Andalucia River Cruise & Seville

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Andalucia & Seville River Cruise

Marvel at a landscape of sun-blushed fields and quaint wine villages on a leisurely Guadalquivir cruise before mooring in Seville for three nights aboard your floating hotel, to further discover Andalucia.

Being in Seville with its fascinating historical treasures and rich Moorish heritage. Then Cruise past picturesque rice and cotton fields and the beautiful marshlands of the Donana Park biosphere reserve, take a walking tour of Cadiz, set on a rocky peninsular overlooking the bay. Visit a wine cellar to discover the secrets of the 'Manzanilla', explore the curious city of Granada, witness the unspoilt nature beauty of a nature reserve and see Spain's 'City of Caliphs', the magnificent Moorish city of Cordoba.

8 days from

£1,386

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 09/11/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

View Dates
  • Mezquita and Roman Bridge, Cordoba Mezquita and Roman Bridge, Cordoba
  • Plaza de Espana, Seville Plaza de Espana, Seville
  • Alcazar Gardens, Seville Alcazar Gardens, Seville
  • Cadiz coastline and cathedral Cadiz coastline and cathedral
  • Alcazar, Jerez Alcazar, Jerez
  • Port barrels, Jerez Port barrels, Jerez
  • Sanlucar de Barrameda Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • Flamenco and equestrian show, Sanlucar de Barrameda Flamenco and equestrian show, Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • The Alhambra complex, Granada The Alhambra complex, Granada
  • Alhambra Palace, Granada Alhambra Palace, Granada
  • Plaza de España, Seville Plaza de España, Seville
  • Cordoba Cordoba
  • Alcazar gardens, Cordoba Alcazar gardens, Cordoba
  • Alcazar, Cordoba Alcazar, Cordoba

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Seville.

Fly to Seville where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship, MS La Belle de Cadix, for embarkation. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Seville - Cadiz.

With fascinating historical treasures and rich Moorish heritage, it's no wonder Seville is often called Andalucia's 'Radiant City'. Explore the city sights on this morning's excursion, taking in the spectacular Cathedral, the famous Alcazar Palace and its gorgeous gardens, tranquil Maria Luisa Park and the seductive Santa Cruz district. Return to your ship for lunch and set sail on the glorious Guadalquivir, Andalucia's longest river, cruising past picturesque rice and cotton fields and the beautiful marshlands of the Donana Park biosphere reserve and Sanlucar de Barrameda en route to Cadiz. This evening explore Cadiz by night on the included walking tour. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Cadiz - El Puerto de Santa Maria.

This morning, there is the included walking tour of Cadiz. Set on a rocky peninsula overlooking the beautiful bay, captivating Cadiz exudes traditional Andalucian charm and boasts an old city of quaint narrow lanes, tranquil plazas and delightful architecture, such as the baroque cathedral, Grand Theatre and pretty watchtowers. This afternoon, enjoy an included excursion to Jerez. Cradle of Spain's sherry-making, flamenco and equestrian traditions, Jerez is laden with scented orange trees, beautiful squares and lively bodegas. Today's tour takes in the famed Alcazar and the magnificent cathedral. Back on board for dinner and a Spanish themed evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Sanlucar de Barrameda.

Reaching Sanlucar de Barrameda this morning, visit a wine cellar where the secrets of the 'Manzanilla' wines will be revealed to you, along with an opportunity to taste them. Afterwards, there is an included equestrian display. Back on board for lunch as you cruise back to Seville. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Seville - Granada - Seville.

Moored in Seville, MS Belle de Cadix is your floating hotel for the next three nights. Today is entirely devoted to the wonderful city of Granada. Enjoy a guided tour of the town and a visit to the Alhambra Palace. Commissioned by the 13th-century Moorish ruler, Al Ahmar, this breathtaking fortress-come-palace stands against the snow-tipped Sierra Nevada. After lunch in a local restaurant, spend time exploring more of Granada's main sights before returning to your ship in Seville for dinner. This evening is at leisure. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Seville.

This morning, drive to a nature reserve for a tour with a forest guide. This area of unspoilt natural beauty has preserved its own special character. Visit a bird watching area to admire the amazing variety of bird species including waders, gulls and ducks. Head back to your ship for lunch before a free afternoon to explore Seville at your own pace. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Seville - Cordoba - Seville.

Today's full day excursion takes in Spain's 'City of Caliphs', the magnificent Moorish city of Córdoba. See the breathtaking Great Mosque, famed as one of the greatest feats of Islamic architecture outside the Arab world and a veritable forest of intricately decorated pillars, each adorned with jasper, granite or precious marble. Also visit the quaint former Jewish quarter, a maze of whitewashed lanes overlooked by pretty courtyards festooned in vividly coloured flowers. After lunch in a traditional Córdoban restaurant, enjoy free time before returning to your ship in Seville. This evening join the crew for a gala dinner and entertainment. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Seville - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Seville with a 2-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Seville. Includes Breakfast

Note

The July & August departures will visit Rabida Monastery on day 6 instead of the nature reserve visit and the visit to Granada will be on day 5.

What's Included

  • Flights UK - Seville - UK
  • Accommodation Outside lower deck cabin
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All Inclusive Drinks throughout the cruise
  • All Excursions
  • Individual audio system on all excursions
  • Transfers
  • All local, port and airport taxes
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)

Cruise Highlights

  • Seville walking city tour and visit to nature reserve
  • Cadiz city tour
  • Jerez city tour
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria wine tasting experience
  • Sanlucar de Barrameda equestrian display
  • Granada visit to Alhambra Palace
  • Cordoba full day visit

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

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03-Apr-2017

Seville is a lovely place to visit and the boat was perfectly moored for easy access to the city sights.<br/>Less actual cruising than previous river cruises and boat felt very unstable on the open sea in only slightly choppy conditions. Not recommen...

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