Iberian Explorer

Overview

Iberian Explorer

Circumnavigate the Iberian Peninsula and uncover the historic treasures of Spain. Explore the Roman past and tranquil beauty of Cartagena and its Murcia province. Visit Málaga, the city of Picasso’s birth, and Granada’s Alhambra palace. Cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the scenic bay of Vigo, gateway to Santiago de Compostela. This enlightening itinerary is complemented by a call on England’s maritime city of Portsmouth.

What's Included:

  • Flight from the UK to Barcelona
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dine in a choice of different venues at no extra cost
  • Quality wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Speciality tea and coffee any time on board
  • An included shore excursion in almost every port
  • Complimentary use of spa facilities
  • Evening entertainment and enrichment talks

Hand Picked By

Mandy Shilling

"Sleek, stylish and built for pleasure, Viking ocean ships set a new standard in on-board Scandi-chic and innovation. Dine in a different restaurant every night for free, enjoy the privacy of your own veranda and lap up the views from the first infinity pool at sea. Everything you need to enjoy yourself is included in the price. All offers on this page include an exclusive complimentary drinks package when you book with us by 30th April so call either myself or one of my colleagues and start planning your Viking Cruise journey."

Mandy Shilling

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: January 2020 & 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Circumnavigate the Iberian Peninsula and uncover the historic treasures of Spain.

Ship Overview

Viking Star

Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.

Viking Star Profile

  • Only 930 guests
  • Length: 745 feet
  • Beam: 94.5 feet
  • Class: Small ships
  • Year built: 2015

Viking Star Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Barcelona

Fly from the UK to Barcelona. Arrive in Barcelona and step on board your ship. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and explore your ship. As we remain in port until the afternoon, you may have time to see some of Barcelona's sights. The vibrant Las Ramblas boulevard is just 25 minutes away.

Day 2: Murcia (Cartagena), Spain

Uncover the rich history of Cartagena today, brimming with remarkable architecture spanning the ages—from the days of Rome to art nouveau. Outside the city, marvel at the beauty of the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuensanta, Murcia’s patron saint, and the baroque- and Gothic-style cathedral. Alternately, explore Cartagena’s impressive Roman Theater and Roman Forum.

Day 3: Granada (Málaga), Spain

Today you can experience firsthand the stuff of Andalusian dreams. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is the gateway to Andalusia, the seductive province of rolling hills and endless olive groves. An included tour features the 11th-century Alcazaba Palace, residence of Arabian caliphs, the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, the Renaissance Cathedral and Picasso’s birthplace. Or, choose to explore the mighty Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain’s most treasured sites.

Day 4: Scenic Cruising: Strait of Gibraltar

Sail through the famed Strait of Gibraltar today into the Alboran Sea, the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean. According to legend, the Rock of Gibraltar, an enormous geological wonder is one of the Pillars of Hercules—the other being Monte Hacho, a low mountain in Ceuta, a Spanish province in North Africa. As you cruise, perhaps soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant.

Day 5: Vigo, Spain

Call on Vigo today, Spain’s “Gateway to the Atlantic” and one of the most historic cities on the northwestern coast of Galicia. For stunning views of its dramatic bay, ascend to El Castro Mount. Then get a closer look at Vigo’s elegant thoroughfares and plazas and the French gardens of Castrelos Park. Alternately, visit the revered city of Santiago de Compostela, one of medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites.

Day 6: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Perhaps you will get a morning workout at the Fitness Center and soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the refreshingly chilled air of the Snow Grotto. In the evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant.

Day 7: Portsmouth, England

You’ll enjoy a picturesque arrival into Portsmouth, sailing between Napoleonic forts in the Solent Strait and passing stunning citadels at the harbor’s entrance. Then discover the city’s prestigious maritime past. This historic naval port houses such historic vessels as Henry VIII’s Tudor battleship Mary Rose and Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory. Stroll the docklands of the rejuvenated waterfront and visit the D-Day Museum, commemorating the preparations for the Allied landings of the massive fleet that departed here on June 6, 1944.

Day 8: London (Tilbury), England

Awake in Tilbury, a historic town on the north bank of the Thames River. Disembark your ship this morning. Fly home, or explore more with Viking on our London post-cruise extension.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: January 2020 & 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Circumnavigate the Iberian Peninsula and uncover the historic treasures of Spain.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Veranda StateroomFrom £1,390ppView Cabin

Veranda Stateroom

Approx. 270sq. ft. including veranda

These cabins include luxury robes, slippers & premium Freyja® toiletries, large bathroom with oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors,spacious closet & drawer, 42" flat-screen LCD TV, king-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens, safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets & ample USB ports direct dial satellite phone service, mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, purified water refilled daily, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi.

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Veranda Stateroom

Approx. 270sq. ft. including veranda

These cabins include luxury robes, slippers & premium Freyja® toiletries, large bathroom with oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors,spacious closet & drawer, 42" flat-screen LCD TV, king-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens, safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets & ample USB ports direct dial satellite phone service, mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, purified water refilled daily, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi.

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