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36-night Atlantic Isles Discovery: From the Falklands to Madeira Cruisetour

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Destination:
Buenos Aires/Lisbon
Departure Date:
3/7/2023
Length:
36
Offer ID:
1458091
from
$28010

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Air Travel
3/7/2023
3/7/2023

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
3/8/2023
3/8/2023

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Land Tour: Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
3/9/2023
3/9/2023

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
3/9/2023
3/9/2023

No information currently available.

Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
3/9/2023
3/9/2023

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

At Sea
3/10/2023
3/10/2023

No information currently available.

Falkland Islands
3/11/2023
3/11/2023

Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.

Falkland Islands
3/12/2023
3/12/2023

Though next door to South America and Antarctica, the Falklands are British through and through, with peat fires burning in every hearth and teatimes to set your clock by. Located northeast of Cape Horn, the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are the most easily accessible sub-Antarctic islands. Their off-the-beaten-track location and intriguing history make for a unique destination. A rough stone road has been built most of the way to Gypsy Cove now, and vehicles may be available for private tours. Visits to Cape Pembroke Lighthouse or to some of the battlefield sites may also be possible.

At Sea
3/13/2023
3/13/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/14/2023
3/14/2023

No information currently available.

South Georgia
3/15/2023
3/15/2023

Southeast of the Falklands, South Georgia is lost in the midst of the Southern Ocean, one of the most remote regions on earth. South Georgia's climate is dominated by the freezing effects of the Antarctic continent 1,000 miles to the south. Glaciers coat more than half the island, and the scenery is spectacular, as if the Alps had been dropped down in the south Atlantic. The only access is by sea, and the journey can take up to 10 days battling against south Atlantic gales.

South Georgia
3/16/2023
3/16/2023

Southeast of the Falklands, South Georgia is lost in the midst of the Southern Ocean, one of the most remote regions on earth. South Georgia's climate is dominated by the freezing effects of the Antarctic continent 1,000 miles to the south. Glaciers coat more than half the island, and the scenery is spectacular, as if the Alps had been dropped down in the south Atlantic. The only access is by sea, and the journey can take up to 10 days battling against south Atlantic gales.

South Georgia
3/17/2023
3/17/2023

Southeast of the Falklands, South Georgia is lost in the midst of the Southern Ocean, one of the most remote regions on earth. South Georgia's climate is dominated by the freezing effects of the Antarctic continent 1,000 miles to the south. Glaciers coat more than half the island, and the scenery is spectacular, as if the Alps had been dropped down in the south Atlantic. The only access is by sea, and the journey can take up to 10 days battling against south Atlantic gales.

At Sea
3/18/2023
3/18/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/19/2023
3/19/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/20/2023
3/20/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/21/2023
3/21/2023

No information currently available.

Inaccessible Island
3/22/2023
3/22/2023

Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Inaccessible Island, contrary to its name, can be visited if escorted by a guide from Tristan da Cunha. The island is part of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, which is the most remote inhabited island in the world. Inaccessible Island remains uninhabited, with the exception of a two-year farming settlement from 1936-1938, and is home to the Inaccessible Island Rail, the world's smallest living flightless bird.

At Sea
3/23/2023
3/23/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/24/2023
3/24/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/25/2023
3/25/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/26/2023
3/26/2023

No information currently available.

St. Helena (Jamestown)
3/27/2023
3/27/2023

A tiny island set in the tropical South Atlantic, 1,500 miles north-west of Cape Town, St Helena is only 47 square miles in area, with no harbour and no airport. It lies a lonely 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa, a rugged volcanic island that boasts some suprisingly fertile pasture. The capital and port is Jamestown. First discovered by the Portuguese in 1502, and annexed by Britain 450 years ago, this lonely South Atlantic outpost was where the exiled Napoleon ended his days after defeat at Waterloo.

At Sea
3/28/2023
3/28/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/29/2023
3/29/2023

No information currently available.

Ascension Island (Georgetown)
3/30/2023
3/30/2023

Ascension Island was once a regular staging post for ships to South Africa. More recently it became known for its involvement in the Falklands War. Watch for frigate-birds swooping down to catch flying-fish as you arrive at this far-flung strategic British island colony and key RAF staging-post, with its hi-tech satellite relay station. Ascension Island is part of the British dependency of St Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean, about midway between Africa and South America. It is about 700 miles north-west of St Helena. The small, volcanic island, with an area of 34 sq mi, was sighted by the Portuguese in 1501, but it was uninhabited until the exile of Napoleon to St Helena in 1815, when the British established a garrison here to guard against his escape. Huge numbers of sea turtles and sooty terns breed on the island. Georgetown is the main settlement.

