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Grand South American Discovery

Magellan sailing from Tilbury

from £8,499 per person 84 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,250 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Travel to the ends of the earth...

Set off for the southern hemisphere on this truly grand voyage. Contrast Mayan ruins with colonial cities, call at idyllic islands in the sun with palm fringed beaches, explore tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife, explore the Patagonian icefields, catch some rays on Copacabana Beach, learn to tango in Buenos Aires, and journey through the mighty Panama Canal.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

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07/01/2021 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Magellan.

Depart 1600.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

08/01/2021 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Rotterdam is the Europe's largest port and Holland's second city. It's nicknamed 'Manhattan on the Meuse' due to its impressive skyscrapers and modern architecture such as cubic houses and the striking Erasmus Bridge. You'll also come across street sculptures and a variety of museums.

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

09/01/2021 At Sea

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10/01/2021 At Sea

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11/01/2021 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 1300. Depart 2000.

Spreading over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon with its captivating old town spills down to the river in a wonderful mix of palaces, churches, art nouveau cafes and gardens.

Lisbon Lisboa Municipality Lisbon Portugal Europe

12/01/2021 At Sea

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13/01/2021 Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular.

Funchal Madeira Portugal Europe

14/01/2021 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 1200. Depart 2400.

Gran Canaria's endless beaches, rolling dunes, lush vegetation and glorious climate has lent it the title 'a continent in minature'. The capital Las Palmas has a beautiful old quarter that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Las Palmas Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

15/01/2021 At Sea

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16/01/2021 At Sea

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17/01/2021 Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Mindelo is the capital of the island of São Vicente, one of ten islands that make up the archipelago of Cape Verde. With its attractive harbour, mountainous surrounding countryside and cobbled streets, Mindelo is regarded as a cultural hub and main centre of population.

Mindelo Cape Verde Africa

18/01/2021 At Sea

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20/01/2021 At Sea

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21/01/2021 At Sea

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22/01/2021 Cross the Equator

23/01/2021 Santarem, Brazil

Santarem, Brazil

Arrive 0900. Depart 1900.

Dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Tapajós’, Santarém is situated at the point where the Tapajós and the Amazon rivers meet. The lakes and forests here are home to many species of bird, including the white egret.

Santarém Para Brazil South America

24/01/2021 Cruising the Amazon River

The Amazon River

25/01/2021 Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, Brazil

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Founded in 1669 by the Portuguese, the city of Manaus became one of the wealthiest in the region during the height of the rubber boom in the 19th and 20th centuries. Several grand buildings, including the cathedral and ornate opera house, date from this period.

Manaus Amazon Brazil South America

26/01/2021 Cruising the Amazon River

The Amazon River

27/01/2021 Cruising the Amazon River

Giant otter on The Amazon River

28/01/2021 Icoaraci (for Belem), Brazil

Belem, Brazil

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

From Icoaraci explore Belem, a busy and vibrant city which combines modern skyscrapers with Portuguese colonial influences. Perhaps head to the Mandal de Garças Ecopark and Zoo to see some of the rainforest’s native fauna.

Icoaraci Brazil South America

29/01/2021 At Sea

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30/01/2021 At Sea

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31/01/2021 At Sea

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01/02/2021 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Arrive 1400. Depart 2000.

Founded by the Portugese in 1549, Salvador was the first capital of Brazil, and today this enchanting colonial city is the heart of the country’s Afro-Brazilian community with African culture permeating through music, cuisine and religion. Stroll through the colourful streets soaking up the vibrant atmosphere in the UNESCO-listed old town, Pelourinho, and be sure to experience the alluring coastline for which the state of Bahia is known.

Salvador Bahia Brazil South America

02/02/2021 At Sea

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03/02/2021 At Sea

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04/02/2021 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arrive 0700 on February 4. Depart 2400 on February 5.

Set amidst dramatic scenery, this extraordinary city has a fascinating history. Fought over by the Portuguese and French in the 16th century it went on to become a colonial capital in the 18th and the country’s cosmopolitan capital today. Famous as home to the impressive 100-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands at the top of Corcorvado mountain overlooking the city, some of Rio’s many attractions include the Moreira Salles Institute, the Copacabana Fort, a choice of museums, botanic gardens and more.

