Spanish City Break in the Spring
- For the perfect Bank Holiday escape from it all, Borealis takes you all the way to Spain and back in just five nights.
- Enjoy all the benefits of Fred. Olsen’s ocean cruising, with ample time for rest and relaxation on board, plus explorations of two fantastic Spanish cities.
- Visit La Coruna, where highlights include Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules; and tour to Bilbao from Getxo, to see iconic sights and enjoy local delights such as pintxos and Rioja wines.
Sailing from Liverpool
29 May 2021
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For the perfect Bank Holiday escape from it all, Borealis takes you all the way to Spain and back in just five nights. This short, yet rewarding break provides a welcome opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of ocean cruising with Fred. Olsen, with ample time for rest and relaxation on board, plus chances to explore ashore in two fantastic Spanish cities, all while spending less than a week away.
Your journey takes you to two of Spain’s finest regions, for a taste of their rich history and culture, authentic flavours and local way of life. You’ll visit stylish La Coruña, a Galician gem renowned for its impressive landmarks and historic sites; the Baroque-style Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules are among the unmissable attractions. Further afield, you could head to Santiago de Compostela – one of Christendom’s three global spiritual capitals – on a tour to marvel at the at the city’s simply spectacular cathedral. In the beautiful Basque Country, Getxo is your gateway to Bilbao. Tour to the regional capital for highlights aplenty; take in world-famous sights such as the iconic Guggenheim Museum and the 14th century gothic-style cathedral, and perhaps indulge yourself with local delights such as Basque pintxos and Rioja wines.
- 5 nights onboard Fred. Olsen's brand new Borealis
- Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
- A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
- Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
- A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
- Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
- A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
- Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
- Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Day 1 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Set sail on the brand new Borealis from Liverpool in search of the sun!
Day 3 La Coruña, Spain
The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.
La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower. The Paseo Marítimo, a lovely 13km walkway and bike path, runs from the port, around the peninsula, and along the ocean beaches.
The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes, is a popular spot, and features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. The medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are all fine places of interest.
Beyond the historic city is a proud, modern metropolis, which boasts a superb food scene and a buzzing nightlife. The world’s best picnic food, empanadas, and the locally produced beer, Estrella, both demand trying.
Day 4 Getxo (Bilbao), Spain
The underrated Getxo in Northern Spain, is an attractive seaside location, and the access port for Bilbao. Getxo’s wonderful beaches, beautiful architecture and truly impressive monuments include the UNESCO-listed Vizcaya Bridge – the world’s oldest transport bridge.
The town’s Old Port area, Algorta, is situated at one end of the Ereaga Beach and is a popular spot to soak up the sun, enjoy the vibrant nightlife and take advantage of the exciting water sports. At Ereaga’s other end, delightful palaces and gardens can be found and explored.
Getxo is also perfectly placed for tours to nearby Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country, and home to the world famous Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Art and its stunning 14th century Gothic-style cathedral.
Day 6 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Time to say our farewells and make our way home.