10 Night Iberian Peninsula Cruise på Jewel of the Seas från Barcelona, Spanien Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Old Town Skyline
- Den 10 Night Iberian Peninsula Cruise från Barcelona, Spanien besök Cartagena, Spain; Seville (Cadiz), Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Porto (Leixoes), Portugal; Gibraltar, United Kingdom; Alicante, Spain; Barcelona, Spanien. Utforska våra kryssning resvägar och välja mellan en rad olika rum beroende på dina behov och budget. Börja planera din nästa kryssning semester genom att välja en destination och avgång hamn.
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10 Night Iberian Peninsula Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - Barcelona, Spanien
Day 2 - Cartagena, Spain
Day 3 - Seville (Cadiz), Spain
Day 4 - 5 - Lisbon, Portugal
Day 6 - 7 - Porto, Portugal
Day 8 - cruising
Day 9 - Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Day 10 - Alicante, Spain
Day 11 - Barcelona, Spanien
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Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Old Town Skyline
Old town skyline of Porto, Portugal, from across the Duori River
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10 Night Iberian Peninsula Cruise

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Barcelona, Spanien
Ombord
Jewel of the Seas
Dag Hamn
1
Barcelona, Spanien
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
2
Cartagena, Spain
Från 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3
Seville (Cadiz), Spain
Från 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
4 - 5
Lisbon, Portugal
Från Day 4 , 8:00 AM - Dag 5 , 8:00 PM
6 - 7
Porto, Portugal
Från Day 6 , 8:00 AM - Dag 7 , 5:00 PM
8
cruising
Dag till havs
9
Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Från 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10
Alicante, Spain
Från 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11
Barcelona, Spanien
Anländer till 6:00 AM
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Jewel of the Seas, Exterior View, Caribbean and European Cruise Destinations
Exterior view of Jewel of the Seas Cruise With Destinations in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbados, and more
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Efter en dag på nya stränder dyker du ner i en värld av äventyr på Jewel of the Seas®. Ta dig upp för klätterväggen eller se en film på skärmen vid poolkanten. Hämta programmet till West End to Broadway och ta ett glas på Vintages. Det är dags att satsa allt på äventyr.

UTRUSTAD FÖR ÄVENTYR

Upptäck alla de otaliga sätt att tillbringa dagarna på mellan de olika hamnarna. Skapa lite vänskaplig konkurrens med en runda minigolf och ta äventyret till nya höjder på klätterväggen. Om du är ute efter att slappa lite kan du titta på film vid poolkanten eller checka in på Vitality℠ at Sea Spa och fitnesscenter.

VÅGA PROVA

Oavsett om du sippar på vin från hela världen på Vintages, njuter av färskrullad sushi på Izumi, unnar dig en förstklassig stek på Chops Grille℠ eller sätter dig till bords för ett epikureiskt äventyr i fem rätter på Chef's Table så kommer du att uppleva att smakerna är lika spännande som stränderna du upptäcker.

INTE SAMMA GAMLA VISA OCH DANS

Res från Londons West End till New York i West End to Broadway, en hyllning till musikaler som sträcker sig över kontinenterna. Och res från det uråldriga Atlantis till det färgstarka Indien i den himmelska föreställningen City of Dreams. På det här fartyget är alla föreställningar en succé.

INTE SAMMA GAMLA VISA OCH DANS

INTE SAMMA GAMLA VISA OCH DANS

INTE SAMMA GAMLA VISA OCH DANS

Dag 1: Barcelona, Spanien

Dag 1
Barcelona
Spanien
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Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Couple
La Sagrada Couple Walking
Att göra i
Barcelona
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
Det är lätt att förstå varför Barcelona är Spaniens mest välbesökta stad. Som huvudstad i regionen Katalonien är denna kulturella stad ett mosaikkonstverk som utgör en 2 000 år gammal blandning av solkyssta stränder, banbrytande arkitektur och en världsberömd scen för mat och dryck. Den katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudí lämnade sitt modernistiska avtryck över hela staden, medan andra medeltida skatter återfinns på de historiska torgen i Barri Gòtic. Här kan du gå vilse i sagoskimrande trädgårdar i Parc Güell eller ta en kurs i katalansk matlagningskonst. Se konstsamlingar dedikerade till Picasso och Miro eller ta linbanan högst upp på berget Montjuïc, där du kan njuta av den underbara utsikten över staden.
Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Familia Interior
La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKYHÖGA SEVÄRDHETER

