Where you'll be going............

Day 1 - Newcastle, England

  • Renowed for it's diverse range of cultures, impressive architecture, welcoming atmosphere and exciting attractions, Newcastle is an increasingly popular tourist destination and when you see the stunning bridges that cross the River Tyne, take advantage of the fantastic shopping on offer and sample the famous Geordie spirit, you'll quickly understand why. 
  • With so much to see and do, there's plenty to keep you occupied both within the city centre and a little further afield. Be sure to head down to the riverside to see the world-famous Tyne Bridge and cross the magnificent Millenium Bridge, visit the Metrocentre - Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre - to indulge in a little retail therapy and wander along the city's famous Grey Street - once voted Britain's best street - before heading out into the Northumbrian countryside in search of renowned monuments including the Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall.

Day 2 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 3 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 4 - LA CORUÑA, Spain

  • The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.
  • La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower. The Paseo Marítimo, a lovely 13km walkway and bike path, runs from the port, around the peninsula, and along the ocean beaches.
  • The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes, is a popular spot, and features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. The medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are all fine places of interest.
  • Beyond the historic city is a proud, modern metropolis, which boasts a superb food scene and a buzzing nightlife. The world’s best picnic food, empanadas, and the locally produced beer, Estrella, both demand trying.  

Day 5 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 6 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 7 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

  • Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago, has a timeless old-world charm. Enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit, Funchal was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. His praise of the city has ensured British visitors always receive a warm welcome from locals.
  • Backed by rolling hills, the town is famous for its harbour, the 17th century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and world renowned Madeiran wine cellars. Funchal’s parks and gardens are a delight, and a hike through the Laurel Forest nearby is highly recommended. The ancient Funchal Cathedral mixes Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

Day 8 - Santa Cruz, De Tenerife, Spain

  • Sophisticated Santa Cruz - Tenerife's capital - is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks.
  • Well-preserved buildings feature in the old town, including the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th century Palacio de Carta, which has impressive Baroque and neoclassical features. Recently redesigned by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the city’s largest square, Plaza de España, is a pleasant spot to lose a few hours. Lively beaches such as Playa de Las Americas are within easy reach of Santa Cruz too.
  • Away from the capital, many of Tenerife's highlights await on tours, including the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical lava stone Pyramids of Guimar. Exploring the volcanic El Teide National Park to marvel at majestic Mount Teide, or even climb Spain's highest peak, is an unmissable experience. 

Day 9 - Arrecife, Spain

  • The bustling port of Arrecife on Lanzarote’s east coast is home to the biggest fishing fleet in the Canaries. Back in the 16th and 17th centuries the city was regularly attacked by pirates. To defend against these raiders, the court of Spain ordered two castles to be built. The first built in 1590, Castillo San Gabriel, now houses the island’s Ethnographic Museum, which tells the fascinating story of the islands' original inhabitants: the Guanche. 
  • Castillo San Jose followed later, providing employment and alleviating poverty on the island following volcanic eruptions in the 1730s - it became known as the Fortress of Hunger. Today, it is home to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art, with a small but impressive collection of modern paintings and sculpture. The excellent restaurant in its basement offers diners panoramic views over the harbour. Today, Arrecife is a quirky hotchpotch of sun-bleached buildings and has a pleasant Mediterranean-style promenade.

Day 10 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 11 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. The city was decimated by an earthquake in 1755, and modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.
  • The city’s bridges include the Ponte 25 de Abril – similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco – and the Ponte Vasco da Gama, which includes over 11km of viaducts. Lisbon’s many fascinating museums, include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum. 
  • Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula – and the elegant Avenidas Novas, full of upmarket shops. Alternatively, there bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.

Day 12 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 13 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 14 - Honfleur, France

  • Historic Honfleur in northern France's Lower Normandy region is a quaint little port with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. One of France’s most visited towns, Honfleur – with its beautiful 15th and 16th century architecture and distinctive harbour – was the inspiration for Impressionist painters and poets.
  • Vieux-Bassin, Honfleur’s colourful old harbour, is lined with 16th to 18th-century lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses. Its sloping cobbled streets have long been a subject for artists including Claude Monet and native son, Eugène Boudin.
  • A visit to the 15th century St. Catherine's Church, a vaulted timber structure erected by shipbuilders, is a must, as is the maritime museum and Notre Dame de Grâce – a 17th century chapel containing various paintings and models. The chapel also offers fabulous views of the town, the Seine estuary and the impressively-engineered Normandy Bridge that crosses it.

Day 15 - Sailing Day

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 16 - Newcastle, England

  • Renowed for it's diverse range of cultures, impressive architecture, welcoming atmosphere and exciting attractions, Newcastle is an increasingly popular tourist destination and when you see the stunning bridges that cross the River Tyne, take advantage of the fantastic shopping on offer and sample the famous Geordie spirit, you'll quickly understand why. 
  • With so much to see and do, there's plenty to keep you occupied both within the city centre and a little further afield. Be sure to head down to the riverside to see the world-famous Tyne Bridge and cross the magnificent Millenium Bridge, visit the Metrocentre - Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre - to indulge in a little retail therapy and wander along the city's famous Grey Street - once voted Britain's best street - before heading out into the Northumbrian countryside in search of renowned monuments including the Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall.

What's Included........

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • Accommodation - 16 nights on a cruise ship 
 

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