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Explore Spain's Coast | Visit Alhambra | Panoramic Tour of the Straits of Gibraltar | See the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral | Enjoy a Tasting of Fine Spanish Wine | Visit the Museu Arqueológico in Portugal | 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Map of Spain and Portugal
Combine a cruise in Spain with sightseeing in Lisbon on this 10-day journey. The cruise portion sets sail in Malaga and calls in Motril, Granada, Gibraltar, Seville and more before sailing to Portugal. The ship calls in Portimao, where you will go on to visit Silves and Monchique before docking for a day in Lisbon. 
Along the way visitors see iconic sights such as the Cathedral of Granada, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alhambra and the Genralife Gardens. Other trip highlights include seeing magnificent views over the Straits of Gibraltar and visiting the Cathedral of St. Mary in Seville, the world’s largest gothic cathedral.  


M/S Panorama II
Day 1

Embark and board the M/S Panorama II in the afternoon. Dinner tonight will be on board. Overnight in port.

Meals | Dinner

Day 2

Morning arrival in Motril, followed by a drive inland to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alhambra and the Genralife Gardens. Alhambra’s construction began in the 11th century on the red hill known as Assabika, which overlooks Granada. We will visit the most significant halls and courtyards of the Alhambra, including the Alcazaba Fortress, the Serrallo, the Patio de los Arrayanes (Myrtle Courtyard), the royal baths and the palace of Charles V and more. We will move on to the opulent Generalife Gardens, the luxurious summer retreat of the Moorish kings of Granada. After lunch, we’ll visit the cathedral built by Queen Isabella immediately after the conquest of Granada. Visit the Royal Chapel (built as a burial site in 1504 by order of Catholic monarchs), between Granada Cathedral, the old fish market, and the Church of Sagrario. Return to the ship for an overnight sail to Puerto Banus.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Porto Banus / Ronda
Day 3

Disembark in Puerto Banus and head to the Reservatauro bull-breeding farm to learn about the history of bull fighting. Afterward, we continue to Ronda, three sides of which fall perpendicularly to the gorge three hundred feet below. After lunch, we’ll take a walking tour through the Moorish city with its narrow, cobbled streets, white houses, imposing porticos, and grillwork windows. We’ll stop at the second-oldest bullring in the country. Enjoy leisure time to explore or shop. We drive back to the coast by the same spectacular route, heading south to San Pedro de Alcantara, passing the Serranía de Ronda: craggy mountains where eagles soar, goats graze and few humans make their homes. Our last stop is Marbella, one of the most cosmopolitan European ports, where we’ll have time to stroll around the Plaza de Naranjos before returning to Puerto Banus. Overnight in port.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

The Original Rock Tour commences at the port and takes you along Winston Churchill Avenue to the Spanish border and the east side of the rock, through the Dudley Ward Tunnel to Europa Point. Look out at magnificent views over the Straits of Gibraltar. We continue to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and the spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, where you’ll see remarkable examples of stalactites and stalagmites. Next, we’ll travel to the Apes’ Den, where you can observe the famous Barbary apes, Europe’s only wild ape population, in their natural habitat.

We continue, passing by the WWII evacuation monument and the 18th- and 19th- century British Defense Wall of white Portland limestone. Our first stop here is the 100-Ton Gun, the enormous ‘supergun’ of the Victoria era. The tour leads up the winding roads to Gibraltar’s summit, 1398 feet high, to O’Hara’s Battery, which affords a 360-degree view of Gibraltar, Spain and, on a clear day, the coast of Africa. 

Finally, we'll continue past the Tower of Homage, part of the Moorish Castle, Gibraltar’s oldest freestanding building, built in 1333. We’ll finish the tour on Main Street, where you can enjoy shopping or return to port. Overnight at sea to Cadiz.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Our drive into the center of the culture-rich Andalusian capital will showcase some of the city’s highlights, including Maria Luisa Park and the 13th-century Torre del Oro (Gold Tower). Join a short walk through the city streets to the Cathedral of St. Mary, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you’re feeling energetic, you can climb the 343-foot tower for a breathtaking view over the city.

