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Home Cruises Festive Escape To Madeira, Portugal & Spain Balmoral 2021-12-06

Festive Escape To Madeira, Portugal & Spain - L2138 Balmoral departing 6 Dec 2021

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Balmoral
  • Small-ship cruising
  • Drinks packages available
  • Hand-crafted itineraries
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
6 Dec 2021
Duration
11 Nights
From / To
Southampton / Southampton
Ports of call
Southampton - Lisbon - Funchal - Funchal - Vigo
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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 06/12/2021
Location Southampton
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Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

Date 07/12/2021
Location At Sea
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Date 08/12/2021
Location At Sea
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Date 09/12/2021
Location Lisbon
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It was from historic Lisbon, built on seven low hills beside the wide Tagus estuary, that some of Europe’s greatest explorers set sail in pursuit of the riches that built Portugal’s former global empire in the New World, Africa and the Indies. Memories of that glorious past linger amid the grand avenues and elegant squares of the attractive capital’s 18th century lower town – a vivid contrast with the colourful honeycomb of cobbled streets in the old Moorish Alfama quarter and the bohemian mood of the hilly Bairro Alto.

Date 10/12/2021
Location At Sea
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Date 11/12/2021
Location Funchal
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The picturesque whitewashed capital of this mountainous Portuguese island, 350 miles off the coast of Africa, has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this ‘floating garden’ with the year round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Much painted by Sir Winston Churchill, Madeira has been offering the British visitor a warm welcome for three centuries, its famous wine the perfect aid to total relaxation!

Date 12/12/2021
Location Funchal
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Out

The picturesque whitewashed capital of this mountainous Portuguese island, 350 miles off the coast of Africa, has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this ‘floating garden’ with the year round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Much painted by Sir Winston Churchill, Madeira has been offering the British visitor a warm welcome for three centuries, its famous wine the perfect aid to total relaxation!

Date 13/12/2021
Location At Sea
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Date 14/12/2021
Location Vigo
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It is hard to believe that in 1702, amid the calm setting of Vigo’s fjord-like harbour, an English and Dutch force once fought and defeated the French and Spanish fleets anchored here. A major port city of Galicia, renowned for its seafood, Vigo has an appealing old town with a labyrinth of steep and winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is Santiago de Compostela, Christendom’s third most holy pilgrimage shrine, in whose vast Gothic cathedral lays the body of St James.

Date 15/12/2021
Location La Coruna
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At the north western tip of Spain, La Coruna is Galicia’s largest city – from where in 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed to its fate. It’s the port of call for nearby Santiago de Compostela, in whose ornate 11th century cathedral rests the body of St James. With Jerusalem and Rome, it remains one of Christendom’s most holy places – to which in the middle ages up to two million pilgrims came each year.

Date 16/12/2021
Location At Sea
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Date 17/12/2021
Location Southampton
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Out

Southampton offers fast and efficient check-in areas, spacious departure lounges with seating areas, café-bars and smart washrooms. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, you can pay for and reserve parking in advance directly with the relevant company. Alternatively, if being dropped off or collected by taxi or private car, they can drive right up alongside the terminal building.

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