Iberian Radiance (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Nautica  |  74 Reviews
Southampton, United Kingdom to Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 26 Sep 2018 - 10 Oct 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
26 Sep 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
6:00 PM
DAY 2
27 Sep 2018
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 3
28 Sep 2018
Brest, France
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
29 Sep 2018
La Rochelle, France
9:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 5
30 Sep 2018
Bordeaux, France
12:00 PM
DAY 6
01 Oct 2018
Bordeaux, France
10:00 AM
Le Verdon, France
3:00 PM 7:00 PM
DAY 7
02 Oct 2018
Bilbao, Spain
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 8
03 Oct 2018
Bay of Biscay (Cruising), Spain
DAY 9
04 Oct 2018
Villagarcía De Arosa, Spain
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 10
05 Oct 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
12:00 PM
DAY 11
06 Oct 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
3:00 PM
DAY 12
07 Oct 2018
Cadiz, Spain
10:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 13
08 Oct 2018
Málaga, Spain
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 14
09 Oct 2018
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
DAY 15
10 Oct 2018
Barcelona, Spain
8:00 AM
Iberian Radiance map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

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For 26 Sep 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Jose Catalan, Lance Wilson

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A Day in the Rioja Wine Country with a Traditional Lunch - Bilbao - 2018 ( 8 Hours )
Bilbao, Spain | 02 Oct 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Our day begins when we depart the port of Bilbao and head south for the Rioja wine country. The Rioja wine region borders southern Navarra, Castilla y Leon and the Basque Country and offers visitors not only fine Rioja wines and interesting wine museums, but also stunning scenery, prehistoric archaeological findings, award winning contemporary architecture, medieval towns and fine Riojan manor houses. The micro-climate that the Rioja wine region enjoys makes it a privileged area for producing wine that has earned it its well-deserved fame.

Our first stop today is at one of our favorite wineries: CVNE. We will visit the bodega and then taste four of their best wines.

Since 1879, CVNE has at all times belonged to the direct descendants of the Real de Asua family and has always focused in vine growing and winemaking in Rioja. This Haro winery comprises a collection of structures and cellars, most dating from the 19th century, arranged around a central patio. Above the cellars are the winemaking, bottling, and shipping facilities, conserved to this day.

Over time, a series of structures have been built, which reflect the history of the winery. The Eiffel‘s Cellar, designed by the architecture practice of the legendary Alexandre – Gustave Eiffel; The Real de Asúa cellar, a winery inside another winery. The Real de Asua cellar is an independent winery inside the original historic quarters of Cune. This cellar allows for a fully traditional winemaking process subject to the strictest quality controls. The greater wines of the Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, namely, Real de Asúa and Imperial, are made in this cellar.

We will then continue to Eguren Ugarte Winery where we will enjoy a visit with wine tasting and our lunch. This is a family run winery that has kept up the traditional way of producing wines, while incorporating innovative techniques.

After lunch we will return to the pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual wear and comfortable walking shoes. Light to moderate walking over uneven pavement and cobblestones.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car & Driver - Lisbon - Sintra & Cascais ( 6 Hours )
Lisbon, Portugal | 05 Oct 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

The Estoril Coast is remembered as a place of charm, having several attractions like its famous beaches and the pretty towns of Estoril and Cascais. Sintra and its natural surroundings is one of Portugal's highlights, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

This tour will take you on a half-day journey exploring these traditional Portuguese towns. You begin your day with a drive to Sintra where hundreds of years of history and culture await you. You will take a short walk in the old city center where you';ll find yourself surrounded by the old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft shops and traditional pastry shops. It will be time to continue to one of the highlights of the day: the Pena Palace. Driving around the mountain, passing by amazing chalets and aristocratic residences, you will reach the 19th century Pena Palace in the most incredible combination of architectural styles, colors and shapes that you will find in Portugal.

After browsing through hundreds of years of history it will be time to relax by driving to the town of Cascais. Once a small fishing village, this town managed to maintain its seafaring traditions combined with the aristocratic and royal presences of the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Passing through its animated town center you'll find the cosmopolitan life side by side with the Atlantic.

The return to Lisbon will follow a very special road named "Marginal" by the Portuguese running always parallel to the white sandy beaches and amazing 17th century fortresses starting at the town of Estoril with its famous casino. On arrival to Lisbon you will drive past the historical neighborhood of Belém before returning to the ship.

Included: English speaking Driver | Gratuities | bottled water | taxes

Not Included: Guide | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide.Mileage restrictions may apply.This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car & Driver: Lisbon Highlights ( 6 Hours )
Lisbon, Portugal | 05 Oct 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

This half-day tour allows you to discover Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, colonized by many civilizations along the centuries: Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors and finally the Portuguese after 1147. We will visit St. George Castle, including its surrounding quarter and Alfama, Lisbon';s oldest quarter. This city is linked with the heroic deeds of the Portuguese maritime exploration, in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was the Age of Discoveries and the Golden Era of Portugal, transforming Lisbon into the opulent center of a vast empire. Part of the wealth from these expeditions was used to build magnificent monuments in a unique Portuguese style: the extravagant Manueline architectural style, best typified in Jerónimos Monastery (closed on Monday). Some of these monuments can still be seen, especially in the area of Belém.

But Lisbon has more than just monuments. We will visit also the traditional commerce zones of the city, with their 18th century buildings, the downtown and the Chiado. In short, this tour includes all the best that Lisbon has to show!

Included: English speaking Driver | Gratuities | bottled water | taxes

Not Included: Guide | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals unless specified | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions:This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide.Mileage restrictions may apply.This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Welcome Reception

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Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

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What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations Onboard meals and entertainment Unlimited soft drinks, Bottle water, Specialty coffee | Specialty restaurants

Not Included

  • Wine & spirits | Shore excursions | Spa treatments | Wine pairing dinners | Onboard incidentals | Gratuities

About Us

Whoever said, “You can’t have it all,” never sailed the mid-size ships of Oceania Cruises. By beautifully blending elegance and luxury with exceptional value without compromise, Oceania is the world’s smartest choice in vacations. Oceania’s country club-casual ambiance instantly puts you at ease the moment you step aboard. The mid-sized ships sail where larger vessels cannot and an impressive staff-to-guest-ratio provide personalized service. With legendary Master Chef Jacques Pepin as Executive Culinary director, guests enjoy memorable fine dining in multiple open-seating dining venues – all at no additional charge. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have created unique, inspiring environment in a signature spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Insider Tip

Oceania hosts the only cooking school at sea and offers guests hands-on instruction from expert Master Chefs.

Terms & Conditions

*Offers and fares are subject to change on 1/1/18. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity is one per stateroom; Owner's, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. VisitOceaniaCruises.com/Internet for more details. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity, and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1, Cruise-Only and OLife Choice Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms OceaniaCruises.com. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choiceamenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time. Ships' Registry: Marshall Islands.



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Shore Excursions

Southampton, United Kingdom - 26 Sep 2018

La Rochelle, France - 29 Sep 2018

Bordeaux, France - 01 Oct 2018

Bilbao, Spain - 02 Oct 2018

Villagarcía De Arosa, Spain - 04 Oct 2018

Lisbon, Portugal - 06 Oct 2018

Cadiz, Spain - 07 Oct 2018

Málaga, Spain - 08 Oct 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 10 Oct 2018

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