Grand Voyage of Discovery

17 Days
Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon
From (USD)
$ 8,704
Dates & Pricing

2022 Rio de Janeiro > Lisbon

Transatlantic crossing

Take the southern route from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon and let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of cruising. On this journey, days at sea are coupled with exciting port stops brimming with a host of all-inclusive shore excursions.
A long-held dream for many people is crossing the Atlantic Ocean between the Americas and Europe. Visit some of South America’s most colourful cities, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, then cross the Atlantic to the Cape Verde archipelago. Cruise north to Funchal, on the Portuguese Island of Madeira before concluding your epic journey in Lisbon.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101R
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Rio de Janeiro
Return City:
Lisbon

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board, raise your glass and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Salvador de Bahia

    With a colourful history as the first capital of Brazil in 1549 to the notoriety of the first slave market trading in the New World, Salvador de Bahia is unique. Mixed cultures from  Portuguese to African slaves and the native Amerindians provide a fascinating blend of history, culture, architecture Laurand lifestyles.

    Freechoice

    Explore Pelourinho, the colourful historical centre and learn about African heritage, or take a panoramic tour and visit the famous Mercado Modelo. Alternatively, learn about African religions, visit a traditional Candomblé community and school, or take a percussion and Capoeira dance class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    Scenic Eclipse’s opulent Senses Spa has spacious areas for reflection and relaxation. Discover the ancient art of Nordic bathing in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools and saunas. Daily entertainment, Scenic Epicure culinary adventures, some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge, all this and more is at your fingertips.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - São Filipe, Cape Verde

    Towering volcanic backdrops, jutting up from the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning island chain is captivating.  A town of grace, charm, flower filled plazas and wooden Portuguese houses, São Filipe is Fogo’s tiny capital.

    Freechoice

    Drive through the phenomenal scenery on your way to the volcanic crater and listen to the stories of the local guide, before tasting the characteristic ‘Fogo’ wine. Alternatively, discover the charming city of São Filipe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Porto Novo

    The island of Santo Antão is a cross between Morocco and the Himalayas. With immense volcanic walls, towering green peaks, and perfectly farmed terraced valleys, this island is relatively untouched by tourism. Porto Novo began as a fishing village, and was only recognised as a city in 2005. Explore the colonial history of the capital of Santo Antão and maybe sample the famous ‘grogue’, Cape Verde rum.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy this driving discovery tour to witness the spectacular and wild nature of this island, or explore the driest part of the island, seeing the bizarre rock formations left behind by the volcanic eruptions.

    Discovery

    Hike along the former trading route taking in the splendid nature, views into spectacular valleys and small settlements.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - At sea

    A day at sea. Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Los Cristianos (Tenerife), Spain

    Explore the old town of Los Cristianos on this remote yet spectacular island.

    Freechoice

    Explore the National Park Cañadas del Teide, seeing the pine forests surrounding the desert like interior, or learn of the culture and history of the Canary Islands in Candelaria. Drive along the narrow and windy roads taking in the landscapes of Tenerife, from the highest cliffs of Europe to the breathtaking Masca gorge, or take a jeep tour of the island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Funchal (Maderia), Portugal

    Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the Botanical Gardens before riding a traditional toboggan back to the waterfront or tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory. Alternatively, visit a family owned winery with over 200 years of experience.

    Discovery

    Hike through the Levada do Norte one of the longest and oldest levadas on Madeira Island before visiting the Cabo Girão Skywalk, or kayak along one of the natural reserves of Madeira exploring caves and deserted beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    A day at sea. Enjoy the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Lisbon

    Lisbon signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability