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Explore the gardens of Europe

Enchanting landscapes and cultures in Spain and Portugal

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS La Belle de Cadix
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Travel to the heart of Andalusia and the Algarve on MS La Belle de Cadix. Along the Guadalquivir discover the town of Cordoba, which combines perfectly history and modernity. Visit Seville and its Alcázar palace, an astonishing mix of architectural styles. Then be carried away by the sublime city of Granada which offers a multitude of magnificent sites to visit. You will be dazzled by the beauty of its cathedral which houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Enjoy an unforgettable change of sceneries throughout your journey and not forgetting the Doñana Natural Park.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Seville, Spain | Embark
Day 2 : Córdoba
Day 3 : Seville | Cadiz
Day 4 : Cadiz | Jerez | Cadiz
Day 5 : Alcoutim | Vila Real, Portugal
Day 6 : El Puerto Santa Maria | Isla Minima
Day 7 : Granada
Day 8 : Seville | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Andalucia and the Algarve regions during the same cruise
  • Explore Seville, a bewitching artistic and cultural city
  • Pass through the Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO
  • Enjoy your journey to the heart of Spanish and Portuguese traditions

Ship

MS La Belle de Cadix

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the gardens of Europe Beautiful beachside architecture in Portugal St. Stephen's Convent Wander the quaint streets of Portugal View beautiful Spanish architecture

Day 1 Seville, Spain | Embark

Board the MS La Belle de Cadix at 6:00 PM and settle into your cabin. Attend a welcome cocktail party to introduce yourself to the crew before enjoying dinner. 

Day 2 Córdoba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Guided tour of Córdoba and its Mosque-Cathedral.

Day 3 Seville | Cadiz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Tour of Seville and discovery of the Alcazar and the cathedral.

DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Seville passing the most beautiful monuments of the city. Tour of the Alcazar, among the oldest royal palaces in Europe.

The afternoon will be spent sailing. Tonight, join an excursion for both packages: Flamenco evening.

Day 4 Cadiz | Jerez | Cadiz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, take part in an excursion for both packages : Jerez and visit to a ganadería.

In the afternoon, join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Cádiz and its cathedral.

DISCOVERY: Hike along the oceanfront in Cadiz to the Castle of San Sebastián, followed by a tasting of local products.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5 Alcoutim | Vila Real, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the Guadiana towards Alcoutim. Enjoy time at leisure to discover Alcoutim. Return on board and depart towards Vila Real de San Antonio.

Join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Faro, capital city of the Algarve, and Tavira, with its contrasting mixture of former fishing village and middle-class housing. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment on board. You'll then start cruising in the evening towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. The ship will cruise through the night.

Day 6 El Puerto Santa Maria | Isla Minima

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive early in the morning. Join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines.

DISCOVERY: Hike in Sanlucar de Barrameda through then Doñana National Park, one of the largest biosphere reserves in Europe.

This afternoon, you will cruise to Isla Minima, passing the Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Tour a genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir followed by an equestrian show. Afterwards, you'll return on board and start cruising towards Seville. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. The ship will cruise through the night.

Day 7 Granada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Full-day excursion to Granada. This grandiose and verdant site owes its prestige to its Moorish monuments, especially the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the 1001 Nights and to the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. You'll return on board after the tour for the gala evening and dinner.

Day 8 Seville | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 

MS La Belle de Cadix

Deals

Save 15%
Europe Savings - Book before August 31, 2019 and save 15% per person in a Main Deck cabin. Alternatively, the 15% savings off of the Main Deck cabin can be applied to other cabin category rates. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2020 departures.

Per person starting at
$2,544
MS La Belle de Cadix
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Main Deck
21 cabins with portholes (20 twins, 1 cabin with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hair-dryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 1HU cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hair-dryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
40 cabins (38 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hair-dryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

This offer includes
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- excursions included in the package selected
- assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- welcome cocktail
- gala dinner
- onboard entertainment
- travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- all port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include
- Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- cancellation and baggage insurance
- transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
- personal expenses.

Formalities
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

 
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