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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 £1089.00.

6 FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WHEN YOU BOOK BY 28th FEBRUARY - QUOTE: FREEWINE

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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
PRICE FROM ? £1089 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Board Columbus in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day 2

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

Spend a few days relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers as Columbus sails south towards the straits of Gibraltar.

Day 6

Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the 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

Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day 8

The first of our Canaries calls is Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, where black sand beaches fringe warm waters. You'll have the chance to head to 'fire mountain' and to take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano.

Day 9

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

Today is spent on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Columbus will dock in the principal port of Santa Cruz. Discover the land that boasts '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

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

Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Columbus heads back towards mainland Europe.

Day 13

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

Make the most of your final two days on board as Columbus cruises to London and home.

Day 16

Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top

Accommodation

Columbus

Weighing in at 63,000 tonnes and 250 metres, Columbus is the biggest ship in the CMV fleet. Originally launched in 1989 (by Audrey Hepburn), she was extensively refitted in 2015, and now offers 1500 passengers spacious accommodation and elegant communal areas arranged over 12 decks and topped off with the panoramic Dome Observatory.

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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

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