Azores, Madeira And Portuguese Highlights
14 nights. March 2020. From £2129.00.
A scenic Atlantic adventure
What's Included14 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsSail south to sun-kissed islands in the Atlantic
Enjoy lazy days at sea
Calls at six wonderful ports
La Coruna, the port from which the Spanish Armada sailed
Horta, on Faial, a former whaling station in the Azores
The elegant port-city of Ponta Delgada, on Sao Miguel
Spend a day on the colourful Garden Isle, Madeira
Discover the historic Portuguese capital, Lisbon
The chance to visit lively Cork as Marco Polo calls in Cobh
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart Bristol Avonmouth
Depart: 1730hrs Board Marco Polo in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 3La Coruna, Spain
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Marco Polo's first call is in the historic port La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to the ancient pilrimage site at Santiago de Compostela.
Day 6Horta, Azores
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today we'll reach the Azores, and tie up in Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabecao Gordo, which boasts breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.
Day 7Ponta Delgada, Azores
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Marco Polo's next stop is Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town of Sao Miguel, the largest of the islands in the Azores. Here you'll have an opportunity to go ashore to explore a place that has been a favoured stopping-off point of transatlantic adventurers for centuries.
Day 9Madeira, Portugal
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands: a sub-tropical paradise home to some of the most colourful and exotic flora on Earth. Explore the island capital, Funchal, or dare the exhilaration of a wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.
Day 11Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Marco Polo's next port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.
Day 14Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1530hrs Early this morning, Marco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour of Cobh. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Day 15Arrive in Bristol Avonmouth
Arrive: 0730hrs Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top