Granada is often called the “Soul of Andalusia,” due to its atmospheric labyrinthine streets and gorgeous panoramas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The romantic city highlights the changing times of historical Spain with preserved architecture and a cultural heritage that stems from the Moorish kingdom of the 13th- 15th centuries. With a rich tradition of Gypsy and Jewish influences, and the predominant Christian customs post the Reconquista that shifted historical mosques into lavish churches, there is much to learn about and take in.
Your flight will arrive at Federico Garcia Lorca Granada Airport, where your private transfer greets you at baggage claim. The striking beauty of the city will be immediately obvious as the Alhambra looms over the streets atop the summit of al-Sabika. After settling into the comforts of your luxury accommodations in the heart of the city, your guide will greet you in the lobby eager to introduce you to the charms of the Albaicin neighborhood. Strolling along Carrera del Darro has you following the pathway of one of the city’s oldest streets alongside the picturesque banks of the River Darro. Street vendors and cafes fill the air with the scents of coffee and delicious sweets like almond merengues and traditional baklava while performers bring a festive atmosphere beneath the shading trees in front of the storybook bridges arching over the water.