Spain, Portugal & Morocco
Get set for inspirational sights and cultural highlights as Black Watch takes in diverse destinations in Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Countless ‘must-visit’ attractions await you in a collection of magnificent cities, including interesting museums, ancient and architectural wonders, world-famous religious sites and much more besides.
As you sail south in the comfort of your smaller-sized ship you’ll begin five consecutive days filled with highlights with a call at Gibraltar. During your short stay in this unmistakably British territory, a panoramic tour is a great way to see the sights – be on the lookout for traditional fish and chip shops, familiar stores you’ll recognise from home and the red pillar-boxes. You could indulge with afternoon tea over stunning views at a hotel on the iconic ‘rock’ too, before continuing on to the coast of northern Africa.[ReadMore] A morning arrival into Casablanca – Morocco’s cultural heart – affords you plenty of time to go ashore and uncover the many world-renowned sites of this charming city; or perhaps tour to magical Marrakech for bustling souks and prestigious religious monuments. If you choose to stay in Casablanca, be sure to savour the sight of the majestic Hassan II Mosque, with its towering 200-metre-high minaret; and stop-by Rick’s Café for lunch at a recreation of the famous bar in the classic Casablanca film.
Black Watch will then head north to Spain and pretty Cádiz, an ancient city situated on the Andalusia region’s beautiful Atlantic coast. A wealth of attractions await you here; the architectural gems of the Old Town district, the 18th century cathedral and Plaza de España feature high on the city’s ‘must-see’ list. Neighbouring Jerez, ‘sherry capital of the world’ and home of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, is within reach on a shore tour too. Finally, in Portugal, you’ll find plenty of experiences to choose from in Lisbon and Oporto. Lisbon – the picturesque Portuguese capital – boasts a fine collection of landmarks and monuments including Bélem Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery; adorable old districts; and cafés serving traditional Pasteis de Belém custard tarts. The port of Leixoes is your gateway to Oporto. Take the short journey into Portugal’s second city to discover beautiful Baroque churches, the fortress-like cathedral and port-wine cellars where you can sample some of world’s finest tipples.