Upgrade your experience and enjoy a 6-day tour in which you will be visiting the amazing city of Caceres on the first day, followed by a stop and a night's accommodation at the Moorish city of Cordoba.
- 5-day tour of Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Granada, Spain's most famous Andalusian cities
- Tour Seville's beautiful cathedral and visit the Santa Cruz quarter
- Have your camera ready to capture photos of Spain's oldest bullring in Ronda
- Admire Granada's UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
- Visit Toledo, hometown of painter El Greco
- See the sights on tours of Seville, Granada, Toledo and Cordoba
- Upgrade your experience to a 6-day tour with a first day trip stopping at marvellous Caceres and a night's accommodation in Cordoba
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What You Can Expect
Please see the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
Your tour begins with a morning departure from Madrid to Cordoba, as your luxury coach takes you through the legendary countryside depicted in Don Quixote, the Man from La Mancha. After enjoying lunch (own expense), take a guided tour of Cordoba to discover the city’s mix of Jewish and Arab culture. Admire Cordoba’s mosque and the medieval architecture of the Jewish quarter, with its whitewashed courtyards, winding alleys and leafy squares. Leaving Cordoba, continue to Seville for dinner and your accommodation.
Overnight: standard-grade Catalonia Santa Justa or superior-grade Melia Lebreros in Seville
Day 2: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful city of Seville, including the cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens. Discover the hidden secrets of this lively city built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, with its rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts such as Triana and La Macarena.
Spend the afternoon exploring Seville at your leisure, before returning to your hotel for dinner. In the evening, stroll along the riverside promenade, visit one of the city’s legendary bars or experience the drama and passion of flamenco at a Seville flamenco show (optional extra).
Overnight: standard-grade Sol Principe Catalonia Santa Justa or superior-grade Melia Lebreros in Seville
Day 3: Seville -- Ronda -- Costa del Sol (B, D)
Following breakfast at your hotel, continue your five-day Spanish adventure with a trip to Ronda, a magical cliff-top city perching on top of Tajo Gorge. You will have time to explore Ronda at your leisure, admiring Spain’s oldest bullring and the town’s ancient bridges spanning the ravines. As you stroll around Ronda, it’s easy to see why this beautiful hill town was frequented by such famous people as Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. Leaving Ronda, continue to your accommodation on the Costa del Sol. Laze on the beach or explore the area at your own pace before dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: standard-grade Sol Principe or superior-grade Melia Costa del Sol in Costa del Sol
Day 4: Granada -- Alhambra - Generalife Gardens (B, D)
Leaving your Costa del Sol hotel after breakfast, relax on the scenic coach trip to Granada, the last Moorish city to be reconquered in 1492 and retaining its distinctly Moorish influences. Your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens will no doubt be among the highlights of your tour. Stroll through the mosaic-tiled and landscaped gardens to discover the culture and history of Spain’s Moorish rulers and admire their exotic architectural legacy. After dinner at your hotel, spend the evening at your leisure or watch a Gypsy Zambra flamenco show in Granada’s Gypsy quarter, Sacromonte (optional extra).
Overnight: standard-grade Hotel Los Angeles or superior-grade Abades Nevada Palace in Granada
Day 5: Granada -- Toledo -- Madrid (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic coach ride to the World Heritage imperial city of Toledo. Discover the fortified city’s multicultural layering of Christian, Moorish and Jewish culture, and well-preserved medieval architecture. After lunch (own expense), take a walk into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a guided tour of the city’s many monuments and landmarks. During the tour, hear about the work of the artist El Greco and see examples of Toledo’s signature Damasquinado metalwork, delicately etched with gold. In the afternoon, continue on to Madrid where your five-day tour of Spain ends.
The hotels names detailed above are a reference only and are subject to change, depending on availability.
Upgrade your tour on a 6-day experience!
Upgrade follows the same itinerary as the 5-day tour except for the first day where you will visiting the beautiful city of Caceres on your way south. From there you will travel to the astonishing city of Cordoba where you will have a night accommodation and a city tour the following morning, before you depart to Seville and follow the rest of the program.
Hotels included in this itinerary:
Cordoba: Tryp Cordoba (Standard category) or Hesperia Cordoba (Superior category) or similar
Seville: Don Paco (Standard category) or NH Plaza de Armas (Superior category) or similar
Costa del Sol: Sol Principe (Standard category) or Sol Don-Marco - Sol Don-Pablo (Superior category) or similar
Granada: Los Angeles (Standard category) or Carmen (Superior category) or similar
Wide ranging experience. Excellent guide and driver. New appreciation of Andalusia. Excellent rooms, local guides, food more than expectations. Highly recommend. Appreciate fees time balances with guide time.
Terrific. Wonderful guide Joseph ? handled everything to our satisfaction and his funny personality was a delight. All the guides were great and I thought they were very patient with some of the impatient fellow travellers who would talk over the top of them or be demanding. The places we visited surpassed our expectations. We love Spain and want to come back!
Fun tour. Stayed at the 4 star hotels. They were good. Wish we had more time in Toledo. Our guide and driver were fantastic. Will definitely be going on more tours. Would recommend to all my friends.
Trip was well organized. Margarita is very good guide.
The tour was fabulous; Josep was even better!
The tour is great.... Mr Carlos (the main guide) n the bus driver is very helpful and patient with all the people in the tour.
The hotel breakfast n dinner somehow need abit of more variety except the hotel at Costa del sol which is great
This tour was amazing!
I've recently returned from a 5 day Spain tour beginning in Madrid. The tour guide Josep had a lot of energy and was very entertaining. All the major cities had their own tour guides who were professional and informative. The scenery was magnificent, the hotels were excellent to good the Granada hotel although clean was out of town and away from the city centre. The optional tours were good also. A lot of ground is covered with this tour so there isn't a lot of down time but I was keen to see as much as possible. Toledo was a highlight and Ronda happened to be celebrating a Romantica Festival which meant that the entire town was in celebration mode with costumes, processions and food stalls. I would highly recommend this tour. For some strange reason Spain tends to drop of most people's European itinerary but I don't believe you could find it disappointing.
Would recommend this tour. Hugo, the guide did a good job. However, wished we had a more interesting guide at Alhambra. Driver was skilful n drove well. One down side was having 3 translations throughout the 5 days. This took up a lot of time. Two languages would be acceptable but three was just too much! Hotel Melia Costa de Sol had very good food and excellent service at its restaurant.