Magical Andalucía - Seville, Granada & Ronda

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Granada guided tour

Scheduled flight to Spain from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to Granada – a short orientation tour of the delightful maze of winding streets in its old Christian and Gypsy quarters – check in at the 4* Alhamar Hotel – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 – Alhambra Palace & Gardens of the Generalife

Guided tour of the 14th century Alhambra Palace, the home of many of the Arabic Sultans who ruled the whole province and recognised as the world’s greatest Moorish monument, with gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces – adjacent to The Alhambra, the UNESCO listed Gardens of the Generalife were the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries – afternoon free to explore Granada.

Day 3 – Cordoba & The Mezquita

Leave Granada and travel to Seville – en route visit the Moorish capital of Cordoba, once famous for its Jewish community and now known for The Mezquita, the grandest Mosque ever constructed by the Moors – travel on to Seville and check in to the 4* Tryp Sevilla Macarena Hotel – dinner in the hotel.

Day 4 – Seville guided tour & Reales Alcazares

Guided tour of Seville, the capital of Andalucía made famous by the Conquistadors, was once one of the richest cities in the world and is now home to the world’s largest cathedral – afternoon guided tour of the Reales Alacazares, a stunning Moorish palace which was the Spanish kings’ royal residence for seven centuries.

Day 5 – Museo de Bellas Artes & Jerez de la Frontera

Guided tour of the Museo de Bellas Artes, one of Spain’s finest galleries with a particular focus on artists from Seville including works by Goya, Murillo, Millan, Zurbaran and Ribera – tour and tasting at the Tio Pepe bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera, the capital of sherry production.

Day 6 – Ronda

Lying within an amphitheatre of limestone hills and standing above 120 metre cliffs, our guided tour of Ronda explores one of the most dramatically sited towns in Spain with the Moorish part of the town divided from the modern part by the extraordinary Tajo, a 90 metre gorge with the river flowing below – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotels throughout

2 dinners included

All excursions, guided tours & entrance fees included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Spain

Executive coach in Spain

One free place per 10 paying passengers

 

 

Introductory tour of Granada

14th century Alhambra Palace

Gardens of the Generalife

Cordoba & The Mezquita

Introductory tour of Seville

Reales Alcazares - guided tour

Museo de Bellas Artes

Jerez de la Frontera & Tio Pepe bodegas

Ronda & the extraordinary Tajo

 

Hotel

Two nights at the 4* Alhamar Hotel in the centre of Granada. Three nights in Sevilla at the 4* Tryp Sevilla Macarena Hotel, just a short bus ride or twenty five minute walk from the Cathedral. Facilities at both hotels include a restaurant and a bar and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is served on the first night at each hotel and the remaining nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

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Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Granada Cathedral - built by Queen Isabella immediately after the conquest of Granada on the site of a mosque, the cathedral is a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style
  • Royal Chapel, Granada - in September 1504, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand decided that Granada was to be their final resting place and signed a Warrant for a royal chapel to be built and the result was a masterpiece of Gothic art by Enrique de Egas
  • Itálica - this ancient Roman city just outside Seville is the birthplace of two Roman emperors, Trajan and Hadrian

 

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Magical Andalucía - Seville, Granada & Ronda

Date of tour: October 2016

Thank you for organising such an interesting study tour of Andalucía. I know that you worked closely with our tour leader, Wynne, and it was so helpful to have the notes of where we were going first. Wynne and your tour manager combined to make everything easy and took into account our varying needs. We enjoyed the tour manager’s sense of humour and knowledge as well as her organising things so well with the coach driver and the excellent guides. We learnt so much, put over in clear and entertaining ways and the earpieces worked very well. So, altogether, a most enjoyable experience – including the Flamenco evening!

AM, Hertford

Date of tour: October 2016

If you have ever wanted to be ‘educated, enriched and amused’, nothing could have filled the brief better than our trip to Magical Andalucia in mid-October. At Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Jerez and Ronda we learnt about medieval Spain, its art, architecture, the Moorish legacy, and its founding as a country - all through the humour as well as the knowledge of several remarkable specialist guides. And exercise? We walked miles, all of us. Fun? It was terrific. Thanks to meticulous planning and our inspired guide, Spanish history was brought to life in a spectacular five day experience, warmed by camaraderie and mutual support within our very happy group. Am I spurred on to find out more about Iberia (and the rested leg of Iberico ham)? No question!

