Visit the fascinating and beautiful cities of northern Spain aboard the Fred Olsen Boudicca on this great 8 night cruise departing from Liverpool – with no extra supplement for single travellers! (Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer)
Visiting the beautiful cities of La Coruña, Aviles, Santander and Gexto (Bilbao) this cruise is a perfect blend of time to explore and time to enjoy the facilities on board.
|FROM||Dublin / Liverpool, UK|
|DATE||22 September 2017|
Unearth the unique cultures, traditions and scenic treasures of Green Spain aboard Boudicca, taking advantage of the ship’s compact dimensions to delve deeper into this gorgeous region. Spending eight nights on board, you’ll sail to the heart of beautiful and historic cities; bringing many of Northern Spain’s highlights closer to you.
Calling first into La Coruna – where Boudicca will dock just 400 metres from the city centre – you’ll have time to see fine structures such as the Galician Baroque-style Cornide Palace and the ancient Church of Santiago in the old Ciudad Vieja district; visit the UNESCO-listed Torre de Hercules lighthouse; or even join a tour to Santiago de Compostela to marvel at the magnificent cathedral. Then in the charming Asturian city of Aviles, you’ll have the chance to visit the world-renowned Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, which will be just a short walk from the ship; and treat yourself to a glass or two of authentic sidra at one of many fantastic cider houses. Alternatively, you could take a trip to Oviedo to see the grand gothic-style cathedral and a number of UNESCO-listed sites; or tour to the Atlantico Botanical Garden, the only one of its type in Northern Spain.
During a full-day stay in Santander, explore the fascinating medieval history of the nearby towns of Santillana del Mar and Comillas; or simply head to one of many beaches situated close to the city for some rest and relaxation in the soothing Cantabrian sunshine. If you’re feeling adventurous, join a tour to take in the stunning scenery of the Picos de Europa Mountains; or visit the Cabarceno Nature Reserve to see exotic animals such as lions, jaguars and rhinos up close. Finally calling into Getxo, you can take a short trip to beautiful Bilbao to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum, and sample delicious pintxos and local rioja wine at one of the many superb restaurants for a true taste of Northern Spain.
|OUTBOUND||Dublin 07:05 Liverpool 18:00|
|RETURN||Liverpool 19:25 Dublin 20:15|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Liverpool, United Kingdom: Depart Late PM
Following a flight from Dublin to Liverpool, you will be transferred to the port to board the Fred. Olsen Boudicca where you will begin your journey.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: La Coruña, Spain: Early AM to Late Night
Day 4: Aviles, Spain: Early AM to Late Night
Day 5: Santander, Spain: Early AM to Late Night
The belle-époque elegance of El Sardinero aside, modern Santander is not the most beautiful of cities. A huge fire raged through the centre back in 1941, leaving little that’s old or quaint. But Cantabria’s capital is an engaging one, nonetheless, making the most of its setting along the northern side of the handsome Bahía de Santander. It’s a lively spot to spend a night or two, with fine urban beaches, busy shopping streets, a heaving bar and restaurant scene, plenty of surf, and some intriguing cultural attractions. It’s a popular summer holiday resort for Spaniards.
Day 6: Getxo (Bilbao), Spain: Early AM to Late Night
For many visitors Bilbao’s primary interest will be the world-famous Guggenheim Museum (whose stimulating art collection is rivalled by the building’s eye-catching design!) and Fine Arts Museum. Within easy reach is San Sebastian, Northern Spain’s cosmopolitan resort capital. This Spanish port sits beside the Nervion River, dividing Old Bilbao (Casco Viejo) and Santiago Cathedral from the newer city.
Days 7-8: At Sea:
Day 9: Liverpool, UK: Early AM
Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.
8 Nights accommodation aboard the Boudicca, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on the Boudicca)
4* Fred Olsen – Boudicca
Originally designed for world cruises, Boudicca has a high proportion of large cabins and suites, many with sea views. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience. In addition they provide magnificent views for passengers in the restaurants, lounges and bars of the ship.
The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel and Four Seasons, which display a wealth of original landscape and botanical paintings, as does the Heligan Room, named after the recreated Cornish “Lost Gardens” of Heligan. In fine weather a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.
Click the images for a larger view (Opens in pop up) Marina Deck 3 Cabin Categories: Atlantic Deck 4 Cabin Categories: Main Deck 5 Cabin Categories: Lounge Deck 6 Restaurant, Lounge, Bars & Pool Lido Deck 7 Cabin Categories: Library, Card rooms & Bar Bridge Deck 8 Cabin Categories: Marquee Deck 9 Cabin Categories: Sun Deck 10 Fitness Centre, Golf Nets & Sun Deck Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to Change.
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Marina Deck 3
Atlantic Deck 4
Main Deck 5
Lounge Deck 6
Restaurant, Lounge, Bars & Pool
Lido Deck 7
Library, Card rooms & Bar
Bridge Deck 8
Marquee Deck 9
Sun Deck 10
Fitness Centre, Golf Nets & Sun Deck
Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to Change.
Dates & Prices
|22 September 2017||Was €3,499
Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Return flights Dublin to Liverpool
- Return Transfers airport / port
- 8 nights accommodation aboard the Fred. Olsen Boudicca
- Fine dining on a full board basis
- All onboard entertainment
- One check-in bag of 15kgs and one 10kgs carry-on per person
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Book by 1st March for no single supplement offer
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15% due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance available on request (conditions apply)
- Drinks packages available to prebook – only €12 per person per night
- Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Boudicca
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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