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8-DAYS BEST OF SPAIN RIVER CRUISE

Immerse yourself in the heart of Andalusia between tradition, history and gastronomy.  From Seville to Granada, this cruise will allow you to visit the cities and emblematic sites of this rich region of Spain. 

Discover Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is full of joy and activity throughout its streets. You will be amazed by the old town which is home to amazing architecture and tradition. But also, by Jerez which has preserved an incredible architectural heritage.

from $2,575 AUD per person
Trip code:TD1487VC
Duration:8 days
Destination:Spain
Origin:Seville
Travel Dates:08/08/2019
Sale End Date:31 Mar 2019

Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.

•  Escorted by an experienced Tweet World Travel tour director

•  Expert services of local guides throughout your trip

•  Airport Transfers

  • Seville airport to Croisi Cruise boat
  • Croisi Cruise Boat to Seville airport

•  Meal and beverage

  • Fully inclusive food and drink package while on board cruise ship

•  Complimentary WiFi on board Croisi Cruise ship

•  Entertainment on board Croisi Cruise ship

•  Tours and Shore Excursions included:

  • Guided Tour of Cordoba
  • Guided walking tour of Seville
  • Excursion to Jerez to see where bulls are raised
  • Guided tour of Cadiz
  • Tour the Osborne cellar and taste local wines
  • Tour a Andalusian hacienda, followed by an equestrian show
  • Guided tour of Granada
  • Tour of the Wharf's of the Caravels to see replicas of Columbus's ships

•  All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

•  Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides

Pricing information:

Cabin Type Start Date End Date Price pp
twin share
Status
Main Deck 08 August 2019 15 August 2019 $ 2,575.00 Book now
Middle Deck $ 2,991.00  Book now
Upper Deck $ 3,151.00 Book now

 

DAY 1: 8/Aug/19  SEVILLE 

PRIVATE TRANSFER: Private transfer from Seville Airport to Croisi Cruise Ship

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Dinner

You will be transferred from the Seville airport and taken to board the cruise ship.

After settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew while you enjoy a welcome cocktail. This evening is free to do as you please.

BOARDING OF SHIP AT 5PM

DAY 2: 9/Aug/19 SEVILLE - CORDOBA - SEVILLE

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we will travel by bus from Seville to Cordoba. Cordoba's golden era started in the 8th century when it was conquered by the Moors who built about 300 mosques and countless palaces and public buildings, rivalling the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad. In the 13th century, under the reign of Fernando III the Saint, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was transformed into a cathedral and new defensive structures were built, namely the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Calahorra Tower. After lunch in a restaurant, enjoy some free time and succumb to the charms of the city.

Afterwards we return back on board our cruise ship in Seville.

DAY 3: 10/Aug/19 SEVILLE - CADIZ

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we will leave on foot for a guided tour of Seville, beginning with the Plaza de España—a majestic crescent-shaped complex arranged around a central square. Built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition to showcase Spain's industrial and technological exhibits, the building's tiled alcoves each represent a different province of Spain. The complex faces the Guadalquivir, signifying the prosperous trading route towards the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas. Architect Aníbal González combined a mix of 1920s Art Deco, "mock Mudejar” and Neo-Mudéjar styles, and the Vicente Traver fountain is found in the centre. The Plaza de España has been used as a backdrop for many films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars Episode II, and The Dictator. We'll continue on to Santa Cruz, the most picturesque and delightful part of the city with narrow, winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Formally the Jewish quarter, it remains part of the historical centre of the city and contains many renowned monuments. In the 18th century, the neighbourhood underwent a major process of urban renewal, and even today remains incredibly picturesque and full of history and hidden passageways. Afterwards, we'll visit the Alcazar Palace, which looks like a Moorish palace, but in fact was mostly built for the Christian king, Pedro the Cruel of Castile. The complex houses the current royal residence among its palaces. The extensive and fascinating buildings and grounds are regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula.

We will return to the ship at the end of the morning.

This afternoon, we will start cruising past the Donana National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

We will reach Cadiz in the evening and set out on a tour of Cadiz by night in the company of your tour guide.

