Mini Cruise from Portsmouth to Bilbao

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Enjoy a delightful 3 night mini cruise to Spain sailing from Portsmouth to Bilbao in northern Spain with P&O ferries.

  • 3 night mini cruise to Bilbao from just £36 per person

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Your mini cruise includes 3 night’s accommodation in an en suite cabin and 4 hours ashore in Bilbao.

Departing from Portsmouth 3 times a week, whilst on-board you’ll benefit from a host of leisure facilities such as a children’s play area, cinema, casino, bars, a choice of three restaurants, swimming pool and a fitness centre to work up an appetite. So while you cruise to Spain you can sit back and relax enjoy your day sailing. On your mini cruise you can enjoy a wide range of live entertainment, be it light music with professional entertainers or activities for the children – there is something for everyone on the mini cruise to Spain.

If you can’t wait o just get out onto the open water then you’ll find the views spectacular from the sundeck and if your lucky there’s a chance you’ll spot whales and dolphins during the voyage. On-board there is a wildlife officer from the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme on hand to answer any your marine life questions.

You will arrive in Spain at the port of Santurtzi, from there P&O offer you a few options to explore the region. You can choose to explore the home port and entertain yourself od you can opt for one of three shore excursions. Each tour is designed to give you a little taste of Spanish life. Choose one of the following and book onboard for a small additional charge:

Guggenheim museum visit – The museum has really put Bilbao on the tourist map and if you love art then this trip is a must. This spectacular building is covered with titanium sheets and houses its own private collection. This Fine Arts Museum is among the best of its kind in Spain, housing three collections: art through the centuries, contemporary art and the Basque art. The museum visit is not available on Mondays between September and July.

A taste of Bilbao – A guided walking tour of Bilbao giving you the opportunity to enjoy the architectural heritage and indulge in some retail therapy at the same time. You will visit the the Old Quarter with it’s vast range of traditional shops  selling everything from antique books to  modern clothing. This area is also a great place for eating out, why not sample the local tapas? Along with the more traditional shops of the Old Quarter there is also Indautxu, the area for ‘high street’ shopping.

Spanish fishing village – experience a traditional Spanish fishing village, Castro Urdiales. The village has the charm of a quaint fishing village coupled with rich tradition. The town centre with it characteristic houses, monuments and narrow streets makes it perfect for strolling through. Whilst in Castro Urdiales look out for the symbolic sites of the church of Santa Maria, and the castle-lighthouse, which are significant examples of the Cantabria’s Gothic architecture.

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