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Span & Portugal Cruise aboard the MY Harmony G

Day-by-Day Itinerary : Lisbon to Malaga

Spain & Portugal Day 1 - Saturday Lisbon, Portugal - Portimao (Embarkation) 

Meeting at 1 pm at Lisbon Hotel (name to be advised) and escorted bus transfer to Portimao to embark your ship. We arrive in Portimao at approximately 4 pm. Dinner on board. 

 

Day 2 - Sunday Portimao

Our half day excursion will take us to Silves, largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir, a 13th Century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico.  We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. There is a 17th~Century Franciscan monastery overlooking the town and a 16th Century Parish Church decorated with hand-crafted blue ceramic tiles. We return to Portimao for a late lunch. Afternoon optional walking excursion in Portimao town or time free for shopping for bathing at the local beach. Overnight at sea to Seville.

 


Day 3-
Monday
Seville, Spain

Morning sailing up the Guadalkivir river and midday arrival. Afternoon optional excursion in Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in port.

 


Day 4 -
Tuesday 
Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz

Morning optional excursion in Seville. Afternoon optional excursion by bus to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the cathedral and a “ganadería”, where bulls are raised to take part in bull fighting, very much part of Spanish culture. (The ship departs with passengers not participating in the excursions at 8:30 to reach Cadiz). Guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Late night sailing to Tangiers.

 


Day 5 -
Wednesday Tangiers, Morocco - Gibraltar, UK

Morning arrival in Tangiers. Half day optional city excursion or morning at leisure. Noon sailing to Gibraltar and midday arrival. Afternoon optional excursion in the “Rock”. We reach the Cable Car Base Station, which will take us to the Top Station perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view as you are suspended in mid-air. At the Top Station your guide will show you around the geography of this British colony. Then you will travel to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s older inhabitants, the Barbary Apes, roaming free around this station. Return to your coach for a 5-minute drive to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Great Siege Tunnels, a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. Proceed to the Gibraltar Museum with its enormous amount of artifacts on display. Overnight in port. 

 

Day 6- Thursday Gibraltar - Porto Banus, Spain
Early morning sailing to Porto Banus.  Arrival in Porto Banus and swimstop at anchor. After lunch we enjoy an optional excursion to Ronda, 50 km inland a city which retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, today glimpsed once a year at the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our optional excursion will include visits to the  an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor.  The ship will sail to Malaga at 3 pm and guests participating in the excursion will rejoin the ship in Malaga. Late night arrival in Malaga. Overnight in port.


Day 7 -
Friday 
Malaga - Granada

Optional full day excursion to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. We will also visit the Cathedral with its Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style.  Overnight in port. 
 

Day 8 - Saturday  Malaga (Disembarkation)

Arrival and disembarkation at 9am after breakfast.
 
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary : Malaga to Lisbon

Day 1 - Saturday Malaga, Spain (Embarkation)

Embarkation 3 pm - Dinner on board. Overnight in port.

 

Spain & PortugalDay 2 - Sunday Malaga

Optional full day excursion to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. We will also visit the Cathedral with its Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style.  In the afternoon we leave Granada to return to Malaga. Overnight in port. 

 


Day 3-
Monday
Malaga - Porto Banus - Gibraltar, UK

Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning optional excursion to Ronda, 50 km inland a city which retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, today witnessed once a year at the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros, is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to the  an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and  old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.

Day 4 - Tuesday Gibraltar - Tangers, Morocco

Optional half day excursion in the “Rock”. We reach the Cable Car Base Station, which will take us to the Top Station perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view as you are suspended in mid-air. At the Top Station your guide will show you around the geography of this British colony. Then you will travel to the Middle Station and the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s older inhabitants, the Barbary Apes, roaming free around this station. Midday sailing to Tangiers and midafternoon arrival. Optional afternoon 3 hour excursion in Tangiers. Evening sailing to Seville and overnight at sea. 


Day 5 -
Wednesday Seville, Spain

This morning we sail up the Guadalkivir river. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in Seville port.

 

Day 6- Thursday Seville - Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz
Morning optional excursion to Seville by bus. Lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon optional excursion by bus to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the cathedral and a “ganadería”, where bulls are raised to take part in bull fighting, very much part of Spanish culture. The ship departs from Seville with passengers not participating in the optional excursions and guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Overnight at sea to Portimao – Portugal.


Day 7 -
Friday 
Portimao

Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon excursion will take us to Silves, largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir,  a 13th Century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico.  We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique  to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. There is a 17th~Century Franciscan monastery overlooking the town and a 16th Century Parish Church decorated with hand-crafted blue ceramic tiles. Return to Portimao for late lunch and time at leisure in the afternoon for shopping and swimming. Overnight in port.
 

Day 8 - Saturday  Portiao (Disembarkation) - Lisbon

Disembarkation 9 am. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon at 9:30. Arrival to Lisbon hotel (name to be advised) at approximately 12:30.


Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

 


2018 Departure Dates & Cruise Fares

Embarkation
Disembarkation
Itinerary
Cruise Code
12-May-18
19-May-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0512
19-May-18
26-May-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0519
26-May-18
2-Jun-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0526
2-Jun-18
9-Jun-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0602
9-Jun-18
16-Jun-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0609
16-Jun-18
23-Jun-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0616
23-Jun-18
30-Jun-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0623
30-Jun-18
7-Jul-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0630
7-Jul-18
14-Jul-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0707
14-Jul-18
21-Jul-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0714
21-Jul-18
28-Jul-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0721
28-Jul-18
4-Aug-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0728
4-Aug-18
11-Aug-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0804
11-Aug-18
18-Aug-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0811
18-Aug-18
25-Aug-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0818
25-Aug-18
1-Sep-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0825
1-Sep-18
8-Sep-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0901
8-Sep-18
15-Sep-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0908
15-Sep-18
22-Sep-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0915
22-Sep-18
29-Sep-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-0922
29-Sep-18
6-Oct-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-0929
6-Oct-18
13-Oct-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-1006
13-Oct-18
20-Oct-18
Lisbon to Malaga
HAG18-1013
20-Oct-18
28-Oct-18
Malaga to Lisbon
HAG18-1020
Cabin Category

Per Person Sharing Cabin (USD)

Category C
Lower Deck, Twin or Double Bedded Cabins

USD $2,390

Category B
Main Deck Twin Bedded Cabins

USD $2,890

Category A
Main Deck Twin Bedded Cabins

USD $3,190

Category P
Upper Deck Twin or Double Bedded Cabins

USD $3,790

Fare for 3rd Passenger in Category C

30%

Child 7-10 years of age in a triple cabin (Category C) with 2 adults

50%

Child 10-16 years of age in a triple cabin (Category C) with 2 adults

35%

Single Supplement

 50%

Port Charges

 $385

 

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Cruise fares are per person and week and include:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Half - board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including either lunch or dinner depending on the itinerary.
- Welcome Cocktail, a local theme evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner, Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkel ling equipment (subject to availability)
- English-Speaking Cruise Escort

Not included:
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- WiFi (available at charge))
- Passenger personal expenses