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Luxury

Sailing the Iberian Peninsula

Málaga to Bilbao
10 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBSMB10
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Flamenco in Seville

Enjoy a fiery flamenco show, complete with vivid costumes and character, in Seville.

A 1,000 Year Old Tale

Trace part of the famous 1,000 year old Camino de Santiago route across the northern stretches of Spain.

Lisbon's grand history

From Roman ruins and cathedrals to grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes and boutiques, discover Lisbon.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in six destinations
  • Nine nights aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud II
  • Finest dining - a total of 26 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board
  • Return airport transfers, porterage, park fees and tipping

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map NOBSMB10 2019
Málaga to Bilbao

Arrive in Málaga and transfer to Sea Cloud II. You'll have the chance to settle into your cabin and this evening, meet fellow travellers and get to know each other over a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Nine Nights: Sea Cloud II

Daily :
  • Dinner
View across the city and coastline of Malaga at sunset, Spain

Almost grazing Morocco, the Rock of Gibraltar is a monolithic limestone structure dated as far back as the Jurassic period. From the nature reserve at the peak, you can enjoy sweeping views of European and African coastlines. While at the reserve, you'll also have the chance to explore St Michael's cave, and the 18th-century Great Siege Tunnels. Built as a way to transport guns from one side of the Rock of Gibraltar to the other during the American Revolution, you'll explore the tunnels with a guide today and learn about their fascinating history.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A delicious blend of Moorish, Mudéjar and Baroque architecture strewn between medieval lanes, Seville is a joy to explore. From the port of Cádiz, a full-day tour reveals Reales Alcazares, which is a stunning collection of gardens built on the former site of a Moorish fortress. You'll also have the chance to wander through the charming Santa Cruz Quarter, and its Gothic cathedral, which also happens to be the resting place of Christopher Columbus. After a morning of exploration, you'll have the chance to sample some local tapas for lunch, and enjoy a private flamenco performance. Rejoin your vessel in time for dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today is spent at sea. If the weather permits, you'll be invited to watch the ship's sails be set by hand. To watch the delicate operation in action is a magical sight sure to delight any nautical enthusiast or novice. Afterwards maybe enjoy an onboard lecture or simply relax and play cards with some friends.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ornate sailing ship at sea, Sea Cloud II

Take in Lisbon's many World Heritage-listed sites including the Belem Tower and Jernoimos Monastery. The elegant Belem Tower was initially built in the 15th century to defend the city from any unexpected attacks, and the monastery is a stunning example of Manueline architecture as well as the resting place of the renowned Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. After, it's time for a private fado performance of traditional Portuguese music. Following the performance, you'll stop for a visit at the Gulbenkain Museum, and return to your ship where a delicious dinner is served in the onboard restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Once you have arrived in Portugal's second largest city, you'll have the chance to stretch your legs with a guided walking tour of the Old Town. You're taken to some of Porto's most famous sites including the neoclassical 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa. Since you're in the home of port wine, it's only fitting that you then tie off the day with a delicious tasting. Head to Vila Nova de Gaia, where there are many cellars, or caves as they're locally known, where much of the world's port wine is stored and aged.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return to Spain this morning. You'll drop anchor at Isla Cies, an uninhabited archipelago, and step among the picturesque surrounds. Formerly an old pirates' haunt, the islands are now a pristine collection of white-sand beaches and towering pine forests.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today is dedicated to the famous pilgrimage town and resting place of St James, Santiago de Compostela. From the port in A Coruña, head inland to visit the town's renowned cathedral, where every year thousands of pilgrims reconvene in a festive celebration of self-realisation and achievement. Witness the swinging of the botafumeiro and enjoy lunch in the uniquely Spanish setting of a local parador.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend your final full day at sea. If the weather is favourable you can watch the ship's sails set by hand again. Later on, enjoy your final onboard lecture. This evening, a Farewell Dinner is served.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View from ships deck looking towards land, Sea Cloud II

Farewell Sea Cloud II this morning, and head to the airport in Bilbao.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Life Aboard the Sea Cloud II

The Sea Cloud II is truly in her element here. And all three masts are set by hand for an authentic yacht experience.

Your Well-Appointed Cabin

All cabins are guaranteed sea views, and feature a sitting area, ensuite and ample storage space.

Incredible Cuisine

Savour the finest dining in amazing venues throughout your journey.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home