Canary Islands Celebration with Caroline Aston - 12 nights, December 2014

12 nights
Departure date
17 December 2014
End date
29 December 2014
Departing from
Southampton
Cruise number
V422
cruise enjoyed on Queen Victoria

Ports of call

  • Southampton
  • Madeira
  • La Palma
  • Tenerife
  • Lanzarote
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Lowest Fare:
Cruise Fare
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses of $90.49 are additional.
$1,499 per person

Taxes, fees and port expenses of $90.49 are additional.

Fares are per person, do not include air travel, do not include taxes, fees and port expenses, are voyage only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests. Fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars. If you do not see the embarkation port you are trying to book, please call Cunard at (800) 728-6273 for further assistance.

Port Itinerary

  • Wed 17 Dec Southampton, United Kingdom

    Embarkation

    The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear. The port serves as your gateway to Southern England’s magnificent historic sites, national landmarks, charming villages as well as the great metropolis of London. Southampton is the ideal starting or ending point for a memorable voyage.

  • Thu 18 Dec At Sea

  • Fri 19 Dec At Sea

  • Sat 20 Dec At Sea

  • Sun 21 Dec Madeira, Portugal

    Arrive early morning - Depart afternoon

    You’ll consider Madeira’s reputation as the ‘Garden Island’ well founded, swathed in lush greenery which bears all manner of tropical fruits. For a thrilling overview, ascend by cable car to Monte, from whose delightful palace and gardens you can survey the orange rooftops below. The best way down again is by wicker toboggan, expertly steered by two gondoliers dressed in whites.

  • Mon 22 Dec La Palma, Spain

    Arrive early afternoon - Depart early evening

    Nicknamed ‘Isla Bonita’ or ‘The Beautiful Island’, La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands. It’s capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma is a picturesque harbour located on the Eastern part of the island. The island’s landscape is a product of the volcanic formation, with numerous beaches of black sand, mountainous terrain and rich plant life. The famous fashion designer Manolo Blahnik was born and raised here.

  • Tue 23 Dec Tenerife

    Arrive morning - Depart afternoon

    Beloved for its beaches, Tenerife also offers a feast for the eyes – in its numerous art galleries and museums or an incredibly panoramic cable car ascent of Mount Teide. Your ears will appreciate the sounds of the timple, a distinctive element of Canarian folk music. Perhaps even catch a recital at the striking wave-shaped Auditorio, home to the acclaimed Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.

  • Wed 24 Dec Lanzarote, Spain

    Arrive morning - Depart afternoon

    It’s easy to understand why Lanzarote is so popular. It has so much to offer. Being a volcanic island, the scenery is lush and fertile making Fire Mountain and the curious vineyards at Le Geria ‘must do’ visits. Timanfaya National Park is a vivid volcanic showcase. Here water poured into boreholes hisses back out as steam and you can feast on specialities cooked by the earth’s heat.

  • Thu 25 Dec At Sea

  • Fri 26 Dec At Sea

  • Sat 27 Dec La Coruna, Spain

    Arrive morning - Depart afternoon

    Christened the ‘Crystal City’ and home to the shrine of St. James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna is a gem on Spain’s north western coast. Tantalise your taste buds as you sample Galicia’s mouth-watering seafood with octopus, oysters and scallops on the menu. If your taste is for history, feast on the vista from the world’s only working Roman lighthouse.

  • Sun 28 Dec At Sea

  • Mon 29 Dec Southampton, United Kingdom

    Disembarkation

    The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear. The port serves as your gateway to Southern England’s magnificent historic sites, national landmarks, charming villages as well as the great metropolis of London. Southampton is the ideal starting or ending point for a memorable voyage.

 

 

Sample Shore Excursions

  • Loro Parque

    Entering the wrought-iron gates, it soon becomes clear why this Park is regarded as one of Tenerife’s top attractions.

    Loro Parque

    Regardless of your age, you’ll be fascinated by the Loro Parque. This is where you’ll find one of the world’s most important parrot collections …. and a whole lot more!

    The Californian Sea Lions with their distinctive bark are popular characters; the world-famous Parrot Show is a demonstration of the natural instinct and skilfulness which cockatoos and macaws display; and the world’s largest Penguinarium with its reproduction Antarctic climate is one of the most popular spots in which to ‘chill out’. As you enter the Underwater World, you’ll get the eerie feeling that you are actually at the bottom of the sea. Be sure not to miss the Killer Whale and Dolphin Shows too. These are just a few of the highlights of the Park.

