, known in ancient times as one of the Pillars of Hercules. Gibraltar is also the only European colony home of the Barbary macaque monkeys.

Seville


Enjoy the privilege of cruising on a small ship: Cruise up the Guadalquivir River right into the heart of Seville. Seville is the birthplace of flamenco and Don Juan, the legendary home of powerful Moorish kings.

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