Cruise on board Aurora from Southampton to Southampton for 13 nights.
The Canary Islands light up the sparkling blue Atlantic with the promise of good times. There’s so much to see and explore. In fact, four of Spain’s seven major national nature reserves are located among this volcanic archipelago… Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park to name just two.The capital of Madeira, Funchal is a riot of colour with its plentiful gardens and flower markets. Make the most of its amazing views by hiking to the top of Monte (or cheat and take a cable car!) Then, it’s time to sail over to the Canary Islands… a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic, just under 70 miles from the African coast. These sparkling gems are alive with towering volcanoes, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and charming seaside villages framed by breathtaking natural backdrops. The culture of the islands is a characterful blend of Spanish, African and South American influences. Best of all, the weather is blissfully mild-to-hot throughout the year. You’ll have plenty of time to explore ashore with full days in every port. Then, to Lisbon – a thriving capital city that is indelibly linked with ocean exploration. It’s such a beautiful place, you’ll wonder why the great explorers ever wanted to leave!