Andalucia River Cruise and Seville


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Overview

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A leisurely cruise and ship-stay that brings the Moorish history along the Guadalquivir river to life: wander the elaborate alcazars of Seville, soak in the tranquillity of Granada's Alhambra gardens and Generalife palace, and discover Córdoba's world-famous Mosque-Cathedral. This relaxed holiday combines time on board the ship with limited days at sea.

Highlights

  • Seville Follow your guide to discover the sights of Seville, including the spectacular cathedral, Alcazar palace and gardens, tranquil Maria Luisa Park and lively Santa Cruz district. 
  • Cadiz Stroll the narrow streets of the city's old quarter on an included evening walking tour, taking in its Baroque cathedral, grand theatre and the old-world Andalucian charm of its cobbled streets.
  • El puerto de Santa Maria Taste a selection of locally produced wines at the Osborne cellars.
  • Granada Wander the sprawling Alhambra gardens and Generalife palace.
  • Córdoba Guided tour of this historic city.

Cruise itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Seville

Day
1

After embarking and comfortably settling into your cabin, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Seville - Córdoba - Seville

Day
2

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 and 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.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Cadiz

Day
3

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 guided walking tour, 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 river past Doñana National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This evening explore Cadiz by night on an included walking tour.

Stay onboard overnight in Cadiz.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cadiz - El Puerto De Santa Maria

Day
4

This morning, set out on an included excursion to Jerez and visit a "ganadería” (a property where bulls are raised) to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture.

This afternoon, join us on a guided walking tour of Cádiz. 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. Back on board for dinner and a flamenco dancing evening as you cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

El Puerto De Santa Maria - Isla Minima

Day
5

Today, tour the Osborne cellar and taste a selection of local wines. Afterwards, we’ll cruise towards Isla Minima. Tour a genuine Andalucian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, followed by an equestrian show. Later, return to the ship and start sailing towards Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Granada - Seville

Day
6

Today is entirely devoted to the wonderful city of Granada. Enjoy a guided tour of the town and a visit to the Alhambra: a 13th-century palace straight out of the 1001 nights. Discover the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. After lunch in a local restaurant, spend time exploring more of Granada's main sights before returning to your ship in Seville for dinner.

Please note this is a full day excursion and the journey from Seville to Granada takes approximately 3 hours each way.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
7

Enjoy free time in Seville this morning. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion to a nature reserve and tour with a forest guide.

July and August departures: Visit the Wharf of the Caravels where you will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships.

Enjoy a gala evening and farewell dinner on board tonight.

Stay overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
8

After breakfast, disembark your ship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

All included excursions are subject to change.

Please note that this cruise only sails 3 days out of 7.

2019 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in September 2018.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Seville

Day
1

After embarking the MS La Belle de Cadix and comfortably settling into your cabin, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Seville - Córdoba - Seville

Day
2

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 and 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.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Cadiz

Day
3

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.

Stay onboard overnight in Cadiz.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cadiz - Jerez - Cadiz - El Puerto de Santa Maria

Day
4

This morning, set out on 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. Later, 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. Back on board for dinner and a flamenco dancing evening as you cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

El Puerto de Santa Maria - Isla Minima

Day
5

Today, tour the Osborne cellar and taste a selection of local wines. Afterwards, we’ll cruise towards Isla Minima. Tour a genuine Andalucian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, followed by an equestrian show. Later, return to the ship and start sailing towards Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Granada - Seville

Day
6

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. Please note this is a full day excursion and the journey from Seville to Granada takes approximately 3 hours each way.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
7

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. In July and August, we’ll visit the Wharf of the Caravels where you will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships. Tonight is the gala evening and dinner on board.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
8

After breakfast, disembark your ship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

All included excursions are subject to change.

Please note that this cruise only sails 3 days out of 7.

2019 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in September 2018.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Cruise only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks on cruise
  • Excursions

Cruise with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks on cruise
  • Excursions
  • All airport and port taxes

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