Sun, Souks and Siestas

Resort: Sun, Souks and Siestas
Operator: Saga
Destination: Africa
Price From: £2369.00

Make a break for the sunshine

Be invigorated by the sunshine and stunning scenery of beautiful islands, and be captivated by attraction-packed cities in Portugal and Morocco on this enthralling 18-night escape from the cooler weather back home. Among the highlights are charming Casablanca – from where you also have the opportunity to join a tour to Marrakech – Lanzarote with its lunar-like landscapes, and Oporto where you can sample delicious port wine ion a tour from Leixoes.

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Drinks package*
  • Gratuities to housekeeping and restaurant staff
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required 

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.

Itinerary

13/11/2017
Tilbury, England

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

Depart late night.

14/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

15/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

17/11/2017
Portimao, Portugal

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late afternoon.

Portimao’s pretty streets are perfect for a relaxing stroll and many feature traditional architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The town centre is packed full of shops, and there are many lively bars, restaurants and charming cafes to enjoy too, or you can head to Praia da Rocha, the bustling waterfront area with a beautiful golden sandy beach.

18/11/2017
Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Discover the biggest city in Morocco with its exotic Old Medina, art-deco Ville Nouvelle and the vast Hassan II Mosque whose minaret is the tallest in the world.

19/11/2017
Agadir, Morocco

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late night.

Now Morocco’s main beach resort, Agadir was rebuilt next to the ruins of an ancient town destroyed in an earthquake in 1960: all that remains of the ancient Kasbah are the fortified walls on a hill to the north of the bay. On the wide, modern boulevards there are plenty of cafés and restaurants, but for the sights, sounds and smells of the old town, visit the port markets selling fish, fruit, vegetables and spices.

20/11/2017
Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late night.

The beaches of Arrecife are the perfect place to relax. Lay back and admire the two castles overlooking the harbour, previously built to defend the area against pirates who were frequent visitors here in the 16th and 17th centuries.

21/11/2017
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive early morning. Depart late night.

Las Palmas is primarily known for its golden-sand beaches and all-year-round sunshine. But there’s more to this popular city than sun, sea and sand. Maybe take advantage of some the excursions on offer and discover more about the region’s attractive historical buildings, such as Santa Ana Cathedral and the Palacio Regental.

22/11/2017
Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive early morning. Depart late night.

Santa Cruz is a great base for exploring the nearby beaches, boulevards and pretty parks and plazas on foot. If you want to explore a little more of the island, perhaps take a tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens, Pyramids of Guimar or El Teide National Park.

23/11/2017
Santa Cruz, La Palma

Arrive early morning. Depart early afternoon.

This pretty town has a distinct colonial feel and its historic quarter is brimming with churches, palaces and charming plazas. Of course you can always stay in the port area and enjoy its fabulous beaches too.

24/11/2017
Porto Santo, Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Located 27 miles off the north-east coast of Madeira, Porto Santo has been described as Madeira’s sandy little sister, thanks to its gorgeous, five mile beach. Spanning just 16 square miles, it is also renowned for its rugged, volcanic landscapes.

24/11/2017
Funchal, Madeira

Arrive late night on November 24. Depart late afternoon on November 25.

Funchal’s year-round mild climate makes it a floral paradise and there’s no shortage of parks and gardens to be explored here, some of which are a short stroll from the waterfront. The local shops and cafes are also situated close to the harbour so it’s easy to explore the area on foot.

26/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

27/11/2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

This cosmopolitan city resembles San Francisco with its magnificent bridges and vintage trams weaving through the streets. Situated on a bed of seven hills, Lisbon is home to great beaches, a huge shopping centre, and a plethora of museums, castles and palaces.

28/11/2017
Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Set on the banks of the River Douro, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Oporto is truly beautiful, with pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs, neo-classical buildings and wonderful baroque churches. Famous for it’s port wine production, Oporto is home to a host of renowned port producers including Cockburn’s, Taylor’s and Sandeman.

29/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

30/11/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

01/12/2017
Tilbury, England

Arrive early morning.

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

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