Top Things To Do In Andalusia

  • Spain - Culture and History

  • Trip ID: 2601

8 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 472
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Walk through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg’s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens on a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro.
  • Discover the historical, monumental and cultural richness of Granada as you stroll through its meandering streets and quaint plazas.
  • Learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the largest historical centers in Europe.

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Arrival in Madrid

    Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel.

    Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Madrid

    Meals: Meals Not Included

    Day 02 : Madrid

    Enjoy a private tour with your local guide that will take you through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg’s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls, the surviving signs of what Madrid once was when it first became the capital in the 16th century, a period in which Spain experienced its Golden Age. Walking through its alleys and passageways will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history, observing the people around the most emblematic streets and squares such as the Cuchilleros Street, Cava Baja Street, Mayor Street, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and admiring the simplicity of its monuments which typical architectural style ranges from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque: Arco de Cuchilleros, Colegiata de San Isidro, Basilica de San Miguel and La Encarnación Monastery. You will also see newer landmarks like the Royal Theater, Mercado de San Miguel (small market that has become a gourmet mecca, home to 33 stalls selling mouth-watering products), and the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. 

    Rest of the day free at leisure.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Madrid

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 03 : Madrid to Cordoba

    After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Madrid and make your way to the railway station to enjoy a high speed train ride that will take you very comfortably to Cordoba.

    A different means of transportation might be a self-drive or chauffeur driven Deluxe Car, in which case your drive would take you through the land of Don Quixote, Castilla La Mancha. Do not miss the chance to make a stop in your way to witness the windmills at Consuegra.

    In the afternoon enjoy a nice private walking tour with your local guide and explore Cordoba, a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place. Discover the main sights in Cordoba including the unique Mosque, now a Roman Catholic cathedral, the Synagogue and walk through the flower-lined streets of the Jewish Quarter.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 04 : Cordoba to Granada

    After breakfast your train ride will take you to colourful Granada, the city of the Alhambra.

    Check in and accommodation in Granada.

    Discover the historical, monumental and cultural richness of Granada through an insider private guided tour. Admire the city highlights like the famous Gothic Cathedral containing the Royal Chapel with the tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella Kings, the royal hospital, founded by the Catholic Monarchs in 1504. The Carthusian monastery, formerly a Roman cemetery, is an example of a unique Baroque style and offers great paintings and sculptures of the Granada School. Explore the city’s historic neighborhoods like Albaycin, the old Arab quarter, constructed on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares, where you will reach San Nicolas offering magnificent views of the Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada. Next to Albaycin is located the hill of Sacromonte, another typical quarter famous for its cave dwellings, gypsy community, and flamenco tradition.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 05 : Granada

    Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, infrequent stucco work, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces, including the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, tranquil pools, fountains and beautiful gardens which you will also visit.

    Rest of the day free for leisure.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

    Meals: Breakfast  

    Day 06 : Granada to Seville

    After breakfast, check out and make your way to Granada train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia.

    On arrival check in your hotel.

    In the evening discover our unique music and dance as you attend a Flamenco show.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 07 : Seville

    Embark on a tour with your private guide to learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the largest historical centers in Europe, from both a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today. Discover the most important landmarks of the city like Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorish-built tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the defensive wall that protected the old city. Explore Barrio de Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (the residence of various kings which boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and the Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral of the world with its famous Giralda Tower.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 08 : Departure from Seville

    Private transfer to Seville Airport for your departure.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Duration
    8 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Culture and History
    No. of travellers
    Min. 2
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Mar to Jun $ 3,994 $ 499 per day
    High Season Sep to Oct $ 3,994 $ 499 per day
    Low Season Nov to Feb $ 3,558 $ 445 per day
    Low Season Jul to Aug $ 3,558 $ 445 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included
  • All private transfers by luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary in all stations and airports
  • 5 Private half-day guided tours as stated in itinerary. Transportation not included
  • 3 entrance fees included: Cordoba Mosque / Granada Cathedral and Alhambra Palace
  • Flamenco show in Seville. Drinks or meal not included
  • All travel documents
  • Intercity Transportation in 2nd class trains Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla – Granada
  • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain

 

Cost Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
Day 01 : Arrival in Madrid

Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel.

Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Madrid

Meals not included

Day 02 : Madrid

Enjoy a private tour with your local guide that will take you through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg’s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls, the surviving signs of what Madrid once was when it first became the capital in the 16th century, a period in which Spain experienced its Golden Age. Walking through its alleys and passageways will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history, observing the people around the most emblematic streets and squares such as the Cuchilleros Street, Cava Baja Street, Mayor Street, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and admiring the simplicity of its monuments which typical architectural style ranges from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque: Arco de Cuchilleros, Colegiata de San Isidro, Basilica de San Miguel and La Encarnación Monastery. You will also see newer landmarks like the Royal Theater, Mercado de San Miguel (small market that has become a gourmet mecca, home to 33 stalls selling mouth-watering products), and the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. 

Rest of the day free at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Madrid

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03 : Madrid to Cordoba

After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Madrid and make your way to the railway station to enjoy a high speed train ride that will take you very comfortably to Cordoba.

A different means of transportation might be a self-drive or chauffeur driven Deluxe Car, in which case your drive would take you through the land of Don Quixote, Castilla La Mancha. Do not miss the chance to make a stop in your way to witness the windmills at Consuegra.

In the afternoon enjoy a nice private walking tour with your local guide and explore Cordoba, a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place. Discover the main sights in Cordoba including the unique Mosque, now a Roman Catholic cathedral, the Synagogue and walk through the flower-lined streets of the Jewish Quarter.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04 : Cordoba to Granada

After breakfast your train ride will take you to colourful Granada, the city of the Alhambra.

Check in and accommodation in Granada.

Discover the historical, monumental and cultural richness of Granada through an insider private guided tour. Admire the city highlights like the famous Gothic Cathedral containing the Royal Chapel with the tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella Kings, the royal hospital, founded by the Catholic Monarchs in 1504. The Carthusian monastery, formerly a Roman cemetery, is an example of a unique Baroque style and offers great paintings and sculptures of the Granada School. Explore the city’s historic neighborhoods like Albaycin, the old Arab quarter, constructed on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares, where you will reach San Nicolas offering magnificent views of the Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada. Next to Albaycin is located the hill of Sacromonte, another typical quarter famous for its cave dwellings, gypsy community, and flamenco tradition.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05 : Granada

Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, infrequent stucco work, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces, including the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, tranquil pools, fountains and beautiful gardens which you will also visit.

Rest of the day free for leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

Day 06 : Granada to Seville

After breakfast, check out and make your way to Granada train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia.

On arrival check in your hotel.

In the evening discover our unique music and dance as you attend a Flamenco show.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 07 : Seville

Embark on a tour with your private guide to learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the largest historical centers in Europe, from both a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today. Discover the most important landmarks of the city like Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorish-built tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the defensive wall that protected the old city. Explore Barrio de Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (the residence of various kings which boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and the Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral of the world with its famous Giralda Tower.

Accommodation: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 08 : Departure from Seville

Private transfer to Seville Airport for your departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Mar to Jun $ 3,994 $ 499 per day
High Season Sep to Oct $ 3,994 $ 499 per day
Low Season Nov to Feb$ 3,558 $ 445 per day
Low Season Jul to Aug$ 3,558 $ 445 per day
Cost Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included
  • All private transfers by luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary in all stations and airports
  • 5 Private half-day guided tours as stated in itinerary. Transportation not included
  • 3 entrance fees included: Cordoba Mosque / Granada Cathedral and Alhambra Palace
  • Flamenco show in Seville. Drinks or meal not included
  • All travel documents
  • Intercity Transportation in 2nd class trains Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla – Granada
  • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain

 

Cost Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
Climate

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Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.

Further, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

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