DAY 4: 11/Aug/19 CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will depart from El Puerto de Santa Maria for our excursion in Jerez. Jerez has been renowned for its wines, flamenco, horses and bull ranching. A panoramic tour by coach will enable you to see the cathedral which was built in 1695 over the ruins of the old Jerez mosque and the former Salvador Church. The bell tower outside was probably built over the mosque's minaret. The rectangular temple has five naves and houses a latin cross structure. Afterwards, we'll discover the Alcazar which still displays a large amount of features from its early construction in the 12th century by the Almohads. After the city fell into the hands of Alfonso X, it became the house of Sevillian Caliphs and the headquarters of Christian governors. Your tour will continue with a visit to a "Ganadería” (a property where bulls are raised), an opportunity to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture. The Ganaderia's goal is to raise valiant bulls for the fights who will fiercely set out to attack anyone who might taunt them even slightly. We'll return on board for lunch.

This afternoon, we will depart on foot to visit Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The old centre brings together the most characteristic areas of the city, including beautiful baroque churches and elegant mansions, many of which are adorned with painted facades of delicate pastel colours and ornate wrought iron balconies. Sights include the castle of San Sebastian built in the 17th century, the popular neighbourhood of the Vina, the cathedral whose construction lasted 116 years, which explains the diversity of styles. In the 18th century, King Phillip II of Spain commissioned the construction of many important monuments in this area in order to protect the town from seaborne assaults. You'll be able to admire the Castillo de Santa Catalina, the Castillo de San Sebastián and many more of the monuments that Cristobal de Rojas had built at the time. Our tour continues towards the Plaza de España, formerly known as Plaza del Carbón, which was extended to mark the 100th anniversary of the constitution. The square contains the Monument to the Constitution of 1812, created by architect Modesto López Otero and sculptor Aniceto Marinas. Your tour ends via the Plaza de las Flores. You will be enchanted by this blue and white city.

Afterwards we will cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy an evening of traditional Flamenco dancing on board.

DAY 5: 12/Aug/19 EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we will tour the Osbourne cellar and taste local wines. One of the oldest wineries in the region, Osborne began producing its Sherry Solera in 1772. The iconic Osborne bull silhouette has become part of the landscape in the area. We'll enjoy a tasting of three different wines* along with some regional products.

Afterwards, we will cruise towards Isla Minima. After dinner, we'll visit a typical Andalusian hacienda. You'll discover its beautiful architecture with its impressive Andalusian patio and watch a horse show in its private arena.

We will return to the ship at the end of the evening and start sailing towards Seville.

DAY 6: 13/Aug/19 SEVILLE - GRANADA - SEVILLE

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we take a guided tour of Granada.You will travel to Granada by coach. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and at the confluence of three rivers, Granada was the capital of the last Islamic kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula.

Upon arrival, you will begin your tour at the Alhambra, directly translating as "the red”, reflecting the colour of the walls at sunset. It is one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture and the most majestic medieval fortress in the Mediterranean. Along with the Great Mosque of Córdoba, it is the most impressive evidence of the Islamic presence in Spain from the 8th to the 15th century. The tour continues with a visit to the Generalife, which was the summer residence of the Nasrid Emirs, and its marvellous 14th-century gardens, where water was harnessed to refresh every courtyard and garden. Transfer to a restaurant in the centre for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll be able to enjoy the delights of Granada at your own pace; visit the Albayzin district which offers a magnificent view of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. This relaxing area was formerly the Gypsy quarter and is now somewhat bohemian. You'll also be welcome to wander around the adjacent streets of the historical centre.

After our tour we will return to Seville and board the cruise ship.

DAY 7: 14/Aug/19 SEVILLE

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy free time in Seville this morning.

In the afternoon we will visit the Wharf of the Caravels where we will be able to see the replicas of Christopher Columbus's ships, the Pinta, the Nina and the Santa Maria, with which he discovered America in 1492.

After we will return to board the boat in Seville.

Tonight is our Gala evening and dinner.

DAY 8: 15/Aug/19 SEVILLE

CROISI CRUISE SHIP: MS LA BELLE DE CADIX

MEALS: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Seville airport for your flight home to Australia.

Cancellation charges for this booking as below:

- Cancel at anytime: $600 deposit is non-refundable

- More than 109 days before departure: 65% of total price

- Between 109 and 65 days prior to departure: 70% of total price

- Between 64 and 40 days prior to departure: 75% of total price

- Within 39 days prior to departure: 100% of total price

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