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

Price from $5,322

Departure date
11 days

Experience the flamboyance of the world's second largest carnival

  • 11-day expedition cruise to Madeira and the Canary Islands during carnival season, taking in the celebrated carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

  • Discover the diverse nature and cultures of eight different islands, from Porto Santos's golden beaches, to lush Madeira and scenic La Palma.

  • Encounter picturesque trails, volcanic landscapes, UNESCO-listed habitats and world heritage sites on this unforgettable Atlantic island adventure.

Diverse island landscapes

Setting sail from Gran Canaria, our cruise takes in the nature of Lanzarote, verdant Madeira, La Isla Bonita La Palma, the spectacular hiking trails of UNESCO-listed El Hierro and stunning Garajonay National Park in La Gomera. Join an optional excursion to Teide National Park and El Teide volcano.

El Carnaval

Experience the colors, costumes, rhythms and energy of the Santa Cruz Carnival, second only to Rio’s famous celebrations. See the joyous highlight of the event, the Gran Coso Apoteosis, with a parade of spectacular floats.

What's Included

Expedition cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

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

Explore Las Palmas

Day 1

Lanzarote's natural charm

Day 2

La Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Day 3

Madeira bound

Day 4

Verdant Madeira

Day 5

The sands of Porto Santo

Day 6

Return to Canary Islands

Day 7

La Palma, the pretty isle

Day 8

The beauty of El Hierro

Day 9

Untamed La Gomera

Day 10

End in lovely Las Palmas

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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