Trace the cultural legacy of the most storied civilization of the Middle Ages on this spectacular 5-star cruise aboard the
4-masted sailing yacht, Wind Star, featuring the Iberian Peninsula and Portugal’s breathtaking Algarve coast. Visit 9 spectacular cities— Lisbon; Portimão; Seville; Gibraltar; Tangier; Malaga; Granada; Valencia; and Barcelona—with excursions at every port. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” in Gibraltar, considered one of the two Pillars of Hercules by ancient Greeks and Romans. Explore Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace. Extend your journey with the Lisbon Pre-Program and/or Barcelona Post-Program Options.
- Eight-night cruise on the Wind Star, a 4-masted sailing yacht with only 74 five-star suites and staterooms, each with an ocean view.
- Visit 9 great cities—Lisbon; Portimão; Seville; Gibraltar; Tangier; Malaga; Granada; Valencia; and Barcelona—paired with the legendary Iberian Peninsula—all shore excursions included.
- Cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco.
- Full-day, scenic excursion to Granada and the majestic Alhambra Palace from Malaga, Spain.
- Visit Seville, capital city of Andalusia.
- Visit la Plaza de la Reina and other UNESCO-inscribed Sites in Valencia.
- Admire Ponta de Piedade, a group of coastal limestone rock formations along the Algarve coast.
Day 1 - Depart Home City
Day 2 - Lisbon, Portugal / Embark the Wind Star
Day 3 - Portimão, Portugal, for Lagos
Day 4 - Cádiz, Spain, for Seville
Day 5 - Strait of Gibraltar / Tangier, Morocco
Day 6 - Malaga, Spain, for Granada / Alhambra
Day 7 - Cruise the Mediterranean Sea
Day 8 - València
Day 9 - Barcelona
Day 10 - Barcelona / Disembark ship / Depart for home city
Five-Star, Small Sailing Ship
The intimate, 4-masted Wind Star offers an unforgettable five-star sailing experience. This small ship is designed to sail from deep seas into lagoons and ports inaccessible to larger vessels. Wind Star's gourmet dining and wide teak decks with unobscured views provide a private sailing experience to each guest.
Lisbon Pre-Program Option
Start your journey with two nights in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Stroll around the former royal residence of Queluz, otherwise known as the Portuguese Versailles, and its elegant lounges and beautiful gardens. Later, visit the charming village of Sintra—a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its mountain range, climate, countryside palaces, and cottages. Marvel at the Old Royal Palace, which houses the oldest glazed tiles in Portugal and the biggest conical chimneys of medieval times. Accommodations are in the 5-star Sofitel Lisbon Hotel.
The Pre-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Barcelona Post-Program Option
Conclude your tour with two nights immersed in the heart of Barcelona, an ancient Roman trading port that now serves as the lively capital city of Catalonia. See the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), a masterpiece began in 1298 and finished in 1454. See Pablo Picasso’s defining cubist artwork at the Picasso Museum, the first museum dedicated to his work and the only one created during his lifetime. Discover the UNESCO‑inscribed modern marvels of Antoni Gaudí, including an excursion to Park Güell. Accommodations are in the 5-star Majestic Hotel & Spa.
The Post-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
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