Canarian Flavours Itinerary TUI Cruise Holidays 2021 / 2022
There are some great Canarian cruises from Marella by TUI for Winter 2021 / 20212
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Canarian Flavours Itineraries
Winter 2021 / 2022 Canarian Cruises
- Canarian Flavours Marella Explorer 7 nights from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
- Canarian Flavours Marella Explorer 7 nights from Santa Cruz, Tenerife
- 20th December 2021 A Canarian Christmas Marella Explorer 7 nights from Las Palmas
- 21st December 2021 A Canarian Christmas Marella Explorer 7 nights from Santa Cruz
Canarian Flavours – Day One Santa Cruz Tenerife
Canarian Flavours Itinerary starts like this – on the one hand you’ve got snow-capped peaks, on the other sun-baked beaches. Neon-lit strips a stone’s throw from natural masterpieces. Tenerife’s got contrasts aplenty. For sheer fun and plenty of sun, it’s pretty hard to beat.
Canarian Flavours – Day Two Las Palmas Gran Canaria
Golden dunes drenched in year-round sunshine. Rugged mountains hiding pretty whitewashed villages. Bays and coves linked together like a magnificent sandy necklace. Nature’s been kind to Gran Canaria so little surprise it lures sun-worshippers back year after year.
• Take a trip to the Bandama crater. Standing over 3,000ft high, it’s one of the few inhabited volcanic craters in the world.
• Discover the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Las Palmas, where chic boutiques and tempting tapas bars are tucked in among some breathtaking architecture. In the old town, or Veguetta district, you’ll come across the Christopher Columbus Museum, which is well worth a visit, too.
• Feast your eyes on the incredible wind-sculpted sand dunes of Maspalomas. Then pick a patch of sand and soak up the sun.
Canarian Flavours – Day Three – San Sebastian La Gomera
La Gomera is the Canary Islands stripped bare. Its beaches are quiet, its villages are sleepy and its countryside is fleeced with forests and dramatic mountain ridges. The catalogue of valleys and ravines make the island an obvious choice for walkers. But trekking isn’t the only activity on offer here. Scuba divers can swim through bath-warm waters as they search for tuna, parrotfish and trumpet fish.
• Get your money’s worth from your camera in the Valle Gran Rey. This green ravine is corralled by mountain scenery and it looks out over the sea.
• Lace up your hiking boots for a walk in El Cedro Forest. The pearl in the oyster here is El Chorro waterfall, which is nearly 400 metres tall.
• Chorros de Espina is a natural spring set in the heart of a forest. Legend says, it’s waters are medicinal, and can even make a woman fall in love.
Canarian Flavours – Day Four – Funchal Madeira
Sweeter than wine, Madeira’s a fine excuse to binge on beautiful scenery to your heart’s content. Funchal is the island’s capital, a bewitching collection of cobbled streets, quaint museums and buzzing café and restaurant life.
• Get to know Funchal. This spellbinding city is a portion of Portugal sprinkled with a dash of Garden of Eden and Edwardian Britain. The whole place seems to be smothered in vivid bougainvillea, jasmine and other exotic blooms. Don’t miss the covered market, a dizzying montage of exotic fruit stalls and flower-sellers wearing traditional costume. And take a look at the city’s impressive Sé cathedral with its ornate ceiling and artworks.
• If you’re really into blooms, meander around Funchal’s tranquil Botanical Gardens, admiring their dazzling displays of orchids, cacti and Madeira’s iconic dragon trees.
• Take a cable car up to the mountain village of Monte and hurtle back down the cobbles towards Funchal in a wicker toboggan.
• Gaze in awe at the colossal Cabo Girao, one of the world’s largest coastal cliffs. Then take in the simple charms of the quaint fishing village, Camara de Lobos, one of Winston Churchill’s favourite retreats.
• Sign up for a jeep tour to explore parts of the island that are usually off limits.
Canarian Flavours – Day Five – Funchal Madeira
Canarian Flavours – Day Six – Arrecife Lanzarote
Its lunar landscape is legendary, its sun-soaked beaches loved worldwide, and its all-round postcard prettiness powerful enough to draw people back year after year. In fact, there’s not much to dislike about Lanzarote. Soaked in sunshine and dotted with whitewashed villages, it’s got a charm all of its own.
• Behold the world famous Timanfaya National Park, the jewel in Lanzarote’s crown. It’s renowned for its Montanas del Fuego or Mountains of Fire, a huge area of solidified lava dominated by enormous, dormant volcanoes. Breathtaking stuff.
• Soak up the sun on Playa Grande in Puerto Del Carmen. It’s the longest beach on the island and it’s lined by restaurants, cafes, and shops.
• Watch the windsurfers on the Costa Teguise. This watersport is a major pastime on this part of the coast and you’ll have front-row seats to the action from the fine white sands here.
• If you haven’t heard of Cesar Manrique before your trip to Lanzarote, you’ll certainly remember him afterwards. A Lanzarote-born artist and designer, his weird and wonderful artistic creations are dotted all over the island. Discover more at the Cesar Manrique Foundation, the artist’s former home. Built around five cave-like lava bubbles, it’s impressive to say the least and the interior looks like something straight out of Austin Powers.
• Los Jameos del Agua. Another Manrique-designed masterpiece, this is an imaginatively landscaped underground grotto. In one of the cathedral-like caverns there’s a concert hall. In another, a bar with tables and chairs arranged at various levels. And in the centre you’ll find a dimly-lit rock pool that’s home to hundreds of tiny blind crabs, apparently unique to Lanzarote.
Canarian Flavours – Day Seven – Puerto Del Rosario Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the Canary Island of choice for beach connoisseurs. Its coastline morphs from the 10 kilometre-long blonde sweep in the Parque Natural de las Dunas to the wind-whipped sands in Playa de Sotavento, which hosts the Windsurfing World Championships every year. Away from the coast, the island’s interior is blanketed with lava fields, euphorbia valleys and clock-stopped villages.
• Take a trip to Corralejo’s picture-perfect beach. Lay back on the 11-kilometre-long stretch of sand, tip-toe over the dunes, or explore the town’s pavement bars.
• If you’re after a spot of relaxation, board a catamaran cruise out into the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll drop anchor at a deserted island, where the beaches are footprint-free.
• Aloe vera has been harvested in Fuerteventura for centuries. You can visit a farm to learn more about the medicinal plant and pick up some products to take home.
Canarian Flavours – Day Eight- Santa Cruz, Tenerife
On the one hand you’ve got snow-capped peaks, on the other sun-baked beaches. Neon-lit strips a stone’s throw from natural masterpieces. Tenerife’s got contrasts aplenty. For sheer fun and plenty of sun, it’s pretty hard to beat.
• Head to Loro Parque, the island’s award-winning wildlife park whose residents include parrots, dolphins, sealions and gorillas.
• Explore Santa Cruz. Splash the cash in the city’s superb range of shops or take your pick of tapas bars and enjoy a long, lazy al fresco lunch.
• Take a drive through the Orotava Valley, stopping at the Humboldt viewpoint. You’ll be treated to panoramic views over the island’s vineyards and banana plantations.