From Lisbon to the Canary Islands – Jewels of the Atlantic

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Departure date
October 21, 2023
11 days

Majestic volcanoes, diverse ecosystems and sublime scenery

11-day expedition cruise from Lisbon to Madeira and the Canary Islands, exploring unique island cultures and UNESCO listed National Parks.

Discover epic trails, active volcanoes and thrilling landscapes along with spectacular natural features that amazed so many explorers of old.

Enjoy the lively cultures of islands including Madeira, Porto Santo Gran Canaria and Tenerife with their mix of Spanish, Portuguese and the New World.

Historic cities, golden sands

Your adventure begins in Lisbon - one of southern Europe’s most enchanting cities. Then it's to Porto Santo with its picturesque scenery and undisturbed beaches.

Picture-perfect vistas 

Rising majestically out of the ocean, Madeira's idyllic capital and famous fortified wines await, before our journey continues to the Canary Islands. Take in Lanzarote and Tenerife's volcanic landscapes and the spectacular hiking trails in La Palma, before finishing your adventure in the jagged mountain ridges of Gran Canaria.

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

An old building against blue skies at Lisbon, Portugal

Day 1

The Delights of Lisbon

A member of the Expedition Team using a sextant

Day 2

Bound for Madeira

Picture of Porto Santo in Madeira. The water is turquoise, and the mountain is pointed

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 Ørjan Bertelsen

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

Caldera De Taburiente National Park, La Palma, Canary Islands Photo Credit Getty Images

Day 8

La Isla Bonita

Natural Stone Arch Charco Manso, El Hierro, Canary Islands Photo Credit Getty Images

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 in Gran Canaria

Day 11

The miniature continent

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.


From Lisbon to the Canary Islands – Jewels of the Atlantic