Andalucia Tour | Escorted Tour

Country: Spain

Date: 02-10-2021

Duration: 7 nights

from €895 inclusive of tax

Introduction

Explore the stunning and historically significant region of Andalucia on our escorted tour. On this tour, we will take in beautiful cities such as Granada, Cordoba, Antequera and Seville. Spending 3 nights in Seville, you will have ample time to explore the capital city of Andalucia and all it has to offer before transferring to Granada. With a mix of guided tours and free time, this tour provides the perfect combination for a relaxing holiday.

Transport & Accommodation

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Seville
  • Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in 3 star Hotel América, Seville
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in 4 star Hotel Occidental, Granada
  • Daily breakfast and 4 x evening meals served at hotels
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers
  • Transfer from your hotel to Malaga airport for return flight
  • Direct flight from Malaga to Dublin

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Make your way to Dublin airport for your flight to Seville.
    On arrival in Seville, you will meet your guide for the week and be transported from the airport to the city, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. Seville is the capital of Spain's Andalucia region. Seville is famously known for its flamenco dancing, which you will mainly find in the Triana neighbourhood.

    Legend says that Seville was originally founded by Hercules. Although, according to historians, Seville began to flourish during the Tharsis reign. The Phoenician and Greek descendants created a city on the shore of the Guadalquivir and named it Ispal. It was later called Hispalis and is considered to be the origin of Seville. For a time, Seville was dominated by Arabs and many changes occured in the city. Many years later, Ferdinand III The Saint conquested Seville for Christianity and a lot of churches were built to replace mosques. He stayed there until he died and is considered as Seville’s patron saint. Alfonso X, his son, continued his father's work after his death. He established a tolerant reign which allowed the Jewish, Arab and Christian’s knowledge to boom.

    In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America and the Chamber of Commerce was created to deal with relations between Spain and overseas territories. The new American market brought Seville much wealth. Seville became the wealthiest city of Spain. Spain was the most powerful nation in Europe, although the constant wars of the empire saw wealth decrease.

    The 17th century saw the decline of Seville. A plague divided the population by two. After the Independence War and another plague epidemic, Seville experienced a period of prosperity under Queen Elisabeth. In the 20th century, Seville began to grow and flourish as a city. Things began to look up in the 1980's as Seville was named the capital of Andalucía. Seville’s economy began and continues to improve with a mix of tourism, commerce, technology and industry.
    You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at your hotel in Seville.

  • Day 2
    This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel to bring you on a guided tour of Seville which will include a visit to the Cathedral. Popular visited spots in Seville include Royal Alcazar of Seville, Plaza de Espana, Cathedral de Sevilla and La Giralda. You will enjoy dinner at your hotel and stay overnight in Seville.

  • Day 3
    Today you will have a free day to relax and further explore Seville at your own pace. There will also be a guide available to advise on things to do and see on your free day in Seville. Dinner will not be included on day 3 in order to give you the opportunity to explore some of the best local dishes! Return to the hotel at your leisure for overnight. You will stay overnight at your hotel in Seville, this will be your final night in Seville.

  • Day 4
    This morning you will check out of your Seville hotel after breakfast, and begin your journey to Granada.
    After a drive of around 2 hours, you will arrive in Cordoba where you will have a guided tour on arrival. Cordoba was an important Roman city as well as a meaningful site for Muslims in the Middle Ages. It has a variety of tourist attractions such as; the Mosque of Cordoba, the Roman bridge of Cordoba, Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, Torre De Calahorra and much more!

    After your tour you will have free time to have lunch and further explore the city, with the option to visit the famous Mosque. You will then continue to Antequera, for a brief stop. You will have the chance to see it’s famous Bronze Age burial mounds as well as it’s stunning castle.

    You will then board the coach for the last drive of the day to your hotel in Granada. The group will dine at their hotel in Granada and stay overnight. Granada is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's well known for it's medieval style of architecture which you will find all over the city. Bright white buildings resembling royal palaces, with cool blue pools, colourful gardens and cobblestone streets are spotted everywhere. Whilst in Granada you must visit Generalife; a summer palace with magnificent gardens, elegant ornaments and vibrant flowers, Royal Chapel of Granada; an ancient burial site for Catholic kings dating back to the 1500's and Catedral de Granada; a Renaissance cathedral filled with gold and white interior that's know for it's stained glass dome.

  • Day 5
    Today you will have a free day in Granada to relax and recover from the busy previous day.
    Dinner is not included on this evening to allow you the opportunity to explore the numerous restaurant options in Granada. Return to the hotel at your leisure for overnight.

  • Day 6
    This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel to bring you on a guided tour of Granada which will include a visit to the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a stunning palace and fortress complex located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The group will finish the day with dinner and staying overnight at your hotel in Granada

  • Day 7
    Today you will have a free day to relax and further explore Granada at your own pace. Dinner is not included on this evening to allow you the opportunity to explore the numerous restaurant options in the city. Return to the hotel at your leisure for overnight.

  • Day 8
    Morning airport transfer Granada to Malaga airport for departure flight.

Inclusions

  • Group airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Direct, return flights from Dublin
  • Daily breakfast and 4 x evening meals served at hotels
  • 10kg hand luggage & 20kg checked for flights
  • Guided tour of Granada
  • Admission to the Alhambra
  • Guided tour of Cordoba
  • Guided tour of Seville

Notes

  • Price per person sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Prices are inclusive of airline taxes and charges
  • Passengers are entitled to check in one standard piece of luggage subject to airline’s conditions
  • Single rooms are on request at a supplement of €280 (€40 per night)
  • A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required for booking
  • A buy on board catering system is available on flights
  • Licensed as a Tour Operator and Travel Agent by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in compliance with UK & European regulations. T.O. 052 | T.A. 0689