Highlights of Andalusia


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    Your 8-day escorted tour of Andalusia begins and ends in sun-kissed Costa del Sol where you’ll begin by exploring the beach and resort towns. You’ll visit the beautiful port city of Málaga – the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: ARRIVE IN COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN.
    The day is free to enjoy the beach or to explore the resort towns of the Costa del Sol. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow Travellers.

    Day 2: COSTA DEL SOL-MALAGA- LOJA-GRANADA.
    Begin the day with an orientation drive around the beautiful port city of Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC, it’s one of the oldest cities in the world and home to two massive hilltop citadels, remnants of Moorish rule. Later, head inland through grandiose scenery for a stop in Loja. Explore this “flower among thorns” before continuing to Granada, located at the foot of the great Sierra Nevada mountain range and at the confluence of four rivers. (B)

    Day 3: GRANADA.
    Join your Local Guide for a visit to the famous and fascinating Alambra Complex, which Moorish poets described as a “pearl set in emeralds.” Dating back to 889 AD, this magnificent hilltop palace-fortress with its lavish gardens was built by Moorish kings, and is the epitome of architectural beauty. (B,D)

    Day 4: GRANADA-MONTILLA- CORDOBA.
    Leave Granada and drive through the verdant vineyards of Andalusia for a visit to a typical wine bodega in Montilla. Next stop: Cordoba, perhaps Spain’s most Moorish city. The evening is at leisure, with time to wander through Europe’s second-largest Old Town-an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)

    Day 5: CORDOBA-ECIJA-SEVILLE.
    Journey farther into the heart of the Andalusian countryside and stop in picturesque Ecija, the dazzling “City of Towers.” Then, drive to Seville, which legend says was founded 3,000 years ago by the mythological hero Hercules. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide features many of the city’s highlights. This evening, Seville’s colourful dance culture awaits during an optional entertaining Flamenco excursion. (B)

    Day 6: SEVILLE.
    The day is yours to explore this beautiful Andalusian capital. (B,D)

    Day 7: SEVILLE-RONDA-COSTA DEL SOL.
    Today, drive along the scenic ruta de Los pueblos blancos (route of the whitewashed villages) to incomparable Ronda, a town boasting one of the most dramatic cityscapes in the world. Drive along the Costa del Sol to reach your hotel for a final overnight. (B)

    Day 8: COSTA DEL SOL.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (nearest airport is Malaga). (B)

    COS-6800 (2018)

    Images courtesy of Cosmos