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Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia - 2021

Barcelona • 10-night small ship ocean expedition cruise with Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almería/Motril, Málaga, Puerto Banús, Gibraltar, Seville, Portimão • Lisbon
  • CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER — AN AGILE, STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • CRUISE UP THE GUADALQUIVIR RIVER INTO THE TRANQUIL DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, A HAVEN FOR BIRDS
  • Share a meal and gain true cultural insight as the guests of a local Spanish family at their bull farm
  • DISCOVER RONDA, THE GORGE-SPANNING CITY BELOVED BY HEMINGWAY, AND SEE ITS HISTORIC BULLRING
  • CELEBRATE MÁLAGA'S CULTURAL RENAISSANCE AT THE PICASSO MUSEUM AND GIBRALFARO CASTLE
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  • $453
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  • 15
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  • 25
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What to Expect
Moderate to Easy activity level
Cultural Immersion

PACING

  • This adventure is moderately paced.
  • We spend 10 nights cruising aboard the m/s Ocean Explorer, 2 nights in a hotel in Barcelona and 2 nights in a hotel in Lisbon.
  • We spend a total of 13 days exploring the historic and cultural sites, mostly on half-day tours that conclude by lunchtime. One day in Seville is free, followed by a leisurely cruise up the Guadalquivir River.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  •  This is a tour for moderately active travelers. There are daily walking tours throughout.
  • Sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned/heated coaches with guides.
  • Footing can be uneven or challenging in some of the ancient sites we visit. The cobbled streets of medieval Old Towns will also require care.

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION

  • Most shore excursions, especially those at ancient and medieval sites and in rural areas, require walking on uneven terrain.
  • Shore excursions utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches. During the hotel-based land portion of this trip, a walking tour might leave directly from the hotel, or it too might utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches.

CLIMATE

  • Due to the climate, we advise you to pack sunscreen and moisturizer (in the amounts permitted by TSA regulations), and bring a hat and sunglasses as well. If you’re traveling in summer, be sure to bring very cool cotton or linen clothing.
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please use this chart as a general guideline and check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly.

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Cruise Director or regional expert.

Please Note: Port-of-call orientation walking tours are subject to change based on port time and weather conditions

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