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Marella Cruises

Spanish Delights Cruise-May 2020

From €1069pp
Depart From
Fly from Cork
Departure Date
19 May 2020 - 26 May 2020
Duration
7 Nights
Destination
Spain & Gibraltar
Price
From €1069pp
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Ports of call: Palma, Majorca; Huelva (For Seville), Spain; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain; Alicante, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Palma, Majorca

Fly from Cork to Palma and board the Marella Dream for a seven-day Spanish Delights cruise.

Palma: think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

The Huelva region lies in Spain’s south west and, over the years, it’s welcomed the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Ibierians and the British, to name a few. Remains of its past are around every corner – they come in the form of Medieval churches and sunny, centuries-old squares. In between sightseeing stints, be sure to try the seafood. Foodies say it’s up there with Spain’s best.

The Museo De Huelva is packed with artefacts that tell the story of the town’s 3,000-year history. Some of the artworks date back to the 16th century. 

There’s a huge nature reserve on the outskirts of town, called Paraje Natural Marismas del Odiel. It’s home to hundreds of birds, including 1,000 pink flamingos.

Affectionately known as Gib or The Rock, Gibraltar is a little slice of Britain in the Mediterranean. And, just like the motherland, it’s a small stretch of land with a lot to offer.

The history here is largely military-related – you’ll find Nelson’s anchorage where the body of Nelson was brought back to land after the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Parson’s Lodge Battery that dates back to 1875.

Elsewhere, wildlife steals the show. Check out the cheeky Barbary apes or go whale-watching in the Strait.

Set on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, Malaga is a Moorish delight. During the Arab occupation of Spain, the city was the principal port of the Moorish kingdom of Granada. So what does that mean for you? It means the city of Granada and its striking Alhambra Palace are just a short drive away. Prepare to be blown away.

See Malaga’s 16th-century cathedral. It’s known as ‘La Manquita’ or ‘one-armed woman’ because lack of funds meant only one of the two planned towers was completed.

Take in the views from the Alhambra Palace in Granada. This pink-gold, Arabian-style building sits on a hilltop, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The caves in Nerja, an elegant old town on the edge of a cliff, are among the largest and most spectacular in Europe.

A palm-lined promenade packed with waterfront cafés. Whitewashed houses freckled with fuchsia geraniums. World class museums stacked with futuristic attractions.

That’s Alicante in a nutshell, a buzzing city crowned by a fairytale fortress. Of course, this corner of Spain has another string to its bow. Swathe after swathe of powder-soft sand. That’s right, Alicante’s your gateway to the Costa Blanca, where the sun seems to shine permanently on opal-white beaches.

Valencia is an expert in marrying up the old and the new. Ancient Arabian architecture and Gothic churches are given a run for their money by new icons like the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.

Beyond the city borders, Albufera National Park follows the coast south. The massive lake here is home to 250 species of birds, including flamingos.

Cruise itinerary:

Day 1: Palma, Majorca
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Huelva (For Seville), Spain
Day 4: Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
Day 5: Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain
Day 6: Alicante, Spain
Day 7: Valencia, Spain
Day 8: Palma, Majorca

Prices based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges to Palma Majorca
  • 7 night Spanish Delights Cruise on board the Marella Dream in an inside cabin, on an all-inclusive basis
  • 20kg checked baggage per passenger
  • Transfers
  • Tips & gratuities on board

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094,  email cruise@shandontravel.ie request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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