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This volcanic archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa is home to black sand beaches, lunar landscapes, lush forests and hidden gardens filled with indigenous plants, some of which are on the verge of extinction. During this eight-day voyage we not only have the opportunity to enjoy some much-needed winter sun, we can also explore six of the eight main islands.

Our adventures will include visits to Mount Teide National Park, the largest park in the Canary Islands, dominated by the Teide volcano which towers 3,718 metres above sea level and is surrounded by craters and petrified lava flows. Whilst in Tenerife, we also visit the garden of Sitio Litre, a private manor house dating back to 1730. In recent years the owners have opened their stunning garden to visitors and here we will find the largest collection of Orchids, at over 350 species, and oldest Dragon Tree in Tenerife.

On the small island of La Palma, we have the chance to explore the National Park of Caldera de Taburiente in the heart of the island - a giant volcanic crater encompassed by rugged peaks and verdant pine forest. The Botanical Garden of La Palma is also on our agenda, where we can see over 2000 plant species thanks the unique climate of the island.

Our visit to Gran Canaria includes a visit to the Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo, 27 hectares of gardens filled with flora. Our last stop is Lanzarote, the most north easterly of the Canary Islands, where we visit the Cactus Garden, a former quarry that has been transformed by extensive plantations of prickly pear cacti, and the Green Heart of Haria, an oasis for wildlife and endemic plants.

Explore MV La Belle des Océans

The MV La Belle des Océans, an elegant Premium ship measuring 103 metres long and 15 metres wide, accommodating 130 passengers in 65 spacious cabins and suites, all with exterior views. Cabins on deck 3 have 2 portholes and on decks 4, 5 and 6 have a panoramic window and each includes marbled bathrooms with walk-in shower, safe, desk, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, alarm clock and telephone.

On board features include a lounge / bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and wellness lounge. The restaurant, where all meals are served during the cruise, offers delicate contemporary and international cuisine in a sophisticated setting, where large windows allow guests to enjoy panoramic views. A grill restaurant is also located on the outer deck.

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Tour highlights:

  • Visit to Mt Teide National Park, Sitio Litre and Jardin Botanico, Tenerife
  • The National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente and Botanical Gardens La Palma
  • Jardin Botanico Viera y Clavijo & Casa de Colon, Gran Canaria
  • Visit to the Cactus Garden and the Green Heart of Haria, Lanzarote

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Tony Russell

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A former Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tony Russell is widely regarded as one of Britain's leading authorities on trees and shrubs, having written 18 books and presented many programmes for both TV and radio.

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  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • All visits as outlined in the itinerary
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25 February 2023 BGCI230225 25 February 2023 (Saturday) 4 March 2023 (Saturday) Tony Russell £3,345
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