Days
8
Price from
$2,362CAD

Discover Spain’s southernmost haven, the Canary Islands, a place of rugged volcanic landscapes, stunning beaches, unique traditions and rich history.

The Canary Islands' ancient nickname, ‘The Fortunate Isles’, is something of an understatement. Spain's southermost region is blessed with a long list of irresistible attributes, from gorgeous beaches to towering volcanic peaks, not to mention a near-perfect subtropical climate all year round. Embark on this eight-day island-hopping adventure from Gran Canaria, to Los Cristianos, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. Peregrine takes you beyond the glamour resorts and into the heart of these isles, where goat farmers tend the land, the wine and cheese are made by hand, and the traditions of yesteryear resonate through the hills.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Gran Canaria, Spain
Finish
Gran Canaria, Spain
Country
Spain
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PMEC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 7
Group size
Min 1, Max 50

Why we love this trip

  • Explore the lush black sand beaches and lava fields of the Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve, a landscape like no other

  • Discover the unique whistling language that echoes through the hills of La Gomera. This astounding tradition is the only whistling language in the world still practiced by a large community

  • Stroll through gorgeous old towns such as Santa Cruz, a UNESCO heritage listed city whose buildings date back as far as 1546

  • With winery visits, a local goats cheese tasting, and insight into local industries such as Aloe Vera production, this trip is a veritable feast for the senses

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.

Itinerary

Embarkation takes place between 2:30 and 4:00 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your fellow passengers before dinner on board. Stay overnight at sea en route to Los Cristianos.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note - it is possible to board as late as 11.00pm as we won't set sail for Tenerife until after this time.
Arrive in Los Cristianos Port, South Tenerife, in the morning. This port is bustling with life, boasting a wide range of bars, restaurants and resorts. Perhaps enjoy some swimming at some of the nearby beaches. Alternatively, embark on an optional half day excursion to Mount Teide (2,370 m), starting in beautiful Cañadas National Park. Spain's highest peak is a sight to behold. Tonight is spent in the port.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note - passengers boarding in Tenerife will join the ship today.
Arrive early morning in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Perhaps take an optional full day excursion visiting the historic old town of Santa Cruz de La Palma, and to Taburiente National Park to visit the museum and the crater itself (weather permitting). A visit to El Paso, a nice traditional Canary village, takes place just in time before you stop at a restaurant for an included lunch. Spend the night at the port.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sail in the early morning to towards Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera Island. Τhere you can participate in the optional half day excursion passing through the villages of Arure and Valle Hermoso to reach the small village of Rosas. Here you can enjoy a demonstration of the famous Gomera whistling language. Continue to the Garajonay National Park, a nature reserve declared a Universal Patrimony by UNESCO. An evening's sailing leads to Santa Cruz.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning. Take an optional half day excursion to Santa Cruz and La Laguna, the former capital of Tenerife and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Beginning in the central Plaza del Adelantado which is surrounded by historical buildings, you visit the Town Hall which dates back to 1546, the Casa de Anchieta, the Palacio de Nava with its original stone façade and the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. Spend the evening sailing to Lanzarote and stay overnight at sea.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive in Lanzarote in the morning. Perhaps opt for the full day excursion to Lanzarote, during which you visit the southern part of the island to admire a panoramic view of the El Janubio salt mines and the famous Lava Coast and Los Hervideros, where rocks engraved by the sea's action and wind erosion are on display in all their bizarre beauty. Continue to El Golfo, travelling into the Fire Mountains and among volcanoes to visit the Timanfaya National Park. After a short stop for an included lunch, you visit the César Manrique Foundation. Continue towards La Geria the Lanzarote wine route which includes a selection of wineries. A tasting of Lanzarote's best wines is included in the optional excursion. Stay overnight at the port.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
In the morning, arrive in Corralejo Port. Enjoy an optional half day excursion on the island and discover Betancuria, the capital of Fuerteventura until 1834. Here you are introduced to traditional goat farming and find out how Majorero cheeses are prepared; a tasting is included, of course. On your way back to Corralejo, stop in an Aloe Vera factory to learn about the impressive health benefits of this substance. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure with the possibility for a swim at the nearby beach. In the late evening you sail to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria Island. Spend overnight at sea.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Disembark after 9:30 am as your trip comes to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship

Accommodation

Small Cruise Ship, 7 nights

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Important notes

IMPORTANT NOTES

Your voyage is operated by our partner company, Variety Cruises.

SHORE EXCURSIONS
Shore Excursions are not included in the cost of the cruise and are payable on board the ship in Euros. A description of the excursion on offer is included in the day to day itinerary.
Please note that the excursions and excursion prices for 2018 departures are yet to be confirmed and will be updated once advised by the operator.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
It is not possible to share with a stranger on a Variety Cruises voyage and single travellers must pay the Single Occupancy rate.

MINIMUM AGE
Children from the age of 7 can be accommodated on these voyages. Each boat has one cabin category that will accommodate a 3rd person allowing for triple sharing. Any child under the age of 18 must share with an adult.

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