DAY 1: VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO
Boarding around 6.00 pm. Settling into your cabin. At the start of the evening, presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Overnight stopover.
Day 4: VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO - ALCOUTIM - CADIZ
Full board on board. 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. The afternoon will be spent cruising the river to Alcoutim. We’ll pass through some fabulous landscapes and cruise by some timeless villages. Enjoy some free time in Alcoutim. Return on board and cruise to Cádiz. Portuguese-themed dinner and evening. We’ll cruise through the night.
Day 5: CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Full board on board. This morning, optional excursion to Cádiz and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Still retaining its Moorish appearance, this pastel-painted city is a melting pot of cultural and historical riches. We’ll then continue on to Sanlucar de Barrameda. We’ll visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the unique Manzanilla sherry. Return on board and cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. In the afternoon, optional visit 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. Return on board. Spanish-themed dinner and evening. Cruise towards Seville throughout the night.
DAY 6: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - SEVILLE
Full board 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, optional tour of Seville. Discover the cathedral, the Alcazar palace and its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park, and the attractive district of Santa Cruz. Return on board. Overnight stop.
DAY 7: SEVILLE
Full board on board. Optional full-day trip to Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Return on board in the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Overnight stop.
DAY 8: SEVILLE
Breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.