Overview

Day 1 - Seville
Day 2 - Córdoba
Day 3 - Seville/Cádiz
Day 4 - Jerez/Cádiz
Day 5 - Seville
Day 6 - Granada
Day 7 - Seville
Day 8 - Return flight

Spendology - Widgets

Andalucía from the Water

Discover Seville and Moorish Spain including Córdoba and the Alhambra, staying mostly in Seville with leisurely cruising to coastal Cádiz on the Guadalquivir River

Andalucía was part of the Roman Empire and birthplace of Emperor Hadrian but the full flavour of the region developed with the invasion of the Moors in 711. Arab influence is most evident in the spectacular architecture of the Mezquita of Córdoba and Alcázar in Seville but also survives in the language, Guadalquivir being Arabic for ‘Great River’.

Seville is a most enchanting city, passionate in outlook, balmy in atmosphere, this is the capital of Andalucía and the home of Flamenco. White washed houses, flower filled patios and labyrinthine streets are filled with the rich fragrance of orange blossom. The charming city is a melting pot of Muslim, Catholic and Jewish cultures with a medieval quarter, Moorish Alcázar and Plaza de España to explore. Although 70 miles from the sea, Seville has been a port for most of its history thanks to the navigable Guadalquivir.

Set dramatically on a rocky promontory surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cádiz claims to be Europe’s oldest city. From here the Spanish and French fleet set sail in 1805 for their fateful encounter with Nelson at Trafalgar.

Key Features

Culture & Riverscapes
Excursions Included
Drinks Included
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 6 – 28

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Seville and embark the MS Belle de Cadix for seven nights. Welcome drink and crew introduction. (D)

Day 2 Full-day visit to Córdoba by road includes the old Jewish quarter with fascinating networks of alleyways, lined with white buildings and flowers, plus typical traditional houses opening onto beautiful patios and the impressive Mezquita with many interior columns covered in jasper and marble. Jules Verne drinks party. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Walking tour to Plaza de España, Santa Cruz and the cathedral. Cruise past the Doñana natural biosphere reserve towards Isla Minima. Later, enjoy a Cádiz evening walking tour, a fortified city built on a rock and surrounded by the sea. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit Jerez, the Andalucian capital of wine and horses, including the cathedral and Alcázar Palace with some free time to explore. Cádiz walking tour. Cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria. Flamenco show. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Cellar tour and wine tasting. Cruise towards Isla Minima. Enjoy an equestrian show at an original Andalucian hacienda beside the Guadalquivir. Sail towards Seville. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Full-day excursion by road to Granada includes the Moorish Alhambra Palace and romantic Generalife Gardens with a splendid layout and diversity of plants, flowers and fountains. Granada is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and built on three hills: the Albaicín, the Sacramonte and the Alhambra. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning nature reserve visit (July-August instead visit the Wharf of the Caravels). Afternoon at leisure. Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Granada visit involves some inclines and steps.
Group size specified refers to transfers & excursions.
Cabins available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (luggage storage on board possible).
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

2021

Thursdays
per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin 

easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
February 25 £1595
March 18 £1645
April 15 £1845
July 8 £1645
August 5 £1645
October 21 £1845
November 4 £1555
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Early Booking Offer

For all 2021 bookings made by 15 December 2020, deduct £60 per person

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)
2021: Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 15, Jul 8 & Aug 5

Single supplement £625

Cabin Upgrades

Middle Deck £195
Upper Deck £245

Extension Options

Extension - Seville
Hotel Inglaterra - 3 nights £365
(Jul/Aug £295)
Single supplement £185
(Jul/Aug £135)

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £29

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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