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European Adventure Tours

Cruising Spain, Portugal & Morocco: Malaga to Lisbon

From €3285pp
Flights not Included
Depart From
Sail from Malaga
Departure Date
27 Aug 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
Multiple departures throughout the year
Duration
8 days
Destination
Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Price
From €3285pp
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Taste the Iberian lifestyle with a pinch of Morocco

Discover the joys of southern Spain and Portugal – plus a splash of North Africa – on this eight-day Adventure Cruising tour. Explore the historic sites of three countries linked by a shared Moorish history, from the townhouses of Ronda to the ancient fortifications of the Castle of Silves. In between daily excursions enjoy free time to stretch out on the deck of your comfortable small ship or indulge in the cafe cultures of iconic cities. This mix of cultural activities and sun-soaked leisure makes this cruise is perfect for travellers who want to experience the Iberian lifestyle with a dash of Morocco.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Sip Andalusian wine varietals and munch local snacks like jamon in a tiny bodega (boutique grocer) on the outskirts of clifftop Ronda.
  • Let a local guide you through the labyrinthian medina in Tangier, where you can barter with vendors over local trinkets before you stop to sip mint tea in a local haunt.
  • Get amongst it in hip, vibrant Seville. Get started with a walking tour with a local guide and then explore at your own pace.
  • Check out the eerily beautiful tomb effigies of the lords of Moguer during a visit to the 14th-century Santa Clara Monastery on an afternoon trip ashore.
  • Wander the ancient Moorish fortifications of the Castle of Silves and get awesome views of the surrounding countryside from the hilltop complex.
  • This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30—50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about and Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. Ancient sites and historic places frequently feature cobbled streets and uneven ground that you may have to navigate in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.
  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort
  • There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

Day 1: Malaga

Welcome to Malaga! Embarkation begins at 3 pm, but there is plenty to explore in this energetic and creative city if you arrive with time to spare. The hillside Castle of Gibralfaro offers amazing views over the city and is a lovely place to while away a few idle hours. After boarding the vessel in the afternoon, settle in and listen to a safety and welcome briefing. Get to know your fellow travellers over an on-board dinner before setting sail for Sotogrande overnight.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Welcome Dinner

Meals Included

  • Dinner

Special Information

A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Malaga Airport to the Port of Malaga or from Malaga Airport to the hotel if you have booked pre tour accommodation with us. Please advise your flight details at least 14 days prior to departure. Luggage can be dropped off at the ship from midday. Feel free to explore Malaga at your leisure until boarding commences at 3 pm.

Day 2: Sotogrande

Drive to Ronda in the morning, then set out on a guided walking tour of the Old and New Town. Set high above the deep El Tajo Gorge, Ronda is a spectacular town (and photographers dream) which has long been a magnet for artists and bohemians. Next, visit a family run Bodega just out of town for lunch and wine tasting. The food is all homemade and can consist of Spanish tapas with bread, olive oil, chorizo, cheese, Spanish potato omelette and often paella. Enjoy wine tastings seated outside amongst the beautiful winery. Return to your ship and sail overnight to Tangier, Morocco.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Special Information

Lunch is served late on this day than what you may be used to so it might be a good idea to pick up a little snack while in Rhonda in the morning to keep you well fueled. And this is the perfect excuse to try another local delicacy!

Day 3: Tangier

Today the group breaks up into smaller parties for a day tour of Tangier. Explore the medina with a local guide, sip mint tea at Cafe Hafa and perhaps lunch with the group during an optional meal of Moroccan favourites. After you’re all shopped out, continue to the Caves of Hercules, where the hero rested according to Roman and Greek legend. Overnight at port.
Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4: Tangier - Chefchaouen

 

Rise and shine for an early drive in a private van (approximately 2.5 hours) to Chefchaouen, the famous blue-washed city that sits below the Rif Mountains. The blue buildings provide a dramatic juxtaposition to the surrounding countryside and it’s no wonder photographers flock to the city. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful cobbled laneways and buzzing squares before returning to the boat in Tangier. Cruise overnight to Seville.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5: Seville

Spend the day in Seville on a walking tour with a local guide and learn a little of the history behind the awe-inspiring architecture. With both Christian and Moorish influences, Seville is an architectural haven. Do what you please with a free afternoon. Perhaps visit the eponymous gothic cathedral where Christopher Columbus is entombed. Or maybe you’d prefer to hit a flamenco club for a little dancing before returning to the ship tonight. Cruise towards Huelva overnight.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Seville - Full Day Visit

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6:Huelva

In the morning, disembark in Huelva and take a bus to Moguer (approximately 1 hour). Visit Santa Clara Monastery, a complex which includes a 14th-century gothic church and a functional 18th-century monastery. Continue to El Rabida where replicas of the boats Christopher Columbus' sailed on his colonial missions are on display. Spend some time exploring the site before returning to the boat for a free afternoon. If you want to visit a good swimming beach near by your leader will be able to provide some local recommendations. Sail overnight to Portimao.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 7: Portimao

 

Arrive in Portimao in the morning. Take a trip inland to Silves, a town largely destroyed by a 17th-century earthquake. Explore the centuries-old Moorish Castle of Silves complex, visit the 13th-century Silves Cathedral (built by Alfonso X of Castile) and admire the 15th-century Silves Bridge. Take a walking tour of Lagos' walled Old Town before returning to Portimao for dinner on board. Overnight at port.

Accommodation

  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Tour of Silves with Castle entry
  • Lagos - Walking Tour

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8: Lisbon

 

Disembark in Portimao after breakfast and transfer by bus to Lisbon. Your Adventure Cruising tour ends on arrival in central Lisbon at about midday.
 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Harmony G

With its sleek look and state-of-the-art engine technology, the Harmony G will remind you of private yachts found in famous ports around the world.

The Rolls Royce of our Intrepid adventure cruising fleet, this spacious motor yacht travels to some of our sunnier destinations such as Portugal, Spain and Morocco. At 54 metres (177 feet) long, this motor yacht can accommodate up to 44 guests in 21 well-appointed cabins and reaches a cruising speed of 10 knots. Launched in 2001 and freshly renovated in 2013, the Harmony G has modern and stylish furnishings. Fewer passengers mean you get more personalised service. We believe eating is an important part of travel, so the onboard menu reflects your travel destination. And we dock away from the tourists in smaller ports and secret spots, allowing easy access to the heart of a destination

Price is based per person and includes:

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

Transport

  • Small cruise ship, Bus, small boat

Accommodation

  • Small cruise ship 7 nights

Included activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour
  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour
  • Seville - Full Day Visit
  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels
  • Tour of Silves with Castle entry
  • Lagos - Walking Tour

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • International flights- we'll fimd the best fares for your chosen departure dates
  • Travel insurance 
  • Extend your holiday with a stay in Malaga or Lisbon

Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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