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Andalucia River Cruise and Seville

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • River cruises

A leisurely cruise and ship stay that brings the Moorish history along the Guadalquivir river to life: wander the elaborate alcazars of Seville and Jerez, experience the tranquillity of Granada's Alhambra complex and gardens, and roam Córdoba's world-famous Mezquita. This relaxed holiday combines time onboard the ship with limited days at sea.

At a glance

  • Seville Follow your guide to discover the sights of Seville, including the spectacular cathedral, Alcazar palace and gardens, tranquil Maria Luisa Park and lively Santa Cruz district. 
  • Cadiz Stroll the narrow streets of the city's old quarter on an included walking tour, taking in its Baroque cathedral, grand theatre and the old-world Andalucian charm of its cobbled streets.
  • El puerto de Santa Maria Taste a selection of locally produced wines at the Osborne cellars.
  • Granada Wander the sprawling Alhambra taking in its elegant Moorish design, followed by lunch and free time to explore the city.
  • Córdoba Roam the marble passages of the world-famous Mezquita mosque. Wander the pretty whitewashed lanes of the Jewish Quarter before enjoying lunch in a typical Córdoban restaurant, and free time before boarding again.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All inclusive drinks on cruise
  • Excursions
  • All airport and port taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Customer Reviews

There's a lot of good points about this holiday but...

22nd October 2017
Mrs Carol Derrington

There's a lot of good points about this holiday but trips fall short. Too many walking tours and 2 equestrian type of venues. Cordoba, too long for last day. Guides didn't suggest or give enough time to use toilets or for a coffee. Also, added extra places so quite long winded trips.

Trip was very good but I felt that the boat...

22nd October 2017
Mrs Patricia Willcocks

Trip was very good but I felt that the boat stayed too long in Seville.Four days moored in Seville was not a river cruise, it was a floating hotel.

Shame single supplement is such a lot...

28th July 2017
Mrs Margaret Carlyle Lancaster

Shame single supplement is such a lot

A really good trip on the Andalucia River Cruise...

27th July 2017
Mrs Patricia Boreham

A really good trip on the Andalucia River Cruise

Seville is a lovely place to visit and the boat...

3rd April 2017
Mrs Alexia Hewett

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

Overview

A leisurely cruise and ship stay that brings the Moorish history along the Guadalquivir river to life: wander the elaborate alcazars of Seville and Jerez, experience the tranquillity of Granada's Alhambra complex and gardens, and roam Córdoba's world-famous Mezquita. This relaxed holiday combines time onboard the ship with limited days at sea.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Seville

Day
1

Travel to Seville where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship.

After embarking the MS La Belle de Cadix and comfortably settling into your cabin, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Seville - Córdoba - Seville

Day
2

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 and 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.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Cadiz

Day
3

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.

Stay onboard overnight in Cadiz.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cadiz - Jerez - Cadiz - El Puerto de Santa Maria

Day
4

This morning, set out on 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. Later, 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. Back on board for dinner and a flamenco dancing evening as you cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

El Puerto de Santa Maria - Isla Minima

Day
5

Today, tour the Osborne cellar and taste a selection of local wines. Afterwards, we’ll cruise towards Isla Minima. Tour a genuine Andalucian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, followed by an equestrian show. Later, return to the ship and start sailing towards Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Granada - Seville

Day
6

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. Please note this is a full day excursion and the journey from Seville to Granada takes approximately 3 hours each way.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
7

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. In July and August, we’ll visit the Wharf of the Caravels where you will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships. Tonight is the gala evening and dinner on board.

Stay onboard overnight in Seville.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - UK

Day
8

After breakfast, disembark your ship.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

All included excursions are subject to change.

Please note that this cruise only sails 3 days out of 7.

2019 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in September 2018.

MS La Belle de Cadix

MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Refurbished in 2010, she has 88 luxury cabins, offering passengers beautiful 360* panoramic views of the unique historic and artistic heritage.

