Be met on arrival at Barcelona airport and be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Barcelona, Le Meridien Barcelona
Your sightseeing begins with a guided city tour, taking in many famous sights as well as a number of the incredible structures collectively World Heritage-listed under ‘works of Antoni Gaudí’. See the Sagrada Família, an unfinished yet breathtaking Roman Catholic Church that is considered the icon of the city. Then explore Park Güell, one of the city’s most famous attractions, where you can admire an inspiring collection of Gaudí’s esteemed sculptures and architecture. This evening, embrace the vibrant local spirit at a Flamenco Dinner.Daily :
Today perhaps join a Gothic walking tour to explore the city’s architecture. On it, you’ll find narrow alleys that lead to tiny plazas and discover some of the city’s oldest Roman and medieval religious centres tucked away between modern city buildings. Alternatively, you may like to enhance your photography skills and learn where the best viewpoints of the city are during a guided photography tour before embarking the ship.
Stay: 14 Night Stay: aboard the MS Island SkyDaily :
Enjoy a trip to Albufera Natural Park, one of the most important wetlands of the Spanish peninsula. Set off to explore by ‘albufarenc’, a rustic small canoe that has been used to sail the area for generations. You might then like to take a bird-watching tour through the park, exploring one of Spain’s most interesting birding areas, before lunch. Alternatively, take in a paella cooking demonstration and learn about the local Valencian origins of this classic dish.Daily :
Sail into Cartagena and discover the magnificent Roman Theatre Museum, with its exhibit items discovered in excavations around the Cathago Nova that explain the theatre’s careful restoration. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this charming port city.Daily :
Perhaps board Lisbon’s iconic tramcars for a ride through the city’s old quarters, sampling pastries and Port on 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.Daily :
Head to the spectacular wine country of the Douro Valley. Along the way, stop at Amarante, a small town with charming 16th-century houses. Visit a Portuguese family estate, where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting before a traditional lunch with the family.Daily :
Perhaps discover A Coruna’s food scene with a tour from the pier to the local markets, savouring local tapas with fine local wines. Those feeling more active might alternatively like to set off on a bicycle tour, passing by the Galleries, San Anton Castle and the Tower of Hercules.Daily :
Today you will dock in Bilbao, where you will enjoy a tour of this fascinating city. Afterwards, visit the Guggenheim Museum, taking in its unique blend of art and architecture.Daily :
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 and absorb stunning vistas along the way. Visit Chateau Lanessan estate for a wine tasting and visit its sophisticated Horse Museum.Daily :
The island of Belle Ile is 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 :
Journey to the island of Mont Saint-Michel for a walk up the steep path to the abbey. Continue to Cancale and visit an oyster farm for a tasting. Or perhaps discover Saint Malo’s colourful history on a tour of the old city, including a tasting of local cider and biscuits.Daily :
During a walking tour, take in Guernsey’s highlights including Castle Cornet, an ancient harbour fortress. Alternatively, visit the German Occupation Museum and see its magnificent exhibits including a life-size street, bunker rooms and weapons armoury.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Portsmouth, then be transferred to Heathrow airport.Daily :
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.