The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Exploring the mountains, volcanoes and gorges of the Canaries. Our cruises to the Canary Islands also take in the ports of Vigo, La Coruña and Cadiz on the north and west coast of Spain, together with the Portuguese ports of Funchal in Madeira and Lisbon, Portimão & Porto on the mainland. These cruises really show what Cruise & Walk is all about. New islands & ports every day which offer mountain walking in an ideal climate. Volcanic islands with a mixture of forested slopes, high level trails.
A cruise to southern waters is appealing at any time of year. When cold, dull and short days are commonplace in northern Europe we can expect milder weather further south and with any luck bright sunshine.
Sailing from Southampton or Newcastle, we have three we have three days at sea to relax, unwind, & enjoy the facilities and lectures on board of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. During this magical journey around the Canary Islands, we will stop at below ports:
Tenerife - Dominated by 3000m Mount Teide, we walk in the Cañadas National Park through the beautiful desert-like terrain.
Gran Canaria - A mini continent due to its mixture of climates, our time on this island is spent descending through pine woods, barrancos and small hamlets.
Funchal, Madeira - Our walk takes us high up into the mountains on the levadas, water channels which allow the rains to irrigate the comparatively dry south.
Lisbon -Today we will take a sightseeing tour with a local guide, who takes us through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town
Porto - We head to the historic Ribeira District, where the narrow, cobbled lanes wind their way down to the Douro River, view the fortress-like Cathedral and the Baroque Church of Clérigos.
La Palma - An island separated in two by a dramatic ridge. We walk along a spectacular high level trail with views of the 120 volcanoes on the island.
Lanzarote - An island with a stark volcanic landscape where we walk along the cliffs in the south of the island between long sandy beaches.
Vigo - Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and with one of the world’s finest natural ports, we tour the Galician gems of Vigo and Baiona with a local guide.
Cádiz - We walk the narrow streets of the old town and visit the central market for a chance to sample some delicious chocolate y churros.
La Gomera - A lesser known Canary Island and a paradise for walkers. Listen out for local farmers whistling to communicate between the valleys.
Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.