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Luxury

Southern European Sojourn

Barcelona to London
Trip Code: NOBIBL15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Albufera Natural Park visit

Take an excursion to Albufera Natural Park with the choice of a paella demonstration or a bird-watching tour

Tour Plaza de la Maestranza

Take a private tour of an 18th-century bullring at the famous Plaza de la Maestranza

Flamenco Museum and show

Enjoy an exclusive private visit to the Flamenco Museum followed by a fiery flamenco show

Your Vacation Includes

  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team, as well as local guides
  • Enjoy 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion while on board*
  • All tipping, airport transfers, excursions and porterage
  • Freedom of Choice Touring in Portimao, Lisbon, A Coruna, Le Verdon, Saint Malo and Guernsey
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT

Indicates ships will stay in port either overnight or until 10pm

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in the city of Barcelona and be transferred to your small ship. Enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner.

Stay: 14 Nights: MS Island Sky

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Explore Albufera Natural Park by canoe, then learn to cook the classic Valencian dish, paella. Alternatively go bird-watching through the park.

EVENING DEPARTURE/OVERNIGHT


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Sail into Cartagena and visit the magnificent Roman Theatre Museum. Discover this historic port city with help from your knowledgeable Expedition Team then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner

Today, embark on a full-day tour to Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. See the world-renowned 9th-century palace and fortress complex, Alhambra. After a tapas lunch, explore the palace of the Generalife, before re-boarding your ship in Motril.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At Plaza de la Maestranza and Museum, enjoy an exclusive tour before a private visit to the Flamenco Museum followed by a fiery flamenco show.

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


From Cadiz, enjoy a full day to explore Seville. Your tour includes visit to the Reales Alcazares, and the Christian Cathedral.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of Portimao, including the Old Town and Museum. Alternatively take a 4WD tour through the mountains to the Algarve, including a visit to a local firewater distillery.


Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps board Lisbon’s colourful and iconic tramcars for a ride through the city’s old quarters, sampling pastries and port wine along the way. Or savour the flavours of Lisbon on a guided market tour, sampling treats selected by acclaimed chef Marlene Vieira. Alternatively, take a guided tour to historic Alfama.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a Portuguese estate, to enjoy a wine tasting before a traditional lunch with a local family.


Head to the spectacular wine country of the Douro Valley. Along the way, stop at Amarante, a small town with charming 16th-century houses.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps discover A Coruna’s food scene with a tour from pier to local markets, savouring local tapas with fine regional wines. Those feeling more active might like to set off on a bicycle tour, passing by San Anton Castle and the Tower of Hercules.


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Today you will dock in Bilbao, where you will enjoy a tour of this fascinating city with its industrial roots. Afterwards, visit the Guggenheim Museum, taking in its unique blend of art and architecture.

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  • Breakfast
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Travel to World Heritage-listed Bordeaux and enjoy a splendid panoramic tour, followed by a guided walk through Old Bordeaux, including the Place de la Bourse. Alternatively, head to the wine-growing region of Medoc visiting Château Lanessan estate for a wine tasting.

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Welcome to the island of Belle Ile a picturesque island located off the coast of Brittany and the largest of Breton Islands. This morning you may wish to take a panoramic drive through the island. Along the way see the islands largest lighthouse the ‘Grand Phare’ before stopping at the windswept Pointe des Poulain. Finally you will reach picturesque harbour of Sauzon for some time to explore. Alternatively you may like to a guided walk through Le Palais and the Citadel a perfect expression of military architecture, before enjoying some free time.


Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

During a walking tour, take in Guernsey’s highlights including Castle Cornet, an ancient harbour fortress. Alternatively, visit the German Occupation Museum and see exhibits including a life-size street, bunker rooms and armoury.

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Journey to the island of Mont Saint-Michel for a walk up the steep path to the abbey or visit a Cancale oyster farm for a tasting. Perhaps discover Saint Malo’s colourful history on a tour of the old city, including a cider and biscuit tasting.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship in Portsmouth, then be transferred to Heathrow airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Small ship Caledonian Sky cruising into a new port
Dazzling Ports

Visit Europe's most dazzling ports, many of which are only accessible by small ship

View Our Fleet
41 included meals

Delight in an enticing range of flavours throughout your cruise, as each meal showcases world-class quality

Guest lecturers onboard

Expert guest speakers enhance your onboard experience brining specialist knowledge of the region's culture and history

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit

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