DAY 1: Paris - Lisbon
You’ll fly to Lisbon, where you’ll be transferred from the airport to a 3-star hotel.(1) Dinner will be served, and the evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 2: LISBON
All meals included. We’ll have a guided tour of Lisbon in the morning. Discover the distinctive buildings and landmarks in this area, including its famous tower and the Jerónimos Monastery—the most prominent example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture in the country. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of Lisbon by coach, and you’ll discover why it is referred to as Portugal’s “City of Light.” We’ll return to the hotel after our full day. The evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 3: LISBON - VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO
All meals included. We’ll leave by coach for Évora. Its beauty, simplicity and strong historical significance make it without a doubt one of the most interesting places to visit in Portugal. After our tour, we’ll head to Olhão, the largest fishing port in the Algarve region. It’s full of character, and a stroll through the historic center will give you the chance to admire the elegant merchants’ homes and the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, built in 1698. At the end of the afternoon, we’ll hit the road again towards Vila Réal de Santo Antonio, arriving during the evening. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO - ALCOUTIM - CADIZ
All meals served on board. This morning, join us on an optional tour of the Friary of La Rábida and the Wharf of the Caravels. The afternoon will be spent cruising the river to Alcoutim. When we arrive, enjoy some free time in the city. We’ll return on board at the end of the afternoon and begin our cruise to Cádiz. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a Portuguese-themed dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
DAY 5: CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
All meals served on board. This morning, you can join us on an optional excursion to Cádiz and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Still retaining its Moorish appearance, the pastel-painted city of Cádiz is a melting pot of cultural and historical riches. We’ll then continue on to Sanlúcar de Barrameda. We’ll visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the unique Manzanilla sherry. We’ll return on board and cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. In the afternoon, we’ll have an optional visit to Jerez and a “ganadería” (property where bulls are raised). Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship and enjoy a Spanish-themed dinner and evening. We’ll cruise towards Seville throughout the night.
DAY 6: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - SEVILLE
All meals served on board. We’ll cruise along the impressive Guadalquivir River. The river's name comes from a classical Arab phrase meaning "great valley" and reminds us of the times when the Moors reigned over Al-Andalus. This afternoon, join us for an optional tour of Seville. Discover the cathedral, Alcazar palace and its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park, and the attractive district of Santa Cruz. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 7: SEVILLE
All meals included. We'll leave by coach in the morning for an optional full-day trip to Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 8: SEVILLE - Paris
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You’ll be transferred by coach to the airport for your return flight. (1)