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Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia - 2024

Barcelona • 10-night small ship cruise with Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almería/Motril, Málaga, Gibraltar, Seville, Portimão • Lisbon
  • Plaza de Espana, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
    JOIN THE OCEAN ODYSSEY ON THIS UNFORGETTABLE OCEAN CRUISE THROUGH SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AND GIBRALTAR (UK)
  • Seville and Guadalquivir | Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon | Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia
    CRUISE UP THE GUADALQUIVIR RIVER INTO THE TRANQUIL DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, A HAVEN FOR BIRDS, WITH LIVE COMMENTARY
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    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
  • Madeira, Portugal optional extension
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF MADEIRA
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$9,999
  • $666
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 22
    TOURS
  • 26 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • 2 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
TRIP WITH AIR
16 DAYS FROM $10,848
Luxury
LEADER IN SOLO WOMEN
FREE Solo Space
Solo Friendly Supplements
AIRFARE DEALS
Up to FREE Business Class.
Save up to $2,199 per couple with 2-for-1 air on select departures.
3rd WOMAN TRAVELS FREE
Third woman sails for FREE on ALL departures.
 

Extend Your Journey

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Madeira, Portugal (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,199 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $299 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira boasts a lush beauty that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your three-day stay in the lovely island capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life, plus a chance to peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your Mediterranean cruise!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flight from Madeira to Lisbon
  • 3 nights accommodations at the First-Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar), with guaranteed sea view rooms
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit to a local market
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding Cruise Director)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Fly to Madeira

An overnight flight takes you to Madeira, Portugal, today.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Madeira and settle in

Arrive today and settle into your hotel before a Welcome Briefing, where you’ll meet other travelers joining you for enriching discoveries. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Cultural Discovery: Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore more of Madeira on your own

Today, you’ll have a day at leisure to craft your own itinerary.

Tonight, you’ll enjoy an evening of lively folkloric entertainment and delectable local cuisine when you join fellow travelers for an espetada evening at O Lagar Restaurant. Lively music and dancing set the perfect ambiance for an evening of fun and camaraderie as you savor traditional Portuguese delights.

Cultural Discovery:

  • Espetada evening with Folklore Dancing at 'O Lagar' Restaurant

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Fly to Lisbon

Head to the Funchal airport for your flight to Lisbon, where you'll join the base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madrid, Spain (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $349 PER DAY

Here’s your chance to discover more of Spain’s stately and iconic capital. On this 3-night extension, let Vantage introduce you to this energetic, artistic metropolis — and one of Europe’s most indulgent culinary capitals. Get your fill of tapas on a walking tour that leads you to the bustling Mercado de San Miguel and see the city’s exquisite sights, from the grandeur of Plaza Mayor to leisure opportunities to seek out museums. Come experience Madrid in true Vantage style!

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodation at the Meliá Madrid Princesa (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a local representative
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Fly to Spain

Today, you’ll board an overnight flight from the U.S.A. to Madrid.

DAY 2:

Bienvenidos a Madrid! Welcome to Spain

Arrive in Madrid today. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, enjoy time at leisure before tonight’s Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Get to know Madrid on a walking tour and tapas tasting

Explore vibrant Madrid on foot, walking through Plaza Sol and Plaza Mayor, savoring city views, and passing multiple other historic monuments. Later, visit the city’s Mercado Central for an included tapas tasting! The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to further explore. Tonight, enhance your tapas discoveries with a chance to have dinner on your own in this city of gastronomical delights.

Included Feature:

  • Walking tour of Madrid with included tapas at Mercado de San Miguel

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Madrid at your leisure

Enjoy a free day to pursue your own interests with recommendations provided by your Cruise Director. Wander the city’s many squares, shop for espadrilles and other classic Spanish products, and get your fill of tapas. The evening is at leisure with dinner on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Seek the panoramic delights of Madrid, then board a high-speed train to Barcelona

Enjoy a panoramic tour that shows you even more Madrid highlights on your way to the train station. Here, you’ll embark on a high-speed train to Barcelona, where you’ll join Day 2 of the base tour.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic Madrid tour

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madeira, Portugal (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,199 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $300 PER DAY

Featuring year-round balmy weather and a trademark fortified wine, the Portuguese island of Madeira boasts a lush beauty that earned its label as the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic.” During your three-day stay in the lovely island capital of Funchal, you’ll enjoy a half-day city tour and immersion into local island life, plus a chance to peruse the covered market at the edge of the Old Town. Raise a glass to this oceanic outpost — the perfect complement to your Mediterranean cruise!

