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Alhambra Fortress, Granada

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £575 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Free car hire – Save up to £95pp

Free car hire available on this itinerary

Summary

Short description

This excellent-value road trip links together the medieval elegance of southern Spain

Highlights

  • Take in the medieval grandeur of Andalucia’s city greats
  • Enjoy a pair of tours of Granada’s wonders
  • Explore with spectacular country drives
  • Taste your way through Spain’s fine gastronomy
  • Stay in Moorish mansions and designerly hotels

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Seville
  • 2 Nights Córdoba
  • 2 Nights Granada

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Self-drive

In the country’s south, the wonders of Islamic Spain live on, crouched among the region’s great cities. In between taking in the castle-palaces of Granada and orange-fragranced Seville, you’ll marvel at Córdoba’s Mezquita – a true bucket-list mosque-cathedral. Each fresh treasure combines Renaissance flourishes with exotic beauty. Along the way, you’ll stay in historic mansions and chic hotels, explore on scenic country drives and enjoy a pair of included tours.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK/Seville

Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before flying into Málaga, picking up your hire car at the airport. Perhaps pause at its Gothic cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and Moorish palace-fortress before driving through the gorge-dotted Spanish plains to Seville and the pool-side bar of your sleek accommodation. You might also want to stop at Ronda, a plateau-top town of grand, thousand-year-old beauty. You’ll then have plenty of time to explore Seville itself. Relax in plaza-side cafés, meander through the medieval Jewish quarter and take in everything from the Giralda tower’s competing Islamic and Renaissance beauty to the world’s largest cathedral and the Alcázar – a true world wonder, part Moorish castle part royal palace.

Stay: Hotel Melia Sevilla (Superior)

Days 3-4
Córdoba

Make the drive west, through the Spanish countryside, to Córdoba and your delightful accommodation – an 18th-century Moorish mansion. Found within the city walls of the thousand-year-old Jewish quarter, you’ll be perfectly poised for exploring the city’s delights. Grand squares are lined with extravagant mansions, the riverside district makes for atmospheric walks and the city’s status as Roman Spain’s largest city is remembered by attractive bridges. However, it’s the Mezquita that truly excites. Often regarded as one of the greatest architectural achievements of Islamic Spain, it’s a grand arched mosque that’s been converted into a spectacular cathedral.

Stay: NH Collection Amistad Córdoba (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Granada

Continue through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to Granada, checking into your neoclassical accommodation in the town's historic centre. To help you explore, we’ve included a pair of tours. Begin with a guided walk through the city, strolling through narrow alleyways and the squares of its UNESCO-listed Moorish old town where whitewash houses rub shoulders with charming churches, historic bathhouses and a beautifully Baroque 16th-century cathedral. Your second included tour will zoom in on the Alhambra. One of Spain’s true wonders, this palace-fortress combines Moorish severity with Renaissance indulgence. You’ll also visit the Palacio de Generalife where Islamic arches overlook stunningly curated gardens.

Stay: NH Collection Granada Victoria (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 7
Depart for UK

After a last breakfast, skirt the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to take the coastal route back to Malága and your flight home. We highly recommend a stop at Nerja, a seaside village and a perfect spot to enjoy a last paella.

Meals: B

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £575 incl. flights

Superior

Special Offer

Free car hire: Save up to £95 pp.

Book by: 30 September 2018

Low Season

from £575 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £810 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel:  Jan-Oct 2018

Package includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Malaga
  • 7 days car hire
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels on a B&B basis
  • 2 hour walking tour of Granada city centre and Albayzin
  • 2 hour Alhambra and Generalife tour in Granada

Low Season:  01 Jul - 31 Aug 2018
High Season:  16 Mar - 31 May 2018 / 15 Sep - 31 Oct 2018

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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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