Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberian Peninsula

11-Days | Tenerife • La Palma • La Gomera • Lanzarote • Agadir • Casablanca • Cadiz • Portimão • Lisbon

Fares From £1,835

Single Supplement 15%

Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberian Peninsula – Cruise Summary 

Discover the Portuguese Algarve, Spanish Andalusia and Moorish North Africa, on this springtime cruise that begins with the most beautiful islands of the Canaries.

On the island of La Palma, explore the UNESCO nature reserve of Los Tilos and the gigantic volcanic crater of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, before winding down with a glass of local wine at an exclusive tasting.

Tiny La Gomera is a place of lush green forests and steep mountains. Hike the UNESCO World Heritage Garajonay National Park, sit back and relax on a panoramic tour across the north of the island, or enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches to the south.

On Lanzarote, admire the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya National Park, created by a series of volcanic eruptions in 1730. Or visit the unique Cactus Garden, designed by local artist Cesar Manrique, followed by the Museum of Contemporary Art, located inside an old military fort.

Arriving in Morocco, immerse yourself in the exotic souks of Agadir’s old quarter, or take a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Medina and “Scala de la Kasbah” fortress of Essaouira. Alternatively, stroll through the labyrinthine alleyways of magical Marrakesh.

In Casablanca, tour the Dar Al Ala “House of Music” Museum and marvel at the breath-taking main minaret of the Hassan II Mosque, the tallest of its kind in the Islamic world. Or take the opportunity to enjoy a full-day excursion to the capital of Rabat.

In Spain, explore Cádiz, known as ‘The White City,’ which appears to shimmer like silver in the sunlight. Enjoy a very special tapas cooking class in a quaint bodega and visit Jerez de la Frontera for a guided tour, before sampling the city’s most famous export, Sherry. Or you may like to visit the romantic Andalusian capital of Seville.

On the Portuguese coast, experience a taste of traditional fishing life in the historic city of Portimão and look out across the Atlantic Ocean from Sagres Point, the edge of the known world before the Age of Discovery. Visit the lively town of Lagos, which is renowned for its unique mix of culture and beaches. Or for those who fancy a little more adventure than Sagres and Lagos, explore the mountain villages of the Algarve by jeep.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The islands of La Palma, La Gomera and Lanzarote in the Canaries

  • Three days in Morocco to explore its most exotic cities, including Casablanca and Marrakesh

  • Tapas-tasting in Cádiz and sherry-tasting in Jerez

  • Chance to visit Seville, the birthplace of Flamenco

  • Overnight in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region

Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Departure time: 20:00
 
Santa Cruz de Tenerife enchants with picturesque Art Nouveau architecture, colorful carnival events and the outstanding architecture of the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”. You can also explore the breathtaking national park around the highest mountain in Spain, the Teide, as well as the enchanting city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna!

Embarkation 15:00 – 17:00

 

 

 
 
 
 

Day 2 – Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 23:00
 
Stroll through the narrow streets along the historic colonial houses, let yourself be pampered with homemade tapas and delicious wines in the charming bars and restaurants in Santa Cruz de La Palma and convince yourself that the enchanting Canary Island of La Palma is rightly called “La Isla Bonita” – the beautiful island – is called!

 

 
 

Day 3 – San Sebastian de la Gomera, Canary Islands

Berthing time: 07:00 Departure time: 17:00
 
Welcome to San Sebastian, the capital of the small Canary Island. The Garajonay National Park in particular is a popular destination and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A circular hiking trail leads through the mystical cloud forest to beautiful viewpoints and to the tiny mountain village of Las Hayas. From Vallehermoso you have a magnificent panoramic view of the hilly green landscape and the sea beyond. In the south, sun worshipers get their money’s worth – with mostly cloudless skies and sandy beaches that invite you to relax.

 

 
 

Day 4 – Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 17:00
The Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote offers a unique natural experience. You look at huge lava fields and deep lava valleys from which volcanic cones protrude. This lava landscape is unique in Europe. As you drive through the fields and valleys to the edge of open volcanic craters, you can feel the heat rising from the earth.
 

 

 

 

 
 

Day 5 – Agadir, Morocco

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 17:00
Moroccan Agadir was founded in 1505 by sailors from Portugal. Agadir is also known as “the white city by the sea”. Today it is considered the most modern city in Morocco and is a popular holiday destination. The city is characterised by beautiful beaches and a waterfront promenade. In the picturesque old town you feel like you are in a story from 1001 Nights.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Day 6 – Casablanca, Morocco

Docking time: 18:00
The lively metropolis attracts visitors from all over the world with its diversity. Experience Casablanca’s Arab-Muslim heritage with a visit to the imposing Hassan II Mosque, discover charming colonial-era buildings or stroll through the modern business center, one of Morocco’s most important economic centres.

 

 

 

Day 7 – Casablanca, Morocco

Departure time: 20:00
 
Another full-day to enjoy everything this incredible destination has to offer.
 
 
 
 

Day 8 – Cadiz (Seville), Spain

Docking time: 12:00 Departure time: 22:00
Cádiz in Andalusia is a Spanish port city built on a headland and surrounded by the sea on almost all sides. The more than 100 watchtowers traditionally looked out for merchant and expedition ships. Cádiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and is characterised by a winding old town with many small squares.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Day 9 – Portimao (Algarve), Portugal

Berthing time: 08:00
Stroll along the picturesque promenade in Portimão or watch the hustle and bustle of the charming Portuguese port city from a shady spot. The historic old town gives the place a special flair!

 

 
 
 

Day 10 – Portimao (Algarve), Portugal

Departure time: 10:00
Stroll along the picturesque promenade in Portimão or watch the hustle and bustle of the charming Portuguese port city from a shady spot. The historic old town gives the place a special flair!
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Day 11 – Lisbon, Portugal

Berthing time: 08:00
In Lisbon, the famous monument Padrão des Descobrimentos reminds of adventurous seafarers like the namesake of our VASCO DA GAMA or Ferdinand Magellan. Explore the fascinating metropolis and enjoy the Portuguese way of life!

Disembarkation until 09:00

 

 

 
 

Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Fares From £1,835

Single Supplement 15%

 

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

For frequently asked questions please visit Nicko FAQs

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Gratuities
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection
    • Transfers abroad

    Additional Charges

    • Drinks package
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

or email

sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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