GD, Ware

Date of tour: October 2016

Just a line to thank you and the team for organising our recent visit to Andalucía. It was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and found it all fascinating. I would particularly like you to pass on our thanks to our Tour Manager who was an enormous help to us all. He kept an eye on everyone and anticipated any problems which might arise, as well as keeping us all well informed with local knowledge. I would also like to compliment you on your choice of guides, all of whom were excellent. We are now busy sorting out our photos and hope to send some on to you shortly. Again, many thanks for all your help.

SR, Midhurst

Date of tour: October 2016

I have received a number of emails from group members saying how much they enjoyed the trip to Andalucía; the main, indeed in most cases, the only suggestion for future years was, lighter lunches. So all good. From my side, I had a great time. Our tour manager took the strain and I thought giving up his room for others demonstrated his generous nature. Many thanks for all your work to ensure an enjoyable trip.

KP, London

Date of tour: September 2016

Thank you for organising the fantastic trip to Andalucía for our Society. It was an unbridled success and everybody enjoyed it tremendously. All the arrangements were very smooth and very well organised and our guide was just fantastic - she did a really super job and Carlos was a joy in Seville. The coach was very comfortable and José drove us beautifully. Thank you, Sandy.

RL, Twickenham

Date of tour: June 2015

My wife and I have been on several tours organised by your company and they have always been of an excellent standard which we have rather taken for granted and not commented upon. However, the recent ‘Magical Andalucia’ was so well run that I feel that I must write to say so. Paul accompanied our tour and made sure that everything happened when it should with humour, approachability and a knowledge of the country that was a real bonus. All of our local guides were excellent but Fernando, who was with us for two days in Seville, was the outstanding exception. His knowledge was immense and he imparted it with humour and clarity. He was a pleasure to be with and even at the end of a long day, I wished that it could continue longer. So thank you for providing such a welcome exception from the normal standards of modem travel and yet another Tour to be remembered and treasured.

RP, Brockham

Date of tour: March 2015

We had the delight of going on a trip to Moorish Spain. Although you could have organised better weather you could not have organised a better guide! We had Paul as our guide throughout our visit. We write to report that he was so knowledgeable, so charming, friendly and attentive, particularly to those less agile in our party. His knowledge about the country - people, economy, about Spanish wine, about local food and about flamenco was encyclopaedic. Furthermore he delivered all his dialogue with a great sense of humour. His city and buildings information was equal to the best additional local guides we had. Although you organised the cultural delights of the holiday he personally 'made' the holiday and we were sorry to say goodbye. He is a prize asset to your company. Our views were mirrored throughout our group. We would wholeheartedly advise others to use your Company especially if he was the guide. This is an unusual letter. We have never written such a letter before in 50 years of vacations!

KG, Burford

Date of tour: May 2015

Having just returned from Spain I wanted you to know how much my wife and I enjoyed the tour. It was most enjoyable and extremely well organised. It is one thing to arrange the hotels and places to visit but to ensure the success of such a tour one needs hands on management and in this respect I cannot speak too highly of the Tour Manager, Paul. He was kind, helpful and considerate. His friendly approach and vast knowledge of the area was invaluable for our enjoyment and he is a credit to your firm. The coach you provided was extremely comfortable and the driver, Manolo, did a splendid job in a quiet and unobtrusive way giving help when needed, the standard of his driving was impeccable.

PB, Oxted

Date of tour: May 2015

We had a successful tour and the itinerary you and Wendy had put together was very interesting. Our guides throughout were really excellent as was our driver. Like all the Tour Managers you have provided, Paul was very competent and proved a fund of knowledge. It was a happy group, with a lot of laughter, and much of the credit for this must go to Wendy for her leadership. I suppose the one disappointment was not seeing the Alhambra in daylight - but at least we saw it. TT scored again! It was 45 degrees C in Seville so we have come back to cool off!

MH, Limpsfield

Date of tour: September 2013

We would like you to know that we considered the tour to Andalucía to be very well organised and arranged. In particular, your Tour Manager, Paul, was first class, clearly showing his experience and considerable knowledge. So much depends upon the tour manager and Paul really did ‘come up trumps’, taking great care of us all.

RG, Cranleigh

Date of tour: May 2012

Just to say thanks for an excellent Classical Spain tour and particularly for Paul. He is an excellent tour manager, not only well informed and an excellent organiser but also sensitive to the varied needs of the group ensuring everyone is able to enjoy the tour fully. This was my first holiday with our DFAS and your company and I would recommend the combination to others.

PM, Ilford

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