Discover the wonderful landscapes and the exclusive charm of Spain on this incredible 8-day cruise. Enjoy Granada, a city famed for its beauty. Explore Seville with its art and enchantment that have left their mark on this radiant city, consistently delighting travelers. Visit Cadiz and delight yourself with its historic richness and the unspoiled nature of the area, where cotton fields and rice patties rub shoulders with extraordinary wildlife. Sail past Donana Park, recognized by UNESCO as a “Natural Biosphere Reserve”.
Sail across the magnificent Guadalquivir River
Attend an entirely different local tradition: an equestrian show
Explore Jerez, the capital of wine, horses, and flamenco music
Visit Granada, a city ringed by the mountain barrier of the Sierra Nevada
Board the MS La Belle de Cadix at 5:00 PM and settle into your cabin. After comfortably settling into your cabins, attend a welcome cocktail party to introduce yourself to the crew before enjoying dinner. The evening is free to do as you please.
Begin your day with breakfast on board before devoting the day to a guided tour of Cordoba. Leave by coach for Cordoba, the city of Caliphs. During your visit, discover the mosque-cathedral, a veritable forest of 856 columns adorned with jasper, granite, and marble and the Juderia, the former Jewish quarter. Enjoy a classic lunch of “tapas” specialties in a local restaurant. Afterwards, return to Seville.
After breakfast, set off on a guided walking tour of Seville. Art and enchantment have left their mark on this radiant city and it consistently delights travelers. Return to the ship for lunch and begin your cruise on the Guadalquivir River. Discover the unspoiled nature of the area, where cotton fields and rice patties rub shoulders with extraordinary wildlife. Sail past Donana Park, recognized by UNESCO as a “Natural Biosphere Reserve” and Sanlucar de Barrameda before arriving in Cadiz in the evening. Join your host/hostess on a tour of Cádiz by night.
Set out on an excursion to Jerez and visit a "ganaderia" (a property where bulls are raised), for the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture.
This afternoon, take a guided tour of Cadiz on foot. Rising from rock and completely surrounded by the sea, a thin sandbank connects this fortified town with the mainland. Afterwards, cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy an evening of traditional Flamenco dancing on board.
Tour the Osborne cellar and taste local wines in the company of your hostess. Afterwards, you will cruise towards Isla Minima. Tour a genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, followed by an equestrian show. Return on board and start sailing towards Seville.
Today, join a guided tour of Granada. This grandiose city owes its prestige to its Moorish monuments, especially the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the 1,001 nights. Discover the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. After your tour, return to Seville.
Enjoy free time in Seville this morning. In the afternoon, join an excursionto a nature reserve and tour with a forest guide. From June to August, visit the Wharf of the Caravels where you will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships. Enjoy free time in Seville this afternoon. Tonight is the gala dinner!
Day 8: Seville | Disembark
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 AM.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!