Andalucia River Cruise and Seville

  • 8 Days

  • Spain

A leisurely cruise that brings the Moorish history along the Guadalquivir to life: wander the elaborate alcazars of Seville and Jerez, experience the tranquillity of Granada's Alhambra Palace, and roam Cordoba's world-famous Mezquita.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation
Selected meals
All inclusive drinks
Excursions
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 22nd February 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

A leisurely cruise that brings the Moorish history along the Guadalquivir to life: wander the elaborate alcazars of Seville and Jerez, experience the tranquillity of Granada's Alhambra Palace, and roam Cordoba's world-famous Mezquita.

At a glance

  • Seville See the world's largest Gothic cathedral on a guided city tour.
  • Cadiz Stroll the narrow streets of the city's old quarter.
  • Jerez Visit the Cathedral and 12th century Alcazar Palace.
  • Sanlucar de Barrameda Taste locally produced Manzanilla wine at a wine cellar.
  • Granada Wander the sprawling Alhambra Palace taking in its elegant Moorish design.
  • Nature Reserve Trawl through unspoilt forest and lookout for waders at the bird watching area.
  • Cordoba Roam the marble passages of the world-famous Mezquita mosque.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Seville

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Seville

Fly to Seville where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship, MS La Belle de Cadix, for embarkation.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Seville - Cadiz

With fascinating historical treasures and rich Moorish heritage, it's no wonder Seville is often called Andalucia's 'Radiant City'. Explore the city sights on this morning's excursion, taking in the spectacular Cathedral, the famous Alcazar Palace and its gorgeous gardens, tranquil Maria Luisa Park and the seductive Santa Cruz district. Return to your ship for lunch and set sail on the glorious Guadalquivir, Andalucia's longest river, cruising past picturesque rice and cotton fields and the beautiful marshlands of the Donana Park biosphere reserve and Sanlucar de Barrameda en route to Cadiz. This evening explore Cadiz by night on the included walking tour.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Cadiz - El Puerto de Santa Maria

This morning, there is the included walking tour of Cadiz. Set on a rocky peninsula overlooking the beautiful bay, captivating Cadiz exudes traditional Andalucian charm and boasts an old city of quaint narrow lanes, tranquil plazas and delightful architecture, such as the baroque cathedral, Grand Theatre and pretty watchtowers. This afternoon, enjoy an included excursion to Jerez. Cradle of Spain's sherry-making, flamenco and equestrian traditions, Jerez is laden with scented orange trees, beautiful squares and lively bodegas. Today's tour takes in the famed Alcazar and the magnificent cathedral. Back on board for dinner and a Spanish themed evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Reaching Sanlucar de Barrameda this morning, visit a wine cellar where the secrets of the 'Manzanilla' wines will be revealed to you, along with an opportunity to taste them. Afterwards, there is an included equestrian display. Back on board for lunch as you cruise back to Seville.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Seville - Granada - Seville

Moored in Seville, MS Belle de Cadix is your floating hotel for the next three nights. Today is entirely devoted to the wonderful city of Granada. Enjoy a guided tour of the town and a visit to the Alhambra Palace. Commissioned by the 13th-century Moorish ruler, Al Ahmar, this breathtaking fortress-come-palace stands against the snow-tipped Sierra Nevada. After lunch in a local restaurant, spend time exploring more of Granada's main sights before returning to your ship in Seville for dinner. This evening is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Seville

This morning, drive to a nature reserve for a tour with a forest guide. This area of unspoilt natural beauty has preserved its own special character. Visit a bird watching area to admire the amazing variety of bird species including waders, gulls and ducks. Head back to your ship for lunch before a free afternoon to explore Seville at your own pace.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Seville - Cordoba - Seville

Today's full day excursion takes in Spain's 'City of Caliphs', the magnificent Moorish city of Córdoba. See the breathtaking Great Mosque, famed as one of the greatest feats of Islamic architecture outside the Arab world and a veritable forest of intricately decorated pillars, each adorned with jasper, granite or precious marble. Also visit the quaint former Jewish quarter, a maze of whitewashed lanes overlooked by pretty courtyards festooned in vividly coloured flowers. After lunch in a traditional Córdoban restaurant, enjoy free time before returning to your ship in Seville. This evening join the crew for a gala dinner and entertainment.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Seville - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Seville with a 2-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Seville.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

All excursions are subject to change.

Please note that July & August departures will visit the Rabida Monastery instead of the nature reserve.

Your ship

MS La Belle de Cadix

MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Refurbished in 2010, she has 88 luxury cabins, offering passengers beautiful 360* panoramic views of the unique historic and artistic heritage.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery
Ship facts
  • Style: Premium
  • Class: 5 anchors class
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of crew: 23
  • Number of cabins: 88
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 1
  • Number of large cabins: 0
  • Capacity: 176 passengers
  • Main language on board: fr+en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 3
  • Gross tonnage: 2038
  • Length (m): 110
  • Width (m): 11.4
  • Speed in knots: 9
  • Launch year: 2005
  • Refit year: 2010
Available cabins on this cruise
CAT A Cabins

The Cat A Cabins available on the Upper Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds.  All cabins have french balconies from which you can enjoy the riverside views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

CAT B Cabins

The Cat B Cabins available on the Middle Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All Cat B cabins have fixed windows from which you can enjoy the riverside views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

CAT C Cabins

The Cat C Cabins available on the Main Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins feature portholes  due to the position of the waterline and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 47 Prestige category boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting.

Latest customer reviews

20/07/2017

Crew and boat excellent. Itinerary was great.

17/04/2017

Wonderful food,pleasant staff and good company. The cabin was the most basic we have ever experienced.

26/03/2017

Very good trip. Thoughtful &a considerate staff. Excellent local guides.good info from boat staff good service & entertainment. Cabins could have done with some more thought on layout. Bit short on storage space & shelves.

24/03/2017

Good value for money. All drinks, excursions and meals out included.

26/02/2017

Lack of information, not told majority of passengers French. Food was not up to standards of any other cruise we have done.

03/08/2016

Would have preferred a later flight . Would probably not have booked this holiday if I had known chikdren would be on-board.

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