Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands

From Lisbon to Dakar

Price from
A$4,709

Departure date
October 21, 2023
Duration
11 days

Discover majestic volcanoes, diverse habitats, stunning coastal scenery and cultural highlights of Madeira, the Canary Islands and West Africa

Discover the majestic volcanoes, diverse habitats, stunning coastal scenery and cultural highlights of Madeira, the Canary Islands and West Africa.

Historic cities, golden sands  

Your expedition starts in the fabled city of Lisbon, built on seven hills along the shores of the River Tagus. Explore one of southern Europe’s most enchanting cities before kickstarting your adventure. Soak up Porto Santo laidback vibe, with its mix of picturesque scenery, gently rolling hills and miles of undisturbed sandy beaches. 

Picture-perfect vistas 

Nicknamed the ‘Garden of the Atlantic’, Madeira rises majestically out of the ocean in riotous shades of green. Be sure to sample Madeira’s famed fortified wines in one of the many bars and restaurants before sailing to the Canary Islands

Volcanic paradise

You will start your Canarias experience exploring Lanzarote’s volcano-sculpted landscape and legendary beaches. In Tenerife, you’ll unearth a unique landscape of craters, volcanic cones, ancient rocks and streams of petrified lava. Discover some of the best hiking trails in La Palma before sailing to El Hierro and La Gomera, the islands at the edge of the Canaries.

Big, bold, colourful Dakar

The last call in the Canaries will be Gran Canaria, with its subtropical valleys, palm-dotted oases, pine forests and jagged mountain ridges. After three relaxing days at sea, your expedition comes to an end in Dakar, Senegal’s colourful and animated capital. Enjoy a guided tour taking in the city’s main landmarks before you head back home.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities


Route overview

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

Lisboa, Portugal

Day 1

Legendary Lisbon

Expedition Team At Sea Photo Credit Andrea Klaussner

Day 2

Bound for Madeira

Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal

Day 3

The magic of golden sand

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Photo Credit Karsten Bidstrup

Day 4

The garden of the Atlantic

Sunset On Deck Photo Credit Andreas Kalvig Anderson

Day 5

Bound for the Canary Islands

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Photo Credit Getty Images

Day 6

The fire island

Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Day 7

The roof of the Canaries

A lady is walking on a path on the edge of a mountain

Day 8

La Isla Bonita

Main Church Of Valverde, El Hierro, Canary Islands

Day 9

The edge of the Canaries

Los Roques, La Gomera, Canary Islands

Day 10

A paradise off the beaten track

Cathedral Santa Ana Vegueta, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Day 11

The miniature continent

Sunset On Deck Photo Credit Ørjan Bertelsen

Day 12-14

Bound for Dakar

Dakar, Senegal Photo Credit Getty Images

Day 15

The vibrant capital of Senegal 

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.

Europe

Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands

From Lisbon to Dakar