Overview

Day 1 - Seville
Day 2 - Córdoba
Day 3 - Seville/Cádiz
Day 4 - Cádiz/Jerez
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
UK Tour Manager

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. Later, enjoy a Cádiz evening walking tour, a fortified city built on a rock and surrounded by the sea. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Morning drive to Jerez, the Andalucian capital of wine and horses, for a walking tour viewing the cathedral followed by visiting the Alcázar Palace and a stud farm that raises Andalucian horses. Enjoy an equestrian presentation. Afternoon Cádiz walking tour. Cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria. Evening 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.

2022

Thursdays
per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin 

easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
October 6 £2065
October 27 £2065

2023

Thursdays
per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin 

easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
March 23 £1765
August 3 £1815
October 5 £1995
October 19 £1995
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Early Booking Offer

For all 2023 bookings made by 31 October 2022, deduct £60 per person

Special Offer

FREE CABIN UPGRADE
(27 Oct 2022)
Free upgrade to Middle Deck & Upper Deck cabin for new bookings

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLMENT
(limited dates/availability)
2022: Oct 27
2023: Aug 3

Single supplement £645

Cabin Upgrades

Middle Deck £195
Upper Deck £245 (2023 £255)

Extension Options

Extension - Seville
Hotel Inglaterra - 3 nights £395
(Mar & Oct 2023 £415; Aug 2023 £335)
Single supplement £295
(Mar & Oct 2023 £315; Aug 2023 £235)

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £35

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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