Spanish Vistas & Scenic Madeira
With ample time at sea to relax on board Boudicca and calls at stunning destinations presenting plenty of highlights, this cruise makes for a wonderful week away. Sailing south you’ll visit a stylish Spanish city for cultural and architectural treasures, before discovering the delights of two breathtaking Atlantic Ocean islands.
After embarking in Dover, settle into life on board your home-from-home at sea during a day of cruising to La Coruña, [ReadMoreMob] the first stop on this seven-night sailing. Once docked, the various diverse highlights of this Galician gem are yours to uncover; at Maria Pita Square you can marvel at a collection of architectural delights, such as the grandiose City Hall, while famous landmarks such as the ancient Torre de Hercules await too. For exceptional views of the city and its gorgeous coastline, be sure to visit Monte de San Pedro Park. [ReadMoreDesk] Alternatively, on a tour, you could opt to visit Santiago de Compostela and its spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral.
Two further days at sea follow as your ship continues on to Madeira. Portugal’s ‘Garden Island’ boasts beautiful botanical gardens such as the Monte Palace Tropical Garden, unique walking trails which showcase spellbinding lush-green landscapes, and impressive natural wonders including Cabo Girão – Europe’s highest cape. The Atlantic Ocean views on offer from Cabo Girão never fail to enthral. Funchal is your gateway to it all, although you could choose to stay in Madeira’s capital and enjoy afternoon tea at the famous Reid’s Hotel. Finally, it’s on to Tenerife in the sun-kissed Canaries. You’ll disembark Boudicca in Santa Cruz, but not before having time to discover attractions such as the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; or scale Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak – on an unforgettable adventure. For a relaxing conclusion to your holiday, you could opt to indulge in a spot of sunbathing at your pick of island’s inviting beaches.