Group Tour Operator for Holidays to Andalucia, Spain
Seville and Córdoba
Explore Seville and Córdoba, where flamenco, fiesta and history create two southern Spanish cities that burst with life. Explore the maze of cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, flowered balconies and scented orange trees. Experience the authentic Andalucían airs of these two charming cities.Read More
The jewel of Andalucia, Seville
The jewel of Andalucia, Seville is a fascinating city to discover. Especially, the historic Santa Cruz district. Take the time to wander through its streets and perhaps visit the imposing Cathedral, the largest in the world. 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. See the iconic Plaza de España, which adorns many a guide book and the modern ‘Las Setas’.
Walk the bustling sail-covered shopping streets with their historic boutiques. During your visit, seek out the tranquil river bank of the mighty River Guadalquivir or the imposing Maestranza Bull Ring. The city has a thrilling atmosphere, with flamenco music filling the air. The locals are up for dancing at the drop of a hat! You’ll see many impromptu flamenco demonstrations as you walk around. Furthermore, there are many fabulous bars and restaurants to discover as the Sevillanos carry on their party well into the night. With so much to see and do, you’ll soon fall under the city’s charm and want to head back to Seville!
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. A visit to Cordoba, with its crooked streets and beautiful ‘Calle de las Flores’ (Street of Flowers) is an absolute necessity.
See these fascinating cities and why not see more of the region and check out our tour discovering the cultural highlights of Andalucia.
Dates throughout 2021
Travel to Spain
Arrive in Seville, your base for the next four nights.
Today we explore Seville, Andalucía’s capital. A walking tour of the Santa Cruz district, the old Jewish Quarter reveals the city’s secrets and colourful history. Seville’s Cathedral, Europe’s largest Gothic building, is home to the famous Giralda bell tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Nearby, the Royal Alcázar of Seville – a palace originally developed by Andalucía’s Moorish kings with sumptuous design and architecture – is simply a joy to discover. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Plaza de España, an architectural marvel. Built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, it boasts fountains, mini-canals, and colourful tiled maps depicting Spain’s provinces and history. In fact, there’s so much to see that we recommend a guided walking tour in the morning.
We drive east today to visit Córdoba. 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. Córdoba’s most popular attraction is La Mezquita (the Grand Mosque). We drive east today to visit Cordoba. At the heart of the old town, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Cordoba’s most popular attraction, La Mezquita, the Grand Mosque. The design, with nearly a thousand arches and columns, is mesmerising. The design, with nearly a 1,000 arches and columns tells a fascinating history of Spain’s Muslim and Catholic rule. The Torre del Alminar is a 54m-high bell tower. Climb to the top for fine panoramas of the city. The nearby Royal Riding Stables are also well worth a visit!
Seville at Leisure
Enjoy time to explore Seville at leisure. Perhaps cruise down the River Guadalquivir and enjoy panoramic views of the city, or stroll along its banks, where the Torre del Oro tells of the city’s seafaring past. Beside the river lies the world-famous Real Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza – Seville’s imposing, whitewashed bullring. Glimpse scenes of bullfighting, and perhaps even enter the ring! Alternatively, see the Metropol Parasol, known locally as ‘Las Setas’ (The Mushrooms) or visit the historic 17th century Basilica of the Macarena, the thirds largest temple in the world.
Return to the UK
It’s time to bid ¡Adios! to Andalucía and return to the UK.