Lisabon to Barcelona

Lisabon to Barcelona

9 days / 8 nights - Star Breeze Ship

Poised as if to kiss the continent of Africa, Andalucia hugs the southern coast of Spain and embraces cultural influences from both sides of the strait. On your elegant motor yacht, you will cruise past larger ships right to the heart of old towns and to the steps of friendly bodegas. Sip a glass of sherry and explore golden beaches and anachronistic mountain villages, passionate flamenco and majestic dancing horses, magnificent Moorish architecture and mouthwatering tapas.


Lisabon – Barcelona
Ship: Star Breeze
Number of nights: 8 nights
Embark – Disembark: Lisabon – Barcelona

Day 1 – Lisabon, Portugal
Day 2 – Portimao, Portugal
Day 3 – Seville, Spain
Day 4 – Gibraltar, British Oversea Territory
Day 5 – Malaga, Spain
Day 6 – Almeria, Spain
Day 7 – At sea
Day 8 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Day 9 – Barcelona, Spain

Day 1 – 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.

Day 2 – Portimao, Portugal
The Algarve region of Portugal is famous for its crystalline sea, golden beaches, and sheer sandstone cliffs, all of which are on display as we approach Portimao. Only small ships like ours can enter the river mouth and dock in town—larger ships must use tenders. And the riverfront is the place to be, with its quaint squares, spouting fountains, and colorful marina.

Day 3 – Seville, Spain
Seville is the heart and soul of Andalucia, where Spanish traditions linger like the scent of orange blossoms that fill the air in spring. Fine horses, flamenco, matadors, and the intermingling of medieval and Moorish architecture are all hallmarks of a city that was already thriving when Julius Caesar arrived.

Day 4 – Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
“The Rock” hangs off the tip of the Iberian Peninsula and is a great place to soak up a bit of British culture, Spanish sun, and a little monkey trivia. Take a cable car from Main Street to the top of the Rock and pause at Ape’s Den to visit with the mischievous monks. Then on to the top where you can see two continents at once—Spain in Europe and Morocco in Africa.

Day 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – Palma, Spain
Mallorca is an island of emerald mountains, turquoise seas, lemon and orange orchards, olive groves, and cedar-studded hills. In Palma de Mallorca, the capital, you’ll find a dramatic seafront cathedral to explore and leafy promenades to stroll. Visit the Arab Baths for a glimpse of the town’s Moorish past. Or simply enjoy the sun, sand, and sea that have beguiled celebrities, jet setters, and royal families for years.

Day 9 – Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona has always danced to a different drummer, as marching is far too proletariat for this artsy town.
Sit at a trattoria and listen to the musical sound of Catalan, which the natives choose to speak over Spanish. Or head to one of the beautiful beaches to soak up the sun.

Star Breeze:
With only 212 guests, you begin to feel like it’s your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.
The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

Star Breeze is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

July 2015: 12 July
September 2015: 11 September