Join us aboard the 95-passenger MS Serenissima for this leisurely journey south and visit Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Algeria and Mallorca, all of which are easy to visit individually but difficult to combine independently in a two week trip. We have chosen the perfect time of year for our voyage and, in the absence of high season crowds, we will explore some marvellously historic and scenic places along with the delightful cities and towns of the region. Our itinerary has been planned to ensure the balance is just right between exploring ashore on the guided excursions and time at leisure in the picturesque ports. Interspersed throughout the voyage are some leisurely days at sea to relax on board, enjoy the company of your fellow, like-minded travellers and to listen to some talks from our Guest Speaker.
Each day holds something new and during our included guided excursions we will witness Guernsey’s unspoilt coastal landscapes, sample the local Albarino wine in Galicia and the splendid port wines in the enchanting city of Oporto, experience the rich maritime history of Gibraltar and take a scenic train journey from Palma to Soller on the charming island of Mallorca. Whilst in mainland Spain we will step into the pilgrimage cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, visit some of the gardens of Galicia’s great ‘pazos’ and discover the fascinating Roman history of Tarragona. In addition, we have the benefit of a call in Algeria where we spend the day exploring the ancient city of Tipaza and the mysterious Mausoleum of Mauretania with its breathtaking views.
Our itinerary offers an insight into the contrasting cultures and intriguing history of the regions visited combined with some fabulous coastal scenery and makes for an endlessly fascinating voyage.