Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

Oct. 9-17, 2017 [on request only]

Tour Details

Type: 
Cruise
Number of days: 
9
Cost: 
$5,295 (and up)
Activity Level: 
Moderately Active
Tour Operator: 
Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.
Tour Brochure 
Tour Description 

INCLUDED FEATURES ON BOARD THE EXCLUSIVELY CHARTERED, FIVE‑STAR SMALL SHIP M.S. LE LYRIAL

  • Seven-night cruise from Barcelona, Spain, to Lisbon, Portugal, with port calls at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Valencia and Almería in Andalusia for Granada, and Seville, Spain; Gibraltar, British Crown Colony; and Portimão, Portugal.
  • Elegantly appointed, Five-Star Suite or Stateroom, each with a private bathroom.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • All meals—continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner—throughout the cruise, featuring fine international and regional cuisine, served at single, unassigned seatings.
  • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise.
  • Excursion to the Carthusian Monastery in Valldemossa, a former residence of composer Frédéric Chopin, featuring a recital.
  • Tour of the historic Spanish and Balearic Island port of Palma de Mallorca, featuring its medieval Old City and the 14th-century Bellver Castle.
  • Walking tour of Valencia, featuring a visit to its 15th-century Silk Exchange, La Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Full-day excursion to Granada, featuring a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Alhambra Palace and the lush Generalife Gardens, and lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Visit to the British Crown Colony of Gibraltar, featuring the “Top of the Rock” and St. Michael’s Cave.
  • Remarkable cruise into the heart of extraordinary Seville on Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river.”
  • Tour of Seville, highlighted by the rich historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Giralda Tower, the lavishly decorated Seville Cathedral and the Moorish Alcázar.
  • Specially arranged flamenco dance performance.
  • Visit to the former Moorish capital of Silves to see the best-preserved castle in Portugal’s magnificent Algarve province.
  • Excursion to the scenic port town of Lagos in the Algarve, featuring the Baroque Church of St. Anthony.
Itinerary 

Day | Destination

1 | Depart the U.S. or Canada 2 | Barcelona, Spain/Embark M.S. LE LYRIAL 3 |  Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands 4 | Valencia 5 | Almería for Granada, Andalusia/Motril 6 | Gibraltar, British Crown Colony 7 | Cruise the Guadalquivir River to Seville, Andalusia, Spain  8 | Portimão, the Algarve, Portugal 9 | Lisbon/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada

*Cruise itinerary is subject to change

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