Day 1 (October 8th): MÁLAGA
Reception of the group at the port at 16.00 h. and handing over of the documentation and travel pack. Departure time is scheduled at 19.00 h. Meeting on board and presentation of the group and the activities. Dinner at the assigned restaurant.
Day 2 (October 9th): CADIZ
Arrival at 07.30 h. Departure at 17.30 h.
Sanlucar de Barrameda is the gastronomic capital of 2022. We will go there and taste its prawns, shrimp omelettes and, of course, its "manzanilla" wine.
Day 3 (October 10th): LISBON
Arrival at 09.00 h. Departure at 19.00 h.
A visit to the city, its "barrio alto", "Al fama", monument to the discoverers, etc. is required before heading to a restaurant to try some quality Portuguese specialities, beyond the Portuguese-style cod, but of course without forgetting it.
Day 4 (October 11th): GIBRALTAR
Arrival at 14.00 h. Departure at 20.00 h.
It is difficult to offer gastronomy, but we can always eat the nice "fish and chips" and stroll through its British streets, do some shopping, etc. Tonight we propose the first of the "special dinners".
Day 5 (12th October): SAILING
Day to enjoy the ship and its facilities at leisure. In the afternoon, after a good meal, coffee and nap, we will meet for a wine tasting with Italian wines in the ship's lounge. Afterwards there will be time to continue the conversation or enjoy the show. Dinner at the assigned restaurant.
Day 6 (October 13th): VALENCIA
Arrival at 08.00 h. Departure at 19.00 h.
Today we propose to visit the GIAHS territory of the Homegrown of Valencia, its Albufera (lagoon) and of course, taste the real paella. A walk through the city centre before returning on board.
Day 7 (October 14th): BARCELONA
Arrival at 08.00 h. Departure at 13.00 h.
Option visit to Torres Winery in El Penedes, vineyard and tasting of 3 wines + lunch in a local restaurant + transfer to the airport: (100€)
After disembarkation transfer to El Penedes area. Discover Familia Torres through a visit to the winery where some of the most emblematic wines are born.
We will show you first-hand the meticulous process in a complete visit in which we will also focus on the vineyards, their environment and the history of this family that has been dedicated to the care of the vine for more than 150 years. We will taste 3 varieties of their wines. Afterwards transfer to a local restaurant to enjoy a meal of local products. Transfer back to the port.
Day 8 (15 October): SAVONA (GENOVA)
Arrival at 09.00 h. Departure at 16.30 h.
Optional excursion: Genoa, focaccia and pesto (125€)
Discover the treasures and tantalizing flavours of Genoa during this sightseeing tour of the city, and a memorable pesto-making demonstration and tasting at the renowned Zeffirino restaurant. Meet your guide and board your coach for a brief panoramic tour. Get off and start with a stroll through Caruggi, the medieval centre, the largest of its kind in Europe. The cobbled streets and alleys reveal hidden treasures at every turn. Historic sites abound and your tour includes photo stops at the most notable attractions. Piazza Ferrari is bustling with activity. It is the heart of the city, surrounded by public buildings, the 19th century Stock Exchange and the neoclassical opera house, one of the largest in Italy. In front of this majestic colonnaded building, you will find a majestic equestrian statue of Garibaldi. Continue to the old harbour front, redesigned and modernised by the renowned Genoese architect Renzo Piano. The renovated waterfront has been transformed into a lush hub of shops, restaurants and attractions. Head to Piazza del Caricamento to see the 13th-century Palazzo di San Giorgio, then continue along Piazza Dante to the small house known as Casa di Colombo. This is where Columbus spent his childhood and the place was restored as part of the White House Millennium Project 'Saving America's Treasures'. Enter the 16th century Palazzo Ducale, once the residence of the Doges and later used to house the courts. Nearby is the Chiesa del Gesù, a former Jesuit church built in the 16th century. As you approach the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, you will be struck by its spectacular Gothic façade.
Next, head to the Zeffirino restaurant. Family-owned since 1939, with its nondescript décor, chandeliers, quaint genre paintings and waiters in dark suits expertly placing each portion on the table, Zeffirino lives up to its previous publicity by offering definitive Mediterranean seafood and its world-famous pesto. During your visit, Zeffirino's chef will show you the secrets of making authentic pesto sauce. The pesto demonstration is followed by a light lunch of pesto, fresh fish and a delicate dessert.
Re-board the bus to return to the port.
Please note: This tour requires moderate walking, and is not recommended for guests who are in a wheelchair. There is a flight of stairs to access the restaurant, but a lift is available.
How about spending the afternoon sipping an Aperol Spitz by the pool? Dinner at the assigned restaurant.
Day 9 (October 16): MARSEILLE
Arrival at 09.00 h. Departure at 17.00 h.
Marseille: Optional excursion to Aix-en-Provence with cheese and wine tasting (115€)
Fall in love with the idyllic landscapes of the French countryside on the journey to Aix-en-Provence. You will discover the local charms and flavours with a delicious tasting of a selection of wines accompanied by cheeses made from local ingredients using traditional methods. During your free time, you can follow in Cézanne's footsteps by visiting his studio, where he painted some of his greatest and most ambitious works, or stroll along the Cours Mirabeau, a lively boulevard shaded by 200-year-old plane trees lined with cafés, bookshops and splendid mansions. Before returning to the ship, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of Marseille and free time in the Vieux Port. There you can fall in love with the unique atmosphere of this corner of the city.
Time to relax and go down to dinner for the second "special dinner" on the penultimate night on board.
Day 10 (17 October): SAILING
Day to enjoy the ship and its facilities at leisure. In the afternoon, after a good meal, coffee and nap, we will have an appointment for a wine tasting with Italian wines in the ship's lounge. Afterwards there will be time to continue the conversation or enjoy the show. Dinner at the assigned restaurant and the last night on board.
Day 12 (October 19): MALAGA
Arrival at 09.00 h. Coordination of the return home according to city of origin and means of transport. Airport transfer option: +15€. End of the trip.
On board you will be able to enjoy more gastronomic experiences such as: teppanyaki, sushi bar, grill, etc.