This epic Andalusia´s tour shows you the region’s highlights over eleven incredible days. With an expert guide plus sightseeing tours and ten nights of 4-star superior hotel accommodation included, the tour offers a comprehensive introduction to the gorgeous, history-steeped region. This tour includes four nights in Costa del Sol.
What you can expect
Spend eleven days immersing yourself in Andalucia's history as you visit the Jewish quarter in Seville, La Alhambra of Granada and Generalife Gardens and the imperial city of Toledo. Overnight accommodation and comfortable coach transport is included. You will also have plenty of free time to discover more on your own and visit some of the places recommended by your local guide.
Day 1: Madrid
Get the convenience of the assistance at the airport of Madrid, your driver will help you to take you to the hotel. Here enjoy the bliss of comfort and soothing ambiance.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazgo (4-star). First class - Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa/Catalonia Gran Via
Day 2: Madrid
Have a nice breakfast at your hotel and leave for the enchanting sightseeing of Madrid city, which is the capital and the largest metropolitan city of Spain. This place has many spectacular spots to visit, such as sprawling museums, ancient bars and great restaurants. Madrid’s Royal Palace is the largest and most captivating Palace of the Western Europe. This palace possesses beautifully designed furniture, mesmerizing paintings, ceramics and lovely tapestries.
Must visit Puerta del Sol, as it is the most important square of the city, earlier, it was the site of one of the gates of city and was adorned with the image of sun, as the name also suggests the same meaning “Gate of the Sun”. The Puerta de Alcalá is in the Eastern part of the city, the gate is known to have large semicircular arches along with six ornamental statues that beautifully adorn the top of the marvellous gate.
Prado Museum is also also an important place to visit, as it is the largest national art museum of Spain, which is the treasure of the world’s finest European art, from 12th century to an early 19th century art work. It also holds the Spanish Royal Collection of art. Apart from it, you must not miss the liveliness of certain places like, different districts Castellana, Barrio de la Morería, etc.
After that, explore this adventurously exciting city, especially Santa Ana and Huertas for it’s amazing theatres, fashionable pubs, bar and classic restaurants. Be the part of the hustle and bustle of wonderfully noisy and dazzling markets. Be at your leisure to enjoy the charm of this modern city. Head back to the hotel for a soothing and a perfect stay.
Day 3: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville
Breakfast. Transfer to our terminal and drive along the land of Don Quixote, Córdoba at 8.30 am. Córdoba is the the second largest town in Europe and the largest urban area in the world, so was declared as the World Heritage City by Unesco. It is also known to have the first University of Europe. City tour to this amazing place will consist of some remarkable places, like the great Mosque of Córdoba, which was later converted into roman catholic cathedral, which is made along the river bridge. This building is a major tourist attraction for its arcade hypostyle hall with 856 columns of marble, granite and jesper. It is considered as the splendid masterpiece of art.
Another well known historic place is Jewish Quarter, which is located near the Cathedral. Your guide will let you know the important facts and details related to these places. Your journey will take you ahead to Seville, where you will be able to enjoy your lovely dinner and relaxing stay.
Overnight: Tourist class - Catalonia Santa Justa (4-star). First class - Melia Lebreros (4-star)
Day 4: Seville
Have tempting breakfast at your Seville hotel and get set ready for enjoying the Panoramic city tour of this beautiful place. You are really going to fall in love with this city, as it is considered one of the most romantic cities of Europe for having the great blend of roman and moorish traditions. Barrio Santa Cruz goes very well with the romantic image of this city with its narrow streets and wonderfully white washed houses creates a loving ambience all over.
You will admire it for its marvellous monuments and gorgeous architecture. You will get a chance to see the Cathedral of Seville, which boasts of being the largest Gothic Cathedral of the world. Awesome material and amazing furnishing were used in making this iconic church.
After this, head towards Maria Luisa Gardens, which are the largest and one of the most ravishing gardens of Europe. You will always cherish the refreshing feel and tranquility of this awesome place. You will also be given the afternoon time to explore the city on your own, so you will have this amazing opportunity to visit the places of your choice, like 15th century Archeological Museum, which is known for having the extensive roman work of art. You can also see the beauty of marble statues and Roman tombs here. You can see beautiful churches, Gold Tower, City Hall, the lovely gardens, rocking bars,restaurants and exciting markets. Go for enjoying not to be missed Flamenco show for its fine drama and creatively perfect performances (optional). Head back to the hotel for your relaxing stay.
