This route is packed full of highlights: be moved by the culture, discover the cuisine, visit historical sights and enjoy the Mediterranean charm on this cruise to inspiring locations in Portugal and Spain.
Extend your stay with the previous cruise EUX2004 and save € 1,500 per person or extend with the subsequent cruise EUX2006 and save € 900 per person (applies to categories 1 – 14).
Flight from Germany to Tenerife and transfer to the embarkation point
Santa Cruz/Tenerife/Canary Islands/Spain, departure 21.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Funchal/Madeira/Portugal , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
Get to know the capital of the island of flowers with a tour by tukxi*, a three-wheeled electric car. Take the cable car to the village of Monte with its pretty gardens, before heading to Pico do Arieiro*. A hike* will take you through the unique irrigation system known as levadas and the stunning natural scenery.
Relaxation at sea
Lisbon/Portugal , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Cadiz/Spain , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
African flair, narrow streets, small squares and mighty city walls give Cadiz its characteristic identity. Find the heart of Andalusian culture in nearby Seville* with its tapas restaurants, flamenco bars and joie de vivre. Or visit Jerez*, home to magnificent horses and fine sherry, for many unforgettable sights.
Malaga/Spain, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Valencia/Spain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Palma de Mallorca/Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Mahon/Menorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Barcelona*/Spain , arrival 8.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
Follow in Gaudi’s footsteps in the city of culture, perhaps with an tour of Palau Guell*, one of the famous architect’s grand buildings. Or see the sights of Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia or the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia on a city tour*, before your cruise on the EUROPA 2 comes to an end the next day.
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.
Mon 09 Mar, Funchal (Madeira) – Palheiro Golf Club
This course requires all-terrain players. There are some fairly sizeable height differences to contend with, because the 18 holes take you through the Palheiro Estate with all its beautiful flowers and lush vegetation. The clubhouse is a particular highlight and looks over the course, with impressive views of the island and part of the Atlantic – a great place for a drink at the end of your round.
Wed 11 Mar, Lisbon – Oitavos Dunes Golf Club
Nomen est omen: the 18 fairways are set amongst pine trees and an unspoilt desert landscape. The land on which the golf course was built is privately owned by the fourth generation of the Champalimaud family. The family has paid particular attention to maintaining the natural resources. This is what makes the course so special.
Fri 13 Mar, Cadiz – Montenmedio Golf & Country Club
Pines, palm trees and putting lines: one of the most naturally scenic golf courses in Spain awaits your visit. Set in the highlands of Cadiz, the wide fairways are lined with beautiful mature trees, which demand a lot of precision from players during their round. The tricky greens with their treacherous bunkers add to the challenge. You will be rewarded for your efforts by stunning views of the typical white villages of the area, such as Vejer de la Frontera, Benalup and Medina. Severiano Ballesteros once said of this course: “Montenmedio is one of those golf courses that no golfer should miss!”
Mon 16 Mar, Valencia – El Saler Golf Club
Set right on the beach with access to the Mediterranean, this 18-hole course with wide, playable fairways has been designed for the sole purpose of an enjoyable game. The well-maintained fairways run right up to the rough and therefore almost always ensure a relaxed assault on the flag. Just a few strategically placed bunkers stand in your way now and then. At the end of your round, you can look forward to a visit to the futuristic clubhouse.
Tue 17 Mar, Mallorca – Alcanada Golf Club
The master architect Robert Trent Jones Jr created Mallorca’s masterpiece in the middle of a nature reserve. The setting ensures the ideal symbiosis of landscape, sea and golf course. Even the roughly 50-minute excursion from the EUROPA 2 to the golf course is worth taking for the spectacular views of Alcudia Bay. The actual game with the golf ball quickly becomes secondary.
Thu 19 Mar, Barcelona – Club de Golf Vallromanes
Set in the hills around Vallromanes, 18 neatly modulated fairways are lined in part by 100- year old pine trees. Players are constantly surrounded by these mature trees on this beautiful parkland course. The layout includes some long distances, so a golf cart will be ideal. Otherwise, the wide fairways will begin to feel very long indeed.
Born in Berlin in 1982, Hanna Baum has the highest grade from the PGA (G1) as well as a level-A trainer licence from the DGV. One of her main areas of focus is golf fitness and health.