Vineyards & Grands Crus

13 April - 22 April 2019

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

13 April

Setting sail from Lisbon

The roots of historic Lisbon's fame lie in its strategic position on the edge of the Atlantic and the fact it offers one of the world's greatest natural harbours. No surprise therefore that it became the home of the world's most famous explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. Built on seven hills, we always find Lisbon to be soulful, captivating and picturesque, with architecture which reflects its status as a great port.

Don't miss

Belem Tower, dating from the 1500s, was both a fortress and the explorers’ departure point. On the façade you will find a stone rhinoceros sculpted into the tower – Europe’s first sight of this extraordinary beast!

14 April

Portugal: Leixoes (Porto)

15 April

At sea

16 April

France: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

17-18 April

France: Bordeaux

19 April

France: Pauillac

19 April

France: Belle Ile

20 April

Guernsey: St Peter Port

21 April

France: Honfleur

22 April

Arriving in Portsmouth

Perfectly located on a magnificent harbour on the south coast of England, Portsmouth boasts a rich maritime and naval heritage. In addition, it has a glorious sea front, and theatres, art galleries, cathedrals and museums. The new Spinnaker Tower gives you a fine perspective on the area with stunning views from the top, and an interactive introduction to local history, including the Mary Rose wreck and Nelson's Victory. You can visit the house where Charles Dickens was born, and learn more about D-Day and Operation Overlord.

The Ship

Your home from home

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Ways to make it better
Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon

Our recommended hotel

The Pousada de Lisboa, newly opened in May 2015, has a great location in the heart of the city and an interior to wow you.

Palace de Pena, Sintra

Take a day trip from Lisbon

Visit Sintra – Roman and Moorish influences make this magical city with its fairytale palaces and extravagant villas a must.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

Fortitude Cottage, just 50 steps from the water’s edge in the Old Town, is a great B&B. Try to get the Penthouse Room.

Chichester

Day trips from Portsmouth

Portsmouth is gateway to so many Hampshire gems, but the best must be Chichester, perfect for a day tour.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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