7-night Treasures of Iberia's Atlantic Coast Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Jacques Cartier
Destination:
Nantes/Lisbon
Departure Date:
9/27/2020
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1354225
from
$4140


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Nantes
9/27/2020
9/27/2020 6:00:00 PM

Today Nantes is the most important commercial and industrial center in west-central France and appears as a well-managed city with fine museums and carefully tended parks and gardens. One museum is dedicated to Jules Verne, born here in 1828. The Loire, foundation of Nantes’ riches, has dwindled from the city center. The area’s 18th century mansions - which were once the trademark of rich merchants - are still in tact. French influence was brought to Nantes by the Loire and its trade from the end of the 18th century when the city became known as “Little Paris.” The Place Royale and the Place Graslin were first laid out during that time. One of the most impressive landmarks is Chateau des Ducs, most of which is preserved. Today the castle complex contains several museums. Another important monument is Gothic Cathedral, built over a period of more than four centuries. Its soaring height and lightness are emphasized by clean white stone.

La Rochelle
9/28/2020
9/28/2020

La Rochelle has an interesting history. Today La Rochelle is centered around the old port and appears as a laidback but lively city that is very popular with tourists during the months of July and August. Although itself without beaches, stretches of fine sand can be found at the nearby Ile de Ré.

Pasaia
9/29/2020
9/29/2020

No information currently available.

San Sebastian
9/29/2020
9/29/2020

The famous aristocratic beach resort of great reputation during last century still conserves its exclusive and cosmopolitan ambience. Its beautiful buildings and excellent beaches still today make it a privileged holiday destination.

Bilbao
Suggested Private Excursion
9/30/2020
9/30/2020

Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya Province, lies seven miles from the sea and has a coastline featuring rocks and steep cliffs, creeks and small estuaries; small fishing villages nestle in the inlets below green hills. The port of Bilbao is the largest in Spain and is built against the mountains. The city's fine museums include Fine Arts Museum and Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is devoted to American and European art of the 20th century. The Fine Arts Museum specializes in paintings by Spanish masters. Our Lady of Begona Church is a 16th-century church on a hill with a good view of the city and valley. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located in an old convent of Dominican nuns, a 16th-century, L-shaped cloister housing this fine museum with an outstanding exhibit of silversmiths' crafts that is one of the best collections in Spain. The Bullfighting Museum shows interesting bullfighting paraphernalia, such as costumes, photographs of famous toreros and a collection of posters. Visitors can try their gambling luck at Gran Casino Nervion.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bilbao: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Bilbao: Full Day Excursion to San Sebastian

Bilbao: Artistic Walking City Tour

Santander
Suggested Private Excursion
9/30/2020
9/30/2020

Santander is located at a beautiful bay. It is an economically extremely active city with an important port. There is an ample cultural offer, specially remarkable are the Menendez y Pelayo International Summer University, and the International Festival. Santander's great sports facilities make it an ideal place for leisure.

Suggested Private Excursions

Santander: Historical Half Day City Tour

Santander: Full Day tour to Santillana de Mar, Comillas & Santander

At Sea
10/1/2020
10/1/2020

No information currently available.

Vigo
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2020
10/2/2020

Vigo is Galicia's most populated city, with the most important port. The historic quarter is very charming and well preserved.

Suggested Private Excursions

Vigo: Vigo & Bayona Half Day Excursion

Vigo: Full Day Excursion to Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela
Suggested Private Excursion
10/2/2020
10/2/2020

Santiago de Compostela is now considered by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site and attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its fantastic monuments. The town is named after the Apostle Saint James ("Santiago"), who is buried here. In 2000 Santiago de Compostela was given the title of European Cultural Capital. Santiago is certainly one of Spain's most monumental towns, with a particular architectonical style all of its own. But it is as well a town plenty of life, with one of the most famous Universities and a large number of students who guarantee youthful ambience inbetween the historical walls. The region's cuisine is of great reputation, and it is said that nowhere has better seafood than Santiago.

Suggested Private Excursions

La Coruña: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Excursion

Oporto (Leixoes)
10/3/2020
10/3/2020

The seaport of the city of Oporto (Porto), Leixoes provides easy access into the city, which is famous for its port wine. Other attractions in Oporto include Torre dos Clérigos, a baroque tower; the two-storied Dom Luis bridge across the Douro River; the Crystal Palace; and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.

Porto
Suggested Private Excursion
10/3/2020
10/3/2020

Porto (Oporto), Portugal's second largest city, is full of interest, and the district it heads offers the visitor plenty to see. Along the coast, there are resorts like the cosmopolitan beach of Espinho, busy ports like Matosinhos, with splendid seafood, or traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim, and there is also an animated casino. Charming Amarante has 17th century mansions overlooking the river and is famous for a sweet egg pastries called "papos de anjo" (angel bellies). In Vila Nova de Gaia, there are lodges where Port wine is blended and aged and where tasting are offered, or visitors may take a river cruise along the Douro. The whole district is filled with prosperous towns, but there are also many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and a rugged and still unspoilt coastline.

Suggested Private Excursions

Porto: Cultural Porto Half Day City Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Braga and Guimarães

Porto: Historical Porto Walking Tour

Porto: Full Day Excursion to Aveiro & Coimbra

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto History & Wine Lodges | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Wine Lodges (6 - 8 Hours)

Culture, Art & Architecture of Porto (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Classic (6 - 8 Hours)

Porto Jewish Inheritance & Wine Lodge | Superior & Premium (6 - 8 Hours)

Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo (6 - 8 Hours)

Braga Sanctuary & Guimarães Birthplace (6 - 8 Hours)

Santiago de Compostela (6 - 8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise - Classic (8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Premium (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wine Estate & River Cruise | Superior (8 Hours)

Douro Valley Wines & Luxury Yacht Cruise (8 Hours)

Coimbra & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours) | Pick-Up Porto; Drop-off Lisbon

Coimbra & Conímbriga Ruins (6 - 8 Hours)

Coimbra University & Aveiro Fishermen's City (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/4/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/4/2020

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Obidos, Nazare & Fatima

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours

Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)

Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)

Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)

Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)

Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)

Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)

Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)

Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)

Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)

Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
9/27/2020
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise to discover some of the most beautiful ports of call along the Atlantic coast of three countries: France, Spain and Portugal.
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: the old town of Santiago de Compostela (from Vigo), the Vizcaya Bridge in Bilbao, and the historic centre of Porto (from Leixões), the tower of Belem and the monastery of Jeronimos in Lisbon (disembarkation port).
  • From San Sebastián, opportunity to visit the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria and the town of Biarritz.
  • In Bilbao, opportunity to visit the Guggenheim Museum.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1354225

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