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Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia - 2022

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 INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF 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
  • Ronda | Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon | Spain & the Portuguese Coast: A Cruise Around Iberia
    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
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What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderately Easy

Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motorcoach travel.

PACING
  • This adventure is moderately easy paced
  • Your 16-day expedition cruise includes 10 nights aboard the Ocean Odyssey, 2 nights in a hotel in Barcelona and 2 nights in a hotel in Lisbon
  • You’ll 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

Please note: Ocean-cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew. 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. Port-of-call orientation walking tours are subject to change based on port time and weather conditions

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