Iberian Peninsular Discovery

Lisbon – Portimao – Cadiz – Tangier – Malaga (8 Days)

Fares From £1,495 pp

IBERIAN PENINSULAR DISCOVERY CRUISE SUMMARY

With extended layovers and three overnight stays, this cruise offers plenty of time to explore some of the most traditional and lively cities of southern Iberia, including the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, where the lively blend of culture, history and cuisine is sure to impress. Highlights include the historic Belem Quarter, the Belem Tower, the Monument of the Discoveries and the Monastery of Jeronimos.

Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy a wine tasting session in the cosy coastal town of Portimão. Visit the chic seaside resort town of Estoril, where the iconic casino inspired Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel. Nestled against the northern slope of the “Serra de Sintra” mountains, Sintra is a picturesque village that is filled with charming narrow roads and lush greenery, then returning to shore, the traditional fishing town of Cascais has been a popular holiday resort for well over a century.

Clinging to Spain’s Atlantic coast, the influence of Cádiz has been felt far and wide for over 4,000 years, while legend has it the beautiful and romantic Andalusian capital of Seville was founded some 3,000 years ago by Hercules.

On this cruise you will also have a chance to visit Jerez de la Frontera, for a guided tour around the city, before being invited to visit an authentic bodega to sample some of its most famous export, Sherry.

Highlights of Tangier include a visit to the breathtaking Caves of Hercules, once believed to connect Morocco with Gibraltar, or an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Medina of Tétouan, on the slopes of Jebel Dersa Mountain, which is one of the most complete holy cities of its kind in North Africa.

In Spain, discover the world-famous Alhambra Palace, the last Iberian capital of the Moors, or enjoy a guided walk around Málaga, before tasting some local delicacies.

CRUISING ON VASCO DA GAMA

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Arrive Lisbon, Portugal islands of the atlantic nicko cruises uk

Fly from London to Lisbon. Board Vasco da Gama.

 

Day 2 – Lisbon, Portugal islands of the atlantic nicko cruises uk

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is located at the mouth of the Tagus River and on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Marvel at the Torre de Belém and discover the Park of Nations, on whose grounds the World’s Fair was held in 1998.

 

Day 3 – Portimao, Portugal the Iberian Experience Nicko Cruises UK

Ship at anchor

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 4 – Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz in Andalusia is a Spanish port city built on a promontory surrounded by the sea on almost all sides where more than 100 watchtowers looked out for merchant and expedition ships. Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and is characterised by a winding old town with many small squares.

 

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You’ll have more time to explore the beauty of Cadiz thanks to an additional day in this wonderful Spanish city.

 

Day 6 – Tangier, Morocco

Experience a true melting pot of different cultures in the enchanting port city of Tangier! Admire the fascinating Anglican Church of Saint Andrew, built in a Moorish style, and marvel at the numerous buildings in Euro-Mediterranean architectural styles in this impressive city in north-west Morocco.

 

Day 7 – Malaga

Pure culture in Málaga! In the birthplace of Picasso on Spain’s Costa del Sol, numerous diverse museums are waiting to be discovered. Let yourself be enchanted by the lively ambience of the port city with its historic monuments, modern trendy neighbourhoods and charming bars with local specialties.

 

Day 8 – Malaga, Spain

Disembark for your return flight home

Transfers abroad are not included in the package price but can booked at an extra cost. Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

05 – 12 Nov 2022 / 26 Nov – 03 Dec 2022 (Reverse direction)

 

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.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overnight in Lisbon, Cádiz and Málaga
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Alhambra, Tétouan and Seville
  • A variety of options for culinary excursions in your ports of call
  • Chance to enjoy excursions to the coastal towns of Lagos and Sagres, or a jeep tour through the mountains and villages of the Algarve
  • Panoramic trip and visit to a wine cellar in Azeitão, for a tasting

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
    • Gratuities
    • WiFi
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection

    Additional Charges

    • Overseas transfers
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements
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