Endlessly romantic, Andalusia dazzles all the senses. Feel the legacy of centuries past. Delight in the magic of the Moorish culture and the Gypsy music. Savor the exotic cuisine and sample exquisite local wine. You’ll feel like you’re in a dream as you visit the wondrous historic sites and immerse yourself in the fascinating culture. This tour shows you the highlights of Andalusia, including Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba, as well as more off-the-beaten-path villages in the enchanting Las Alpujarras...
Seville - Arrive in Seville and Explore the Historic City
To visit Seville is to understand this famous quote: "He who has not seen Sevilla, has not seen a marvel." You will begin your tour here and will have a chance to explore the hidden corners of this magical city. This morning, you will meet your guide to begin a tour along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Here you will learn about Seville's illustrious history and rich culture, as you take a relaxed walk through the heart of old Seville. The influence of the Moorish Almohad Dynasty during the 12th and 13th centuries can still be seen throughout Sevilla, from the soaring La Giralda tower to the expansive gardens of the Real Alcázar Palace.
You’ll visit many important monuments including la Torre de Oro (Tower of Gold), built around 1220 and the last monument constructed by the Moors. You’ll see the city’s most important site, la Catedral de Sevilla, the third largest cathedral in the world. According to legend, when the officials met to plan the cathedral's construction one of them exclaimed, "Let us build a cathedral of such immense proportions that the rest of the world will think us mad!" One special feature of the cathedral is the majestic Giralda tower, the only detail that remains of the original 12th-century mosque (the mosque was converted to the cathedral in 1248). You will climb to the dizzying heights of the Giralda tower to take in a fantastic panoramic view of Seville.
For lunch, enjoy a the local cuisine at a gourmet tapas restaurant and be sure to sample the specialties, including garlic shrimp, roasted rosemary chicken, seafood stew and gazpacho soup. The tour continues with an exploration of the Barrio Santa Cruz neighborhood. Once the center of Seville’s Jewish community, the Barrio Santa Cruz is a delightful maze of shaded narrow streets. Wander around to discover craftsman workshops, tiny boutiques and patios filled with orange trees and flowers. Later in the afternoon, you’ll have free time to take a siesta or you may continue sightseeing with an excursion to the Calle Sierpes, where fashionable shops and charming cafes await!
Seville - Visit Seville’s Alcázar Palace and the María Luisa Park
Granada - Arrive in Granada and Visit the Alhambra Palace
Granada - Discover Granada’s Cathedral and the Old Arab Quarter
Capileira - Visit Ancient Villages and Nature Hike in Las Alpujarras Mountains
Capileira - Nature Hike and Picnic in Las Alpujarras Mountains
Córdoba - Arrive in Córdoba and Visit la Judería
Córdoba - Visit la Mezquita and Depart Spain
- Soak up the rich culture and lyrical elegance of Seville
- Guided tour of Seville’s cathedral, the world largest Gothic church
- Visit Seville’s Real Alcázar, the former Moorish palace and gardens
- Stroll through the lush and expansive María Luisa Park in Seville
- Tour the Alhambra Palace, one of Europe’s most important monuments
- Take in the artistic splendor of Granada’s Cathedral, once a mosque
- Wander through ancient streets of the old Arab quarter in Granada
- Visit charming villages and take a nature hike in Las Alpujarras Mountains
- Take in Andalusia’s rich heritage as you visit Córdoba’s old Jewish quarter
- See Córdoba’s la Mezquita, one of the world’s most important Islamic sites
Andalusia is a place of intense beauty, cultural richness and festive spirit. There is nowhere else in the world where you can see the collision of three monumental cultures to such a dramatic effect. The Muslims, Jews and Christians all contributed to the region’s vital history. This tour will allow you to understand Andalusia’s unique cultural heritage, whether you are visiting a medieval monument or an ancient mountain village.
This 8-day Spain tour takes you to the gems of Andalusia: Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba, along with the less touristed destination of Las Alpujarras where you will see enchanting ancient villages and pristine nature. You’ll enjoy a wonderful mix of city walks, guided tours and hikes in the countryside. Each day is sure to inspire you, whether you visit a spectacular cathedral, tour an awe-inspiring Moorish palace or have a picnic in the mountains.
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$1,915 per person (excluding international flights)
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