    Lunch is not included in this tour, however the Park offers a range of restaurant and snack facilities.


    This tour is unguided and includes transfers and entrance fee only. Comfortable walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The various shows at the Park run to a strict timetable and it is worth checking times to avoid disappointment.

    Tour code

    TCI_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    7 hours

  • City Drive & Aquarium

    See La Coruna’s main sights on a panoramic drive before a visit to Aquarium Finisterrae – the Aquarium of the End of the World.

    City Drive & Aquarium

    A scenic drive along La Coruna’s waterfront will take you past the Mendez Nunez Gardens and Castillo de San Anton, before reaching the city’s most important monument, the Tower of Hercules. Pause briefly to capture photographs of this wonderful Roman lighthouse that was erected in 2nd century AD.

    Nearby, the Aquarium Finisterrae is an interactive centre for marine biology, oceanography and the creatures of the sea. Upon arrival you’ll have free time to visit independently and view the pools and aquariums containing more than 600 species of marine life. The Nautilus Room is based on the study of Captain Nemo in the Nautilus and holds an observation tank filled with Atlantic fish in 4.4 million litres of water, the largest tank in Europe. Ensure to visit the Octopus Garden, jellyfish and seahorses and don’t forget to pop in on the two families of Atlantic seals! For a hands on experience you can also touch starfish and turbot via an indoor pool, connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

    The Aquarium houses a gift shop and cafeteria as well as offering superb views of the Atlantic ocean.

    Your drive back to the ship will take you along the coastline to view the beaches of Orzan and Riazor, before passing the Millennium Monument and the city centre.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Signs inside the Aquarium are in Spanish only. The visit to the Aquarium will last approximately 1¾ hours, during which walking and standing is required, as well as negotiating some steps. Flash photography is prohibited inside the Aquarium.

    Tour code

    LCG_009

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Prehistoric Stonehenge

    Discover the mystery surrounding Stonehenge, Europe's most remarkable and intriguing prehistoric monument.

    Prehistoric Stonehenge

    Stonehenge is the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain. This mighty symbol is a wonder of the world drawing thousands of visitors each year to witness its awesome majesty and mystery. It stands as a timeless tribute to the people who built it and is now a richly deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The natural and historical stone circle was erected between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC (earlier than the Egyptian pyramids) by no less than three different cultures. Its extraordinary features include its orientation on the rising and setting sun, incredible geometry, unique jointing and the fact that some stones were dragged over 100 miles to the site.

    As you wander around the encircling pathway, your audio guide will provide an insight into the huge significance of Stonehenge. This stone circle also provides many photographic opportunities and with so many theories about its usage and uniqueness, Stonehenge is one of today’s wonders of the world and an absolute must to visit. There is also new visitor centre which includes exhibition galleries, Neolithic Huts, a café and a gift shop.


    Guests who are embarking or disembarking the ship in Southampton should not book a shore excursion for this port.  Southampton excursions are available for guests visiting Southampton as a port call.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The transfer time to Stonehenge is approximately one hour. Audio guides are available at the entrance if you wish to explore Stonehenge independently. A shuttle is used for the 10 minute transfer from the visitor centre to the Stonehenge monument. All areas are wheelchair accessible. The area immediately around the stones is cordoned off to protect them. Please remember to carry local currency (pounds sterling).

    Tour code

    SOU_011

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Discover the North

    Venture north to discover the splendid towns, coastline views and uncover Lanzarote's secret - the caves of Jameos del Agua.

    Discover the North

    Your scenic drive through the extraordinary landscape of Lanzarote takes you north to visit Teguise, the ancient capital. Teguise acts as a relaxing escape for many locals, and a visit makes you feel like you are stepping back in time, as you appreciate the history, traditional architecture and customs.

    A stop will be made at Haria, the capital of the municipality, characterised by beautiful landscapes, crystal clear waters and stunning view of the Valley of a Thousand Palms. Mirador de Guinate will offer you a spectacular viewpoint and, on a clear day, you will be able to see the island of La Graciosa.

    The artist, Cesar Manrique, turned what was once a water hole in the earth's surface into an inspiring volcanic cavern and exotic subterranean water garden, Jameos del Agua. Follow the spiral stairs into a roofless cavern overlooking an underground lake. See if you can spot the tiny, blind white crabs that live in the perfectly transparent waters. A meandering path leads back to the surface where you will be greeted by a glistening crystal-blue pool.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves many steep steps and some uneven, gravel ground. Comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended and a wrap or jacket for the caves.

