Spanish City Discovery
Featuring eight diverse, culture-rich destinations in five beautiful regions, this fantastic 15-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain. Traditional tapas bars, architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and range of cultural highlights; Balmoral will bring the many attractions of some of Europe’s finest cities closer to you.[ReadMoreMob]
Two stunning cities in Andalusia, a gorgeous region in sunlit southern Spain, will offer plenty of memorable experiences. In ancient Cádiz, charming old districts are yours to explore at leisure in search of majestic monuments such as the Torre Tavira watchtower and the 18th century cathedral; many of the city’s highlights are within easy reach of the port. Cádiz is also the gateway to Jerez, a city renowned for its sherry production and equestrian art. [ReadMoreDesk] Then there’s a call at Malaga, where the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle and fantastic Picasso Museum are among many ‘must-visit’ attractions. This Andalusian gem is also the starting point for tours to Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace and to the picturesque mountaintop city of Ronda. In the Murcia region, Cartagena awaits your discovery. Be sure to take in the medieval castle and the Roman amphitheatre.
You’ll have a day to sample the laidback Mediterranean island lifestyle of Mallorca, where Balmoral will dock at pretty Palma, before Barcelona – Catalonia’s cosmopolitan capital – beckons. You’re sure to be captivated by this iconic city. A stroll along energetic Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street is always a memorable experience; while architectural wonders such as the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and the many works of Gaudi, including the world-famous Sagrada Familia, present photo opportunities galore. Valencia has plenty to recommend it too. From a myriad of modern galleries, museums and contemporary architecture to a charming Old Quarter and traditional restaurants serving plentiful portions of Paella, Spain’s third largest city offers something for everyone. Finally, calls at two enchanting cities in the gorgeous Galicia region of northern Spain end your exploration. In Vigo, perhaps while away a few hours in the delightful Old Town; then, during a morning in La Coruna, take the chance to tour to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela.