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Program #20642RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 15 — Jul 25, 2015

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Day One: Wednesday, July 15 - US Departure and Overnight Flight.
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight to Seville.

Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, July 16 - Arrival Seville / Program Orientation
Arrive To: Arrive in Seville and transfer to the ship.

Afternoon: Join your group leader and other participants for the program orientation and a walking discovery of the area around the Guadalquivir river in Seville. Board the boat starting at 5 pm. Settle into your cabin and presentation of the crew and a welcome cocktail served in the lounge will follow. The ship will be docked overnight in Seville.

Dinner: Welcome dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, July 17 - Seville Old City, Alcazar & Cathedral - Sailing t...
Note: About 2h walking and about 2.5 miles

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: Explore Seville with your expert local Guide: Start the morning with a panoramic visit before walking cobblestone streets of the oldest neighborhood of Seville - the Barrio Santa Cruz (ancient Jewish Quarter) and exploring the magnificent Cathedral. Built on the site of a mosque, it is the third largest church in Europe and the largest Gothic building in Europe. It also boasts the largest altarpiece in the world and the Tomb of Christopher Columbus. You will finish your tour with a visit to the spectacular moorish Alcázar Royal Palace and gardens.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: After lunch as we sail out of Seville, join your Study leader on deck as she comments the sites of the city. Later enjoy some time on deck to relax or soak in the small deck pool while the ship follows the current of the Guadalquivir on it's short sail to the next port of call. Later on attend a presentation by your study leader, and examine the History of Spain from the arrival of the Moors until their ultimate expulsion from Iberia under the reign of Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492. This presentation is aimed at younger participants, however all are welcome to join.

Dinner: Spanish theme Dinner on board.

Evening: To round the evening off, choose to join your group leader on a walking exploration of Cádiz by night. Built on a rock and surrounded on all sides by the sea, this fortified city is connected to the mainland only by a narrow strip of sand.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, July 18 - Cadiz Market and Spanish Toros
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: This morning enjoy an expert-led walking discovery of Cadiz that features the Plaza de Topete & Mercado Central. This square is one of Cádiz's liveliest, bright with flower stalls and adjoining the large, animated Mercado Central (Central Market), the oldest covered market in Spain.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: After lunch enjoy some time on deck while we sail. This afternoon's field trip is a visit to a “ganadería” (a ranch where bulls are raised), with the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture first hand, and from the experts.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Spanish theme this evening.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, July 19 - Spanish Horsemanship & the Culture of Andalusia
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: Here we set off for our excursion to Jerez. Jerez is famous for its horses and also the birthplace of the famous Flamenco. After a short panoramic tour, we visit a family horse farm to see some of the finest breeds of horses in Spain. We return on board in time for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: After lunch enjoy some time to rest and relax on the deck enjoying the scenery as we cruise back towards Seville. Children's Presentation: Seville, Flamenco and Bull fighting the Culture of Andalucia.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, July 20 - Columbus & Flamenco
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: Columbus - Preparing for the Journey: Huelva and its environs is a Mecca for those interested in Christopher Columbus, with a number of significant tourist attractions relating to the famous explorer. Cristóbal Colón (as he is known in Spain), south of Huelva city is the 15th-century Franciscan Monasterio de Santa María de la Rábida. La Rábida is where Columbus stayed between 1491-92 waiting for financial backing from the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, for his voyage to the New World. We end the morning in the nearby, Muelle de las Carabelas (Harbour of the Caravels) a waterfront exhibition with life-size replicas of Columbus's three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María, built for the 500th anniversary celebrations in 1992.

Lunch: Back on board for lunch

Afternoon: Field Trip/ Presentation: The flamenco dance museum is the key to access the magic world of flamenco dancing. We learn more about Andalusian culture and experience flamenco dancing. All are invited to participate in a Flamenco dance class.

Dinner: Dinner onboard.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, July 21 - Seville - The Story and Myth of the Torreador
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: The Culture and Myth of the Torreador. The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is considered one of the oldest and grandest of Bull fighting rings in Spain. Seville is often called the birthplace of this Spanish sport. This morning we study the culture and myth of the Torreador as we visit the Bull Ring. NOTE: We will not see an actual Bullfight presentation.

