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Delve into the unique charms of Andalucia – from its clifftop cities in the Sierra Nevada to its gastronomy, flamencos and fiestas! Begin your tour in Madrid, sampling the culinary gems of the city as you hop across popular eateries with a local food expert. In the Andalucian city of Seville, take a personalized walk through its historic neighborhoods and discover its 2000-year history. With plenty of time planned for your explorations in Seville, you can always return to your favorite spots at leisure.

Set out for the historic village of Ronda – a darling of photographers thanks to its stunning location atop the El Tajo gorge. A favorite of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, stroll through its cobbled streets with a local expert as you take in its Moorish architecture. Afterward in Granada, travel back to the time of the Moors as you roam the imposing Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens with your guide. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy soaking in panoramic views of the countryside while hiking up mountain trails near the Alpujarras villages. End your tour in the gorgeous city of Cordoba, exploring its winding streets and architectural marvels with an expert.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3MadridRoyal Palace, Prado & Sofia Reina Museum, El Retiro Park, Gran ViaCatalonia Las Cortes, URSO Hotel & Spa
3 - 5SevilleRoyal Alcázar, Cathedral, Old Jewish Quarter, Plaza de España, TapasHotel H10 Casa de la Plata, Corral del Rey
5 - 8GranadaAlhambra Complex, Palacio de Generalife, Albaicín DistrictHotel Casa 1800 Granada, Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos
8 - 10CórdobaMosque-Cathedral, Roman Bridge, Alcazar of the Christian MonarchsNH Collection Amistad Córdoba, Las Casas de la Judería de Córdoba
10 - 10MadridRoyal Palace, Prado & Sofia Reina Museum, El Retiro Park, Gran Via

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  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Your English-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Madrid airport and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Madrid

2 Nights

The beautiful city of Madrid serves the global traveler an amalgamation of Spain’s glorious history and modern culture on a platter.

Included Activities

A Night of Tapas
Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene, accompanied by a local expert guide, after dusk. Take a walk through stylish neighborhoods dotted with centenary bars and cozy taverns tucked away in lively cobbled streets. Getting introduced to Spanish cuisine while listening to live commentary, learn about the origins, inspirations, and ingredients of tapas. Interacting with madrileños over vermouth – Madrid’s national drink – join in on the city’s aperitif ritual. Test your Spanish skills by ordering tapas plates from the daily chalkboard menus. Savor an assortment of traditional and modern gourmet tapas paired with an array of regional drinks. Expect to try Iberian ham, salted cod croquettes, cheeses, olive oils, eggplants with honey, Spanish omelets, and chickpea stew among others. Round this off with a plate of typical Spanish desserts, and knowledge of Madrid’s hidden gems before dispersing. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Taxi Transfers; Tapas and drinks included; Fitness level: Easy)

Discover the City of Madrid and it’s Attractions
Discover old Madrid on this historic walk through the city’s 17th century Austrian Quarter, in the company of your local English speaking guide. Stroll down popular old streets like the Bailen and Mayor Streets, lingering around the many plazas surrounded by public buildings, monasteries and magnificent palaces. Walk past Plaza de la Villa, marked by the old Town Hall, and Plaza de Oriente by which the Royal Palace stands. Other town squares are Plaza del Conde de Miranda and Plaza Mayor. Walk into the 18th century Royal Palace, which once housed royal receptions, hosted foreign dignitaries and saw the signing of historic treaties. Before returning to your hotel, stop for a delicious round of chocolate and churros. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Private Activity & Taxi Transfer; Drink & Snack tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
URSO Hotel & Spa – Opt 2
RoomUrso Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Madrid train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Madrid to Seville (Duration: 3 hrs).

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Seville train station and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Seville

2 Nights

Seville is a city of flamenco music and dance, of medieval Moorish history and architecture, wild parties, grand parades and fiestas.

