Explorer of the Seas

31 August 2019 - 13 September 2019

 

 

13 Night Cruise

      

Canaries, Azores & Portugal         

 

Visiting:

*  Southampton, England >

*  Ponta Delgada, Azores >

*  Madeira (Funchal), Portugal > 

*  Gran Canaria, Canary Islands  > 

*  Tenerife, Canary Islands  > 

*  Lanzarote, Canary Islands >

*  Lisbon, Portugal

 

Your dreams are about to unfold and become reality once you join us on this once in a life time tour.  Fly to Gatwich and be transferred straight away to Southampton to embark on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas for this deluxe cruise, where you can enjoy a ritzy holiday.  The days at sea can be fully packed by enrolling in the on board activities which vary from being fairly to very active. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to burning energy with a vast menu featuring swimming, a rock climbing wall, jogging,  becoming a flowrider and attempting mini golf.  Alternatively, you can decide to enjoy a spa treatment or relax in the pool or jacuzzi. The choice is in your hands, whether you want to socialize and make lifelong friends or else find your inner self in a mostly relaxed and luxurious environment. You never know, maybe an outdoor cinema experience or a go at the Ice rink theatre will turn out to be just your thing.

 

Your first amazing stop on land is none than the largest and most populous in the archipelago of the Azores, the island of Sao Miguel. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital, Ponta Delgade, where white-washed houses will attract your eyes straight away. Walk around the cobbled streets and settle for a coffee in one of the many small squares. Admire the 17th and 18th century churches, with their attractive facades and strategic locations.  Let go of any stress accumulated prior your holiday by relaxing in the thermal baths of the Ponta da Feraria.  Allow yourself a journey of sensation while  communing with nature.  Althernatively, take your breath away by engaging in  the magnificent scenery at Fogo Lake, which up to this date has suffered little human intervention. Be amazed at the smallest caldera collapse of the island of Sao Miguel by leisurely inspecting the surroundings. Since you are spoilt for choice, you may decide to seek the castle of St Blaise or get lost in the Antonio Borges Botanical Garden.

 

Located in the north Atlantic Ocean, your next call is at Madeira, another autonomous region of Portugal.  Let go of yourself and feel young at heart by experiencing a toboggan ride from Monte to Funchal.  Feeling less adventurous, yet wishing to explore the stunning coastline? Your wish is our command. Our suggestion is for you to get on a replica ship of the times of Christopher Columbus.  If you think you have had enough of the sea, hop on a cable car and be bewildered by the fascinating scenery of this mountainous island. If you’re a garden enthusiast, here you have another opportunity to  visit and enjoy the Madeira Botanical Garden. And if you have more energy to spare, choose between a social jeep ride or abseil the island’s canyons.

 

The long-awaited thrill is now on your doorstep, bathing in the sea of Las Palmas   and tanning on the golden beach in the Gran Canaria.  Closer to Africa than Europe, this Spanish island will offer you bliss, whether you prefer to laze about or engage in water sports.

 

You picked out this tour for a reason and your reason is about to unreveal when stopping at Tenerife where you can find a multiple of activities to choose from. Split up your day on the island to enlist in more than one event varying from experiencing another beach which will boggle your mind with its natural beauty to admiring a bird’s eye view of lovely scenery while riding a cable car up to the summit of Mount Teide in the Teide National Park. The amazing views here will leave you flabbergasted and yearning for more. Travelling with kids? Treat them to a visit to the Loro Park Zoo. Not travelling with kids but feeling like one? Treat yourself and undertake a trip to the Siam Water Park for an adventure to remember.

 

And when you thought that peace and quiet, where harmony and beauty prevail, do not exist, you will be proven wrong.  Visit the Jameos del Agua on Lanzarote Island, where the natural resource of lava was turned into a masterpiece by Cesar Manrique, thus lacing nature and what mankind can do together for an astonishing experience.  Viewing the crabs lagoon will not be the only outstanding feature of this venture but an accompaniment to the vibrant colours  Manrique chose to enhance the natural beauty with.  The outside world will be forgotten as you walk through the Atlantida tunnel that goes deep into the Atlantic and the personal experience will forever be beholden. You may wish to put aside some time to take on a tour to the Jardin de Cactus and be surpised how a volcanic landscape made a perfect botanic setting.

 

Look forward to the opportunity of experiencing the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, once a trading port. Discover the Lebanon heritage when you wander along the cobbled streets and look out for the colourful tiles, an adaptation from the Arabs.  How to spend your day is entirely up to you. This city packs a feisty little punch when it comes to the best attractions. Choose from rambling in an off-road expedition in the Sintra mountains, visit the fortified Belem Tower, a UNESCO world heritage site or simply get lost in Saint George’s Castle, with its oldest parts dating back to the 6th century. Before heading to the beautiful beaches of Cascais and Estoril, make sure to pay a visit to the Oceanarium, built on a pier in an artificial lagoon and designed to resemble an aircraft carrier.

 

Leaving Spain and Portugal behind, anticipate the excitemnet of visiting Windsor Castle in England, a very functional castle where the Queen usually resides during the weekend. You can count on feeling part of the Royal family as you tread the grounds and the areas which have not been kept private from the public.  Feel free to roam the quaint streets of Windsor and acquire that little something that you long to take home as a reminder of your holiday.

 

€1950

Price per person includes:

 

* Flights by Air Malta: 

   Malta–Gatwick

   Heathrow-Malta

* 13 Night Cruise on board the

   ‘Explorer of the Seas’

   by Royal Caribbean Cruises

* Full board during the cruise.

* Daily entertainment and use

   of on board facilities

* Trans. Airport-Port-Airport

* Excursion to Windsor

* Airport & fuel surcharge

* Port Taxes & Gratuities

   for the cruise

* Tour Leader

 
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