Canary Islands at Christmas with Funchal Fireworks
16 days from
£2,599 per person
VIP door-to-door travel service
Selected meals included
Enjoy a memorable Christmas and New Year in the Canaries, as you head from Southampton to warmer and sunnier climes. Begin in Morocco and conclude in Lisbon with three stunning Canary Islands in between - Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madeira’s Funchal where you can experience a mesmerising firework display before making your way to Lisbon, Portugal’s remarkable capital. As you head home aboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, there will be time to reflect on the memories made on this lovely festive cruise.
15 nights cruise on Balmoral
44 meals: 15 breakfasts (days 2-16) 14 lunches (days 2-15) 15 dinners (days 1-15)
Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
£100 per person onboard credit
Included onboard drinks package
Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
3 formal nights
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
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Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - Christmas Eve - At sea
Day 4 - Christmas Day - At sea
Merry Christmas! Celebrate with your fellow passengers enjoying festive activities and a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Day 5 - Boxing Day - Casablanca, Morocco
Enjoy the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque that dominates Casablanca, built on a rocky outcrop of reclaimed land accommodating over 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in the courtyard. Meander through tiny narrow streets in the Old Medina, part of this cosmopolitan city, revealing art deco buildings such as the Rialto Cinema.
Day 6 - At sea
Day 7 - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link sophisticated squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is highly recommended. With its warm climate and incredible beaches, it’s a perfect combination to relax and enjoy your time here.
Day 8 - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
An early morning arrival in Las Palmas allows you to explore the largest city in the Canary Islands. It has an extensive heritage and abundance of historic buildings and monuments to admire, as well as three gorgeous beaches including one of the world's best, Playa de Las Canteras.
Day 9 - Santa Cruz, La Palma
Today’s port of call is the ‘Pretty Island’ of La Palma. This UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve lives up to its reputation of volcanic landscapes. Maybe opt to explore the dramatic San Antonio Volcano or the spectacular craters of Caldera de Taburiente National Park.
Day 10 - New Year’s Eve - Funchal, Madeira (overnight)
Madeira is a sea of colour and glorious perfumes from the subtropical flowers and fruit that bathe in year-round sunshine. Why not visit the array of parks and gardens, or discover the laurel forest - a unique subtropical forest. This evening we watch from the decks of our ship as the skies of Funchal are set ablaze with colourful fireworks - considered one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve firework displays, they are the perfect way to celebrate new beginnings in style.
Day 11 - New Year’s Day - Funchal
Spend the first day of the New Year exploring Madeira at your leisure.
Day 12 - At sea
Day 13 - Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, churches, art nouveau cafés, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. As well as being a shopper’s paradise, you can visit the many fascinating museums, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Day 14-15 - At sea
Day 16 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.