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

Portugal and Seville Fiesta

Discover the magic of Portugal, Morocco and Gibraltar and enjoy a visit to Seville during the famous ‘Feria de Abril’ fiesta on this 13-night no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth. There is also the option to embark and disembark in Cobh

No Fly Cruise
13 nights from £1049pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Lisbon skyline, Portugal
  • Oporto, Portugal
  • Seville, Spain

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to 30% PLUS second passenger cruises half price! Now from just £1049pp. 1st passenger from £1399, 2nd passenger from £699. Book by 31 Jul 2019

Portugal and Seville Fiesta Special Offer

Wander through the maze of narrow streets in Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital, and discover the highlights of Gibraltar including the famous Barbary apes and St. Michael's Cave.

In Morocco, enjoy a visit to the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca which showcases a blend of ornate Maresque architecture and Art Deco. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore Marrakech. An overnight stay in Cadiz is ample time to explore this historical city with its charming old town and abundance of museums.

From Cadiz, take the opportunity to explore Seville during the famous ‘Feria de Abril’ fiesta. Discover the lovely city of Oporto and perhaps enjoy a boat trip along the River Douro or sample the famous port wine.

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Portugal & Seville Fiesta Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Avonmouth

Embark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

Day 2-3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on relaxing days 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 - At Sea

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

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 - Casablanca (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. Explore the medina and the Habbous souk district selling all manner of items. 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 8-9 - Cádiz for Seville (Spain)

The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years. Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline. Cadiz also has a fine collection of ancient and contemporary art in its many museums. From Cadiz, take the opportunity to explore Seville during the famous ‘Feria de Abril’ fiesta.

Day 10 - At Sea

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

Day 11 - Leixões for Oporto (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 12 - At Sea

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

Day 13 - 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 14 - Bristol Avonmouth

Disembark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

Price Includes

  • 13 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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