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Grand Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,549 per person 19 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

For a hit of autumn sunshine

Sail south and soak up the autumn sunshine on this exploration of the Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Take the chance to discover historic cities, meander through colourful mosques and bazaars, and explore verdant hillside and valleys. Plus, you’ll get a taste of home in Gibraltar, be impressed by Rotterdam’s modern architecture, and Vigo offers the opportunity to visit the fascinating pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela.

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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01/11/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

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

Depart 1600.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

02/11/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

Rotterdam is 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

03/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

04/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

05/11/2020 Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

Oporto, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

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

06/11/2020 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Lisbon's elegant cityscape spans seven hills and is sure to tempt you out on deck as your ship approaches. Here you can explore contemporary boulevards that contrast with historic streets. See the main sights on a guided tour that highlights the city’s magnificent architecture, Moorish influences and the wooden trams that scale the city's steep streets.

Lisbon Lisboa Municipality Lisbon Portugal Europe

07/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

08/11/2020 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

09/11/2020 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arrive 1200. Depart 2400.

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria, the third largest of the seven main Canary Islands, with a sub-tropical climate, coastal valleys, beautiful sandy beaches and mountainous peaks. Visitors from all over Europe head to the historic Old Town, Vegueta to explore the cobbled streets and squares.

Las Palmas Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

10/11/2020 Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Arrive 0700. Depart 2000.

The largest of the Canaries is dominated by the lofty heights of Mount Teide, which at 12,197 feet is Spain's tallest mountain. Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz sits just below the eastern tip of the island and this bustling city has its share of colonial architecture and many interesting museums. Plant lovers may like to explore the Botanical Gardens founded by Charles III of Spain in 1788 and the Orchid Gardens of Sitro Litre.

Santa Cruz Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

11/11/2020 Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrive 0800. Depart 1400.

Named after the black volcanic reef that protects the city's coastline, Arrecife once provided the perfect cover for ships hiding from pirates. Nowadays, the vibrant seafront acts as a gateway for travellers wishing to explore the town or the rest of this intriguing island. The volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park legendary and offer a window into Lanzarote’s explosive past.

Arrecife Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

12/11/2020 Agadir, Morocco

Agadir, Morocco

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Agadir is a modern city with an underbelly of old-world charm. Here, you can lose yourself in Suq al-Had market where the air is thick with the scent of spice or stretch your legs on a long walk to the Agadir Kasbah, originally built in the 1500s but partially destroyed in the 1960s earthquake.

Agadir Morocco Africa

13/11/2020 Casablanca (for Marrakech), Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.

Casablanca has a long and rich history for you to explore on your visit. Established in the 7th century by Berbers, then conquered by consecutive foreign powers, its fabric is truly cosmopolitan. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only Jewish museum in the Arab world or head to the sea and the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world.

Casablanca Morocco Africa

14/11/2020 Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Arrive 1200. Depart 2330.

Towering 1,400-feet above the ocean, Gibraltar’s iconic Rock signals your arrival. You can explore the World War II tunnels burrowed beneath it and perhaps meet the cheeky Barbary macaques that run free here.

Gibraltar Gibraltar Europe

15/11/2020 Cadiz (for Seville), Spain

Cadiz, Spain

Arrive 0700. Depart 2400.

The ancient port of Cádiz lies on a narrow strip of land and is known for its pretty white houses and the watchtowers that dot the skyline – there are more than 100 in the city. From here you can easily get to Seville, exploring the old town with its quaint Moorish feel as well as its impressive monuments, pretty parks and lovely architecture.

Cadiz Bay of Cadiz Costa de la Luz Cadiz Andalusia Spain Europe

16/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

17/11/2020 Vigo (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

Vigo, Spain

Arrive 0800. 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

18/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

19/11/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

20/11/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0800.

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

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Please note

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Grand Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,549 per person 19 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required
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Grand Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,549 per person 19 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £135 if not required