|Travel by Air|
|8 Optional Excursions|
Thursday - UK to Seville
Fly from the UK to Seville, transfer to the MS Belle de Cadix, where a welcome cocktail awaits. Free time this evening to relax on board or explore Seville.
Friday - Seville to Cadiz
After breakfast join the optional guided tour of Seville. Set out to explore the ‘city of light’ including the cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalucian gardens, returning on board in time for lunch. This afternoon we begin our cruise along this great river to Cadiz, cruising past fields of cotton and rice. Dinner on board is followed by an optional fl amenco evening in Cadiz.
Saturday - Cadiz
In the morning, join the optional excursion to Jerez, capital of wine and horses and the birthplace of fl amenco song. An optional tour will enable you to see the Alcazar and the cathedral. The tour continues with a visit to a ‘ganaderia’ (a property where bulls are raised). Lunch on board is followed by an optional guided tour of Cadiz and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Dinner on board this evening is followed by an evening of entertainment. We depart this evening for Alcoutim.
Sunday - Alcoutim (the Algarve) to Vila Real (Portugal)
We continue along the Guadiana River sailing past fabulous landscapes and villages. Arrive mid-morning in Alcoutim, a typical Algarve village with free time to explore before lunch. The cruise departs for Vila Real de St Antonio arriving mid-afternoon. Enjoy free time in Vila Real or join an optional excursion to Faro. Dinner on board tonight with a Portuguese theme followed by traditional Portuguese entertainment. The ship sets sail and heads for El Puerto de Santa Maria.
Monday - El Puerto de Santa Maria to Isla Minima
Join us for an optional excursion to discover the Osborne cellar, with a wine tasting experience, before we cruise onwards to Isla Minima, sailing through the Donana National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, there is plenty to see here. We cruise through the night to Seville.
Tuesday - Seville
Today we will explore Granada, enjoying an optional excursion to this grand city. With its Moorish monuments, such as the beautiful Alhambra Palace, it is a pleasure to discover Granada’s splendid sights. Then return to the ship for an evening of entertainment.
Wednesday - Seville
Enjoy an optional full day excursion to Cordoba, city of the Moors. Make the most of a gala dinner this evening to celebrate our final evening on-board.
Thursday - Seville to UK
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Seville airport for your return flight to the UK.
Free Drinks on Board
FREE drinks on board including beer, fine wines, spirits, mineral bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
MS Belle de Cadix
The Guadiana and Guadalquivir rivers can be explored on-board the MS Belle de Cadix, a luxurious river cruise vessel with excellent facilities that passengers are sure to enjoy. This ship offers three passenger decks, plus a spacious Sun Deck that is ideal for soaking up the rays while sailing. Discover large cabins, as well as indulging in fantastic cuisine in the modern dining room, and dancing the night away in the lounge bar.
The MS Belle de Cadix, part of the CroisiEurope fleet, provides luxurious modern accommodation and facilities for 178 passengers. Of the 89 cabins on-board, 40 double cabins can be found on the Upper Deck, 27 on the Middle Deck and 22 on the Main Deck. All are fully equipped with en suite facilities, as well as a shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, central heating, air conditioning, 220v electricity. Passengers will also find a radiophone and TV/video in the lounge.
Passengers can enjoy delicious food served on-board, including an extensive buffet breakfast and lunch and dinner of French inspiration. There is also a fine wine menu available, and the impressive and modern on-board facilities include a lounge bar with dance floor, panorama bar, and dining room seating 178. Plus, the MS Belle de Cadix also boasts a gift shop, lift, large sun deck with deckchairs, and a marina at the rear of the vessel with direct access to the sea.
An evening in an Andalucian hacienda
Join us as we enjoy a wonderful evening experience at an Andalucian hacienda, sure to make for a memorable event!
Cadiz and Bodega
A fantastic town and famous for the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Mezquita, and the symbol of the city. Wander the narrow alleys and streets of the old town discovering squares and whitewashed courtyards.
Flamenco evening in Cadiz
Guided City Tour of Granada
The city of Granada has been shaped by the hills, where the old districts in the Albaicin and the Alhambra were founded, brimming with steep, narrow streets, beautiful nooks and crannies and marvellous landscapes.
The new part of the city is situated on the plain, criss-crossed by the large arteries of Gran via de Colon and Calle de los Reyes Catolicos and where the busy streets around the cathedral are found. We’ll take an exciting guided city tour to learn more about the city’s history, and to discover its best attractions.
Guided Tour Of Jerez and ganaderia
Jerez de la Frontera is known for much more besides its sherry, although this unique Andalusian wine does make for a wonderful reason to visit. Flamenco singing originated here, and there are numerous historical monuments to take in, including the Cathedral, the Charterhouse, and Arenal Square.
Guided tour to Faro
See the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Alcazar, the Cathedral, and the General Archive of the Indies. Be amazed by the expansive Plaza de Espana, and soak up the bustling atmosphere this city is so well-known for.