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Overview

Explore the culture and heritage of Spain’s Andalusia region and much more during this 6-day guided tour from Lisbon to Madrid. Embrace a tour complete with beautiful sights, charm, and flavors in Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Costa del Sol. Plus, see the stunning UNESCO-listed Alhambra and delve into the history in the city of Toledo. During your voyage, you will enjoy five evenings of 4-star or 4-star superior hotel lodgings perfect for relaxing after engaging in a full day of sightseeing.
  • 6-day cities of Andalucia tour from Lisbon to Madrid
  • Combine sightseeing tours of southern Spanish cities with ample free time
  • Explore Cordoba, Seville and Toledo on sightseeing tours and learn about their history
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Alhambra, Granada’s legendary complex
  • See a Seville flamenco show and Granada zambra performance in the Sacromonte Caves, if you wish
  • Enjoy 4- or 4-star superior hotel accommodation in Cordoba, Seville, Granada and on the Costa del Sol
Explore the spectacular region of southern Spain’s Andalucia and experience a 6-day tour that is filled with tapas, flamenco, warm mediterranean weather and Moorish influenced history. Uncover the best of the region with nights spent in Seville, Cordoba, Costa del Sol and Granada. 

Every day except the first day breakfast is complimentary. For all remaining meals, you will have plenty of opportunity to taste local fare at cafes and restaurants (own expense). Your guide can provide recommendations upon request. Select from lodging options of 4-star or 4-star superior hotels in each location. Each accommodation option is centrally located too, so you can conveniently visit the city’s best sites before and after tours.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lisbon – Cáceres – Cordoba (D)
In the early morning, leave central Lisbon by air-conditioned coach to travel east to Spain. Relax on board and listen to your guide explain your tour’s exciting itinerary. After roughly 3.5 hours on the road, arrive in the region of Extremadura, home to the city of Cáceres with its UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Stop to stretch your legs in the city and enjoy some free time. Perhaps use your time to enjoy lunch in one of Cáceres’ many cafes, or explore the Old Town independently to see architecture influenced by both the Moors and the Christians.

Travel onward to Cordoba in the afternoon, and check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Overnight: 4-star superior TRYP Cordoba Hotel or 4-star Hotel Hesperia Cordoba in central Cordoba

Day 2: Cordoba – Seville (B,D)
Enjoy breakfast, and then head out on a 2-hour walking tour of the ancient Moorish city. Explore the pretty, flower-bedecked paths and cobbled side streets that weave around the Mezquita, Cordoba’s famous cathedral-mosque. Head inside the iconic attraction and spend roughly an hour walking around its interior and learning about its history. Converted from a mosque to a church in the 13th century, the building boats a mishmash of architectural styles and influences from different religions.

Your tour finishes in the center of town, so take use of some free time for lunch, and then check out of your hotel. Leave Cordoba in the early afternoon, and travel south to Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. The countryside on your route is legendary, having been immortalized in Don Quixote’s novel Man of La Mancha. Lap it up, and then arrive at your central Seville hotel in the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Overnight: Tourist Class : Catalonia Santa Justa and First Class : Tryp Macarena

Day 3: Seville (B,D)
After breakfast in your hotel, discover the sights and charms of Seville on a 2-hour sightseeing tour by both coach and foot. Sightsee around the ‘expo’ area (near Plaza de España), and then stop for a walk through leafy Murillo Gardens, the perfect place to escape from the heat. Pass Maria Luisa Gardens by coach, and then finish your sightseeing tour at a central location.

In the afternoon, enjoy some free time for lunch and to sightsee at leisure. Perhaps scout out Seville Cathedral — a masterpiece of Gothic architecture — or pay a visit to Real Maestranza Bullring. Any entrance fees are at your own expense.

If you want to experience Seville’s famous culture after dinner, why not experience a traditional flamenco show in town at your own expense? The 1.5-hour show features fiery dancing from some of the city’s top bailors (flamenco dancers) in time to fast-paced live music. Make your own way back to your hotel after the show finishes. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Overnight: Tourist Class : Catalonia Santa Justa and First Class : Tryp Macarena

Day 4: Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol (B,D)
Check out of your Seville hotel after breakfast, and travel further south to the historical city of Ronda, roughly two hours away. As you travel, learn about Ronda’s history and culture from your guide; the city is said to be one of the oldest in Spain with wealth accumulated from trade. Enjoy roughly an hour of free time to grab some lunch or stretch your legs. Look out for the New Bridge that straddles the dramatic El Tajo de Ronda gorge — it’s the town’s eye-catching centerpiece.

