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Braemar
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Braemar, Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux ex Southampton Roundtrip
Ship: Braemar
Selected Sailing Date: 23 Jul 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $1,899.00
Outside Cabin: AU $2,199.00
Balcony: AU $4,199.00
Suite: AU $4,699.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
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Special Inclusions

** SAVE in Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale **
Take advantage of reduced fares PLUS €200 per room FREE on-shore spending money.

Uncover the highlights of attraction-packed cities in France and Spain with ease, thanks to smaller-sized Braemar’s ability to dock closer to the heart of each destination on your itinerary.
In Bordeaux, your exploration begins at the end of your ship’s gangway; discover historical monuments and fascinating museums in the UNESCO-listed centre of this fabulous French city during an overnight stay.
Three gorgeous cities in Spain’s picturesque north await – visit Santander, gateway to the Picos Mountains and the Altamira Caves; Avilés for the Óscar Niemeyer centre and delicious cider; and La Coruña, starting point for tours to Santiago de Compostela.

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 8 night Bordeaux & Spain cruise aboard Braemar roundtrip from Southampton, England
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes


Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 28May19 and subject to change. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are per person twin share based on Saver Fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Gratuities are payable on board and will be charged at £4.00 per person per day. Guests can vary the amount on board at the ship's Reception. Gratuities cannot be paid in advance prior to departure. Cruise fares shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised cruise fares shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Offer valid for sale to 03Jul19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
*FREE On-shore spending money: 200 Euros per room, based on two sharing (100 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale.
Saver Fare Terms and Conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Not combinable with any other offer. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL discretion, and will be advised within the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver Fare


Cruise Description

8 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Braemar.

The highlights of four stunning destinations in France and Spain are made easier to uncover thanks to Braemar’s ability to dock closer to the heart of each city on this incredible itinerary. Fine wine, wonderful architecture, ancient art and much more awaits; take advantage of chances to simply step ashore, explore and discover it all.

Cruising directly into the French city of Bordeaux via the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers in daylight will be an experience to remember, passing by scenes of beautiful countryside and charming historic towns en route. Once docked in Bordeaux, your exploration of the ‘Pearl of Aquitane’ begins at the end of the gangway, courtesy of your ship’s smaller size. Wander into the UNESCO-listed city centre – the largest urban World Heritage Site – and a wealth of highlights will be revealed; Calihau Gate, the Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Place de La Bourse are not-to-be-missed. Your overnight stay in Bordeaux is not complete without sampling the city’s world-famous wine culture too. Visit the Cité du Vin Museum for an immersive insight into the history of French food and wine; or perhaps opt for a tour the Medoc region vineyards, where some of the world’s best wines are expertly crafted.

In Spain, you’ll enjoy three days of discovery in the country’s picturesque northern regions. Scenic Santander boasts miles of glorious coastline and inviting beaches. The Cantabrian capital is also your gateway to the breathtaking Picos de Europa Mountains and the Altamira Caves, which are renowned for their remarkably well preserved prehistoric paintings. In Asturias, the pretty city of Avilés awaits. Here you could visit the world-renowned Óscar Niemeyer International Centre, which your ship will dock alongside; explore the fascinating Old Town; and even sample traditional Asturian cider at a rural cider house. Finally, it’s on to the Galician city of La Coruña. A plethora of impressive landmarks, including the Baroque-style Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules, are within easy reach here, with Braemar docking just 400 metres from the city centre. Further afield, you could head to Santiago de Compostela – one of Christendom’s three global spiritual capitals – on a tour to marvel at the at the city’s simply spectacular cathedral.

Highlights of this cruise:

Bordeaux, France
Widely regarded as the world’s wine capital, the graceful French city of Bordeaux offers far more than just vineyards and claret. Having rid itself of a rather sleepy image over the last decade, Bordeaux is now among one of France's most exciting and dynamic cities. While a sizeable number of its visitors still visit the city to get a taste of what makes this wine-rich region so special, Bordeaux has many other surprising secrets.

Stretched along the banks of the Garonne River, this City of Art and History is home to 362 historic monuments, with some buildings dating back to Roman times. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 2007, Bordeaux’s Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th century mansions and popular art museums, such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, are rare treats to discover. This urban and architectural ensemble includes public gardens that line the curving river quays, and the imposing Place de la Bourse, which overlooks the reflecting pool, Miroir d’Eau.

The Place des Quinconces, one of the largest squares in Europe, is a fine space to while away some hours. Alternatively, other distractions include barista-run coffee shops, delicious food trucks, and exceptional restaurants and, of course, more fine wine than can ever be possibly drunk.

Santander, Spain
Located between Gijon and Bilbao on Spain’s north coast, Santander is an elegant city with impressive buildings set against a natural backdrop of sea and mountains. The belle-époque elegance of Estadio El Sardinero underlines the engaging qualities of Cantabria’s capital.

The Palacio de la Magdalena, once the royal summer residence, sits on the rocky peninsula, while the city centre is home to the octagonal cupola and Gothic cloisters of the Catedral de Santander. Inside is the tomb of Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo, a work by the sculptor Victorio Macho, and under the main chapel lies the crypt of El Cristo, a vaulted chamber with artefacts from the Roman era.

Nearby, the Paseo de Pereda promenade runs along one side of the Jardines de Pereda gardens; the houses with their miradors (balconies) are a favourite feature of this lively boulevard. The beaches in Santander are protected from the wind by the bay, resulting in wonderful, calm waters. Also worth seeing are the Altamira Caves, situated a few miles from the city, which contain some of the most important cave paintings of Quaternary art.

For seafood lovers, the local fried squid or breaded whitebait are a treat, while the popular cocido montañés (stew made of beans, meat and cabbage) is symbolic of this region of Spain.

La Coruña, Spain
The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower. The Paseo Marítimo, a lovely 13km walkway and bike path, runs from the port, around the peninsula, and along the ocean beaches.

The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes, is a popular spot, and features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. The medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are all fine places of interest.

Beyond the historic city is a proud, modern metropolis, which boasts a superb food scene and a buzzing nightlife. The world’s best picnic food, empanadas, and the locally produced beer, Estrella, both demand trying.

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