Star Collector: Southern European Splendors  Piraeus 2021
Countries:
Greece, Portugal
Embark:
Lisbon
Disembark:
Piraeus
Ship:
From the hilltop heights of the funicular to the depths of its moody fado music, start your adventure in Lisbon, Portugal. Shop and snack along the colorful quay in Portimao or visit the ancient Moorish capital of Silves before heading to Cádiz, Spain to discover Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcornocales nature parks. Said to have been erected by Hercules himself, soar to the top of Gibraltar to gaze across to Africa. On the Costa del Sol in Málaga, see Museo Picasso Málaga or toast to some of the world’s best wine in the village of Mijas. Outside Granada, experience the amazing Alhambra Palace while taking in views of the Andalusian countryside along the way. Beachcomb and stop for apas in Palma de Mallorca before visiting the Catalan metropolis of Barcelona—home to Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
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Tour Highlights

  • Find Granada’s Moorish-influenced Alhambra Palace and breathtaking Generalife Gardens – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Tour Old Town Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Transit the narrow, high-walled Corinth Canal, only accessible to small ships
  • Taste the famous wines of Marsala, view the intricate mosaics of Mozia and marvel at Trapani’s 17th century windmills, still hard at work
  • Learn about the ancient city of Silves near Portimao, once the Arab capital of the Algarve
  • Have more time to explore the local haunts with late night departures in Cadiz, Almeria and Argostoli
  • Appreciate the spectacular view from Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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