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Dr Wilson Copp tour
Excellent organisation as always. In particular Maria our tour guide was exceptional. The individual guides were also good. It was a fair and comprehensive programme to cover Andalusia. I do feel that as you quite rightly described the tour as involving a lot of walking then someone who had requested assistance on to the plane due to difficulty should be made fully aware of this as their disability can affect the whole group.
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We meet at our designated pick up points and transfer by private coach to Gatwick Airport for our direct scheduled midday Easyjet flight to Seville. On arrival we are met by our Tour Manager who will accompany us throughout our tour. We then check in at the 4* Catalonia Giralda Hotel in Seville for a three night stay. A welcome set three course dinner is included in our hotel on the first evening, and the remaining two nights are on a bed and breakfast basis.
Our guided tour of Seville, the capital of Andalucía made famous by the Conquistadors, explores a city that was once one of the richest in the world and is now home to the world’s third largest cathedral. A tour of the Reales Alacazares this afternoon introduces us to a stunning Moorish palace which was the Spanish kings’ royal residence for seven centuries. For those who are interested our Tour Manager will make arrangements for a Flamenco evening in Seville.
An orientation tour of Jerez de la Frontera introduces us to a town famously associated with sherry. We then enjoy an included tour and tasting at a bodega producing Tio Pepe, the bestselling brand of sherry in the world. We visit the Museo de Bellas Artes in Seville this afternoon, formerly a convent and now one of Spain’s finest galleries.
From Seville we travel to Granada. En route we enjoy a guided tour at the Moorish capital of Cordoba, once famous for its Jewish community, and The Mezquita, the grandest mosque ever constructed by the Moors. We continue to Granada and check in at the 4* Gran Hotel Luna for a two night stay. A set three course dinner without drinks is served in our hotel this evening, and the second night is on a bed and breakfast basis.
One of many highlights is a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace. Dating from the 14th century, the Palace is the high point of Moorish culture and is recognised as the world’s greatest Moorish monument. With gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces, it was the home of many of the Arabic sultans who ruled the whole province. The rest of the day is at leisure in Granada and you may choose to visit the nearby Gardens of the Generalife. Adjacent to The Alhambra, these UNESCO listed gardens were the summer palace of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. In central Granada time is also at leisure to explore its maze of winding streets and old Christian and Jewish quarters. On an individual basis you may choose to visit the 16th century Gothic style Cathedral.
On arrival in Malaga we enjoy an audio guided tour at the Picasso Museum, the city in which the artist was born. We continue to Malaga Airport for our direct scheduled late evening Ryanair flight to Bristol, and onwards coach travel back to our original pick up points.
NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Flight details may be subject to change. Price based on twin share. Minimum numbers required. Normal booking conditions apply. This holiday and the flights are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Tailored Travel’s ATOL number is 5605.
4* hotels in Seville & Granada
Two dinners included
All excursions, entrance fees & guided tours included
Return UK airport coach transfers included
Direct scheduled flights
Professional tour manager
Executive coach throughout
Audio headsets included on Days 2 to 5
Seville – guided tour
Reales Alcazares – guided tour
Jerez de la Frontera & included sherry tasting
Museo de Bellas Artes
Cordoba & The Mezquita – guided tour
14th century Alhambra Palace – guided tour
Picasso Museum, Malaga – audio guided tour
We stay three nights in Seville at the 4* Catalonia Giralda Hotel (https://www.cataloniahotels.com/en/hot el/catalonia-giralda?mb=1), located a fifteen minute walk from the historical centre, and two nights in Granada at the 4* Gran Hotel Luna (www.sercotelhotels.co.uk/hotels/spain/ Granada/gran-hotel-luna-de-granada), located a ten minute walk from the historical centre. 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 three nights are on bed and breakfast basis.
Single room supplement £189
Optional flamenco evening
Optional Flamenco evening