Portugal and Northern Spain Aboard Sea Cloud II

Portugal and Northern Spain Aboard Sea Cloud II

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DETAILS

Soak up the rich history of Portugal and Northern Spain on this extraordinary cruise aboard the
beautiful Sea Cloud II. Begin in Lisbon with three nights, including a gala reception, private Fado
performance, and an in-depth exploration of Lisbon and Sintra. Head to Porto for lunch and winetasting
before embarking Sea Cloud II. Cruise on to Islas Cies, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of
Santiago de Compostela, and Santander. The program finishes with a hotel night in Bilbao to allow
the opportunity for a gala farewell lunch and a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum. A journey aboard the Sea Cloud II, with only 47 staterooms, is an intimate experience on one of the most elegant and luxurious vessels afloat.

Pricing from
$6,990
Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
May 17, 2020 - May 27, 2020

SHIP

Sea Cloud II Christened in 2001, is perhaps the most luxurious three masted sailing yacht on the seas today. Like Marjorie Merriweather Post’s legendary Sea Cloud, the Sea Cloud II combines the seafaring elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern standards of luxury. In the grand tradition of the world’s finest sailing vessels, guests experience this marvelous ship under sail (weather permitting), as the skilled crew hand-sets more than 30,000 square feet of canvas. The Sea Cloud II offers an intimate setting of just 47 beautifully appointed cabins, gracious common areas, world-class service, and five-star dining.

HOTELS

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Portugal

EXTENSIONS

Post-tour extension offered to Madrid

ITINERARY

  • day 1

    May 17 Depart U.S.

    Overnight flights to Lisbon, Portugal

  • day 2

    May 18 Lisbon, Portugal

    Arrive Lisbon, complimentary transfers to hotel. The evening is free.

  • day 3

    May 19 Lisbon

    Full day tour of Lisbon including Jeronimos Monastery, the Tower of Belem, and the Gulbenkian Museum. Gala welcome reception and dinner, including a private Fado
    performance. BLRD

  • day 4

    May 20 Lisbon / Sintra

    Visit the National Palace in Sintra Vila and the Regaleira Gardens. After lunch at the beach, continue for a visit to the fishing village of Cascais before return to Lisbon. The evening is on your own. BL

  • day 5

    May 21 Lisbon / Porto / Embark Sea Cloud II

    Board a train (pending) to Porto. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at a historic port lodge before embarking Sea Cloud II. BLD

     

  • day 6

    May 22 Isla Cies, Spain

    Morning tender shore to Isla Cies National Park. Afternoon cruising and set sails, weather-permitting. BLD

  • day 7

    May 23 Santiago de Compostela

    From La Coruña port, full-day excursion to pilgrimage center of Santiago de Compostela, with gourmet lunch ashore and specially arranged swinging of the botafumeiro at the cathedral. BLD

     

  • day 8

    May 24 At sea

    Full day of cruising, with opportunity to see the ship under sail, weather permitting. BLD

  • day 9

    May 25 Santander

    Morning Cruising; Afternoon excursion to Santander to Altamira Museum (pending private opening) and village of Santillana del Mar. Farewell reception and dinner on board. BLD

  • day 10

    May 26 Bilbao

    Disembarkation in Bilbao, morning visit to Frank Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum, Basque tapas lunch, afternoon and evening at leisure. BL

  • day 11

    May 27 Return to U.S.

    Board return flights to the U.S. or go on to Madrid for an optional extension. B

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