Included Activities

Discover Seville on Your Own
Lose yourself in the medieval lanes of the picturesque city of Seville. Visiting the Réal Alcazar palace complex, marvel at the Mudéjar architecture, along with beautiful gardens, fountained courtyards, and sumptuous accommodations. See the dozens of chapels and the tomb of Christopher Columbus at the expansive Gothic-style Seville Cathedral. Enjoy cityscape vistas from atop the La Giralda Tower next door. Stroll about on pedestrianized streets at the historic Santa Cruz neighborhood replete with quaint buildings and pretty squares. Drop by the city’s many museums and churches, or step into ceramics workshops of the artsy Triana district. Interact with locals at the atmospheric Plaza de España, highlighted by a curved palace that overlooks a canal. (Half Day; Self Organized Activity; No Guide; No Transfers Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Walking Explorations of Seville
Explore the highlights of sun-drenched Seville as you traverse its historical neighborhoods. Soaking up the Andalusian vibe, begin your tour with a visit to the Seville Cathedral that houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Marvel at the expansive structure that showcases stunning late Gothic architecture, and features dozens of chapels inside. Drop by Giralda bell-tower next door, which is a minaret of the former mosque on this site, and enjoy panoramic vistas of the city. Continue onward to the 14th century Royal Alcázar of Seville that is still in use by the Spanish royal family. Strolling through ornamental gardens and beautiful courtyards of this palace complex, admire the Mudéjar, Islamic, and Gothic styles of architecture. Finally, navigate the maze of narrow streets at Seville’s former Jewish quarter Santa Cruz that features colorful houses, and intimate plazas dotted with orange trees. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Room Atrium View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Corral del Rey – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 8

Your English-speaking chauffeur will drive you from Seville to Granada in a private vehicle. En route you will have an activity. (Duration without stops: 3 hrs)

Granada

3 Nights

Comfortably ensconced at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain, the grand Andalusian city of Granada is best known for the Alhambra, the symbol of Europe’s colorful Moorish history from the middle ages.

Included Activities

En Route: Discover Ronda
Enjoy an exciting day out exploring the various tourist attractions of Ronda, a picturesque village perched on a dramatic rocky promontory. Soak in views of the El Tajo Canyon from the cliffs that afford views of the Punto Nuevo, an 18th century bridge built over the Guadalevin river. After taking in panoramic vistas of valleys and mountains of the Andalusian countryside from the Alameda del Tajo, visit the Arab Walls and Arab Baths. Drop by the neoclassical Ronda arena and learn about this birthplace of bullfighting heritage. Get an understanding of Ronda’s history at the 14th century Mondragón Palace that showcases Moorish architecture. Stroll on the quaint cobbled streets flanked by handsome mansions, and people-watch at the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent or admire the Santa María la Mayor Church. Explore the Ronda wine route to savor the many regional boutique wineries, before continuing onward to Seville. (Full Day; Private En route Activity & Transfer; Wine tasting included; Fitness level: Easy)

Go Back in Time at the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fortified palace complex of Alhambra and the beautiful Generalife gardens in Granada. Learn about the history of the place that was built by the Nasrid emirs in 1238. A symbol of the end of 800 years of war against the invading Moors, it is also known for being the place where Columbus got permission from the Queen to set sail to America. Marvel at the distinctive features of the monument – an Alcazaba (fortress), an Alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one. Visit the Torres Bermejas, the Cuarto de Comares (Chamber of Comares), the Puerta de la Justicia (Gate of Justice), and the Cuarto de Los Leones (Chamber of the Lions) – all masterpieces of Arab architecture. Visit the beautiful Generalife Gardens, which used to be a recreation house of the sultans. (Duration: 2.5 hrs; Private Activity and One-Way Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; A tour guide, and entrance fees are included).

Authentic Flamenco Show
Enjoy a spirited Zambra show, the local form for Flamenco, in one of the historic Sacromonte caves. Meet your guide in downtown Granada – known as one of the birthplaces of flamenco, and continue on to a cave in the gypsy neighborhood that has been converted into a tablao for the flamenco show. Explore the magical quarter and learn more about its history before the show begins. As you sip a drink, watch the dancers, singers, and musicians amid the rustic setting. Your guide will explain the history of the dance, which can be traced back to the nuptial rituals of the Moors in the city. After a spectacular performance, return to your hotel. (Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; Taxi Transfers; Drink included; Fitness level: Easy.)

