- 7-day tour of Spain from Malaga: Granada, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda
- Discover Southern Spain’s most beautiful cities as you explore the Andalusia region
- Visit with your expert guide UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Alhambra palace, the Generalife Gardens in Granada and the Alzacar in Seville
- Explore Toledo, the hometown of painter El Greco, and see the Great Mosque and the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba
- Enjoy free time in Madrid, Seville and Ronda to explore more on your own
- Six nights of accommodation in standard or superior hotels, six breakfasts and three dinners are included
- Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
What You Can Expect
Learn more about the famous Spanish culture with an optional flamenco dance performance in Seville and a walking tour around Cordoba's old quarter. Enjoy free time in Ronda, Seville and Madrid to explore more at your own leisure.
Six nights of accommodation in standard or superior hotels (your choice), six breakfasts and three dinners are included.
Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.
Start your 7-day tour of Spain traveling by comfortable coach from Malaga to Granada. With your guide, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace and the Generalife Gardens, an amazing historic site that served as the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom until 1492. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. At night, you may take an optional gypsy tour. This tour is focused on gypsy legends.
Accommodation: Los Angeles Hotel (standard) or Hotel Abades Nevada Palace (superior) in Granada
Day 2: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, relax on the drive to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where the three cultures of Spain – Christians, Moorish and Jewish – are melted together. After lunch (own expense), take a tour of the city’s interesting architectural mix of mosques, synagogues and churches. Wander through the narrow streets and visit Toledo to see famous Damasquinado – an ancient technique of hammering gold into slits in metal, followed by an oxidizing process to create the blackened areas. Proceed to Madrid for dinner (own expense) and an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel Regente (standard) or Hotel Santo Domingo (superior) in Madrid
Day 3: Madrid (B)
Start your morning with breakfast and spend the day exploring Madrid, the capital of Spain. Go on a guided sightseeing tour and see top Madrid attractions such as Plaza de España, one of Madrid's most beautiful squares, where you'll see a statue of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. Enjoy lunch (own expense) and spend the afternoon at your leisure visiting various historical sites, such as Plaza de España, and discovering the enchantments of this beautiful city. Dinner is not included on this day, but your guide will happily recommend the best local restaurants that offer paella, the traditional dish for which Spain is famous.
Accommodation: Same hotel in Madrid
Day 4: Madrid (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before enjoying the whole day on your own to discover scenic views, try local appetizers, or wander through the quaint, narrow streets. See Plaza Mayor, built in typical Herrerian style, and pass by Almudena Cathedral, a place of worship since the city's earliest settlement. Be amazed by the magnificent Templo de Debod, a 4th-century-BC Egyptian temple which was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser and transported block by block to Spain in 1970. At night, relax at an elegant restaurant for dinner (own expense) or check out the local nightlife.
Accommodation: Same hotel in Madrid
Day 5: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, relax on the drive through the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Take an optional walking tour of Cordoba’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest old town in Europe. Visit the Jewish Quarter (Juderia), part of Cordoba's historic center, and follow your guide through its medieval streets. Visit the gorgeous Cordoba synagogue and learn about Cordoba’s Jewish history.
After a break for lunch (own expense), head to the most famous landmark in the city – the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Have a look inside and admire the forest of columns and red-and-white arches. Then, board your coach for the drive to Seville, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa (standard) or Melia Lebreros (superior) in Seville
Day 6: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, spend the day in Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region and the cultural center of Southern Spain. Enjoy a panoramic city tour with your guide and visit sites such as the Cathedral of St Mary, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Then, take a guided walking tour of the Santa Cruz quarter, the former Jewish quarter with winding alleys and picturesque lime-washed houses. See the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcazar, Seville’s magnificent royal palace.
After a short lunch break (own expense), continue your tour around the Alcazar and to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, home to grand Plaza de España. You’ll have the rest of the day to discover more of the city on your own. After dinner (included), you have the option to go on a flamenco tour to see a performance of Spain’s traditional flamenco dance (own expense).
Accommodation: Same hotel in Seville
Day 7: Seville – Ronda – Malaga (B)
Have breakfast in your hotel and head off to Ronda. When you arrive, enjoy free time to discover every corner of this enchanting town independently. At your leisure and expense, stroll through this town of Celtic origin; soak in marvelous views of the valley and mountain range of the Serranía de Ronda; and learn about the history of this town at one of the various museums. In the early afternoon, depart Ronda for Malaga, where your 7-day tour will finish.
Please note: Hotels are subject to change; if this happens, you’ll stay in hotels similar to the ones listed.