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

Tastes of Spain and Portugal

Dover - La Pallice (France) - Bilbao (Spain) - Leixoes (Portugal) - Cadiz (Spain) - Casablanca (Morocco) - Arrecife (Lanzarote) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Puerto de la Estaca (El Hierro) - Lisbon (Portugal) - Dover

No Fly Cruise
19 nights from £2629pp

Discovery Holiday
  • Lisbon

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Whet your appetite for delicious regional food and wine on this cruise exploring the local produce and dishes of Spain and Portugal.

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Tastes of Spain and Portugal

Dover, England - Dover, England

Known as the gateway of England, Dover welcomes millions of visitors from all over the globe each year in its role as the ferry capital of the world and the second busiest cruise port in the UK. The White Cliffs Country has a rich heritage. Within the walls of the town’s iconic castle, over 2,000 years of history waits to be explored, whilst the town’s museum is home to the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world’s oldest known seagoing vessel. The town’s cliffs that are a welcome sight for today's cross-channel travellers also served as the control centre for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.

At Sea - At Sea

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

La Pallice (for La Rochelle), France - La Pallice (for La Rochelle), France

Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao is a fascinating mix of modernist architecture, 19th-century industrial buildings and a medieval core. The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, is home to impressive exhibitions and is famous for its modern art. Perhaps visit the museum on an excursion or opt for the panoramic tour of the city taking in the Getxo district and magnificent Vizcaya Bridge.

At Sea - At Sea

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

Leixoes (for Oporto), Spain - Leixoes (for Oporto), Spain

From Leixoes explore Oporto, a lively city famous for its production of the fortified, sweet 'port' wine and its historic centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps visit a famous Port wine cellar for a tasting, enjoy a river cruise along the Douro or explore the imposing Palace of the Dukes at Guimaraes.

At Sea - At Sea

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

Cadiz, Spain - Cadiz, Spain

The stunning Andalusian town of Cadiz dates back over 3,000 years and its pretty white balconied houses are bedecked by colourful flowers. Why not join the excursion to Seville with its majestic Gothic Cathedral, the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the 14th-century royal Alacazar, or travel to Jerez and tour Europe's largest wine cellar with an opportunity to taste three different types of sherry.

Casablanca, Morocco - Casablanca, Morocco

The original settlement formed on the site of Casablanca by the Berbers became the kingdom of Anfa, and during the 15th century harboured pirates who raided the Portuguese coast. In retaliation for the attacks, the Portuguese destroyed Anfa and founded the town they called Casa Branca (white house). They remained here until an earthquake in 1755 and the town was subsequently rebuilt by Mohammed ben Abdallah, whose legacy of mosques and houses can still be seen in the old Medina. Casablanca acquired its present-day name when the Spanish obtained special port privileges in 1781. The French landed here in 1907, later establishing a protectorate and modelling the town on the port of Marseilles. Today Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city, its most significant port and the centre of commerce and industry. The city is a vibrant fusion of European, African and Arabian influences and its French colonial architecture and art deco buildings seamlessly blend in with the busy, colourful markets. Please note that vendors in the souks can be very persistent and eager to make a sale.

At Sea - At Sea

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

Arrecife, Lanzarote - Arrecife, Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with stunning beaches and duty-free shopping. The capital, Arrecife, is popular with tourists, as is Fire Mountain and the caves of Los Verdes. Admire the work of artist Cesar Manrique beginning with a visit to the Cactus Garden, followed by the International Museum of Modern Art in San Jose Castle, or perhaps enjoy a trek to the renowned Cuervo Volcano and wine tasting. Alternatively, travel to the Timanfaya National Park for a tour of the craters and lava beds.

Santa Cruz, Tenerfie - Santa Cruz, Tenerfie

Nestled between the sea and the Cantabrian Mountains, Santander is one of the prettiest cities in Spain. From here perhaps visit Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum, enjoy a coastal drive to pretty local villages or join the coach tour around Santander.

Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro - Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro

El Hierro is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is home to the Lizard House where Hierro's unique giant lizards are bred. The island is great for hiking with pristine forests, volcanic craters and beautiful mountain trails to explore.

At Sea - At Sea

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

At Sea - At Sea

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

Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the fascinating capital of Portugal and renowned for its ornate architecture and traditional wooden trams. There is an interesting mix of modern and ancient with shopping districts alongside the characteristic Old Town. See the famous Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery on a panoramic drive, enjoy a ride on one of the city's vintage trams followed by a Port wine tasting, or explore the three Portuguese towns of Obidos, Nazare and Alcobaca which are steeped in history.

At Sea - At Sea

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

At Sea - At Sea

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

Dover, England - Dover, England

Known as the gateway of England, Dover welcomes millions of visitors from all over the globe each year in its role as the ferry capital of the world and the second busiest cruise port in the UK. The White Cliffs Country has a rich heritage. Within the walls of the town’s iconic castle, over 2,000 years of history waits to be explored, whilst the town’s museum is home to the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the world’s oldest known seagoing vessel. The town’s cliffs that are a welcome sight for today's cross-channel travellers also served as the control centre for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.

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