Spain & Portugal
Malaga to Lisbon
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Location

Spain-Portugal

Travel Period

15 June 2019 - 06 May 2020

From (Port)

Malaga, Spain

Duration

8 days

Price

From 1554 $ per person



General Info

History rich Spain and Portugal welcome you for your next small ship cruise adventure. 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. With the company of up to 49 fellow passengers, 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 | Malaga, Spain
  • Day 2 | Malaga, Spain
  • Day 3 | Malaga - Puerto Banus, Spain - Gibraltar, UK
  • Day 4 | Gibraltar, UK – Bolonia or Arroyo Beach- Seville, Spain
  • Day 5 | Seville, Spain
  • Day 6 | Seville – Jerez de la Frontera – Cadiz, Spain
  • Day 7 | Portimao, Portugal
  • Day 8 | Portimao/Lisbon, Portugal

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1

Malaga, Spain

Embarkation at 3 pm. Welcome cocktail and
dinner on board. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 2

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.  In the afternoon we leave Granada to return to Malaga. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 3

Malaga - Puerto Banus, Spain - Gibraltar, UK

Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning 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 witnessed once a year at the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros, is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to 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. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 4

Gibraltar, UK – Bolonia or Arroyo Beach- Seville, Spain

Optional half day 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. Midday sailing to Seville with a swim stop on the way. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 5

Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain

This morning we sail up the Guadalquivir river. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to 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 Seville port.
Variety Day
Day 6

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 Jerez Cathedral before we continue to Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. (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. Overnight at sea to Portimao – Portugal.
Variety Day
Day 7

Portimao, Portugal

Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon 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. Return to Portimao for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 8

Portimao/Lisbon, Portugal

Disembarkation. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon at 8:00. Arrival to Lisbon hotel (name to be advised) at approximately 12:30.
  • Day 1

    Malaga, Spain

    Embarkation at 3 pm. Welcome cocktail and
    dinner on board. Overnight in port.
  • Day 2

    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.  In the afternoon we leave Granada to return to Malaga. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
  • Day 3

    Malaga - Puerto Banus, Spain - Gibraltar, UK

    Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning 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 witnessed once a year at the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros, is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to 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. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.
  • Day 4

    Gibraltar, UK – Bolonia or Arroyo Beach- Seville, Spain

    Optional half day 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. Midday sailing to Seville with a swim stop on the way. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 5

    Guadalquivir River - Seville, Spain

    This morning we sail up the Guadalquivir river. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to 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 Seville port.
  • Day 6

    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 Jerez Cathedral before we continue to Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. (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. Overnight at sea to Portimao – Portugal.
  • Day 7

    Portimao, Portugal

    Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon 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. Return to Portimao for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.
  • Day 8

    Portimao/Lisbon, Portugal

    Disembarkation. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon at 8:00. Arrival to Lisbon hotel (name to be advised) at approximately 12:30.

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
15 June 2019 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 3050 $ 1830 $ 3250 $ 1950 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 415
18 August 2019 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 3050 $ 1830 $ 3250 $ 1950 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 415
23 September 2019 -40% $ 2590 $ 1554 $ 3050 $ 1830 $ 3250 $ 1950 $ 3890 $ 2334 $ 415
06 May 2020 -10% $ 2790 $ 2511 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3490 $ 3141 $ 3990 $ 3591 $ 430
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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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