Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands - From Lisbon to Dakar
13 Nov - 27 Nov
14 Nights
10 Ports
Hurtigruten Expeditions

Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands - From Lisbon to Dakar

13 November - 27 November 2022
From £3,096 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

13 November

Setting sail from Lisbon

The roots of historic Lisbon's fame lie in its strategic position on the edge of the Atlantic and the fact it offers one of the world's greatest natural harbours. No surprise therefore that it became the home of the world's most famous explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. Built on seven hills, we always find Lisbon to be soulful, captivating and picturesque, with architecture which reflects its status as a great port.

Don't miss

Belem Tower, dating from the 1500s, was both a fortress and the explorers’ departure point. On the façade you will find a stone rhinoceros sculpted into the tower – Europe’s first sight of this extraordinary beast!

14 November

At sea

15 November

Portugal: Porto Santo

15 November

Portugal: Funchal

16-17 November

At sea

18 November

Spain: La Gomera

19 November

Canary Islands: Santa Cruz de La Palma

20 November

Canary Islands: Puerto de la Estaca (El Hierro)

21 November

Canary Islands: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

22 November

Canary Islands: Arrecife (Lanzarote)

23 November

Argentina: Las Palmas

24-26 November

At sea

27 November

Arriving in Dakar

The busy, dusty streets of Senegal's capital Dakar are filled with life and colour, noises, smells and local music. The city extends over the Cap Vert peninsula - as the name suggests, it is a former French colony, and the distinctive atmosphere still has traces of the French influence. You can get a great view of the flat peninsula and ocean beyond from Les Mamelles (The Breasts), two small and appropriately shaped hills. The people here are friendly and helpful, so expect a warm welcome - but watch out for the usual hustles and scams of a busy city.

Our tip

For a brief respite from the heat and bustle, go to the Institut Francais in the centre of town. We find it a bit of a haven; lovely gardens to enjoy over a coffee.

The Ship

Your home from home

Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen in Svalbard
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Expedition Suite
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Torget main dining room

MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016 after an extensive renovation, and operates both the classic Norwegian coastal route and expedition voyages to Svalbard.

What we love

Calling at regular coastal route towns, MS Spitsbergen spends more time in port than other Hurtigruten vessels, allowing a little more time ashore. The ship's manoeuvrability and small size allows guests to get even closer to the stunning scenery that this part of the world is famous for.

Capacity 335 Guests
Style MS Spitsbergen is relaxed and comfortable, accommodating a combination of tourists and Norwegians ferrying goods up and down the coast.
Inclusions
  • All meals
More about MS Spitsbergen

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon

Our recommended hotel

The Pousada de Lisboa, newly opened in May 2015, has a great location in the heart of the city and an interior to wow you.

Palace de Pena, Sintra

Take a day trip from Lisbon

Visit Sintra – Roman and Moorish influences make this magical city with its fairytale palaces and extravagant villas a must.

Radisson Blu Dakar, Senegal

Where to stay in Dakar

The comfortable Radisson Blu is probably the best choice.

Lake Retba, Senegal

Sightseeing in Senegal

Outside Dakar lies the beautiful Pink Lake – Lake Retba. Its high salt content attracts a bacteria which creates the colour.

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Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands - From Lisbon to Dakar

13 November - 27 November 2022
From £3,096 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

MS Spitsbergen of Hurtigruten Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom, Mundy Cruising

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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