River Discovery: The Heart of Seville & Bordeaux (Málaga to Bordeaux)
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River Discovery: The Heart of Seville & Bordeaux (Málaga to Bordeaux)

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Explore the stunning Algarve Coast and Portuguese UNESCO treasures before cruising the Guadalquivir to dock in the heart of Seville for two nights. Discover Basque culture in both Spain and France, and savor famed vintages in Bordeaux.

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ITINERARY

Málaga, Spain
See the wealth of historical treasures found in the coastal city of Màlaga. Once a major trading port, Màlaga has an eclectic mix of sites influenced by the Phoenicians, the Moors, and the Spanish.

Tangier, Morocco
Founded by Carthaginian colonists in the 5th century BC, Tangiers later fell under Roman rule, the Byzantine Empire, Arab control and eventually found itself at the center of a tug of war between Portugal and Spain. Numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites feature ancient ruins and archaeological sites attesting to its layers of history.

Seville, Spain
From the Gulf of Cadiz, a 75-mile journey along the Guadilquivir River leads to entrancing, seductive Seville. Moorish influences in this exotic part of the world include stunning architecture, a cuisine based on the Moors’ ancient spices and cooking methods, and music and art reflective of the region’s strong Arab roots. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most romantic cities with a scenic stroll through the ancient city center or see a flamenco show followed by tapas and a glass of delicious wine or sherry.

Seville, Spain
On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike. Enrich Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.

Seville, Spain
On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. Freechoice: Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba. Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike. Enrich Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.

Lagos, Portugal
Deeply hued orange cliffs present an imposing welcome to Zodiacs venturing to Lagos to explore this charming town on the Algarve Coast. This is just the beginning of the phenomenal natural structures to explore, which include the Benagil cave complex further down the shore. Massive stone arches, inlets and rock formations rise from the turquoise sea and make for a breathtaking day exploring.

Cascais, Portugal
This Portuguese Riviera harbor has transformed over the decades from tranquil fishing village to enchanting holiday destination for neighboring villages and islands. Its past is beautifully intermingled with its present, with posh resorts sharing coastal space with sites like Estoril’s Monserrate Palace and the ruins of Moors Castle. The hills of Serra Sintra offer a rugged retreat from the hubbub of town, and sparkling golden bays are ideal for sunning and swimming.

Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal
Discover the world’s last colonial empire, turned bustling cosmopolitan city. Lisbon has dozens of Moorish castles, pastel buildings, and white sand beaches to explore. This Atlantic-coast city perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean charm with its wine, food, and architecture.

Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal
Discover the world’s last colonial empire, turned bustling cosmopolitan. Lisbon has dozens of Moorish castles, pastel buildings, and white sand beaches to explore. This Atlantic-coast city perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean charm with its wine, food, and architecture.

Viana do Castelo, Portugal
The centerpiece of this hub of Rococo palaces, ancient neighborhoods and narrow, 19th-century avenues is the Santa Luzia Sanctuary. It presides from atop its namesake hill, setting the stage for discoveries of deep religious, artistic and architectural heritage. Just beyond Viana de Castelo lie the UNESCO-listed historic centers of Guimarães, with its medieval castle and Oporto, with its Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar.

La Coruña (A Coruña), Spain
Legend holds that Hercules founded this city of Romanesque squares and medieval churches, and indeed, its Tower of Hercules is one of La Coruña's most enduring symbols. Steeped in beauty, the city is renowned for its gardens, including the Jardines de Méndez Núñez, located in the center of the Pescaderia, and the Jardine de San Carlos in the Old City. Visit the Museo Arqueologico e Historico for exceptional views, and see the elaborately carved door on the church of Calle de Santa Maria.

(At Sea)

Pasaia, Spain
The culture here is inextricably linked to the sea, which has fueled the town’s economy and fishing industry since its inception. Consequently, the tapas in Pasaia showcase mouthwatering versions of the catch of the day, perfectly paired with wines from the nearby Rioja region. Throughout the waterfront districts, you’ll find charming homages to the maritime history and local heroes, while the glamour of San Sebastián’s elegant city walks and high society hubs is a short distance away.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Its scenic harbor sheltered from the Atlantic’s tumult by dikes and seawalls, this Bay of Biscay resort attracts modern French beachgoers just as it did royals when Louis XIV wed his Spanish princess here in 1660. Expect a surplus of Instagram-worthy architecture, magnifique macarons and painterly light, with more of the same – perhaps even more elegant – in Biarritz, a few miles to the north. A spin up to medieval Bayonne plops you into the cultural heart of the French Basque Country.

Bordeaux, France
This UNESCO-designated city known as Port of the Moon due the natural shape of its harbor is celebrated for its glorious chateaux, its mouth-watering cuisine and its incomparable wines – Bordeaux is surrounded by the world's most famous vineyards including Medoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. One time the richest community and largest port in France, Bordeaux today is second only to Paris as the country's most densely populated city.

Bordeaux, France
World famous for exquisite wines, Bordeaux also boasts more Monuments Historiques than any French city except Paris. Enjoy a tour of the 18th-century urban area, the largest square in all of Europe, and St. Andre Cathedral. Or, choose to visit the hilltop town of Saint-Emilion. Stroll ancient streets lined with limestone houses and take a tour of its mysterious subterranean church, the largest in Europe. Both tours include an afternoon winery tour to sample some local vintages. A third option includes a full-day birding tour at La Teich Bird Reserve to search for white storks, black-winged stilts, nightingales, and Cetti’s warblers.

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