Ta en nära titt på La Sagrada Família, en katedral och mästerverk som ritades av den hyllade katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudí. Förundras över de skyhöga spirorna och stig sedan in för att beundra den vackra mosaiken, Montjuïc-stenpelarna och fasaden som föreställer Jesu födelse. Du kan även klättra längst upp i spirorna för att få panoramautsikt över staden.
Spain Barcelona Barceloneta Beach
Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

FÅNGA DAGEN VID HAVET

Med sju stränder som sträcker sig över mer än 3 kilometer längs Medelhavets kustlinje är Barcelonas hamn känd för några av världens bästa sol- och badäventyr. Slappna av längs kusten, paddla kajak på djupblått vatten eller ge dig ut på en fisketur för att få chansen att dra upp tonfisk, svärdfisk eller medelhavsspjutfisk.
Barcelona Spain La Rambla Historic Buildings
La Rambla Historic Buildings

MITT I ALLT

Ta en promenad längs gågatan La Rambla och upplev stadens sanna anda. Souvenirbutiker, gatuartister, blomsterstånd, trottoarkaféer och katalanska folkdansare gör detta till en färgstark plats. Den fantastiska mittpunkten, katedralen, härstammar från 1100-talet och från tornet kan du njuta av en hisnande utsikt över medeltida Barcelona.
Spain Barcelona Sparkling Cava Wine
Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Barcelona har bemästrat konsten att äta. Många restauranger serverar kreativt nytt spanskt kök, medan restauranger närmare vattnet serverar skaldjurspaella och lunchmenyer med flera rätter som omfattar ett glas mousserande cava. Om du vill prova på det katalanska köket kan du smaka pa amb tomàquet (tomattäckt bröd). Annars kan du mumsa på spanska tapas (små förrätter) vid baren som lokalbefolkningen, med husets egen vermouth i handen.
Spain Barcelona Local Fresh Market Shopping
Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market

SHOPPING

Du kan ägna många timmar åt att gå runt på marknaderna i Barcelona för att hitta läderkläder, smycken, gamla böcker och unika hushållsföremål av hög kvalitet. Passeig de Gràcia och Barcelona Shopping Line är två populära shoppinggator, och i de gotiska kvarteren, Barri Gòtic, finns tiotals familjeägda butiker som säljer textilier, brevpapper, dekorativa kakelplattor och lergods för köket.

Dag 2: Cartagena, Spain

Dag 2
Cartagena
Spain
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Cartagena, Spain, City Hall
City hall in Cartagena, Spain
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Cartagena
Från 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cartagena greets you with its ancient Mediterranean port on Spain's southeastern coast. Originally governed by the Carthaginians and subsequently by the Romans, Arabs and Castilians, this pedestrian-friendly city is a history buff's dream port. Visit the 2,000-year-old Roman Theatre and the attached museum, where you'll find an ancient altar to Jupiter and a statue of Apollo. Then, check out the late 19th-century modernist architecture of Cartagena's historic center. Cruises to Cartagena, Spain allow you to stroll down blue-marble-tiled pedestrian-only Calle Mayor. Or take the 30-minute drive to the Batteria de Castillitos, a medieval-style fortress situated among the picturesque mountain landscape.
Cartagena, Spain Roman Theater
Couple Walking Through Spain's Roman Theater

Roman Holiday

Check out Cartagena's ancient Roman Theater — built in the first century A.D. and only uncovered in 1987, it's since been reconstructed. Duck into its museum, which passes beneath a palace and a church before it reaches the theater.
Insider tip
Spanish shops close for siesta between 2 and 5 p.m., and restaurants from about 4 p.m. until around 8 p.m.
Cartagena, Spain, Castle of Cartagena
The Castle of Cartagena in Cartagena, Spain

