12-night Across the Bay of Biscay Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Symphony®
Destination:
Dover/Lisbon
Departure Date:
8/25/2017
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1202469
from
$4690

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EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES (per Couple):

Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - Up to $800). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - Up to $750). Choose from the ports below.
  • $500 Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Bordeaux - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.
    • Bilbao - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.

With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the world's most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. The hallmarks of Crystal - legendary service, abundant space, exceptional quality and unparalleled choices - have earned Crystal Symphony international recognition. This stylish and contemporary vessel is your home away from home as you travel the globe.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
London (Dover)
8/25/2017
8/25/2017

The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.

London (Dover)
8/26/2017
8/26/2017 5:00:00 PM

The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.

Honfleur
Suggested Private Excursion
8/27/2017 4:00:00 AM
8/27/2017 11:30:00 PM

The peaceful setting of the picturesque port of Honfleur along the estuary of the Seine attracted many artists and writers over the years, including Impressionist Painters. Throughout its history, numerous maritime journeys were initiated from Honfleur. It's a place of great historic charm, notably around the Vieux Bassin, where lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses overlook the colorful yacht and fishing harbor, and sloping cobbled streets recall 16th century Honfleur. Not to be missed are the 15th century wooden church and the Impressionist paintings of the Musee Eugene Boudin. From here it is possible to visit Monet's Garden, Arromanches, the Normandy Landing Beaches and if there is time, Paris.

Suggested Private Excursions

Honfleur - Flower Coast - 8 hours

Honfleur - Etretat / Fecamp - 8 hours

Honfleur - Normandy Landing Beaches - 8 hours

Honfleur - Pays d'Auge Gourmet Tour - 8 hours

St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
8/28/2017 8:00:00 AM
8/28/2017 6:00:00 PM

St. Peter Port is situated hillside overlooking the picturesque harbor of Guernsey. Brightly painted houses, granite stairs and cobbled lanes climb the hill, providing great views of the port and medieval castle. Among St. Peter's Church's former residents were Guernsey's Royalist Lieutenant Governor, and French and German occupation forces. Enjoy the idyllic countryside or stroll narrow streets of pretty St. Peter Port, enjoying the ambiance making Guernsey special. Town Church - found on the waterfront - is a 12th-century granite church. From the 18th century, the assembly of Market Halls stocked with the region’s produce are wonderful for browsing and taking photos. An excellent display traces Guernsey history. The Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery houses Lukis archaeological collection and Wilfred Carey collection of paintings, prints and cereamics. Descending from the museum are beautiful Candie Gardens laid out in 1898 with exotic plants. German Underground Hospital is a complex of tunnels memorialized to many forced laborers who worked on it.

St. Malo
Suggested Private Excursion
8/29/2017 6:15:00 AM
8/29/2017 10:00:00 PM

Saint Malo is a prime tourist destination in Brittany. Visitors flock to Saint Malo to experience the unique "intra-muros" (meaning within the walls) streets of the old citadel. Visit Saint Vincent Cathedral, noted for its medieval and modern stained glass windows. The museum in Château de Saint Malo has exhibits illustrating the city's prosperous time during its heydays of piracy, colonialism and slave trading. The ramparts afford great views over the roof tops and harbor. Saint Malo also serves as a gateway for excursions to legendary Mont Saint Michel - with the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel and its ensemble of buildings soaring high above the sea. As amazing as the abbey itself are extraordinary tide variations that leave the mount to look out on stretches of bare sand at low tide, while the same expanse of land is submerged during high tide. South of Saint Malo is the medieval town of Dinan. Once totally surrounded by ramparts, 14 towers and a good part of the walls are still standing, encircling beautiful 15th-century timbered houses.

Suggested Private Excursions

Saint Malo Shore Excursion - Brittany Coast and Saint Malo - 8 hours

At Sea
8/30/2017
8/30/2017

No information currently available.

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
8/31/2017 3:30:00 AM
8/31/2017

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
9/1/2017
9/1/2017 3:00:00 PM

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Le Verdon
9/1/2017 7:00:00 PM
9/1/2017 8:00:00 PM

Le Verdon invites you to discover an area with a mosaïc of colours and a variety of tastes and fragrances.