Lunch: Lunch onboard the ship.

Afternoon: Free Time: This afternoon is free to explore on your own or rest on board the ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: flamenco show onboard.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS La Belle de Cadix sails on the Guadiana, the Guadalquivir and along Atlantic coast. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Ship Information: Year Built: 2005 Year Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 88 Total Passengers: 176 Cabin size: 151 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: lounge with bar, dining room, sun deck with loungers and umbrellas, barbecue deck, jacuzzi at the prow (front) of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty and may be limited to the reception area. Laundry facilities are not available on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, July 22 - In the footsteps of the Moors - Cordoba
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Field Trip: Cordoba's Cathedral / Great Mosque: The Church - Cathedral of Cordoba popularly know as the Mosque of Cordoba or the "Mezquita", stands over a Christian church built in the Visigothic period (5th C). After Moorish conquest of Spain, it was used as a Mosque. From 786 to 988 the original church was rebuilt into a Grand Mosque. In 1236, following Cordoba's fall to Ferdinand and after over 500 years of use as a mosque, the site was re-consecrated Christian and a cathedral was erected in the center of the mosque in 1523. It is the foremost Islamic monument in Spain and a unique example of the inter-play of Christian and Moslem cultures in Spain. Your GL will arrange a quiz to test your general knowledge!

Lunch: Lunch in the old city.

Afternoon: Field trip - Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos Just southwest of the Mezquita (Mosque), the Alcázar, or Castle of the Christian Monarchs, began as a palace and fort for Alfonso X in the 13th century. From 1490 to 1821 the Inquisition operated from here. Today the castle’s gardens are among the most beautiful in Andalucía. The building houses an old royal bathhouse, the Baños Califales. Take time to gaze at the 3rd-century Roman sarcophagus, with its reflections on life and death.

Dinner: Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of dancing.

Lodging: CroisiEurope MS La Belle de Cadix

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Meliá Granada is located in the heart of the city of Granada, near the cathedral, Calle Navas, Alcaiceria, the Puerta Real, Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva, Realejo, Paseo de los Tristes, the Science Park and the Congress Centre.Its strategic location in the city centre, personalised service and excellent facilities make it the perfect choice for your visit to Granada. Neat the hotel, you can visit exclusive boutiques and fashion houses. Plus nearby there is a one of the city’s main leisure and entertainment areas with numerous tapas bars and restaurants. Meliá Granada is also just a short distance from the most trendy nightspots and major shopping streets such as Reyes Católicos, Recogidas or Mesones.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Angel Ganivet, 7
Granada, 18009 Spain
phone: +34958227400
web: www.melia.com

Room amenities: Available with double bed or two single beds, these rooms provide 37 inch LCD TV, free Internet, minibar, safe and fully equipped bathroom. Equipped with all the services and facilities you need to make your stay in Granada truly unique. Services Room service (*) 24 hour wake-up calls Meliá Conecta customer service Express laundry and ironing service (*) Porter Equipment Functional and practical furniture Double bed or two single beds Cot (on request) Large desk with chair Double wardrobe Two lamps built into bed headboard Free cable Internet Air conditioning /heating 37 inch LCD TV with more than 30 Spanish and international channels Digital Plus 3 telephones (two in the room and one in the bathroom) Fully equipped bathroom Meliá bathroom amenities Hairdryer Iron and ironing board (on request) Make-up mirror Safe Minibar (*)

Facility amenities: - Near the Cathedral and Capilla Real, the Alhambra and the Generalife, Albayzin, Sacromonte, Realejo and the Paseo de los Tristes - 50 metres from Calle Navas and very close to Alcaiceria , Puerta Real, Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva and the Science Park - 5 minutes from the Congress Centre - Near the most exclusive shopping centres and boutiques. The perfect choice for culture and shopping - Rooms with wonderful views of the Alhambra and Generalife, Albayzin or the Sierra Nevada - Wonderful breakfast buffet - The hotel provides a fully equipped mini-gym for the exclusive use of our guests - Excellent access to the city, the Alhambra and Granada airport

