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Canaries & Portugal With Funchal Flower Parade Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8961

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

15 days

Cruise 2020

PRICE FROM ? £1699 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Experience the delights of mainland Portugal and floral Madeira, mixed in with the sun, sand and stunning scenery of two gorgeous Canary Islands for good measure, on this springtime escape to savour. With rewarding city exploration and gentle relaxation to enjoy, along with an extra special seasonal celebration, you’re in for rich rewards throughout your holiday.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in Liverpool / Days 2 & 3 – At Sea
A uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home for your comfortable journey in a top specification car so you can begin your holiday in style. On arrival at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, we board the Black Watch and begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 4 – Lisbon, Portugal
We arrive in Portugal’s coastal capital of Lisbon, stretched across its seven trademark hills. The city is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Lisbon’s many fascinating museums include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum. Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula. Alternatively, there are bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara, and don’t miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.

Day 5 – At Sea / Days 6 & 7 – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 
After a day at sea, our next port of call is Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Madeiran archipelago. The city has a timeless old-world charm and is enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this ‘floating garden’ with the year-round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit. Backed by rolling hills, the town is famous for its harbour, the 17th-century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and world renowned Madeiran wine cellars. The ancient Funchal Cathedral is also worth a visit, a mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture and noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

Day 8 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Today we cruise into sophisticated Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s capital, built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. Well-preserved buildings feature in the old town, including the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th-century Palacio de Carta, which has impressive Baroque and neoclassical features. Recently redesigned by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the city’s largest square, Plaza de España, is a pleasant spot to lose a few hours. Lively beaches such as Playa de Las Americas are within easy reach of Santa Cruz too.


Day 9 – Arrecife, Spain
We moor up in the bustling port of Arrecife on Lanzarote’s east coast, with its pleasant Mediterranean-style promenade and sun-bleached buildings. Back in the 16th and 17th centuries the city was regularly attacked by pirates, and to defend against these raiders, the court of Spain ordered two castles to be built. The first built in 1590, Castillo San Gabriel, now houses the island’s Ethnographic Museum, which tells the fascinating story of the islands' original inhabitants: the Guanche. Castillo San Jose followed later, providing employment and alleviating poverty on the island following volcanic eruptions in the 1730s. Today, it is home to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art, with a small but impressive collection of modern paintings and sculpture. The excellent restaurant in its basement offers diners panoramic views over the harbour.

Day 10 – At Sea / Day 11 – Portimão, Portugal
After a day at sea, we step ashore in Portimão, a port city at the western end of Portugal’s Algarve region, known for its excellent sandy beaches with warm, calm waters. Portimão's long fishing tradition was developed between the 19th and 20th centuries and established a strong canning industry. In its old quarter, Museu de Portimão is housed in a restored 19th-century cannery, and has exhibits on local history. The impressive Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), built in the 15th century on top of a hill, stands out on the city’s skyline.

Day 12 – Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal
We moor up in Leixões. A short journey from here takes us into the heart of Oporto, with its fortress-like Cathedral, the Baroque Church of Clérigos and pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs. Head to the historic Ribeira District, where the narrow, cobbled lanes wind their way down to the Douro River. Don’t forget to visit one of the many wine cellars for a taste of the tipple named after the city, Port.

Days 13 & 14 – At Sea/ Day 15 – Disembarkation in Liverpool
After a couple of days at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Liverpool where we disembark and are met by our chauffeur for the journey home – a luxurious and stress-free way to end the holiday.

Self Drive Bullets

  • Door to Door Club Class Home Collection Service*
  • 14 nights full board accommodation on the Black Watch
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes
Departure date: 28/04/2020
Departure point: Liverpool

Search Bullets

  • 14 nights full board accommodation on the Black Watch
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures

Helpful Information

To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, a programme of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost in advance of the cruise departure for pre-registration. Please note certain ports may only be accessible by the use of a smaller tender vessel.

The Black Watch operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £5 per person, per day will be debited to your account automatically.

Self-drive available.Car parking is available at Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Please contact CPS (Cruise and Passenger Services) on0345 071 3939 or visit their website www.cruiseparking.co.uk.A discount of £100pp on prices shown is applicable if you are making your own way to the port.

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Club Class Home Collection Service

Free* Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%
*Up to a maximum of 150 miles from your home postcode to the Cruise Terminal and back. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.
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