Castle on the Hill

The 18th-century castle called Concepcion Castle sits on a hill facing Cartagena. Walk uphill to visit the castle and its history center, or catch the lift at Calle Gisbert for amazing panoramic views en route.
Insider tip
Try Asiatico, a common Cartagena coffee drink with condensed milk, brandy, the Spanish liqueur Licor 43, cinnamon and lemon zest.
Cartagena, Spain Historic Buildings
Cartagena, Spain Historic Buildings Intricate Details

The New Within the Old

For all its ancient allure, Cartagena also has Modernist architecture, which you can see along the Calle Mayor area. One example is the home of Cervantes, designed by a local Cartagena architect. Check out the Casino, the Gran Hotel and the railway station for more examples of this exuberantly gaudy style with your Spain Cruise.
Insider tip
Don't confuse Cartagena, Spain, and Cartagena, Colombia, while planning your trip!
Spain Cartagena Paella Local Cuisine
Chef Making Traditional Spanish Paella

Local Cuisine

In Cartagena, you'll find authentic Mediterranean dishes featuring fresh-caught seafood, like lightly tempura-battered fried squid. Red prawns from the Mar Menor lagoon and fig bread are local delicacies. Explore off the main tourist streets and hit a tapas bar for tasty fare such as Serrano ham, toasted Cartagena almonds and cracked local olives.
Spain Cartagena Local Artisan Ceramics
Spain Cartagena Local Artisan Ceramics Shopping

Shopping

The clean, pedestrians-only shopping street Calle Mayor is an easy walk from the port and has the high-street stores of England and Spain. An El Corte Ingles department store and restaurants are housed in gorgeous buildings. Look for ceramics and leather goods in interesting boutiques and shops when you cruise to Cartagena, Spain.

Dag 3: Seville, Spain

Dag 3
Seville
Cadiz, Spain
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Seville (Cadiz), Spain Cityscape
View of the Seville, Spain cityscape
Att göra i
Seville
Från 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
As the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, the energetic city of Seville stands tall at the banks of the Guadalquivir River. And like its rich flamenco legacy, this well-preserved city performs an elaborate dance between Moorish history and youth-infused street culture. A jovial spirit and intoxicating personality flow freely throughout its narrow streets, from Old Town’s palaces to the tapas bars of Santa Cruz. Admire the lavish stylings of Plaza de España from a painted ceramic bench, or stroll through Maria Luisa Park’s serene greenery. Stand in Spain’s oldest bullring at the Bullfighting Museum— or breathe in citywide views from the top of Torre del Oro.
Seville (Cadiz), Spain Alcazar Palace
View of the courtyard in the Alcazar Palace

PALATIAL PROPORTIONS

Trace Seville’s more than 1,000-year history among the regal rooms of Alcazar palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site at the city’s core is not only home to a mixture of architecture styles, but also some of Europe’s oldest gardens.
Insider tip
The train ride from Cadiz to Seville is approximately 90 minutes each way.
Seville (Cadiz), Spain Seville Cathedral
The Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

GOTHIC GLORIES

Enter Seville Cathedral, one of the world’s largest gothic churches, to explore its five naves and see the tomb of Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus. The attached Giralda Tower stands as the old minaret of an Arab mosque— and a climb to the top rewards you with sweeping views of the city.
Insider tip
The Sevici bike-sharing program is an easy and affordable transport option, with 250 docking stations around the city.
Seville (Cadiz), Spain Flamenco Dancer
A flamenco dancer in Seville, Spain

SETTING THE STAGE

From the first note plucked on the guitar to the clamor of castanets, a sevillana flamenco show is altogether captivating. First trace the history of this mysterious art at the Museo del Baile Flamenco, viewing historical photos, dresses and shawls. Then experience the thrill of a live performance for yourself in a local flamenco tablao.
Seville (Cadiz), Spain Tapas Plate
A tapas plate with serrano ham, cheese, and olives

LOCAL CUISINE

The tradition of Spanish tapas supposedly started in Seville, and here you can nosh on small bites of cured meats, cheeses and olives aplenty. Try cold gazpacho soup or a serranito sandwich. Sweet lovers indulge in churros and pestiños (honey-infused fritters). Cadiz is the area’s seafood capital, while Huelva makes tasty goat’s milk cheese — and nearby Jerez pumps out gallons of fino (dry sherry wine).
Seville (Cadiz), Spain Flamenco Shoes
Flamenco shoes for sale in Spain

SHOPPING

Hit the Triana neighborhood for authentic Spanish azulejos (ceramic tiles), or Calle Sierpes for silk shawls. Buy flamenco wear along Calle Cuna and bullfighting posters in Plaza de Toros. Other stores around town sell traditional espadrilles, while El Jueves street market is best for books and artwork.

