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Wonders of Andalusia

Description

Important buildings, impressive landscapes, flamenco and cultural treasures await you on this tour of Andalusia. You will have the choice of whether you will drive with or without 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.

Highlights

  • Experience impressive cities and attractions
  • Get to know Seville, Ronda, Granada and Córdoba
  • Discover Spain's Moorish heritage
  • Stay including breakfast in hotels of the 3 *, 4 *, 5 * - category
  • Flexible with or without rental car

Destinations

Day 1. - 2.: Airport to Sevilla – First impressions

At the airport in Seville, you will be warmly welcomed by our partner and driven in a luxurious vehicle to your first hotel (optional). Enjoy first impressions of the region on the way to your first hotel, which is centrally located in Seville. The capital, Andalusia, welcomes you with its turbulent history of Roman, Gothic and Moorish domination. Even today, you can experience this story up close to the historical fabric of the city. The atmosphere of the capital is an exciting blend of Moorish and Madrian architecture and buildings in Renaissance and Baroque style. Within the manageable maze of the city center, stately places at every turn fountains, churches and other attractionscan be found in narrow streets. 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. Journey time: Seville Airport - Seville City: about 15 km / about 20 minutes Jerez Airport - Seville City: about 95 km / about 70 minutes Malaga Airport - Seville City: about 215 km / about 2.5 hours. 2 nights at one of the selected hotels or similar with Breakfast, Sevilla, Spain

Day 3: From Sevilla to Ronda – Unique Landscapes

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, drive on to the Ronda, which is about 130 km away. Enjoy your drive and find the most beautiful photo stops amidst your gorgeous surroundings. From green valleys to varied rocky worlds, you will be offered many beautiful panoramas. The city of Ronda is spectacularly situated on a rocky plateau and presents itself as one of the largest "white villages" in the region. The old town and the new town are separated by the 100 meter deep El Tajo canyon, which has been crossed since the 18th century by the Puente Nuevo, the New Bridge. Stroll through the uncluttered city and discover the numerous little houses and alleyways that are available to you. The white facades of houses typical of the city , which give the old town its special character. Ronda: approx. 130 km / approx. 2 hours. 1 overnight stay at one of the selected hotels or similar with breakfast, Ronda, Spain

Day 4: From Ronda to Granada – Beautiful Views

Start the morning with a hearty breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards we will start the next stage towards northeast, heading for a true cultural treasury and the last Moorish stronghold of the region: Granada. Enjoy a relaxing ride through the mountains of the country with a beautiful view, which invites you to take short breaks. After your arrival in Granada, let the day fade away in a relaxed way. Ronda - Granada: approx. 180 km / approx. 2 hours. 2 nights at one of the selected hotels or similar with breakfast, Granada

Day 5: Granada – City of the famous Alhambra

After breakfast at the hotel, you can spend the day in peace and quiet exploring the city. Granada is one of the most famous strongholds of the Andalusian Moorish culture and most famous for its Alhambra. Stroll through it with a private guide through several centuries of history. Palaces, gardens and fountains showcase the diversity of Moorish architecture and give a feeling of 1001 Arabian nights come up. Whether it's the surrounding city wall Alcazaba, the Nisrid palaces with the Court of the Lions (Patio de los Leones) or the summer palace, Generalife: Plan enough time to explore this unique structure. Back in the city you can enjoy a great view of the entire castle complex from the Plaza San Nicolas. In Sacromonte, discover the cave houses, that are still inhabited today, let yourself be charmed by the sounds of flamenco traveling through the city and visit the eerily beautiful royal chapel with the tombs of the Catholic kings of Granada

Day 6: From Granada to Cordoba – Experience the history

Have breakfast at the hotel and look forward to the next stop: Cordoba. The most important building in the city is probably the Mosque (or "Mezquita"). Emir Abd ar-Rahman I began the construction of a mosque in 785. The construction has been expanded several times and is now the third largest of the world with an area of ​​23,000 m². Approximately 860 marble columns in parallel rows carry each two bows overlapping one another, thus creating a special play of light and shadow. In 1236, the year of the Christian conquest, the mosque was consecrated a Christian cathedral. The mosque was once so large that it was possible to build a huge renaissance nave in 1523. Walking through the Jewish quarter, in the heart of the city, it feels like time is stands still. Many other attractions, such as the "Plaza de las Tendillas" or the Roman bridge and the "Palacio de Viana", will make your stay an unforgettable experience. Travel time Granada - Cordoba: approx. 170 km / approx. 2.5 hours 1 night in one of the selected hotels or similar with breakfast, Cordoba

Day 7: From Cordoba to airport or prolongation of your stay

After one last breakfast, it's time to pack youe 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 are happy to advise you on this. itravel - for that moment.

Your accommodations:

You will stay at the following hotels: Seville: 3 * Hotel: H10 Corregidor 4 * Hotel: Melia Lebreros 5 * Hotel: Alfanso XIII

Ronda: 3 * Hotel: Don Miguel 4 * Hotel: Reina Victoria 5 * Hotel: Catalonia Ronda

Granada: 3 * Hotel: Monasterio Basilios 4 * Hotel: Abades recogidas 5 * Hotel: Hospes Palacio los Patos

Cordoba: 3 * Hotel: NH Califa 4 * Hotel: Macia Alfaros 5 * Hotel: Hospes Palacio Bailio

Services and Infos

Travel duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Including

  • 6 nights including breakfast depending on choice in a 3 *, 4 * or 5 * hotel of the indicated hotels or similar
  • visit to the Alhambra including entrance fees and a private guide
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Excluding

  • International Flights
  • Meals and drinks not included in the package
  • Car rental
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities and minibar
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • Prices do not apply to fair dates or congress times
  • Single room upon request and at an additional cost
  • Changes in the itinerary and in the accommodations reserved (subject to availability). When booking this trip with a rental car, the following services are included:
  • Rental cars in the category Opel Corsa or similar
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Theft protection

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