14-Night Porto to Bridgetown
PORTO TO BRIDGETOWN
ASPIRE TO GREATER TRAVELSThe island life calls to you from Europe to the Caribbean on this TransAtlanic journey that includes crossing the Tropic of Cancer. Paradise awaits with the chance to witness the sunset between the UNESCO-designated Piton Mountains amid a bay of azure waters and a tropical climate.
14-Night Porto to Bridgetown
Oct 04, 2022 / 14 nights
Starting FROM $3,499 per person
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Oct 04 Porto (Leixoes) Portugal Depart: 6:00PM
Porto (Leixoes) Portugal
Along the Douro River in the north of Portugal lies Porto, the country’s second-largest city. It may be renowned for its port wine – the Ferreira Caves being one such famed cellar and one of the oldest port wine cellars in Portugal – but the city contains so much more for the explorer spirit to discover. Starting in the port of Leixões, your journey takes you to the Dom Luis I bridge, a direct link to Ribeira, Porto’s oldest district. One of Porto’s most significant sites, the Livraria Lello, is filled with historical, architectural, and literary importance, containing a world of books that any bibliophile traveler will find exciting.
Oct 05 Lisbon, Portugal Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 6:00PM
Portugal’s capital Lisbon comes alive with a rich history seen in every nook and cranny of the city. From the resting place of famous explorer Vasco de Gama at Jeronimos Monastery to the impressive turrets of São Jorge Castle dating all the way back to second century B.C.E., Lisbon offers a deep dive into the past to satiate the most curious travelers.
While Western Europe’s oldest city boasts an array of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, that does not mean it has remained stuck in the past. On the contrary, the colorful culture and vibrant life that runs throughout the city’s restaurants, shops, and rooftop bars make it buzz with infectious energy. Taking a tuk tuk through its hard-to-reach passages allows you to experience Lisbon as the locals do.
Oct 06 At Sea
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore
Oct 07 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 3:00PM
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
The lava-formed landscapes of the island of Madeira call out to explorers to discover its lush scenery and rugged coastlines. The island’s capital and biggest town, Funchal, offers invigorating adventures like an elevated cable car ride ascending the green slopes up to Monte for incredible sky-high views. As you rise to the top you see a sprawling, lively city and at the end of the ride, the Madeira Botanical Gardens await with enchanting flora. You can find your way back down with a wooden toboggan ride. For the full Madeira experience, visit the Old Blandy Wine Lodge, a winery that has been in business for over 200 years.
Oct 08 Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands Arrive: 12:00PM Depart: 6:00PM
Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Formed off the coast of Morocco, the volcanic Canary Islands offer rugged and captivating landscapes with black and white sand beaches. The port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a rich combination of historical architecture and modern design, leads the way to exploration of the islands, sometimes referred to as the Canaries.
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, lies off the northwest coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. A walk along the Santa Cruz promenade comes with views of lush green flora and rocky mountain peaks against blue sky. Playa Jardin offers spectacular views of black sand dotted with verdant palm trees and the deep blue waters of the Atlantic lapping against the shore, creating a vibrant picture of paradise.
Mount Teide, the highest point of elevation in Spain, offers breathtaking views with a short cable car ride up near its summit. The active volcano offers fertile grounds that are home to over 150 plant species, making it a colorful landscape you will not want to miss. Its walking paths give you the chance to challenge your muscles to the ultimate hike.
The cuisine of the Canary Islands is a rich and savory mix of Spanish, African, and Latin-American foods. Even one of its staple foods, bananas, originated in Asia. This cultural combination of foods makes eating in the Canaries an adventure of its own. With flavors of fish, rice, meat, and locally grown fruits and vegetables, your taste buds will never be bored.
Oct 12 Crossing Tropic of Cancer Arrive: 12:00PM Depart: 2:00PM
Crossing Tropic of Cancer
At the northernmost point of the Earth, the sun’s rays can appear directly overhead at local noon. It’s an exhilarating adventure crossing the ocean where a single line of demarcation plays such a significant role in the geography’s seasons.
Oct 17 Pitons Bay, Saint Lucia Arrive: 5:30AM Depart: 10:00PM
Pitons Bay, Saint Lucia
While Saint Lucia on its own is a stunning destination, its crowning jewel is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pitons. These mountain peaks are such an iconic sight, you can easily pick them out from any array of photos. Aboard a small ship, you can get closer to the Pitons Bay. As the day comes to an end and the sunlight begins to dwindle, you’re treated to a marvelous view. There are few sights that evoke the same feeling of watching the sun dip low between the Piton Mountain peaks and disappear into the horizon.
Oct 17 Castries, Saint Lucia Arrive: 8:00AM Depart: 4:00PM
Castries, Saint Lucia
Known as the emerald jewel of the Caribbean for its mountainous and lush landscape, the island nation of St. Lucia provides an enchanting backdrop for a perfect tropical expedition. As you enter Castries, not far from the port lies a vibrant and bustling market where local vendors sell their produce and colorful crafts. A quick water taxi ride from Rodney Bay to Marigot Bay takes you to an enticing, secret getaway. Among its most visited sites are the Sulphur Springs, part of the Qualibou caldera, located within St. Lucia’s famed volcanic peaks, the Pitons (also a World UNESCO Heritage Site). The true magic happens as you watch the sun go down between the peaks of the Piton Mountains, as you understand why this tiny Caribbean island is such a gem.
Oct 18 Bridgetown, Barbados Arrive: 8:00AM
The historic capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, contains centuries of colonial architecture that display the spread of the British Empire. The Barbados Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of many old buildings filled with the fascinating history of how the island grew into what it is today. Lying along the southwest coast of Carlisle Bay, it also offers beautiful and serene beach scenes with soft, white sand. And it’s an enticing destination with ancient shipwrecks to dive and explore near the coast, like the S.S. Stavronikita, one of the most popular dive sites in the entire Caribbean. A trip to Barbados is not complete without a sampling of the local rum at St. Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest distilleries in the Caribbean.
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