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Canaries and Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower

Black Watch sailing from Liverpool

from £1,969 per person 14 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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A delightful pre-Christmas getaway

Escape to Portugal, the Canaries and Madeira for a relaxing and rewarding pre-Christmas getaway filled with the sun, sea, sand and sights of breathtaking islands and attraction-packed cities. You’ll reach Madeira, Portugal’s gorgeous ‘garden island’, just as the magical Geminid Meteor Shower reaches its incredible peak. Stopping overnight in Funchal affords you the best chance to see the darting lights of spellbinding ‘shooting stars’ as they streak across the sky – a simply unforgettable experience.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise...

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.


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08/12/2020 Liverpool, England

Liverpool, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Liverpool, embark Black Watch.

Depart late afternoon.

Liverpool Merseyside England UK Europe

09/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

10/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

11/12/2020 Vigo, Spain

Vigo, Spain

Arrive early morning. Depart early afternoon.

The port town of Vigo has a contemporary marina and a historic quarter which is characterised by narrow streets, old fishing houses, seafood markets and a neoclassical cathedral. Continue exploring the town to discover a 16th-century church and the Leon Municipal Museum – home to some fascinating paintings and exhibits.

Vigo Pontevedra Galicia Spain Europe

12/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

13/12/2020 Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive early afternoon on December 13. Depart early afternoon on December 14.

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. You’ll arrive just as the magical Geminid Meteor Shower reaches its incredible peak. Stopping overnight in Funchal affords you the best chance to see the darting lights of spellbinding ‘shooting stars’ as they streak across the sky – a simply unforgettable experience.

Funchal Madeira Portugal Europe

15/12/2020 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive early morning. Depart late night.

The largest of the Canaries is dominated by the lofty heights of Mount Teide, which at 12,197 feet is Spain's tallest mountain. The landscape ranges from the volcanic scenery of Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to valleys of spiny cacti and leafy banana plantations. Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz sits just below the eastern tip of the island and is shielded from trade winds by the Anaga hills. This modern, bustling city has its share of colonial architecture and many interesting museums.

Santa Cruz Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

16/12/2020 Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

The coastal capital of Lanzarote is home to the largest fishing fleet in the Canaries – as you cruise into the harbour look out for the imposing profile of the 16th-century Castillo de San Gabriel that protected it for centuries. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Lanzarote is renowned for its fascinating volcanic terrain. Art lovers will want to learn about the island’s most famous artist, César Manrique, at his former home, and see his beautifully designed cactus garden in Guatiza.

Arrecife Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

17/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

18/12/2020 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Lisbon is especially scenic approached from the sea, and often lures everyone out on deck as the city comes into view. Riverfront Square and the Praca do Comercio, the statues of Christ and of Henry the Navigator, as well as Belém Tower, are just a few of the famous landmarks here.

Lisbon Portugal Europe

19/12/2020 Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal

Oporto, Portugal

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late afternoon.

Oporto woos visitors with its attractive waterfront which is overlooked by hillside terraces lined with traditional buildings. Highlights include the Manueline Church of Santa Clara, the cathedral which has a Romanesque choir and the neoclassical stock exchange. Spy pretty ravelo boats on the River Douro which were once used to transport port upriver and maybe sample this deliciously-sweet wine on a visit to one of the lodges where it is blended and aged.

Leixoes Porto Portugal Europe

20/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

21/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

22/12/2020 Liverpool, England

Liverpool, England

Arrive early morning.

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

Liverpool Merseyside England UK Europe

Please note

Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Canaries and Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower

Black Watch sailing from Liverpool

from £1,969 per person 14 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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Canaries and Portugal with Madeira Meteor Shower

Black Watch sailing from Liverpool

from £1,969 per person 14 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required