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Fly & Drive - Spain

Wonders of Andalusia

Highlights

  • Experience impressive cities and unique attractions

  • Get to know Seville, Ronda, Granada, and Cordoba

  • Discover Spain's Moorish heritage

  • Stay in four-star category hotels incl. breakfast

  • Flexibility: with or without a rental car

Description

Important buildings, impressive landscapes, flamenco, and cultural treasures await you on this tour of Andalusia.

You can choose to drive a rental car. Get to know the beauty of the region and the Spanish way of life at your own pace on the road, and enjoy the uniqueness of the region.

Destination

Europe

Granada - Cordoba - Sevilla - Ronda

Our partner agency will warmly welcome you to the Málaga Airport and transport you in a luxurious vehicle, or you will receive your rental car (optional). Enjoy the relaxed drive through the country’s mountain landscape as stunning views accompany you to the first hotel in central Granada.

After you arrive in Granada, end the day relaxing at your first accommodation.

Málaga Airport - Granada: about 1 hour 15 minutes / approx. 120 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Granada, Spain

After breakfast at the hotel, you can spend the day exploring the city.

Granada is one of the most famous strongholds of the Andalusian Moorish culture and most famous for its Alhambra. Stroll through the city’s several centuries of history with a private guide. Palaces, gardens, and fountains showcase the diversity of Moorish architecture. Plan enough time to explore this unique city: whether it's the surrounding city wall (Alcazaba), the (Nasrid palaces) with the Court of the Lions (Patio de los Leones), or the summer palace, Generalife.

Enjoy impeccable views of the entire castle from the Plaza San Nicolas. In Sacromonte, discover the cave houses that are still inhabited today. Let the flamenco sounds charm you as you roam the city streets. Visit the eerily beautiful royal chapel and see the tombs of the Granada Catholic kings.

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Overnight stay with breakfast in Granada, Spain

Have breakfast at the hotel and look forward to the next stage of the trip: Cordoba.

The city’s most important building is the Mezquita de Córdoba. Emir Abd ar-Rahman I began the construction of the mosque in 785 and expanded it several times. Today, it’s the third-largest in the world because of its 23,000 m² extensions. About 860 marble columns in parallel rows support two arches on top of each other and create a colorful play of light and shadow. In 1236, the year of the reconquest by the Christians, the mosque was consecrated as a Christian cathedral. The mosque was once so large that one could build a vast Renaissance nave in the middle.

During a walk through the Jewish quarter in the city's heart, it feels as if time has stood still. Many other sights, such as the Plaza de las Tendillas and the Palacio de Viana, will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Optional tour available for booking: Private walking tour through the city and to the mosque. Explore the main city sites and landmarks in the center with a private guide.

Travel time Granada - Cordoba: about 2 hours 30 minutes / approx. 170 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Cordoba, Spain

Start the morning with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, and afterward, make your way to the capital of Andalusia. Seville welcomes you with its turbulent history of Roman, Gothic, and Moorish rule, reflecting in the fabrics of the city’s architecture. The city’s atmosphere is an exciting blend of influences, with buildings in Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Relish city views from the Guadalquivir River. Choose a quaint restaurant and enjoy tapas in the city that originated them! You can also order small specialties and cold drinks.

Travel time Cordoba - Seville: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes / approx. 145 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Seville, Spain

Seville is known as the city of joy because of its colorful alleys and flower-decked courtyards throughout the historic plazas and numerous tapas bars. There are fountains, churches, and other sights in the city center that dot the narrow streets and squares.

In the medieval Jewish Quarter and the Barrio Santa Cruz, there is movement day and night, which takes you back to the time of Al-Andalus between 711 and 1492.

Visit the old town, the Maria de la Sede Cathedral, the Plaza de España (known from the TV series Game of Thrones), the Moorish palace Alcázar, the Maestranza bullring, the Plaza de America, and other city highlights.

In the evening, you can enjoy excellent Andalusian cuisine in one of the many small restaurants on the Alameda de Hercules, as well as have cold drinks in the bars and discos.

You can book optional tours: A horse-drawn carriage ride with a personal guide or a relaxing cruise on the Guadalquivir river.

Two nights with breakfast in Seville, Spain

Start the morning with a hearty breakfast in your hotel, then continue to Ronda. Enjoy a relaxing ride through the stunning landscape, inviting you to take short breaks for photo opportunities. Breathtaking panoramas will lead you through green valleys and diverse rocky worlds.

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Ronda is spectacularly situated on a rocky plateau and presents itself as one of the largest "white villages" in the region. The 100 meters deep El Tajo canyon separates the old town and the new town. Since the 18th century, Puente Nuevo, the New Bridge, has connected the separate sides. Stroll through the uncluttered city and discover the quaint houses and alleys. The house’s white facades are the typical architecture of the town.

After the last breakfast, pack your bags and say goodbye. We hope you had a wonderful time in Andalusia with many unforgettable experiences during your stops. How about an extension in Spain? We would be happy to advise you on this.

Insider tip: If you still have time before your flight home, make a detour to Júzcar on Ronda's route to Granada. The hidden village in the mountains greets its visitors with bright blue colors and bright white Andalusian villages. In 2011, the entire town was painted blue to promote the film The Smurfs. Therefore, it also has the nicknamed “Smurfs Village.” Stroll through the small alleys, discover Smurf figures and murals, and encounter the lively blue characters!

Travel time Ronda - Granada Airport: approx. 2 hours / approx. 180 km

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Hotel Abades Recogidas****, Granada (Two nights)

Hotel Abades Recogidas nestles in Granada’s center and is about a ten-minute walk from Plaza Nueva. Its ideal location on Recogidas Street makes it easy to find the fascinating shops, bars, and traditional Spanish restaurants just a few minutes’ walk away.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have parquet floors. Other amenities include a TV, free WiFi, a minibar, and a bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Hotel Macià Alfaros****, Cordoba (One night)

Hotel Macià Alfaros is set in a traditional Andalusian building near Cordoba's famous Mezquita and the Jewish Quarter. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Palacio de Viana and less than 10 minutes from the Maciá.

The hotel boasts elegant décor, air-conditioned, spacious rooms, and an outdoor pool. Each room includes a flat-screen satellite and free WiFi.

Los Alarifes serves traditional Spanish dishes, and a breakfast buffet is served every morning.

Hotel Casas de la Judería ****, Seville (Three nights)

Spanish corridors and courtyards connect the hotel's 27 traditional Sevillian houses in Seville's old Jewish quarter.

All rooms are traditionally decorated with antique furniture, wooden floors, and French windows.

There is a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city, open from June to September. From Thursday to Sunday, you can enjoy live music in the piano bar.

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria****, Ronda (One night)

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa was built in 1906 in Victorian style, and since then has been renovated. You can enjoy spectacular views of El Tajo Gorge and the famous Puente Nuevo bridge from many corners of the hotel. The elegant, modern furnished rooms include air-conditioning, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, and a modern bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

For an extra fee, you can use the wellness area. Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, hydromassage whirlpool, Scottish shower, ice-cold bucket shower, ice fountain, sauna, and fitness room. As you relax on the terrace, you can enjoy the panoramic view.

Azahar serves Andalusian and Mediterranean dishes.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights

Including

  • Seven nights in the above-mentioned accommodations or similar:

    • Two nights at Hotel Abades Recogidas**** with breakfast in a standard room, Granada

    • One night at Hotel Macia Alfaros**** with breakfast in a standard room, Cordoba

    • Three nights at Hotel Casas de la Juderia**** with breakfast in a standard room, Seville

    • One night at Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria**** with breakfast in a standard room, Ronda

  • 24-hour telephone assistance

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.11.20 - 28.02.21

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services
  • Rental car
  • Personal expenses, such as tips and minibar
  • Insurance

Notes

  • Prices do not apply to trade fair dates or congress times

  • Single rooms on request and at an additional cost

  • You can book alternative round trip types upon request: 3* and 5* options

  • We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary and accommodation (subject to availability)

  • We are happy to book a rental car for your trip on request and at an additional cost.

  • To visit Alhambra, you must present your first and last name in advance so tickets can be issued for you beforehand. Your details will be checked upon entry. Please have your ID card or passport ready.