The Magic of Andalusia

Overview

This tour offers a taste of the magnificent scenery and Moorish architecture of this multi-faceted region of Spain, with visits to Malaga, Granada, Seville and Córdoba.

What's Included:

  • 9 nights in hotels
  • 15 meals 9 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Guided visit to the Alhambra Palace
  • Malaga Picasso Museum
  • Granada's old town
  • Flamenco show in the Sacromonte Caves
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Baeza
  • Olive oil museum in Hacienda La Laguna
  • Cordoba guided walking tour and the Great Mosque
  • Seville city tour

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK- Malaga

Fly to Malaga and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Sercotel Malaga Hotel and stay one night. D

Day 2: Malaga - Granada

Once considered the poor relation of Andalusia's capital city, Seville, Malaga now successfully competes for attention. The city's rebirth was initiated by the opening of the Picasso Museum in 2003 and the city now boasts over 30 museums. You’ll visit the Picasso Museum where the artist was born, before travelling to Granada, the city immortalised in the work of poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Carmen. Look forward to an evening orientation walk around the city’s old town. B, D

Day 4: Granada to Ubeda and Baeza

Today travel to the remote town of Baeza, located in the hills of the 'Comarca de la Loma', between the Guadalquivir and Guadalimar valleys, and surrounded by a sea of olive groves. Baeza, together with neighbouring Ubeda, is home to an array of Renaissance-style palaces and churches and you can enjoy an included tour of both these UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stay two nights at the locally rated 3-star Hotel TRH Baeza. B, D

Day 5: Baeza

Perhaps join an optional excursion to Cazorla National Park this morning. The limestone mountains and pine forests are home to deer, ibex and 130 species of birds including golden eagles, lammergeiers and griffon vultures. B

Day 6 Baeza-Cordoba

Pause at an olive oil museum en route to Córdoba. The city is famous for its historic mosque, the spiritual heart of the Islamic kingdom of Al-Andalus. After the Moors were expelled from Spain, a Christian church was inserted into the existing building to create the city’s cathedral. Your hotel for the next two nights will be the locally rated 4-star Ayre Hotel Córdoba which is set on the La Arruzafa hillside. B

Day 7 Cordoba city tour

Join a walking tour of Cordoba, explore the narrow streets of the old quarter and enjoy a guided tour of the Great Mosque. Spend the afternoon at leisure. You can look forward to dinner in a local restaurant tonight. B, D

Day 8 Cordoba to Jerez de la Frontera via Seville

Travel to Seville where you will enjoy a panoramic coach tour of the city, accompanied by your tour manager. Then visit Seville cathedral and spend a little free time exploring the city at leisure. Your tour continues to Jerez de la Frontera where you spend your final two nights at the locally rated 4-star Sherry Park Hotel. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight. B, D

Day 9 Jerez

The prosperous town of Jerez de la Frontera, has given its name to sherry and is internationally known for its locally bred horses. Although prehistoric and Roman remains have been found at Jerez, the oldest surviving structure in the city is the Moorish Castle which has Arab baths and gardens. Perhaps join an optional tour today before a farewell dinner at the hotel tonight. B, D

Day 10 Malaga-UK

Travel to Malaga airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Hand Picked By

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As a main agent for Saga, we know that their escorted tours are the perfect adventure, whether you want to see the famous sites on a Discover tour, set off on an incredible adventure on a Go For It holiday, or explore off the tourist trail as part of a small group.

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Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates from February 2019 - October 2019
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £1,099pp
  • Saving up to £400 per couple
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