An Andalucian Discovery

From £1,304.10
Duration 10 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
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From £1,304.10
Duration 10 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Discover the 'real' Spain on this fascinating grand tour. Starting out from Mijas, your journey first takes you through the Andulucian Mountains to Seville, stopping at the picturesque cliff-top town of Rhonda to discover the 600ft deep El Tajo gorge and typical whitewashed houses. In Seville, a guided tour introduces highlights such as the Gothic cathedral and the Barrio Santa Cruz area, and you may opt to enjoy an evening of flamenco dancing. Your holiday continues as you head to Jerez, where you'll visit a bodega to learn about the town's famous sherry and enjoy a tasting. Then discover the rich history of Cadiz, the oldest populated city in Europe, and the city of Cordoba, home to one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, the Mezquita, and Granada, where you'll explore the magnificent Alhambra Palace and the lovely Generalife Garden. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return direct flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Ronda tour including El Tajo gorge
  • Explore Seville, the home of flamenco
  • Sherry tasting in Jerez
  • Cadiz guided tour
  • Visit Cordoba and its Mezquita
  • Granada's magical Alhambra Palace
  • Visit Malaga and the Picasso Museum​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Malaga

After flying to Malaga, on Spain's Costa del Sol, we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel in Mijas.​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Ronda - Seville

We'll take to the road this morning and travel through the Andalucian Mountains to Seville. On the way we're going to stop at the picturesque cliff-top town of Ronda. Here, a Local Guide will talk you through all its highlights. You'll see the 600ft-deep El Tajo gorge that divides the town in two and the ancient bridge spanning it. You'll also head to the southern side of town to admire its typically Andalucian whitewashed houses.​ Arrive in Seville in time for a traditional Spanish dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Seville

Andalucia's regional capital is, as all opera fans will know, the setting for Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Your tour includes the main highlights, including the Gothic cathedral and the Barrio Santa Cruz area. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Seville - at Leisure

This morning you've got time to relax, before an optional second trip to Seville in the afternoon. This time you'll enjoy a guided tour of the Alcazar, the royal palace built on the site of a Moorish fort. In the evening, you might wish to join our optional flamenco show. Andalucia, and in particular Seville, is known for this dramatic and passionate art form.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Seville - Jerez

Today we journey to the town of Jerez. On arrival you can explore at leisure, or join an optional tour to vist the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art. Here you'll learn all about the classical traditions of Spanish Baroque horsemanship and see how the horses and riders prepare for competitions. You'll then take your seat in the auditorium to watch a mesmerising equestrian performance accompanied by traditional music and costumes. 
In the afternoon we'll enjoy a visit to bodega to learn all about the production of Jerez's famous sherry with a tasting included, of course.
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Meals included: B

Day 6 Cadiz

Venture out from Jerez today and discover the rich history of Cadiz, widely acknowledged as the oldest populated city in Europe. Your tour will uncover its ancient mansions, scenic plazas, picturesque churches and more. 

Meals included: B

Day 7 Jerez - Cordoba - Granada

Our destination today is Granada, which we will reach via a visit to Cordoba. This city's crowning glory is one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, the Mezquita, or Great Mosque. After a tour inside, we'll have time to explore the maze of winding streets and picturesque squares of the Jewish quarter.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Granada

You really can't visit Granada without a trip to the Alhambra Palace, so as well as your city tour today, that's exactly where you're heading. Built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th centuries, this magnificent complex is complemented perfectly by the lovely Generalife Gardens, which you'll also discover.​

Meals included: B

Day 9 Granada - Malaga - Mijas

This morning we're off to Malaga for a tour of its Old Town and a visit to the Picasso Museum – the celebrated artist was born in the city. Later we're going to head back to the whitewashed Andalucian village of Mijas for a final evening.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Malaga - UK

​Today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: The TRH Hotel Mijas is located on an incline, therefore there are a number of steps within the hotel and grounds.​

  1. Favourite Moment

    Be awestruck by the sheer size and intricate detail of the UNESCOlisted Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world.

Accommodation

Hotel TRH Mijas

The TRH Mijas is a beautiful 4 star hotel located in the centre of Mijas offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, health club, snack bar tennis court and sun terrace. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, TV and hairdryer.

Hotel Hesperia Sevilla

Hipotels Barrosa Garden

Hotel Urban Dream Granada

Centrally located and a contemporary design make Urban Dreams Hotel Granada are great property to stay at. There are also some excellent facilities at the hotel including an in-house restaurant and bar. Rooms are air conditioned and are well equipped with a TV, fridge and private facilities. Complimentary WIFI is also available.

Hotel TRH Mijas

The TRH Mijas is a beautiful 4 star hotel located in the centre of Mijas offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, health club, snack bar tennis court and sun terrace. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, TV and hairdryer.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.