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Lisbon to Cape Town

LANDS OF WONDER | 24 Nights | Departs Oct 31, 2015

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Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain

Ports:

Oct, 31

-Lisbon, Portugal

Nov, 1

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Nov, 2

-Funchal - Madeira Island, Portugal

Nov, 3

-Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain

Nov, 4

-Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Nov, 5

-Las Palmas, Spain

Nov, 6

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Nov, 7

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Nov, 8

-Porto Grande, Cape Verde

Nov, 9

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Nov, 10

-Dakar, Senegal

Nov, 11

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 12

-Cruise the Gulf of Guinea

Nov, 13

-Takoradi, Ghana

Nov, 14

-Lome, Togo

Nov, 15

-Cotonou, Benin

Nov, 16

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 17

-Sao Tome, ST

Nov, 18

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 19

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 20

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 21

-Walvis Bay, Namibia

Nov, 22

-Cruise the Coast of Africa

Nov, 23

-Cape Town, South Africa

Nov, 24

-Cape Town, South Africa

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain-port

Discover gorgeous Santa Cruz de La Palma with its colorful buildings, 18th Century mansions, and wrought-iron balconies draped with lush bougainvillea, dramatic volcanic mountains, and fertile green valleys set amid a pristine turquoise sea. Explore the star-shaped 17th Century Castillo de Santa Catarina fortress. Then visit the Moorish influenced Iglesia de El Salvador to admire the luminous stained-glass windows. Stroll along O’Daly Street browsing through lovely boutiques, antique and artisan shops. Enjoy a glass of fine Canary Island wine in a jewel-like setting.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Caldera de Taburiente
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Canarian Art & Craftsmanship
    Seated Tour
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • La Palma's Natural Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Leisurely La Palma
    Seated Tour
  • North Island Sights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Best of La Palma
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Volcanoes & Wine
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Caldera de Taburiente

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: scz-005

    Behold pristine Caldera de Taburiente, a massive depression rimmed by soaring rock walls that is the stellar attraction in the island's lush national park.

    Your tour begins with a scenic drive inland to La Cumbrecita, an elevated viewing area in the southeastern side of the Caldera de Taburiente. The caldera is the world's largest erosion crater, and unlike most calderas was sculpted by water erosion rather than a volcanic eruption. It was here in the 15th century that the invading Spaniards finally defeated the indigenous Guanches people. From La Cumbrecita, you'll gaze upon steep wooded gorges and rocky crags before venturing on a short hike around the caldera.

    At the National Park of the Taburiente Caldera visitor center, you'll learn about the area's history, geology, flora and fauna. Although nearly 100 plant species have been found in the caldera, most of the park is blanketed in forests of Canary Island pine trees. You may also catch sight of Gallot's lizards, Barbary sheep, and birds such as the red-billed chough.

    Following a snack of Canarian appetizers at a local restaurant, you'll next drive to La Conception lookout for a different view of the island. It serves as a wonderful prelude to visiting the Holy Virgin of Snow church in Las Nieves. One of the oldest churches on the island, it contains a remarkable altarpiece made of Mexican silver, several 16th-century Flemish sculptures and the namesake terracotta figure of the Virgin Mary. Afterwards, you'll return to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of walking, at times over uneven and natural surfaces. The hike at the Caldera de Taburiente covers just over ½ mile and is optional. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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