Glories of Spain and Portugal

Cruise the shores across Spain and Portugal on board the mega yacht Harmony V for an experience of the very best of these destinations. The 25 cabin Harmony V will make you feel as though you are on your own personal yacht, exploring the spectacular wonders of places including Granada, Ronda, Gibraltar, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Lisbon. On this 8-day cruise that begins in Malaga or Lisbon, you will discover amazing towns, cities and tour incredible sites and museums (optional), infused with culture and history. The cruise is taken on a full board basis and includes a welcome cocktail, BBQ and Captain’s dinner. Experience the wonders of Spain and Portugal with the exciting “Glories of Spain and Portugal” itinerary aboard the Harmony V.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Visit Seville with its incredible UNESCO classified landmarks
  • Explore Grenada and its Alhambra Palace
  • Discover Jerez de la Frontera
  • Optional Excursions in Gibraltar, Seville & more
  • Visit incredible sites and museums throughout


  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Full Board | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Spain Departures:

  • Spain > Portugal:
    June: 25
    September: 11

  • Portugal Departures:

  • Portugal > Spain:
    June: 18
    July: 24
    August: 07
    September: 04, 18

What's Included:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC and air- conditioning

  • Full Board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail, a local theme evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting), and Captain’s dinner

  • Complimentary all day regular/filter coffee, tea and drinking water

  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)

  • English speaking cruise escort


What's Not Included:

  • Beverages (except those stated as included)

  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land excursions

  • Crew tips

  • Wi-Fi (additional charge)

  • Boutique items & gratuities

  • Medical expenses

  • Laundry

  • Port charges

  • Expenditures incurred ashore

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, other than those included in the rate

Full Itinerary

Embark: Malaga, Spain

Day 1

Begin your cruise by embarking on board the Harmony V at 3pm and enjoy dinner aboard the ship. Overnight stay in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Malaga, Spain

Day 2

The day begins with an optional full day excursion to Granada, an impressive city and the last Muslim city to fall to Christians in 1492. On the excursion you will visit the Alhambra, a collection of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. The tour will also take you to visit the Cathedral and time for you to enjoy at leisure before returning back to the ship. In the afternoon you will depart Granada to return to Malaga. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Malaga - Porto Banus - Gibraltar

Day 3

In the morning you will arrive at Porto Banus, which features an optional excursion to Ronda, 50km inland, famous for being the birthplace of modern bullfighting, occurring once a year at Feria Goyesca. The area of Playa De Toros is now a museum and can be explored by visitors. The morning excursion will also be including a visit to a secluded 16th century convent and Old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets and town mansions. You will then walk to Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, featuring a convent, two churches, the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. Enjoy an afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. In the evening you will sail to Gibraltar arriving late in the evening. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gibraltar - Seville

Day 4

On this day there is an optional half day excursion in the “Rock”. This excursion will begin by departing by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, offering breath-taking views from its position perched on the summit of Gibraltar. From there you will continue to St. Michael’s Cave to appreciate the stalactites & stalagmites and visit the WWII Tunnels. To end the tour, you will enjoy some free time for shopping in the Main Street. At midday you will sail to Seville.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville, Spain

Day 5

In the morning you will sail up the Guadalquivir river, arriving at midday with an optional excursion to Seville, one of the most stunning cities in Europe, where Spanish and Moorish art, culture and history can still be traced today. The optional excursion will also take you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque district of Santa Cruz. You will spend overnight in Seville port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville – Jerez de la Frontera – Cadiz, Spain

Day 6

The day begins with a full day optional excursion in Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, renowned for its wine, horse breeding and flamenco. The tour will take you to visit the Alcazar, the Jerez Cathedral, before you discover Cádiz, known as the oldest inhabited city in Spain. (The ship will depart with passengers not joining in the excursion at 08:30 to reach Cádiz) Passengers can re-join the ship in Cádiz in the evening. Overnight at sea in Portimao, Portugal.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Portimao, Portugal

