10 Night Cruise sailing from Barcelona to Lisbon aboard Wind Star.
Embark in the City of Explorers, Lisbon, and dazzle your senses with Spanish treasure—golden Costa del Sol beaches, the Moorish magnificence of the Alhambra, the Roman ruins of Cartagena and Tarragona. Sit at a café in Tangier’s medina sipping mint tea and watching old men play backgammon. Nestle up to the other exclusive yachts in Ibiza’s harbor with some 80 blissful beaches calling your name. Celebrate a dream come true.
Highlights of this cruise:
Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Antoni Gaudí have shaped the city in their Modernisme image, especially in the Gothic Quarter. Stroll Las Ramblas where street artists form human statues and perform acrobatic capoeira.
Tarragona has been a resort town since Roman days and signs of that culture remain all over the city, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a generous amount of medieval architecture spread about, and a trip to the 12th century Problet Monastery is well worth the trip for the inspired architecture and perhaps a glimpse of the monks who still abide there after all these centuries.
Yachts crowd the harbor of Ibiza, though yours still stands out. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous beach resort besides just to say you’ve been. Lose yourself in the history of the UNESCO Old Town, sip sangria over a delicious bowl of fish zarzuela, or snorkel crystalline waters from more than a dozen blue flag beaches.
Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.
Feel the energy of this ancient city where Moroccan, European, and African cultures collide. Known as the “Gateway to Africa,” it’s just 20 miles from Spain but a world away in terms of atmosphere. Watch the Berber women in traditional dress selling goat cheese in the medina as you shop for a rug or tarboosh (fez hat).
Climb to St. George’s Castle for an unforgettable view of mosaic sidewalks, the bustling Alfama, the Tower of Belem, and a thousand diversions to fill your day.
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