Meet back up with your guide to continue your journey south to the Costa del Sol, Spain’s sun-drenched southern coastline. Check in to your Torremolinos hotel, and spend your evening at leisure, perhaps visiting the town’s lively bars. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Overnight: 4-star Sol Principe Hotel, 4-star Sol Don Marco or 4-star Sol Don Pablo in Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

Day 5: Costa del Sol – Granada (B,D)

Leave the Costa del Sol after breakfast in your hotel, and then loop back inland in the direction of Granada. Arrive in the historical Andalucian city in the early afternoon, and admire sights of the stunning mountain range of Sierra Nevada as you travel through town. Your first stop is the Alhambra: Granada’s UNESCO-listed stunner. Head inside the hill-top complex with your guide, and discover its highlights on a 2.5-hour walking tour.

Check in to your hotel after your tour, and enjoy free time in the afternoon to have lunch or exploring independently. Later in the evening, why not head out to see a zambra (Moorish-style flamenco) performance at the famous Sacromonte Caves? The show is not included in your tour, but the opportunity to see passionate gypsy-style dancing in the famous Granadan caves is well worth the extra expense.
Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Alixares or similar, 4-star Gran Hotel Luna or similar

Day 6: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
After breakfast, travel from Granada to the ancient city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The former capital of Spain, Toledo is now cited as the country’s spiritual capital and is home to countless religious monuments and historical landmarks. Learn about the city on a 1.5-hour tour by foot and coach, and see a collection of top Toledo attractions, too. Highlights include outside visits to the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery.

When your sightseeing finishes, return to your coach and start your journey back to Madrid. Your 6-day tour then finishes with a drop-off in central Madrid around early evening.

The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change.

Reviews

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L
, Sep 2017

Except for the transition bus from Lisbon to Spain, the rest of the tour went well. I would suggest a better bus seating arrangement though because of confusion due to tourist coming in and going out of the tour within the 6 Day period.

R
, Jul 2017

Our guide, Maria Delucas, was wonderful. She was patient throughout, even when some people didn't understand the importance of promptness or following directions. Our group was from different countries, and the pace was excellent and interesting. We selected the 4 star option, which I recommend, and all of the hotels met this standard with the exception of the Hesperia in Cordoba, which was below par. We had to change busses 3 times due to mechanical problems, including one with a brand new bus, but the changes were done quickly and without excessive delay. My only suggestion would be to skip Torremolinos, which was too crowded and where we had insufficient time to enjoy and we were dropped off in Madrid on a busy street corner and left to our own devices although Marisa did get us a taxi. An off-street drop off point would be much better.

M
, Jun 2017

A great way to see Southern Spain. Our guide was amusing and informative. there is no need to arrange any other city tours since there is not enough time for them Use your free time to wander around on your own. Make sure you go on the Flamingo show in Seville. It was a highlight of the tour. We took the standard accommodations and found them more than adequate and saved quite a bit
over the Deluxe hotels.

R
, Apr 2017

This trip covered a lot of ground which was both its strength and its weakness. Given the price, the meals, inclusions and accommodations were fine and we certainly saw the highlights and appreciated all of the stops. The local guides were not always very good though and some did not speak English well enough to address our needs. I thought that an extra day and one less stop perhaps omit Costa del Sol may have allowed more time in places and less time on the road. Unfortunately, the bus did not have a washroom which is necessary for a trip of this length with so much time on the road. It was hard to get any detailed information about the trip. I would have appreciated more detailed information at the beginning of the tour to help with my preparations e.g., about the hours of travel, the wifi password, approximate meal times, that hotels had swimming pools etc. and also on a daily basis...perhaps a print out of the day's activities. I did not think that the tour company or the tour guide were very good and would encourage viator to look for a better local company to do this trip.

V
, Dec 2016

Really great tour I had a wonderful time only gripe was fairly old bus

Y
, May 2016

The tourist guide is great and helpful.

S
, Nov 2015

Made everything easier, saw more than we would have under our own steam. Good company, accommodation, food and guides.

f
, Oct 2015

Our tour guide was perfect

Y
, Oct 2015

The group size was really big, at one point over 40 people. It is confusing and time consuming since some people joined the tour in the middle and some dropped out en route for different directions. At one point, one elder lady joined the tour for one day and sat behind me. She was very rude and not let me closing the curtain to shade from the strong sun. The hotels are all decent, and tour director were friendly. But i do not mind paying more for a smaller group. I would not have booked this tour, should VIATOR disclose the approximate group size upfront. So much time wasted to find a missing person, or wait for another person out of WC. Southern Spain is really beautiful, i will return, though not taking this kind of tour.

a
, Jul 2015

This was a great tour that included most of the moorish history of Spain. The mesquite in Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada were the major draw cards of this tour. Also Seville was included and a quick trip to Merida, which wasn't actually on the itinerary. We also had a night at Torremolinos, showing a different side to Andalucia. The optional flamenco o performance was worth seeing. The tour was not rushed and included ample free time. It included breakfast and dinners and was very good value for money. Our guide Oriol was professional and was very helpful especially with hotel check ins. We opted for the tourist hotel and they were fine.


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