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The Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise - Braemar

Europe
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8689

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Cruise

14 days

Cruise 2019

PRICE FROM ? £1699 per person
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Description

Beautifully unspoilt landscapes, incredible natural wonders, inviting beaches and much more, Braemar will bring you closer to the best of four wonderfully diverse Atlantic Ocean islands. You can experience unforgettable explorations or blissful relaxation if you wish; what you do to make the most of the balmy autumn warmth is up to you.

Cruise Itinerary

Canary Islands And Madeira Cruise Aboard Braemar

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in Southampton / Day 2 – 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 Southampton Port, we board the Braemar 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 3 – La Coruña, Spain

Today we visit the city of La Coruña, the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing. La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower. The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area too. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it.

Days 4 & 5 – At Sea

Day 6 – Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura, Spain

We arrive in Gran Tarajal, one of the largest towns on the island of Fuerteventura and basking in the stunning climate of the Canaries. Once renowned as a busy shipping town from where the island’s tomato export was shipped, Gran Tarajal now offers an authentic taste of Canaries culture with a relaxed feel and a constant air of tranquillity. The town’s fabulous beaches and beautiful promenade are waiting to be explored, and the handsome harbour is always busy with fishermen and offers great views of the winding hillside streets. Highlights in the town centre include the expertly crafted fountain with six seahorses spouting water within a shady oasis of tall palms and alongside it is the charming town church.

Day 7 – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

We arrive in Las Palmas this morning. With its feel of mainland-Spain, spiced up with an eclectic mix of Asian and African cultures, Las Palmas is one of the Canary Island's most popular destinations, attracting sun-seekers who come to relax on its golden-sand beaches and soak up the gorgeous, year-round climate of Gran Canaria. Founded over 500 years ago, Las Palmas is the largest city in the Canary Islands, and has three gorgeous beaches, including Playa de las Canteras, regarded as one of the world's best beaches. Vegueta, the oldest quarter, is both atmospheric and fashionable, with extensive historical architecture plus a fine selection of boutiques and smart bars.


Day 8 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Sophisticated Santa Cruz, our port of call today and Tenerife's capital, is 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 and 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 – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

We cruise into Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago. Enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit, Funchal was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. His praise of the city has ensured British visitors always receive a warm welcome from locals. 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. Funchal’s parks and gardens are a delight and a hike through the Laurel Forest nearby is highly recommended. The ancient Funchal Cathedral mixes Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

Day 10 – At Sea / Day 11 – Lisbon, Portugal

After a day at sea, we moor up in Lisbon. Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Decimated by an earthquake in 1755, modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe. 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. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.

Days 12 & 13 – At Sea / Day 14 – Disembarkation in Southampton

After a couple of days at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Southampton where we disembark and are met by our chauffeur for the journey home – a luxurious and stress-free way to end the holiday.  

Cruise Bullets

  • 13 nights full board accommodation on the Braemar
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • 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

    FREE ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE

    FREE Club Class Home Collection up to 150miles* from your home postcode to Southampton Cruise Terminal and back again. Please see below for more information.

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  • 13 nights full board accommodation on the Braemar
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • 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

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available.Car parking is available at Southampton Cruise Terminal. Please contact ABP (Associated British Ports Southampton) on 0844 880 6848 or visit their website www.abparking.co.uk. Please note that car parking must be booked 48 hours prior to departure to receive exclusive rates for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Helpful Information

We consider cruises as a premium holiday and therefore wish to have the opportunity to personally talk you through any enquiries you may have or to make your booking. Please call us on 0333 234 2010.

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 Braemar 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.

Please note:

Prices and supplements are per person based on two people sharing a cabin (except single cabins where specified). Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation. Any difference to the prices quoted will be advised at the time of booking.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Just Go Holidays offers complete financial protection for all customers through our BCH (Bonded Coach Holiday) bond. On the cruises featured in this brochure, the booking conditions of either Just Go Holidays/Fred. Olsen Cruises apply; a copy of these is available upon request before booking. A full copy of the relevant terms and conditions will be sent to you with your booking confirmation. 

All cruises are offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted.

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Club Class + Cruise Home Collection Service

Club Class Home Collection

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.
*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.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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