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Map of Cruising Spain, Portugal & Morocco: Malaga to Lisbon including Morocco, Portugal and Spain

Savour the Iberian lifestyle with a dash of Morocco

Savour the wonders of southern Spain and Portugal with a taste of North Africa on this eight-day Adventure Cruising tour. Explore the historic sites of three vastly different countries linked by a shared Moorish history, from the Old Town houses of Ronda to the ancient fortifications of the Castle of Silves. In between daily excursions there will be time to stretch out on the deck of your comfortable small ship or indulge in the cafe cultures of iconic cities. This blend of cultural activities and sun-soaked leisure make this trip the perfect choice for travellers who want to experience the Iberian lifestyle with a dash of Morocco.


Start
Malaga, Spain
Finish
Lisbon, Portugal
Destinations
Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PELT
Physical rating
Trip rating
4 reviews
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 50

Why you'll love this trip

  • Savour Andalusian wine varietals and sample local snacks in a tiny bodega (boutique grocer) on the outskirts of clifftop Ronda.

  • Let a local guide you through the labyrinthian medina in Tangier, pointing out the best stalls and guiding you to our favourite local cafe.

  • Spend a full day exploring Seville, including a walking tour with a local guide and free time to discover this flamboyant city independently.

  • Explore the 14th-century Santa Clara Monastery, a beautiful complex with ties to Christopher Columbus, on an afternoon trip ashore to Moguer.

  • Wander the ancient Moorish fortifications of the Castle of Silves and get stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the hilltop complex.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30—50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary 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 and 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. Ancient sites and historic places frequently feature cobbled streets and uneven ground that you may have to navigate in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and 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 (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

Boats

Harmony V on Greek coast

Harmony V

With this ship, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped aboard a private yacht of the rich and famous. The Harmony V is a 55-metre (180-foot...

Itinerary

Welcome to Malaga! Embarkation begins at 3 pm, but there is plenty to explore in this energetic and creative city if you arrive with time to spare. The hillside Castle of Gibralfaro offers amazing views over the city and is a lovely place to while away a few idle hours. After boarding the vessel in the afternoon, settle in and listen to a safety and welcome briefing. Get to know your fellow travellers over an on-board dinner before setting sail for Puerto Banus overnight.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Luggage can be dropped off at the ship from midday. Feel free to explore Malaga at your leisure until boarding commences at 3 pm for a 4 pm departure.
Go ashore and drive to Ronda in the morning, then set out on a guided walking tour of the Old and New Town. Set high above the deep El Tajo Gorge, Ronda is a spectacular town (and photographers dream) which has long been a magnet for artists and bohemians. Visit a bodega just out of town for lunch and a wine tasting before returning to Puerto Banus for some free time. Sail overnight to Tangier, Morocco.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today the group breaks up into smaller parties for a day tour of Tangier. Explore the medina with a local guide, sip mint tea at Cafe Hafa and perhaps lunch with the group during an optional meal of Moroccan favourites. After you’re all shopped out, continue to the Caves of Hercules, where the hero rested according to Roman and Greek legend. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Rise and shine for an early drive to Chefchaouen, the famous blue-washed city that sits below the Rif Mountains. The blue buildings provide a dramatic juxtaposition to the surrounding countryside and it’s no wonder photographers flock to the city. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful cobbled laneways and buzzing squares before returning to the boat in Tangier. Cruise overnight to Seville.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Spend the day in Seville on a walking tour with a local guide and learn a little of the history behind the awe-inspiring architecture. With both Christian and Moorish influences, Seville is an architectural haven. Do what you please with a free afternoon. Perhaps visit the eponymous gothic cathedral where Christopher Columbus is entombed. Or maybe you’d prefer to hit a flamenco club for a little dancing before returning to the ship tonight. Cruise towards Huelva overnight.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Seville - Full Day Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Cool off with a swim in the morning at a beach en route to Huelva. After lunch, disembark in Huelva and take a bus to Moguer. Visit Santa Clara Monastery, a complex which includes a 14th-century gothic church and a functional 18th-century monastery. Continue to El Rabida where replicas of the boats Christopher Columbus' sailed on his colonial missions are on display. Spend some time exploring the site before returning to the boat. The early evening is at your leisure in Huelva. Sail overnight to Portimao.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Arrive in Portimao in the morning. Take a trip inland to Silves, a town largely destroyed by a 17th-century earthquake. Explore the centuries-old Moorish Castle of Silves complex, visit the 13th-century Silves Cathedral (built by Alfonso X of Castile) and admire the 15th-century Silves Bridge. Take a walking tour of Lagos' walled Old Town before returning to Portimao for dinner on board. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony V (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tour of Silves with Castle entry
  • Lagos - Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Disembark in Portimao after breakfast and transfer by bus to Lisbon. Your Adventure Cruising tour ends on arrival in central Lisbon at about midday.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship, Bus, small boat

Accommodation

Small Cruise Ship 7 nights

Included Activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour
  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour
  • Seville - Full Day Visit
  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels
  • Tour of Silves with Castle entry
  • Lagos - Walking Tour

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of AUD 600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure – the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure – the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

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