The Canary Islands with Madeira
You’ll have chances to marvel at volcanic wonders, discover rolling sand dunes and lush valleys, and explore wonderfully floral landscapes – all while enjoying soothing seasonal warmth – on this sun-seeking, autumn adventure on board Black Watch.
All of the gorgeous islands on your itinerary are sure to make a lasting impression, with each destination boasting a smorgasbord of incredible sights and experiences. In the Canaries, three of this sun-soaked archipelago’s most beautiful islands await you. Your ship will call at Lanzarote, where volcanic, lunar-like lands are ripe for exploration. From Arrecife you can head to the breathtaking Timanfaya National Park and the soaring peaks and open lava fields of the Fire Mountains for unmissable photo opportunities. Then there’s a stop at Las Palmas for a chance to explore Gran Canaria’s tranquil Agaete Valley and dense pine forests; or relax in the sunshine at the golden sands of Maspalomas. In Tenerife, the abundant attractions of the Canaries’ largest island await. The Pyramids of Güímar and majestic Mount Teide – towering over the island’s volcanic landscape – are particular highlights, although you may be tempted to simply enjoy a day in the sun at Playa de Las Americas. [ReadMore]
After spending three days sailing between stunning Spanish islands you’ll also stop at the Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed ‘Garden Island’, Madeira is smothered with lush landscapes and home to a collection botanical gardens bursting with vibrant, fragrant flora, such as the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Stopping at Funchal, you could visit Monte Palace; go in search of beautifully unspoilt scenery via the unique levada trails; and even head to Cabo Girão – the world’s second highest sea cliff – for unforgettable ocean views. Black Watch will also take you to two fantastic mainland cities in Spain and Portugal. Before the Canaries you’ll head to pretty Cádiz, an ancient city situated on Spain’s glorious Andalusian coast, for flamenco, traditional tapas and a chance to visit Jerez, the ‘sherry capital of the world’. At the end of your holiday, a call at Leixoes offers you a chance to head into Oporto – Portugal’s cultural second city – for famous port wines and fine baroque architecture.