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Spain and Portugal: From Seville to Lisbon

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: SEVILLE
Board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail followed by dinner onboard. Free time in Seville this evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 2: SEVILLE
Full board on board. Full-day trip to Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Return on board. Spanish-themed dinner and evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 3: SEVILLE - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Full board on board. Guided tour of Seville. Discover the cathedral, Alcazar palace and its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park, and the attractive district of Santa Cruz. Return on board and cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria along the impressive Guadalquivir River. This evening’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. Cruise through the night.
 
DAY 4: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - CADIZ
Full board on board. In the morning, visit to Jerez, the Andalusian capital of wine and horses—and the cradle of flamenco music. Return on board and cruise towards Cádiz. In the afternoon, excursion to Cádiz and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Still retaining its Moorish appearance, this pastel-painted city is a melting pot of cultural and historical riches. We’ll visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the unique Manzanilla sherry. Back on board for a Portuguese-themed dinner before cruising to Alcoutim.
 
DAY 5: CADIZ - ALCOUTIM - VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO (Portugal)
Full board on board. We’ll continue cruising the river until we reach Alcoutim, where you'll have some free time. Return on board at the end of the morning and begin crusing towards Vila Réal de San Antonio. In the afternoon, excursion to the Friary of La Rábida, where Christopher Columbus stayed for two years before his famous voyage, as well as the Wharf of the Caravels and replicas of Columbus’ infamous Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Return on board in the evening. Gala evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 6: VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO – LISBON
Full board. We’ll head to Olhão, the largest fishing port in the Algarve region. It’s full of character, and a stroll through the historic center lets you admire the elegant merchants’ homes and the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, built in 1698. Then we’ll go to Evora. Its cobblestone streets, exceptional monuments and splendid architecture create the feeling of a veritable “open-air museum”. At the end of the day, we’ll travel to Lisbon, arriving in the evening and then settle into a 3-star hotel. Dinner is provided this evening.
 
DAY 7: LISBON
Full board. We’ll have a guided tour of Lisbon in the morning. Discover the distinctive buildings and landmarks in this area, including its famous tower and the Jerónimos Monastery—the most prominent example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture in the country. In the afternoon, panoramic tour of Lisbon (known as Portugal’s “City of Lights”) and discover the São Jorge Castle, as well as the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama and Mouraria. Return to the hotel. The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 8: LISBON
Breakfast will be served at the hotel this morning before your return trip. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Journey to the heart of Spanish and Portuguese traditions
  • 2-night extended stay in Lisbon
  • Visit the authentic Algarve region
  • Discover Portugal’s “City of Light”
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use Shore excursions with wireless audio system 
  • Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS La Belle de Cadix
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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