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Small Ship Cruising

Treasures of Spain and Portugal

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$8,690 USD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Barcelona, Sintra, Gibraltar, Seville, Lisbon
Treasures Spain Portugal Cruise
Parc Güell, Barcelona

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Uniquely Tauck

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

A visit to a typical manor house in Málaga for a sherry tasting and a private Andalucían horse show

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Directors, ship staff and local guides

 

Traveling with Tauck's private group and the same Tauck Director on land and at sea aboard the ship

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $3,277

 

Two nights each in Barcelona and Lisbon with guided city sightseeing

 

8-night cruise aboard Windstar's Wind Surf

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Chart a course for a treasure trove of Iberian discoveries along the trade routes of the first Portuguese and Spanish explorers... discovering monuments of heroes past, ancient rock formations and embracing local life at a family vineyard...

Set sail for a 13-day Spain and Portugal cruise adventure aboard your Windstar yacht, view monuments to heroes past in Lisbon at Jeronimo’s Monastery church, Belém Tower and the Coach Museum or the Maritime Museum. Drive to Sintra for a palace visit and indulge in the village charms of seaside Cascais. Explore the countryside towns and rock formations of Portimão and get a taste of local life at a family owned vineyard. In Spain, take a sightseeing tour of old Seville, sizzling with a passionate flamenco performance; experience British traditions and monkeys in Gibraltar; and in Malaga, sip sherry and sample tapas as you watch a private horse show at a typical Andalucían manor house before exploring the city where Pablo Picasso was born. The Moorish Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens take your breath away during a full day ashore in Granada and on the island of Palma de Mallorca, visits to the Cathedral and Bellver Castle share the day with a private Windstar-hosted afternoon in the Old Quarter. A two-night stay in Barcelona bookends this Iberian cruise to introduce you to Catalan cuisine and wow you with a private visit to the Music Palace, a walk in whimsical Parc Güell, and an opportunity to view the fantastical images of Gaudí’s la Sagrada Familia; a choice of Barcelona sightseeing excursion includes a look inside the medieval maze that is Barri Gòtic or a walking tour of the amazing architectural highlights along Passeig de Grácia. Welcome aboard!

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La Seu

Visit the "Cathedral of Light" in Palma de Mallorca

On a sightseeing excursion through the streets of Palma today, you'll have an opportunity to view this incredible piece of 13th-century-inspired architecture, Palma Cathedral (also known as Le Seu). Made of golden sandstone, the 121 m. tall cathedral started construction in 1229 by the "Crown of Aragon," King James I, only to be finished nearly 400 years later in 1601!

El Palace Barcelona

A 20th-century classic reborn for the 21st

Nearly a century after it opened in the heart of Barcelona near Las Ramblas – and soon became one of Spain's leading luxury hotels – the El Palace Barcelona emerges from an ambitious and comprehensive refurbishment designed to recapture the classic style and splendor of its greatest years. The hotel's public areas, presidential suites and standard rooms have been carefully restored with handmade carpets, restored antiques and exact replicas of objects such as lamps and curtains... and on the 7th floor, the romantic new Diana Garden sports more than fifty species of plants, fountains, pergolas and a pool, all inspired by the Barcelona of the 1920s.

Tapas

As you continue your travels through Spain, you'll have opportunities along the way to enjoy the Spanish snack known as "Tapas." Tapas (stemming from the Spanish verb, tapar meaning " to cover") are small portions of Spanish cuisine that are enjoyed with drinks before a meal or (as tapas have evolved) as the meal itself. The exact origin of tapas is unknown, but a popular theory is that patrons in taverns would cover their sherry with thin slices of bread and salted meat to protect against fruit flies between sips. It is very common for a restaurant to have between eight to twelve different varieties of tapas on their menu, many of which are flavored with spices including cumin, paprika, chiles, saffron and garlic. Enjoy the many varieties you'll see throughout the nation utilizing a plethora of local ingredients.

Our Tour coordinator was excellent! She made the trip come alive. Her knowledge of the places we visited and the unique things Tauck planned for us made this trip A1.

Dick Weiermiller

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More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

Book with peace of mind, assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Tauck is unable to operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2021 or 2022 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey.

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This was our 13th Tauck tour and among the best yet! From the welcome tapas/dinner at the Majestic Hotel to the lavish farewell dinner at Quelez Palace, Tauck made this tour special. Windstar cruise portion very good with spacious cabins, good food, friendly service. Downside: Way too much slow group walking and talking.

Most Memorable Moment:

Sagrada Familia, private organ concert in Catalunya Barcelona, Cave and monkeys on Gibraltar.


Our first small ship cruise of many Tauck tours did not disappoint. Guides were top notch, food aboard ship was very good. Ship’s crew was professional and helpful. The ship was showing it’s age. Land portions were well handled by Tauck and local guides. We liked everything on the itinerary and the amount of free time. Lots of walking.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Sagarada Familia and the Alhambra, how do you pick one?


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