Discover the history and romance of Andalucia on this eight-day trip to five amazing cities, with plenty of free time to discover them. Explore Madrid’s famous museums, walk the cobblestoned streets of El Greco’s Toledo with a local historian, take a flamenco lesson in Granada, and embrace the region’s Moorish spirit in Granada and Córdoba. Some 1,300 years in the making, the fascinating culture of Moorish Spain will be sure to leave you wanting more.

Trip highlights

Alhambra Guided Tour, Enjoy a guided visit of the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Learn about Granada’s reign as one of the region’s most regal cities during the Muslim rule of Spain, which is captured in time within the Alhambra.

Flamenco Dancing Experience, Visit a studio in the heart of the ancient Albaicin quarter of Granada to enjoy a private dance lesson from a professional dancer – the perfect introduction for when you head out later that evening.

Historic City of Toledo visit, Make your way through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo with a local historian. Walk through the beautifully preserved old quarter to visit the historic churches, palaces, and fortresses that make this storied city so memorable.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Madrid

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If arriving early, head out and explore the city. Madrid has it all; history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and wild nightlife. The capital's most exciting street is the Gran Vía, but be sure to visit the Plaza Mayor – the true heart of Madrid. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza’s many cafés and watch the world go by.

After the group meeting, opt to head out for a meal at a local restaurant with the group.

Additional Notes:
If you want more time to explore the city, we recommend booking pre-nights in Madrid.

Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum.



Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Madrid (1B)

Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum.

Included Activities:
Historic City of Toledo visit

Transport:
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Madrid/Córdoba (1B)

Córdoba’s gastronomy features cuisine steeped in Roman, Moorish, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Head out tonight to sample some local food. Try the thick, hearty stew called "caldereta de cordero" or cool off with "ajo blanco," a hearty white gazpacho soup.

Included Activities:
Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit

Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Córdoba/Granada (1B)

Opt to visit the Granada Cathedral of the Incarnation or the Royal Chapel before your Flamenco class.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Flamenco Dancing Experience

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))

Day 5 Granada (1B)

After visiting the Alhambra, opt to wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. This is a great place to go to catch the sunset.

In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

Included Activities:
Alhambra Guided Tour

Day 6 Granada/Seville (1B)

This morning, journey to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Take an orientation walk with the CEO and opt to visit the cathedral Giralda or Casa Pilatos, or enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Santa Cruz Quarter Visit

Transport:
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)

Day 7 Seville (1B)

Have a chance to savour some tapas at the city's many bars and cafés.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Day 8 Seville (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
We recommend staying a few extra nights to better explore Seville at your leisure.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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