8-Day Highlights of Andalucia

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Overview

On this tour, you will embark on a carefully curated magical journey around Moorish Andalucia which will allow you to discover some of Spain’s most famous World Heritage Sites. Accompanied by a local tour leader and guided by art historian experts, you will explore and learn about the history of exceptional places in the region such as Granada’s legendary Alhambra Palace, Cordoba’s distinctive Mosque, and the Seville’s majestic Cathedral.

Andalucia is truly a melting pot of culture where history meets and blends with myth. The cultural influences that have washed over Andalucia since the first paintings were etched on cave walls are many: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Vandals.

Ultimately, the most influential of all were the Moors, who named the region “Al-Andalus” and whose 8th-century rule left an indelible imprint on the region’s culture and its customs. This is the legacy that we will explore together on this 8-day Highlights of Andalucia Tour!
Sightseeing
Food & Drink
Culture & Arts
Outdoors & Nature

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Map data ©2024 Google, Inst. Geogr. Nacional

Destination:

Spain

Start:

Granada, Spain

Finish:

Málaga, Spain

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome! Your Andalucia Tour Awaits!

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Welcome!  Your Andalucia Tour Awaits!

Today you'll arrive in Granada and dive straight into tasting the soul of this fabulous city. After getting acquainted with the city and checking in to your hotel, you will venture out on a walking and tapas tour of Granada. You'll explore the Morrish Albaycin quarter, which is constructed on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares. You'll then be taken to some of the most authentic tapas bars in town to induldge in Granadino tapas culture!

Day 2

Discover Granada

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Discover Granada

Today, you'll discover one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture, the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore beautiful Granada. After visiting this architectural wonder, you'll have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the beautiful Generalife Gardens. After lunch, you'll visit the Royal Chapel of Granada, the final resting place of the Spanish Monarchs.

Day 3

Experience the Andalusian Countryside

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Experience the Andalusian Countryside

Today, you'll travel from Granada to Cordoba. En route, you'll stop in the beautiful Montilla where you'll experience an olive oil and wine tour. Olive oil, gastronomy, and wine are part of Andalucia’s popular wisdom and today, you will delve into this fascinating world! You'll have a delicious lunch at the vineyard during your tour. Once you reach Cordoba, you'll venture out on a walking tour to get acquainted with this ancient UNESCO-listed city before enjoying a free evening.

Day 4

Cordoba Heritage

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Cordoba Heritage

Today you'll dive into the ancient history of this city, starting with a visit to the grand Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, one of the most stunning examples of Islamic architecture and the largest mosque in the world. Following this, you'll visit the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba as well as the Alcazar of the Christian Kings. After lunch in a local bodega, you'll have free time to explore. In the evening, you'll enjoy a marvelous equestrian exhibition in which pure-bred Spanish horses are the stars.

Day 5

Madinat Azahara

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Madinat Azahara

Today, before leaving for Seville, you'll visit Madinat Azahara, a UNESCO-listed medieval ancient city that was once the seat of the Caliphate of Cordoba, between the 10th and 11th centuries. En route to Seville, you'll stop by the picturesque city of Carmona to explore and to have lunch overlooking the Guadalquivir Valley. When you reach Seville, you will venture out on a short walking tour of the city before enjoying a free evening to explore further.

Day 6

Experience Seville!

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Experience Seville!

Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and is home to the third largest old town in the whole of Europe. A large part of your day will be spent exploring Seville on a guided walking tour, you'll visit the largest Gothic Church in the world, the Seville Cathedral, and also the Alcazar of Seville among many others. Following some free time in the afternoon, your evening will be spent on experiencing the exciting tapas and flamenco culture of Seville.

Day 7

Ronda and the White Villages

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Ronda and the White Villages

Today, you'll leave Seville for Malaga stopping on the way to spend the day in the outdoors exploring the Grazalema Natural Park, its charming white villages and the picturesque little town of Ronda. Ronda is a mountaintop city home to a stunning deep gorge, ancient bridges and lush river valleys. Moving on from Ronda, you'll explore the charming towns of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, both home to narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Your evening is free to enjoy how you wish.

Day 8

Explore the Mediterranean city

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Explore the Mediterranean city

Malaga is an authentic Mediterranean city steeped in history culture and traditions. Before you finish your Andalucia tour, you'll explore this city and its incredible architecture visiting the Malaga Cathedral and the Alcazaba of Málaga. In the afternoon, your private driver will take you to the airport and bid you a safe onward journey.

Included in Price

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 24 activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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