At a glance
25 Day Cruise on Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas from £14,125 pp incl. flights
Departure 14 November 2020 | Inspired Iberia & The Ivory Coast
- Santa Cruz de La Palma
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- São Tomé
- Walvis Bay
- Cape Town
Inspired Iberia & The Ivory Coast
Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
- Return flights and overseas transfers
- Your all-inclusive luxury cruise
- Special fares on select suite grades
- Unlimited shore excursions
- Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship
- All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
- Pre-paid gratuities
- Speciality restaurants
- 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more in Concierge Suites and above
- Exclusive - $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite
Guests in all suite categories can enjoy one of these land tours with our compliments:
- FREE 3-Night Luxurious Landscapes and Lisbon pre-cruise land program or
- FREE 3-Night Winelands and Wildlife post-cruise land program or
- FREE 3-Night Cape Town at Leisure post-cruise land program
Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Luxurious Landscapes and Lisbon pre-cruise land program or FREE 3-Night Winelands and Wildlife or FREE 3-Night Cape Town at Leisure post-cruise land program on this voyage.
Day by day itinerary
Legend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. On All Saints’ Day in 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the city. The Baixa (Lower City) was rebuilt on neo-classical lines that still form the heart of the city. The elegant ‘City of Explorers’overlooks the River Tagus, and offers a number of distinctive neighborhoods to discover. Tour the Alfama, where the winding streets still retain much of their Moorish atmosphere. Stroll to Bairro Alto and hear the melodious sounds of Portugal’s Fado music. Nearby excursions transport you to the lavish 18th-century palace of Queluz and Sintra’s Royal Palace.
Framed by golden sands and impressive cliffs, Portimão offers a relaxing beach getaway for sun-seekers. For lovers of history and architecture, take a stroll through the medieval Castle of Alvor, and for those that enjoy the beauty of nature delight in the cultivated fields and slopes covered with pine trees and wildflowers. Visit the Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Conceição that dates back to the 14th century. After a devastating earthquake it was restored with an altar made from walnut wood and the interior walls that feature religious depictions in azulejos tiles. Bring home traditional lace, ceramics, leather goods and baskets
Discover gorgeous Santa Cruz de La Palma with its colorful buildings, 18th Century mansions, and wrought-iron balconies draped with lush bougainvillea, dramatic volcanic mountains, and fertile green valleys set amid a pristine turquoise sea. Explore the star-shaped 17th Century Castillo de Santa Catarina fortress. Then visit the Moorish influenced Iglesia de El Salvador to admire the luminous stained-glass windows. Stroll along O’Daly Street browsing through lovely boutiques, antique and artisan shops. Enjoy a glass of fine Canary Island wine in a jewel-like setting.
Tenerife's privileged setting allows you to enjoy beautiful beaches such as las Teresitas; admire the enchanting Orchid Gardens, founded in 1774 as a historic English garden, or visit the Teide National Park, the symbol of the island.
The Cape Verde Islands are located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean some 300 miles off the west coast of Africa. In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived at Santiago and founded Ribeira Grande (now Cidade Velha)--the first permanent European settlement in the tropics. Mindelo on the isle of São Vicente is Cape Verde's cultural capital and has, by far, the most attractive city centre in the Cape Verde Islands with charming colonial buildings, cobbled streets, and numerous cafés and restaurants.
Experience the rhythm and vibrancy of Dakar with its bustling open-air markets, historical colonial architecture and French influences. Visit the African Renaissance Monument standing taller than the Statue of Liberty. Look for embroidered cloth, lace, and silk to turn into traditional robes called boubou. Try bissap, the local tea made with hibiscus, sugar and water. Browse through the gallery and gardens of L’Institut Francais. Savor a café au lait and pastry as you revel in the syncopated rhythm of this dynamic city.
Although the capital of Gambia, Banjul remains one of Africa's smallest cities. Nestled on St. Mary's Island at the mouth of the Gambia River, it exudes a village-like atmosphere. Spend a carefree day admiring the 19th century architecture in MacCarthy Square or visiting the landmark King Fahad Mosque with its twin minarets. Explore the Gambia National Museum, which houses historical, archaeological and cultural artifacts. And shop for unique gifts at the bustling and lively Albert Market.
The Ivory Coast's largest city and former capital, skyscraper-studded Abidjan curves around placid Ebrié Lagoon. Being one of the world's largest French-speaking cities, it's often referred to as the "Paris of Africa." Abidjan's more affluent Le Plateau and Cocody neighborhoods exude a palpable European ambiance. Take in the city’s modern architecture whether visiting the Cathedrale St. Paul or La Pyramide. For those that prefer a comprehensive overview of Abidjan’s history, tour the National Museum, which houses an interesting collection of traditional art, including masks, pottery and wooden statues.
The Portuguese explorers who landed in the country in 1471 named it the Gold Coast. English, Danish, Dutch and Germans built their forts (castles )here to reap the abundant riches. In the 17th century, Frederick William, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, built a fort called Taccarary which later became known as Takoradi. Visitors can observe a window into the natural world of Ghana at the Monkey Hill nature preserve located in the heart of the city. Further afield join us as we look back at the tragic history of the Atlantic slave trade at Elmina Castle, the earliest known European structure in the tropics; built in 1482 by the Portuguese. Wander the ramparts of Cape Coast Castle and view villagers mending fishing nets and setting out to sea in painted fishing canoes. Explore one of the Ghana’s last remaining tropical forests at Kakum National Park and walk through the verdant canopy.
Lome is the capital and major port of Togo. Togoland, of which modern Togo was formerly a part, was colonized by the Germans in 1894. Visitors to the city can view the Lomé Grand Market, the Togo National Museum in the Palais de Congrés, and the Lomé Cathedral. Regent’s excursions open a window to the folklore and history of this mysterious and exotic country. Experience an authentic Voodoo Ceremony in Sanguera; tour the base of Mount Agou, the highest mountain in Togo, and visit a Ewe tribal village, where you will have the privilege of witnessing the popular Akpesse folkdance.
Off the beaten path, São Tomé is a tropical paradise that offers lush rainforests, bird watching, secluded waterfalls and pristine, isolated beaches. Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the tiny volcanic island offers a unique blend of Portuguese and Creole culture rarely seen anywhere else in the world. Enjoy spectacular views on a hike to the peak of Pico de São Tomé, go in search of the 109 species of orchid, or marvel at the impressive Boca do Inferno blowhole.
Unspoiled Walvis Bay, a natural lagoon and the only deep-sea harbor on the Namibian coast, offers something for everyone, with spectacular bird-watching being a keynote, as thousands of migrating species make their way here annually to join the local flamingoes and pelicans. “Dune 7,” at the outskirts of town, towers over the scenic bay, and offers excellent photo ops. The city is also a good starting point for a number of exciting day trips into the timeless beauty of the desert region, including off-road explorations, or fly-over dolphin and whale sighting.
Called ‘the fairest cape in the whole circumference of the earth’ and regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town offers museums, lush parks and shops. Impressive mountains, magnificent beaches and outstanding wineries add to the attraction. Ride a cable-car to the top of famous flat-topped Table Mountain and gaze at the mosaic of towering mountains, verdant valleys and the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The historical highlight is Robben Island, once the prison holding such outstanding anti-apartheid leaders as Nelson Mandela.
Debark on day 2 here and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK
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