The Highlights of Andalusia
Braemar will bring you closer to the very best of one of Spain’s most breathtaking regions. Andalusia offers rich culture, gorgeous scenery, tempting traditional cuisine and fine architecture; you can experience it all with chances to enjoy hours of memorable daytime scenic cruising and explore a trio of stunning cities.
A relaxing journey along the gorgeous, palm-lined Guadalquivir River is sure to be a highlight of this fantastic 11-night cruise. The size-restricted Guadalquivir isn’t accessible to larger vessels, so guests on megaships can’t experience the natural beauty of this enchanting waterway. However, on board smaller-sized Braemar, you can sail the river all the way into the heart of Seville, taking in spectacular scenery en route. Once docked in Seville, Andalusia’s stunning capital, you’ll have an overnight stay to really get under the city’s skin. Perhaps wander into the centre to search the pretty squares and streets for historical and architectural attractions such as Alcázar Palace, the UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral and 16th century Casa de Pilatos; and sample delicious local cuisine at one of the many tapas bars. In the evening, don’t miss the chance to catch a sultry performance of traditional Flamenco dancing for an authentic Andalusian experience. [ReadMore]
Your sail along the Guadalquivir and overnight stay in Seville are sandwiched in between calls at another two of Andalusia’s most captivating cities. The fantastic, four-day exploration of Spain’s southernmost region begins in Malaga, a city overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures. Here you could marvel at the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress and explore the ‘mile of art’, where the Picasso Museum is among many highlights. Alternatively you could opt to tour to nearby Granada to see the striking Alhambra Palace, or to the sunshine resort of Marbella. After Seville comes Cádiz, situated on Andalusia’s sun-kissed Atlantic Coast. A wealth of wonderful sites await you in the charming Old Town here, including the 18th century cathedral and Plaza de España. Beautiful beaches may entice you to enjoy a relaxing day in the sunshine too; while there’s also opportunities to head to neighbouring Jerez, a city renowned for its sherry and equestrian art. If all that wasn’t enough, you will also be afforded a chance to explore Lisbon – the picturesque Portuguese capital – before sailing home.