Golf and The Iberian Peninsula 2019 Golf Cruise Vacation by PerryGolf

2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
Portugal & Spain on board Azamara Journey

8 Nights | 5 Rounds | Lisbon to Barcelona | 3 - 11 May 2019

Post cruise option in Barcelona, with golf at PGA Catalunya!

PerryGolf is proud to again partner with Azamara Club Cruises for an exceptional golf voyage onboard the outstanding 690 guest Azamara Journey around the Iberian Peninsula.

Our itinerary begins in Lisbon, Portugal and concludes in Barcelona, Spain. The five round line-up lineup includes The Oceânico Faldo Course situated in Portugal’s famed Algarve region; Valderrama, consistently rated #1 in continental Europe; Finca Cortesin, located to the west of beautiful Marbella; The classic El Saler on the outskirts of Valencia; and finally Son Gual, on the glorious island of Mallorca.

On arrival in vibrant Barcelona we also offer a two night post cruise package including play at the highly acclaimed PGA Catalunya.

Our guest list typically brings together like-minded individuals sharing a love of golf. Inevitably many new friendships are formed. Many guests are golfing couples but an equal number are golfers travelling with a non-golfing spouse. The latter are also exceptionally well catered for as, in addition to the fabulous onboard facilities, a wide selection of Azamara Land Discoveries® are offered in each port. The itinerary also allows for some relaxing “time at sea” under Mediterranean skies.

On board, our guests are absolutely spoiled. Our favored ship Azamara Journey is small enough to provide a most intimate experience and nimble enough to access smaller ports, but large enough to provide a great choice of outstanding dining and bars; the ship also offers an exceptional full service spa, and features excellent and varied evening entertainment. In addition to all “normal” cruise features, Azamara Club Cruises include all soft drinks, specialty coffees, boutique daily wines, and a choice of select standard beers and cocktails within the cruise fare, plus all gratuities to create a thoroughly all inclusive cruise experience. Our itinerary is also set to allow for late evenings and occasional overnights in certain ports, allowing you much greater “immersion” in the destination.

Forty-four suites are available on Journey, each attended by English-style butler service. If you are inclined to indulge, we recommend you make your arrangements without delay.

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2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
Portugal & Spain on board Azamara Journey

8 Nights | 5 Rounds | Lisbon to Barcelona | 3 - 11 May 2019

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Barcelona, Spain
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Valderrama Golf Club
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Valencia Cathedral, Spain
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3 MAY, FRIDAY: LISBON, PORTUGAL (EMBARK BY 3:30PM / SAIL 5:00PM)

Embark Azamara Journey 1:00PM.   All aboard 3:30PM. Welcome Cocktails & Briefing this evening. Meet your fellow participants.

Overnight: At Sea

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4 MAY, SATURDAY: PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL (8:00AM / 6:00PM)

Portimão is located in the District of Faro in the Algarve Region of Portugal, and is the host venue for many prestigious sailing events. The Lisbon to Dakar Rally passes through, and there is also surfing and kitesurfing. This is a great place for seafood restaurants with grilled sardines being the specialty. Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

GOLF: The Oceânico Faldo Course at Amendoeira, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, opened for play in 2008. In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, and spartan holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play. It also enjoys great views, in particular on the back nine.

Overnight – At Sea

Praia da Rocha Beach near Portimao, Portugal
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Oceanica Faldo Course
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5 MAY, SUNDAY: GIBRALTAR, UNITED KINGDOM (9:00AM / 10:00PM)

“The Rock” of Gibraltar is a sight to behold rising nearly 1,400 feet out of nowhere located in a strategic position at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar and is linked to Spain by a narrow isthmus. Most of the upper Rock, starting just above the town, is a nature reserve with spectacular views accessible by cable car.  Gibraltar is imposing but small. It measures less than six square kilometres and is inhabited by around 30,000 people made up of Gibraltarians, British, Moroccans, Indians and Spanish. There is a colony of the famous, camera-hogging Barbary apes who run free in a semi-wild state. Gibraltar is a British self-governing colony and a member of the European Union by virtue of Britain's membership.

Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Gibraltar

GOLF: Valderrama is a perennial World 100 layout consistently been rated among the five best in Continental Europe. “The Augusta of Europe” is a private club originally designed in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones on a hill above the old Andalucian village of Sotogrande.  He was recalled in 1985 for a remake that has subsequently hosted a plethora of championships including the Volvo Masters and the 1997 Ryder Cup remembered for Europe’s late, great and charismatic captain Severiano Ballesteros.

