South America with Rio

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Departed Southampton  •  23rd January 2018  •  46 nights
Balmoral  •  L1803
Buildings at the waterfront with Christ The Redeemer statue in the background, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Buildings at the waterfront with Christ The Redeemer statue in the background, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience South America at its finest and discover sun, sea, sand and samba on this cruise adventure of a lifetime. Discover tropical paradises, sprawling metropolises, glamourous resorts, and be part of a spectacular celebration in one of the most iconic cities on earth.

Your holiday begins at a leisurely pace, taking in the vibrant flora and spectacular volcanic scenery of Madeira, Tenerife and Cape Verde before embarking on a relaxing transatlantic crossing to beautiful Brazil. Enjoy the sunshine on Fortaleza’s beaches, and discover the traditional Portuguese-influenced architecture in Ilheus; then call into Rio during the annual carnival for a compelling cultural experience. Immerse yourself in the euphoric atmosphere of this world-famous celebration, where brightly decorated floats and locals dressed in flamboyant costumes move through the city to the sound of entrancing Samba beats. Plus, with a 3-night stay in Rio, there’s time to discover iconic landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach too.

In Uruguay, marvel at some of the country’s finest architectural wonders – such as the Palacio Salvo and Metropolitan Cathedral – in Montevideo’s historic Ciudad Vieja district; and soak up the sunshine in the glamourous resort of Punta del Este, a popular destination with the rich and famous. In between these calls you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, allowing extra time to discover the seductive Argentinian capital’s multitude of historic monuments; enjoy a traditional tango dancing performance; and even take a tour to the mighty Iguazu Falls. Back in Brazil, the superb museums and galleries, historic churches and soaring skyscrapers of Sao Paulo await discovery on a tour from Santos; while in Salvador you could explore the UNESCO-listed historic heart of the city before setting sail across the Atlantic once again. En route back to Southampton, you’ll call into Cape Verde, Lanzarote and Lisbon for some sunshine and scenery – the perfect end to this incredible voyage.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Itinerary & Port Information

South America with Rio
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
January 2018
Tue 23
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Sat 27
Early AM
Late PM
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

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Sun 28
Early PM
Late Night
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting tourism for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.

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PYRAMIDS OF GUIMAR & POISON GARDEN (TOUR EXC)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife must do

PYRAMIDS OF GUIMAR & POISON GARDEN (TOUR EXC)

    • Admire the stepped structures, known as the Pyramids of Güímar
    • Marvel at some of the most dangerous plants in the world
    • Discover theories around the origins of these mystical structures    
     
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Wed 31
Early AM
Early PM
Praia, Cape Verde
Praia, Cape Verde

Praia, Cape Verde

Loacted in Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets is a hidden gem. This destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and is as unique and unspoilt as its remote location, 400 miles off the west coast of Senegal, would suggest.

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HISTORICAL PRAIA & CIDADE VELHA (TOUR A)

Praia, Cape Verde must do

HISTORICAL PRAIA & CIDADE VELHA (TOUR A)

  • Discover Cape Verde’s capital city
  • Enjoy free time at the municipal market to test out your bargaining skills
  • Learn more about the history of Praia at the Archaeology Museum
  • Explore Cidade Vehla, a town of great historical relevance
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February 2018
Sun 04
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Late PM
Fortaleza
Fortaleza

Fortaleza

Fortaleza is a lot more than just a beach resort, there are plenty of other things to see, do and experience in this sun kissed Brazilian city. 

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Wed 07
Early AM
Late PM
Ilhéus (Ilheus), Brazil
Ilhéus (Ilheus), Brazil

Ilhéus (Ilheus), Brazil

Ilhéus is birthplace to the famous Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado. Catedral de São Sebastião (San Sebastian Cathedral) is the heart of the central area – a pretty plaza surrounded by plenty of colonial buildings to view. Of course - as you would expect in Brazil - there are lovely beaches upon which you can relax or perhaps have a go at surfing.

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Fri 09
Early PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The city of Carnival and Samba, Copacabana and Ipanema, more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal, a rich melting pot of cultures.

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Sat 10
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The city of Carnival and Samba, Copacabana and Ipanema, more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal, a rich melting pot of cultures.

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Sun 11
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The city of Carnival and Samba, Copacabana and Ipanema, more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal, a rich melting pot of cultures.

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Mon 12
Early PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The city of Carnival and Samba, Copacabana and Ipanema, more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal, a rich melting pot of cultures.

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Thu 15
Early AM
Late PM
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Stretched along the banks of the beautiful Rio de la Plata, Montevideo – South America’s southernmost capital city – is a truly incredible place to visit. With its stunning natural landscapes to explore, exciting city centre to enjoy and vibrant culture to discover, Uruguay’s fantastic capital caters to all.

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Fri 16
Early AM
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Stretched out along the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires is the first sight of Argentina for many people – and what a sight it is. Enticing and exciting, the city has a complex cultural heritage inspired by a number of European countries. This complexity is mirrored by the diverse architecture, unique urban landscape and boulevards lined with cafes, shops and galleries.

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Sat 17
Late PM
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Stretched out along the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires is the first sight of Argentina for many people – and what a sight it is. Enticing and exciting, the city has a complex cultural heritage inspired by a number of European countries. This complexity is mirrored by the diverse architecture, unique urban landscape and boulevards lined with cafes, shops and galleries.

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Sun 18
Early AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este is a truly glamorous resort with its many beaches, elegant seaside homes, yacht harbour, high rise apartment buildings and luxurious brands. Celebrity spotters can fill their days chasing stars here and most visitors find their way to La Gorlero, the city’s best known avenue for a spot of people-watching and a gentle stroll.

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Wed 21
Early AM
Late PM
Santos
Santos

Santos

The biggest city in South America, Sao Paulo is also one of its most cosmopolitan. The art and architecture of the city reflect the European, Asian and African influences of the people who live there.

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Sat 24
Early PM
Late Night
Salvador
Salvador

Salvador

The festival city of Salvador is one of Brazil’s ‘must visit’ cities. Known as Brazil’s ‘Capital of Happiness’, the endless carnivals, parties and celebrations are a joy to behold. The city’s culture and vibrant atmosphere is like no other and the blend of music, dance, food, drink and impressive architecture makes visiting Salvador a truly unforgettable experience.

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March 2018
Fri 02
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Late PM
Mindelo
Mindelo

Mindelo

The Cape Verdes were previously a Portuguese colony and there are many traces of this colonial heritage in Mindelo.

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A TASTE OF THE ISLAND (TOUR A)

Mindelo must do

A TASTE OF THE ISLAND (TOUR A)

  • Discover the arid landscape of the island
  • Admire the colonial heritage of Mindelo
  • Barter for a bargain at the Amilcar Cabral Plaza
  • Experience traditional folk music at Praia Grande Beach
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Mon 05
Early AM
Early PM
Arrecife, Lanzarote
Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife is the gateway to the island of Lanzarote.

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THE FIRE MOUNTAINS (TOUR A)

Arrecife, Lanzarote must do

THE FIRE MOUNTAINS (TOUR A)

  • Discover the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park
  • Enjoy an optional camel ride 
  • View the salt flats of Janubio
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Wed 07
Early AM
Late PM
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

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Lisbon, Portugal must do

GARDENS OF LISBON

  • Explore the extensive gardens of the 18th century Queluz Palace
  • The ornamental areas are decorated with sculptures and statues, fountains and water features
  • The tropical fernery is a treasure to behold

 

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Sat 10
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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