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, July 23 - Granada's Alhambra and the Arab District
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning, we disembark our river cruise and head by coach to Granada. En route to Granada, your local expert will give a presentation about the importance of the city as a center of learning and the contribution of the Moors to Spanish and World Culture. On arrival we enjoy a guided field trip to The Alhambra. More than a just a palace, it is an entire walled city within the city of Granada. There are royal apartments, forts, gardens, pavilions, and sumptious gardens which offered protection from the summer heat. The Alhambra visit ends with an expert guided tour of the Nasrid Palace - the most spectacular Islamic building in Europe dating from the 14th Century and filled with Arabic inscriptions and geometrical patterns, perfectly proportioned rooms, and peaceful courtyards.

Lunch: Lunch and check in at hotel

Afternoon: Field trip - Historic Granada. The Albaycin is the old Arab Quarter. It comprises approximately the area between the hill of the Alhambra, the hill of San Cristobal, the Sacromonte and Elvira. The Albaycin is like a different world within Granada. This is due to the strong Muslim influence in this area. It was the place where the first Siri court was built in the eleventh century.

Dinner: Choose to stay in the Albaycin area for dinner or return to your hotel. Your Group Leader will provide you with restaurant recommendations.

Lodging: Hotel Melia Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Meliá Granada is located in the heart of the city of Granada, near the cathedral, Calle Navas, Alcaiceria, the Puerta Real, Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva, Realejo, Paseo de los Tristes, the Science Park and the Congress Centre.Its strategic location in the city centre, personalised service and excellent facilities make it the perfect choice for your visit to Granada. Neat the hotel, you can visit exclusive boutiques and fashion houses. Plus nearby there is a one of the city’s main leisure and entertainment areas with numerous tapas bars and restaurants. Meliá Granada is also just a short distance from the most trendy nightspots and major shopping streets such as Reyes Católicos, Recogidas or Mesones.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Angel Ganivet, 7
Granada, 18009 Spain
phone: +34958227400
web: www.melia.com

Room amenities: Available with double bed or two single beds, these rooms provide 37 inch LCD TV, free Internet, minibar, safe and fully equipped bathroom. Equipped with all the services and facilities you need to make your stay in Granada truly unique. Services Room service (*) 24 hour wake-up calls Meliá Conecta customer service Express laundry and ironing service (*) Porter Equipment Functional and practical furniture Double bed or two single beds Cot (on request) Large desk with chair Double wardrobe Two lamps built into bed headboard Free cable Internet Air conditioning /heating 37 inch LCD TV with more than 30 Spanish and international channels Digital Plus 3 telephones (two in the room and one in the bathroom) Fully equipped bathroom Meliá bathroom amenities Hairdryer Iron and ironing board (on request) Make-up mirror Safe Minibar (*)

Facility amenities: - Near the Cathedral and Capilla Real, the Alhambra and the Generalife, Albayzin, Sacromonte, Realejo and the Paseo de los Tristes - 50 metres from Calle Navas and very close to Alcaiceria , Puerta Real, Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva and the Science Park - 5 minutes from the Congress Centre - Near the most exclusive shopping centres and boutiques. The perfect choice for culture and shopping - Rooms with wonderful views of the Alhambra and Generalife, Albayzin or the Sierra Nevada - Wonderful breakfast buffet - The hotel provides a fully equipped mini-gym for the exclusive use of our guests - Excellent access to the city, the Alhambra and Granada airport

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, July 24 - The Mediterranean sea, Paella and Farewell
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart by coach to the beach for a morning spent enjoying the Mediterranean sea.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to enjoy Granada on your own, or prepare for departure, followed by a paella making activity in Granada.... Aprons on as we learn how to make a traditional Spanish Paella, with the help of local restaurant chefs; afterwards sit back and enjoy your result.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner in Granada.

Lodging: Hotel Melia Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Eleven: Saturday, July 25 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach transfer to airport for return flights to the U.S.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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Special Offer: Thanks to special rates that the cruise line is offering us, grandchildren (age 15 and under) are able to attend at no cost (excluding airfare). With one adult, one child is free. With two adults, two children are free. No triple cabins available. Please see Dates and Prices for full price information.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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