Lisbon • Tangier • Málaga • Almeria • Cartagena • Ibiza • Tarragona • Barcelona
Reverse Itinerary Available
Various Departure Dates
Board the Wind Star (or Wind Surf - depending the departure date), your home for the next 8 nights as you set sail, discovering the Treasures of Southern Spain.
Climb to St. George's Castle for an unforgettable view of mosaic sidewalks, the bustling Alfama, the Tower of Belem, and a thousand diversions to fill your day. Overnight Hotel Altis Avenida (or similar).
Feel the energy of this ancient city where Moroccan, European, and African cultures collide. Known as the "Gateway to Africa", it's just 20 miles from Spain but a world away in terms of atmosphere. Watch the Berber women in traditional dress selling goat cheese in the medina as you shop for a rug or tarboosh (fez hat)
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso's work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world's best wines.
Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within it's walls). If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistocation unparalleled in western civilization.
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.
Yachts crowd the harbor of Ibiza, though yours still stands out. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous beach resort besides just to say you have been. Lose yourself in the history of the UNESCO old Town, sip sangria over a delicious bowl of fish zarzuela, or snorkel crystalline waters from more than a dozen blue flag beaches.
Tarragona has been a resort town since Roman days and signs of that culture remain all over the city, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a generous amount of medival architecture spread about, and a trip to the 12th century Problet Monestery is well worth the trip for the inspired architecture and perhaps a glimpse of the monks who still abide there after all these centuries.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Thank you for booking with Further Afield Travel and Tours.
|Lisbon to Barcelona|
|April 14, 2019|
|November 2, 2019|
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