Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
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European Connoisseur

Cruise along the coast of Spain, Portugal and France and discover their historical treasures and gastronomic delights. Includes 2-night hotel stay in Seville, flight from the UK to Seville and guided shore excursions

Fly Cruise
13 nights from £2595pp

Discovery Holiday
  • Botanic Gardens, Seville
  • Lisbon
  • Oporto
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Bordeaux
  • Honfleur

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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European Connoisseur Special Offer

Cruise from Spain to Portugal, France and the Channel Islands, discovering cultural highlights and gastronomic experiences including sampling the fine wines of France and the port wine of Portugal.

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in the beautiful city of Seville then board Aegean Odyssey and sail down the Guadalquivir river to the Atlantic Ocean and on to Lisbon which is bursting with character and charm. Explore the colourful city of Oporto and join a port tasting in a wine cellar. Vigo in Spain is the gateway to Santiago de Compostela, reputed to be the place where St. James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried.

Cruise up the River Gironde and berth overnight in Bordeaux. Enjoy a tour of this charming city or travel to a wine estate for a tasting. Explore the beautiful island of Guernsey before sailing back to France to explore Honfleur.

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Iberia to France and England Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Seville (Spain)

Fly from the UK to Seville and transfer to the hotel for a 2-night stay in this beautiful city, home to an impressive Gothic Cathedral and the Alcazar which was the palace of Spanish kings for nearly seven centuries.

Days 2-3 - Seville

Visit the historic quarter of Cordoba on a full day excursion to this ancient city. See the Roman Bridge, Great Mosque and the old Jewish quarter, and walk through typical Andalusian streets decorated with plants and flowers. The following day embark Aegean Odyssey in Seville.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Lisbon (Portugal)

Lisbon is full of charm, with its beautiful Roman and Moorish ruins, white-domed cathedrals, lamplit old quarters, narrow cobblestone lanes and grand plazas. The guided tour includes highlights such as Alfama, the oldest quarter, the statue of Christ the King and the Church of Jeronimos. Alternatively there is an optional excursion to the magnificent Quelez National Palace and the elegant village of Sintra.

Day 6 - Oporto

Visit a wine cellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous port wine and join a tour of this beautiful city's major sights, including the tangled lanes of the medieval quarter, Praca da Ribeira square, the imposing fortress, cathedral and the Stock Exchange Tower.

Day 7 - Vigo

From Vigo travel to spectacular Santiago de Compostela, the jewel in Galicia's crown, for a guided tour which includes a visit to the magnificent Cathedral and the medieval town. Alternatively there is a guided boat tour of Vigo with stops at the wooden floating docks used to grow mussels and historic San Simon Island.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 9-10 - Bordeaux (France)

Cruise up the River Gironde to the heart of Bordeaux and enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful city or venture to a prestigious wine estate to enjoy a wine tasting. Alternatively join the optional excursion to the picturesque medieval village of Saint Emilion.

Day 11 - La Rochelle

La Rochelle’s beautiful Vieux Port is guarded by medieval twin towers. Perhaps relax at a restaurant on the quayside, explore the historic shopping streets fringed with arcades or visit the city’s many museums.

Day 12 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 13 - Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Join the tour of St Peter Port with a visit to the 13th-century Castle Cornet or explore the scenic island with a panoramic tour taking in highlights including the delightful shell-covered Little Chapel and the wide sands of Rocquaine Bay.

Day 14 - Honfleur (France)

Enjoy a walking tour of Honfleur's picturesque narrow streets and timber-framed houses with a visit to St Catherine's Church, France's largest timber-built church.

Day 15 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Aegean Odyssey in London Tilbury.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to alter the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Seville
  • Flight to Seville from the UK
  • Shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • In-depth lecture programme on board featuring expert guest speakers
  • Wine with dinner on board (beer or soft drinks if preferred)
  • On-board gratuities
  • Overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Beverages (other than those included with dinner)
  • Beauty and spa treatments, laundry, internet, telephone

Cruise Extensions

  • Madrid Extension A 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Madrid is available - please contact us for more details
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