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 - CADIZ
Breakfast on board and optional excursion of Seville; explore the cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the captivating district of Santa Cruz. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise. Sail past Donana Park, awarded by UNESCO as ‘a natural biosphere reserve’, and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Arrival in Cádiz in the evening. Dinner on board and optional flamenco evening in Cádiz after dinner. Overnight in Cádiz.
DAY 3: CADIZ
Breakfast on board and optional excursion to Jerez. The tour will visit the Alcazar, the beautiful cathedral and a ‘ganadería’ (a property where bulls are raised). Back on board for lunch. Optional excursion in the afternoon of Cádiz, Sanlucar de Barrameda and the wine cellar renowned for its making of ‘Manzanilla’. Traditional equestrian display and show. Back on board for dinner followed by an evening of entertainment. Depart about 8.00pm for Alcoutim, sailing through the night.
Day 4: ALCOUTIM - VILA REAL (Portugal)
Breakfast as you cruise along the Guadiana, sailing up river to Alcoutim or Sanlucar de Guadiana. Around 10.30am arrival in Alcoutim, a typical and traditional Algarve village. Some free time to explore before retuning on board for lunch. The cruise departs once more for Villa Réal de St Antionio. Optional excursion to Faro, capital city of the Algarve. Dinner on board with a Portuguese theme followed by traditional entertainment. Start cruising in the evening towards El Puerto de Santa Maria and cruise overnight.
DAY 5: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA – ISLA MINIMA
Arrival early in the morning. Optional tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines. In the afternoon, cruise to Isla Minima. Afternoon cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria, passing through the Doñana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve, and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean. Tour of this genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir. Equestrian show, return on board and cruise to Seville through the night.
DAY 6: SEVILLE - GRANADA - SEVILLE
After breakfast included excursion to Granada and a guided visit of the town. Positioned against the impressive mountain range of the Sierra Nevada , Granada was built on the slopes of three hills; the Albaicin, the Sacromonte and the Alhambra. Visit the Alhambra and the stunning gardens of Generalife, the former summer residence of the Kings. Return on board. Evening of entertainment on board and moor overnight.
DAY 7: SEVILLE - CORDOBA - SEVILLE
Morning optional excursion of Córdoba to 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 boat is moored, dinner on board with a Spanish theme, and evening at leisure.
Disembarkation at 9am and transfer to Seville airport for your flight home.
Please note: for reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the cruise itinerary, which is beyond Orbital Travel's control.
There is a comprehensive programme of guided optional excursions which can either be pre-booked or can be booked on board the boat. There is a 5% discount when you pre-book the whole excursions package.
Please contact one of our cruise specialists to enquire about optional excursions that are available.
Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier. Please note that the contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel.