"All aboard!" for our wonderful cruise to the Mediterranean, as you join Magellan in Bristol in time for this evening's sailing.
Two days are spent at sea, enjoying life on board Magellan as you steam into ever warmer waters.
Days Two to Three
Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and 'Gateway to the New Worlds', stands on the River Tagus, down which the great explorers sailed during the Age of Exploration. Enjoy an optional morning excursion through the maze of narrow, hilly streets of the Alfamar district - a striking contrast to the steel and glass of the modern city.
Spend another relaxing couple of days at sea as Magellan sails along the Spanish coast.
Days Five to Six
Magellan reaches magnificent Barcelona today. Step ashore to discover Gaudi's Modernista architecture, explore the medieval Barri Gotic quarter, the famous avenue La Rambla, or ride a cable car to Montjuic's Olympic sites. You'll soon discover why this vibrant city is one of Europe's must-see destinations.
Today Magellan docks in glitzy Cannes. Stroll along its world famous promenade, La Croisette, lined on one side by grand palais-hotels, and on the other by private beaches. Above the ancient harbour from which the city grew, the charming Old Town of Le Suquet surveys a beautiful scene of blue waters dotted with pleasure craft.
This morning we reach Civitavecchia. Here you'll have the chance to take in some of the wonders of the 'Eternal City', Rome, where 3000 years of history sit side by side with one of Europe's most thriving metropolises, and where the Basilica of St Peter's is one of the most visited sites on Earth.
Spend another two days at sea as Magellan begins her return journey.
Magellan arrives at the tiny British territory of Gibraltar, set beneath the famous 'Rock', today. Spend the morning exploring the very British Main Street, and take the cable car to the summit of the Rock, not only for the tremendous views to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, but also to meet the famous Barbary Apes.
Relax on board as Magellan spends two days at sea.
Today we reach Cork's long, narrow Cobh harbour. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale, famed for its fine food and sea-fishing, or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Magellan arrives back in Bristol at the end of a wonderful, and hopefully sun-drenched, cruise.