Day 5: Seville – Costa del Sol
Have breakfast at amazing Seville hotel and leave for the journey to Ronda. You will have leisure time to go for the sightseeing tour of this place. This walled city is known for strolling in the narrow streets for admiring the beauty of Moorish ruins. Ronda is one of the oldest cities of Spain and historians believe that this place was settled by Celtic tribes in the 6th B.C., named as Arunda. Ronda is situated in a truly mountainous area, which is 750 metres above the sea level,so this height creates a truly majestic top view for the utter delight of visitors. You will also love to see the stunning beauty of Guadalquivir river, which divides the city into two parts.
Keep moving towards Costa del Sol for the exceptional experience, where you will enjoy it’s incredibly striking beaches for all the fun and adventure. Must pay a visit to the Picasso Museum for enjoying the aesthetic creativity.
Overnight: Tourist class - Sol Principe (4-star). First class - Melia Costa del Sol
Day 6, 7 and 8: Costa del Sol
Have luscious breakfasts at your hotel and set off for the sightseeing of thrilling local areas of Costa Del Sol. You will be recommended some splendid places to explore on your own. This place is known to have magnificent mediterranean sea with stupendous mountain view. You can enjoy long walks by the seaside, spend your awesome time on beaches, go for trekking, visit theme parks or lakes for spending the quality time with your friends or family. Must visit Marbella old town, Ojen, Istan and a beautiful town of Ronda. Spend great and memorable time by visiting the unknown places to experience the pleasure and thrillness both. Head back to your hotel to have palatable dinner and good sleep.
Day 9: Costa del Sol – Granada
Have breakfast and set off for Granada. From here, you will be taken to see the majestic beauty of the Moorish fortress, La Alhambra with awesome gardens, countless fountains and spectacular architecture. It’s a typical work of Muslim art with lot of painted walls and Arabic Inscriptions. Next, you will get a chance to see Generalife Gardens. It is one of the oldest Moorish gardens of the 20th century. It is considered to be a pleasurable place, made for the recreation and relaxation of Granadan Muslim Kings. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.
Enjoy your sumptuous dinner and lovely stay at the hotel. You will also get a chance to enjoy the Flamenco Show in a Gipsy Zambra at the Sacromonte square on the optional basis. This show presents “Zambra”, a form of Flamenco show, in which the old gypsies sing, dance and play flamenco in the caves. They offer the same mesmerizing ambience which used to be in the old Moorish Weddings in Granada. The stunning caves are the major attraction of this place.
Overnight: Tourist class - Los Angeles (4-star). First class - Abades Nevada Palace(4-star)
Day 10: Granada - Toledo - Madrid
Have breakfast at Granada and head towards Toledo. This imperial city has got the fame for having the coexistence of the three different religions, i.e. of Christians, Muslims and Jews. This place has got lots of popularity for having religious tolerance and that’s is reason for these three differently cultured people to live together. Toledo was also declared historic artistic site in 1940 and was honoured by the title of World Heritage in 1987 by Unesco.
Toledo is truly a luxurious place in Spain, so it fetches great tourism. It holds the cultural and monumental heritage of many historic civilisations. It has many amazing sites, like Cathedral of Spain, which is created by Moorish architecture and has great Gothic standards. Similarly, Beatrice of Silva is also an amazing Roman Catholic church to visit.
Toledo is very interesting city, which is renowned for damascene handicrafts and costume jewellery. It’s very creative moorish art in which the artisans inlay gold or silver threads into black steel in wonderfully beautiful patterns. This creativity is used in decorating the earrings, bracelets, large pendants and plates. Santa María La Blanca is a lovely museum, made for non -islamic purposes. It is known to have the finest work of Almohad architecture. So, it’s considered for its awesome styling and unique construction elements.
Toledo, from air gives a not to be missed view. It shows two beautifully Renaissance buildings, one is town hall and another is Episcopal Palace. On the upper side of Tagus River, you will find Cigarrales, which are considered as old recreational estates of bourgeoisie of Toledo.
Continue to Madrid and transfer to your hotel for accommodation.
Day 11: Madrid
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport for the conclusion of your eleven-day excursion through Spain.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change