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

Soak up the sultry south on this eclectic Adventure Cruise along the coasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Portugal and Spain’s less-travelled southern reaches are full of surprises, and this trip takes the adventure even further – to Morocco. Join us on the stylish Harmony G and discover the wonders of this coast, starting in Lisbon and continuing to Portimao for a day exploring the coastal caves. Learn Columbus’ history in Huelva then voyage to Seville to take in the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Onwards to Morocco for a tour of Tangier’s medina and a taste of mint tea before visiting famous Chefchaouen, the blue-washed city below the rocky Rif Mountains. Stop at Sotogrande to explore Ronda – dramatically set on top of a deep gorge – and dock finally in Malaga. With the flexibility to choose between cultural activities and sun-soaked leisure, this is a great choice for those wanting to experience the Iberian lifestyle and a dash of Morocco.


Start
Lisbon, Portugal
Finish
Malaga, Spain
Destinations
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PELM
Physical rating
Trip rating
1 review
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 42

Why you'll love this trip

  • Take in the natural beauty of the Algarve coast, with its jagged coastline cut with caves and grottoes.

  • Spice things up in Seville, a melting pot of Moorish and Christian influences and the home of flamenco.

  • Immerse yourself in the blue-washed buildings of Chefchaouen.

  • Spend the afternoon in a family run Bodega enjoying a local lunch and wine tastings

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 49 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than onboard 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.

Boats

Harmony G on a tour

Harmony G

Drop anchor and swim right off the back of this 54m Mega Yacht.

Itinerary

Meet your shipmates at the Santa Apolonia Train Station in Lisbon at 12pm before transferring to Portimao by bus. Attend a welcome meeting and safety briefing on the ship before sitting down for dinner with your fellow travellers. Overnight in Portimao.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
A complimentary arrival transfer is included from the airport to the Lisbon Train station where this trip starts or from on day one or from the airport to the hotel if you have booked pre tour accommodation with us. Please provide your flight details at least 14 days prior to your departure.
In the morning, travel by bus to Carvoeiro, (approximately 1.15 hours) then board a small boat and cruise along the rocky coast exploring the Algarve’s sandstone caves. Then travel back by bus to enjoy a free afternoon in Portimao. Find a local café for lunch, enjoy a walk along the beach or explore the old quarter, Portimao is a wonderful place to see. Return to your ship in the afternoon to freshen up and enjoy dinner on board. Leaving early evening to sail overnight to Huelva.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Carvoeiro - Coastal Caves Boat Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
In the morning, disembark and take a bus to Moguer, a small Andalusian city, to visit the Santa Clara Monastery before travelling on to El Rabida. There are replicas here of the boats Christopher Columbus used to sail to the New World on (Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria). Spend some time exploring the site before returning to your own ship, with a free afternoon to be spent in Huelva before sailing overnight upriver to Seville. If you want to visit a good swimming beach near by your leader will be able to provide some local recommendations.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Spend the day in Seville on a walking tour with a local guide. Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is presided over by an immense gothic cathedral (the world’s largest) in which you’ll find the tomb of Christopher Columbus. With both Christian and Moorish influences, Seville is an architectural haven and the UNESCO-listed palace, Real Alcazar, is just one awe-inspiring example. Tonight we sail to Tangier.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Seville - Full Day Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today the group breaks up into smaller parties for a day tour of Tangier. Start by exploring Caves of Hercules, where Hercules supposedly rested between his labours, before heading to Cap Spartel, the most north-westerly point in Africa. Then tour the medina with a local guide, sip mint tea at Cafe Hafa and perhaps an optional group lunch at a local restaurant to sample some of Morocco's finest. Spend the afternoon discovering more of this Moroccan city, taking the opportunity for some souvenir shopping. Stay overnight in Tangier port.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Depart early and drive in a private van (approx. 2.5 hours) to Chefchaouen, the famous blue-washed city sitting below the Rif Mountains. The blue buildings provide a dramatic juxtaposition to the surrounding countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. Take some free time to explore the beautiful cobbled laneways and buzzing squares before returning to the boat in Tangier and cruising overnight to Sotogrande.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Drive to Ronda in the morning for a guided walking tour of Old and New Town. Set high above the deep El Tajo gorge, Ronda is a spectacular town and was frequently visited by Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, both of whom fell in love with the dramatic setting. Next, visit a family run Bodega just out of town for lunch and wine tasting. The food is all homemade and can consist of Spanish tapas with bread, olive oil, chorizo, cheese, Spanish potato omelette and often paella. Enjoy wine tastings seated outside amongst the beautiful winery. Late afternoon, return to your ship and sail overnight to Malaga.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Harmony G (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Lunch is served late on this day than what you may be used to so it might be a good idea to pick up a little snack while in Rhonda in the morning to keep you well fueled. And this is the perfect excuse to try another local delicacy!
Located on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is Spain’s sixth-largest city and your final destination. Say goodbye to your shipmates and disembark after breakfast.
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
  • Carvoeiro - Coastal Caves Boat Tour
  • Moguer - 1/2 Day Visit
  • Santa Clara Monastery
  • Wharf of the Caravels
  • Seville - Full Day Visit
  • Tangier - Cap Spartel Visit
  • Tangier - Mint Tea at Cafe Hafa
  • Tangier - Medina Walking tour with local guide
  • Tangier - Hercules Cave
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour
  • Bodega - Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Ronda - Guided Walking Tour

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Important notes

In 2021 this itinerary will be onboard the M/Y Harmony G

COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is included from the airport to the Lisbon Train station where this trip starts on day one, or from the airport to the hotel if you have booked pre tour accommodation with us. Please provide your flight details at least 14 days prior to your departure.

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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