With Borealis taking you to a trio of attraction-packed destinations, including the ‘garden island’ of Madeira, you’ll get to experience the culture, flavours and beauty of Portugal. The overnight stay in Funchal is the undoubted highlight of this itinerary; you’ve ample time to see and smell the variety of Madeira’s colourful,  fragrant flora amongst the island’s botanical gardens and lush levada walking trails, all while enjoying the soothing warm weather. You could take the weight off and sip sweet Madeiran wines in Funchal’s friendly bars too. You’ve also time in Lisbon to discover the many sights and highlights of Portuguese capital; around the city you’ll find many UNESCO-listed landmarks and monuments symbolising its maritime history, such Jerónimos Monastery and Tower de Belem. Sample authentic local flavours here too – visit Pasteis de Belém bakery to enjoy one of the famous pastel de nata tarts. Finally, a visit to Leixoes presents an opportunity to tour to nearby Oporto; take the short trip to the UNESCO-listed second city and you’ll be rewarded by discoveries of delights such as the historic Ribeira District, views of the picturesque Douro River and bars serving port wines produced in the heart of the city.

Highlights

  • Explore the colourful gardens in Madeira
  • Visit Porto to experience traditional Port wine
  • In Lisbon discover a host of historical monuments

Inclusions

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

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