Canary Islands & Madeira Cruise
- Duration: 16 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99417
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
15 nights. September 2021. From £2599.00.
ATLANTIC AUTUMN SUN
Extend your summer aboard sleek Magellan as she heads south from Liverpool, for the Canary Islands and ‘Garden Isle’ Madeira. Rest, relax and enjoy all the pleasures of life on board during this 16-day voyage. After a call at colourful Irish maritime gateway Cobh, pay a visit to British outpost Gibraltar, its famous Main Street set beneath the famous, eponymous Rock, before enjoying calls at a trio of sun-kissed, vibrant Canary Isles. Opportunities to discover and explore Madeira’s verdant capital Funchal, with its famous botanical gardens, and historic Portuguese capital Lisbon, complete a hugely enjoyable cruise.
What's Included15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsSail south to sun-kissed islands in the Atlantic
Calls at seven exciting ports
Enjoy lazy days at sea
Experience the "whole world in one day" on Tenerife
Gibraltar, beneath its famous Rock
Vibrant, colourful Las Palmas on Gran Canaria
Exploring Madeira's lovely capital, Funchal
The black-sand beaches of Lanzarote
Discover the historic Portuguese capital, Lisbon
The chance to visit Cork and its surroundings as Magellan 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 Liverpool, UK
Depart: 1700hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins this afternoon.
Day 2Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs Magellan's first call is the long, narrow harbour at Cobh, the maritime gateway to the capital of southwest Ireland, Cork. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic city, 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 6Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today Magellan arrives at the tiny British territory of Gibraltar. Explore the very British Main Street, and take the cable car to the summit of the famous Rock – not only for the tremendous views to Morocco's Atlas Mountains, but also to meet the outpost's famously mischievous Barbary Apes.
Day 8Arrecife, Lanzarote
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 2200hrs Your first Canary Islands call is Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. The black sand beaches of this sun-baked and colourful holiday isle fringe warm waters, and our visit here offers the chance to head to Timanfaya National Park's "fire mountains" and take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.
Day 9Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2400hrs Today Magellan arrives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s principal port. Wander the palm-fringed squares and cobbled streets of Vegueta, the port's old town, immerse yourself in the bustle of modern Puerto de la Luz or take an excursion to explore the rugged landscape of Pico de las Nieves or the pristine sand dunes of Maspalomas.
Day 10Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1500hrs Optional excursions will let you discover this unforgettable island, which that boasts the chance to experience "the whole world in one day" from swimming in warm waters to throwing snowballs on the slopes of Spain's highest peak, Mt Teide. Discover the glitz of the Santa Cruz's shopping malls, the stunning gardens, the banana plantations and the forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.
Day 11Funchal, Madeira
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'!
Day 13Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, is Magellan's final port of call. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.
Day 16Arrive Liverpool, UK
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Liverpool, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful Atlantic Islands 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