Portugal & Seville Fiesta

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    Portugal & Seville Fiesta

    This is a cruise with a splash of spring color and culture.  Take advantage of some spring sunshine as you sail around the Iberian Peninsula and to fascinating Morocco. Along the way you’ll step ashore in wonderful historic cities with a wealth of grand architecture to discover.

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    Portugal & Seville Fiesta

    Departs: Bristol Avonmouth • Guaranteed Sail Date: Saturday 25th Apr 2020 • Duration: 13 nights

    This is a cruise with a splash of spring color and culture.  Take advantage of some spring sunshine as You sail around the Iberian Peninsula and to fascinating Morocco. Along the way you’ll step ashore in wonderful historic cities with a wealth of grand architecture to discover. The highlight of this cruise is likely to be the chance to visit Seville during the famous ‘Feria de Abril’ fiesta. Combine all this with some great shopping and a chance to relax, and you have a cruise holiday to tempt you.

    DATEPORTARRIVEDEPART
    Day 1Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)7:15
    Day 2At Sea
    Day 3At Sea
    Day 4Lisbon (Portugal)9:0010:00
    Day 5At Sea
    Day 6Gibraltar (BCC)7:005:00
    Day 7Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco)8:009:00
    Day 8Cádiz for Seville (Spain)Noon
    Day 9Cádiz for Seville (Spain)8:00
    Day 10At Sea
    Day 11Leixões for Oporto (Portugal)7:001:00
    Day 12At Sea
    Day 13Cobh for Cork (Ireland)8:002:00
    Day 14Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)8:30

     

    Please Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

    Avonmouth – is a port and outer suburb of Bristol, England facing two rivers: the reinforced north bank of the final stage of the Avon which rises at sources in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset; and the eastern shore of the Severn Estuary. Strategically the area has been and remains an important part of the region’s maritime economy particularly for larger vessels for the unloading and exporting of heavier goods as well as in industry including warehousing, light industry, and electrical power. The area contains a junction of and is connected to the south by motorways roads, railway tracks and paths to the north, south-east and east.

    Lisbon – Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From the imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and the suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.  Population504,718

    Gibraltar – A British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain’s south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost was ceded to the British in 1713. Layers of fortifications include the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels, which were expanded in WWII.

    Casablanca is located in Morocco and was first settled in 7th century BC.  It is the largest city of Morocco; located in the central-western part bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world. Casablanca is Morocco’s chief port and one of the largest financial centers in Africa. According to the 2014 population estimate, the city has a population of about 3.35 million in the urban area.  Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, although the national political capital is Rabat.  There are many things to do and to see in Casablanca like the Hassan II Mosque which is the second largest mosque in Africa and the seventh largest in the world with the second tallest minaret at 689 ft.  There is an amusement park with a zoo and many shopping centers like Morocco Mall which is the second largest mall in Africa, a Marina shopping center and many others; Casablanca has also many gardens such as Arab League Park.

    Seville – in Spain – it is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda.  Most of Seville’s major monuments lie within the walkable old city. The medieval Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz features winding, cobbled alleys lined with orange trees. The Arenal district is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which showcases painting masterpieces by El Greco and Velázquez. Southwestern Los Remedios hosts the Seville April Fair, a festival of eating and flamenco dancing, set in colorful tents beside the River where there are offerings of the city’s most famous gazpacho soup.

    Leixões – or the Port of Leixões is one of Portugal’s major seaports, located 4 km north of the mouth of the Douro River, near the city of Porto.  The Port is the largest infrastructure in the Northern Region of Portugal and one of the most important in the Country. It was built at the end of the 19th century and successively extended and improved to the present day.

    Cobh – A town in the Republic of Ireland – is on an island in Cork city’s harbor. It’s known as the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912. Titanic Experience Cobh is a themed attraction in the former White Star Line ticket office. More displays on the liner are in the Cobh Heritage Centre, which also explores how Cobh became an embarkation point during Ireland’s mass emigrations. North of town, is the huge Fota Wildlife Park on Fota Island.

    TravelKatz will be most happy to help you plan your next cruise.  Experience the Iberian Peninsula and the Western Mediterranean – NOW!  Call us at 352-277-7300 to get on board!

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