Dag 4 - 5: Lisbon, Portugal

Dag 4 - 5
Lisbon
Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal, Aerial View
Aerial view of the different homes and buildings of Lisbon, Portugal
Att göra i
Lisbon
Från Day 4 , 8:00 AM - Dag 5 , 8:00 PM
Lisbon is a quintessential European city, full of natural beauty, historic architecture and culinary pleasures — not to mention one of the best climates anywhere on the planet. To get to know Portugal's capital, walk between the captivating miradouros — terrace viewpoints that are scattered on the hilltops, offering stunning vistas from the sea to the castles and beyond. Watch as the light peeks through the clouds and shines down on The City of Seven Hills during your cruise to Lisbon. If you're a history buff, head to Belem or nearby Sintra to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Jeronimos Monastery and Quinta da Regalaira.
Lisbon, Portugal, Pena National Palace
View of the Pena National Palace in Lisbon, Portugal

Get Romantic

Step into the pages of a fairy tale in Sintra, a UNESO World Heritage Site a short ride from Lisbon. The city's awash in colorful buildings and grand forts, including the Romanticist architecture of the pastel-hued Pena Palace — more like a castle, really — and the extravagant Quinta da Regalaira villa. Or, wander through gardens inspired by Dante's "Inferno."
Insider tip
Tram 28 is the best-known tram line, taking riders through all the must-see neighborhoods, but the trolleys fill up quickly. Opt for a lesser known route to avoid crowds.
Lisbon, Portugal, Tables On A Terrace
Tables on a terrace in Lisbon, Portugal

Go View-Hopping

There's no other way to explore Lisbon than to see it from the miradouros, the hilltop lookout points scattered around the city. Ride the Santa Justo Lift to catch a glimpse of the city below. Enjoy an evening drink at the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. Finally, watch the sunset behind the Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge.
Insider tip
Pick up a Lisboa Card for discounts and free entry to big tourist attractions and public transport.
Lisbon, Portugal, Jeronimos Monastery
Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal

Architectural Adventure

History buffs should head to Belem. See the 16th-century Manueline architecture of the Jeronimos Monastery. Lisbon, Portugal cruises will allow you to visit the final resting place of explorer Vasco de Gama before walking to the river to snap a photo of the Torre de Belem, a 16th-century fort that appears to float in the ocean.
Lisbon, Portugal, Pasteis De Nata Pastry
A tray full of Pasteis de Nata pastries in Lisbon, Portugal

Local Cuisine

You'll find plenty of Portuguese delicacies around Lisbon. Follow the locals to the nearest food truck for a bifana, a sandwich of pork marinated in white wine and garlic sauce. Snack on salty sardines over a glass of wine, or devour a pasteis de nata, the famous egg tart that packs a creamy, cinnamon-infused custard in a crisp shell.
Lisbon, Portugal, Souvenir Magnets
Various Lisbon souvenir magnets

Shopping

Browse eclectic clothes and jewelry in the backstreets of Bairro Alto. Feira da Ladra, or "thieves' market," is the place to go for handmade crafts and antiques. Looking for a high street? Walk down Chiado or Avenida da Liberdade to shop international brands.

Dag 6 - 7: Porto, Portugal

Dag 6 - 7
Porto
Portugal
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Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Rabelo Boats
Traditional Rabelo boats on the Duoro river, with the cityscape of old town Porto, Portugal
Att göra i
Porto
Från Day 6 , 8:00 AM - Dag 7 , 5:00 PM
Portugal's vibrant city of Porto is a melting pot of culture waiting to be explored. Venture into the many wine cellars that dot the city or take a walk across the Dom Louis Bridge and absorb the sweeping views of Porto around you. Spend hours wandering around the colorful streets lined with tiled houses and buildings. And if relaxing is more your speed, head to one of the restaurants on the Cais de Ribeira, like A Bolina, for some Portuguese tapas paired with a glass of vinho verde. Cruise to Porto to sit back and soak up the ambiance of the buzzing city.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Livraria Lello Bookstore
Magenta-carpeted wooden stairs of the famous Livraria (Bookstore) Lello in Porto, Portugal

