Spanish Explorer Transatlantic Cruise

From $1999 (was $2449)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

20 Days
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The colorful hills of Lisbon. The formidable Moorish fortresses of Cádiz. The brilliant architecture of Barcelona. The fine art and cuisine of Zaragoza. And the iconic sights of Madrid. Experience the best of Spain and the Portuguese coast on this one-of-a-kind cruise tour!

Trip Includes

  • Miami
  • Azores Islands
  • Lisbon
  • Cádiz
  • Málaga
  • Cartagena
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Barcelona
  • Zaragoza
  • Madrid
Cruise Accommodations
  • 15 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Select meals on the land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

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For US citizens, no visa is required for any country on this tour. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity after the end of the tour is required.

Guests who are not US citizens should consult their own departments of state to ensure they have the necessary travel documents to visit the USA, Portugal, and Spain. Guests who wish to book the optional excursion to Collioure should also ensure they have the necessary travel documents to visit France.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk the ancient streets of the dazzling Spanish island city of Palma de Mallorca

  • Take note of Cartagena’s Carthagian, Roman, Vandal, Visigoth, and Moorish influences

  • Enjoy a guided tour and a full day at leisure in the spectacular city of Barcelona

  • Tour Zaragoza and Madrid, two cities full of wonderful food, culture, and architecture

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This cabin type is sold out, but other cabin types are still available. Please select a different cabin type or call a travel consultant at 877-332-6185 to book this tour.

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Spanish Explorer Transatlantic Cruise

Tours Starts: Miami, Florida

Tours Ends: Madrid, Spain

Day 1

Arrive in Miami and Embark on the Epic (Depart 4:00 PM)

Depart this afternoon on Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning Norwegian Epic. Your trip across the Atlantic will be full of delicious food, industry-leading entertainment, and a comfortable cabin to lay down at the end of your fun-filled days at sea. Get settled into your room tonight as you set sail to Europe!

Days 2 – 7

At Sea

Day 8

Ponte Delgada, Azores (12:00 PM noon – 8:00 PM)

Ponta Delgada is a stunning island city best known for its historic buildings, vibrant green hillsides, friendly people, and confections made with the unique Azorean pineapple. The soil on the island is perfect to grow the tropical fruit, but the unpredictable weather necessitates the use of greenhouses. This process produces a slow growing but very sweet pineapple you must try in a local cake, mousse, or chutney!

Day 9 & 10

At Sea

Day 11

Lisbon, Portugal (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Welcome to Portugal’s hilly coastal capital, watched over by 7 picturesque hills. The peaks’ view of Lisbon’s historic cobblestoned streets and stately ruins, mixed seamlessly with the modern world that grew up around them, is one of Europe’s prettiest. Make sure to come to Lisbon hungry, as their restaurants take scrumptious advantage of their tremendous variety of fresh local seafood and succulent Alentejan beef.

Day 12

Cádiz, Spain (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz was founded in 1104 BC and has retained its historic appeal. Take in well preserved ancient streets, seaside fortresses, and Moorish architecture infused with the easygoing energy of southern Spain.

Day 13

Málaga, Spain (7:00 AM – 8:00 PM)

Loaded with history and brimming with vibrant energy, the city that gave the world Picasso remains a wonderful place to visit. Explore exciting art galleries, eat some of Spain’s finest beachside cuisine, see the spectacular “one armed” Renaissance cathedral La Manquita, or enjoy Málaga’s massive hilltop Moorish fortresses known as Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro.

Day 14

Cartagena, Spain (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Spend the day in Cartagena, a strikingly beautiful city overflowing with culture and history. Among its 12 museums, 10 landmark buildings, and innumerable churches and monuments, you'll see evidence of Carthagian, Roman, Vandal, Visigoth, Moorish, and modern influences.

Day 15

Palma de Mallorca (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Welcome to Palma de Mallorca, the island city off the Spanish mainland. Don’t miss Palma’s Old City, which you can find behind the iconic 13th century La Seu Cathedral. The Old City consists of narrow, quiet streets that highlight the area’s Moorish past.

Day 16

Disembarkation in Barcelona and City Tour (5:00 AM)

Disembark in Barcelona, and then get to know the largest city on the Mediterranean with a city tour. Barcelona was originally settled over 7,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the Romans claimed the town as a military camp around 15 BC that it grew into a position of prominence. You can see Barcelona’s Roman influence and medieval buildings throughout the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the old city. Barcelona is home to several impressive works of the famous Antoni GaudÍ, including the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Batlló. The evening is yours to enjoy until guests are invited to sit down for a delicious included dinner at the hotel. Get acquainted with your traveling companions and learn about what to expect during your Spanish land tour. (B, D)

SB Plaza Europe or Similar

Day 17

Barcelona Leisure Day

You'll be mesmerized by this thoroughly modern city where Roman ruins live next door to sophisticated high-rises, innovative exhibition spaces, and one of the world’s most impressive sports complexes. A spectacular display of architecture, Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a long, sandy coastline, fabulous food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and terrific shopping. Use your leisure time in to enjoy the world-famous Las Ramblas, Olympic Park, and views from Montjuic. (B)

SB Plaza Europe or Similar

Full-Day Tour to CollioureFull-Day Tour to Collioure:

Take a guided tour and enjoy an included lunch as well as leisure time in picturesque Collioure, a French seaside village with a strong Catalan culture - just $129p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 18

Zaragoza City Tour

Continue on to Zaragoza, home to some of Spain’s finest food, art, and Moorish-Gothic Mudéjar architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of this ancient city overlooking the Ebro River. See the Basilica del Pilar, a stunning Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. Cross the Ebro via an historic stone bridge, and enjoy exterior views of the Aljafería Palace and Cathedral of the Saviour. (B, D)

Eurostars Boston or similar

Day 19

Madrid City Tour and Farewell Dinner

This morning we transfer to Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Tour Madrid's most historic and iconic sights including Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol, and el Retiro. Take in views of the Royal Palace and El Prado museum, and enjoy the grand architecture and pristine boulevards that are spread throughout the city. Tonight, enjoy a delicious included Farewell Feast with your fellow travelers. (B, D)

Hotel Ganivet or similar

Day 20

Depart for Home (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

A stateroom priced just right, with the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Two beds connect to make a queen-sized bed. Plus separate bathroom and shower make it easier to get ready. Approximately 128 sq. ft. Stateroom images, square footage, and configurations are representative only. Actual accommodations may vary.

Balcony Stateroom

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony with sweeping views. So enjoy beautiful sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and a cozy and comfortable room designed with you in mind. Approximately 204-221 sq. ft. Stateroom images, square footage, and configurations are representative only. Actual accommodations may vary.

Norwegian Cruise Line Epic Deck Plans

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