Treasures of Spain Cruise: Costa del Sol & The Balearic Islands

April 20, 2025 thru April 29, 2025

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Moorish palaces and white sand beaches await along the southern coast of Spain where beautiful beach resorts and buzzy party capitals rub shoulders with ancient history along the sunny southeastern coast. From tourist hotspots to undiscovered gems, this itinerary will show you a slice of the Spanish good life.

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Transportation

Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ

Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Transportation

7 Night Cruise

Duration

10 Days, 9 Nights

Meals

21 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners) included

Availability

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Documents Required

Passport


Tour Highlights

  • 7 Nights Aboard the Scenic Eclipse Yacht
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Gibraltar, UK
  • Almería, Spain
  • Cartagena, Spain
  • Alicante, Spain
  • Ibiza, one of the Balearic Island
  • Valencia, Spain

View the deck plans for the Scenic Eclipse.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Albuquerque (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
  • 7 night cruise
  • 1 night pre-stay in Malaga, Spain
  • Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
  • 21 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Only 228 guests on board (200 in Polar regions) for a truly exclusive experience
  • Spacious all-verandah luxury suite accommodation
  • Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
  • Up to 10 dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys
  • Engaging lecture and education program with onboard experts
  • Dedicated Observation Lounge & Terrace for optimal viewing opportunities
  • Onboard Swarovski Telescopes and in suite binoculars
  • Indulgent 550m2 Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio
  • Scandinavian inspired outdoor vitality pools
  • State of the art theater for daily entertainment and education program
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges and overseas transfers
  • All gratuities included
  • Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 10 or more travelers)


Days 1 & 2 – Welcome to Spain!

We depart Albuquerque and head towards the Spanish good life! We arrive in Malaga, Spain for a pre-night stay. Rest up from your travels and prepare to explore the southern coast of Spain.

Day 3 - Board the Scenic Eclipse

Today, we board the Scenic Eclipse and are welcomed to Spain’s famous Costa del Sol and the 3,000-year-old city of Malaga. Millions of visitors flock to the region each year for its namesake sunshine, rich history and artistic soul. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as ‘tinto de verano’, a refreshing iced summer wine, and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colorful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. This afternoon, you’ll board your 6-star, ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. With a maximum of just Cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay Included flight 228 guests on board and a staff-to-guest ratio close to 1:1, this is personalized travel unlike any other. You will be shown to your stylish suite, where you can enjoy a drink on your private verandah and toast the start of this luxurious voyage.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 4 - Gibraltar, UK

This morning, you’ll arrive in Gibraltar. Dominating the mouth of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is a natural fortress and a little slice of Britain tucked within the borders of Spain. The skyline is dominated by the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, a 426-metre-high limestone promontory. Beneath it winds a network of more than 150 caves and curious troops of Barbary macaques have taken up residence on The Rock’s upper reaches. On the streets below, you can explore dozens of British stores and traditional pubs, and marvel that you’re a stone’s throw away from Spain. Listen out for the local accent, a sing-song mix of English and Spanish, with people often swapping between the two languages mid-sentence. You’ll depart Gibraltar just after lunch, so order a cocktail on the Yacht Club terrace or relax in the Vitality Pool on Deck 10 while you watch the sparkling waters of the Western Mediterranean slip by.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Almería, Spain

Almería is one of Spain’s hidden gems and you’ll quickly be charmed by the handsome town center, sunny plazas lined with palm trees, exquisite beaches and lively tapas bars. There are a number of interesting museums dotted throughout the town; the Museum of Almería is the archaeological museum and tracks the city’s history through the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and the Moors. Look out for the impressive, fortified cathedral in the old town – it was originally built to provide a safe haven during attacks by pirates. Treasures of Spain: Costa del Sol & The Balearic Islands Rock of Gibraltar Scenic Eclipse departs Cartagena late this evening, giving you time to explore the city after dark. Wander the brightly lit waterfront and the pedestrian streets that lead off it to join the locals for a drink or a meal at the many welcoming bars and restaurants.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Cartagena, Spain

Dock right in the heart of one of the world’s greatest natural harbors at Cartagena. A prized location for thousands of years thanks to its water access and the rich mineral deposits that surround it, modern Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognized for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Alicante, Spain

Wake this morning as you arrive in the city of Alicante, one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations and the unofficial capital of the Costa Blanca (White Coast). Set on the golden sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Spain’s east coast, this area is packed with stylish resorts and golf courses. As with much of southern Spain, Alicante was ruled by the Moors for more than 500 years and their influence is still visible throughout the city. It is built around the base of the imposing Moorish fortress of Castillo de Santa Barbara, dating back to the 9th century; climb the hill or take the elevator to explore. El Barrio, the Old Town, also dates to the days of the Moors, and is made up of narrow lanes, colorful houses and cozy plazas, which are now bursting with cafes, bars and restaurants. Soak up the sun with a walk along the beautiful, palm-tree lined Explanada de España.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Ibiza, Spain

Along with Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera, Ibiza is one of the four main Balearic Islands, a sun-kissed archipelago that sits off the east coast of Spain. It’s known as one of the world’s great party capitals, famed for its beach clubs, busy bars and pumping nightclubs. As you pull into port this morning, you’ll see that there is more to this island than meets the eye. Its beaches are undeniably superb, but you will also discover archaeological sites and tiny, whitewashed villages almost untouched by modern life. Inland, the island is all limestone hills and lush pine forest, home to artisan producers who are creating one-of-a-kind local delights. Ibiza is known for its dazzling sunsets, so grab a seat and a drink at the Sky Bar or Yacht Club Terrace to watch the sky turn orange, red and pink as the ship leaves port.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Valencia, Spain

Sailing back towards the mainland overnight, you’ll arrive in Valencia this morning. Ask your butler to bring coffee to your suite so you can watch the ship pull into port from your private verandah. Spain’s third-largest city is an inspiring blend of old and new. It has one of the largest historic centers in Europe, with buildings dating back to the 13th century, sitting close to modern architectural gems like the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Running for more than nine kilometers through the center of the town is the magnificent Turia Garden, a green space that was created by diverting a river in the 1980s. Join the locals riding bikes, playing sport, listening to live music or just relaxing in the sun.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Barcelona - Disembark

Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change. Passport required.


Package Pricing

Category DA - Deluxe Veranda Deck 5 DOUBLE per person

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Deposit: 20% holds your space!

Category DB - Deluxe Veranda Deck 5 DOUBLE per person

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Deposit: 20% holds your space!

Category CA - Deluxe Veranda Deck 6 DOUBLE per person

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Deposit: 20% holds your space!

Category BA - Deluxe Veranda Deck 7 DOUBLE per person

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Deposit: 20% holds your space!

Single occupancy upon request, limited availability

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Deposit: N/A

Final Payment Due:

December 3, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation, economy class (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
• 7 nights on board the Scenic Eclipse
• 1 night pre-stay in Malaga, Spain
• 21 meals (8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
• Only 228 guests on board (200 in Polar regions) for a truly exclusive experience
• Spacious all-verandah luxury suite accommodation
• Butler service for every guest and an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
• Up to 10 dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
• The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys
• Engaging lecture and education program with onboard experts
• Dedicated Observation Lounge & Terrace for optimal viewing opportunities
• Onboard Swarovski Telescopes and in suite binoculars
• Indulgent 550m2 Senses Spa, gym, yoga and Pilates studio
• Scandinavian inspired outdoor vitality pools
• State of the art theater for daily entertainment and education program
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• All port charges and overseas transfers
• All gratuities included
• Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 10 or more travelers)


Booking Policy

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 3, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • $500 Now through December 3, 2024

  • 50% – December 4, 2024 – January 14, 2025

  • 75% – January 15 – February 12, 2025
  • 100% after February 12, 2024

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS at $910!


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included. Tips for guides/services on optional excursions or individual on-ship services are not included.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

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