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Christmas and New Year in the Canaries

Marco Polo sailing from Bristol Avonmouth

from £1,859 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Soak up the sun this Christmas

Celebrate Christmas and the New Year on this festive cruise to the warmer climes of the Canary Islands. Five contrasting islands, including Madeira, are included in this delightful itinerary, offering a variety of picturesque landscapes and new experiences to savour. You’ll also make calls in Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar, the perfect start to the new year.

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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20/12/2020 Bristol, England

Bristol, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Bristol, embark Marco Polo.

Depart 2145.

Bristol Bristol England UK Europe

21/12/2020 Cobh (for Cork), Ireland

Cobh, Ireland

Arrive 1400. Depart 2100.

Cobh's colourful waterfront is lined with brightly-painted houses overlooked by the looming edifice of St Colman's Cathedral. Historically Ireland's major transatlantic port, it has a rich seafaring history as the place from where thousands followed their dream to start a new life in America. It's also your gateway to the lively city of Cork, considered by locals to be the ‘true’ capital of Ireland.

Cobh Ireland Europe

22/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

23/12/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

24/12/2020 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Lisbon is especially scenic approached from the sea, and often lures everyone out on deck as the city comes into view. Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital is home to many beautiful monuments, among them Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.

Lisbon Lisboa Municipality Lisbon Portugal Europe

25/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

26/12/2020 Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Located off the coast of Africa in the south of Madeira, Funchal is known as one of the safest and cleanest cities in Europe. This fertile volcanic island is filled with the colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Its year-round mild climate makes it a floral paradise and there's no shortage of parks and gardens to be explored here, some of which are a short stroll from the waterfront. Be sure to sample the island's famous wine while here too.

Funchal Madeira Portugal Europe

27/12/2020 Santa Cruz, La Palma

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Santa Cruz de La Palma, with its colourful patchwork of balconied homes, strung along the azure Atlantic, is a gateway to hiking paradise. Clothed in emerald forests and pimpled with volcanic cones, the island has over 600 miles of marked footpaths to follow, each delivering its own stunning panoramas of sea and verdant, vertiginous extinct volcanoes.

Santa Cruz de la Palma La Palma Canary Islands Spain Europe

28/12/2020 Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive 0900. Depart 2400.

Tenerife's glorious climate has attracted visitors for decades, and the capital Santa Cruz is also blessed with elegant squares, sweeping boulevards and an exotic Botanical Garden. Mount Teide volcano, Spain’s highest peak, offers the chance to hike amid dramatic scenery, and the waters surrounding the island give you the opportunity to see whales and other marine life.

Santa Cruz Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

29/12/2020 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 0600. Depart 2200.

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. You can walk through the town in the footsteps of Christopher Colombus, explore the many art galleries of Vegueta and stroll through the historic neighbourhood of La Isleta. Alternatively, challenge yourself with a hike to the top of the 200-metre volcanic crater of Caldera de Bandama.

Las Palmas Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

30/12/2020 Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 1500.

A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Lanzarote has an unusual landscape with around 300 volcanic cones. The name of the capital Arrecife is derived from the black volcanic reef that occupies the city's coastline. Perhaps discover Lanzarote's explosive natural history with a trek through el Cuervo volcano, set within Timanfaya National Park – an other-worldly landscape of lava mounds, craters and desolate peaks.

Arrecife Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

31/12/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

01/01/2021 Gibraltar


Arrive 0800. Depart 1400.

Set on the southern tip of Iberia, the British outpost of Gibraltar is dominated by a sandy peninsula and the stunning 1,400-feet-high limestone Rock. It offers a unique mix of British and Spanish cultures, all packed into just seven square miles! See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the Rock, as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels.

Gibraltar Gibraltar Europe

02/01/2021 At Sea.

Spend the day at sea.

03/01/2021 La Coruña (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

La Coruña, Spain

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela approximately one hour away.

La Coruna A Coruña Galicia Spain Europe

04/01/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

05/01/2021 Bristol, England

Bristol, England

Arrive 0730.

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

Bristol Bristol England UK Europe

Christmas and New Year in the Canaries

Marco Polo sailing from Bristol Avonmouth

from £1,859 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required
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Christmas and New Year in the Canaries

Marco Polo sailing from Bristol Avonmouth

from £1,859 per person 16 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required