DAY 1 - SEVILLE
Check in from 5pm and settle into your cabin. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board and evening at leisure. Overnight in Seville.
DAY 2 - SEVILLE - Cordoba - SEVILLE
Breakfast on board followed by an excursion of Cordoba and its Mosque-Cathedral. Transfer by coach from Serville to Cordoba. Discover the mosque-cathedral, a forest of 856 columns made from granite and marble and the Juderia, the former Jewish quarter, full of beautiful flowers and large open patios. Lunch will be in a local restaurant and afternoon at leisure in Córdoba . Return to Seville where the ship is moored, for dinner on board with an evening at leisure.
DAY 3 - SERVILLE - ISLA MINIMA - CADIZ
Breakfast on board and an optional excursion to Seville. The tour will visit the Alcazar and the beautiful cathedral. A coach journey to Seville for a visit to the azulejos that adorn the Plaza Espana before moving on to the Santa Cruz district, where behind the perimeter wall lies ther heart of the city, surrounded by the most famous buildings of the Andalusian capital. One of the oldest Royal Palaces in Europe is the next discovery the Alcazar. This tour finishes with a visit to the Gothic cathedral of Seville. Back on board for lunch with a cruise passing the Donana National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next tour is to a genuine Andalusian hacienda followed by an equestrian show. Return to the ship for dinner followed by an evening of entertainment. Cruise towards Cadiz, sailing through the night.
Day 4 - CADIZ - Jerez - CADIZ
Breakfast on board followed by an optional excursion in Jerez and a Horse Show. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Jerez, an opulent and lively community has prospered by making wine. Traditions including flamenco dancing and horse riding with a tour of a stud farm, to marvel at the magnificent Andalusian horses and to enjoy a presentation of the equestrian arts for which the country is renown. Return to the ship for lunch on board. This afternoon's optional tour is by coach for a panoramic tour of Cadiz. Located on the coast, there are long stretches of unspoiled beaches, overlooked by a historic city full of character and culture, including baroque churches and elegant mansions. Back on board for dinner followed by an optional tour to enjoy a Flamenco evening. This art form created by the Gypsy and Andalusian peoples has flourished throughout the centuries in Spain. Moor overnight.
DAY 5 - ALCOUTIM (Portugal) – HUELVA
Cruise along the Guadiana, sailing up river to Alcoutim or Sanlucar de Guadiana. The ship will reach a section of the Guadiana River which remains virtually untouched by mankind. Peace and tranqulity, awaits those who are early risers. Arriving at Alcoutim mid- morning; set on lush green hills is the hidden treasure of this region a traditional Algarve village. There is an opportunity to stroll through the cobblestone streets to enjoy freetime before returning to the ship. Lunch and dinner on board followed by an evening of entertainment. Moor overnight.
DAY 6 - HUELVA - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - SEVILLE
After breakfast take an optional tour by coach of the Gothic-Mudejar Franciscan monestry. Christopher Columbus stayed in the monastry whilst preparing his departure to the New World. A beautiful fresco by Diaz illustrates the sailor's adventures. Next stop is the Wharf of the Caravels, where the great explorer began his journey on August 3rd 1492. On view are lifesize replicas of the famous Pinta,Nina and Santa Maria ships. Return to the ship for lunch followed by an optional tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines. Dinner on board followed by an evening of entertainment. Sailing through the night to Seville.
DAY 7 - SEVILLE - Granada - SEVILLE
Today is a complete day of touring. After breakfast travel by coach to Granada. The first stop on this tour is at the Alhambra, an Islamic monument and majestic mediaeval fortress. The tour continues with a visit to Generalife, the former summer residence of the Kings and its beautiful gardens. Lunch is in a downtown restaurant followed by a an afternoon of leisure to visit the Albayzin district wich offers magnificent views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. Return to the ship by coach for onboard gala dinner and evening of leisure. Moor overnight.