Hosted Costa del Sol Longstay Cruise Vacation

Hosted by Barbara Bedford 

With its white-sand beaches, mountainside citrus groves, stunning architecture and rich history, this stretch
of Malaga coastline boasts an average of over 300 sunny days a year. The Costa del Sol is also a great base
for nearby day trips to Seville, Cordoba, Nerja and Gilbraltar.

Back by popular demand this complete hosted vacation starts with 15 nights in Costa del Sol near the pedestrian promenade, enjoy the gorgeous beaches and landscapes, and explore the local culture. Then embark on a 9 night NCL cruise sailing to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. End your tour with 2 nights in Barcelona with an artistic tour and a visit to the Sagrada Familia.

Barbara Bedford

Barbara BedfordBarbara Bedford recently retired from the wholesale cruise industry after 24 years in cruise sales.  Her career has taken her to many countries and on more than 70 cruises to fabulous destinations around the world including the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Russia, South America and even the Arctic Circle. Barb is passionate about people, places, history and cultures. Barb is an experienced tour guide, who has escorted many of Canada’s travel agents on familiarization trips.  Join Barb on this amazing Costa del Sol land program plus 9 days on the Norwegian Jade to the Canary Islands, departing Mar 5, 2013  and discover for yourself why travel agents say that her groups are some of the best they have ever experienced. 


  • In Costa Del Sol: 15 nights at the Hotel Amaragua with 2 meals daily
  • 4 full day excursions to Granada, Cordoba, Gibraltar and Nerja
  • 9 night NCL cruise onboard Norwegian Spirit
  • In Barcelona: 2 nights at the H10 Casanova Hotel with breakfast, artistic tour & Montserrat tour
  • All transfers and most gratuities** included

Date Activity
Mar 5 Depart Toronto
Mar 6 Arrive in Malaga, Spain
Mar 7 - 20

Costa del Sol, Spain
Enjoy the amenities at your resort, take a stroll on the beach, go shopping or just soak up the atmosphere. You will also have included in your vacation 4 cultural tours to really understand the local culture.
(Full Day Cordoba Tour, Full Day Granada Tour, Full Day Gilbraltar Tour, Full Day Nerja & Frigiliana Tour)

Mar 21 Malaga - Barcelona, Spain
Mar 22 At Sea
Mar 23 At Sea
Mar 24 Funchal, Portugal
Mar 25 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
Mar 26 Arrecife, Spain
Mar 27 At Sea
Mar 28 Granada, Malaga, Spain
Mar 29 At Sea
Mar 30 Barcelona – Montserrat tour
Mar 31 Barcelona – Artistic tour
Apr 1 Return home


  • Return air
  • Accommodation
  • 6 Excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Most gratuities**
  • Merit tour host