Andalusia, Tradition, Gastronomy and Flamenco

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SEVILLE - CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - SEVILLE - GRANADA - SEVILLE - CORDOBA

DAY 1: SEVILLE

Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party, followed by dinner. You'll enjoy a free evening after dinner. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 2: SEVILLE - CADIZ

You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board.
NON-GOLFERS' PROGRAM: Join us for an optional guided tour of Seville on foot, where art and enchantment have left their mark on the city.
We’ll return to the boat at 1:00 p.m. While we are enjoying our lunch on board, we’ll begin to cruise on “The Great River”. 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 in the evening and enjoy dinner on board. 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

You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board.
GOLFERS: Optional morning at Novo Sancti Petri in Cádiz. This course follows the traditional layout with 9 holes out and 9 holes in and is flat and comfortable. It has a wide diversity of flowers and birds; and numerous olive groves, holm oaks and pines border the wide fairways. After your game, we’ll return to the boat in El Puerto de Santa Maria.
NON-GOLFERS' PROGRAM: Join us for a guided tour of Cádiz on foot which will surprise you with its cultural and historic richness. It’s a city famed for the beauty of its unique landscapes.
We will return to the boat for lunch. While we are enjoying our meal, the boat will depart for El Puerto de Santa Maria, arriving in early afternoon. We’ll set off for an optional 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 then return on board.
A Spanish-themed dinner will be served on board, followed by an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA

You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board.
GOLFERS: Optional morning at Costa Ballena in El Puerto de Santa Maria. This golf club is located in a beautiful setting and has a flat and technical course and a comfortable route. Designed by José Maria Olazabal, there are 27 holes, some with a view of the sea, and it occupies an area of 988 acres on the coast of Cádiz. The par-3 16 hole is a green in the middle of a lake.
NON-GOLFERS' PROGRAM: With your accompanist, tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines.
At the end of our morning we all return on board for lunch. We start cruising toward  Isla Minima, a typical Hacienda from Andalucia located near the Guadalquivir. After dinner we will visit the facilities and enjoy the beautiful patio. We will then see a horse show in the private arena also called the little maestrenza. We return on board and moor for the night.

DAY 5: ISLA MINIMA - SEVILLE

You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board.
GOLFERS: Optional Morning at Hato Verde in Seville. This new golf complex is situated in the northern outskirts of Seville; it was designed by the Spanish Ryder Cup star Manuel Pinero and is located in a lush setting, surrounded by oaks and poplars. This original 124-acre course is dotted with villas, channels, lakes and bunkers, presenting a real challenge for players, with its narrow channels and diverse obstacles. We'll return on board our ship at the end of the afternoon.
NON-GOLFERS' PROGRAM: We’ll depart by coach for an excursion to a nature reserve (1) and a tour with a forest guide. This is a total immersion visit to an unspoiled natural area, which has managed to preserve its very specific character. We’ll then move on to a bird-watching site, where you will get the chance to discover an amazing variety of bird species: shorebirds, gulls, ducks, etc. (In July and August, this visit is not offered. We will instead visit Carmona and an olive oil mill, where we’ll learn about the production of olive oil, from the picking to the final bottling.) We will return to the boat for lunch. Afterward, spend some free time in Seville. 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, making this Andalusian city an architectural gem.
Dinner on board and free evening.

DAY 6: SEVILLE

After breakfast on board, Join us for a full-day excursion to Granada. Our coach will set off early this morning and we’ll have a guided visit of the town. 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: We’ll visit the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the 1001 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. After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll have a little free time in Granada before we return by coach to Seville. in the evening, dinner will be followed by a Flamenco show.

DAY 7: SEVILLE - CORDOBA

You'll begin your day with a breakfast buffet on board.
GOLFERS: Optional day trip to Zaudin in Seville. This is one of the best golf clubs in Seville designed by golf legend Gary Player. The course winds through ancient olive and orange groves and presents a challenge to golfers of all abilities. We’ll enjoy lunch at the club and return on board our ship at the end of the afternoon.
NON-GOLFERS' PROGRAM: Today will be devoted to a tour of Córdoba. We'll leave by coach in the morning to head for Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. We’ll have a guided tour of the city where you will discover the mosque-cathedral, a veritable forest of 856 columns adorned with jasper, granite and precious marble; as well as the Juderia, the former Jewish quarter; its white lanes adorned with flowers and its typical houses opening onto their superb patios. We’ll enjoy a “tapas” lunch in a local restaurant. Take some free time to explore the city in the afternoon before returning to the boat in Seville.
For this last evening, we will all enjoy our gala dinner on board, followed by an evening of dancing.

DAY 8: SEVILLE

You'll enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 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) In July and August the excursion to the natural reserve will be replaced by Christopher Colombus's caravel park and the excursion to Granada will take place on day 5. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Formula port/port, without transfer.

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

Optional
4 days of golf
4 different golf courses

 

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