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil South America

06/02/2021 At Sea

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07/02/2021 At Sea

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08/02/2021 At Sea

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09/02/2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive 0700 on February 9. Depart 2000 on February 10.

The city's fascinating cultural heritage, reflecting European and Latin American influences, is apparent in its tango houses, jazz bars, galleries and museums. Highlights include Plaza de Mayo, the colonial town hall, the colourful La Boca region and Recoleta, arguably the world’s most ostentatious cemetery, packed with lavish mausoleums.

Buenos Aires Argentina South America

11/02/2021 Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Arrive 0700. Depart 1500.

Admire the colonial architecture of Montevideo's Old Town or leave your troubles behind on its golden sands. Be sure to see the sights of the Uruguayan capital, including Independence Square, the Congress Building, the white sands of Carrasco and mansions along the Rio de la Plata, which encapsulates the city’s European charm and elegance, with broad boulevards, fountains, stately squares, and sidewalk cafes.

Montevideo Uruguay South America

12/02/2021 At Sea

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13/02/2021 At Sea

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14/02/2021 Port Stanley ⚓, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Port Stanley is home to the world’s most southerly Cathedral – Christ Church. The arch in front is said to be the most photographed sight in the islands: it is made from the jawbones of two blue whales. The Islands Museum has extensive displays on the 1982 conflict with Argentina, as well as exhibits about the islands’ history, flora and fauna.

Stanley Falkland Islands South America

15/02/2021 At Sea

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16/02/2021 Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Just below Punta Arenas is a small monument that marks the "end of the Americas". The nearby penguin colonies are fascinating, while the town itself has several interesting museums.

Punta Arenas Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Chilena Chile South America

16/02/2021 Alberto de Agostini National Park, Chile

Alberto de Agostini National Park

Arrive 2100 on February 16. Depart 0900 on February 17.

Discover the stunning beauty of Chile as you cruise along the coastline of the Alberto de Agostini National Park indented with fjords and through the remote fjord-like Patagonian Channels witnessing scenic grandeur rarely seen elsewhere.

Alberto de Agostini National Park Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Chilena Chile South America

18/02/2021 Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentins

Arrive 1300. Depart 2030.

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and the perfect base for exploring surrounding glaciers, wildflower meadows and snow-capped mountains. Perhaps look out for seals and walruses in the Tierra del Fuego National Park before cruising the magnificent Beagle Channel.

Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego Argentina South America

19/02/2021 Cruising Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel

Cape Horn

Sail around Cape Horn – the southernmost tip of South America and one of the most challenging nautical routes in the world!

20/02/2021 At Sea

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21/02/2021 At Sea

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22/02/2021 At Sea

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23/02/2021 Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt, Chile

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Regarded as the gateway to the Chilean ‘fjords’, take in views of the Andes from this port city that lies north of Chiloé Island. Explore the city with its wooden Neoclassical style cathedral, or visit the handicraft and fish markets at Angelmo.

Puerto Montt Los Lagos Chile South America

24/02/2021 At Sea

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25/02/2021 Valparaiso (for Santiago), Chile

Valparaiso, Chile

Arrive 1100 on February 25. Depart 2000 on February 26.

Valparaiso is the main port and second city of Chile, built across 40 hills smothered with big colourful houses. It was declared an UNESCO world heritage site in recognition of the city's history, heritage and vibrant culture.

Valparaiso Valparaiso Chile South America

27/02/2021 At Sea

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28/02/2021 At Sea

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01/03/2021 Arica, Chile

Arica, Chile

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

Situated on the Pacific Coast of Northeast Chile, the port city of Arica is renowned for its year-round sunshine and warmth, beautiful dark-brown beaches and fantastic surf.

Arica Chile South America

02/03/2021 At Sea

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03/03/2021 Callao (for Lima), Peru

Callao, Peru

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors. Perhaps even visit Machu Picchu – one of the world's seven wonders.

