(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Ronda
This tour focuses on Andalusia's most atmospheric places, from charming whitewashed villages and beautiful beach towns to magnificent Moorish monuments. Accommodation is at some of Spain’s most luxurious hotels.
Begin in Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Take an insider’s tour of this beautiful city. Explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights. One evening, you may wish to attend a local flamenco performance or a bullfight at the famed bullring.
One day, take a private excursion to Cordoba, a capital under the Romans and the Moors. During private touring, explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed city center, such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets lined with whitewashed buildings and historic buildings in the old Jewish Quarter.
Next, travel to Granada, one of the richest and most populated cities in Europe during Moorish rule and still one of Spain's most breathtaking cities. With your expert private guide, tour the extraordinary Alhambra—one of the highlights of Spain—a stunning Moorish castle, palace and garden complex on a hillside overlooking the town. Visit the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of Moorish royalty. Also tour the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicin—the old Arab Quarter—and discover a world full of winding, hilly streets, Moorish fountains, and teterías (Arabic tearooms).
End your tour in Marbella, the jewel of the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Stay at the luxurious Marbella Club Hotel, once the private residence of a prince and now one of Europe's premier beach resorts. During leisure time, enjoy the resort’s lush, sub-tropical gardens, extensive private beach club, swimming pool, thalasso spa, private golf course, riding stables and gourmet restaurant headed by a Michelin-starred chef. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Ronda, the most dramatic of Andalusia's famed whitewashed villages and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. Also visit local villages and wineries. Enjoy another day at leisure at the resort, or opt to book additional private touring. Options include visiting the Pileta Caves to see ancient rock art, a day of guided hiking or biking in beautiful national parks, a private cooking class, visiting the Picasso Museum and other cultural highlights in Malaga, or a full-day excursion to Tangiers, Morocco or Gibraltar.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Half-day private city tour
Full-day private excursion to Cordoba
Seville - Granada
Private transfer to Granada for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Alhambra and Albaicin
Granada - Marbella
Private transfer to Marbella for 3 nights
Private excursion to Ronda
Private airport transfer
Hotel Alfonso XIII
Parador Nacional de San Francisco
or Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Marbella Club Hotel
Per person (double occupancy)
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