Live the Livraria Lello

Prepare to stand in line before entering one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Livraria Lello has been in business in 1906 and is Porto's most popular landmark and it is well worth the wait time. Harry Potter fans may recognize it as it was a major inspiration for JK Rowling when she was developing the series. Grab your camera and snap some photos of the stunning staircase or purchase a book as a souvenir.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be doing a ton of walking on cobblestone streets and up several flights of stairs in Porto.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Historic Façade
Traditional historic facade in Porto, Portugal, decorated with blue hand painted tin-glazed tiles

Moors To See

Portugal is famous for the Azulejo Tiles. Introduced to the city by the Moors, the beautiful blue tiles can be found covering the facades of many beautiful buildings in Porto. The Igreja do Carmo and Sao Bento Railway Station have some of the most intricate designs and even tell a story through the paintings on the tiles. Wander around the city admiring the detailed mosaics that line most of the streets.
Insider tip
Make sure to check out both sides of the river! The best wine cellars are across the river.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Wine Barrels
Old aged traditional wooden wine barrels in a vault, lined up in a cool and dark cellar in Porto, Portugal

Vinho Verde

Wine connoisseurs will fall in love with Porto. During your Porto cruise, visit one of the many wine cellars and taste Port, which is produced in the Douro Valley, or sip on a refreshing glass of Vinho Verde which is made even closer to Porto. Your companions will thank you for pouring another glass to celebrate.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Francesinha
Homemade francesinha, sandwich with ham and sausage, from a restaurant in Porto, Portugal

Local Cuisine

Satisfy your appetite with a traditional Porto sandwich, the Francesinha. The savory classic is filled with four or five different meats and then covered in cheese before being drenched in a beer-based sauce. If that sounds too heavy, order up a steaming bowl of Caldo Verde, a hearty kale soup served in most restaurants in the city.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Traditional Souvenir Tiles
Traditional portuguese souvenir tiles for sale at a market in Porto, Portugal

Shopping

Take a stroll down Rua de Santa Catarina, a lively street, perfect for window shopping during your Porto cruise. Or if you're looking for an interesting souvenir to bring back home, head to the Cedofeita area of the city. You'll find stores like Coracao Alecrim which is one of Porto's prettiest stores selling handmade, sustainable products.

Dag 8: cruising

Dag 8
cruising
Till sjöss
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Family Celebrating a Hole in One
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
FAVORITER DU INTE FÅR MISSA
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Allure of the Seas Mini Golf Course
Allure of the seas, Dunes, golf, games,

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Dag 9: Gibraltar, United Kingdom

Dag 9
Gibraltar
United Kingdom
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Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Aerial View Of Rock
Aerial View of the Rock of Gibraltar
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Gibraltar
Från 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Gibraltar rocks — in more ways than one. From ancient castles to lush botanical gardens and the panoramic views you enjoy from the city's cable car, this British Overseas Territory is more than its most famous landmark, the Rock of Gibraltar. Cruise to Gibraltar and discover more than 300 years of history while touring landmarks like the Convent, where Gibraltar's governors have resided since the 18th century. Or monkey around with Barbary macaques, a semi-wild species of monkey that calls the territory home. Finish your day with a stroll through the port area, and dine outdoors for ocean views and seafood-focused, Mediterranean-inspired eats.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Europa Point
View of the Rock of Gibraltar from Europa Point

Trace History

Gibraltar's Moorish Castle is both its most popular historical attraction and its oldest one, dating back to the 8th century. Explore more recent history at British colonial buildings like the Convent and the Gibraltar Parliament. Or explore the city's multicultural roots at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, Gibraltar Hindu Temple or Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, a gift from the Saudi king.
Insider tip
Despite its small size, Gibraltar boasts days worth of activities. Focusing in on the most important ones to you will help you get the most out of your adventure.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Monkey
A monkey sitting on a ledge with the Rock of Gibraltar in the background

