Black Watch
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Black Watch, Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries ex Liverpool Return
Selected Sailing Date: 27 Oct 2018
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Liverpool roundtrip aboard Black Watch.

Leave the colder, wetter weather and grey skies of autumn behind and escape to the sun-kissed islands and spectacular landscapes of the Canaries on this fantastic fortnight away from it all aboard Black Watch.

During your incredible exploration of the Canaries, the awe-inspiring diversity of four of the Atlantic archipelago’s most popular and beautiful destinations will be yours to experience to the full. A call into Arrecife will offer you the chance to explore Lanzarote’s lunar-like volcanic landscapes and visit the dramatic Fire Mountains; or perhaps uncover gorgeous saltwater lagoon of Jameos Del Agua Cave, while Las Palmas will serve as your gateway to discovering Gran Canaria's many highlights. The oasis-like sand dunes of Maspalomas Beach, the tranquil Agaete Valley and the charming towns of Teror and Arucas all feature highly on the ‘must-visit’ list. In Tenerife you can take the chance to ride a cable car up majestic Mount Teide – the world’s third highest volcano – for views you’ll never forget; marvel at the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar; or simply relax on the inviting golden beaches, all before ending your Canarian adventures on the ‘pretty island’ of La Palma – an UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve of soaring volcanos, prehistoric forests and verdant craters.

You’ll also take in the breathtaking sights of another of Macaronesia’s magnificent islands, Madeira. You can embark on an exploration of the unique levada walking trails and take in the Portuguese island’s lush landscapes; or perhaps ride a cable car to the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Not to be missed is the chance to take in the astonishing Atlantic Ocean views on offer from atop Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs. For something a little less adventurous, why not head to Funchal's world-famous Reid’s Hotel for a sumptuous afternoon tea. On the Portuguese mainland there are attractions galore to discover too, calling into two fine cities. In Lisbon, take the day to explore on foot, via the tram or even by tuk-tuk and you won’t be disappointed by the architectural delights – such as the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery – and the charming cafés on offer. From Leixões be sure to take a tour to the Oporto to explore the UNESCO-listed historic heart of the second city and stop by an abundance of famous port wine cellars.

Highlights of this cruise:

Liverpool, UK
Liverpool - the home of The Beatles - is one of Britain's most iconic and interesting cities.

Lisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Benefitting from Gran Canaria's gorgeous climate and year-round warmth, Las Palmas is one of the Canary Island's most popular destinations, attracting thousands of sun-seekers every year who visit the island to relax on the abundance of golden-sand beaches and immerse themselves in the diverse range of cultures.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting tourism for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.

Santa Cruz, La Palma
Santa Cruz is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the entire archipelago.

Funchal, Madeira
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal
Set on the banks of the River Douro, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Oporto is truly beautiful, with pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs, neo-classical buildings and wonderful baroque churches. Famous for it's Port Wine production, Oporto is home to a host of renowned Port producers including Cockburn's, Taylor's and Sandeman.