The Spirit of South
America: Buenos Aires, Argentina to Salvador,
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1504 - February 16 - March 1,
Tango music in Buenos Aires, a freedom fighter in Montevideo* and relaxing
bathing in chic Punta del Este play the first bars of your cruise. Art lovers will find Salvador
Dali sculptures in the Ralli Museum* and nature lovers can take a boat trip to Sea Lion Island* to
marvel at the portly colossi. Half-timbered houses in South America? German immigrants made this
possible – for example, in Blumenau*. Ilhabela, Brazil’s largest island, tempts you with a schooner
trip to the beach* or on a Jeep tour* through the rainforest. Three days long with the EUROPA 2 in
Rio de Janeiro – let yourself be enchanted by this fascinating city! As a contrast, you then
experience a safari through the rainforest* along jungle trails and suspended bridges before
bidding farewell to the EUROPA 2 in Salvador.
Highlights of this trip:
- Punta del Este: a chic bathing resort at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata.
- Rainforest, beaches and more than 300 waterfalls: Ilhabela – the “beautiful island”.
- Sugar Loaf Mountain* and Corcovado*, Samba and Copacabana: three exciting days in Rio de
- A pearl of the Brazilian sun-drenched shores: the former fishing village of Armacao dos
- On board: Carnaval do Brasil.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions
listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
|Embarkation of the MS
||Buenos Aires, departure
|Montevideo/Uruguay, 7.00 –
|Punta del Este/Uruguay,
arrival 20.00 hrs
|The following day,
Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo is your host. A city tour* takes you
across the Avenida 18 de Julio and presents famous freedom fighters to you in the
monumental Plaza Independencia at the Artigas Mausoleum. From here, you are
offered a tour through the old town*. Learn about the viticulture of the country
on a visit to a vineyard* – which, of course, includes a
||Punta del Este, departure
|In the evening, the EUROPA
2 moors at chic Punta del Este, one of the most exclusive coastal resorts
of South America. Art lovers will have a worthwhile visit to the Ralli Museum*,
which exhibits sculptures by Salvador Dali amongst other artists. Nature lovers can
take a boat trip to Sea Lion Island*, where one of the largest colonies of these
creatures lives on the continent.
||Itajai/Brazil, 8.00 –
|You encounter the legacy
of German immigrants setting off from Itajai to Blumenau*, which surprises with half-timbered houses and
beer gardens. The cable railway in Camboriu* is also unique and joins Parque
Unipraias in the middle of the rainforest with Laranjeiras
||Ilhabela/Ilha de Sao
Sebastiao/Brazil, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs
|Following this, be enticed
by Ilhabela, the largest island in Brazil, on a trip by schooner to the
beach* or on a Jeep tour* through the species-rich rainforest at the heart of the
||Rio de Janeiro/Brazil,
arrival 9.30 hrs
|Pure joie de
vivre awaits you the following day: stay with the EUROPA 2
in Rio de
Janeiro beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountain for three days. A cable car
takes you on a city tour* through the historic centre to the peak of the legendary
landmark. Just as breathtaking is the view over the bay to Corcovado*. This is
where the world-famous statue of Christ stands, greeting all visitors with open
arms. Go even higher on a helicopter flight over the city* – fantastic vistas, also
provided by the lush Tijuca rainforest*. And of course, your cruise would not be
complete without a trip to a typical churrascaria*.
||Rio de Janeiro, departure
||Armacao dos Buzios/Brazil,
8.00 – 18.00 hrs
|A relaxing programme of
contrasts relating to Rio de Janeiro awaits you in Armacao dos
Buzios and its surroundings*. The small fishing village with
exclusive boutiques and bars invites you to shop and stay awhile. Or explore the
many species of the underwater world on a special snorkelling
||Ilheus/Brazil, 8.00 –
|The riches of
Ilheus were once founded in the trade of cocoa. Following the
trail of the cocoa barons* gives you insights in the history of the colonial old
town. Natural treasures can be encountered on a safari through the rainforest*:
hike along jungle tracks and over suspended bridges through the dense jungle.
Alternatively, take a canoe trip on the Rio de Contas* in the interior of the
||Salvador/Brazil arrival 7.00 hrs. Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in
the planning stage and are subject to changes.