You will appreciate beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, with many charming villages, be a
witness of ancient times and discover its rich variety of local products and traditionnal craftwork.

St. Jean De Luz, France
9/2/2017 8:00:00 AM
9/2/2017 6:00:00 PM

A popular seaside resort and active fishing port just above the Spanish border, Saint Jean de Luz is a lively and cosmopolitan town. The lovely medieval town centre has been influenced by Spain and the Moors and has a mix of architecture among the narrow streets. Around the main square are some of the best seafood restaurants in the region, as well as other bars and terraces from which to see and enjoy the regular musical events in the square - including a Basque Choir every Sunday morning (summer months only). The newer, more commercial end of town is littered with chic shops and boutiques and a casino.

Bilbao
Suggested Private Excursion
9/3/2017 8:00:00 AM
9/3/2017

Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya Province, lies seven miles from the sea and has a coastline featuring rocks and steep cliffs, creeks and small estuaries; small fishing villages nestle in the inlets below green hills. The port of Bilbao is the largest in Spain and is built against the mountains. The city's fine museums include Fine Arts Museum and Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is devoted to American and European art of the 20th century. The Fine Arts Museum specializes in paintings by Spanish masters. Our Lady of Begona Church is a 16th-century church on a hill with a good view of the city and valley. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located in an old convent of Dominican nuns, a 16th-century, L-shaped cloister housing this fine museum with an outstanding exhibit of silversmiths' crafts that is one of the best collections in Spain. The Bullfighting Museum shows interesting bullfighting paraphernalia, such as costumes, photographs of famous toreros and a collection of posters. Visitors can try their gambling luck at Gran Casino Nervion.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bilbao: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Bilbao: Full Day Excursion to San Sebastian

Bilbao: Highlights – 4 hours

Bilbao: Artistic Walking Tour

Bilbao
Suggested Private Excursion
9/4/2017
9/4/2017 4:00:00 PM

Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya Province, lies seven miles from the sea and has a coastline featuring rocks and steep cliffs, creeks and small estuaries; small fishing villages nestle in the inlets below green hills. The port of Bilbao is the largest in Spain and is built against the mountains. The city's fine museums include Fine Arts Museum and Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is devoted to American and European art of the 20th century. The Fine Arts Museum specializes in paintings by Spanish masters. Our Lady of Begona Church is a 16th-century church on a hill with a good view of the city and valley. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located in an old convent of Dominican nuns, a 16th-century, L-shaped cloister housing this fine museum with an outstanding exhibit of silversmiths' crafts that is one of the best collections in Spain. The Bullfighting Museum shows interesting bullfighting paraphernalia, such as costumes, photographs of famous toreros and a collection of posters. Visitors can try their gambling luck at Gran Casino Nervion.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bilbao: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Bilbao: Full Day Excursion to San Sebastian

Bilbao: Highlights – 4 hours

Bilbao: Artistic Walking Tour

At Sea
9/5/2017
9/5/2017

No information currently available.

Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
9/6/2017 5:00:00 AM
9/6/2017

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Fatima & Nazare

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon History & Local Flavors (8 Hours)

Sintra, Cascais and Estoril (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Food & Wine (8 Hours)

Batalha, Alcobaça, Fátima and Óbidos (8 Hours)

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Mafra Palace & Ericeira

Royal Journey With Dressage Lesson (5 - 6 Hours)

Lisbon Jewish Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)

Mafra National Palace & Capuchos Convent (6 - 8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Heritage (6 -8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos History & Tradition

Cascais Local Market & Cooking Workshop (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Highlights with chromeleques (6 - 8 hours)

Helicopter Tour & Lisbon Highlights (6 - 8 Hours)

Fatima Sanctuary & Tomar Convent of Christ (6-8 hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Obstructed View Cruise Only Price  
E2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $4690
E1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $5125
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
D - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $5340
C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $6425
C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window $6680
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $7105
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $7305
A3 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah $7605
A2 - Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah $7690
A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah $7765
Suite Cruise Only Price  
PH - Penthouse with Verandah $12080
PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah $15490
CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah $37110

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $540, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
8/25/2017
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

Cruise-Only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1202469

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