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Gems of Andalusia

Spanish and Portuguese waterways

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Get a real flavour of Iberia as you cruise two mighty rivers

Discover the sights and sounds of Iberia on this cruise that takes in the cultural delights of southern Spain and the Algarve. Explore the streets of Seville, perhaps catch a flamenco show in Cádiz, and enjoy an afternoon coastal cruise past the glorious scenery of Doñana National Park, home to countless species of bird. Top it all off with an included trip to the old Moorish city of Granada and a thrilling equestrian show at a traditional hacienda.

Including...

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Free bar open 12 hours a day† 

Wine, beer, water and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board ship

Excursions

  • A trip to Granada
  • Tour of Andalusian hacienda and equestrian show

† Free bar excludes champagne, branded spirits and drinks from the wine list. Bar opening times may vary subject to the daily programme on board.


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Day 1 UK to Seville

Seville

Fly to Seville. Board MS Belle de Cádix late this afternoon and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner. Moor in Seville overnight.

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Day 2 Seville

Panoramic views over Seville

From Seville you can join an optional excursion to Córdoba, a beautiful ancient Andalusian city. Alternatively, you might like to spend your day exploring more of Seville, perhaps stopping for coffee in one of the elegant squares or exploring the parks and gardens. Look forward to a Spanish-themed gala dinner on board tonight. 

Seville Andalusia Spain Europe Cadiz Bay of Cadiz Costa de la Luz Cadiz Seville

Day 3 Seville to Cádiz

Cadiz

You can opt to take a tour of Seville this morning, before your ships sets sail along the mighty Guadalquivir river. Enjoy the scenery as you spend the afternoon at leisure, arriving this evening in Cádiz. For a taste of Spanish culture you can attend an optional flamenco show in the city. 

Cadiz Bay of Cadiz Costa de la Luz Cadiz Andalusia Spain Europe

Day 4 Cadiz

Cadiz

There's an optional excursion to Jerez this morning, where you can learn how Spanish fighting bulls are reared at a traditional ganadería, or ranch. In the afternoon there is an optional excursion to the city of Cádiz, and the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Cruise along the coast overnight toward the Guadiana river. 

Cadiz Bay of Cadiz Costa de la Luz Cadiz Andalusia Spain Europe

Day 5 Alcoutim to Vila Real

Alcoutim

Spend this morning gliding along the Guadiana towards the Portugese town of Alcoutim, and look back across the river to Spain. Enjoy some time exploring, then continue to Vila Real de San Antonio where you can relax on the beach or explore the town centre – both are conveniently close to your mooring. Alternatively, an optional excursion visits Faro, the capital and cultural centre of the Algarve. Look forward to an evening of traditional Portuguese fado music on board. 

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Optional excursions

Faro began life as trading port used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, later flourished under Moorish occupation, and is now the capital of the Algarve. You'll see the cathedral, characterised by its 13th-century tower and whitewashed walls, and take a stroll through the old city.

Faro
Faro Faro District Algarve Portugal Europe

Day 6 El Puerto de Santa Maria to Isla Minima

Heron

Arrive early in the morning for the opportunity to  join an optional tour of the Osborne cellar for a tasting of local wine. This afternoon, cruise through  the Doñana National Park in Spain – keeping an eye open for the local birdlife. You'll then pass the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda where the river Guadalquivir joins the Atlantic Ocean – and moor at Isla Minima. Go ashore for a tour of a typical Andalusian hacienda followed by a thrilling equestrian show. Rejoin your ship and enjoy dinner on board as you cruise overnight towards Seville.

Isla Minima Seville Andalusia Spain Europe

Optional excursions

Discover the story of this famous family-owned business, one of the oldest and most prestigious wine and spirit producers in Spain. Osborne began producing its Sherry Solera in 1772! You'll walk with your tour leader to the Osborne Bodega. Your expert guides will describe the different wines produced here and the best way to enjoy them, as you enjoy a tasting of three of their wines.

Wine tasting
El Puerto de Santa Maria Bay of Cadiz Costa de la Luz Cadiz Andalusia Spain Europe

Day 7 Seville

Alhambra

Enjoy an included full-day trip to Granada this morning. The city's rich Moorish heritage is perfectly displayed at the glorious Alhambra palace. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Return to your ship for dinner and an evening of entertainment as you remain moored here overnight.

Seville Seville Andalusia Spain Europe

Please note

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

As this cruise involves some coastal cruising, the above itinerary may be modified without notice due to tidal conditions.


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