Grand Voyage of Discovery

18 Days
Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro
From (CAD)
$ 14,391
Dates & Pricing

2023 Lisbon > Rio de Janeiro

Tour Map
Tour Code:
X11R
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lisbon, Portugal

    Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - Porto Santo > Funchal (Maderia)

    Claiming to have one of Europe’s finest golden-sand beaches, Porto Santo is a haven of gold and blue, relaxation and rest. Porto Santos famous 9km long beach is said to have curative powers, with sand and waters are rich in iodine, calcium and magnesium, making them highly beneficial for treating rheumatism and bone diseases. Enjoy your day here at leisure before sailing to Funchal.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Funchal (Maderia)

    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

  5. Day 5 - Santa Cruz (Tenerife)

    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

    Hike Las Canadas National Park, resting 3000 metres above sea level.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At Sea

    Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto Novo, Cape Verde

    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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

    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

  15. Day 15 - At Sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Rio de Janeiro

    Depart today for your onward or homebound flight.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all 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
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability