The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands – Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Price from
A$5,339

Departure date
February 8, 2024
Duration
11 days

Discover the natural wonders of Madeira and the Canaries, including the festive sights and sounds of the world’s second-largest carnival

Discover the natural wonders of Madeira and the Canaries, including the festive sights and sounds of the world’s second-largest carnival.

The island of fire 

Your expedition starts in Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and alleyways of the capital, Las Palmas, before embarking on your cruise. Our first stop is Lanzarote, the island of fire. Stand amazed at its deep U-shaped ravines and vertical cliffs, and explore its sun-kissed capital Arrecife.

El Carnaval

Experience the rhythm, colour, flamboyance, and luxury of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, second only to Rio’s famous samba fest. Witness one of the most anticipated spectacles of the carnival, the Gran Coso Apoteosis, or join excursions to the Teide National Park and its colossal centrepiece, El Teide. Afterwards, take in Madeira, the ‘Garden of the Atlantic.’ Enjoy a selection of exotic fruits and world-famous Madeira wines before sailing to the undisturbed golden sands of Porto Santo. 

A walkers’ paradise  

Hiking in La Palma is superb, with some walks starting right in the capital Santa Cruz. See how it lives up to its nickname, La Isla Bonita, or ‘The Pretty Island.’ We then make our way to remote El Hierro, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. As your cruise draws to a close, you’ll enjoy an authentic slice of traditional Canary life in La Gomera before ending your expedition in Gran Canaria.

What's Included

Flights

Onboard activities

Landing activities


Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Cathedral Santa Ana Vegueta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 1

The miniature continent

People on deck viewing a sunset

Day 2

Bound for Madeira

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Day 3

The Garden of the Atlantic

Porto Santo Madeira

Day 4

The Magic of Golden Sand

Microscopes, Science Center

Day 5

Back to the Canary Islands

Day 6

Carnival time!

Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma

Day 7

Isla Bonita

The rock formation at Charco Manso El Hierro

Day 8

The edge of the Canaries

Los Roques La Gomera, Canary Islands

Day 9

A paradise off the beaten track

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

Day 10

The fire island

Cathedral Santa Ana Vegueta, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 11

Farewell to the expedition

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

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The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands – Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife