Add an extra night and experience the diverse charms of Gran Canaria island – sometimes called a ‘miniature continent.’
Visit Las Palmas Old Town “Vegueta” and the Columbus House
Visit the northern part of the island and the massive Bandama Crater
Visit a local wine cellar and enjoy some wine and tapas
Available all year
Day 1: Las Palmas /Disembarkation
After an onboard breakfast and disembarkation, your transfer bus will be waiting for you at the pier. This tour is all about learning some amazing history, as well as seeing traditional architecture and magnificent geology – all wrapped up in one excursion. You’ll explore the beautiful Old Town of Las Palmas and travel inland to Bandama Crater.
First, we drive to Vegueta, the oldest quarter of Las Palmas, where you’ll stroll through a maze of narrow, cobbled streets and tiny squares and visit the Columbus House, where the explorer once stayed. Afterwards, pass by Plaza Santa Ana with its bronze statues honouring the dogs which gave the Canary Islands their name – “canum” in Latin. Your excursion will continue through the exclusive residential area of Tafira.
The next stop will be the volcanic crater of Bandama, an extinct volcano rising 1,900 ft. above sea level. Marvel at the panoramic views before continuing to a local wine cellar in a beautiful colonial-style house. There’s also a museum here and you’ll learn about the history of wine making, as well as being able to sample some.
Afterwards, the bus will return you to your centrally-located hotel in Las Palmas.
Day 2: Las Palmas / Departure
If you still have some time and energy before returning home, spend some of it exploring some more of Las Palmas – it’s a bustling city overflowing with Spanish charm, history and culture.
Breakfast at the hotel marks the end of your Post-Programme.
Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.
The price includes one hotel night in Las Palmas, breakfast, transfer from Las Palmas pier to hotel, approx. 4 hrs. guided excursion visiting the highlights of Las Palmas City and the massive Bandama Crater.
Not included: Lunch, dinner and drinks.
This tour is available as a Post-Programme in combination with voyages ending in Las Palmas.
For guests with limited mobility on request.
Minimum number of participants: 10 Pax.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up until 6 weeks before departure.