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Rivers of Spain & France 10th June 2017 • 14 nights • Sails from Southampton • Braemar • CRUISE ID: M1714 Encounter five unique cities, enjoy three overnight stays and sail four enchanting rivers, plus, on this superb itinerary, you’ll dock in the heart of Bordeaux, Seville and Avilés courtesy of Braemar’s smaller dimensions. There’s plenty to tick off the ‘must-do’ list: discover the art of flamenco; sample Asturian cider and French wine; venture to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral; and head to romantic Paris from Rouen. transit up this tidally-restricted river – others have to stop at coastal Cádiz, a 90-minute bus ride away. Vigo, Spain Vigo is nestled on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to inspiring museums and charming plazas, and is a gateway to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and the handsome Cies Islands. In the ‘Casco Vello’ (Old Town), a stone’s throw from the port, discover the narrow, medieval streets exhibiting the city’s maritime roots. Avilés, Spain Alongside the delicious local cider, Avilés’ charm lies mainly in its Old Town, which is home to squares linked by pretty streets, and the wondrous Valdecarzana and Camposagrado palaces. Taking nothing away from the rest of the city, however; the stylish, navigable centre features elegant cafés, museums, galleries and the unmistakable Óscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre. Cruising the Seine River Sail over 60 nautical miles along the winding, picturesque Seine River, the inspiration and subject of painters for centuries – it’s an experience highly rated by Fred. Olsen guests. Make sure you’re out on deck for a romantic journey, showcasing glorious architecture and close-up views of the gorgeous French countryside, speckled with pretty houses. Rouen, France Rouen is rich in monuments and museums, which make an overnight stay all the more rewarding. Stroll through the historical centre and, among the narrow streets lined by tall, half-timbered houses, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc and Gustave Flaubert. Alternatively, take an evening tour to Paris to see the worldfamous landmarks lit up at night. From only £1,699 per person Bordeaux, France Docking right in the heart of the city, it’s easy to explore beautiful Bordeaux. Highlights include the Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), the 15th century Cailhau Gate and the Grand Theatre. The region is also renowned for its high-quality wines and a visit here wouldn’t be complete without a tasting... or two. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Discover the major vineyards of the Medoc Bordeaux district and enjoy a visit to a leading wine château. The techniques of wine making will be explained, and you’ll get to try some of the famous French tipple for yourself. Cruising the Gironde & Garonne rivers Become enveloped by beautiful countryside and verdant vineyards as you leave Bordeaux via France’s scenic Gironde and Garonne rivers – a 50 nautical mile journey only smaller ships like Braemar can navigate. Seville, Spain Renowned for flamenco, tapas and the bitter orange, Seville is a delight to explore. Keep your camera to hand for architectural gems galore; the Metropol Parasol, Plaza de España, Alcázar Palace and UNESCO-listed Cathedral – the largest Gothic cathedral in the world – feature in amongst a maze of grand boulevards, twisting streets, cobbled alleyways and pretty squares. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Enjoy an evening performance of flamenco at El Patio Sevillano, where some of the great flamenco figures started their artistic careers. Cruising Guadalquivir River Glide smoothly in and out of the heart of Seville along the Guadalquivir, one of the longest rivers in Spain. Fortunately, Braemar is one of the largest ships that can make the Southampton Avilés Vigo Rouen (overnight) Seine River Gironde & Garonne rivers Bordeaux (overnight) Seville (overnight) Guadalquivir River Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. Rivers & Waterways Europe Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £18 | Balcony Room: £115 | Suite: £150 | Single Rooms from > £2,799 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. 154 Date Arrive Depart Destination JUNE 2017 Sat 10 PM Southampton Sun 11 Cruising Mon 12 late am Bordeaux, France Tue 13 late am Bordeaux, France Tue 13 late am early pm Cruising Gironde & Garonne rivers Wed 14-Thu 15 Cruising Fri 16 early am early pm Cruising Guadalquivir River Fri 16 early pm Seville, Spain Sat 17 early pm Seville, Spain Sat 17 early pm late night Cruising Guadalquivir River Sun 18 Cruising Mon 19 early am late pm Vigo, Spain Tue 20 late am late pm Avilés, Spain Wed 21 Cruising Thu 22 early am late pm Cruising Seine River Thu 22 late pm Rouen, France Fri 23 late pm Rouen, France Sat 24 AM Southampton All of the following included from only £122 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 3 formal nights Overnight stays in Bordeaux, Seville & Rouen Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 105


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