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Day 1: Fly UK » Barcelona, Spain
On arrival transfer to the port of Barcelona and step onboard your ship to begin your journey. Your overnight stay allows time to discover Barcelona on your own. Enjoy an evening stroll down the city's celebrated Las Ramblas boulevard. Admire the architecture of native son Antoni Gaudi. Or opt to attend an evening performance of flamenco, Spain's vibrant dance, while savouring a menu of traditional tapas.
Day 2: Barcelona, Spain
Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or take a turn throug hthe myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or head to the passing de Gracia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.
Day 3: Cruise the Mediterannean Sea
Indulge yourself in the serene Wintergarden, sample global teas or sip a pint from Viking Cruises' craft beer selections. Or, visit The Library to read more about your favourite destinations.
Day 4: Granada (Málaga), Spain
Today you can experience firsthand the stuff of Andalucian dreams. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is the gateway to Andalucia, the seductive province of rolling hills and endless olive groves. An included tour features the 11th-century Alcabaza Palace, residence of Arabian caliphs, the ancient Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, the Renaissance Cathedral and Picasso's birthplace. Or, choose to explore the mighty Alhambra palace in Granada, one of Spain's most trasured sites.
Day 5: Casablanca, Morocco
Steeped in romance, Casablanca lures visitors with its heady mix of neo-Moorish splendour and French influence. Known as "Casa" to locals, its streets exude an atmosphere of bygone days. Made famous by the 1942 eponymous film, today it is one of Africa's most important ports. Parisian-style boulevards unfold past cafes and colonial buildings. Perhaps the most prominent legacy of French occupation is the massive white Casablanca Cathedral, a neo-Moorish masterwork built in 1930 for European Roman Catholics. The city's medina is a maze of warrens pulsing with old-world energy, the hollers of carpet merchants and the fragrance of incense. The most impressive structure is the Hassan II Mosque, the country's largest and most magnificent.
Day 6-8: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Perhaps renew your body and spirit in ship's Scandinavian-inspired Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of holistic wellness, today while you are at sea. Indulge in a soothing massage, facial or body treatment.
Day 9: Dakar, Senegal
Senegal's capital on the western tip of Africa is bustling, lively and colourful city with wonderful beaches, busy markets and a bit of French flair. Explore Dakar and its highlights, including the African Renaissance Monument, a bronze statue that is the tallest in Africa, created to commemorate Senegal's independence from France. Explore its beautiful corniche and seaside promenade, and take in the views as you enjoy the ocean breeze. Visit the island of Goree, where slaves were held before being dispatched to the New World, sending thousands of people across the waters. Today it serves as a reminder of its troubled past, and as a sanctuary that promotes reconciliation and peace.
Day 10-13: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck; once around measures 1/4 mile. Later, you might indulge in a manicure or pedicure at The Salon and enjoy a first-run or classic movie in the theatre, popcorn included. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in the restaurant.
Day 14: Recife, Brazil
Discover the colonial architecture that remains in Recife Antigo, the old city, and see how this colourful heart of the vibrant coastal metropolis delights its visitors with winding streets full of cafes, shops and restaurants. See the opulently decorated baroque churches, the New World's oldest synagogue, and the former provincial stock exchange, now converted to a marketplace for artisans. Nearby Olinda, one of the oldest cities in Brazil, is recognised by UNESCO as a World heritage Site for its beautiful architecture and exceptional parks.
Day 15-16: Cruise the South Atlantic Ocean
During today's sail, Viking Cruises invite you to experience the serenity of the Wintergarden. Under an elgant canopy of Scandinavian trellised wood, you can enjoy afternoon tea service.
Day 17: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Cidade Maravilhosa, or "Marvelous City," is blessed with a stunning setting so unique that UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site status. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue perched atop Corcovado Mountain and admire the azure-blue waters as they lazily wash the sun-kissed beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the panoramic vistas below.
Day 18-19: Cruise the South Atlantic Ocean
As you cruise the South Atlantic, enjoy refreshments in the Explorers' Lounge and mingle with fellow travellers, and share your experiences.
Day 20: Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay's capital city boasts perhaps the highest quality of living of any city in South America. Rich in parks, sweeping vistas and architectural styles, Montevideo is blessed with a subtropical climate, guaranteeing warm summers and mild winters. A panoramic tour features highlights such as such as the Legislative Palace, a grand neoclassical building, the Ciudad Vieja, or Old Town, and the Batlle y Ordóñez Park with the iconic La Caretta Monument. Or enjoy an overland tour to marvel at nature at the magnificent Iguazu Falls.
Day 21: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Be captivated by the bohemian flair of La Boca, marvel at the grand homes of Recoleta, one of the finest quarters of the city, and discover the many facets of Buenos Aires. This evening, take in the romantic melodies of tango during a show complete with singers, dancers and a tango orchestra while enjoying dinner.
Day 22: Disembark in Buenos Aires
Disembark your ship this morning as your journey comes to a close, or extend your stay in Buenos Aires. If you choose to bring your journey to an end, make your way to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Day 23: Arrive in the UK
T&Cs: ^Itinerary operates in reverse. On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. The up to £500 discount is considered a single offer. Offer expires 31 March 2019. ^Duration includes overnight hotel/flights. +Round trip airfare from London and airport-to-ship transfers are included in the price of your cruise or cruise and stay package. Should you decide to make your own air arrangements, you will need to also arrange for transfers. On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. Full details of the excursions available on your specific departure date can be viewed at My Viking Journey once your cruise booking has been made. Viking Cruises reserves the right to withdraw, change, and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, conditions warrant it. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (25 February 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. E&OE