Andalusia : Tradition, Gastronomy, and Flamenco

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SEVILLE - CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA - SEVILLE

Day 1: France - SEVILLE

You’ll take a chartered flight (1) from Paris (or a province) to Seville. Passengers are welcome to board our ship starting at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board. The evening is yours to do as you please. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 2: SEVILLE - CADIZ

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. Guided visit of Seville on foot. Set off to explore the cathedral, the Alcazar palace (closed on Mondays) and its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park and the attractive district of Santa Cruz. We’ll return on board by 1:00 p.m. Our ship will begin to cruise while we enjoy our lunch. As we cruise along, you will discover unspoiled nature where fields of cotton and rice rub shoulders with the extraordinary wildlife. We will sail past the Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda. We’ll arrive in Cádiz this evening. We’ll enjoy dinner and to round the evening off to perfection, our host or hostess will accompany you on a tour of Cádiz by night. Built on a rock and surrounded on all sides by the sea, this fortified city is connected to the mainland only by a narrow strip of sand.

Day 3: CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. After, join us for a guided tour of Cádiz on foot which will surprise you with its cultural and historic richness. We’ll return on board for lunch. We’ll cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria and arrive in the early afternoon. We’ll then set off for an excursion to Jerez, the Andalusian capital of wine and horses and the cradle of flamenco music. Our panoramic tour will take you to the cathedral and the Alcazar palace. Our tour will continue with a visit to a “ganadería” (a property where bulls are raised) and the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture. We’ll return on board in late afternoon. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a Spanish-themed dinner and evening of entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 4: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA - SEVILLE

Full board on board. With your accompanist, tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines. In the afternoon, cruise to Isla Minima. We will pass through the 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. Tour of a genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir followed by an equestrian show. Overnight.

Day 5: SEVILLE

Our ship will arrive early in the morning. After your buffet breakfast, we’ll leave for a guided visit of Grenada. Ringed by the imposing mountainous barrier of the Sierra Nevada, Granada - famous for its lively atmosphere - is built on three hills: the Albaicin, the Sacromonte and the Alhambra. This grandiose and verdant site also owes its prestige to its Moorish monuments, especially the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the thousand and one nights. We’ll also discover the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens, remarkable both for its location and layout, as well as for the diversity of its flowers, plants and fountains. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. You’ll have some free time in the early afternoon in Grenada before returning to Seville. Enjoy dinner on board, and take advantage of a free evening.

Day 6: SEVILLE

Leave Seville by coach for a guided visit of the Friary of La Rábida, where Christopher Columbus stayed for two years before his famous voyage. Then we’ll visit the Wharf of the Caravels and the replicas of Columbus’ infamous Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. We’ll return on board for lunch. After lunch, you’ll have some free time to explore Seville on your own. The city's geographical situation, astride Europe and Africa, gives it an undeniable advantage. It’s an authentic melting pot of Muslim, Catholic and Jewish cultures. We’ll have dinner on board, followed by a flamenco presentation. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 7: SEVILLE

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. We’ll spend the entire day touring Córdoba. We'll leave by coach in the morning to head for Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. During the guided visit of the town, you will discover the mosque-cathedral with its “forest” of no less than 856 interior columns, each covered in precious jasper, granite and marble - as well as the Judería or old Jewish Quarter with its fascinating network of alleyways lined with white buildings and flowers, and typical traditional houses opening onto beautiful patios. We’ll enjoy a “tapas” lunch in a local restaurant. Spend some free time visiting Seville this afternoon on your own before returning to our ship. Tonight, We’ll have our gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing.

Day 8: SEVILLE - France

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You'll take a chartered flight from Seville to Paris (or a province). End of our services.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Base rate for charter flight according to departure city in table. The special charter flight will be operated by an airline chosen by CroisiEurope for their safety, comfort and security. The name of the airline operating the flight will be published approximately eight months before departure. Flight schedules are not currently available. We would like to remind you that flight schedules are only guaranteed a few days prior to departure when flight times are confirmed. Moreover, these flights may give rise to an overnight stop on the outbound and/or inbound journeys. It is recommended therefore, that you make provisions for potential additional expenses that may arise as a result (hotels, transfers, etc.). Option for a STOPOVER at a regional airport offered at a supplement of €85 per person with a minimum of 50 passengers. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
 
Transport

Charter flight Paris/Seville/Paris included with stopover in a province according to schedules.

 

For more information about flights and transfers, please contact our call center by clicking on “Request a quote” and filling out the form, or by calling 1-800-768-7232.

More info

You can book this cruise without transfers, see ref. SHF_PP

GOLFING IN ANDALUSIA

Spain has a vast range of magnificent golf courses. Its excellent year-round climate and the quality of its courses suitable for all abilities make it one of the world’s best destinations for playing golf.
Play golf on 4 high-quality courses:
Hato Verde Golf Club in Seville
Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club in Cádiz
Costa Ballena Golf Club in El Puerto de Santa Maria
Zaudin Golf Club in Seville


OPTIONAL:
4 golf courses
4 different days


INCLUDED: Transfer back and forth from boat to golf courses, green fees, golf cart, trolley (except at Hato Verde golf course), and boxed lunches.
NOT INCLUDED: Trolley at Hato Verde Golf course, golf club rental, and insurance.

For rate information: see reference SHF_GOLF