Overnight: At Sea

Rock of Gibraltar
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Valderrama Golf Club
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6 MAY, MONDAY: MALAGA, SPAIN (7:30AM / 6:00PM)

Malaga is found on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol along with its coastal and inland neighbors Rincon de la Victoria, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Alhaurin de la Torre, Mijas and Marbella. The important cultural infrastructure and the rich artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Malaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were both born in Malaga.

Enjoy it on your own or or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

GOLF: Finca Cortesin is ranked as one of Spain’s finest golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine. Cabell B. Robinson’s design beautifully complements the natural landscape. It provides a perfect balance between 20 varieties of flora, the typical Mediterranean forest and the perfectly manicured bermuda grasses of the golf course. Finca Cortesin played host to the prestigious Volvo World Match Play Championship for 3 years, with many of the world’s finest professional competing.

Overnight – At Sea

Ancient Roman amphitheatre ruins in Malaga, Spain
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Finca Cortesin
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7 MAY, TUESDAY: VALENCIA, SPAIN (6:00PM / IN PORT )

Valencia has come a very long way since 138 BC when it was founded as a Roman colony.  Today it is Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona.  It has one of the world’s most prosperous local economies.  The story you’ll probably take home however is about one of the most striking ranges of architecture imaginable. Of course you’ll find antiquity in many forms such as Valencia’s Gothic cathedral which was built over a mosque after the Christian reconquest of 1238.  You will also find the space-age City of Arts and Sciences, a massive project by neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava (World Trade Center Transportation Hub) whose showpiece is Oceanogràfic – one of the world’s biggest aquariums, with polar zones, underwater tunnels and an underwater restaurant.  The juxtaposition is startling.  And you’ll have two full days to immerse yourself in it!

Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide – Valencia

Overnight: In Port – Valencia, Spain

Xativa Castle, Valencia, Spain
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8 MAY, WEDNESDAY: VALENCIA, SPAIN (IN PORT / 6:00PM )

Enjoy a full day in beautiful Valencia.

GOLF: El Saler Golf Club is located on the outskirts of Valencia within the Albufera Nature Park. Designed by Javier Arana, one of the most prestigious Spanish designers and opened in 1968, it sits nearby the beach occupying terrain dotted with pine trees and sand dunes and has a distinctly “links” feel. It’s famous "cats claw" (not dissimilar to the Monterey Peninsula’s “iceplant”) is certainly to be avoided in the rough.

Overnight – At Sea

El Saler
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9 MAY, THURSDAY: PALMA DE MAJORCA, SPAIN (7:30AM / 10:00PM)

The original city of Palma dates back to Roman times; modern day residents of the old quarter are still digging up artifacts in their gardens. Balanced on a seawall above the marina is the amazing gothic Cathedral, icon of the city, with some of the world’s largest stained glass windows. Also high on the artistic scale is the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art featuring works by masters including Picasso, Miró, Gris, and Dali. Mother Nature’s aesthetic achievements can be found in the Caves of Drach—mystical caverns where the play of shadow and light on the rock formations stimulates the imagination.

GOLF: Son Gual has been lauded since it opened in 2007. The Thomas Himmel designed layout is considered the finest of the Balearic islands and is one of the most talked about venues in southern Europe, with the European Golf & Travel Media Association naming it as 'The Discovery of 2010'. Son Gual enjoys a lovely location, peppered with mature olive trees and wild flowers, with its design and conditioning being of the very highest standard.

Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Palma de Mallorca

Overnight: At Sea

The Cathedral of Santa Maria, Palma de Mallorca
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Golf Son Gual, Mallorca
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10 MAY, FRIDAY: MAHON, MENORCA, SPAIN (8:00AM / 6:00PM)

Your arrival by ship is fortuitous as Mahon is most striking when approached by sea, perched atop a cliff overlooking the natural harbor. Shops cluster along streets between two plazas, one large and lined with cafés and restaurants, the other tranquil, and site of the Church of Santa Maria, known for a celebrated organ with four keyboards and more than 3,000 pipes; and Carmen, a convent whose cloisters now house the municipal market.

Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Mahon

Overnight: At Sea

St Francesc Church and Monastery in Mahon
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11 MAY, SATURDAY: BARCELONA, SPAIN (DISEMBARK 9:00AM)

9:00AM Disembark Azamara Journey.