Day 7

At midday you will arrive in Portimao, where there is an optional afternoon excursion to Silves, mostly destroyed by its 17th century earthquake. Admire the old Moorish castle complex with its underground water reservoir, a 13th century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile and a grand 15th century bridge over Rio Arade. During your time at Silves you will be able to explore the exhibits at the Museu Arqueologico. Departing Silves you will visit the Serra de Monchique, reaching the city surrounded by two hills. The city charms and attracts visitors with its cobbled streets that you will be able to walk through and its small doorways that house artisan trades. You will then return to Portimao for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Portimao – Lisbon, Portugal

Day 8

Following your breakfast, you will disembark by 9am, escorted via bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon, arriving to your Lisbon hotel (to be advised) at 12.30pm.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embark: Lisbon – Portimao, Portugal

Day 1

You will meet at 1pm at Lisbon Hotel (to be advised) and transferred by bus transfer to Portimao so that you can board the ship. You will arrive in Portimao around 5pm and enjoy dinner on board.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Portimao, Portugal

Day 2

Your day will begin with an optional excursion to Silves, mostly destroyed by its 17th century earthquake. Admire the old Moorish castle complex with its underground water reservoir, a 13th century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile and a grand 15th century bridge over Rio Arade. During your time at Silves you will be able to explore the exhibits at the Museu Arqueologico. Departing Silves you will visit the Serra de Monchique, reaching the city surrounded by two hills. The city charms and attracts visitors with its cobbled streets that you will be able to walk through and its small doorways that house artisan trades. You will then return to Portimao for late lunch and get ready for departure. Overnight at sea to Seville.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville, Spain

Day 3

In the morning you will sail up the Guadalquivir river, arriving at midday with an optional excursion to Seville, one of the most stunning cities in Europe, where Spanish and Moorish art, culture and history can still be traced today. The optional excursion will also take you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque district of Santa Cruz. You will spend overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville – Jerez de la Frontera – Cadiz, Spain

Day 4

The day begins with a full day optional excursion in Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, renowned for its wine, horse breeding and flamenco. The tour will take you to visit the Alcazar and the Jerez Cathedral. (The ship will depart with passengers not joining in the excursion at 08:30 to reach Cádiz) Passengers can re-join the ship in Cádiz in the evening. Overnight at sea.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gibraltar, UK

Day 5

In the afternoon you will arrive at Gibraltar. On this day there is an optional excursion in the “Rock”. This excursion will begin by departing by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, offering breath-taking views from its position perched on the summit of Gibraltar. From there you will continue to St. Michael’s Cave to appreciate the stalactites & stalagmites and visit the WWII Tunnels. To end the tour, you will enjoy some free time for shopping in the Main Street. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gibraltar, UK Porto Banus (for Ronda), Spain

Day 6

Early morning sail to Porto Banus. You will arrive at Porto Banus and enjoy a swim stop at anchor. After lunch there is an optional excursion to Ronda, 50km inland, famous for being the birthplace of modern bullfighting, occurring once a year at Feria Goyesca. The area of Playa De Toros is now a museum and can be explored by visitors. The morning excursion will also be including a visit to a secluded 16th century convent and Old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets and town mansions. You will then walk to Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, featuring a convent, two churches, the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. At 3pm the ship will sail to Malaga and guests attending the excursion will join the ship in Malaga, where you will arrive at night. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Malaga – Granada, Spain

Day 7

The day begins with an optional full day excursion to Granada, an impressive city and the last Muslim city to fall to Christians in 1492. On the excursion you will visit the Alhambra, a collection of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. The tour will also take you to visit the Cathedral and time for you to enjoy at leisure before returning back to the ship. Overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Malaga, Spain

Day 8

Following your breakfast, you will disembark by 9am, to be transferred to the airport or extend your trip further.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: For the Granada & Alhambra Palaces excursion the tickets for Alhambra must be “purchased” latest 6 months in advance, therefore this tour must be pre-booked. Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

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