Discover Portugal & Spain

Discover Portugal & Spain on this 9 day luxury cruise. Discover stunning Seville, meet the apes at the rock of Gibraltar & arrive in Gaudi's Barcelona.

9 Days
Lisbon to Barcelona
From (CAD)
$ 9,575
Dates & Pricing

2020 Lisbon > Barcelona

Exotic exploration

Explore the indelible and awe-inspiring contributions from the Portuguese to the Moors and Spaniards as you follow in the historical footpath of these great seafarers. Exclusive access to dock in the elegant city of Seville will be just one of the many highlights of this handcrafted itinerary.
Moor in the heart of small and off-the-beaten-path ports, explore lands of great history and myth and discover a wealth of World Heritage-listed sites. From the Armada’s of Portugal and Spain, to the Roman Empire and the Moors of the Middle Ages, you’ll love uncovering their stories.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301M
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Barcelona

Selected Itinerary

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lisbon

    Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Portimão

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. The architecture is a blend of 19th and 20th century mixed with colourful modern constructions.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the pretty beaches of Praia da Rocha, go hiking along the Sete Vales Suspensos (Seven Hanging Valleys), or kayaking through caves.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Seville

    Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia lies on the shores of the Guadalquivir River. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your discovery.

    Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens, many of which are UNESCO World-heritage listed sites, on your included tour. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before your exclusive Scenic Enrich experience.

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights as Scenic Eclipse is docked in port overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Seville

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments including the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez, for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Gibraltar

    At the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, the southernmost point of Europe, lies Gibraltar. This British Overseas Territory is strategically positioned at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Set foot on the Rock of Gibraltar and see the cheeky Barbary macaques or tour the WWII tunnels and learn about the city’s defense system.

    Discovery

    Hike the Mediterranean Steps for an incredibly scenic journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Málaga

    Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and one of the oldest cities in the world.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Uncover the secrets of the historic city centre and the Picasso Museum or take a panoramic tour and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas Pueblo.

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion around Malaga, covering the present day and winding back through 3,000 years of civilization.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cartagena

    A prized location for millenia with one of the world’s great natural harbours and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians and conquered by the Romans, leaving a wealth of ancient sites in and around the city.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Cartagena and marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to 831AD. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery bike excursion through the Natural Park of Calblanque, or choose a kayaking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Valencia

    Boasting 300 days of sunshine each year, Valencia merges contemporary architecture with more than 2,000 years of history.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour to discover the city or uncover the vibrant art and science scene. Alternatively, food lovers will delight in a tasting tour of local cuisine.

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Tarragona (Barcelona)

    Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Barcelona as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart Barcelona after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability