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Exploring the Canaries and Cape Verde

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £2,649 per person 18 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required
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Explore a string of sun-splashed islands...

Be captivated by the African and Portuguese influences of Praia and Mindelo in Cape Verde, where you can unearth fascinating archaeology, browse bustling authentic markets and indulge in traditional music. In the Canaries, visit Tenerife and Lanzarote, where the highlights include the mighty Mount Teide and Timanfaya National Park; while there are chances to explore Madeira, Lisbon and Oporto too.

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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29/01/2021 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Southampton, embark Balmoral.

Depart late afternoon.

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

30/01/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

31/01/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

01/02/2021 Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal

Oporto, Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart early 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

02/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

03/02/2021 Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

The towering sea cliffs of Madeira shelter a dichotomy of exotic island paradise and Portuguese colonial culture. Its year-round mild climate makes it a floral paradise and there's no shortage of parks and gardens to be explored, some of which are a short stroll from the waterfront. The local shops and cafes are also situated close to the harbour so it's easy to explore on foot.

Funchal Madeira Portugal Europe

04/02/2021 Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive late morning. Depart late night.

Tenerife's port of Santa Cruz is a great base for exploring the nearby beaches, boulevards and pretty parks and plazas on foot. If you want to explore a little more of the island, perhaps take a tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens, Pyramids of Guimar or El Teide National Park.

Santa Cruz Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

05/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

06/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

07/02/2021 Praia, Cape Verde

Praia, Cape Verde

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Capital of Cape Verde, Praia has an attractive old quarter which has a commanding position on a plateau overlooking the ocean. You may like to browse the market stalls for colourful African fabrics, explore the narrow streets and admire the Portuguese architecture here.

Praia Cape Verde Africa

08/02/2021 Mindelo, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Fringed by tall mountains and deep blue waters, Mindelo is a pretty harbour town with characterful cafes and tiny shops. Enter the Portuguese spirit, enjoying Folk music on Praia Grande Beach.

Mindelo Cape Verde Africa

09/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

10/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

11/02/2021 Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive early morning. Depart early 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

12/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

13/02/2021 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive early morning. Depart early afternoon.

This cosmopolitan city could be described as a European San Francisco as it's famous for its magnificent bridges and vintage trams weaving through the streets. Situated on a bed of seven hills, Lisbon is home to great beaches, a fabulous shopping centre, a Design and Fashion Museum, as well as a plethora of castles, palaces and ornate religious structures.

Lisbon Portugal Europe

14/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

15/02/2021 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/02/2021 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

Arrive early morning.

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

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

Please note

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


Exploring the Canaries and Cape Verde

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £2,649 per person 18 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required
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Exploring the Canaries and Cape Verde

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £2,649 per person 18 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £105 if not required