Enjoy Hiking & Exploring in Alpujarras
Hike up the mountain villages of Alpujarras along deep valleys set against the backdrop of the snowy Sierra Nevada. Listen to your guide’s narration of the area’s history starting from when the Moors moved here resisting the Christian conquest. Enjoy a scenic hike through the historic white-stone Mozarabic style houses perched on the rugged terrain amid lush greenery to discover why the place is called ‘the country of nowhere’. Get a flavor of the traditional lifestyle of the villagers as you observe them going about their daily routines including plowing their terraced farmlands with mule-drawn plows. Learn more about how these terraces are fed by snow-melt and spring water from the mountains by a network of irrigation channels – a technique used by the Islamic Moors of Arab and Berber descent that sustains local farming even today. Relish a traditional meal of Alpujarreño at a local restaurant before you return to your hotel. (Duration: 8 hours; Private Activity and Transfers; Fitness level: Moderate; Lunch and Drinks Included; Includes a private guide.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDreamer Alabaster Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 8 - 10

Your English-speaking chauffeur will drive you from Granada to Cordoba in a private vehicle. En route you will have an activity. (Duration without stops: 2.5 hrs)

Córdoba

2 Nights

Cordoba’s colorful historical past and an equally vibrant present brought together with a medieval Islamic heritage delights travelers from all over the world.

Included Activities

En Route: Discover Úbeda and Baeza on Your Own
Visit the fascinating highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, Renaissance cities of Ubeda and Baeza, on this enroute stop from Granada. Admire the Renaissance buildings mostly designed by Andrés de Vandelvira, one of the most prestigious architects of the time. As you enter Ubeda, pass through the wall of olive groves that marks the edge of the town, and notice how it gives way to carved stone facades amidst white houses. Visit the Plaza de Vazquez de Molina, the El Salvador Chapel, the Santa María de Los Reales Alcázares Church and the Las Cadenas Palace – all of which will take you back to the town’s history. Continue to the charming town of Baeza where all religious landmarks are centered around the Cathedral with its rare carvings of flowers and birds. Don’t forget to stop at the facades of the Palace of Jabalquinto and the Seminary of San Felipe Neri, before you continue to Cordoba. (En-route Activity; Full Day; Private Activity; No guide; Private Transfer; No Admissions Included; Fitness level: Easy.)

Walking Explorations of Cordoba
Admire the historic architectural highlights of Cordoba that hark back to the time when it was the capital of Islamic Spain. Visit the multi arched La Mezquita mosque-turned-Catholic church with its columned prayer hall, Byzantine mosaics, and the Renaissance-style nave. Admire the iconic Roman Bridge that was originally built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river. Take a trip back in time as you stroll through the fascinating narrow lanes in the Jewish Quarter past well-preserved Medieval-era buildings including the Calle Judios is Casa de Sefarad museum and the city’s traditional flower-adorned patios. Drop into the famous Alcazar that was once the residence of monarchs, a defense fortress, and was even a garrison for Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. Admire the distinct Mudejar architecture of the oldest remaining synagogues which survived the Spanish inquisition. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Tour guide, and entrance fees included.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 10 - 10

Your English-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Cordoba train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Cordoba to Madrid (Duration: 2 - 2.5 hrs).

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Madrid train station and accompany you to the Madrid airport in a private vehicle

Madrid

0 Nights

The beautiful city of Madrid serves the global traveler an amalgamation of Spain’s glorious history and modern culture on a platter.

International Airport

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 6,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Madrid – Seville
    • Cordoba – Madrid
  • All activities as listed :
    • Madrid: A Night of Tapas
    • Madrid: Discover the City of Madrid and it’s Attractions
    • Seville: Discover Seville on Your Own
    • Seville: Walking Explorations of Seville
    • Granada: En Route: Discover Ronda
    • Granada: Go Back in Time at the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
    • Granada:  Authentic Flamenco Show
    • Granada: Enjoy Hiking & Exploring in Alpujarras
    • Cordoba (Spain): En Route: Discover Úbeda and Baeza on Your Own
    • Cordoba (Spain): Walking Explorations of Cordoba
  • A Mercedes car for all your transfers and drives within Spain
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Andalucia’s Golden Triangle

10 days $ 6,590 / person

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