    Tour code

    LAN_007

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Santiago de Compostela On Your Own

    Whether you have been before or never visited, beautiful Santiago de Compostela is certainly worth exploring independently.

    Santiago de Compostela On Your Own

    Sit back and relax onboard your coach as you journey to Santiago de Compostela. During the drive a local escort will provide you with general information on this wonderful city, which is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

    As the old, world-famous centre of European pilgrimage, Santiago de Compostela boasts a magnificent Romanesque cathedral, with an impressive Baroque façade, which is the heart of the city. There are also many other interesting buildings, such as the Old University, the Romanesque Collegiate Church of Santa Maria del Sar and the Gelmirez Palace, to name but a few.

    This option offers the perfect opportunity to adapt your day to suit your needs and make the very most of your time in this fascinating city. You will have approximately two hours to explore independently.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This is a transfer service only; entrance fees or refreshments are not included. The journey to Santiago de Compostela takes approximately 1¼ hours each way. City maps will be provided on the coach. From the drop off point your escort will walk with you for approximately 15 minutes to reach Obradoiro Square; the main square in front of the Cathedral. Modest dress is required inside the Cathedral. During mass services, visits and photography are not permitted. At a time specified by your escort, you’ll meet back at Obradoiro Square to walk back to the coach park for the transfer back to La Coruña.

    Tour code

    LCG_007

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Santiago de Compostela

    Follow in the pilgrims' footsteps on this comprehensive MUST SEE tour to this beautiful medieval city with its grand Cathedral.

    Santiago de Compostela

    Magnificent Santiago Cathedral is a monument to Christ's apostle, James, whose relics are believed to have been discovered here in the 9th century. Half a million pilgrims flock each year to this great shrine, which was once the third most important place of pilgrimage after Jerusalem and Rome.

    Four majestic squares surround the Cathedral and your guide will explain the characteristics of all four. Admire the majestic square of Plaza del Obradoiro, still the focal point for pilgrims when arriving in the city.

    Refreshments will be served at the exclusive Parador Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos, a late 15th century pilgrim hostel.

    Enjoy superb views of the typical Galician countryside, before reaching Santiago de Compostela, which is undoubtedly the showpiece of Galicia.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot and involves a considerable amount of walking (approximately two hours) over uneven and cobbled ground and many steps at the Cathedral. There is a slight incline from the drop off point to the Main Street. There is no seating available at the refreshment venue. The interior visit of the Cathedral is non-guided. Modest dress is required inside the Cathedral. During mass services, visits and photography are not permitted. The journey to Santiago de Compostela is approximately 1¼ hours each way.

    Tour code

    LCG_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Deep Sea Fishing

    Try your luck at ‘hooking’ a large fish on the high seas.

    Deep Sea Fishing

    Madeira is ideally situated on the migratory routes of large game fish and in addition there are other species that are resident throughout the year.

    The target species are mainly Spearfish, Albacore, Wahoo and Dorado and you may be lucky enough to encounter both Blue and White Marlin. From novice to expert you can experience an enjoyable fishing trip with the surrounding beauty of Madeira as a backdrop.

    Enjoy some snacks and drinks whilst waiting for the ‘Big One’ to bite.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    Guests wishing to travel on the boat and not take part in the activity should book the Deep Sea Fishing Guest option. This tour is suitable for beginners as well as experienced fishermen. Pregnant women and children may not participate in this tour. This tour is not suitable for guests with back problems. Please note that catches are not guaranteed and are dependent on the time of year and local conditions on the day. Numbers are limited; early booking is recommended.

    Tour code

    FNC_010

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Step aboard the HMS Victory; the oldest commissioned warship in the world and view the raised Mary Rose built for Henry VIII.

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Head to the town of Portsmouth, home to one of the most important ports for the British Royal Navy.

    The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience maritime history. HMS Victory was the former flagship of the British Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar and where Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lost his life in 1805, fighting against the Spanish Armada. As you explore the HMS Victory, you’ll see the exact spot where he fell, walk the quarter deck and go below to the gun deck to see the cramped conditions that accommodated up to 800 sailors.

    Your visit to the Historic Dockyard will also include the Mary Rose Museum, dedicated to the infamous ship that was raised from the sea bed in 1982. The Mary Rose was the first ever vessel to be specifically built as a fighting machine for Henry VIII the then King of England. It capsized during battle against the French in 1512 and the reason for its sinking remains a mystery. The Mary Rose has been part of a remarkable restoration project and the museum holds the most comprehensive collection of Tudor naval artefacts in the world, from leather shoes to two tonne guns.