Then it's on to the Alcαzar of Seville, built by the Moors in the 14th century. The King of Spain resides there when in Seville, making it the oldest palace still in use. Enter through the Lion’s Gate and discover the palatial buildings, patios and gardens that represent every cultural style from Renaissance to neoclassical. We'll also go through Barrio Santa Cruz, a network of intricate, shaded cobblestone lanes that once made up Seville’s Jewish Quarter. Spend time soaking up the atmosphere and breathing in the fragrant orange blossoms and flowers that adorn the terraces. Overnight in port.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jerez De La Frontera
Day 6

Inhabited since Palaeolithic times, Jerez De La Frontera is located in the part of Andalucia where Tartessian culture reached its peak. The 15th century marked the start of prosperity for Andalucia. Cattle farming and exports of agricultural produce, particularly wine, to the rest of Europe, and later to America, were vital factors in Jerez's development. Whether fino, amontillado, or oloroso, you’ll want to sample this fine fortified wine in its hometown.

One of the famous ‘bodegas’ of Jerez opens its doors and invites us to see the blending process. We round out your visit with a tasting of three varieties within the unique atmosphere of the cellar itself. We return to the ship in the late afternoon for an overnight at sea to Portimao, Portugal.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Portugal: Silves / Monchique / Portimao
Day 7

Our excursion starts in the ancient city of Silves, which was largely destroyed by a 17th-century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir, a 13th-century cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former mosque, and a strong 15th-century bridge over the Rio Arade. We'll browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves and travel into the Serra de Monchique to the picturesque city of Monchique, nestled between two hills. The city retains its 16th-century charm, as you’ll see when you walk its cobbled streets and peek through small doorways housing various artisan shops. A 17th-century Franciscan monastery overlooks the town and a 16th-century parish church decorated with handcrafted blue ceramic tiles. We return to Portimao for an overnight sail to Lisbon. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Disembark to discover Lisbon.  Our first stop will be the Belém quarter, where we will find the most beautiful and historical monuments of the 15th and 16th centuries. We’ll stop at the Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), a UNESCO World Heritage site and point of departure for some Portuguese maritime explorations; and the Monument to Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Visit the church of St. Jerome Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) a UNESCO World Heritage site and masterpiece of the “Manueline” style, and the National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches), housing one of the world’s most significant collections of old carriages.

We’ll walk the narrow streets of Alfama, and visit a handicraft shop to sample an aperitif of port wine. Then, we’ll pass by downtown Baixa to admire the most important squares of Lisbon: the monumental Trade Square (Praça do Comércio), Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon, and the symbolic Restauradores Square. Next, we drive along the Liberdade Avenue, the “boulevard” of Lisbon, and finish at Marquês de Pombal Square. Then check in to your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure.

Meals | Breakfast

Day 9

We set off from Lisbon for the impressive and romantic Pena Palace, on one of the highest peaks in Serra de Sintra Natural Park, and characterized by a blend of styles. Later, you’ll enjoy free time to wander the streets of the town that charmed kings and inspired poets. Explore the range of handicraft stores and teahouses, and savor the famous local sweets: queijadas and travesseiros. Lunch with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. We move on to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of continental Europe. We’ll visit Guincho beach, a favorite among windsurfers, and Boca do Inferno, a cliff formation boasting magnificent views over the coast. From here, we travel to the cosmopolitan town of Cascais, and a glorious view over the bay, before making our return to Lisbon along the Estoril coastline.  This evening is yours to enjoy as you choose. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Lisbon, Portugal
Day 10

Disembark for your return flight home. 

Meals | Breakfast

Sailing direction and activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

  • Two days, one night hotel stay in Lisbon

  • Eight days, seven nights aboard the M/S Panorama II

  • Small ship experience with only 25 cabins

  • Experienced program manager while aboard the M/S Panorama II

  • Expert local guide while on land excursions

  • Meals include 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners. 3 dining experiences on your own

  • Evening entertainment and lectures while aboard the M/S Panorama II

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor coach*

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance**

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

  • Flight concierge service (flight cost additional)

*Round trip transfers available for group flights only to ensure timely boarding on ship.

**Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Not included: airfare, baggage fees, gratuities, and port taxes.

Sail Spain and Portugal
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
 A - $6,095   
May 20 – May 29, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Jun 3 – Jun 12, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Jun 17 – Jun 26, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Jul 1 – Jul 10, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Jul 15 – Jul 24, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Jul 29 – Aug 7, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Aug 12 – Aug 21, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Aug 26 – Sep 4, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Sep 9 – Sep 18, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Sep 23 – Oct 2, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Oct 7 – Oct 16, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   
 A - $6,095   
Oct 21 – Oct 30, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,695   

Single Supplement Pricing:

CategoryMay-Oct 2017

Port Tax: Add $370.

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