Authentic | Mediterranean
Uncover the cultures and traditions of Andalusia, one of Spain’s most beautiful
regions. Get set for fine art, flamenco dancing, tapas tasting and architectural
wonders – all rounded off with an overnight stay in seductive Seville. Cádiz
provides the ultimate finale: all four ships docking together to mark the 170th
anniversary of Fred. Olsen's first foray into shipping. Join your Captains, crew
and fellow guests for what’s sure to be a memorable day.
Cabo de Gata-Níjar
The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, will be your first port
of call. Here you can visit the Belém Tower and the
Monument to the Discoveries, along with a host of
fascinating museums and galleries. Be sure to sample
delicious egg pastries at the famous Pasteis de Belém
too. Alternatively, venture out to the picturesque
towns of Sintra or Óbidos. The city of Almería will
give you your first taste of Andalusian life. From here
you’ll be able to tour to the Cabo de Gata-Níjar
Natural Park, or ‘Oasys Mini Hollywood’ – the desert
setting for Spaghetti Westerns such as For a Few
Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Malaga perfectly blends the old and the new. It’s the
birthplace of Picasso and home to the Alcazaba
Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle. Head to Granada to
uncover the striking architecture within the Alhambra
Palace, or visit historic Ronda, with its dramatic
bridge over the El Tajo gorge.
Gibraltar is unmistakably home turf, the M&S and the
fish and chip shops tell that this is a British territory,
though the wonderful climate and sun-kissed
backdrop remind you you’re on the Spanish coast.
Ride a cable car to the top of the iconic Rock of
Gibraltar for superb views.
You’ll then head for stunning Seville, reached by
sailing along the Guadalquivir River. Fortunately,
Braemar is one of the largest ships that can make this
transit. Stopping overnight means you can really get
under the skin of the city. Though renowned for
flamenco and the bitter orange, the pretty squares,
lush parks, its mighty Baroque cathedral and old
Jewish quarter all add to Seville’s delight.
A climactic quayside party in pretty Cádiz concludes
your holiday as Braemar joins Balmoral, Boudicca
and Black Watch for an unforgettable event. A variety
of entertainment will be laid on especially for Fred.
Olsen guests. Enjoy unique menus on board and
performances by the ships’ Show Teams and local
entertainers. You’ll even have the chance to visit all
the other ships in the fleet. A day spent here allows
time to sample authentic tapas and savour local
wines in the pretty historic quarter. Alternatively, tour
to Jerez to sample local sherry and the Royal
Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
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