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Madeira, Spain & Portugal Cruise

12 days from £1,249 per person

Summary

As the weather turns back home, you can revel in Madeira’s warm climate, enjoying enchanting gardens and landscapes laced with fantastic walking trails. On a stop in La Coruña, you can uncover Galician gems and the Roman Torre de Hercules, or take a trip to UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela cathedral. Porto and Lisbon give you the chance to sample delicious port wine and egg pastries, and travel by historic trams to impressive, centuries-old monuments such as the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

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  • 11 nights cruise on Balmoral
  • 32 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12) 10 lunches (days 2-11) 11 dinners (days 1-11)

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  • Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
  • 2 formal nights
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

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  • VIP Outbound1

    Day 1 - Southampton

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover. Embark Balmoral (3.5-star) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 2 - At sea

    As we sail towards Spain, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • La Coruña, Spain

    Day 3 - La Coruña, Spain

    La Coruña’s old quarter - the compact Ciudad Vieja - is a must-see today. The medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The city is most famous for its Roman lighthouse; however, the medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are also fine places to visit. Pause to people watch in the arcaded Plaza de María Pita, which features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of the 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Leixões (Porto), Portugal

    Day 4 - Leixões (Porto), Portugal

    A short journey from Leixões takes you into the heart of Porto. Head to the historic Ribeira District, and follow the narrow, cobbled lanes down to the Douro River, where cafés take advantage of the view. Across the river, you’ll spot well known port wine cellars where you can pop in for a sample. Back in the centre of the city is the dominating, fortress-like cathedral, which is worth visiting for the views alone.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 5 - At sea

    Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Funchal, Madeira (overnight)

    Days 6-7 - Funchal, Madeira (overnight)

    Funchal has a timeless old-world charm that has enchanted generations of visitors. The town is famous for its harbour, the 17th century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and world-renowned Madeiran wine cellars. Take in the scents of nature in Funchal’s parks and gardens, filled year-round with the colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit. A hike through the UNESCO-protected laurel forest nearby is also highly recommended. For those with an eye for architecture, Funchal’s ancient cathedral mixes Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 8 - At sea

    Keep your brain active with the morning quiz, then perfect your dance moves in the afternoon with a beginners’ class. After dinner, you could continue the dancing theme and join the hosted dancing, or choose to watch the professionals instead.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • Lisbon

    Day 9 - Lisbon

    Lisbon was decimated by an earthquake in 1755, which gave it the opportunity to grow into the Pombaline capital we see today. Pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals entice you down the cobbled alleyways. Attractions include the antiques collections of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Don't forget to break up your sightseeing to sample egg tarts at iconic bakery Pasteis de Belém. Then stroll through Jardin de Belém and you’ll find yourself on the coast alongside the impressive Monument of the Discoveries.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • At sea

    Days 10-11 - At sea

    As we sail home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.

    Balmoral (3.5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 12 Southampton

    We disembark after breakfast and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Please note: A tour manager isn’t included on the cruise. Your ship’s expert crew will be available instead.

Madeira, Spain & Portugal Cruise

12 days from £1,249 per person