Your Price Includes:

  • Flight from Lisbon to Madeira
  • 3 nights accommodations at the First-Class Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel (or similar), with guaranteed sea view rooms
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Half-day city tour with wicker toboggan ride
  • Visit to a local market
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding Cruise Director)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 16:

Fly to Madeira, and an orientation walk 

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Funchal, historic capital of the lush “Garden Island” of Madeira, Portugal. In the early 1400s, the discovery of the island 323 miles off the coast of Africa was a catalyst for the Age of Discovery. Embark on a short orientation walk alongside your Cruise Director, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring the highlights of this lovely town, including its 15th-century cathedral and the scenic Santa Caterina Park, and stopping at a café to sip some of the island’s eponymous wine.

DAY 17:

Tour Madeira’s marketplace and Old Town

Set out this morning for a half-day city tour. Cultural Discovery: Browse the fragrant stands of the marketplace brimming with produce carted in from all over the fertile island and stroll the cobbled lanes of the Old Town. Then ascend to the town of Monte, 1,800 feet above the sea. Splendid views greet you from here, but you might thrill more to the mode of transport you’ll use to return to Funchal: a traditional two-seater wicker toboggan or “basket sled.” A pair of pilots — skilled and expert carreiros — guide you downhill for the steep mile-long journey. Back in the city, enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, experience more of Funchal on your own with a night at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Explore more of Madeira on your own

Today, you’ll have a day at leisure to craft your own itinerary.

Tonight, you’ll enjoy an evening of lively folkloric entertainment and delectable local cuisine when you join fellow travelers for an espetada evening at O Lagar Restaurant. Lively music and dancing set the perfect ambiance for an evening of fun and camaraderie as you savor traditional Portuguese delights.

Cultural Discovery:

  • Espetada evening with Folklore Dancing at 'O Lagar' Restaurant

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Fly home

Head to the Funchal airport for your flight back to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Madrid, Spain (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $350 PER DAY

Here’s your chance to discover more of Spain’s stately and iconic capital. On this 3-night extension, let Vantage introduce you to this energetic, artistic metropolis — and one of Europe’s most indulgent culinary capitals. Get your fill of tapas on a walking tour that leads you to the bustling Mercado de San Miguel and see the city’s exquisite sights, from the grandeur of Plaza Mayor to leisure opportunities to seek out museums. Come experience Madrid in true Vantage style!

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodation at the Meliá Madrid Princesa (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a local representative
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 16:

Board a high-speed train to Madrid, then discover its highlights on a panoramic tour

Today, you’ll leave Barcelona on a high-speed train bound for Madrid. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away on a panoramic tour of Spain’s capital city. Afterward, check into your hotel and enjoy dinner on your own in this city of gastronomical delights.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic Madrid tour

DAY 17:

Get to know Madrid on a walking tour and tapas tasting

Explore vibrant Madrid on foot, walking through Plaza Sol and Plaza Mayor, savoring city views, and passing multiple other historic monuments. Later, visit the city’s Mercado Central for an included tapas tasting! The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to further explore. Tonight, enhance your tapas discoveries with another opportunity to have dinner on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Walking tour of Madrid with included tapas at Mercado de San Miguel

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Explore Madrid at your leisure

Enjoy a free day to pursue your own interests with recommendations provided by your Cruise Director. Wander the city’s many squares, shop for espadrilles and other classic Spanish products, and get your fill of tapas. The evening is at leisure with dinner on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Return home

Transfer to Madrid’s airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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