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Treasures of Andalucia and Seville

Treasures of Andalucia and Seville


Route:
  • UK
  • Seville
  • Cadiz
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria
  • Isla Minima
  • Seville
  • UK

8 DAYS from £1425pp

Tour Highlights
  • Full day excursion to Granada including the Alhambra and the Palacio de Generalife
  • Journey to the heart of Spanish traditions
  • Cruise along the great Guadalquivir, Andalucia's longest river
  • Take a guided tour of beautiful Cordoba
  • Explore Seville on a tour at your leisure

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Treasures of Andalucia and Seville

Sail under the Mediterranean sun into Spanish Andalusia and Seville on this eight-day cruise that takes in the highlights of this vibrant region. Follow the Guadalquivir River into Cordoba and onward to Seville and Cadiz. Enjoy guided tours of these port cities, wine tastings, flamenco shows and more on this river adventure.

River Cruise Itinerary

1
UK to Seville

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Seville. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Belle De Cadix. Board your ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner.

  • Dinner
2
Seville

Disembark for a guided tour of Cordoba, a city whose Moorish roots are evident in its Mezquita-Cathedral - a cathedral built in the heart of a mosque. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Seville.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Seville to Cadiz

Take a guided walking tour of Seville, a city renowned for its tapas bars, flamenco dancers and fragrant orange trees. This afternoon, cruise past the Donana National Park. Arrive at Cadiz in the evening for a night-time city tour.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Cadiz to El Puerto de Santa Maria

Start the day with a visit to a Ganaderia in Jerez, where bulls are raised. Enjoy time in Cadiz with a guided tour of this ancient port city. Later, enjoy an evening of traditional flamenco dancing on board your vessel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
El Puerto de Santa Maria to Isla Minima

Take a tour of the Osborne Bodega, including a local wine tasting session. In the afternoon, cruise towards Isla MInima for a hacienda tour and equestrian show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Seville

Depart Seville for a tour of Granada, including lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the fortress of Alhambra and discover the country estate of Palacio de Generalife.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Seville

Enjoy some free time to explore Seville. Later, depart by coach for a nature reserve. Enjoy a private tour of the area and visit a bird watching site. In July and August, this will be replaced by a visit to Rabida Monastery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Seville to UK

After breakfast, disembark for your airport transfer and flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Your Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost). Any dietary requirements and dislikes should be made known to our reservations staff at the time of booking. On embarking the ship, you will be greeted by the captain, crew and staff and treated to welcome cocktails.

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for British nationals travelling to Spain. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Seville airport with easyJet (EZY) departing from London Gatwick North Terminal. Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 2 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking, lounges or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extra Tel. 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313. Your final documentation will include transfer vouchers for your pre-organised return airport transfers and your river cruise boarding passes.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This river cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on cobbled streets and getting on and off the cruise ship. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Tour Guide

Optional excursions are escorted by an experienced, English speaking guide.

Currency Information

The currency in Spain, as well as onboard, is the Euro (EUR). We recommend that you exchange currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in most towns and cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

This cruise is All-Inclusive, so you will only need to take a little extra money with you to cover any premium drinks on board and souvenirs, drinks and snacks purchased when off the ship, as well as any optional excursions you wish to book. Tipping is at your discretion. There is an envelope in your cabin for this purpose that can be handed to the reception at the end of your cruise. Credit cards are accepted on board ship and throughout Spain.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2019 Dates
04 Apr 201911 Apr 2019£1499
04 Jul 201911 Jul 2019£1239
29 Aug 201905 Sep 2019£1539
03 Oct 201910 Oct 2019£1499

Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Itinerary Changes:

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 34 °C

Spoken languages

Spanish, English

What to pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat with a big brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Rucksack
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit
MS Belle De Cadix

Admire the beautiful views from the spacious sundeck or enjoy a drink in the panorama bar, all 88 cabins are well equipped on this 3 deck ship.

Onboard facilities include...
Cabins

All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge with a dance floor for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a gift shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck, complete with deckchairs, offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

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