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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Portugal and Seville Fiesta

Soak up the sunshine in springtime on this no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth to Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar. Visit Seville during the famous Feria de Abril fiesta

No Fly Cruise
12 nights from £699pp

cruises from the uk Holiday
  • Lisbon
  • Gibraltar
  • La Coruna
  • Cadiz is gateway to Seville

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Cruise and Maritime

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Portugal and Seville Fiesta Special Offer

Join Marco Polo in the Spring cruising from Bristol Avonmouth along the Atlantic Coast to Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.

Visit Lisbon, the most western capital in Europe and discover the city's quirky charm and character. Cruise on to Portimao which started life as a fishing village and is today the second largest town on Portugal's Algarve. Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean sea and the best place for seeing the famous Barbary apes which occupy the island.

A highlight of this cruise in an overnight stop in Cadiz, the oldest populated city in Spain. Cadiz gives the chance to visit Seville during the famous Feria de Abril fiesta. This is Spain's annual biggest party and a very colourful affair. Continue on to Leixoes in Portugal, situated just north of the River Douro and gateway to Oporto. This area is renowned for it's port wine production.

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Portugal and Seville Fiesta Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

Day 2 - 3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Lisbon (Portugal)

The Portuguese capital has a quirky charm and much character. The steep, cobbled streets of the ancient Moorish Alfama district lead to wonderful viewpoints looking over the city. Perhaps enjoy a visit to the unique four-storey Belem Tower fortress, the breathtaking Jeronimos Monastery or the modern Monument to the Discoveries, shaped like the prow of a sailing ship. Lisbon's magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

Day 5 - Portimao

Located on the bank of the river Arade, Portimao is an historic town with a a bustling harbour, charming waterfront and excellent shopping. It is ideally situated for exploring Portugal's beautiful Algarve. Praia da Rocha, just south of the town of Portimao, is perhaps the most famous beach resort in the Algarve. Here you will find a stunning beach, honey-hued cliffs and striking rock formations.

Day 6 - Gibraltar

Gibraltar and Mt Abyla were known as the Pillars of Hercules in ancient times. Today it is a renowned headland under British rule. Keep an eye out for the famous Barbary apes that live on the island and perhaps enjoy a cable car ride for panoramic views across to Africa.

Day 7 - 8 - Cádiz (Spain)

Believed to be one of Europe's oldest cities, it is from Cadiz that Spain's many galleons once sailed in quest of New World treasure. Admire its ancient palaces and castles, cathedrals and churches, museums and gardens. The picturesque old city looks quite Moorish in appearance with its narrow cobbled streets and small squares. From Cadiz you can reach the beautiful city of Seville, home to flamenco and bullfights, with its impressive Gothic Cathedral and the Alcazar which was the palace of Spanish kings for nearly seven centuries.

Day 9 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 - Leixões (Portugal)

Leixoes is the gateway to Oporto, a colourful city with soaring bell towers, baroque churches and medieval relics. Optional excursions include a boat trip on the River Douro for a different view of the city’s labyrinthine streets or why not relax in the gorgeous botanical gardens, with fountains, sculptures, giant magnolias, olive trees and stunning views of the city and Douro River.

Day 11 - La Coruña (Spain)

La Coruna, nicknamed the Crystal City, is situated in the beautiful region of Galicia. Admire the glass-fronted buildings along the seafront promenade and the Torre del Hercules lighthouse. Peruse the beautiful old streets in Ciudad Vieja and explore the colonnaded Maria Pita Square.

Day 12 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 13 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Child-free ship
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Marco Polo
Apr 14£1679£699

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat IG cabin. Single cabins are available at a supplement
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available - please contact us for details
  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £359