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Highlights of Andalucia – Granada, Córdoba, Seville and Malaga

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8 day tour
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Explore the cultural highlights of the southern Spanish region Andalucia. Discover the wonderful history and architecture of Seville, Cordoba and the remarkable and lavish Alhambra palace in Granada. Furthermore, visit Málaga and the medieval town of Antequera. Explore how the Romans and the Moors influenced Southern Spain.

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The jewel of Andalucia, Seville is a fascinating city to discover

The city has a thrilling atmosphere, with flamenco music filling the air, and the locals up for dancing at the drop of a hat. Take the time to wander through the streets and perhaps visit the imposing Cathedral, the largest in the world in the historic Santa Cruz district. Visit the nearby and breathtakingly spectacular Real Alcazar. Additionally, the old palace of Andalucia’s Moorish royals is an ornate masterpiece that will leave you in awe. There is a great range of sights and attractions to explore and visit. During your visit, see the iconic Plaza de España, which adorns many a guide book and the modern ‘Las Setas’.

Córdoba; a blossoming ancient Andalusian city hard to resist

The city of Córdoba on the river Guadalquivir has a lot more of intimate feel than its modern neighbour, Seville.  Yet there are so many historical treasures here to visit and the gleaming gem is La Mezquita (Grand Mosque). The design, with nearly a thousand arches and columns, is mesmerising. The Torre del Alminar is a 54m-high bell tower. Córdoba has such a fascinating history and was once an important Roman city and a major Islamic centre in the Middle Ages. You can also discover the fascinating history and shows at the Spanish Royal Riding School.

Málaga; the soul of the Costa del Sol

Málaga is a bustling port town on the Costa del Sol. Known among the British as a destination for golfing however, Málaga has reinvented itself to become a cultural and gastronomical hub. With its imposing cathedral and maze of streets in the old town the city has a youthful vibrancy. The city that gave the world Picasso has transformed to celebrate it’s artistic side with a buzz of new art galleries in the newly formed art district called Soho and a radical redesign of the port area. Also see the Alcazaba standing atop Gibralfaro Hill or spend your Euros in the swish shops down the picturesque Calle Larios.

See this fascinating region and discover the cities and cultural highlights of Andalucia. If you’re looking to visit southern spain on a more active tour, why not check out our Hiking in the Sierra Nevada tour.


Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Spain

Arrive in Andalucia and travel to your hotel in Antequera, your base for the next seven nights.

Day 2

Antequera and Los Dolmenes

Antequera has the look of a typical medieval town, the Spanish-baroque style giving the town a unique character. Explore the town walls, churches, monasteries, a fortress and Roman ruins. Ascend to the top of town to enjoy a fantastic view over Antequera. Perhaps visit the Museum of Antequera, situated in an interesting old palace, or visit ‘Los Dolmenes’, a pair of ancient dolmen burial
grounds.

Day 3

Cordoba

Visit Córdoba, once the largest city in Europe and take a walk through the well maintained, historical city centre with its winding streets. The beautiful ‘Calle de las Flores’- the Street of Flowers is an excellent example of traditional Moorish street design. See the world-famous La Mezquita, the 1,000 year old mosque which is the second largest in the world. Why not discover the Alcazar or Roman Temple.Founded by the Romans, Córdoba was an important port for shipping olive oil and wine back to Rome, and the ancient Roman Bridge still stands today.

Day 4

Granada and the Alhambra

Today, discover one of Spain’s best known icons. The stunning Alhambra and adjacent Generalife are a Moorish palace, fort and garden complex. Explore the fascinating city of Granada. Walk through the city’s most interesting areas and explore Granada’s city centre. There are many great sights including Spain’s first Renaissance cathedral, the Royal Chapel containing the tombs of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and the Alcaicería (Arab Bazaar).

Day 5

At leisure

A free day to relax in the hotel or explore more of Antequera.

Day 6

Málaga

At the heart of the city of Málaga is a Gothic cathedral surrounded by narrow pedestrian streets. Perhaps visit the fantastic Picasso’s Museum, located in the city centre. Also in the centre is Picasso’s birthplace in Plaza de la Merced. For a panoramic view, climb to the 11th-century Castillo de Gibralfaroand take photos of the wonderful views over Málaga and its harbour.

Day 7

Seville

Our final day in Andalucia takes us to the region’s capital. Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic building in Europe and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Explore the Alcázar of Seville, a royal palace, and the Plaza del España, with fountains and mini-canals, and maps depicting each of Spain’s provinces, then perhaps take a cruise on the River Guadalquivir for panoramic views of the city. See, amongst others, San Telmo Palace, the old tobacco factory, the promenade along the banks of the River Guadalquivir and the Golden Tower. Stop for a walk at Plaza España in the Parque de Maria Luis then visit the legendary Jewish Quarter.

Day 8

Return to the UK

We leave Spain to return to the UK.


Suggested hotel

Hotel Antequera Golf****

With 180 rooms, the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the historical and cultural centre of Antequera.  Antequera-Santa Ana AVE train station is just 15 minutes away and Antequera’s RENFE station is 5 minutes away. Rooms have air-conditioning, TV, minibar, safe and telephone. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and solarium to enjoy the Spanish sun in summer months.


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8 days
2021 dates Prices on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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