Embark on a 7 night / 8 day cruise program showing this 7 islands archipelago – a perfect fit for our small ships with a tremendous bio and cultural diversity and perfect weather conditions. Variety Cruises guests on board the 49-passenger M/Y Harmony V will sail this new program from January 2017 to April 2017 which is the best period to visit the Canary Islands with temperatures not exceeding 22/ 23 degrees Celsius and when winds are at their lowest. Variety Cruises will operate 14 sailings plus an end March repositioning cruise from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to
Malaga, Spain. We are offering a dual embarkation option, with Saturdays sailings from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or a Sunday embarkation from Tenerife – South Airport – .
Embarkation between 14.30 (2.30 pm) and 16:00 (4.00pm) (late embarkation is possible until 23:00). After you board, you will enjoy a welcome drink followed by an evening dinner.
In the morning we arrive in Los Cristianos Port, South Tenerife, bustling with life due to its wide range of bars, restaurants and resorts. Enjoy swimming at nearby beaches or go on an optional half day excursion to Mount Teide. This fantastic tour begins with an ascent from sea-level to 2370 meters into Cañadas National Park, where we find the highest peak in Spain. At the foot of the volcano, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of Ucanca Valley, and witness one of the biggest craters in the world.
Early morning arrival in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Optional full day excursion visiting the historic old town of Santa Cruz de La Palma and to TABURIENTE NATIONAL PARK to visit the museum. Then travel towards the crater itself (weather permitting). A visit to EL PASO, a nice traditional Canary village will take place just in time before we stop in a restaurant for an inclusive lunch. The tour continues to visit La Glorieta near Las Manchas and arrival at the VOLCANO SAN ANTONIO for an optional walk to the volcano rim.
Early morning sailing and arrival in Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera Island. Upon morning arrival in Valle Gran Rey de La Gomera. Τhere you can participate in the optional half day excursion passing through the villages of Arure and Valle Hermoso to reach the small village of Rosas, where you can enjoy a demonstration of the famous Gomera whistling language. Continue to the Garajonay National Park, declared as Universal Patrimony by the UNESCO.
We arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning. Optional half day excursion to Santa Cruz and La Laguna, former capital of Tenerife and UNESCO Heritage Site. Beginning in the central Plaza del Adelantado which is surrounded by historical buildings, we visit the Town Hall which dates back to 1546,the Casa de Anchieta, the Palacio de Nava with its original stone façade and the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. We will then continue to the capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, where you will find the modern auditorium and you can visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de España.
Morning arrival in Lanzarote. Optional full day excursion to Lanzarote where we will visit the southern part of the island to admire a panoramic view of the El Janubio salt mines and the famous “Lava Coast”, “Los Hervideros” rocks engraved by the sea action and the wind erosion. We continue to “El Golfo”,travelling into the Fire Mountains and among volcanoes to visit the Timanfaya National Park. After a short stop for an inclusive lunch, we visit the César Manrique Foundation. We continue towards La Geria the Lanzarote wine route which includes a careful selection of wineries and wine tasting.
In the morning we arrive in Corralejo Port. Enjoy an optional half day excursion on the island and discover Betancuria, the original capital of the aborigine Kingdom of the Canary Islands, and later capital of Fuerteventura until 1834. Once in Betancuria we will visit La Casa Santa María. There we will be introduced to the islands traditions and go to a goat farm and find out how Majorero cheeses are prepared, also we have the opportunity to taste it. On our way back to Corralejo we stop in an Aloe Vera factory to learn about its impressive health benefits. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility for a swim at the nearby beach. In the late evening we sail to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria Island.
Morning arrival – Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am
Airfare Toronto / Azores / G. Canary, transfers
14 nights 1 bed Apt. in Grand Canary
7 night cruise (all meals) plus taste of Azores 4 nights ***** hotel + car
Departure taxes and Fees
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