Day 01 - Ronda
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Malaga. On arrival you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel in Seville. En-route we will stop and visit Ronda a remarkable hilltop city, set dramatically above the deep gorge of El Tajo, separating the new town, circa 15th century, from its old town, dating back from Moorish rule. Puente Nuevo, the iconic stone bridge, spans the gorge. We will have time for a wander and lunch.
Day 02 - Seville
The capital and largest city in Andalucía. Seductive, charismatic, lively and very beautiful, its narrow streets a hive of activity. A guided walking tour of Seville includes the Plaza De Espana, situated in Parque de Maria Luisa, the colossal Gothic cathedral and the Real Alcazar Palace. Free afternoon. In the evening we go to a Flamenco show and Dinner.
Day 03 - Jerez Horse Show and Sherry Bodega
Excursion to Jerez - Watch a balletic display by Andalusian horses at the “How the Andalusian Horses Dance" show in Jerez de la Frontera. Marvel at the skills of the horses and riders as they demonstrate different choreographies, riding in unison, pulling carriages, and more. We then have time for lunch. In the afternoon we have a Sherry Bodega visit with tastings.
Day 04 - Cordoba
Today en-route to Granada we visit the beautiful city of Cordoba. Wonderful quiet residential streets brimming with flower displays and plants on the patios. A lovely riverside and the splendid Roman bridge offering some of the best views of Cordoba. Of course, we visit the magnificent Mezquita. One of the world’s greatest works of Islamic architecture, it is almost impossible to overemphasize its beauty. Construction began in 784 with extensions added in later centuries the interior construction quite revolutionary for its time. We continue to Granada.
Day 05 - Granada and the Alhambra Palace
We have a morning walking tour of the centre of Granada and an afternoon guided tour of the Alhambra a complex of medieval and Renaissance residential palaces and courtyards wrapped within a fortress. A 13th century walled city within sight of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Alhambra became a city complete with communal baths, cemeteries, places for prayer and gardens. Its iconic architecture is characterised by stunning frescoes, decorated columns and arches and highly ornamented walls. A tapas tour in the evening.
Day 06 - Alpujarra area of the Sierra Nevada
A full day excursion to the Alpujarra area of the Sierra Nevada. Las Alpujarras clings to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, deep, sheltered valleys and gorges which run down to the Mediterranean. There are around 50 picturesque villages, perhaps the prettiest being the famous trio on the slopes of the Poquiera Valley, bustling with craft shops and restaurants. To include tapas and visit to a cured ham bodega with tastings.
Day 07 - Torrox and Andalucian Housewives Meal
Leave Granada and travel to Torrox for a Pueblo Blanco walk followed by a very special Andalucian housewives meal, another highlight. Take a late flight home.