Highlights of Andalucia

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Highlights of Andalucia

Moorish architecture, citrus groves and flamenco - images of the real Spain abound in this mesmerizing sun-kissed southern province.

With highlights including sightseeing around the picturesque Andalucian capital, Seville, as well as discovering unique architecture whilst overlooking the scenic sights of the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Andalucia undoubtedly boasts something to please all tastes.

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  • Cordoba and the Mezquita Cordoba and the Mezquita
  • Maria Luisa Park & Plaza De Espana Maria Luisa Park & Plaza De Espana
  • Plaza d'Espana, Seville Plaza d'Espana, Seville
  • View to the Alhambra, Granada View to the Alhambra, Granada
  • Giralda Tower & Cathedral, Seville Giralda Tower & Cathedral, Seville
  • Alhambra, Granada Alhambra, Granada
  • Plaza d'Espana, Seville Plaza d'Espana, Seville
  • Malaga Malaga
  • Ronda Ronda
  • Plaza De Espana, Seville Plaza De Espana, Seville

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Malaga area.

Fly to Malaga where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 2 : Malaga area - Loja - Granada.

Begin the day with an orientation drive around Malaga, before heading inland through grandiose scenery stopping in Loja, formerly the Moorish town of the Medina Lawsa, captured by the Christians in 1486 during in the Reconquista. Arrive in Granada, located at the foot of the great Sierra Nevada mountain range, where you will stay for two nights. The rest of the day is yours so why not join the optional city sightseeing to discover the delights of the ancient Moorish city of Granada. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Granada.

Today sees one of the highlights of your trip - your included sightseeing tour of the famous and fascinating Alhambra complex with a local guide. This splendid example of intricate Moorish architecture stands on a hilltop overlooking the city and is backed by the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 : Granada - Cordoba.

Drive through the undulating vineyards of Andalucia, for a stop in Montilla where you'll visit a typical Andalucian wine bodega. Next to Cordoba. This is perhaps Spain's most Moorish city and an optional tour takes you to what used to be its great mosque - known as one of Islam's greatest pieces of architecture outside the Arab world - which is now a Catholic cathedral. You'll enjoy the old whitewashed houses with their patios opening onto the winding streets and small squares. The afternoon is at leisure. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Cordoba - Seville.

Journey further into the very heart of Andalucia, to the picturesque town of Ecija, then drive through Carmona, dominated by an ancient Alcazar. Just a few more miles brings you to the elegant city of Seville. Here you will have the rest of the day to find your bearings and do a little exploring on your own, or join us for an optional city sightseeing to see many of the city's highlights. In the evening you have the chance to experience the colourful spectacle of Seville's famous dance culture at our optional Flamenco excursion. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Seville at Leisure.

The day is yours to do some serious sightseeing around the beautiful Andalucian capital. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Seville - Ronda - Malaga area.

Today, drive along the beautiful scenic "Route of the Bulls", and then a stop in Ronda. This is a town full of historic charm with pretty streets and three stunning bridges, the highlight being the Puente Nuevo, a spectacular 18th century bridge offering sheer breathtaking views of the Tajo Gorge. We then continue past the beautiful white-washed Andalucian villages on the way to Malaga, where we spend the night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8 : Malaga area - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in the Costa del Sol. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Seville:Don Paco (3*)
  • Malaga:Tryp Malaga (4*). <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • Malaga:Silken Puerta Malaga (4*)
  • Granada:Don Juan (3*)
  • Cordoba:Selu (3*)

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Individual Audio System
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option - see page 13

Holiday Highlights

  • Malaga
  • Alhambra Guided visit
  • Montilla Wine bodega visit
  • Cordoba
  • Seville
  • Ronda

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 80% (15 reviews)

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I think if travellers had been told a week before travelling that there were no tickets to visit the Alhambra as a group, there would have been time for people to obtain their own entry tickets on line and therefore visit what should have been one of...


Thoroughly enjoyed all the venues we visited. Everything was well organised and ran like clockwise. The tour manager was extremely friendly, informative and helpful. Pity we didn't have just one more day in Seville as there is a lot to see and obvi...


Visiting the Alhambra palace was down as a highlight but head office did not get daytime tickets and we only got a late night visit to the summer palace starting at 9.30pm. Reason for going on tour was the attraction adaytime visiti to the Alhambra. ...


I enjoyed the holiday and was only marred by the Alhambra tour which did not come up to expectations.


The intention of the holiday was to see the Alhambra complex in Granada. The visit was for 60 minutes at night under floodlight. The visit only concentrated on the gardens and was hazardous to people with walking difficulties due to the dark. The who...


Highlight of tour was Alhambra - very disappointing as taken there at 10pm when tired, footsore and ready for bed. Itinerary had this as the next day, not an evening tour. Had to walk a long way over rough paths, it was dark, then herded through too ...


The optional excursion in Granada was very poor value for money. It is the worst value for money excursion I have ever done


Bowled over by the beauty and wealth of history in this area. Our tour guide Boris was excellent and very helpful.


Fantastic tour director, great itinerary, saw everything I'd wanted to, exceeded expectations


A holiday completely ruined through incompetence.


See above


On the whole it is okay, let down by a couple of not up to par hotels.


Hotel in Granada- Don Juan, was not adequate for our holiday.




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Highlights of Andalucia

Hatija Feltham 03/07/2013

I wish to draw your attention to Boris Perisic and David Garcia Soldado (tour guides). My compliments to Boris for his enthusiastic, caring and exemplary way in which he conducted himself to each and every person on our tour. He was attentive and in good humour at all times and his commentaries on sights he was pointing out to us was historically and explanatory, which made our holiday most memorable.

Please pass on my compliments to him. David Garcia Soldada was our Cordoba guide. He was informative and passionate about Cordoba and in particular the Alhambra Palace. My compliments to him too.


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