Christmas and New Year in the Canaries and Madeira

Resort: Christmas and New Year in the Canaries and Madeira
Operator: Saga
Destination: Canary Islands
Price From: £1339.00

Join a fabulous festive cruise

Celebrate Christmas on board Columbus and see in the New Year with a fabulous firework spectacular as you sail south to warmer climes on this wonderful cruise over the festive season. Visit three of the popular Canary Islands and discover the contrasting faces of each. Add the Rock of Gibraltar, historic Lisbon and the beautiful island of Madeira into the mix and youve a holiday to remember!

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required

And on your cruise

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

Itinerary

21/12/2017
Tilbury, England

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.

Depart 1600.

22/12/2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1400.

Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges.

23/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

24/12/2017
Christmas Eve

Spend the day at sea.

25/12/2017
Christmas Day

Enjoy the celebrations and festive fare on board.

26/12/2017
Boxing Day – Gibraltar

Arrive 0900. Depart 1600.

In ancient times Gibraltar was known as one of the Pillars of Hercules, together with its African counterpart, Mount Abyla, and its remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain. See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the Rock, as well as St Michaels Cave and the Siege Tunnels.

27/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

28/12/2017
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Santa Cruz, the island’s capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as is Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens, collection of parrots, and an aquarium with sharks, sealions and penguins.

29/12/2017
Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Lanzarote, which lies just four degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, is volcanic in origin. Arrecifes Calle Leon y Castila has a wealth of shops and is an opportunity for duty free shopping.

30/12/2017
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria, the third largest of the seven main Canary Islands. With its sub-tropical climate, coastal valleys, beautiful sandy beaches and mountainous peaks, Gran Canaria is a firm favourite with visitors from all over Europe.

31/12/2017
New Year’s Eve – Funchal,, Madeira

Arrive 0900. Depart 0030 on New Years Day.

Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular.

01/01/2018
New Year’s Day

Spend the day at sea.

02/01/2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0900. Depart 1430.

Lying on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the River Tagus, Lisbon is the westernmost capital in Europe. The steep, cobbled streets of the ancient Moorish Alfama district lead to wonderful viewpoints looking over the city.

03/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

04/01/2018
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

05/01/2018
Tilbury, England

Arrive 1000.

Disembark for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

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