Experience an extensive exploration of España Verde on this gratifying cruise aboard Balmoral, which takes advantage of ship’s compact dimensions to delve deeper into this gorgeous part of Northern Spain. You’ll sail to the heart of beautiful and historic cities; bringing many of the region’s highlights closer to you.Calling first into La Coruna – where Balmoral will dock just 400 metres from the city centre – see fine structures such as the Galician Baroque-style Cornide House and the ancient Church of Santiago in the old Ciudad Vieja district; visit the UNESCO-listed Torre de Hercules lighthouse; or even join a tour to Santiago de Compostela to marvel at the magnificent cathedral. Asturian sunshine and sidra awaits you next in Gijon, which is perfectly placed for tours to Avilés – home of the world renowned Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre and several fantastic cider houses. Those who choose to stay in Gijon won’t want to miss the superb coastal views on offer at the historic Mirador de la Providencia.Calling into Santander, there's the chance to explore the fascinating medieval history of the nearby towns of Santillana del Mar and Comillas; or simply head to one of the many beaches some rest and relaxation in the soothing Cantabrian sunshine. If you’re feeling adventurous, join a tour to take in the stunning scenery of the Picos de Europa Mountains; or visit the Cabarceno Nature Reserve to see exotic animals such as lions, jaguars and rhinos up-close. Finally calling into Getxo, you can take a short trip to beautiful Bilbao to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum; and sample delicious pintxos and local rioja wine at one of the many superb restaurants for a true taste of Northern Spain.
Last Updated: 27/07/2017