Ship facts

  • Style: Premium
  • Class: 5 anchors class
  • Size: Boutique
  • Number of crew: 23
  • Number of cabins: 88
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 1
  • Number of large cabins: 0
  • Capacity: 176 passengers
  • Main language on board: fr+en
  • Currency on board: EUR
  • Number of decks: 3
  • Gross tonnage: 2038
  • Length (m): 110
  • Width (m): 11.4
  • Speed in knots: 9
  • Launch year: 2005
  • Refit year: 2010

Amenities

  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
  • Nursery

Cabins on this ship

The Cat A Cabins available on the Upper Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds.  All cabins have french balconies from which you can enjoy the riverside views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

The Cat B Cabins available on the Middle Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All Cat B cabins have fixed windows from which you can enjoy the riverside views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

The Cat C Cabins available on the Main Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins feature portholes  due to the position of the waterline and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.

Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Details

  • 140 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2

Life on board

Age Restriction

Reservations from minors shall not be accepted by the travel agency but must be made by the parents or other adults of more than 18 years of age with the necessary authorizations. Minors of under 18 years of age are not permitted to travel on board unaccompanied. They must be accompanied by parents or adults of more than 18 years of age. No alcoholic beverages shall be served to minors on board. Proof of the customer’s age may be requested by the ship’s personnel. 

Disabled Facilities

All passengers are required to be medically, physically and / or mentally fit to undertake a trip without endangering their life or the life of others. No medical services are offered aboard our ships.

Any passenger with a physical or mental incapacity, limited capacity of
mobility, having an illness requiring treatment or medical care ,or
pregnant women should inform the travel agent at the time of booking.No reservations can be accepted for passengers whose physical or mental condition is likely to render their participation in the cruise or in the vacation impossible or dangerous for themselves or others, or who require forms of care or assistance impossible to guarantee aboard ship, notably because of unsuitable infrastructure. Some suppliers (hoteliers, airlines and cruise companies, etc) may require a medical certificate confirming that the passenger is fit to travel or they may refuse to accept the booking if they feel that they will be unable to guarantee any assistance or treatment deemed necessary for the health and well-being of the passenger. Participation in the voyage and in excursions is subject to the condition of the passenger having sufficient mobility. If necessary, the disabled may be accompanied at their own expense to obtain the required assistance. All personal accidents, diversions or forced stopover costs disrupting the course of the cruise shall be at the liability of the passenger having concealed his unfitness to travel.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. More elegant clothing may be worn in the evening. It is recommended that the wearing of footwear suitable for life aboard and for excursions with non-slip soles.

Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of all passengers, most ships do still allow smoking on board, but you will find this is restricted to designated areas around the ship. 

Lounge Bar

Take a visit the open bar in the lounge for some camaraderie, whether it’s from fellow passengers or the friendly multilingual crew. There is no better place to spend than in the calm, living-room atmosphere of the lounge.

Panorama Bar

Take in the scenic views of the European towns and cities from the Panoramic Lounge. Furnished with contemporary furniture and floor to ceiling, panoramic windows for you to sit back, relax and enjoy. Aft of the Panorama Bar is the Terrace should you wish to take in the scenery in the fresh air.

Plunge Pool

Cool off and take a dip in the Plunge pool located on the sun deck.

Sun Deck

The Sun Deck, is open air and includes a sheltered area This is the ideal place to take in the fresh air, lying in the sun on a deck chair, walking from one end of the deck to the other, or sitting at one of the tables under the awning.

The Library

A well stocked library of books is available for you to use.

WI-FI

Wi-Fi is available at additional cost.

Excursions

Guided visits to the local towns and villages will ensure your bout of local folklore and traditions are sated.

The Restaurant

In the ship’s restaurant, you’ll experience CroisiEurope’s stunning French cuisine prepared by the skilled and passionate team of chefs, which include head chef and nominee member of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, Alain Bohn.

Deck Plans

Deck 1

  • Restaurant
  • CAT C Cabins 103-124

Deck 2

  • Lounge Bar
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • CAT B Cabins 225-252D
  • Disabled Cabin x 1

Deck 3

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sun Deck

Deck 4

  • Terrace
  • Panorama Bar
  • CAT A Cabins 351-392

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