Incredible Iberian Discovery & Taste of Spain & France - a cruise & land journey

18 Days
Lisbon to Paris
From (CAD)
$ 17,039
Dates & Pricing

2024 Lisbon > Paris

Iberian jewels & A journey through fairytale cities

Explore the indelible and awe-inspiring contributions of the Portuguese, the Moors & Spaniards as you follow in the historical footsteps of these great seafarers. Exclusive access to dock in the elegant city of Seville overnight will be just one of the many highlights of this handcrafted itinerary. Paris' sophisticated vibe & bistro culture has bathed it in a uniquely glamourous glow. While Barcelona has it's sunny beaches, quirky architecture & wealth of museums.
Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain and Portugal. Like the explorers of old, set sail from Portugal’s capital Lisbon and follow the Atlantic coast past the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean. Along the way, be charmed by quaint little fishing villages, ancient Roman ruins boasting spectacular artworks and idyllic glistening beaches that are perfect for soaking up the sun. Begin your land journey by immersing yourself in the stunning architectural wonders of Barcelona. Journey through the fairytale town of Carcassonne and move on to discover the surreal world of Salvador Dali in Figueres. Enjoy your time exploring Bordeaux, the wine and culinary capital of the world. The Eiffel Tower, visible from most parts of the city, the instantly recognisable painting of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum, the enigmatic Blue Bell girls of the world famous Lido de Paris, and the charm of sipping coffee at a sun-drenched open-air bistro; every experience in Paris is iconic.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMP3
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Paris

Selected Itinerary

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.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Lisbon prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Portimão

    On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

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

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Seville, Spain

    On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architect's dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments including the Casa de Pilatos or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba, or join a Flamenco class and learn new skills from an expert dancer.

    Discovery

    Join a guided bike tour passing by several sites, including Alcázar Palace, the Plaza de España and Jardines de Murillo. 

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Seville, Spain

    Continue to discover Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Puerto Banús

    Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.  

    Discovery

    Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Málaga

    Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants' centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city as you are guided by an archeologist. Choose to discover the village of Mijas to indulge in chocolate tasting, or enjoy a rural journey of Málaga visiting the oil factory Bravoliva and the orange grove Juanito Orange.

    Discovery

    Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour, or choose to hike along El Caminito del Rey, a spectacular path running through cliffs, canyons, and a large valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cartagena

    A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution, or visit a local family ranch and be amazed by the pure Spanish-bred horses.

    Discovery

    Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Ibiza

    Whilst Ibiza is known for its dazzling sunsets and thriving nightlife scene, there is more to this island than meets the eye. Home to beautiful nature and superb beaches, you will also discover archaeological sites and small villages almost untouched by modern life. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit a small farm run by a local family where you will get back to the roots making food from scratch in a fun and relaxed cheese making workshop, or discover the medieval charms of Old Town Ibiza, otherwise known as D’Alt Vila, on a narrated walking tour. Alternatively, discover Bibo Park and enjoy a Aloe Vera workshop, or enjoy a beach day in Playa de Talamanca, a long, curved beach with soft white sand and clear turquoise water. 

    Discovery

    Explore the sites of Ibiza on a bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Palma de Mallorca

    Palma de Mallorca offers a rich cultural heritage inherited from the Romans, Moors and Catholics who lived here successively since 123 BC. Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Palma’s casco antiguo, and admire its elegant archways, grand historic palacios, medieval churches and charming squares. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the small village of Sóller on a walking tour, visiting a monastery and botanic garden. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral.

    Discovery

    Hike along the sea cliffs, looking out to the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean before snorkeling through some of the caves.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Mahon

    Known for its British-style Georgian houses and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Mahon is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town.Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story.  

    Discovery

    Discover the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Barcelona

    Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Celebrate the start of your journey as you check into to your luxury hotel for a two night stay in Barcelona. Tonight join your Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Barcelona

    Enjoy a free day in exciting, always elegant Barcelona. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Barcelona > Carcassonne

    Journey past the foothills of the Pyrenées and at Figueres visit the Salvador Dalí Museum. The World Heritage-listed city of Carcassonne is perched on a rocky hilltop. Enjoy walking through the city at leisure from your conveniently located hotel. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Carcassonne > Bordeaux

    Continue to Bordeaux for a two night stay. This renowned port town has been producing its famous vintages since the 8th century. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel. 

    Enrich

    Delve into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux with a gourmet food walking tour. Stop in beloved local shops to sample chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, enjoy a decadent dinner of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Immerse yourself in the world of French cuisine in an interactive cooking class; or stroll the sites and discover illuminating facts about the city and its history. Enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the towering Monument aux Girondins and the handsome Place de la Bourse, ending at La Cite du Vin. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Bordeaux > Paris

    Enjoy the morning at leisure. Traverse the Loire Valley aboard the TGV train to Paris. Check into your hotel for a two night Special Stay. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Paris

    Explore the ‘La Ville Lumière’ (city of lights) and discover why this gorgeous city has been the creative muse of several artists, from playwrights and novelists to painters and moviemakers. Walk along its fabled streets, discover its harsh French Revolution past and marvel at its ritzy ‘fashion capital of the world’ present.  

    Freechoice

    Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take an insightful walking tour with a true Parisian.  

    Tonight join your Tour Director and travel companions to celebrate your journey in a farewell dinner. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Paris

    Bid a fond farewell to Paris. 

    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

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