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MAGIC OF THE CANARIES

from £1450
New volcanic islands every day offering superb mountain walking in an ideal climate, with a mixture of forested slopes and high-level trails.
  • Product Code 82000
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 14, 15, 8 Nights

Our cruises to the Canary Islands also take in the port of La Coruña on the north coast of Spain and the Portuguese ports of Funchal in Madeira, Lisbon, Portimão.

These cruises really show what Cruise Walk is all about. New islands nearly every day offer superb mountain walking in an ideal climate. Volcanic islands with a mixture of forested slopes, high level trails, combined with bizarre rock sand landscapes plus some city sights too.

Our shorter eight night fly-cruise, whilst offering fewer days at sea, gives us a high concentration of walks on different islands, together with calls on Madeira and Gibraltar. This particular fly cruise starts with an overnight stay in Tenerife.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Tenerife: Dominated by 3000m Mt Teide, we walk in the Canadas 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.

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: A local guide takes us through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town's romantically named districts.

La Palma: An island cut in two by a dramatic ridge. We walk along a spectacular high level trail with views of the 120 volcanoes on the island.

La Coruña: We visit the Old City where we see the medieval buildings and monuments, the splendid waterfront and the Tour de Hercules, the only Roman lighthouse in existence.

Lanzarote: An island with a stark volcanic landscape where we walk along the cliffs in the south of the island between long sandy beaches.

Fuerteventura: On this arid island we explore a wild and remote gorge before finishing on the black sand beach near Ajuy.

Gibraltar: A day spent in this curious outpost of the UK, where we take the cable car up the famous rock to the nature reserve at the top.

The fly cruise departs from London Gatwick with British Airways. Manchester flights are also available with Monarch Airlines. Please ask for details.

Holiday Highlights

  • La Palma’s Ruta de los Volcanes - a spectacular high-level trail
  • The stark volcanic landscape of Lanzarote
  • Gran Canaria known as a miniature continent
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under Dates & Prices tab)



  1. Date: 01/03/2018
    Santa Cruz, Tenerife Shore Walking Excursion
  2. Date: 01/03/2018
    Embark ship at Santa Cruz, Tenerife
  3. Date: 02/03/2018
    Santa Cruz, Tenerife Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 03/03/2018
    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 04/03/2018
    Santa Cruz, La Palma Shore Walking Excursion
  6. Date: 05/03/2018
    Funchal, Madeira Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 06/03/2018
    Day at sea
  8. Date: 07/03/2018
    Gibraltar Shore Walking Excursion
  9. Date: 08/03/2018
    Disembark ship at Malaga, Spain

Travel Details

  • For our holidays which sail from the UK, departure ports vary, please see the individual itineraries for details.
  • The fly cruise departs from London Gatwick with British Airways.
  • Manchester flights are also available with Monarch Airlines. Please ask for details.

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Balmoral

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service. The comfortable cabins, excellent cuisine, friendly attentive crew and on board facilities are second to none. On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board. After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to the Lido bar for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the resident band. Or maybe even try your hand at the Casino! Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Balmoral has a non-smoking policy for all areas of the ship. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Those booking single cabins may not necessarily be allocated a twin cabin for sole use. Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Balmoral operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Balmoral is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Balmoral can be viewed at the following address: www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/balmoral/decks


Boudicca

Boudicca oozes a sense of class, style and elegance not seen or experienced on modern megaships and floating theme parks. On this sister ship to Black Watch, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience. Up to 880 guests can cruise in pure comfort and with a crew of 329 on board you will enjoy a personal, attentive service, catering to your every want and need. Enjoy ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities. Indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill and much more without ever feeling overcrowded. Boudicca has a range of shops where you can indulge in some duty free retail therapy, or stock up on the essentials. Lectures and classes are available in the bars and lounges, which change to the best in entertainment at night. Live shows, stand up-comedy and musician and singers entertain through the evenings and into the night. For blissful relaxation there is a spa (may be an extra charge) and a library where you can enjoy a good book. Or if you’re feeling more vigorous, take a work out at the ships own gym or use the golf nets.


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28/02/2018

8

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£1450.00

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27/10/2018

14

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£1750.00

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24/11/2018

14

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£1635.00

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21/12/2018

15

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£2220.00

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05/01/2019

14

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£1495.00

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28/02/2019

14

Grade 4/SS

£1595.00

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