Callao Peru South America

04/03/2021 At Sea

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05/03/2021 At Sea

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06/03/2021 Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive 0700 on March 6. Depart 1700 on March 7.

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s most important port and largest city. It is also the gateway to the city and capital of Quito which lies at an altitude of 2,850 metres. Built on the remains of an Inca city, this extraordinary and beautiful city represents one of Spanish America’s finest historic centres and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guayaquil Ecuador South America

08/03/2021 Cross the Equator

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10/03/2021 Transit the Panama Canal

Panama Canal

One of the world's greatest feats of engineering, this 50-mile-long waterway famously connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Marvel at the astounding natural beauty as you spend the whole day cruising this scenic stretch.

Panama Canal Panama North America

11/03/2021 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Arrive 0700. Depart 1900.

Spend a day in one of Latin America's oldest cities, Puerto Limón, where bustling markets and miles of gorgeous Caribbean coastline await your exploration. The region’s unique geography and tropical climate combined with acres of rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse ecosystems in the world, and from this port you can go in search of the exotic wildlife by visiting a national park or reserve.

Puerto Limón Costa Rica North America

12/03/2021 At Sea

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13/03/2021 Roatan ⚓, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, boasts superb beaches protected by a reef that almost surrounds it, making the water here perfect for snorkelling. Inland, the luxuriant jungle offers canopy tours and wildlife-spotting opportunities.

Roatan Honduras North America

14/03/2021 Belize City, Belize

Belize City, Belize

Arrive 0700. Depart 1500.

The former capital of Belize boasts a wealth of colonial buildings. The city is divided into north and south sides by Haulover Creek, which opens into the Caribbean Sea. A manually operated 1920s Swing Bridge, links the two. The Museum of Belize traces the country’s history, with exhibits including Mayan artefacts. The Image Factory gallery shows local contemporary art.

Belize City Belize Caribbean

15/03/2021 Cozumel (for Chichen Itza), Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Arrive 0800. Depart 2030.

Sun-worshippers flock to this unspoiled island, just off Playa del Carmen on the east coast of Mexico. It is a popular diving spot and Chankanaab is an eco-park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. From Cozumel, take the chance to visit Chichén Itzá, a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Cozumel Yucatan Peninsula Mexico North America

16/03/2021 At Sea

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17/03/2021 At Sea

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18/03/2021 Freeport, Bahamas

Freeport, Bahamas

Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.

Freeport is known for its deserted white sand beaches, a perfect base from which to go snorkelling to discover vibrant marine life. Nearby popular Lucayan Park was a filming location for the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise and is well worth a visit.

Freeport Bahamas Caribbean

19/03/2021 At Sea

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21/03/2021 Kings Wharf, Bermuda

Kings Wharf, Bermuda

Arrive 0900. Depart 1400.

Otherwise known as the Royal Naval Dockyard, King's Wharf offers plenty to see including the National Museum of Bermuda, the Arts Centre and the Bermuda Craft Market. Perhaps hop aboard the trolley train for a tour of the historic dockyard, head to the south shore to see Somerset Bridge and Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, or simply go shopping at the Clocktower Mall where you can treat yourself to an island speciality - delicious rum cake!

Kings Wharf Bermuda Caribbean

22/03/2021 At Sea

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23/03/2021 At Sea

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26/03/2021 Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Arrive 1400. Depart 2200.

Ponta Delgada has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafes.

Ponta Delgada Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe

27/03/2021 At Sea

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29/03/2021 Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

Vigo, Spain

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Explore the historic quarter of Vigo, with its narrow streets, old fishermen’s houses, seafood market and neoclassical cathedral. Other attractions include the Castro Fortress, the artistic and literary exhibits of the Galician Cultural Centre and the Leon Municipal Museum. It is also the launch pad for tours going to Santiago de Compostela, with its cathedral and UNESCO-listed old town.

Vigo Pontevedra Galicia Spain Europe

30/03/2021 At Sea

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31/03/2021 At Sea

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01/04/2021 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0700.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Grand South American Discovery

Magellan sailing from Tilbury

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Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,250 if not required
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Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £1,250 if not required