8 Days / 7 Nights
Cruise the southern Iberian Peninsula, travelling overland to Granada to see the UNESCO-listed Alhambra palace. Discover the birthplace of bullfighting, and see the incredible Rock of Gibraltar. Seville boasts a distinctive Cathedral, while Jerez is revered for its wine and ganaderías. Get a glimpse of Portugal’s Serra de Monchique mountain range before debarking in Lisbon.
|See Granada, including UNESCO-listed Alhambra
|Puerto Jose Banús
|Explore Ronda’s plazas, bridges, and old town
See the port city of Marbella
|Discover the Rock of Gibraltar from a cable car
Explore Gibraltar’s tunnels and town
|Optional full-day tour of Seville’s landmarks
|Jerez de la Frontera
|See Alcázar and tour aganaderíaor bull farm
Visit Cádiz’s ancient city centre
|Optional half-day excursion to Silves
See the charming hillside town of Monchique
MÁLAGA / EMBARKATION*
Board the ship in the late afternoon in the culturally and historically rich port city of Málaga, Spain. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner on board the ship, which moors in port for the night.
MOTRIL / GRANADA
Arrive in Motril in the morning, where you have the option to set off on an optional full-day excursion to Granada, one of the most culturally distinct cities in Europe. Granada was the Iberian Peninsula’s last Moorish stronghold, and fell to the Christians in 1492, but numerous reminders of Granada’s former rulers—including the lavish, UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace—remain. The palace and medieval fortress complex, which dates back to the 14th century, features a series of ornate structures amidst trickling fountains and lush gardens,
PUERTO JOSÉ BANÚS / RONDA / GIBRALTAR
After arriving in Puerto José Banús, you may choose to join a full-day excursion to Ronda, located a short distance inland. Here, discover the incredible 18th-century Puente Nuevo, a bridge spanning the 120-metre deep canyon over the Guadalevín River. Ronda is also renowned as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, a tradition which is honoured in the Plaza de Toros arena and museum.
PUERTO JOSÉ BANÚS / GIBRALTAR
Today, set off on an optional half-day excursion to the famous Rock of Gibraltar, a 426-metre high limestone ridge. Here, take in breathtaking 360-degree views as you make your way to the summit on a cable car. At the Top Station, learn more about this British colony’s incredible geography from an experienced guide. At the Middle Station, see some of Gibraltar’s oldest inhabitants—the Barbary macaques, who have been given free roam here. Next, drive to Princess Caroline’s Battery and enter the Great Siege Tunnels, a series of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. Finally, tour the Gibraltar Museum, which is home to a vast array of artifacts. The afternoon is at your leisure to return to the ship or explore the town. The ship sails through the night to Cádiz.
CÁDIZ / SEVILLE
Leave port this morning for an optional full-day excursion to Seville, an Iberian Peninsula gem. In this charismatic and vibrant city, Moorish and Spanish influences collide, and a rich history awaits your discovery. See the incredible Catedral and Giralda, a Christian church that stands on the site of a 12th-century mosque whose minaret is still intact. In Seville, you’ll also discover Alcázar, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring vast gardens. Before rejoining to the ship in the late evening, visit the Parque de María Luisa on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and tour Seville’s elegant Santa Cruz district. The ship moors in Cádiz for the night.
CÁDIZ / JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Today, join an optional excursion to Jerez de la Frontera, an inland municipality famous for wine, flamenco, and horse breeding. Here, see Alcázar, an 11th- to 12th-century fortress, along with the Catedral de San Salvador and a local ganadería, where bulls are raised for the emblematic Spanish tradition of bullfighting.
PORTIMÃO / SILVES
Today, set off on an optional half-day excursion to Silves, Portugal, a city that was largely destroyed by the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Here, marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with its underground water reservoir, visit a 13th-century cathedral built on the site of a former mosque by King Alfonso X of Castile, and see the bridge over the Rio Arade which dates back to the 15th century. You’ll also have time to browse the historic exhibitions at the Museu Arqueológico.
LISBON / DISEMBARKATION
Enjoy breakfast on board the ship before debarking in Lisbon, where you’ll prepare for your onward journey.
Dates & Prices
|Malaga / Lisbon
|August 18, 2019
|Lisbon / Malaga
|June, August - October 2019
* Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Port charge of $540 is excluded. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Buffet breakfast and two meals daily
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
Fishing and snorkelling equipment
English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
M/Y Harmony V
The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 55 meter long/8.2 meter wide Mega-Yacht was rebuilt/launched in 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.