DAY 1: Paris - SEVILLE
You will take a special charter flight (1) from Paris to Seville with a stopover in a French city. Passengers are welcome on board starting at 5:00 p.m. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party. We’ll dine on board this evening, and afterward, you can enjoy a free evening in Seville. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 2: SEVILLE - CADIZ
After breakfast on board, you can participate in an guided tour of Seville. We will set off to explore the cathedral, the Alcazar palace (closed Mondays) and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park, and the seductive district of Santa Cruz. We'll return back on board around 1:00 p.m. While we are enjoying our lunch on board, our boat will cast off. We will sail past the Donana Park, recognized by UNESCO as a “Natural Biosphere Reserve”, and Sanlucar de Barrameda. We'll arrive in Cadiz in the evening in time for dinner on board. After dinner, you can join us for an evening of flamenco entertainment in Cadiz (2). Our boat will remain in port overnight.
DAY 3: CADIZ - JEREZ
After breakfast on board, you can join us for an excursion to Jerez. Our tour will give you a panoramic view of the Alcazar and the cathedral. Our visit will continue with a tour of a “ganadería” (a property where bulls are raised). We will return to the boat for lunch, followed by an guided tour of Cádiz and visit of a Bodega. We'll begin with a guided visit of Cádiz. We'll continue on towards Jerez to visit the famous Tio Pepe winery where we’ll have an in-depth tour and taste one of the best wines. After our tour, you'll return back on board for dinner, followed by an evening of entertainment, while our boat casts off around 8:00 p.m. to sail to Alcoutim. Our boat will cruise through the night.
DAY 4: ALCOUTIM - VILA REAL (Portugal)
You will relax and enjoy breakfast as we cruise, continuing our journey along the Guadiana, sailing up river to Alcoutim, where we will arrive around 10:30 a.m. You will then have some free time to explore the town before returning on board for lunch. Our cruise will depart once more for Vila Réal de St Antonio or Ayamonte, arriving around 3:00 p.m. You'll have free time to explore Vila Réal (the town centre and beach are close to the wharf), or you can join us on an excursion to Faro. We'll leave by coach for Faro, where we will enjoy a walking tour of the old town, including a visit of the exteriors of the castle and cathedral. You'll also see the exteriors of the convent, the seminary, and the bishop's residence. You'll have free time to explore, and then we'll return to Vila Réal de San Antonio (or Ayamonte). After a full day, you'll enjoy a Portuguese-themed dinner, followed by an evening of traditional Portuguese entertainment. Our boat will raise anchor during the night, and cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria.
DAY 5: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board until our ship arrives early in the morning at El Puerto de Santa Maria. You will enjoy free time to relax or explore, or you can join us on a full-day excursion to Gibraltar. We will travel to the Rock of Gibraltar by coach. After lunch in a local restaurant, you'll take a guided tour of the peninsula, which, with its resident colony of Barbary apes, is the pearl of the Bay of Algeciras. A variety of stops are scheduled during the tour, such as Europapoint, an outlook where you can see the Moroccan coastline and Saint Michael's Cave, famous for its stalactites. We will return to the boat, and our cruise departs once again at 7:00 p.m. After a full day, you'll enjoy a dinner and a gala evening as we continue our cruise to Seville.
DAY 6: SEVILLE - GRANADA (included excursion) - SEVILLE
We'll arrive in Seville early in morning, in time for you to enjoy a breakfast buffet on board. You'll have the entire day devoted to a visit of Granada. The coach will set off early in the morning for Granada where you'll take a guided tour of the city. Set against the impressive mountain range of the Sierra Nevada as a natural backdrop, Granada, renowned for its energy and dynamism, was built on the slopes of three hills: the Albaicin, the Sacromonte and the Alhambra hill. You will discover the Alhambra, a palace straight out of the thousand and one nights, the Generalife, the kings' summer residence, and more. After lunch in a local restaurant, you'll have a little free time to explore Granada before we return by coach to Seville. We'll then have dinner, followed by an evening of entertainment provided by our crew. After dinner, the evening is free to explore the city at your own pace.
DAY 7: SEVILLE - CORDOBA - SEVILLE
After breakfast on board, you can choose to devote the entire day to our guided tour of Cordoba. We'll leave by coach during the morning for Cordoba, the city of Caliphs. During our tour, you will discover the mosque-cathedral, a veritable forest of 856 columns adorned with jasper, granite and marble and the Juderia, the former Jewish quarter, its white lanes adorned with flowers and its typical houses opening onto superb patios. We will have lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore on your own during the afternoon. We will then return to where our boat is moored in Seville. After a full day, you will enjoy a Spanish-themed dinner and free evening to relax or explore as you wish.
DAY 8: SEVILLE - Paris
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. You will take a special return flight (1) to Paris or other French city.