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Canary Islands and Iberian Treasures

Sail to the historic cities of Lisbon, Seville and La Coruna on this 16-night no-fly cruise, and discover exotic Morocco, beautiful Madeira and the sun-kissed Canary Islands. There is also the option to embark in Cobh

No Fly Cruise
16 nights from £1119pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Santa Cruz, Tenerife
  • Cobh
  • La Coruna
  • Cadiz
  • Gibraltar
  • Casablanca
  • Lanzarote
  • Botanical Gardens, Madeira
  • Lisbon

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Second passenger cruises free! Now from just £1119pp 1st passenger from £2239, 2nd passenger free

Canary Islands and Iberian Treasures Special Offer

Sail south for the chance to discover the historic cities of Lisbon and Seville, Morocco's bazaars, colourful Madeira and the Canary Islands, with the chance to visit the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela from La Coruna. 

After calling at Cobh, Ireland's gateway to the city of Cork and legendary Blarney Castle, cruise to Spain. Here, admire La Coruna's glass-fronted buildings that line the seafront promenade then visit the ancient city of Cadiz for the opportunity to visit Seville. Call at Gibraltar, home to the famous Barbary apes, and lively Casablanca on Morocco's coast.

Set sail for the volcanic Canary Islands; discover the extraordinary landscapes of Lanzarote and explore Tenerife, dominated by Mount Tiede. Visit Funchal on the exotic island of Madeira and the historic Portuguese city of Lisbon, where the ancient Moorish Alfama district offers stunning views.

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Canary Islands and Iberian Treasures Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Port (UK)

Embark Magellan in Bristol Port.

Day 2 - Cobh for Cork (Ireland)

Cobh lies at the mouth of the River Lee and has one of the best natural harbours in the world. See the brightly coloured houses which line the streets from the waterfront and the imposing St Coleman's Cathedral. Cobh is also the gateway to the city of Cork and optional excursions to the legendary Blarney Castle.

Day 3 - At Sea

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

Day 4 - La Coruña for Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

La Coruna, nicknamed the Crystal City, is situated in the beautiful region of Galicia. Perhaps 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 5 - At Sea

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

Day 6 - Cádiz for Seville

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 with its impressive Gothic Cathedral and the Alcazar which was the palace of Spanish kings for nearly seven centuries.

Day 7 - 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 8 - Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco)

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco full of vibrant boulevards and colourful bazaars, and with a history going back centuries. Following an earthquake in 1755 the town was rebuilt and renamed Dar Al Beida (The White House) in Arabic, which the Spanish eventually translated as Casablanca. The French gave Casablanca its wide boulevards, public parks and imposing civic buildings. The astonishing Hassan II Mosque dominates the entire city. It has the world's tallest minaret and the prayer hall can accommodate 25,000.

Day 9 - At Sea

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

Day 10 - 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 11 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (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 amphitheatre. 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 - At Sea

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

Day 14 - 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.

Days 15-16 - At Sea

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

Day 17 - Bristol Port (UK)

Disembark Magellan in Bristol Port.

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

Price Includes

  • 16 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
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