As the autumn takes hold back home, IOW Tours would like to take you away on a cruise of a life time as we invite you to GoWightAway to enjoy October warmth to discover the highlights of sun-dappled islands and historic cities of the Western Mediterranean.
On Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you can immerse yourself in Cartagena’s rich Roman history, revel in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture. Ibiza and Menorca offer inviting beaches, unspoilt scenery and historical sights, whilst Marseille with its trendy boutiques, galleries and architectural gems.
Along Spain’s gorgeous Mediterranean coast, Cartagena and Barcelona will have you spoilt for choice of memorable sights and authentic experiences.
Adding a French flavour to your adventure is fabulous Marseille, where Braemar has special permission to dock closer to the heart of the action, at La Jolliette where you will discover attractions from the moment you step ashore.
Elsewhere this enriching itinerary also includes two captivating destinations in Spain’s picturesque Galicia and Andalusia regions. Finally, Lisbon makes for a tantalising end to your holiday, with a day to enjoy in the Portuguese capital, immerse yourself in the city’s rich maritime heritage and visit the world-famous Pasteis de Belém bakery to taste the crumbly egg tarts for where it is renowned.
Refurbished in 2017, elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred Olsen’s friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, self-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming and intimacy of a country house hotel and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ships comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants, and spacious accommodation for up to 930 guests.
TAXI PICK UP & RETURN TO SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE PORT INCLUDED
ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED
Your GoWightAway Cruise includes…
- Taxi Pick-up & Return Home to Southampton Cruise Port
- On-Board Gratuities
- All Inclusive Drinks Package*
- 5 Course A La Carte Dinners
- En-suite Ship Cabin
- Live Nightly Entertainment & Shows
- Daytime On-board Ships Activities
- All on-board Facilities
- Formal Nights
- Afternoon Tea, Late Night Buffet
- Room Service
Shore Excursions booked separately
Guaranteed Cabin Prices
|I Grade||Interior 2 Berth||£2,192|
|H Grade||Interior 2 Berth||£2,323|
|E Grade||Porthole 2 Berth||£2,610|
|C Grade||Picture Window 2 Berth||£2,820|
|B Grade||Picture Window 2 Berth||£2,897|
Prices guaranteed within allocation up to 16 weeks prior.
All prices quoted per person. Full payment required 16 weeks prior. Cabin Deposit 15%
On Request Cabin Prices
Large Superior Ocean View, Balcony & Suites Available on request only, subject to availability. Superior Rooms & Suites will only be available when passengers are ready to book and cannot be held on allocation. Rooms will be held on option for 24 hours before a deposit and confirmation is due.
This tour is run by Greatdays Holidays and all payments are made to them, in line with ABTA Bonding Regulations.
Day 1/2 – Southampton Departure
After Taxi pick- up from home to take you to Southampton Cruise Port, board and settle in the ship mid afternoon before setting sail.
Day 3 – 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.
Day 4/5 – La Coruña, Spain
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
Day 6 – Cartagena, Spain
One of Spain’s most important port cities for over 2000 years, Cartagena is bursting with history and culture. Originally built over five hills by the Romans, Cartagena is strategically placed on the Mediterranean coast and boasts some wonderful architecture and historic monuments. They include Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics, and the medieval Castillo de la Conception, which served as a fortress for the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians, and overlooks the city’s stunning natural harbour.
Day 7 – Ibiza, Spain
The Balearic Island of Ibiza may have a reputation for lively Mediterranean nightlife, but there is more to this sun-kissed, pine-clad island than meets the eye. Off Ibiza’s beaten track you’ll find quiet villages, rural hotels, hidden hamlets, yoga retreats hushed churches, and glorious beaches – from Plaja d’en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by evergreen hills.
Day 8 – Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s cosmopolitan second city, Barcelona, is awash with heritage and its mood is infused with a vibrant Catalan spirit. There’s something around every corner of the city: jewels of Catalan and contemporary architecture, relaxing parks and beaches, mouth-watering markets and treasures from its Roman and Medieval past.
Day 9 – Marseille, France
Marseille is France’s second largest city and a leading commercial port on the Mediterranean coast. Often perceived as an edgy city, Marseille is a dynamic, bustling, multicultural crossroads that’s rich with more than 1500 years of history.
Day 10/11- Mahon (Menorca), Spain
Mahon is the capital of the Spanish island of Menorca. The city, situated on the east coast of the island, has a population of 31,000 and is most famous for its natural deep-water harbour, which stretches five kilometres inland and is one of the largest in the world. Mahon is easy to explore by foot. As you wander the streets, you’ll discover traces of the various civilisations that have passed through the town.
Day 12 – Cádiz, Spain
Cádiz, one of Europe’s most ancient cities, hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Now into its fourth millennium, Cádiz’s fascinating Old Town district features huge stone walls from the 1500s and is home to a wealth of historic highlights, including the beautifully crafted 18th century Cádiz Cathedral.
Day 13 – Lisbon, Portugal
Stretched across its seven trademark hills overlooking the River Tagus estuary, Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city of Lisbon, is a cinematic collection of cobbled alleyways, pastel-coloured buildings, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals. The city was decimated by an earthquake in 1755, and modern Lisbon has been shaped by that eventful day. The Pombaline architecture that now defines the city represents some of the first seismically-protected buildings in Europe.
Day 14/15 – Cruising
Day 16 – Southampton, United Kingdom
After a breath-taking cruise of the Mediterranean, it’s time for fond farewells, after docking back in Southampton, depart Braemar where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.
To Book Call Brenda or any of the team at IOW Tours on 01983 405116