Winter sun is calling and this December you can explore the fabulous Canary Islands for less with Good Housekeeping's incredible cruise offer.
The indulgent cruise around Spain’s sunny Canary Islands takes place on the beautiful boutique ship La Belle des Océans. With our amazing flash sale offer, you can bag a slice of luxury from £998 per person for eight days, with two departures this December.
You’ll explore six of the Canaries’ seven islands, seeing spectacular desert dunes, lush tropical valleys, sandy beaches, picturesque villages and cool, contemporary cities as you sail around Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro and Tenerife.
A great range of optional excursions will let you discover the islands’ fascinating culture and cuisine, tasting delicious Spanish-inspired dishes, exploring breathtaking national parks and visiting fascinating historical buildings.
On Lanzarote, you can explore Timanfaya National Park, with its vast craters, and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at one of the oldest bodegas in the Canaries. El Hierro’s stunning El Golfo Valley is lined with gorgeous pineapple, banana, papaya and mango plants, while Tenerife, your final stop, will give you the chance to head to the top of Mount Teide to take in incredible views and finish 2021 on a real high.
Sail in style
La Belle des Océans is a far cry from big ocean cruise ships. Carrying just 130 passengers, this luxurious yacht-style ships has superb facilities, including a pool, gym, spa, fitness centre, two bars and a sundeck.
The elegant cabins feature marble bathrooms with spacious walk-in showers, TV and iPod docking stations, fridges, WiFi, a writing desk, fitted wardrobe and air conditioning. The restaurant serves classic French cuisine, and all your drinks are included - both with meals and at the bar. There will also be plenty of entertainment onboard, with music and cultural shows, as well as interesting lectures on your destinations all included.
You’ll feel like a true explorer as you navigate the contrasting and mesmerising landscapes across the Canary Islands. From Lanzarote’s rocky cliffs, deep red sands and clear blue waters, to the lush forest and palm trees on Tenerife, there’s so much to see – and with temperatures usually hovering around 20C in the winter months, it’s the ideal time to do so.
Optional excursions include hikes through national parks and tropical valleys, as well as past incredible rock formations and up majestic mountains - for sweeping views of the vast Atlantic. On La Palma, you can take an optional stargazing excursion to the Pilar Observation Point, 3,280 feet above sea level, where a specialist will reveal all of the celestial secrets above.
Visiting the Canaries’ stylish cities will give you the chance to soak up plenty of history and culture, as well as taste some delicious local wines and tapas! In Las Palmas, discover elegant colonial-era architecture, while Arucas - also on Gran Canaria - is dominated by a huge, impressive Gothic cathedral and its streets lined with lovely pastel-painted townhouses.
Pretty Valverde, known as the Village Above the Clouds, is the capital of El Hierro. This charming collection of white-washed buildings is nestled on the edge of a green valley, offering incredible views out across the Atlantic. It’s a quieter city, and a great place to get to know a more traditional side to life in the Canary Islands.
Flash sale discounts
You can enjoy this fabulous all-inclusive cruise from £998 per person this December. Choose between a departure date of 4th or 11th December to bag this fantastic discount. You could also choose to make your Christmas or New Year extra special by spending it in the warm climes of the Canaries, with departures on 21st and 28th December.
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