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Summer
Feria
2019 2020

Enchanting Andalusia - Seville Fair Festivities: Tradition, gastronomy and flamenco (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - SHF_FERIPP
# Description

Cruise

SEVILLE - CADIZ- EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA - SEVILLE

Welcome aboard this awe-inspiring cruise through Andalusia! You’ll visit all the fabulous sites in this typical Spanish region and take part in some of its most well-known traditions. Join the party in Seville and break out your dancing shoes as we visit the "Real de la Feria,” the Palacio de las Dueñas, and the old town. The capital of the region, Seville is known for its breathtaking architecture and festive atmosphere on each street. You’ll be swept off your feet more than once as we visit Cádiz, Cordoba, Jerez, Grenada, fortified cities, majestic monuments, and lively bodegas.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Living it up at the Seville Fair
    • See the best sites in Andalusia: Seville, Córdoba, Grenada, and Cádiz
    • New: Tour the Palacio de las Dueñas
    • Visit a bull ranch in Jerez
    • Experience a genuine Andalusian hacienda
    • Taste regional delicacies in a bodega

Route

Day 1

SEVILLE

You’ll board our ship at 5 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and present your exciting cruise program. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

SEVILLE - The Seville Fair

Join us for a guided tour on foot of Seville this morning. Our first stop will be the Plaza de Espana, a majestic crescent-shaped complex arranged around a central square. We’ll then continue on to the attractive district of Santa Cruz, passing in front of the typical flowered patios found in the city. Formally the Jewish quarter, it remains part of the historical center of the city and contains many renowned monuments. We'll then head towards the Alcazar, the royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. The extensive and fascinating buildings and grounds are regarded as one of the most outstanding examples of Mudéjar architecture found on the Iberian Peninsula.

This afternoon, prepare yourself for a blast at the Seville Fair. This is the unique occasion to discover and participate in traditional Andalusian festivities. Many wonders and excitements await you at the "Real de la Feria," where the fair takes place, including tapas, music, and dancing. Join us for a glass of Rebujito and some local specialties.

After we return on board, we’ll have dinner and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 3

SEVILLE - Palacio de las Dueñas - CADIZ

This morning, we’ll tour the Palacio de las Dueñas. Built between the 15th and 16th centuries, Las Dueñas was named after former monastery of Santa María de las Dueñas. It has several buildings, courtyards, and gardens. We will tour the stables, and the lemon tree courtyard, the main courtyard, and the 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 tour, we will return on board the ship. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon to explore Seville and the fair at your own rhythm. This evening, our ship will begin to cruise towards Cádiz.

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Day 4

CADIZ - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA

Join us for a guided tour on foot of Cádiz this morning. Built on a rock and surrounded on all sides by the sea, this fortified city is connected to the mainland only by a narrow strip of sand. Our tour will begin in the old town, which gives us a good idea of the city's history through its traditional neighborhoods, superb Baroque churches, and elegant manorial homes painted in delicate pastel colors and adorned with wrought iron balconies. As we return to the ship, we will pass through the Plaza de España and the Plaza de las Flores.

Our ship will cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria.

In the afternoon, join us for a visit to Jerez and a “ganadería” (property where bulls are raised). This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this iconic symbol in Spanish culture. We’ll begin with a panoramic tour by coach of the main city sites including the cathedral, the bell tower, and the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera. Next stop is the ″ganaderia,″ where bull raising is an art waiting to be discovered. Tonight’s dinner will have a Spanish flair.

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Day 5

EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - ISLA MINIMA

Enjoy a tasting of some local specialties in El Puerto de Santa Maria this morning. We’ll leave on foot with our host/hostess for the Osborne Bodega. One of the oldest wineries in the region, Osborne began producing its Sherry Solera in 1772. We’ll enjoy a tasting of three different wines along with some regional products. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Isla Minima.

This afternoon, we’ll set off for a visit to a traditional hacienda. You’ll discover the hacienda’s beautiful architecture with its impressive Andalusian patio and watch a horse show in its private arena.

After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Seville.

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Day 6

SEVILLE - Grenada - SEVILLE

Spend the day on an excursion to Grenada. We will leave by coach for a full-day tour of Grenada. Our first stop will be a true wonder of Moorish art: the Alhambra, whose stunning palaces and captivating gardens are framed by the surrounding mountains. We’ll continue on to the Palacio de Generalife, the former summer palace of the Nasrid rulers. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. Spend some free time in the city by yourself this afternoon, strolling through the Albaicin District surrounded by the imposing Sierra Nevada landscapes. We'll will return to our ship by coach. Tonight's entertainment will be a flamenco show.

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Day 7

SEVILLE - Córdoba - SEVILLE

Spend the day on an excursion to Córdoba. We’ll leave Seville by coach for Córdoba. Córdoba began its prosperous era in the 18th century when it was conquered by the Moors. During this time, over 300 mosques and countless palaces were built. The magnificent Mezquita, a symbol of worldly and sophisticated Islamic culture, reigns over the town and pulls thousands of tourists into its arched interior every day. The streets of the Jewish Quarter branch out from the great mosque and emerge onto peaceful plazas. The ruins of Medinat al-Zahra, to the west of town, stir the imagination with its mystery and grandeur. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon. After our tour, we’ll return on board in Seville. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 8

SEVILLE

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard drinks (except for wines and drinks from our special list) - onboard entertainment - excursions mentioned in program - the evening of flamenco - the assistance of our on-board host/hostess - gala dinner - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions (except for full-day excursions with lunch included at the restaurant) or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance -  transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

10 Shore excursions
Included in tour package: Seville: Guided tour The Seville Fair The Palacio de las Dueñas Guided tour of Cadiz by foot Guided tour of Jerez and a Ganaderia El Puerto de Santa Maria - tasting at the Osborne bodega An evenin...
Classic

Flamenco evening in Cadiz

After dinner, departure on foot for a Flamenco evening. Flamenco (cante flamenco) is an art created by the Gypsy and Andalusian peoples based on popular folklore born from the various cultures which flourished throughout the centuries in Spain. Origi...

Duration 2h30 Classic

Guided walking tour of Cadiz

Departure on foot to visit Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The old center brings together the most characteristic areas of the city, including beautiful baroque churches and elegant mansions, many of which are adorned with painted facades...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Day trip to Cordoba (lunch included)

Transfer by coach 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, rivaling the splendors of Constantinople, Damasc...

Duration 10h00 Classic

Guided walking tour of Seville

We'll 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...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of Jerez and a Ganaderia

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...

Duration 5h00 Classic

El Puerto de Santa Maria - Tasting at the Osborne Bodega

We'll leave on foot with our host/hostess for the Osborne Bodega. 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'...

Duration 2h00 Classic

An evening in an Andalusian hacienda

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'll return to the ship at the end of the evening.   Duration : app...

Duration 1h30 Classic

Seville Fair Festivities

This is a unique opportunity to discover and participate in traditional Andalusian festivities. Many wonders and excitements await you at the "Real de la Feria," where the fair takes place—including tapas, music, and dancing. Join us...

Duration 3h00 Classic

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 cour...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided tour of Granada (full day with lunch included)

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,...

Duration 14h30 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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