Spain's Undiscovered Gems

21st Sep 2021 14 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2123
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Cádiz Cathedral, Southern Spain on a sunny day Cádiz Cathedral, Southern Spain on a sunny day
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
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PLUS, £100pp On Board Spend

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Away from well-trodden tourist routes, a trio of lesser-known, undiscovered gems offer a rarely experienced taste of Spanish history and culture. Wander around Castellón de la Plana, to feel the city’s combination of old and new; ancient sites and centuries-old architectural highlights appear seamlessly alongside trendy cafés, shops and squares alive with the bustle of local life. Motril is much the same, with its mix of Moorish and Mudéjar treasures, and bars and restaurants serving authentic Andalusian food and drink, while an impressive fortified monastery and pazo, and a café bar-lined promenade, are among the highlights to discover in Vilagarcia de Arousa on the gorgeous Galician coast. At each of these charming towns and cities, you’ll find uncrowded beaches and places to retreat for laid-back relaxation.[ReadMoreMob]

There are also visits to popular, busier destinations on this diverse Spanish discovery, but as smaller-scaled Boudicca docks closer to the heart of Cádiz, Mahon and Cartagena, you’re in for easy, enriching explorations of these cities too. There are no long journeys through traffic to endure; you can uncover the highlights of each just a short distance from your ship’s gangway. Head into Cádiz for majestic ancient monuments and traditional tapas bars, or perhaps enjoy time on the city’s golden-sand beaches; and delve into the Roman heritage of Cartagena, where the medieval Castillo de la Concepcion, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos offer an immersive insight into this Murcian city’s incredible history. Meanwhile, there’s time in Mahón to capture the very essence of Menorca, whether you choose to take in the capital’s ornate architecture and landmarks, or simply head to the beach.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.