    < This excursion operates by coach and on foot. This tour includes a visit to HMS Victory and The Mary Rose Museum only. The drive to Portsmouth is approximately 45 minutes, depending on local traffic conditions on the day. The time spent at the Historic Dockyard is around 2-2½ hours. Each visit requires leisurely walking over varying terrain, some of which is uneven and cobbled. The HMS Victory has 15 steps up to the ship. There are steep steps between decks and in the lower decks there are height restrictions and some areas of darkness. Flat, comfortable shoes are advised.

    Tour code

    SOU_024

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Pazo de Oca Gardens

    Visit the beautiful ‘Pazo de Oca’ Gardens and discover why they are widely known as the ‘Galician Versailles’.

    Pazo de Oca Gardens

    Sit back and relax onboard your coach as you journey into the countryside to the magnificent Pazo de Oca, a former 15th century Galician-style manor house whose stunning gardens are often referred to as the "Galician Versailles".

    Join your guide for a leisurely walk around the gardens and discover the beautiful stone fountains, artificial lake and exotic trees that add to the peaceful tranquillity of this wonderful place.

    Afterwards, a brief transfer takes you to the beautiful Pazo de Galegos, former residence of Don Antonio Lopez Ferreiro (1837 - 1910), whom it is believed discovered the tomb of St James. Enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee before taking the opportunity to stroll amongst the vineyards, or simply relax in the shade.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is around 1¾ hours of walking on this tour, some of which is over gravel paths, as well as some steps to negotiate at the refreshment venue. The journey to Pazo de Oca is approximately one hour each way. The stop at Pazo de Oca is a visit to the gardens only, it does not include a visit inside the manor house.

    Tour code

    LCG_111

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Tea at Reid's

    Enjoy one of Madeira's oldest traditions - tea at Reid's Palace Hotel, overlooking the Bay of Funchal.

    Tea at Reid's

    En route to Reid's Hotel, you will enjoy a scenic drive to the viewpoint of Pico dos Barcelos for magnificent views over Funchal.

    Built in the last century, Reid's Palace has always had a special place in the history of Madeira. Located on the outskirts of Funchal, perched on a cliff top headland overlooking the bay, Reid's is set in ten acres of lush semi tropical gardens, where hanging vines jostle for room with stunning displays of geraniums, hibiscus and salvias.

    Upon arrival, you will be taken on a short walk through the Hotel gardens before tea is served, giving you an opportunity to relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere.

    The menu includes tea, scones and cakes.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The ground at the viewpoint is flat and cobbled, and the walk in the Hotel garden is over uneven ground with approximately 20 steps. There is a strict dress code at Reid's. Jeans, t-shirts, shorts, sports shoes or sandals are not permitted. Flat walking shoes are recommended. Tea will be served in a separate, private dining area.

    Tour code

    FNC_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Puerto de la Cruz & Orotava Valley

    Enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Tenerife, with a chance to shop or browse in one of the main tourist resorts on the island.

    Puerto de la Cruz & Orotava Valley

    Sit back and relax as you pass by the university city of La Laguna, the first capital of the island and the village of Tacoronte. Following the coast road you’ll descend to the Humboldt Viewpoint for a brief photo stop to admire the rolling lush landscape with its impressive banana plantations.

    Stretch your legs, as your guide hosts you on stroll through the narrow streets of La Orotava. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the charms of this pretty village, which pays homage to the cultural splendour of a bygone era. Visit Casa de los Balcones, a traditional 17th century Spanish home, which is said to be one of the finest examples, of hand-carved wooden balconies.

    Then it’s time for something different, as you head to the bustling holiday town of Puerto de la Cruz. Tree-lined avenues, large modern hotels and a variety of shops have transformed this one-time quiet fishing village into the main tourist hub of the northern part of the island. Enjoy some free time to shop, stroll along the promenade or simply enjoy a glass of something chilled and watch the world go by.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are also some slopes and steps to negotiate, with approximately one hour of walking included. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    TCI_032

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • The Caves of São Vicente

    Explore a labyrinth of lava caves at the picturesque village of São Vicente.

