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Cruise the Guadalquivir & Guadiana

Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

A Europe cruise with a difference, this unique, sundrenched itinerary takes you through the heart of Southern Spain on a round-trip from Seville. You’ll also visit Portugal’s remarkable Algarve.


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This 8-day cruise through Southern Spain takes in famous cities such as Seville and Cadiz, even dipping into the Algarve, one of Portugal’s most beautiful regions.

After checking in to your cabin, take a tour of Seville, one of Europe’s great artistic centres, showcasing Andalusian Spain at its best. Sail along the Guadalquivir River to Cadiz, the coastal city almost entirely surrounded by sea. Here, you’ll enjoy an evening of flamenco entertainment. You’ll visit Jerez to see a working ganaderia, where bulls are raised, before an afternoon tour of Cadiz.

Sail along the Guadiana to Alcoutim, your first port of call in Portugal. You’ll have free time to explore this beautiful corner of the Algarve at your own pace before setting out again for Vila Real de San Antonio. From here, take an afternoon excursion to Faro, Portugal’s southernmost mainland city, rich with Moorish influences and sun culture.

Back in Spain, arrive the next day in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Take a tour of the Osborne cellar, and pass through Donana National Park and Sanluca de Barrameda, a popular coastal destination with Spaniards, known for its cuisine and fine sherry. Then take a full day to visit Granada, home to the Alhambra, arguably Europe’s most visually striking palace (yes, we’re including Versailles in that remark), which suggests something out of an Arabian fairy tale.

End your Spain vacation with a coach trip from Seville to nearby Cordoba, where Christian and Moorish influences come together in a most literal way at the Mosque-Cathedral. This is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world, distinguished by its ‘forest’ of 856 interior columns. There is also a rich Jewish heritage to explore in the labyrinthine streets.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Seville

Boarding in Seville from 5 p.m. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Free evening.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MS La Belle de Cadix

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    MS La Belle de Cadix



    The 176-passenger Belle de Cadix is a river and seagoing ship. The ship sails on seven-night itineraries on the Guadiana and Guadalquivir rivers in Spain and Portugal and along the Atlantic coast.

    The 176-passenger Belle de Cadix is a river and seagoing ship. The ship sails on seven-night itineraries on the Guadiana and Guadalquivir rivers in Spain and Portugal and along the Atlantic coast.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Gift Shop
    • Lounge
    • Radar
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Seville - Cadiz

Tour of Seville. The city of Seville is truly a bewitching artistic and cultural city. Afternoon spend sailing along the great river Guadalquivir. The name comes from the Arabic "al-wadi al-kabir", meaning "Great Valley", and is evocative of when the Moors reigned over Al-Andalus. Arrival in the evening in Cadiz. Excursion to an evening of Flamenco in Cadiz.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Cadiz

Excursion to Jerez and visit to a "ganadería" (a property where bulls are raised) and the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture. In the afternoon, excursion to Cádiz and its cathedral. Evening of entertainment on board. The cruise continues to Alcoutim.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Alcoutim - Vila Real

Cruise along the Guadiana to Alcoutim. Passing fabulous landscapes and villages that time has forgotten. Free time in Alcoutim. Departure of the cruise to Vila Real de San Antonio. Excursion to Faro, capital city of the Algarve. Evening of a Fado show on board. Start cruising in the evening towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. Cruising during the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

El Puerto de Santa Maria - Isla Minima

Arrival early in the morning. With your accompanist, tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines. In the afternoon, cruise to Isla Minima. We will pass through the Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean. Tour of a genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir followed by an equestrian show. Return on board and cruise to Seville. Cruising during the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Seville - Granda - Seville

Full-day excursion to Granada. This grandiose and verdant site owes its prestige to its Moorish monuments, especially the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the 1001 Nights and to the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. Return on board. Evening of entertainment on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Seville - Cordoba - Seville

Full-day guided visit of Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate. Free time and return on board in Seville. Gala evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Seville

Disembark around 9 a.m.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: May 4, 18, 25; Jun 1, 8; Aug 31; Sep 14, 21, 28.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Meals and beverages as indicated
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • On-board entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
  • Assistance from on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Booking fees
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions/transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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28 Sep 2017
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