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Cruising Southern Spain and Portugal – with Smithsonian Journeys

Barcelona - Lisbon

Dates:
16/09/2025
to  24/09/2025

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
£4,990
30% Ponant Bonus
What's Included

Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

Set sail aboard Le Lapérouse on an exceptional 9-day itinerary that will take you along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts, from Barcelona to Lisbon.  

Your voyage begins in Barcelona, a city in perpetual movement, where you may choose to arrive early and fall under the spell of the famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including the UNESCO World Heritage Basílica de la Sagrada Família.

Your ship will head first to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands. Stop at the Gothic-style Bellver Castle, one of only a handful of circular castles in Europe, or board a vintage train through the orange and olive groves, almond and locust-bean trees, lush villages, and pine-covered mountains that create the island landscape.

Your call in captivating Valencia offers the opportunity to view the city’s architectural wonders, from the UNESCO World Heritage La Lonja de la Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture originally used for trading silk, to the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex designed by native architect Santiago Calatrava.

You will then sail to the rich cultural landscape of Andalusia, where you will discover enchanting Málaga. This call will allow for a visit to the magnificent Alhambra of Grenada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Marbella, you may travel to the picturesque town of Ronda, a center of bullfighting, or you may stay in Marbella to stroll the Avenida del Mar, decorated with ten sculptures by Dali.

Next discover Cádiz, one of the country’s oldest cities. This call will allow for a visit to the superb palace of the Alcázar in Seville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or stay in town to attend a performance of flamenco at a local tavern.

Lagos, near the southwestern tip of Portugal, is your gateway to the natural beauty, history, and culture of the Algarve. Tour the Old Town, visit the stunning rock formations and caves of Ponta da Piedade, and enjoy a tasting of Algarve wines. Or travel the short distance to Sagres on Cape St. Vincent, from where Prince Henry the Navigator directed the expeditions that led to the discovery of Madeira and the Azores.

Your voyage will end in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. Lisbon boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. Choose to extend your stay and enjoy strolling through the streets of this city of seven hills, soaking up the local zest for life.  


Ref : BL3645US - ER160925


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, transfers before and after your cruise, and an included excursion in each port of call. Engaging discussions...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(204 ft²)

From £4,990
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(204 ft²)

From £5,510
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(204 ft²)

From £5,770
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(204 ft²)

From £6,090
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(290 ft²)

From £8,380
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

From £8,380
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(290 ft²)

From £8,380
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(409 ft²)

From £11,260
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(409 ft²)

From £11,830
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(344 ft²)

From £12,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(344 ft²)

From £12,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

From £13,600
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(484 ft²)

From £20,180



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