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

Canaries and Madeira at Christmas

Celebrate Christmas on board Columbus and see in the New Year with a fabulous firework spectacular as you sail to the Canary Islands, Morocco and Portugal on this 17-night no-fly cruise

No Fly Cruise
17 nights from £2909pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Funchal, Madeira
  • Gibraltar
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Christmas Day aboard Columbus promises to be special. After calling at Rotterdam and Lisbon, let our friendly restaurant staff serve your Christmas Dinner and enjoy a sparkling gala show.

Experience the sub-tropical climate of Gran Canaria and discover Lanzarote’s amazing volcanic scenery from the slopes of the Fire Mountains. The lunar landscape has been a backdrop for a number of famous films. Admire imposing Mount Teide on Tenerife and enjoy one of Madeira’s oldest traditions - a thrilling toboggan ride by wicker basket.

From the rail of Columbus witness the spectacular New Year Fireworks over Funchal in Madeira, then join in the onboard party as you sail into 2021. Next, head to cultural Vigo, gateway to Santiago de Compostela.

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Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Rotterdam's architecture is an intriguing mix of old and new. The city was founded in 1328 and today modern glass skyscrapers stand side-by-side with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Day 3-4 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 5 - Lisbon (Portugal)

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 6-7 - At sea

On Christmas Day, enjoy a delicious Christmas Dinner cooked by Columbus' expert chefs, enjoy the unique festivities and mingle with your new found friends

Day 8 - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Las Palmas is the beautiful capital of Gran Canaria and enjoys a sub-tropical climate. Its stunning beaches and soaring peaks have made it a popular destination for tourists. The capital, Las Palmas, has several beautiful parks and a historic centre with spectacular architecture. There are also fascinating museums including the Christopher Columbus Museum.

Day 9 - Arrecife (Lanzarote)

In the 15th century, Arrecife was a small fishing harbour. Today it is the capital of Lanzarote, the fourth largest island in the Canaries, located just north of the Tropic of Cancer. Perhaps enjoy duty free shopping at Calle Leon y Castila.

Day 10 - Santa Cruz (La Palma)

In Santa Cruz stunning green hills form a dramatic backdrop to the black sandy beach.

Day 11 - Santa Cruz (Tenerife)

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary archipelago and is overlooked by the imposing Mount Teide. The island's fascinating capital, Santa Cruz, is home to several museums, churches and restaurants. Perhaps visit the exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park or Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens and aquarium.

Day 12 - Funchal (Madeira)

Funchal is the capital of Madeira and set in a spectacular natural ampitheatre. As Columbus approaches, admire the whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the mountain. A cable car runs above the city to Monte, the start of the wicker toboggan ride. Popular souvenirs include wicker baskets and the famous Madeira wine.

Day 13-14 - At Sea

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

Day 15 - Vigo for Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

In the Galician province of Pontevedra, situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, lies the city of Vigo. In 1702, an English and Dutch force fought and defeated the French and Spanish fleets anchored here. Vigo's fishing origin and strong maritime history has left an appealing old quarter with a labyrinth of steep and winding narrow streets. This is an excellent base from which to visit the towns and villages along the Vigo estuary and the Cies Isles that form part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. Nearby is Santiago de Compostela, Christendom's third most holy pilgrimage shrine.

Day 16-17 - At sea

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

Day 18 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Colombus in London Tilbury.

Price Includes

  • 17 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
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK currency onboard
  • Child-free ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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