Authentic Andalucía

12 Days
Valletta to Lisbon
From (GBP)
£ 13,190
Dates & Pricing

2022 Valletta > Lisbon

Authentic Andalucía

From the Maltese archipelago to the Spanish coast via Sicily, we invite you to experience exceptional moments discovering fascinating sites. Scenic Eclipse will leave Valletta for an 11 day voyage on seas brimming with history.
After a wonderful stop on Gozo, an unspoiled island that is home to a megalithic UNESCO listed site , sail to Italy and along the Andalucían coastline. Immortalised in operas and vividly depicted in 19th century art and literature, Andalucía is reminiscent of Spain: a sun-dappled, fiesta-loving land of guitar-wielding troubadours, feisty operatic heroines and Roma singers wailing sad laments. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europe’s gateway to Africa. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco – for much of its history it wasn’t even governed by Morocco.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D61M
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Valletta
Return City:
Lisbon

Selected Itinerary

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Uk > Valletta, Malta

    Fly from the UK to Valletta for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Valletta, Malta

    Board Scenic Eclipse and join your captain and new friends and toast the beginning your Mediterranean voyage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Gozo

    Gozo is an idyllic Mediterranean island, with green rolling hills of small farms, quaint fishing villages, small coves and sandy, sheltered beaches. Its crystal clear waters invite you to explore. Complete with historical sites, forts and phenomenal panoramas, this sleepy island is just waiting for you to explore it. Gozo has earnt the reputation of being one of the Mediterranean’s top outdoor adventure playgrounds, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Join a panoramic tour taking in the incredible scenery of Gozo, or learn the history from the Ggantija Temples to the Ta' Pinu Basilica. Alternatively, experience Gozo’s artisan food-making and cottage industries.

    Discovery

    Kayak the crystal waters of the Mediterranean along towering cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Trapani, Italy

    Boasting a long history, Trapani was previously an agricultural centre for the hilltop fortress town of Erice. The city between two seas became a very important centre due to its strategic position. Walk around the narrow streets filled with refined baroque buildings with their typical wrought-iron balconies, picturesque restaurants and antique shops. Visit the unfinished temple dating from 424 BC for excellent views of the countryside and distant coastline. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Explore the preserved medieval town of Erice, or visit the temple of Segesta. Choose a walking tour of Trapani, or discover Marsala and its famous wine.

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, enjoy a bike tour of Trapani.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Carloforte

    Graceful palazzi, crowded cafés and palm trees line the busy waterfront. Slowly wander through the quaint, cobbled old town, admiring the red-roofed architecture rising amidst the green hillside. Lying just off the coast of Sardinia, Carloforte is the only town of the small Isola di San Pietro. Carloforte boasts a long-standing tradition of wooden boatbuilding, with traditional lateen sail fishing boats still spotted in the harbour.

    Freechoice

    Discover the beauty of the island, or enjoy a cooking class with fresh du paize pasta. Alternatively, visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

    Known for its old quarter and medieval streets filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe ing the history during your walk through the old town and gain an insight into the greatness this town has lived through. Today, choose one of our Scenic?Freechoice?activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. 

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story. 

    Discovery

    Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.  

    Discovery

    Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Formentera

    Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk or ride along the green routes across the most remote countryside.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cartagena

    A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena is a delight. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic?Freechoice?activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.?? 

    Freechoice

    Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution. 

    Discovery

    Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Puerto Banús (Marbella)

    Puerto Banús is known for its luxurious cars, exclusive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, and a luxurious port with sophistication and elegance. Against the backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, relish the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús both by day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.  

    Discovery

    Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. 

    Enrich

    Witness the authentic flamenco ballet production Carmen. Set in Seville in 1830, this thrilling performance will walk you through many emotions, while giving you an insight into the Spanish culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Tangier, Morocco

    At the southern tip of the Mediterranean Sea lies Tangier. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tangier is Europe’s gateway to Africa. Influenced over its history by many cultures and civilisations, Tangier has a strong Spanish influence making it an excellent showcase for Spanish-Moorish architecture.  Known as the white city for its whitewashed houses strewn along the winding streets, Tangier is today a city undergoing significant development and modernisation.     

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a tour Tangier, seeing the diversity, or visit Hercules Caves learning of the myths and legends before strolling the streets of Kasbah. Choose to walk through the Old Town of Asilah, or experience the mix of Arabic and Spanish cultures in Tetouan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Portimão, Portugal

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.??  

    Freechoice

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves. 

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Lisbon > UK

    Today we bid farewell to fellow shipmates and crew and leave with a treasure-trove of fond memories. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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