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Incredible Iberian Discovery

Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain and Portugal on this luxury Mediterranean cruise on board expedition ship Scenic Eclipse, from the historic city of Lisbon to Seville Tangier, Cartagena, Mallorca and Barcelona.

Luxury Expedition Holiday
Lisbon
Portimao
Cartagena
Malaga
Mallorca
Tangier
Seville

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Explore the indelible and awe-inspiring contributions of the Portuguese, the Moors and Spaniards as you follow in the historical footsteps of these great seafarers. Exclusive access to dock in the elegant city of Seville overnight will be just one of the many highlights of this handcrafted itinerary.

Like the explorers of old, set sail from Portugal’s capital Lisbon and follow the Atlantic coast past the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean. Along the way, be charmed by quaint fishing villages, ancient Roman ruins boasting spectacular artworks and idyllic glistening beaches that are perfect for soaking up the sun.

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Incredible Iberian Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - Lisbon

Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Please book your flight to arrive into Lisbon prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 - Portimão

On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Days 3-4 - Seville (Spain)

On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architect's dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Explore the monuments including the Casa de Pilatos or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba, or join a Flamenco class and learn new skills from an expert dancer. Join a guided bike tour passing by several sites, including Alcázar Palace, the Plaza de España and Jardines de Murillo. Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.

Day 5 - Puerto Banus

Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella. Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.

Day 6 - Malaga (Spain)

Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants' centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city as you are guided by an archeologist. Choose to discover the village of Mijas to indulge in chocolate tasting, or enjoy a rural journey of Málaga visiting the oil factory Bravoliva and the orange grove Juanito Orange. Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour, or choose to hike along El Caminito del Rey, a spectacular path running through cliffs, canyons, and a large valley.

Day 7 - Cartagena

A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution, or visit a local family ranch and be amazed by the pure Spanish-bred horses. Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.

Day 8 - Ibiza

Whilst Ibiza is known for its dazzling sunsets and thriving nightlife scene, there is more to this island than meets the eye. Home to beautiful nature and superb beaches, you will also discover archaeological sites and small villages almost untouched by modern life. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Visit a small farm run by a local family where you will get back to the roots making food from scratch in a fun and relaxed cheese making workshop, or discover the medieval charms of Old Town Ibiza, otherwise known as D’Alt Vila, on a narrated walking tour. Alternatively, discover Bibo Park and enjoy a Aloe Vera workshop, or enjoy a beach day in Playa de Talamanca, a long, curved beach with soft white sand and clear turquoise water. Explore the sites of Ibiza on a bike tour.

Day 9 - Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca offers a rich cultural heritage inherited from the Romans, Moors and Catholics who lived here successively since 123 BC. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Palma’s casco antiguo, and admire its elegant archways, grand historic palacios, medieval churches and charming squares. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Discover the small village of Sóller on a walking tour, visiting a monastery and botanic garden. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral. Hike along the sea cliffs, looking out to the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean before snorkeling through some of the caves.

Day 10 - Mahon

Known for its British-style Georgian houses and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Mahon is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town.Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. Discover the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart out of Barcelona after 12:00 PM. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance

Please contact us for the latest dates and prices

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