The Volcanic Isles

Resort:
Operator: Saga
Destination: Africa
Price From: £1931.00

Canarian adventure meets exotic North Africa

Experience the magic of Marrakech the colours, scents, sights and sounds with an overnight hotel stay in this ebullient city!

Saga price includes

Itinerary

Southampton, England

Embark Sapphire.

Depart 1600.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 1300. Depart 1900.

The approach to Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is tipped as one of the best in the world. Furnished with rich soils the island is a veritable botanical garden and supports a world-renowned wine industry. Join an exclusive wine tasting at the Duarte and Sons family estate and discover the fine food and flower markets of the capital. Alternatively, stretch your legs on one of the many walking routes of the capital and discover colonial neighbourhoods that would not be out of place in Lisbon.

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Palma

Arrive 1300 on November 29. Depart 1900 on November 30.

Santa Cruz de La Palma, with its colourful patchwork of balconied homes strung along the azure Atlantic, is a gateway to hiking and biking paradise. Supporting lush emerald forests and dotted with volcanic cones an electric mountain bike is a great way to master the inclines to incredible views over the island. There are also over 600 kilometres of hiking paths and trails to discover, allowing you to get close and personal with the diverse terrain and scenery of this fantastic island.

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Santa Cruz is the capital of the Canary Islands and one of the most important ports of the Atlantic. As such, the city has a long maritime history, represented by the sail design of the modern Auditorio de Tenerife, while in the Museum of Nature and Man you can find artefacts and mummies of the Guanche people who settled here 2000 years ago. Treat yourself to a pampering session at the Oriental Spa Garden, which is considered one of the best spas in Europe, for its innovative wellbeing and beauty therapies.

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Step ashore in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote. Here, you can explore the castles of San Gabriel and San Jose, built to guard the natural harbour against roving pirates, or enjoy El Charco, the citys picturesque hub. For a little adventure discover the islands wild interior on an off-road Lanzarote adventure.

Agadir, Morocco

Arrive 0800. Depart 1400.

Agadir is a modern city with an underbelly of old-world charm. Here you can lose yourself in the spice-scented Suq al-Had market, or stretch your legs on a long walk to the Agadir Kasbah, built in the 1500s. Alternatively, take an overland tour through the desert to Marrakech, with stunning views of the snow-capped Atlas mountains. If you want to experience the heady delight of a night in Marrakech, join an excursion to explore the city, with an overnight hotel stay, rejoining the ship the next day.

Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive 1000. Depart 1800.

Casablanca has a long and rich history for you to explore on your visit. Established in the 7th century by Berbers, then conquered by consecutive foreign powers, its fabric is truly cosmopolitan. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only Jewish museum in the Arab world or head to the sea and the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world. Alternatively, you could have a truly Moroccan experience with a traditional scrub at a Hamman or relax in Ricks Caf, a romantic watering hole run by a former diplomat.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

Leixoes, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

The port of Leixoes is the gateway to Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Take a stroll through the medieval Ribeira district, explore the lavish Baroque interiors of So Francisco Church or discover the newly opened Museu da Misericordia do Porto, where 15th to 17th-century sacred art and portraiture meets modern architecture.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

Southampton, England

Arrive 0700.

Disembark Sapphire after breakfast.

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