Lisbon-Portugal

Barcelona to Lisabon

9 days / 8 nights - Wind Surf Ship

Discover the jewels of southern Spain one mouthwatering bite and sip at a time on this delicious adventure. Join us as we travel the sunny south coast of Spain, the country that brought the world sherry, tapas, and paella. We’ll pause to explore the rich culinary and wine traditions of regions from Andalucía to Catalonia, with special shore excursion offerings that offer an insider’s look at the ingredients, cuisines, and techniques that give Spanish food and wine its signature flavors. 

 

Barcelona – Lisabon
Ship: Winf Surf
Number of nights: 8 nights
Embark – Disembark: Barcelona – Lisabon

Day 1 – Barcelona, Spain
Day 2 – Soller, Spain
Day 3 – Valencia, Spain
Day 4 – Cartagena, Spain
Day 5 – Almeria, Spain
Day 6 – Malaga, Spain
Day 7 – Cadiz, Spain
Day 8 – At sea
Day 9 – Lisabon, Portugal

Day 1 – Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona has always danced to a different drummer, as marching is far too proletariat for this artsy town. Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí have shaped the city in their Modernisme image, especially in the Gothic Quarter where even the labyrinth of alleyways refuses to conform to grid-like regularity. Sit at a trattoria and listen to the musical sound of Catalan, which the natives choose to speak over Spanish.

Day 2 – Soller, Spain
Evergreen oak trees once covered the hills surrounding this horseshoe-shaped bay, but they were cut down to build the ships of the Spanish ArmadaTravel to Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin stayed in 1838. Sample some gató d’Ametla, the best almond cakes in Majorca.

Day 3 – Valencia, Spain
Between the sea and the sky, it’s easy to surrender to Valencia.  Valencia is a striking, captivating and unforgettable city, which transmits a world of sensations and should be visited slowly. Take your time, stop at one of the many terraces and gardens, and relax in this superb setting. The best way to visit the monuments is by strolling through its streets, coming across its hidden secrets. The old city is especially charming, almost magical.

Day 4 – Cartagena, Spain
Cartagena is a seaport in southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea in the autonomous community of Murcia. It is a walled town and has a fine harbor defended by forts. In the time of Philip II of Spain, it was a major naval seaport of Spain. It is still an important naval seaport and a large naval shipyard is still in existence. There are plenty of parks and squares to rest in, surrounded by good restaurants and bars.

Day 5 – Almeria, Spain
The city of Almería is situated in the southeast of Andalucia. Around the city there are numerous places of interest. The bizarre, almost lunar appearance of the landscape has made it a popular desert location for the movie industry. If you’re after sea and sand you have come to the right place. East of the city is Cabo de Gata where you will find the most beautiful and least crowded beaches in the province.

Day 6 – Malaga, Spain
Málaga is the major coastal city of Andalucia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is now the site of a multitude of rich cultural festivals and competitive sporting events.

Day 7 – Cadiz, Spain
Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here including Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find their resting and feeding place here just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.

Day 8 – At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 9 – Lisabon, Portugal
One of Europe’s smallest capital cities, Lisbon is for many an easily accessible mix of new and old worlds. Elegant outdoor cafés line Lisbon’s mosaic cobblestone sidewalks along grand 18th century boulevards. Turn-of-the-century funiculars dot its steep hills.

 

Wind Surf:
On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.
Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

November 2014: 15 November