Floral Funchal & The Canary Islands
FOT-494970/418802 Atlantic Islands
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Day 1
Dover, UK, England

Epitomised by the towering, glistening white cliffs, the East Kent port town of Dover provides an ideal point of access from which to embark on a cruise. As well as its geological features, Dover also holds significant cultural and historical value. Dover Castle has stood on these cliffs for 2,000 years and its walls contain many historical relics including a Roman lighthouse, a Saxon church and a Norman keep, as well as a series of tunnels which were built for the Dunkirk evacuation.

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Day 4
Vigo, Spain

The position of Vigo, on the western coast of Spain, makes it an ideal spot for fishermen to head off in search of the freshest seafood. This becomes clear upon walking through the extensive markets and can be sampled in some of the many fine restaurants and bars. There are many religious landmarks of significance including a number of churches and cathedrals. Alternatively, head to Paseo de Alfonso XII, where you will be able to soak in fabulous panoramic views of the city.

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Day 5
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon shares a similar status to the Italian city of Rome and the Turkish city of Istanbul. This vibrant and cultural city has much to offer to the discerning visitor, with many beautiful gardens, stunning architectural wonders, and cultural relics such as the traditional trams which have operated in Lisbon since the 1930’s. Head to Cine Theatro Gymnasium if you get the chance, as this is where you will be able to experience a daily performance of Fado – a distinctive Portuguese style of music that has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 7
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – also commonly known as Las Palmas – is not only the largest city in Gran Canaria, but also the largest city of the Canary Islands. Following a recent study on climatology at Syracuse University, in New York, it was found that Las Palmas de Gran Canaria enjoys the “best climate in the world”. The best way to fully appreciate the local weather is to head to the Playa de Las Canteras – a 4km beach considered to be one of the finest urban beaches on earth.

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Day 8
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and is home to a number of fabulous golden beaches and fascinating natural landmarks. Due to its location, just off of the western coast of Africa, the year-round temperature rarely drops below the high teens, creating perfect conditions for a spot of sun-kissed relaxation. One of the most instantly recognisable landmarks of the island is El Teide, which is the third highest volcano in the world when measured from its base on the ocean floor. A cable car ride to the top of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you a deeper understanding of the volcano, while also offering fabulous views over the island.

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Day 9
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Santa Cruz de La Palma is a city located on the eastern coast of the Canary Island of La Palma. It is situated along an old lava flow that stemmed from a small caldera located just south of the city. This charming city offers a warm climate throughout the year, with average temperatures rarely dipping below 20C.

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Day 10
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Funchal is the capital city of the Portuguese island of Madeira, situated just north of the Canary Islands. This lush green island is a natural paradise and provides a peaceful and tranquil environment for anyone looking for a real sense of escape. Funchal does not disappoint in this respect, with many wonderful gardens to explore, as well as a number of beautifully ornate cathedrals and palaces.

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Day 11
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Funchal is the capital city of the Portuguese island of Madeira, situated just north of the Canary Islands. This lush green island is a natural paradise and provides a peaceful and tranquil environment for anyone looking for a real sense of escape. Funchal does not disappoint in this respect, with many wonderful gardens to explore, as well as a number of beautifully ornate cathedrals and palaces.

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Day 13
Leixoes, Portugal

The Portuguese seaport of Leixoes is closely situated to both the city of Porto and the mouth of the Douro River. The city of Porto is home to many landmarks of interest and a walk through its passage and alleyways will slowly reveal a unique sense of charm. A distinctively vibrant culture of music and art can be discovered while wandering the narrow city streets that make up this enchanting city.

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Day 16
Dover, UK, England

Epitomised by the towering, glistening white cliffs, the East Kent port town of Dover provides an ideal point of access from which to embark on a cruise. As well as its geological features, Dover also holds significant cultural and historical value. Dover Castle has stood on these cliffs for 2,000 years and its walls contain many historical relics including a Roman lighthouse, a Saxon church and a Norman keep, as well as a series of tunnels which were built for the Dunkirk evacuation.