Touring: Gems of Andalusia and Costa del Sol-8 days

Come and discover the cultural wealth of Southern Spain in this eight day tour. Visit the fabled exotic cities of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo with their Moorish architecture and vibrant sensuous street life. Learn how Islamic, Jewish and Catholic elements combined to produce an unparalleled flowering of culture in the Middle Ages and then spend some a few days relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol.

After leaving Madrid, we'll cross the plains of La Mancha, home to Don Quixote heading for Cordoba. Here we'll visit the famous Mosque and the old Jewish Quarter before continuing to Seville where we'll spend the night. After breakfast we'll go on a panoramic sightseeing tour of this vibrant, sensual city, passing the Cathedral, the old Santa Cruz neighbourhood and the Maria Luisa Gardens. Then in the afternoon you'll have plenty of time to explore by yourself with the option of going to a flamenco show in the evening.

After breakfast we'll drive through the mountains to the Costa del Sol. We'll spend three days here. Soak up some sun at one of the area's many beautiful beaches or take one of the many optional excursions and explore the area's stunning coastline and beautiful interior .

Early in the morning on Day 7 we'll head for the mythical city of Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain before their final defeat in 1492. Here we'll go on a guided tour of the stunning place complex of La Alhambra, said to be one of the world's most beautiful buildings and the Generalife gardens, a paradise on earth for the city's Islamic rulers. We'll spend the night here and if you wish you can go on an optional evening flamenco tour.

The last day of this tour will take us to the Imperial City of Toledo, where the three cultures of Mediaeval Spain (Christian, Islamic and Jewish) lived together in peace for centuries. We'll go on a sightseeing tour of the city's main monuments and you'll also have time to explore the atmospheric narrow streets for yourself before returning to Madrid.

Meeting/ Pick up point: Plaza de España, 7.
Duration: 8 days.
Start or opening time: Departure every Monday at 8.30am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Includes guided panoramic tours in Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo, tour escort during the whole trip, travel by air conditioned luxury coach / bed and breakfast in selected class and 7 dinners. Clients from “T” Tourist Class will be accommodated at Catalonia Santa Justa **** (Seville), Sol Principe **** (Costa del Sol) and Los Angeles **** (Granada) and clients from “A” First Class will be accommodated at Meliá Lebreros **** (Seville), at Melia Costa del Sol **** (Costa del Sol) and Abades Nevada Palace **** (Granada).

What´s included

Meal

Drinks

Assistance or guided tour

Admissions

What´s not included

Equipment

Optional meal

Product price detail

In Spanish, T class

For cancellation up to 3 days, a full refund will be given. For cancellation up to 1 days, 50% refund will be given.
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