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Cruising the Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rivers

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS La Belle de Cadix
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Sail two rivers of Spain and Portugal on this fascinating 8-day river cruise. This voyage sails on the Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rivers and introduces you to Seville, Cadiz, Isla Minima, Granada and Cordoba. Get off the ship for daily land excursions, and sail by fabulous landscapes and villages that time has forgotten.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Arrive in Cadiz and join an excursion to an evening of flamenco
  • Discover Jerez and visit a "ganadería" (a property where bulls are raised)
  • Explore El Puerto de Santa Maria and tour the Osborne cellar
  • Visit a genuine Andalusian hacienda, located on the Guadalquivir banks

Ship

MS La Belle de Cadix

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Bridge of Plaza de España, Seville The beautiful port city of Cadiz, Spain Wander the gardens of Spain and Portugal on your river cruise Boats moored in Portugal Admire the fountains of Europe on your Portugal cruise

Day 1 Seville | Embark

Board the MS La Belle de Cadix starting at 5 PM. Settle into your cabin and attend a welcome cocktail hour to introduce yourself to the ship and her crew. Dine on board before going ashore to enjoy a free evening in Seville, if you wish. The ship remains in port overnight.

Day 2 Seville | Cadiz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast on board before participating in a guided tour of Seville. The city of Seville is truly a bewitching astistic and cultural city. Set off to explore the cathedral, the Alcazar palace (which is closed on Mondays) and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park, and the captivating Santa Cruz district. Return to the ship around 1 PM. Sail for Cadiz, along the great river Guadalquivir, as you eat lunch and pass Donana Park and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Arrive in Cadiz in the evening and join an excursion to an evening of flamenco in Cadiz.

Day 3 Jerez

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, join an excursion to Jerez and visit a "ganadería" (a property where bulls are raised). Have the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Cadiz and its cathedral. Get back on the ship for an evening of entertainment as you cruise to Alcoutim.

Day 4 Alcoutim | Vila Real

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax and enjoy breakfast as you continue to cruise along the Guadiana, sailing up river to Alcoutim and arriving around 10:30 AM. Pass by fabulous landscapes and villages that time has forgotten. Explore the town during some free time before returning to the ship for lunch. Depart for Vila Réal de St Antonio, arriving around 3:00 PM. Explore Vila Réal or join an optional excursion to Faro, capital city of the Algarve. Get back on the ship for an evening of a Fado show. Start cruising in the evening towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. 

Day 5 El Puerto De Santa Maria | Isla Minima

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, arrive at El Puerto de Santa Maria. With your accompanist, tour the Osborne cellar and taste the local wines. In the afternoon, cruise to Isla Minima. Pass through Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean. Set off on a tour of a genuine Andalusian hacienda, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir followed by an equestrian show. Return on board and cruise to Seville. 

Day 6 Seville | Granada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring Granada. Set against the impressive Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is built on the slopes of three hills: the Albaicin the Sacromonte and the Alhambra. This grandoise and verdant site owes its prestige to its Morrish monumets, especially the Alhambra, a palace straight out of the 1001 Nights and to the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. Get back on the ship for an evening of entertainment on board. 

Day 7 Cordoba | Seville

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast on board, spend the day on a guided tour of Cordoba. Leave by coach during the morning and discover the Mosque-Cathedral, a veritable forest of 856 columns adorned with jasper, granite and marble; and visit the historic Juderia, the former Jewish quarter. Return to the ship in Seville and enjoy your gala evening.

Day 8 Seville | Disembark

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

MS La Belle de Cadix

Per person starting at
$2,533
Main Deck Cabins.
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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.
Middle and Upper Deck Cabins.
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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.
Middle and Upper Deck Cabins.
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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

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Flamenco evening in Cádiz on Day 2 is subject to availability. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on the D8
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee or tea served during meals on board, and all drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Entertainment
- Gala evening
- Folklore evening
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Welcome cocktail
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Roundtrip airport/port transfers (port-to-port basis)

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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