Highlights of Andalucia


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Tour : 6800

Single Share available

Overview

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Your 8-day affordable escorted tour of Andalucia begins in sun-kissed Mijas, where you’ll begin by exploring the village and resort towns on the coast. You’ll also visit the beautiful port city of Málaga – the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Your guided tour of Andalucia offers an affordable holiday in some of the most stunning architectural and natural surroundings in southern Spain.

From Málaga, you’ll travel inland to Granada. Your visit to Granada is full of exciting discoveries, including the exquisite example of architectural beauty – the Alhambra Moorish hilltop complex.

From Granada, you’ll travel through Andalucia’s renowned vineyards for wine tasting at a Montilla wine bodega. Next, your guided budget tour of Southern Spain will take you to Cordoba – considered one of Europe’s largest “old towns.” You’ll notice the exotic Moorish architecture and can opt to tour the Cathedral of Cordoba for a sterling example of this ancient design.

You’ll continue further into the heart of the Andalucian countryside to visit the dazzling “City of Towers” – Ecija – before venturing on to colourful Seville. Your local sightseeing guide will show you all the highlights of Andalucia’s capital city – alive with music and the passionate art of flamenco.

You may choose to attend a live flamenco performance, indulge in delicious cuisine, explore the famous Calle Sierpes shopping district, or visit the exquisite Alcazar palace. Returning to Costa del Sol, you’ll journey through the whitewashed villages of the scenic Ruta de Los Pueblos Blancos and Ronda’s dramatic cityscapes and bridges that span the deep El Tajo gorge.

Your Spanish tour through Andalucia is a budget trip through Southern Spain that offers new experiences and priceless memories to last a lifetime.

Highlights

Málaga Orientation drive

Granada Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*

Montilla Visit a wine Bodega

Cordoba Visit

Ecija Visit

Seville Guided sightseeing

Whitewashed Villages Scenic drive

Ronda Visit

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

Single Share available

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Mijas, Spain

Day
1

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the town of Mijas, affording beautiful views over the Mediterranean, or to explore the resort towns of the Costa del Sol. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Mijas - Malaga - 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 BC, 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 to reach 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 AD, this magnificent hilltop palace fortress with its lavish gardens was built by Moorish kings, and is the epitome of architectural beauty.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada - Montilla - Cordoba

Day
4

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cordoba - Ecija - Seville

Day
5

Journey farther into the heart of the Andalusian 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 colorful dance culture awaits during our entertaining optional Flamenco excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
6

The day is yours to explore this beautiful Andalusian 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; or visit the Alcazar, one of the country’s most beautiful palaces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Ronda - Malaga 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

Malaga Area

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Mijas, Spain

Day
1

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the town of Mijas, affording beautiful views over the Mediterranean, or to explore the resort towns of the Costa del Sol. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Mijas - Malaga - 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 BC, 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 to reach 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 AD, this magnificent hilltop palace fortress with its lavish gardens was built by Moorish kings, and is the epitome of architectural beauty.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Granada - Montilla - Cordoba

Day
4

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cordoba - Ecija - Seville

Day
5

Journey farther into the heart of the Andalusian 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 colorful dance culture awaits during our entertaining optional Flamenco excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
6

The day is yours to explore this beautiful Andalusian 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; or visit the Alcazar, one of the country’s most beautiful palaces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Seville - Ronda - Malaga 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

Malaga Area

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

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

Day
8

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

UK

Day
9

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

Things to note

Day 3: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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