    The Caves of São Vicente

    Embark on a scenic drive along the south western coast of Madeira, before reaching the pretty secluded village of Serra de Agua, nestled within a lush green ravine. Enjoy a brief photo stop and a visit to a traditional bar to sample the local drink ‘poncha’ made from rum and honey!!!

    Next, you’ll head to São Vicente’s Caves and Volcanism Centre, to explore the entrails of the earth. The caves are made up from a series of lava tubes that were formed during a volcanic eruption over 400 thousand years ago. Admire the volcanic stalactites, ‘lava cakes’ and the erratic block. Your cave exploration ends at the Volcanism Centre where you can enjoy a 3D film experience which allows you to relive Madeira’s formation nearly 5 million years ago.

    Before returning to Funchal, take advantage of some free time to capture the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery of São Vicente.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are advised to bring a jacket, as the temperature will be noticeably cooler underground. Footwear suitable for walking over rough, uneven and wet ground is essential. The caves can often become slippery and care should be taken. This tour includes approximately 1 hours’ walking over some uneven and cobbled ground.

    Tour code

    FNC_037

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Deep Sea Fishing – Guest Only

    An opportunity to accompany friends or family on a fishing trip as they try their luck at ‘hooking’ a fish on the high seas.

    Deep Sea Fishing – Guest Only

    Take the opportunity to accompany a friend or family member on a Deep Sea Fishing tour.

    Madeira is ideally situated on the migratory routes of large game fish, and in addition there are other species that are resident throughout the year.

    The target species are mainly Spearfish, Albacore, Wahoo and Dorado and you may be lucky enough to encounter both Blue and White Marlin. Sit back and relax onboard the fishing boat with the surrounding beauty of Madeira as a backdrop.

    Enjoy some snacks and drinks whilst observing your friends and family as they wait for the ‘Big One’ to bite.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, passengers are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by mini-bus and fishing boat. This tour is available only to passengers whose friends or family are booked on FNC010 Deep Sea Fishing tour. It is not an option for an individual to book without another member in their party booking FNC010 Deep Sea Fishing. Passengers on this tour will travel on the boat but not take part in the activity. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and passengers with back problems. Please note that catches are not guaranteed and are dependent on the time of year and local conditions on the day. Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    FNC_034

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Volcanoes & Wines

    Enjoy a cocktail of contrasting scenery with some 'local flavour' on a leisurely introduction to this beautiful island.

    Volcanoes & Wines

    Drive through vineyards and lava streams passing pine trees and small villages towards the deep south - the area where the volcanoes take charge. Arriving at Fuencaliente, a famous wine-producing region, you will visit the San Antonio volcano. Here you may be able to walk over the crater border and stroll around the Visitor Centre.

    A visit will be made to a typical bodega, where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local red and white wines. You may also wish to purchase the wines that you have sampled.

    A short drive brings you to the pottery centre of 'El Molino' in Mazo. Located in an old windmill, this pottery is unique to the Benahorita people, which is to this day lovingly reproduced. There is a gift shop for you to purchase those all-important souvenirs.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The walk near the volcanoes is over rough, gravelled ground and narrow, uneven paths with some inclines. Please follow your guide's instructions and do not venture near the edge of the walking trail, as there are no handrails or barriers. There are some steep inclines and steps at El Molino Pottery. Warm clothing and walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not recommended for guests suffering from vertigo. The walking at the Volcano is optional.

    Tour code

    LPA_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Northern Panorama

    This scenically rewarding excursion contains some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring scenery in the whole archipelago.

    Northern Panorama

    Your tour starts off with a drive into the mountains of Anaga, passing the fishing village of San Andres. On your way, marvel at the magnificent Canary flora, including the 'Dragon Tree' and terraces of tiny cultivated plots of land. Arrive at the El Bailadero viewpoint, where you will have the chance to capture on film some of the stunning scenery.

    At the small village of Taganana, you will enter a scene of white houses and bare volcanic mountains, on a horizon of blue sky and shimmering sea. If you wish, you can walk with the guide up the hill to visit the simple church (except Sundays), which houses the figure of 'Our Lady of the Snows'. Local wine and cheese will be served at a restaurant in Taganana.

    A brief stop will be made from the panoramic point of Pico del Ingles, where you will have a beautiful perspective (weather permitting) of the north and south side of the island, which is quite unforgettable.


    This excursion is mainly a scenic drive, with a few steps and cobblestones at Taganana. The walking is optional. This excursion involves some steep, hairpin bends and is not recommended to anyone suffering from vertigo.

    Tour code

    TCI_003

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours