Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Glories of Spain & Portugal

The 8-day Glories of Spain & Portugal cruise is a delightful mix of cobbled streets, gaudy architecture and renowned cathedrals. Each day consists of optional activities that allow you to explore with a guided group or on your own, all while cruising the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula between Malaga, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, aboard the 46-guest Harmony V yacht.

In the Spanish city of Granada, visit the awe-inspiring and history-rich Alhambra, an intake of intriguing symbols, narrow passageways and brilliant artwork. On another optional day tour, stroll through the birthplace of modern bullfighting in the Plaza de Toros in Ronda and gape at el Puente Nuevo, a stone bridge spanning a steep, 390-foot chasm. In Seville, where beautiful Moorish and Spanish artwork splash the city streets, opt to visit the cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and the Maria Luisa Park. Sip Spanish wine at Jerez de la Frontera and wander the blue and white streets of Cadiz.

Stamp your passport for the UK in the tiny British territory of Gibraltar, tucked into the southernmost tip of Spain. Cross into Portugal, whose shores are equally speckled with Moorish castles, a complex underground water reservoir, a 13th century cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile, the fascinating exhibits at Museu Arqueológico and more. Be prepared to swim every day and embrace the calming powers of this easy-going and historically-rich Mediterranean cruise.

Optional daily activities may be added on to the voyage at an additional price, or simply enjoy time in port on your own. No matter the pace of your small ship cruise, expect to experience the Glories of Spain & Portugal in style. Call the experts at AdventureSmith Explorations for recommendations on which activities may best suit your travel interests and book your Mediterranean small ship cruise.

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