Spain, Portugal & Morocco - W1927

Spain, Portugal & Morocco - W1927

Get set for inspirational sights and cultural delights as Black Watch takes in the highlights of Morocco, Spain & Portugal. Countless landmarks await in Casablanca, then onto Cadiz before sailing to Portugal.

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Get set for inspirational sights and cultural delights as Black Watch takes in the highlights of Morocco, Spain & Portugal. Countless landmarks await in Casablanca, then onto Cadiz before sailing to Portugal.

You’re in for inspirational sights and cultural highlights galore, as Black Watch takes you to diverse destinations in Morocco, Spain and Portugal to reveal countless ‘must-visit’ attractions in a collection of magnificent cities.    After a relaxing sail south from Liverpool, enjoy five-consecutive days filled with highlights including interesting museums, ancient and architectural wonders, world-famous religious sites and much more besides.

 

You can climb the iconic rock in Gibraltar; marvel at Casablanca’s majestic Hassan II Mosque, or tour to magical Marrakech; enjoy traditional tapas in Cádiz, which is also your gateway to Jerez – ‘sherry capital of the world’; and uncover the monuments and landmarks of Lisbon and Oporto in Portugal.

 

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

Tue 26 November 2019

Liverpool

 

PM

Wed 27 November 2019

Cruising

 

 

Thu 28 November 2019

Cruising

 

 

Fri 29 November 2019

Cruising

 

 

Sat 30 November 2019

Gibraltar

early AM

late PM

Sun 01 December 2019

Casablanca, Morocco

early AM

late PM

Mon 02 December 2019

Cadiz, Spain

early AM

late PM

Tue 03 December 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

early AM

late PM

Wed 04 December 2019

Oporto, Portugal (from Leixoes)

early AM

late PM

Thu 05 December 2019

Cruising

 

 

Fri 06 December 2019

Cruising

 

 

Sat 07 December 2019

Liverpool

AM

 



 

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Liverpool,
Make your way to Liverpool and board the ship in the early afternoon.

D, AI

Wed 27 Nov 2019

Cruising
Enjoy the facilities on-board the Black Watch whilst you cruise to Portugal

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Cruising
Relax on board the Black Watch.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Cruising
Enjoy the on-board activities on the Black Watch

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Gibraltar
Gibraltar, on Spain's south coast is dominated by a 426m-high limestone ridge: The Rock. The Rock of Gibraltar is a sentinel that guards the Straits, and the overtly-British town nestled between the European and African continents. Its atmosphere is all the more familiar due to its helmeted policemen, red pillar boxes, fish and chip shops, traditional pubs and Marks & Spencer shops.

Layers of fortifications on The Rock include the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels. The Europa Point Lighthouse and St. Michael’s limestone cave light show are both well worth seeking out.

Resolutely British for nearly 300 years, Gibraltar’s unique history is of interest but it's the camera-loving Barbary Apes that tend to steal the show.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Sun 01 Dec 2019

Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca is a large, cosmopolitan city, but the former French colonial post still offers those who visit the medina and Old City a taste of the past. The biggest city in Morocco with chic bars and a wide choice of stylish restaurants Casablanca often has a southern European feel. The Old Medina is small, but the crowded streets and tiny, overcrowded shops are an explorer’s paradise. The attractive art-deco Ville Nouvelle is a legacy from the city’s French past, and the enchanting Rialto Cinema is also worth discovering.

Casablanca’s Jewish Museum, the only one of its kind in the Islamic world, offers excellent exhibits of Morocco’s ancient synagogues, cemeteries and other Jewish landmarks. However, it’s the breath-taking Hassan II Mosque that dominates the city. Built on a rocky outcrop, it can accommodate over 25,000 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in the courtyard. The 210m minaret is the tallest in the world: from the top a laser beam points the way to Mecca at night. Guided tours can be made of the vast and impressive interior.

The simply styled Chapel of São José de Alcalar is not to be missed, while the impressive Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), built in the 15th century on top of a hill, stands out on the city’s skyline. The church was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake, but retains its beautiful original Gothic portal and azulejo tiles.

To the south of the town Rocha Beach, backed by ochre cliffs, is worth a stroll and skirts the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Mon 02 Dec 2019

Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz - one of Europe's most ancient cities - hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Now into its fourth millennium, Cádiz's fascinating Old Town district is home to huge stone walls from the 1500s and the beautifully crafted 18th century Cádiz Cathedral.

