From the culture and cuisine of Lisbon to the incredible beaches of Portimao, in the southern region of the Algarve, you’ll visit two quintessential Portuguese ports before indulging in all that Spain has to offer. Experience Andalusia, a region which hugs the southern coast of Spain and embraces cultural influences from both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar; Europe, and Africa. On this cruise voyage you’ll find the UNESCO sites of Alhambra and Alcázar. Partake in a relaxing day, lounging on the stunning beaches of Mallorca and explore Barcelona as you take in the fascinating architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Sip a glass of sherry and explore golden beaches and anachronistic mountain villages, passionate flamenco, magnificent Moorish architecture, and mouthwatering tapas.
8 night cruise offered by Windstar Cruises sailing from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain or reverse
• Find Granada’s Moorish-influenced Alhambra Palace and breathtaking Generalife Gardens – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Tour Seville’s magnificent Alcázar Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Explore Pablo Picasso’s hometown of Málaga and see his art at the museum
• Taste authentic tapas in Almería and discover the charming mountain “white villages” of Mijas and Mojacar
• Savor the view and visit with the monkeys of Gibraltar
• Appreciate Barcelona’s amazing Gothic Quarter, and Antonio Gaudí’s UNESCO site, La Sagrada Familia
Day 1 – LISBON, PORTUGAL
Day 2 - PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
Day 3 - SUN CÁDIZ, SPAIN
Day 4 - TANGIER, MOROCCO
Day 5 - MÁLAGA, SPAIN
Day 6 - ALMERIA (GRANADA), SPAIN
Day 7 - AT SEA
Day 8 - PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN
Day 9 - BARCELONA, SPAIN
TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST
✓ Antoni Gaudi’s UNESCO sites
✓ La Sagrada Familia Catherdral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky
✓ Gaze at the spectacular sea views of the Algarve coastline and its famous rock formations
✓ Ride a turn-of-the-century funicular in Lisbon
✓ Enjoy the easy style and remarkable charm of Lisbon’s street lined cafes
✓ Satisfy your lust for leather
✓ Taste Spain’s trendy cuisine and homemade tapas
✓ The beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches and intriguing history of Tangier, Morroco
✓ The UNESCO site of the Medina
✓ Visit a comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, in the city of his birth.
✓ Visit the village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.
✓ The Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century, with its Moorish architecture
✓ Visit one of three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
✓ Mallorca, with its enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches
✓ Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors