Savour the Iberian lifestyle with a dash of Morocco

Savour the wonders of southern Spain and Portugal with a taste of North Africa on this eight-day Adventure Cruising tour. Explore the historic sites of three vastly different countries linked by a shared Moorish history, from the Old Town houses of Ronda to the ancient fortifications of the Castle of Silves. In between daily excursions there will be time to stretch out on the deck of your comfortable small ship or indulge in the cafe cultures of iconic cities. This blend of cultural activities and sun-soaked leisure make this trip the perfect choice for travellers who want to experience the Iberian lifestyle with a dash of Morocco.

Is this trip right for you?

This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30—50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about and Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. Ancient sites and historic places frequently feature cobbled streets and uneven ground that you may have to navigate in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort

There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Welcome to Malaga! Embarkation begins at 3 pm, but there is plenty to explore in this energetic and creative city if you arrive with time to spare. The hillside Castle of Gibralfaro offers amazing views over the city and is a lovely place to while away a few idle hours. After boarding the vessel in the afternoon, settle in and listen to a safety and welcome briefing. Get to know your fellow travellers over an on-board dinner before setting sail for Puerto Banus overnight. Special Information Luggage can be dropped off at the ship from midday. Feel free to explore Malaga at your leisure until boarding commences at 3 pm for a 4 pm departure.
Go ashore and drive to Ronda in the morning, then set out on a guided walking tour of the Old and New Town. Set high above the deep El Tajo Gorge, Ronda is a spectacular town (and photographers dream) which has long been a magnet for artists and bohemians. Visit a bodega just out of town for lunch and a wine tasting before returning to Puerto Banus for some free time. Sail overnight to Tangier, Morocco.
Today the group breaks up into smaller parties for a day tour of Tangier. Explore the medina with a local guide, sip mint tea at Cafe Hafa and perhaps lunch with the group during an optional meal of Moroccan favourites. After you’re all shopped out, continue to the Caves of Hercules, where the hero rested according to Roman and Greek legend. Overnight at port.
Rise and shine for an early drive to Chefchaouen, the famous blue-washed city that sits below the Rif Mountains. The blue buildings provide a dramatic juxtaposition to the surrounding countryside and it’s no wonder photographers flock to the city. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful cobbled laneways and buzzing squares before returning to the boat in Tangier. Cruise overnight to Seville.
Spend the day in Seville on a walking tour with a local guide and learn a little of the history behind the awe-inspiring architecture. With both Christian and Moorish influences, Seville is an architectural haven. Do what you please with a free afternoon. Perhaps visit the eponymous gothic cathedral where Christopher Columbus is entombed. Or maybe you’d prefer to hit a flamenco club for a little dancing before returning to the ship tonight. Cruise towards Huelva overnight.
Cool off with a swim in the morning at a beach en route to Huelva. After lunch, disembark in Huelva and take a bus to Moguer. Visit Santa Clara Monastery, a complex which includes a 14th-century gothic church and a functional 18th-century monastery. Continue to El Rabida where replicas of the boats Christopher Columbus' sailed on his colonial missions are on display. Spend some time exploring the site before returning to the boat. The early evening is at your leisure in Huelva. Sail overnight to Portimao.
Arrive in Portimao in the morning. Take a trip inland to Silves, a town largely destroyed by a 17th-century earthquake. Explore the centuries-old Moorish Castle of Silves complex, visit the 13th-century Silves Cathedral (built by Alfonso X of Castile) and admire the 15th-century Silves Bridge. Take a walking tour of Lagos' walled Old Town before returning to Portimao for dinner on board. Overnight at port.
Disembark in Portimao after breakfast and transfer by bus to Lisbon. Your Adventure Cruising tour ends on arrival in central Lisbon at about midday.
Itineraries are subject to change.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Main Deck Double

$5,580 NZD pp

Main Deck Twin

$5,580 NZD pp

Upper Deck Premium Twin/Double

$6,085 NZD pp

Upper Deck Triple

$6,430 NZD pp

Main Deck Twin

$5,580 NZD pp

Main Deck Double

$5,580 NZD pp

Upper Deck Premium Twin/Double

$6,085 NZD pp

Upper Deck Triple

$6,430 NZD pp

Main Deck Twin

$5,580 NZD pp

Main Deck Double

$5,580 NZD pp

Upper Deck Premium Twin/Double

$6,085 NZD pp

Upper Deck Triple

$6,430 NZD pp

Harmony V

Vessel Type:  Motor Yacht

Length:  55 metres

Passenger Capacity:  49 

Built:  2009

Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 179 feet of comfort, beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, contemporary state of the art Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name HARMONY V, waving her Greek flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 10 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Harmony V loves to seduce her select 49 guests with her sleek lines and ample deck space redefining what yachting was meant to be. A spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, large windows offering pristine views of all destinations, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360° views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with likeminded travelers in` our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to your cabin-sanctuary all offering windows or portholes connecting you with Mother Nature’s wonders. Harmony V’s experienced crew of 18 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience.

Home at Sea Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge - Bar, Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant, Audiovisual in Lounge, Mini library, Beach Towels, Snorkeling equipment, Kayak, Board Games, Swimming Platform, Wi-Fi 

Comfort Zone Windows: upper & main deck cabins, Triple Occupancy cabins: Category A, Flat-Screen TV, Mini Safe, Mini Fridge, CD & DVD player, En suite bathroom with shower, Individually controlled A/C, Hairdryers, Telephone for internal use, Central music

Cabin layout for Harmony V

Inclusions


The land price of your trip includes:

All accommodation as listed in the Essential Trip Information
All transport listed in the Essential Trip Information
Sightseeing and meals as listed in the Essential Trip Information
The services of a group leader as described in the Essential Trip Information
None

Exclusions


The land price of your trip does not include:

International or internal flights unless specified
Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
Meals other than those specified in the Essential Trip Information
Visa and passport fees
Travel insurance
Optional activities and all personal expenses
None
Harmony V
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$5,580 NZD pp

Highlights

• Savour Andalusian wine varietals and sample local snacks in a tiny bodega (boutique grocer) on the outskirts of clifftop Ronda.

• Let a local guide you through the labyrinthian medina in Tangier, pointing out the best stalls and guiding you to our favourite local cafe.

• Spend a full day exploring Seville, including a walking tour with a local guide and free time to discover this flamboyant city independently.

• Explore the 14th-century Santa Clara Monastery, a beautiful complex with ties to Christopher Columbus, on an afternoon trip ashore to Moguer.

• Wander the ancient Moorish fortifications of the Castle of Silves and get stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the hilltop complex.

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