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V9 - Malaga to Lisbon

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*Travellers must be between 14 and 80 years old on the date of sailing to be eligible for the trip.

Itinerary: Malaga – Portimão – Lisbon

Dates: 2 june (Embark 16h00) - 7 June (Disembark 10h00)

Voyage highlights

  • Motor-sail aboard the recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela
  • Explore the historic and culturally rich cities of Malaga and Lisbon.
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Portimão.
  • Motor up the Rio Tejo at sunrise beneath Lisbon’s famous suspension bridge
  • Why not book two 5 day voyages (V7 and V8) to explore more islands and extend your adventure!

Voyage description

On this 5-day motor-sailing voyage aboard the Santa Maria Manuela we start from the vibrant city of Malaga, through the Gibraltar Straight, make a stop in the charming Portimão, and conclude in Portugal’s historic capital of Lisbon.

Malaga has a rich history, serving as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and boasting a vibrant seafaring tradition. Before you embark consider exploring the Alcazaba, a stunning Moorish fortress with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, or visit the Picasso Museum, home to an extensive collection of the legendary artist's works. Delight in the local seafood cuisine and soak up the sun on Malaga's city beaches.

We head west through the Gibraltar Straight and north against the prevailing wind towards Portimão’s golden sandy beaches and quaint old town's cobbled streets and historic architecture. After a brief stop its west again to the Cape of Sao Vincente and north again to Lisbon.

If we get lucky with the wind direction, volunteer to help the crew hoist the sails. 

Knot classes are a great way to learn a new skill whilst sharing sailing stories with shipmates, and if the weather allows there's the opportunity to go up the mast or relax on the bowsprit. A drink at sunset on the deck is the perfect way to round off each day.

Lisbon beckons, as we sail up the Rio Tejo beneath the city’s famous suspension bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril. After you disembark consider immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Lisbon, with its Fado music, historic neighborhoods like Alfama, and stunning viewpoints. Visit the Belem Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Expect warm and sunny weather in June, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F).

When preparing for your voyage please bear in mind:

  • Your passport must have at least 6 months validity at the time of travel
  • The SMM is granted no flexibility for the embarkation and disembarkation times from the customs authorities
  • All guests must be between the age of 14 and 80 yrs at the time of travel