Iberia or the Iberian Peninsula is the third largest European Peninsula behind Scandinavia and the Balkans. It consists of three main nations being Andorra, Portugal and Spain but also includes the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via of France.
Pullmantur provide a variety of relaxing cruises to this area, allowing you to explore several cities boasting sun, sea and a rich history and culture.
Whether you visit Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar or a mixture of all three of these – you can be sure to enjoy the history, architecture, warm weather and equally warm reception on board an Iberian cruise with Pullmantur.
Step on board the Medina Cruise where you will be able to visit Gibraltar, based at the southern tip of Spain and at the entrance to both the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean. This nation enjoys yearlong warm temperatures similar to that of Spain but with strong British culture and is instantly recognisable by the huge rock which dominates the horizon. The rock of Gibraltar is a national park which covers 40% of this tiny nation and is home to many Barbary macaque apes.
On board the Charms of Europe Cruise, you will be able to experience Portugal, with a visit to the nation’s capital: Lisbon. This city was perfectly placed for exploration in the 15th century to nations such as Brazil and has influenced Portugal to how it is today. Lisbon shares similarities with Rome as it was built on seven hills. This city is bursting with culture, historical architecture, museums and picturesque gardens and parks.
There are a variety of Spanish nations to visit on an Iberian cruise – each boasting a different style of culture and heritage as well as golden, relaxing beaches. La Coruna mixes an extensive history with contemporary features; including a mixture of modern skyscrapers. In 1588, Spain sent its Armada fleet from here; but these ships were obliterated by Sir Francis Drake who also decided to burn the city as well. Many monuments were destroyed, but the Torre de Hercules was restored in 1682 and remains a popular tourist destination today.