Boasting over 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, traditionally used for spotting ships; traditional tapas bars serving delicious traditional cuisine and local seafood; and fascinating maritime history; Cádiz offers a plethora of authentic sights and experiences. The winding streets assume the feel of a carnival, packed-out with friendly locals and humming to the sounds of upbeat alegrías (flamenco songs).

Cádiz is also the gateway to the stunning city of Seville, with its maze of courtyards, atmosphere old quarters and ornate churches and cathedrals

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Tue 03 Dec 2019

Lisbon, Portugal
Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Decimated by an earthquake in 1755, modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.

The city’s bridges include the Ponte 25 de Abril similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco and the Ponte Vasco da Gama, which includes over 11km of viaducts. Lisbon’s many fascinating museums, include the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Coach Museum and the Carmo Archaeological Museum.

Lisbon is also a shopper’s paradise, with the Centro Commercial Colombo the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian peninsula and the elegant Avenidas Novas, full of upmarket shops. Alternatively, there bargains to be had in the local flea market, Campo de Santa Clara. Don't miss the chance to sample iconic egg tarts at Pasteis de Belém too.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Wed 04 Dec 2019

Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal
A short journey from Leixões takes you into the heart of Oporto, with its fortress-like Cathedral and the Baroque Church of Clérigos. Head to the historic Ribeira District, where the narrow, cobbled lanes wind their way down to the Douro River. Don’t forget to visit one of the many wine cellars for a taste of the tipple named after the city, Port. On the ground floor of the Museu Romantico is the Port Wine Institute, where port is served with great ceremony.

Oporto sits deep in the gorge of the River Douro and on the riverside dominated by the two-level Luis I bridge it’s possible to look up at the narrow old town streets climbing out of the valley. Pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs line the streets, mixed with neo-classical buildings and wonderful baroque churches. Dominating the centre of the city is the fortress-like Cathedral, which is worth visiting for the views alone.Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. Decimated by an earthquake in 1755, modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Thu 05 Dec 2019

Cruising
Relax on board as you sail back towards the UK

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Fri 06 Dec 2019

Crusing
Enjoy your last day on-board.

L, D, AI, EB, AT

Sat 07 Dec 2019

Liverpool
Disembark the ship after breakfast and make your way home.

EB

L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included, AI=All Inclusive, EB=English Breakfast, AT=Afternoon Tea

Prices:

Inside 2 berth cabin from           £1319.00.00 per person

Outside 2 berth cabin from         £1489.00 per person

 

Inside 1 berth cabin from           £1879.00 per person

 

Your Cruise Price includes:

  • Cabin Accommodation as chosen - cabin number will be advised upon confirmation

  • Hot & Cold Buffet Breakfast each morning

  • Lunch - Buffet or a la carte (on-board the ship)

  • Afternoon Tea (on-board the ship)

  • 5-Course à la Carte Dinner

  • Late Night Buffet

  • Self-Service Tea & Coffee

  • Varied Daytime Activities

  • Lectures & Talks

  • Swimming Pools

  • Jacuzzis & Gyms

  • Choice of Live Evening Entertainment

 

Greatdays Holidays Added Value - Included for you at no extra cost

  • All Inclusive Drinks-Package*

  • Gratuities

  • Port Parking at Liverpool or Eavesway Travel coach transer from designated pick-up points

 

*The All Inclusive Drinks Package includes selected beers, house wines by the glass, spirits and soft drinks plus tea and coffee in the restaurants and buffet areas.  Many premium drinks and cocktails will be available at a 50% discount. Drinks subject to availability, only 1 drink may be ordered at a time and are for the consumption of the those who have the drinks package included.

 

Drinks ordered on room service, (other than those listed in room); mini-bar; drinks bought ashore, Bookmark Cafe chocolates and beverages, all speciality coffees are excluded from the drinks package.

 

Additional Information

 

A 15% deposit per person is due on confirmaton.

Balance will be due 15 weeks prior to travel.

 

You can request either the early dinner sitting (18.15hrs) or late sitting (20.30hrs) at time of booking and we will endeavour to  book this with Fred Olsen but please be aware that the time is subject to availabilty and is not guaranteed.

 

Please note that we are unable to offer insurance on this cruise but please contact 247 Travel Insurance on the following number 02392 419 044 and quote reference GRE0578 for a personalized quotation.  Insurance must be purchased prior to travel in order for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to allow boarding, should you book your cruise and not be able to get insurance, deposits are none-refundable.

 

A variety of shore excursions are available in each port and are booked directly with Fred Olsen closer to departure.

 

Please select the number of passengers before proceeding.

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