Exploring mountains, volcanoes and gorges of the Canaries
Guided Cruise and Walking Holidays - Magic of the Canaries
A place to be enjoyed all year round, the Canary Islands offer landscapes, seascapes and culture in abundance. On these island hopping adventures, you will witness scenery that is so dramatic it has to be seen to be believed. Here lush green valleys, whitewashed villages and red, white and black sandy beaches all convene at the cobalt blue Atlantic.
Our cruises to the Canary Islands also take in the ports of Vigo and Cadiz on the north and west coasts of Spain, together with the Portuguese ports of Funchal in Madeira and Lisbon & Oporto on the mainland. These cruises really show what Cruise & Walk is all about. New islands & ports every day which offer superb mountain walking in an ideal climate.
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.
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.
Oporto - 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.
Lisbon - A local guide takes us through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town's romantically named districts.
La Palma - An island separated in two by a dramatic ridge. We walk along a spectacular high level trail with views of the islands 120 volcanoes.
Lanzarote - An island with a stark volcanic landscape. 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 gem of Vigo with a local guide.
Cadiz - We walk the narrow streets of the old town and visit the central market for a chance to sample some delicious chocolatey churros.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).