At Sea
3/31/2023
3/31/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/1/2023
4/1/2023

No information currently available.

Cross Equator
4/2/2023
4/2/2023

Cruise across the Equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

At Sea
4/3/2023
4/3/2023

No information currently available.

Cape Verde Islands
4/4/2023
4/4/2023

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa you can find a world of your own with the islands of Cape Verde. The archipelago is made up of 10 islands and 8 isles of volcanic origin. Unspoilt beauty adorns these fantastic islands which are now becoming the new chosen destination for a growing number of people. Today Cape Verde is a country of political and social stability, with sights set on developing the economy. The mixture of both European and African people living on the islands contribute to the blend of Cape Verde culture.

Fogo
4/5/2023
4/5/2023

Fogo is a volcanic island located between the islands of Brava and Santiago in Cape Verde. Sao Filipe is the main city on Fogo, and the island is largely based on agriculture and fishing. Hiking tours and guided visits to the volcanic crater are popular attractions when visiting the island.

At Sea
4/6/2023
4/6/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/7/2023
4/7/2023

No information currently available.

Santa Cruz de La Palma
4/8/2023
4/8/2023

The Canary Islands encompass such a variety of features that in the course of a day it is possible to pick bananas, throw snowballs, swim in the Atlantic and climb mountains. La Palma is the most western of the Canary Islands — and probably the greenest. Over seventy percent of the island is a natural preserve. La Palma has an abundance of wild plants and wild flowers, many of which only occur on La Palma, or only on the Canary islands.. For the adventurous, there are national parks with miles and miles of hiking trails to explore. Hike along the coast, through forests and up mountain peaks of up to 8,000 feet. There are also extinct and active volcanoes to hike around as well. Santa Cruz, the main port and capital of the island, is a charming Spanish town complete with a 17th century castle, a Renaissance church and an exquisite 16th century town hall. Here one can also find a mock-up of Columbus's ship The Santa Maria near the northern end of the boulevard by the maritime museum.

La Gomera
4/9/2023
4/9/2023

One of the smaller Canary Islands, La Gomera is best known for being Christopher Columbus’ residence prior to his discovering the Americas. His 15th century house is now a museum open to the public. In the seaside resort of Valle Gran Rey, one can sit in shore front restaurants, sample the local cuisine and enjoy the views of Tenerife. Don’t miss an opportunity to try Mistela, a locally made beverage that is honey from the palm trees mixed with local white wine.

At Sea
4/10/2023
4/10/2023

No information currently available.

Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
4/11/2023
4/11/2023

Madeira has been described as "Island of Eternal Spring". It is renowned for its wine, which many feel ranks among the world’s best. Funchal has a wide selection of resort hotels where watersports, golf and tennis are popular. Visitors can tour the 15th-century cathedral, orchid gardens of Quinta das Cruzes, and buildings associated with Christopher Columbus. Madeira’s discoverer, Zarco, is believed to have lived in the house Quinta das Cruzes. Now it displays furniture and paintings and is surrounded by fabulous gardens. The stunning 15th-century design of Sé Cathedral features white stucco with contrasting black basalt and red tufa rock; the ceiling is inlaid with ivory. Located near Town Hall, the Museum of Sacred Art contains art from several islands, including a group of 15th- and 16th-century paintings of Portuguese and Flemish schools. Visit colorful Mercado dos Lavradores during the morning to see flower vendors and fish and produce stands.

Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
4/12/2023
4/12/2023

Madeira has been described as "Island of Eternal Spring". It is renowned for its wine, which many feel ranks among the world’s best. Funchal has a wide selection of resort hotels where watersports, golf and tennis are popular. Visitors can tour the 15th-century cathedral, orchid gardens of Quinta das Cruzes, and buildings associated with Christopher Columbus. Madeira’s discoverer, Zarco, is believed to have lived in the house Quinta das Cruzes. Now it displays furniture and paintings and is surrounded by fabulous gardens. The stunning 15th-century design of Sé Cathedral features white stucco with contrasting black basalt and red tufa rock; the ceiling is inlaid with ivory. Located near Town Hall, the Museum of Sacred Art contains art from several islands, including a group of 15th- and 16th-century paintings of Portuguese and Flemish schools. Visit colorful Mercado dos Lavradores during the morning to see flower vendors and fish and produce stands.

Land Tour: Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
4/12/2023
4/12/2023

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Queluz, Sintra and Estoril – 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
3/7/2023
Number of Nights
36
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 36-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals , nonalcoholic beverages* aboard ship and meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indic

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1458091

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