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POST CRUISE OPTION – Barcelona including golf at PGA Catalunya

Enjoy two nights in beautiful Barcelona, with golf at PGA Catalunya.

  • 2 nights in 4 star city centre hotel based on twin occupancy, with daily breakfast
  • Day at leisure after disembarking
  • Green fees and starting times for 1round of golf with shared electric golf cart
  • Transfers from the ship to hotel, and to/from PGA Catalunya (airport transfers excluded)
  • Box lunch at the golf course with open bar for soft drinks, beer & wine.
  • Farwell dinner including drinks and wines
  • Management and handling of golf equipment
  • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff
  • Full time PerryGolf program manager
  • Golfer: $TBA | Non-Golfer: $TBA | Single Supplement: $TBA

    PGA Catalunya Stadium Course, Spain
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    Golf CRUISE Pricing Per Person:

    2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
    Portugal & Spain on board Azamara Journey

    8 Nights | 5 Rounds | Lisbon to Barcelona | 3 - 11 May 2019

    In order to allow our guests to select the suite or stateroom most appropriate to their individual expectations and requirements, we present our prices separately as a Golf Package and a Cruise Fare.

    The cruise fare is dynamic and may change (until booked and locked in by each PerryGolf guest), but you are assured of the best available selection of suites and staterooms AND the very best available rates which exist at any point in time with PerryGolf. Please call PerryGolf to talk to an expert 1.800.344.5257.

      2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
     
    Ocean | Owners Suite

    Golf Package

    $TBA

    $TBA

    $TBA

    $TBA

    $TBA | $TBA

    Cruise Fare

    $2,499

    $2,799

    $3,299

    $4,299

    $5,399 | $5,899

     

    Per person deposits: Golf package $750; Cruise $550 (suites $1,100)
    Payment & Cancellation Terms per Reservation Form

    Lock in best suites & staterooms early.
    Low cruise/golf cancellation fee: only $100/person until 12 months out
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    Prices exclude port taxes & fees of $171 per person.
     

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    English Butler Style Service for Every Suite
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    I don’t believe anyone does it better than PerryGolf. It was a great trip and one we’ll remember and talk about for a long time. I appreciate all the details that PerryGolf took care of so we could be free to enjoy the experience.
    Mrs. J. Miller
    Holland, OH
    Open Championship Golf Cruise
    AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

    PerryGolf is unusual among most international golf tour operators for providing complete air travel assistance. Better still, were are frequently in position to negotiate usually attractive fares. We encourage you to consider our Preferred Airline Partner – British Airways – which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities.

    For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates contact Air Services at  1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or air@PerryGolf.com

    INCLUSIONS

    Cruise Fare

    • Eight (8) nights in the suite or stateroom of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on board served at your leisure in an open seating format in a choice of restaurant
    • An option to dine, at a modest supplement, in Azamara Journey’s two speciality restaurants, The Prime C Restaurant and Wine Cellar and the Aqualina Mediterranean Restaurant (complimentary for suite guests)
    • Boutique red and white wines with lunch and dinner
    • Bottled water, soda, specialty coffees and teas throughout the day
    • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines at all ship bars during regular bar hours
    • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
    • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
    • English-trained butlers for suite guests
    • Complimentary self-service laundry
    • AzAmazing Evening event
    • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

    Not Included

    • Drinks & any meals off ship
    • Personal expenses on board
    • Arrival/departure airport/ship transfers
    • Any non-golf shore excursions
    • Transfers to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports

    Golf Package

    • Green fees and starting times for five (5) rounds of golf including shared use of electric golf cart.
    • All transfers to and from the scheduled golf courses in luxury air conditioned motorcoaches
    • Practice range and range golf balls where available
    • Welcome & Farewell on board Cocktail parties with hors d’oeuvres
    • Box lunch at each golf course with open bar for soft drinks, beer & wine.
    • “Golfers Social” gatherings on board where scheduling permits
    • Casual tournament format with awards on one day
    • Management and handling of golf equipment by PerryGolf for duration of voyage
    • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff
    • Full time PerryGolf program manager on board and onsite at each golf venue

    Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

    Transfers: No transfers are included to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports.

     

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    This was a very high quality vacation. Everything was done very professionally, with great courtesy by exceptional people. I will highly recommend PerryGolf.
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    Quebec City, Canada
    Open Championship Golf Cruise

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