Canary Island Adventure

Resort: Spirit of Adventure
Operator: Saga
Destination: Canary Islands
Price From: £3143.00

Explore the Canaries on this island hopping adventure

Explore the unusual landscapes of theCanaries, from the lava fields of Lanzarote and black beaches of Tenerife, to the dense forests of La Gomera and La Palma, and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria. This cruise also visits the ancient city of Cadiz, Funchal and Lisbon.

Spirit of Adventure departing Southampton

Your six included sightseeing excursions will be in

  • – Cadiz, Spain
  • – Arrecife, Lanzarote
  • – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • – Santa Cruz, Tenerife
  • – Funchal, Madeira
  • – Lisbon, Portugal

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Southampton

Embark Spirit of Adventure.

Depart 1800.

Day 2

Spend the day at sea.

Day 3

Spend the day at sea.

Day 4

Spend the day at sea.

Day 5

Cadiz, Spain

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

3,000-year-old Cadiz is Western Europes oldest continually inhabited city, having been founded by the ancient seafaring Phoenicians. It sits along a peninsula, and was refortified in the 17th-century after the British attacked twice, nearly destroying the city. Key landmarks include the Baroque and neoclassical cathedral with its yellow dome and the adjoining El Sagarario, the Roman amphitheatre, Castillo de Santa Catalaina and the Torre Tavira one of 129 watchtowers dotted throughout the city. An included excursion offers a relaxing introduction to the city.

Included sightseeing excursion

See some of the citys attractions during anincluded sightseeing excursion.

Day 6

Spend the day at sea.

Day 7

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Named in Spanish after the reef that edges its shoreline, peaceful Arrecife has been the islands capital since it took the title from nearby Teguise in 1852. This relatively sleepy ports origins can be seen in the whitewashed fishermen cottages and 17th-century church set around the coastal lagoon of El Charco de San Gines. An included sightseeing excursion is a great way to see some of the highlights of the area. From Arrecife, you can discover the vast lava fields and crater-studded landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Included sightseeing excursion

Anincluded sightseeing excursion offers an introduction to the area.

Optional excursions

Seek out the colonial gems of the former capital, Teguise or walk across the barren landscapes of Timanfaya National Park.

Day 8

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Nearly half of Gran Canaria has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The island is fringed with beautiful coves and sandy beaches to the south and wild mountains to the north, and an included sightseeing excursion will show you the highlights. The subtropical capital of Las Palmas is set beside two broad bays and features cafe-lined squares and courtyards overflowing with exotic fruits, flowers and palms.

Included sightseeing excursion

An included sightseeing excursion will highlight the islands scenic attractions.

Optional excursion

Head off into the mountains on a trip to discover villages seemingly lost in time.

Day 9

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Tenerife is crowned by the World Heritage Site, Mount Teide. Its capital Santa Cruz has a mix of old and new sights, from the central square of Plaza de Espana, which was built in 1929 to the auditorium, an expressionist structure that resembles a wave.

Included sightseeing excursion

Look forward to an included sightseeing excursion, taking in the highlights of Tenerifes lively capital Santa Cruz.

Optional excursions

Go hiking on Mount Teide with an experienced guide, or enjoy a catamaran trip to visit a pod of whales that live year round off the perennially sunny south coast.

Day 10

San Sebastian, La Gomera

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

It was in La Gomera that Christopher Columbus readied his ships for his New World adventures. Local legend holds that he took mass in La Asuncion church and water from a well at the colonial manor Pozo de la Aguada, which displays exhibits on the explorers expeditions. One of the oldest remaining structures is the stone Torre del Conde tower which protected the wife of the islands first governor, Hernan Peraza, when ill-treated islanders rebelled in 1488.

Optional excursions

Explore the unspoilt forests of Garajonay National Park, home to such rare indigenous wildlife as the Gomeran lizard and Gomeran skint.

Day 11

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

La Palma is the greenest of the Canaries and large tracts of its laurel forests have been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The capital, Santa Cruz, is set in a sweeping natural amphitheatre and was a hub for New World explorers and merchant traders during the Age of Exploration. Its colonial history is reflected in the 16th-century Castilian architecture and the old quarter with its wooden balconies and cobbled lanes is set around the Renaissance Plaza Espana.

Optional excursions

Join an island sightseeing tour or explore the National Park of Caldera de Taburiente, a volcanic caldera in the centre of the island.

Day 12

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

Madeira is a verdant, mountainous island formed from a volcanic eruption and known for its namesake wine. Often described as the floating garden in the Atlantic, the island is home to the worlds largest laurel forest and Botanical Gardens where exotic indigenous plants grow.

Included sightseeing excursion

An included sightseeing excursion will reveal the scenic highlights of the island.

Optional excursions

Step out onto the glass-bottomed skywalk at Cabo Girao, over Europes highest sea cliff, or join a team of marine biologists for a RIB ride in search of whales and dolphins.

Day 13

Spend the day at sea.

Day 14

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

The sprawling city of Lisbon is spread across seven hills. It boasts two UNESCO-listed sites: Jeronimos Monastery, where Vasco da Gama is entombed and Blem Tower, built in his honour. An included sightseeing excursion is a great way to see some of the highlights.

Included sightseeing excursion

See some of the citys numerous attractions.

Day 15

Spend the day at sea.

Day 16

Spend the day at sea.

Day 17

Southampton

Arrive 0700.

Disembark Spirit of Adventure after breakfast.

 

 

Please note: All excursions mentioned are subject to availability and change. The safety of our guests is of the highest importance to us and we aim to showcase the ports of call to our best ability while abiding by the latest protocols. We will confirm the options available nearer the time of arrival in each port.

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