the itinerary 

Departing from one of the most charming capitals of Europe,
sailing to Madeira and then visiting 5 of the 7 Canary islands,
each one of them very different and unique.
And finally arriving at Gran Canaria,
the ideal gay destination to extend your holiday

 

18th - 25th September 2017

Day Destination Arrival Departure
Monday Lisbon   17:00
Tuesday At Sea    
Wednesday Madeira 09:00  17:00
Thursday La Palma 12:00  21:00
Friday La Gomera 09:00 17:00
Saturday Tenerife 12:00  21:00
Sunday Lanzarote 09:30 17:30 
Monday Gran Canaria 09:00

 

day 1

Lisbon

day 1

Lisbon

day 1

Lisbon

One of the most charming capitals of Europe, with a vast history.
visit the tomb of the great explorer Vaco de Gama at the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, and the Torre de Belém (UNESCO world heritage site).

Discover the center with the charming Rossio square,
Praça dos Restauradores and the amazing shopping streets.

Party at gay districts Barrio Alto and Principe Real,
where you can find various restaurants and gay clubs.

Cross the bridge to the stunning beaches of the Costa de Caparica and take the train to Praia 19, the famous gay beach

 

 not to be missed

+ Visit the aquarium, one of the biggest in Europe.
+ Treat yourself to Pastel de Belém.
   This pastry with cream filling, cinnamon and sugar is a must try.

        tips 

+ Make sure you stay a couple of days prior to the start of the cruise,  
   to enjoy the city. it's more than worth it.
+ Take tram 28 to district Alfama, just outside the center.
+ Buy a ‘Lisboa card’, for unlimited acces to the public transport
   and free entry to many museums and landmarks.

 

 

day 2

At sea

 

Slow down. Relax. Maybe visit the gym.
Lay in the sun. Dangle your feet in the pool,
or enjoy one of the activities:
Mister The Cruise Election, games, cinema,...
Meet new friends…and get ready for the T-Dance Party!

 must do

 + An early morning yoga session under the sun
 + Offer yourself a spa treatment
 
 + Try the climbing wall

 

 

day 3

Madeira

day 3

Madeira

Madeira was discovered by Hendrik The Sailor. The group of islands that forms Madeira consists of many small islands of which only 2 are inhabited: the main island Madeira and the smaller island Porto Santo. The other islands are unhabited and are protected nature reserves.

The tropical forests at the north of the island are UNESCO world heritage site. Due to it’s stunning nature Madeira is appreciated by hikers and nature lovers.

 not to be missed

 + Take the cable car to the botanical gardens of Monte.

 + Thrill assured at the Monte Toboggan. Slide from;
    Monte to Funchal at the speed of 50 km/h

 + Visit the Mercado de Lavradores at the center of Funchal
 

 tips:

 + Spectacular views guaranteed at the glass view point of Cabo Girao.

 + Have your lunch at one of the many restaurants on the promenade
    and try the local specialty 'steak on the stone' with Madeira wine.

day 4

La Palma

day 4

La Palma

day 4

La Palma

La Palma is the most north westly situated island of the Canary Islands. It is the island of the eternal spring. Amazing cliffs, abundant forests and streams form a green paradise at the north of the island. The south of the island is more rough and is known for its lava rock formations.

It is said that out of all the islands, La Palma is the most authentic one of all the Canary Islands.

The name La Palma comes from the abundancy of palmtrees on the island and the locals are called Palmeros.

Discover why Madonna named La Palma ‘La Isla Bonita’.

 not to be missed

+ Discover nature reserve ‘Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente
   and enjoy the amazing view from the Roque de los Muchachos,
   the highest view point of the island.
+ Visit Santa Cruz de la Palma, the capital of the island,
   with it's narrow streets, beautiful squares and colourful
   facades with wooden balconies.


 tips

Nude sunbathing is allowed at Playa de las Monjas,
   roughly 2 kilometers south of Puerto Naos.

day 5

La Gomera

day 5

La Gomera

day 5

La Gomera

 

The second smallest island of the Canary Islands is La Gomera.
One comes here to enjoy the nature and peace and quietness.
La Gomera is 400 km2 and is very mountainous. 

 not to be missed

+ Discover National Parc Garajonay, one of the eldests forests in Europe.
   (UNESCO world heritage site)
+ View Los Órganos the 'organ pipes',
   (steep basalt columns) on a boat tour.
+ Try to spot La Palma from Mirador El Santo.
 

 tips:

 + Have a swim at the natural sea pool of Hermigua.
 + Try the local specialty papas arrugadas, with mojos rojo y verde
    (sauces of peppers or coriander) in one of the many restaurants.
 + Relax and have a drink in one of the bars of San Sebastian.

 

 
 

 

day 6

Tenerife

day 6

Tenerife

day 6

Tenerife

 

Tenerife is the biggest island of the Canary Islands. The biggest volcano on the island is El Teide, that with it’s hight of 3718 meters is the highest point in the whole of Spain. Jaw dropping rock formations, stunning nature and black sandy beaches, show how amazing a volcanic island can be.

The island has many faces: the north is green and not so touristic, aside from Puerto de la Cruz. The south where you find the resorts  Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos is a lot drier and sunnier than the north.

 

 not to be missed

+ Take the cable car to El Teide and visit the nature park.
+ Animal lover? Visit Loro Park, one of the top attractions
   in the Canary Islands.
+ Discover the old city La Laguna (UNESCO world heritage)

 tips

+ Show off your swimtrunks at the gay beach Playa de la Tejita.
+ Shopping at Calle del Castillo in the center of Santa Cruz.

 

day 7

Lanzarote

day 7

Lanzarote

day 7

Lanzarote

 Lanzarote is also named Isla del Fuego or fire island. 
The scenery is mainly rough and volcanic, with colourful lavarock formations, stunning long beaches and around 300 volcanoes.

Architect and artist César Manrique influenced the island and gave it it's own style.
His works of art can be seen everywhere on the island.

UNESCO named the whole of Lanzarote as a biosphere reserve in 1993.

 not to be missed

+ View the moon landscape of Montañas del Fuego from the back of a dromedaris
+ Visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a stunning lava tunnel
    that was formed after a volcano eruption 5000 years ago.
+ Spot albino lobsters in the underground lake of Jameos del Agua.

 tips

Sunseekers can find a spot on one of the 97 beaches on the island
+ Hungry? Stop for a delicious tapas lunch at Costa Teguise.
+ Take wonderful pictures of the Lago Verde by El Golfo.

 

day 8

Gran Canaria

day 8

Gran Canaria

 

 We end our cruise at the amazing Gran Canaria.
For sure the most gay friendly island of Europe

Gran Canaria is the most popular island of the Canary Islands
for sunseekers and is situated a few hundred kilometers west of Africa.

 

 not to be missed

+ Discover La Vegueta, the historic wine in Las Palmas.
+ The dunes of Maspalomas
+ Party at Yumbo.

 tips

+ Playa del Ingles, with many restaurants and
    gay bars is the ideal destination to extend the cruise.