Cruise on board Aurora from Southampton to Southampton for 14 nights.
The Canary Islands are a glistening gem in the sparkling blue Atlantic. Four of Spain’s seven major national nature reserves are located among this volcanic archipelago… the volcanic crater of Mount Teide on Tenerife and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park to name just two. Sail from Southampton for 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! Them, onwards 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. 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!)