Monkey Around

Hundreds of playful Barbary macaques reside at the so-called Top of the Rock. You can reach it by cable car or by walking up the Mediterranean steps. Hungry for more ecotourism? Check out the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, take a boat trip out on the bay to see the dolphins, or head to scenic Europa Point, which provides views of Africa on clear days.
Insider tip
Don't worry about exchanging your euros for Gibraltarian pounds — most shops in Gibraltar will happily accept the former, even if they give you change in the latter.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Lighthouse
A red and white lighthouse in Gibraltar, United Kingdom

Get Some Light Exercise

At just 2.7 square miles in area, Gibraltar is small enough you can explore a lot of it while you're here with your cruise. That said, you need not wander far from Gibraltar Port in order to enjoy yourself. Grab a lunch of moules marinieres at a portside restaurant, then walk it off with a stroll out to the island's southern tip, Europa Point, and iconic Trinity Lighthouse.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Profiteroles Cream Pastry
Four profiteroles cream pastries on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Not surprisingly, the star of Gibraltar's culinary scene is fresh seafood, with Atlantic white fish and shellfish taking center stage. You'll also find a variety of cultural influences: Try Italian-inspired chickpea-flour calentita bread and the national dish profiterole, a French puff-pastry filled with sweet whipped cream. Al fresco dining is the way to go here, whether you sit portside or on pedestrian-filled Casemates Square.
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Handmade Glass
Assorted handmade glass ornaments

Shopping

Gibraltar's most popular keepsake is handmade glass. Glass shops from Main Street to Casemates Square will be happy to wrap your gifts up for safekeeping. If you're still nervous about transporting glass, you can admire the glass-makers at their craft, or purchase other souvenirs like artisan chocolate or Barbary macaque stuffed animals during your Iberian Peninsula cruises.

Dag 10: Alicante, Spain

Dag 10
Alicante
Spain
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Alicante, Spain, Santa Barbara castle on a hill
View of Alicante, Spain with the Santa Barbara castle on a hill looking over the city
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Alicante
Från 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Situated on the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters of Spain's eastern shore, the lively city of Alicante is rich in Moorish and Spanish history. It's perched at the base of the ancient fortress Castillo de Santa Barbara, where you can climb or take an elevator to explore the castle during your Spain cruise. Wander through the narrow lanes and colorful houses of the Old Town, then head toward the seafront on the Explanada de Espana, a marble-laid promenade. Relax on the golden sand of Playa del Postiguet beach. A few streets over, at the foot of Mount Benacantil, you'll find the Basilica de Santa Maria with its distinctive twin towers — Alicante's oldest church, it was built in the 13th century when the Spanish reclaimed the city from the Moors.
Alicante, Spain, Santa Barbara Castle
The Santa Barbara castle with a view of the city of Alicante, Spain in the background

Conquer a Fortress

Climb the ancient fortress Santa Barbara Castle, built atop rocky Mount Benacantil, which provides amazing views of the countryside and a look at the area's history inside the Museum of the City of Alicante within the castle. You can also drive up or take an elevator from Postiguet Beach.
Insider tip
Choose fresh seafood at Pesca al Peso market; you can pay and then come back for it after it's cooked.
Alicante, Spain, Narrow Street
A narrow street between homes in Alicante, Spain

Beat of the Barrio

El Barrio, the historic center of Alicante, has narrow cobbled streets and Spanish-style apartments decorated with flowers, as well as interesting shopping and a handful of museums. Its pedestrian streets are made for strolling. It's also the neighborhood to go to for tapas and cocktails.
Insider tip
The Alicante Tram, which runs along the Costa Blanca coastline and through the hills, offers incredible views.
Alicante, Spain, Coastal Homes
Coastal homes on a small cliff in Alicante, Spain

Off-Coast Exploration

Ride a boat over to Tabarca Island, a tiny island 11 miles from Alicante's port whose waters make up a protected marine reserve and provide excellent snorkeling. The island also features a small, picturesque community of whitewashed houses with blue shutters.
Alicante, Spain, Bowl of Paella
A bowl of seafood paella

