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Canary Islands And Madeira Autumn Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99910

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

15 nights. October 2019. From £1379.00.

Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12

Enjoy the warmth and welcome of the holiday islands that lie off the coast of Africa. Discover the beautiful "floating garden" of Madeira, the rocky beauty and black sands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria's bustling streets and rugged inland scenery, and the many, varied charms of Tenerife. As Columbus cruise to and from Atlantic waters you'll also have the chance to spend a day each in cosmopolitan Rotterdam, British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar, and the colourful Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

What's Included

15 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Sail south to autumn warmth and sunshine
Calling at seven exciting ports
Enjoy lazy days relaxing on board
Lanzarote's black-sand beaches
Experience the "whole world in one day" on Tenerife
Vibrant, colourful Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
The verdant Garden Isle paradise, Madeira
Gibraltar, beneath its famous Rock
PRICE FROM ? £1379 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1500hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

Day 2

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1630hrs Columbus reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Days 3 to 5

At sea
Spend three days relaxing on board.

Day 6

Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2100hrs Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of its famous Rock. Search out a bargain on Main Street, or take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

Day 7

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 8

Lanzarote, Spain
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs The first of your Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to the island's "fire mountain" and take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

Day 9

Gran Canaria, Spain
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2300hrs Today Columbus ties up in the Las Palmas, Gran Canaria's principal port. Step ashore to explore the bustling metropolis of modern Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta, and perhaps take a shore excursion inland for some superb views.

Day 10

Tenerife, Spain
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1400hrs Today is spent on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Columbus will dock in the principal port of Santa Cruz. Discover an island that boasts it offers "the whole world in one day" on optional shore excursions that might take you for a swim in warm waters or to throw snowballs on the slopes of Mt Teide; or from the capital's glitzy shopping malls to stunning gardens, banana plantations and forests of giant pines and eucalyptus trees.

Day 11

Madeira, Portugal
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs 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 12

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 13

Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1300hrs The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Columbus' final 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.

Days 14-15

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 16

Arrive London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Say goodbye to Columbus, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

Visit 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.

Terms and conditions

WINE12 TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on long-haul air holidays made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises lasting more than two nights made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines (www.virginwines.co.uk). By accepting this offer, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is not valid on departures with late-availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing corporate@virginwines.co.uk. CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-free (for Buy One Get One Free), www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-half-price-plus (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-getaway-deals (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top