Amazing Andalusia River Cruise
Enjoy a fantastic 5 night river cruise to Seville, Cadiz, and this delightful corner of Andalusia onboard the Premium class MS La Belle de Cadix from river cruise experts CroisiEurope.
- Booking advice from your Travel Escapes travel advisor
- 5 nights accommodation onboard the Premium grade MS La Belle de Cadix, operated by CroisiEurope
- Based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
- Full Board basis from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the morning of departure
- DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Welcome cocktail
- Tours as per the itinerary (Headsets are included for excursions)
- Gala evening
- Evening entertainment
- Free Wi-Fi onboard
Seville—an exemplary city in Spanish history, where Christian and Muslim cultures have cohabited in veritable peace in the past—contains impressive architectural wonders such as the Palacio de las Dueñas. A captivating tour of the Pueblos Blancos in Andalusia. Vejer de la Frontera, a hilltop town with whitewashed homes, and the contrast of the blue water and white facades in Conil de la Frontera.
A glimpse of Andalusian culture is enhanced by a tasting of local products.
- All excursions included
- Lively Seville, its cathedral, and the Palacio de las Dueñas
- Cádiz, the heart of flamenco
- Visit a typical Andalusian hacienda in Isla Minima
- Pueblos Blancos: The white villages of Vejer de la Frontera and Conil de la Frontera
- Delicious regional specialties:
- Wine tasting and tapas in a bodega
- Snack on authentic churros
MS La Belle de Cadix
Lights, luscious and bright colors: welcome aboard the MS La Belle de Cadix, the only ship that combines river-maritime routes! On the program, flamenco, paella and sun-drenched fruit will slip aboard this ship with warm colors and many welcoming spaces, not to mention the swimming pool on the sun deck!
The cabins on the upper deck have wide windows with French balconies, those on the middle deck have large windows and those on the main deck have portholes.
Located on the main deck, the restaurant is the place where all meals are served during the cruise. Animated evenings and aperitif games take place in the lounge / bar on the middle deck. You can also visit the pianorama bar at the rear of the ship on the upper deck, during aperitif time before or after dinner.
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Booking RemarksFlights are not included.
Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required. Full payment if departure is within 16 weeks.
Gratuities are not included and are payable at your discretion at the end of your cruise onboard.
Holidays & offers are subject to availability at the time of booking
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Single Supplement available on request. Mid & Upper deck upgrades are available on request.
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6 p.m. You’ll meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.
Seville is an exemplary city in Spanish history, as Christian and Muslim cultures have cohabited in veritable peace throughout its past. The Andalusian capital simply oozes joy and liveliness on each of its streets and squares in the old city, and its architecture is testimony to its diverse heritage.
This morning, join us for a guided tour on foot of Seville, known by its secret code NO8DO (She has not abandoned me). Discover this splendid city and its impressive Mudéjar architecture. Many of its buildings are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral.
In the afternoon, we’ll begin to cruise towards Cádiz. Will pass in front of the Doñana National Park, a UNESCO biosphere natural reserve, which spreads along the right bank of the river to its estuary. Located between the European and African continents, the reserve is one of the most important wet zones in the area and attracts several million migrating birds a year.
We’ll arrive in Cádiz this evening.
Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Conil de la Frontera, Spain
THE PEUBLOS BLANCOS OF VEJER DE LA FRONTERA AND CONIL DE LA FRONTERA
This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Cádiz. The lovely city of Cádiz is tucked between lavish lagoons, sprawling beaches, and rich salt marshes. The city was once inhabited by the Phoenicians and Greeks and has been able to preserve its historic charm among its white walls. The sinuous streets in the medieval quarter contrast the straight and orderly streets found in the Baroque-style area.
This afternoon, join us for a visit to admire the Pueblos Blancos in Vejer de la Frontera and Conil de la Frontera. Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most captivating “white villages” in Andalusia. Every corner seems to be filled with colorful sights and fascinating spots to explore. Our next stop will be the fishing village of Conil de la Frontera. This coastal town is the apex of beauty among the Pueblos Blancos. White houses with beautifully decorated patios and walls make the city a must-see for any traveler. At the end of our tour, we’ll enjoy a snack of delicious churros dipped in chocolate. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a Spanish-themed dinner and evening of flamenco. Our ship will cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria.
El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
Isla Minima, Spain
This morning, we’ll visit the Osborne bodega and taste the local wines.* We’ll leave on foot with our host/hostess for the Osborne Bodega, where we’ll enjoy a tasting of three different wines along with some regional products. As with most European cultures, wine has a distinct place in Andalusian culture. The exceptional climate conditions help produce the famous Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.
We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Isla Minima. At the end of the afternoon, we will visit a typical Andalusian hacienda in Isla Minima, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. The hacienda was originally a bull-raising ranch. At the beginning of the 1940s, the Escobar family settled across the whole area and founded Finca Isla Minima. It was the ideal location to raise wild bulls and Carthusian horses because of the quality of its pastures. Over the years it has become a model ranch. We’ll return to the ship after the show and cast off for Seville.
This morning, we’ll tour the Palacio de las Dueñas. Built between the 15th and 16th centuries, Las Dueñas was named after the former monastery of Santa María de las Dueñas. It has several buildings, courtyards, and gardens. We will tour the stables, lemon-tree courtyard, main courtyard, and Gypsy Hall—which was once the center of social life in the palace. Many of the other rooms we will see illustrate the fundamental activities found in Andalusian culture, including bullfighting and flamenco dancing.
After our excursion, we’ll return on board for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon in Seville, and take advantage of this time to discover the city at your own pace. We suggest a stroll through the historic center to take in the full ambiance of the city.
Optional excursion (not included in package): Full-day trip to Grenada (available only through reservation before departure). We will leave by coach for a full-day tour of Grenada (driving time is approximately 3 hours round trip). We’ll visit the Alhambra, the Palacio de Generalife, and the historic center of the city. Ringed by the imposing mountainous barrier of the Sierra Nevada, Grenada is built across three hills. Its most beautiful treasure is the Alhambra. The city’s cuisine, handicrafts, and architecture have all been marked by its glorious past. We will return to our ship by coach.
Tonight is our festive gala evening.
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
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