2017 - The Canary Islands Discovery from Gran Canaria Island
Embark on a 7 night / 8 day cruise program showing this 10 islands archipelago - a perfect fit for our small ships with a tremendous bio and cultural diversity and perfect weather conditions. Variety Cruises guests on board the 49-passenger M/Y Harmony V will sail this program from December to March which is the best period to visit the Canary Islands with temperatures not exceeding 22/ 23 degrees Celsius and when winds are at their lowest. Highlights include La Gomera Island, the second smallest island of the Archipelago, a circular island with volcanic origin with its 1,500 high peak in the center was Christopher Columbus last stop before crossing the ocean on his way to the Americas. The whistled speech or silbo gomero is still used by the locals to communicate with each other. Tenerife with its laurel forests dating from the tertiary period, the Giant Cliffs rock formation and the Cave of wind, a lava tube which is 17 km long, a journey into the earth. The impressive Volcanoe route in La Palma and the Caldera del Tuburiente National Park. The white washed houses of Yiaza and the National Park of Timanfaya - also known as Moutains of fire - and the wineries producing the white Malvasia ines in Lanzarote. Variety Cruises is offering a dual embarkation option, with Saturdays sailings from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or a Sunday embarkation from Tenerife - South Airport -
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria- Gran Canaria Island
Embarkation between 14.30 (2.30 pm) and 16:00 (4.00pm) (late embarkation is possible until 23:00). After you board, you will enjoy a welcome drink followed by an evening dinner. Overnight at sea to Los Cristianos port - South Tenerife.
Day 2: Los Christianos Port- South Tenerife
In the morning we arrive in Los Cristianos Port, South Tenerife, bustling with life due to its wide range of bars, restaurants and resorts. Enjoy swimming at nearby beaches or go on an optional half day excursion to Mount Teide. This fantastic tour begins with an ascent from sea-level to 2370 meters into Canadas National Park, where we find the highest peak in Spain. At the foot of the volcano, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of Ucanca Valley, and witness one of the biggest craters in the world. Overnight in port.
Day 3: Los Christianos Port, South Tenerife - Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma
Early morning arrival in Santa Cruz de la Palma. Optional full day excursion visiting the historic old town of Santa Cruz de La Palma and to TABURIENTE NATIONAL PARK to visit the museum. Then travel towards the crater itself (weather permitting). A visit to EL PASO, a nice traditional Canary village will take place just in time before we stop in a restaurant for an inclusive lunch. The tour continues to visit La Glorieta near Las Manchas and arrival at the VOLCANO SAN ANTONIO for an optional walk to the volcano rim. Overnight in Port.
Day 4: Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Early morning sailing and arrival in Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera Island. Upon morning arrival in Valle Gran Rey de La Gomera. ?here you can participate in the optional half day excursion passing through the villages of Arure and Valle Hermoso to reach the small village of Rosas, where you can enjoy a demonstration of the famous Gomera whistling language. Continue to the Garajonay National Park, declared as Universal Patrimony by the UNESCO. Evening sailing to Tenerife.
Day 5: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
We arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the morning. Optional half day excursion to Santa Cruz and La Laguna, former capital of Tenerife and UNESCO Heritage Site. Beginning in the central Plaza del Adelantado which is surrounded by historical buildings, we visit the Town Hall which dates back to 1546, the Casa de Anchieta, the Palacio de Nava with its original stone facade and the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena. We will then continue to the capital city of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, where you will find the modern auditorium and you can visit the heart of the city, la Plaza de Espana. Overnight at sea.
Day 6: Marina Rubicon (Playa Blanca), Lanzarote
Morning arrival in Lanzarote. Optional full day excursion to Lanzarote where we will visit the southern part of the island to admire a panoramic view of the El Janubio salt mines and the famous "Lava Coast", "Los Hervideros" rocks engraved by the sea action and the wind erosion. We continue to "El Golfo", travelling into the Fire Mountains and among volcanoes to visit the Timanfaya National Park. After a short stop for an inclusive lunch, we visit the Cesar Manrique Foundation. We continue towards La Geria the Lanzarote wine route which includes a careful selection of wineries and wine tasting. Overnight in port.
Day 7: Corralejo Port, Fuerteventura Island
In the morning we arrive in Corralejo Port. Enjoy an optional half day excursion on the island and discover Betancuria, the original capital of the aborigine Kingdom of the Canary Islands, and later capital of Fuerteventura until 1834. Once in Betancuria we will visit La Casa Santa Maria. There we will be introduced to the islands traditions and go to a goat farm and find out how Majorero cheeses are prepared, also we have the opportunity to taste it. On our way back to Corralejo we stop in an Aloe Vera factory to learn about its impressive health benefits. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility for a swim at the nearby beach. In the late evening we sail to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria Island.
Day 8: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria- Gran Canaria Island
Morning arrival - Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am
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- Cruise Line
- Variety Cruises
- Offer valid through 3/31/2017
- 8 Days
- Cruise Ship
- M/Y Harmony V
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|Day 1||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria|
|Day 2||South Tenerife|
|Day 3||Los Christianos Port|
|Day 4||Valle Gran Rey|
|Day 5||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|Day 6||Playa Blanca|
|Day 7||Corralejo Port|
|Day 8||Gran Canaria Island|
- * Cruise Fares
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Port charges, fuel surcharge, travel insurance, transfers, optional air/sea or land programs (unless noted), shore excursions, airport facility charges, taxes/fees, nor do they include items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, etc. All onboard charges are in Euros.
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Port charges and fuel surcharge are in addition to the cruise fares. Payment for port charges must be made at the time the final payment is made.