Sailing to the Gironde Estuary

Resort: FROM LISBONNE TO LISBON
Operator: Club Med
Destination: Europe
Price From: £1887.00

Overview

Jump onboard this 10 day cruise discovering the gems of Europe from Lisbon along the Portuguese coast up through the bottom of Spain and then round the French coast finishing off in Lisbon. You will be sailing aboard the biggest sailing ship in the world. With 5 masts, 184 cabins and 2000 m2 of external decks over 8 levels, this 187 metre long ship is a marvel. Its not only the dimensions that impress: the aesthetics are also magnificent. Every cabin, from the lower deck to the ship owners Suite at the very top, has an external view. Everything is of the highest quality.

Whats included on your cruise:

Superior Superior Cabin B deck

Ideal for a couple with a child, this cabin is at water level on the Borno deck. Draped in light colours, your cabin is decorated with attractive varnished wood. Imagine youre an explorer, setting sail for undiscovered lands.

Bar and Snacking service

You have access to a bar and snack service all day. A little hollow, a need to refresh or warm up the bar meets all your desires.

Your full-board

All your meals are included in your stay: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. Club Med offers a full board of quality between buffets flavors of the world and specialty restaurants with table service.

Sports and activities

Sport is at the heart of the Club Med experience. It is included in your stay and you are spoiled for choice. Access quality infrastructures and learn through G.O experts in their fields.

 

Itinerary

Sailing to the Gironde estuary

Day 1 – Lisbon

Legend has it that Lisbon was built on seven hills, and that means no lack of points of view from which to admire the beauty of the city, with its azuleros and calados that give the streets the colourful charm of an open-air museum. Ship docked in port. Passengers may board and disembark here.

Departure at 19:00

Day 2 – Vigo

Largest population in Galicia and protected by the Ces Islands, known for the richness of the winged fauna and the crescent-shaped Rodas beach. A cosmopolitan city, where its old quarter is home to the neoclassical cathedral and its alleys adorned with old fishermen’s houses descend from the city centre towards the sea. Boat docked, dive locker closed, no beach.

Arrival at 13:00
Departure at 20:00

Day 3 – La Corogne

This historic port is home to the only lighthouse from the Roman period. Legend has it that the head of the giant Geryon, killed by Hercules, is buried in its foundations. Boat docked, diver locker closed, no beach.

Arrival at 07:00
Departure at 19:00

Day 4 – Gijon

This city in the province of Asturias is known for its maritime heritage and its old fishing district. The elegant shopping streets, the incredible architectural complex of the LABoral and the many museums make Gijn a stopover of many surprises. Boat docked, dive locker closed, no beach.

Arrival at 07:00
Departure at 19:00

Day 5 – Bilbao

Visit the Guggenheim Museum and its eye-catching curves and titanium coating, now an icon of the city, (transfer and admission included in the cruise). The museum exhibits famous modern and contemporary art works. Boat docked, dive locker closed, no beach.

Arrival at 07:00
Departure at 17:30

Day 6 – Grattequina/Bordeaux

Delve into the region’s wine traditions, some of which date back to the reign of Louis XIV, and the city of Bordeaux, renowned for its Gothic cathedral, mansions and art museums. The size of the boat does not allow it to pass under the Aquitaine bridge, which means the CM2 will dock at Grattequina, on the left bank of the Gironde, 15 km from Bordeaux, in a remote area without infrastructure. A bus transfer, (included in your cruise), will take you to Bordeaux during the day where you can wander freely and at your own pace through the wonders of the city. Dive locker closed, no direct access to the beach.

Arrival at 08:30

Day 7 – Grattequina/Bordeaux

Delve into the region’s wine traditions, some of which date back to the reign of Louis XIV, and the city of Bordeaux, renowned for its Gothic cathedral, mansions and art museums. The size of the boat does not allow it to pass under the Aquitaine bridge, which means the CM2 will dock at Grattequina, on the left bank of the Gironde, 15 km from Bordeaux, in a remote area without infrastructure. Dive locker closed, no direct access to the beach.

Departure at 10:00

Day 8 – Sailing on the open sea

A restorative day at sea. Choose from the range of inviting possibilities on our remarkable sailing ship. Lounge on chaise longues, cool off in one of our two swimming pools, work out with a sea view in our Espace Fitness, find instant calm at the spa and enjoy the attentive company of our G.O team and crew members.

Day 9 – Porto

An artificial port built in the late 19th century with a history that is intimately linked to the export of port wine. Portugal’s second largest port is one of the biggest sardine ports in the world. Boat docked, dive locker closed, no beach.

Arrival at 08:00
Departure at 18:00

Day 10 – Lisbon

Legend has it that Lisbon was built on seven hills, and that means no lack of points of view from which to admire the beauty of the city, with its azuleros and calados that give the streets the colourful charm of an open-air museum. Ship docked in port. Passengers may board and disembark here.

Arrival at 08:00

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