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Highlights of Andalucia

Price per person
from £1,157

Check availability and prices for your preferred airport below. To book, please call our travel specialists on 0330 058 8241

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

A sun-drenched southern Spain adventure that sees you exploring grand Moorish landmarks, relaxing in the pretty whitewashed towns of the Andalucian mountains, sampling locally produced wine in a traditional bodega and seeing the fiery Latin spirit in motion at a live flamenco show.

At a glance

  • Malaga Take an orientation drive around the city.
  • Alhambra Roam the complex and the gardens of its lavish palace with the help of an experienced guide, and enjoy incredible views across Granada.
  • Montilla Enjoy a wine-tasting session at a typical Andalucian wine bodega.
  • Seville See the cultural highlights of the city on a guided tour, plus a day's free time to make this beautiful city your own.
  • Puente Nuevo Bridge Walk across Ronda’s iconic bridge, which crosses the deep El Tajo gorge.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Amazing place to visit. Lovely scenery and views....

30th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Amazing place to visit. Lovely scenery and views.

All the locations we visited were excellent and we had...

28th June 2018
Trusted Customer

All the locations we visited were excellent and we had a very knowledgeable, friendly tour guide who took good care of us all. Hotels and food were of a good standard. The coach was comfortable and the standard of driving very high. Some sights such as the Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba were truly exceptional, and there were some lovely surprises like the mosaics in Ekija mjuseum. We went in June and temperatures ranged between upper 20s and upper 30s, so if you don't like the heat go earlier! Low humidity makes it more comfortable, though. The Alhambra gardens are lovely but we were disappointed not to have tickets for entry into the palace. Although we were warned that this might be the case, it would have been helpful to make it in clear in advance that there is sufficient time in the schedule to visit and you can book your own tickets online. Also, the lovely white villages are only visible from the main road - the coach is too big to go into them - so don't expect to stop at them. We were also disappointed to have only 2 hours at Ronda, when we had an entire evening back at our hotel in Mijas. Ronda needs at least 4 hours, preferably longer. We would also have preferred more time in beautiful Cordoba and less in Granada. Overall the holiday was very enjoyable and we loved the range of sights, including the scenery in between the towns. It was very good value for money and we really appreciated the high level of organisation, especially the door-to-door transport. Despite the slight mismatch between the description and the delivery, we'd highly recommend this holiday for anyone wanting a good taste of Andalucia.

Overview

A sun-drenched southern Spain adventure that sees you exploring grand Moorish landmarks, relaxing in the pretty whitewashed towns of the Andalucian mountains, sampling locally produced wine in a traditional bodega and seeing the fiery Latin spirit in motion at a live flamenco show.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Costa del Sol area

Day
1

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

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the beach or to explore the resort towns of the Costa del Sol. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Costa del Sol area - Loja - Granada

Day
2

Begin the day with an orientation drive around the beautiful port city of Málaga, the southernmost large city in Europe and birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BCE, it’s one of the oldest cities in the world and home to two massive hilltop citadels, remnants of Moorish rule. Later, head inland through grandiose scenery for a stop in Loja. Captured and held by the Moors, it was formerly known as Medina Lawsa until it was recaptured by the Christians in 1486 during the Reconquista. Explore this “flower among thorns” before continuing to Granada, located at the foot of the great Sierra Nevada mountain range and at the confluence of four rivers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Granada

Day
3

Join your local guide for a visit to the famous and fascinating Alhambra complex, which Moorish poets described as a “pearl set in emeralds.” Dating back to 889, this magnificent hilltop palace-fortress with its lavish gardens was built by Moorish kings, and is the epitome of architectural beauty. (Please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada - Córdoba

Day
4

Leave Granada and drive through the verdant vineyards of Andalucia for a visit to a typical wine bodega in Montilla. Next stop: Cordoba, perhaps Spain’s most Moorish city. Join the optional excursion to visit the fascinating Cathedral of Córdoba, one of the most important examples of Moorish architecture outside the Arab world. The evening is at leisure, with time to wander through Europe’s second-largest Old Town—an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Córdoba - Seville

Day
5

Journey further into the heart of the Andalucian countryside and stop in picturesque Ecija, the dazzling “City of Towers.” Then, drive to Seville, which legend says was founded 3,000 years ago by the mythological hero Hercules. Included sightseeing with a local guide features many of the city’s highlights. This evening, Seville’s colourful dance culture awaits during our entertaining optional Flamenco excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
6

The day is yours to explore this beautiful Andalucian capital. You could choose to pop into one of the many tapas bars to sample some of the city’s most palate-pleasing specialties, do some shopping on Calle Sierpes, Seville’s most famous shopping district, or visit the Alcazar, one of the country’s most beautiful palaces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol area

Day
7

Today, drive along the scenic ruta de Los pueblos blancos (route of the whitewashed villages) to incomparable Ronda, a town boasting one of the most dramatic cityscapes in the world. Spanning the deep El Tajo gorge, it is known for its fascinating history, charm, and three remarkable bridges that cross the canyon. Drive along the Costa del Sol to reach your hotel for a final overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Costa del Sol area - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Day3: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Enjoy magnificent views of the Sierra with the sea in the background at Ilunion Hacienda del Sol. The hotel is located in a privileged enclave, on a hill in the town of Mijas, between Malaga and Marbella. Enjoy visiting nearby towns such as Fuengirola and Benalmádena; go to the Port of Marbella or let yourself be seduced by the streets of the city of Malaga

  • Location

    Ctra. Mijas-Fuengirola, Km 4, 29650 Mijas, Málaga, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor swimming pool

Corona de Granada

Hotel Corona de Granada is situated in the city centre, 15 minutes’ walk from the city’s cathedral.

  • Location

    Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, 10, Ronda District, 18005 Granada, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Squash court
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor swimming pool

Cordoba - Selu

The Sercotel Selu Hotel is situated in old town Corboda and is defined by its beautiful classical decorations that are found in all parts of the hotel.

  • Location

    Calle Eduardo Dato, 7, 14003 Córdoba, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available

Don Paco

The Hotel Don Paco is located in the historic center of Seville, a city known worldwide for its artistic and cultural wealth. A 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and the Giralda.

  • Location

    Plaza Padre Jerónimo de Córdoba, 4, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool

he Campanile Málaga Airport Hotel is located 2 minutes from the Costa del Sol International Airport and the Málaga Congress and Exhibition Center and 5 minutes from the center of Málaga and the surrounding beaches.

  • Location

    Av. de Velázquez, 212, 29004 Málaga, Spain

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning

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