Local Cuisine

Meals in Alicante center around white fish, shellfish, local produce, olive oil and rice. Try the city's take on paella, made with local Bomba rice, red prawns and clams. Cruise to Alicante and sample esgarrat, which brings together sweet red peppers with salted cod and garlic. For dessert, you must try turron, a tasty local sweet made with honey, almonds and the locally produced Fondillon wine.
Alicante, Spain, Leather Shoe Market
Leather shoes for sale at a market in Spain

Shopping

Shady Rambla de Mendez Nunez is lined with cafes, bars and family-run shops selling the Alicante's famous leather shoes, bags and more. Stalls at nearby Mercado Central farmer's market sell local wines, fresh fruit, produce and spices. Take home Alicante's celebrated local preserves and salted fish when you cruise to Spain.

Dag 11: Barcelona, Spanien

Dag 11
Barcelona
Spanien
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Barcelona, Spain Park Guell
View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
Att göra i
Barcelona
Anländer till 6:00 AM
Det är lätt att förstå varför Barcelona är Spaniens mest välbesökta stad. Som huvudstad i regionen Katalonien är denna kulturella stad ett mosaikkonstverk som utgör en 2 000 år gammal blandning av solkyssta stränder, banbrytande arkitektur och en världsberömd scen för mat och dryck. Den katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudí lämnade sitt modernistiska avtryck över hela staden, medan andra medeltida skatter återfinns på de historiska torgen i Barri Gòtic. Här kan du gå vilse i sagoskimrande trädgårdar i Parc Güell eller ta en kurs i katalansk matlagningskonst. Se konstsamlingar dedikerade till Picasso och Miro eller ta linbanan högst upp på berget Montjuïc, där du kan njuta av den underbara utsikten över staden.
Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Familia Interior
La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKYHÖGA SEVÄRDHETER

Ta en nära titt på La Sagrada Família, en katedral och mästerverk som ritades av den hyllade katalanska arkitekten Antoni Gaudí. Förundras över de skyhöga spirorna och stig sedan in för att beundra den vackra mosaiken, Montjuïc-stenpelarna och fasaden som föreställer Jesu födelse. Du kan även klättra längst upp i spirorna för att få panoramautsikt över staden.
Spain Barcelona Barceloneta Beach
Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

FÅNGA DAGEN VID HAVET

Med sju stränder som sträcker sig över mer än 3 kilometer längs Medelhavets kustlinje är Barcelonas hamn känd för några av världens bästa sol- och badäventyr. Slappna av längs kusten, paddla kajak på djupblått vatten eller ge dig ut på en fisketur för att få chansen att dra upp tonfisk, svärdfisk eller medelhavsspjutfisk.
Barcelona Spain La Rambla Historic Buildings
La Rambla Historic Buildings

MITT I ALLT

Ta en promenad längs gågatan La Rambla och upplev stadens sanna anda. Souvenirbutiker, gatuartister, blomsterstånd, trottoarkaféer och katalanska folkdansare gör detta till en färgstark plats. Den fantastiska mittpunkten, katedralen, härstammar från 1100-talet och från tornet kan du njuta av en hisnande utsikt över medeltida Barcelona.
Spain Barcelona Sparkling Cava Wine
Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine

DET LOKALA KÖKET

Barcelona har bemästrat konsten att äta. Många restauranger serverar kreativt nytt spanskt kök, medan restauranger närmare vattnet serverar skaldjurspaella och lunchmenyer med flera rätter som omfattar ett glas mousserande cava. Om du vill prova på det katalanska köket kan du smaka pa amb tomàquet (tomattäckt bröd). Annars kan du mumsa på spanska tapas (små förrätter) vid baren som lokalbefolkningen, med husets egen vermouth i handen.
Spain Barcelona Local Fresh Market Shopping
Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market

SHOPPING

Du kan ägna många timmar åt att gå runt på marknaderna i Barcelona för att hitta läderkläder, smycken, gamla böcker och unika hushållsföremål av hög kvalitet. Passeig de Gràcia och Barcelona Shopping Line är två populära shoppinggator, och i de gotiska kvarteren, Barri Gòtic, finns tiotals familjeägda butiker som säljer textilier, brevpapper, dekorativa kakelplattor och lergods för köket.

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