9-Night Spain Intensive Voyage
Departing: November 04, 2019 / Azamara Pursuit
Voyage: Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal
Ahh, Spain. A country of amazing architecture, fabulous food, wonderful wines, and an irresistible vibrancy in its culture and people. In fact, at the end of this intensive Spanish voyage with Azamara®, you may find yourself with castanets in your hands, a football jersey on your back, and a bottle of Rioja in your suitcase.
Departing from Barcelona, you’ll first arrive in Valencia, home of impressive Gothic monuments and plazas, the Calatrava-designed City of Arts & Sciences, and a perfect paella. Wander along Cartagena’s Calle Mayor for modern architecture and traditional tapas, and head to Conception Castle for stunning views of the city and harbor.
Next, it’s on to Granada, where the Alhambra palace and fortress complex is an absolute must visit. A late-night stay in the city also gives you lots of time to sample your way through the many delicious (and complimentary) tapas that usually come with each drink you order. Visit the exceptional museums of Malaga—the Picasso is a standout—and eat, drink, and shop all through the historic city center.
In Cadiz, explore Doñana National Park, stroll through the Old Town barrios and narrow alleyways, and see how many watchtowers you can count along the way. With an overnight stay in Seville, there’s plenty of time to visit the ornate Alcázar complex, Seville Cathedral (the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the final resting place of Christopher Columbus), and catch a flamenco performance.
The journey ends with yet another overnight stay, this time in Lisbon, Portugal. Take a sidecar tour of the city, go on a day trip to Sintra, and treat yourself to some of the finest ports from the Douro Valley.