The Spirit of Andalucia

From £1,484.10
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Oct 2020
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From £1,484.10
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Mar 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​From the comfort of your ship, the 4-star Premium MS La Belle Cadix, discover the many highlights of Seville, Cadiz, Granada and more, on this relaxing cruise into the heart of Andalucia. Embark your ship in Seville and spend time discovering the Mezquita, the former Jewish Quarter in Cordoba, before enjoying a walking tour of Seville. Cruise on to Cadiz, passing through Doñana National park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a habitat thriving with wildlife, before discovering your new destination on an evening walking tour. Next, you'll explore Jerez and the Alcazar, a former Moorish Fortress, and enjoy a flamenco performance onboard, before cruising onto Bodega, renowned for its dry sherry, and Isla Minima, where you'll watch an impressive horse show. Cruise back to Seville, from where you'll visit Granada and the spectacular Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, and venture into the natural beauty of Minima Nature Reserve.  ​

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Gatwick with easyJet
  • 7 nights all inclusive on board 4* Premium MS La Belle Cadix
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne and selected wines) and welcome drink
  • All excursions included
  • Cruise Representative
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Visit Cordoba, with tapas lunch included
  • Guided walking tour of Seville, the regional capital of Andalucia
  • Panoramic Coach tour of Jerez
  • Discover the ancient city of Cadiz by night and by day
  • A flamenco performance is held on board the ship
  • Tasting of local specialties in a Bodega
  • Visit the island of Minima, where you can watch a horse show
  • Tour of Granada to discover the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
  • Isla Minima Nature reserve and in the summer months visit the Wharf of the Caravels
  • Farewell gala dinner​
  • Onboard evening entertainment

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Seville

​After your flight to Seville embark your ship, MS Belle de Cadix, late this afternoon. Meet the captain and crew at a welcome cocktail reception.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Seville - Cordoba

Today you will travel to Cordoba by coach and visit the Mezquita, the former Jewish quarter and the 14th century synagogue.
After a tapas lunch, there's free time to explore independently.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Seville - Cadiz

​Begin today with a guided walking tour of Seville, starting in the Plaza de España. You'll then return to the ship to start your cruise. As you pass through Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, keep a lookout for birds - many different species thrive in this habitat.
On arrival in Cadiz this evening, join your guide for a walking tour.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Jerez - Cadiz - El Puerto de Santa Maria

​This morning you'll journey to Jerez by coach. You'll see the Alcazar, a former Moorish fortress, and the cathedral as well as the old Jerez mosque. You'll return to Cadiz and explore its old centre this afternoon, and then enjoy a flamenco show on board this evening. Later, the ship will set sail for El Puerto de Santa Maria.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 El Puerto de Santa Maria - Isla Minima - Seville

After breakfast, you will visit a Bodega renowned for its production of Manzanilla, a variety of dry sherry. Then, when you return to the ship, you'll cruise to Isla Minima, arriving early in the evening. You'll step ashore to visit a typical Andalucian hacienda, and watch an impressive horse show. Later, the ship will sail back to Seville, your base for the remainder of the holiday.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Granada - Seville

​Today, you'll travel by road to Granada, to visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Spend the afternoon making your own discoveries.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Seville - Isla Minima Nature Reserve

​Enjoy this morning at leisure on board your ship before heading ashore to visit the Isla Minima Nature Reserve. This unspoilt area of natural beauty is home to an amazing variety of bird species, which you will discover as you explore in the company of an expert Forest Guide. Enjoy a farewell gala dinner on board the ship this evening.

On our August departure, you'll visit the Wharf of the Caravels where you will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Seville - UK

​You'll disembark the ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Please note: Due to changes in water levels this itinerary may occasionally be modified.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

MS La Belle Cadix: Cabin Upgrade

Middle and Upper Deck cabins are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.

Accommodation

MS Belle de Cadix

You will stay on board the 4-star Premium MS La Belle de Cardix. Onboard amenities include a bar lounge, restaurant, sun deck, gift shop and Wi-Fi. Cabins feature en-suite facilities with a shower, air-conditioning and heating, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.