Grand Voyage of Discovery

19 Days
Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon
From (CAD)
$ 10,332
Dates & Pricing

2024 Rio de Janeiro > Lisbon

Transatlantic Crossing

Take the southern route from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon and let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of cruising. On this journey, days at sea are coupled with exciting port stops brimming with a host of all-inclusive shore excursions.
A long-held dream for many people is crossing the Atlantic Ocean between the Americas and Europe. Visit some of South America’s most colourful cities, Porto Seguro and Salvador de Bahia, then cross the Atlantic to the Cape Verde archipelago. Cruise north to Funchal, on the Portuguese Island of Madeira before concluding your epic journey in Lisbon.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201R
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Rio de Janeiro
Return City:
Lisbon

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Rio de Janeiro prior to 02:00 PM.

  2. Day 2 - Búzios

    The paradisiacal beaches of Búzios will enchant you just as they did the French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, this is now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, spacious villas and chic bars. Búzios is comprised of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique charm. Today, explore through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.  

    Freechoice

    Board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of Búzios, or explore the city on board an open-air wheeled trolley. Alternatively, enjoy the many tastes of Búzios. 

    Discovery

    Test your skills during a surf lesson at Geriba Beach, or glide along the coastline on a kayak with our discovery team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Abrolhos Archipelago

    The Abrolhos Marine National Park is situated in the Abrolhos Archipelago, off Brazil’s southern Bahia coast. Consisting of five volcanic uninhabited islands, the archipelago shelters the greatest chain of coral reefs in the South Atlantic. Discover the large number of seabirds and wide biodiversity of marine life.  

    Discovery

    Kayak and snorkel with your discovery team, or hike the trails on Siriba Island to observe nesting seabirds, such as the white bellied boobie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Porto Seguro

    Offering striking natural landscapes, a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, wonderous Bahian cuisine, and rhythms of music and dance, Porto Seguro will impress.

    Freechoice

    Meet the local Pataxo Tribe and learn about their indigenous culture and sustainable development in the Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve, or wander past colourful historic buildings on a walking tour of the city. Alternatively, uncover Porto Seguro’s rich biodiversity on a bird watching tour in a protected reserve.

    Discovery

    Snorkel or kayak the pristine beaches, or enjoy the nine beaches hike with your Discovery Team. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Salvador de Bahia

    With a colourful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 to the notoriety of the first slave market trading in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed cultures from  Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture and lifestyles. 

    Freechoice

    Explore Pelourinho, the colourful historical centre and learn about African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit the famous Mercado Modelo. Alternatively, learn about African religions, visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Enjoy days of relaxation and rejuvenation on board your Discovery Yacht. Revitalise your body and mind with a yoga or Pilates class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - São Filipe, Cape Verde

    Towering volcanic backdrops, jutting up from the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning island chain is captivating.  A town of grace, charm, flower filled plazas and wooden Portuguese houses, São Filipe is Fogo’s tiny capital.  

    Freechoice

    Drive through the phenomenal scenery on your way to the volcanic crater, before tasting the characteristic ‘Fogo’ wine. Alternatively, discover the charming city of São Filipe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Porto Novo

    The island of Santo Antão is a cross between Morocco and the Himalayas. With immense volcanic walls, towering green peaks, and perfectly farmed terraced valleys, this island is relatively untouched by tourism. Porto Novo began as a fishing village, and was only recognised as a city in 2005. Explore the colonial history of the capital of Santo Antão and maybe sample the famous ‘grogue’, Cape Verde rum.  Today, explore through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Enjoy the spectacular and wild nature of this island, or explore the driest part of the island, seeing the bizarre rock formations left behind by the volcanic eruptions. 

    Discovery

    Hike along the former trading route taking in the splendid nature, views into spectacular valleys and small settlements.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Spain

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a beautiful city situated in the Canary archipelago. Discover the wide avenues, squares, modernist architecture, beautiful beaches and exotic landscaped gardens. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Soak up the history and culture of Santa Cruz during a guided walking tour through the streets and plazas that define this cosmopolitan city. Alternatively, discover Basilica De Candelaria, a Moorish-influenced Mudejar style basilica before exploring the Guimar Pyramids. Or, explore the UNESCO Heritage listed ancient capital of La Laguna, before arriving in the wine capital of Tacoronte and enjoy a decadent wine tasting.

    Discovery

    Soak up the history and culture of Santa Cruz during a guided walking tour through the streets and plazas that define this cosmopolitan city. Alternatively, discover Basilica De Candelaria, a Moorish-influenced Mudejar style basilica before exploring the Guimar Pyramids. Or, explore the UNESCO Heritage listed ancient capital of La Laguna, before arriving in the wine capital of Tacoronte and enjoy a decadent wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Funchal (Madeira), Portugal

    Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

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

    Freechoice

    Explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional toboggan back to the waterfront or tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory. Alternatively, visit a family owned winery with over 200 years of experience.  

    Discovery

    Hike through the Levada do Norte one of the longest and oldest levadas on Madeira Island before visiting the Cabo Girão Skywalk, or kayak along one of the natural reserves of Madeira exploring caves and deserted beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Lisbon

    Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Lisbon after 08:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Immersive on shore exploration with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a luxurious yacht experience
  • Up to 4-member specialist Discovery Team to share insights on history and culture
  • Local entertainment in Scenic Eclipse’s state-of-the-art theatre
  • Explore by E-bike
  • Fully kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Range of water sporting activities, from inflatable trampoline to water skiing
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

Pricing & Availability