Wine & Romance
Double Upgrade! CRUISE ONLY: Right now Azamara Cruises are offering a FREE upgrade from Inside staterooms to Veranda. This will sell out!
Why Azamara Cruises?
* Longer stays in port
* More overnights
* Country intensive itineraries
* Authentic Shore Excursions
* Exclusive and complimentary Azamazing Evening™ ashore
* Gratuities, beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, select standard spirits, beer and wines included.
* Handy self service laundry available for guests
* Boutique hotel at sea
* Concierge services
* Shuttle services where available from port to local port community
13 night cruise as shown onboard Azamara Quest
All meals and entertainment onboard
Inclusions as above
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13 Night cruise departing from Barcelona to Southampton onboard Azamara Quest.
With two late stays, two luxurious days at sea, plus an overnight in Lisbon and two nights in Bordeaux, this incredible Azamara® voyage perfectly pairs golf and romance in some of the best wine crafting regions on earth.
Arrive a few days early to explore bustling Barcelona. Start at the waterfront and stroll the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping, lively cafes, and a rich mix of medieval, gothic, and modern art and architecture.
After a luxurious day at sea, gaze down at the Mediterranean from 1,400 feet up on the natural fortress on the Rock of Gibraltar, and play 18 holes at the storied Valderrama Royal Club, consistently rated #1 in continental Europe.
A day in Portimão follows, so play a round of your dreams at Oceânico Faldo before two nights in Lisbon. You’ll have plenty of time to tee off along the coast at the famous Oitavos Dunes, before discovering Leixoes, renowned for fresh, succulent seafood, tawny port, and the oldest course in Portugal, Oporto Golf Club.
After exploring Bilbao, Spain, home to the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, hearty Basque-style tapas and Rioja wines, discover Bordeaux—and beyond—from the gateway to France’s largest wine growing region. With two nights in port, you’ll have lots of time to play both courses at the prestigious Golf du Médoc Resort, widely considered two of Europe’s most beautiful courses.
Before debarking in Southampton, spend an afternoon on Guernsey at St. Peter Port. Take a scenic cliffside stroll and explore the island’s fascinating fortifications and rich military history.
Highlights of this cruise:
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan masterpiece. With a history rich in art and architecture, medieval, Gothic, and modern influences can be seen all over the city. Start at the waterfront and stroll up the shady, tree-lined Las Ramblas boulevard and discover some of the city's best shopping and bustling cafes.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom
The towering Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold. Overlooking the mouth of the Mediterranean from a height of 1,400 feet, it’s a natural fortress. It’s also home to huge caves and troupes of Barbary macaques that have taken up residence on The Rock’s upper reaches. On the streets below, you can explore dozens of British stores and pubs, and marvel that you’re a stone’s throw away from Spain.
What could be better than the breathtaking scenery of Portimão? This, maybe: the Autodromo Algarve Racing School puts you behind the wheel on a F1 track. Not your style? Try Praia Grande—a stunning beach complete with a 16th century castle. Want more? Tour an award-winning winery, tee off at a championship golf course, or dine on the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. What could be better?
One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Must-sees include the church of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, which dates back to the 12th century; Musee Calouste Gulbenkian, one of Europe’s leading fine arts museums; and Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous monuments in Portugal.
Leixões, (Porto), Portugal
At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe, and seafood while here is highly recommended.
Bilbao, (San Sebastian), Spain
Home to a cultural and architectural renaissance, Bilbao's factories and ports have been transformed into spectacular urban projects. The ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum is a definite standout, and this gem in Basque country is brimming with fine wines, exceptional cuisine, and a vibrant spirit.
Wine lovers will love Bordeaux. It's the industry that fuels the region, and has financed some spectacular chateaux. Pay a visit to Pauillac, Sauternes, Margaux, and Saint-Emilion to learn wine production, and of course sample as glass or two. Explore over 25 acres of spectacular English gardens in the heart of the city at Jardin Public and discover underground wonder in Saint Emilion.
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Experience the best of England and France in Guernsey. Take in postcard-worthy views of brightly colored houses, idyllic gardens, and cliffside paths from St. Peter Port. When the sightseeing is over, stop at one of the many bistros for an unforgettable meal. Then, spend some time shopping in the up-and-coming boutiques for the perfect souvenir.
It was the departure point for the Mayflower in 1620, and for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912. The charms of London are not far away, but pray tarry in the south to explore other wonders, including Bath, with its natural hot springs and stunning architecture and the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, or venture all the way west to Lands End, and the wild moorlands and pirate haunts of Cornwall.