Southern Spain in Style – Small Group
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Spain, starting in the vibrant capital, Madrid. Begin with a warm welcome, private transfer, and a delightful tapas dinner. Explore Madrid’s passionate essence through guided tours before heading south to Merida, where ancient Roman history comes to life. Seville, the city of light, awaits with a captivating city tour and an optional evening walk atop the Setas de Sevilla for breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in Seville’s romantic charm, or choose to discover Jerez de la Frontera’s wine and flamenco legacy. Journey to Cordoba for a historical exploration, then onto Granada, where an enchanting Gypsy Flamenco show awaits. The highlight of the tour unfolds at the majestic Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dive into Granada’s Moorish history or relax before bidding farewell to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Conclude your adventure with a Farewell Dinner back in Madrid, filled with cherished memories of a journey through Spain’s rich tapestry.
*This description also contains details on the optional tours that offerd with an additional charge.
Meet & greet at the airport and take a private transfer to your hotel. At 19:00, gather with your Tour Director at the hotel’s Reception Desk for a welcome meeting, where you’ll also meet your fellow travelers. The rest of the day is yours to relax. Stay at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a captivating morning city tour to experience the vibrant essence of Madrid, a city filled with passion in its DNA. The afternoon is yours to further discover the city’s wonders at your own pace. In the early evening, gather with fellow travelers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant. Retire to your hotel for the night.
Indulge in a buffet breakfast at your hotel before embarking on your journey southward to Merida, our initial stop for the day. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC, Merida, the capital of Extremadura, still preserves remnants of its ancient past, including the awe-inspiring Roman Theater (admission included). Take some leisure time before proceeding to Seville, the renowned capital of Andalusia and the Spanish city of light.
Mapping in-depth: Setas de Sevilla Evening Experience
Optionally, partake in an evening walk to witness the enchanting night views of Seville. Traverse the Setas de Sevilla, where the viewing platform provides a 360º perspective, allowing you to experience Seville from above. As you begin your visit, this spot becomes the vantage point from which you can absorb the essence of Seville’s history and chart your course.
Retire to your hotel for accommodation.
Indulge in a buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today, embark on a city tour to discover the enchanting streets of Seville’s Jewish Quarter, showcasing its Moorish roots. The afternoon is yours to relish the luminous charm of the city.
Mapping In-Depth: Jerez de la Frontera:
Optionally, Dive into the depths of exploration with a visit to Jerez de la Frontera, renowned for its wine, flamenco, and equestrian heritage. Few places in Spain rival Jerez’s global acclaim, earned through its sherry, equestrian prowess, bullfighting, flamenco, and motor racing. Immerse yourself in a Jerez sherry wine tasting and explore the famous equestrian school.
Accommodation at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Cordoba, a city rich in historical heritage. Explore the remarkable Mosque, transformed into a Christian Cathedral, and wander through its charming Arabian-style streets. Travel onwards to Granada, a truly magical Spanish city surrounded by endless olive oil groves. In the evening, indulge in an unforgettable experience with fellow travelers at an authentic Gypsy Flamenco show, complete with dinner. Retire for the night at your hotel, cherishing the memories of a captivating day.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. The day’s highlight is the visit to Alhambra Palace, a uniquely special Spanish World Heritage Site. The intricately adorned domes and archways showcase the skill of Moorish craftsmen. Perched on a hill overlooking the River Darro, it provides panoramic views of the entire city. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
Mapping In-Depth into the Moorish experience with the Albaicin mapping. Optionally, take a stroll through Albaicin, immersing yourself in the captivating transformation of Granada from Islam to Christianity. Explore the city’s history through its viewpoints, former mosques turned into churches, ancient palaces, and artisan workshops. Visit a historic Moorish house and indulge in the renowned Arab pastry with tea at a traditional Granada teashop. The journey concludes at the Royal Chapel, a late Gothic gem erected by the Catholic Monarchs.
Retire for the night at your hotel.
Indulge in your daily breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to Granada and embark on a journey to the remarkable Imperial city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where Christian, Moorish, and Jewish cultures have harmoniously coexisted for centuries. Explore the historic old town with a guided city tour through its charming narrow streets. Upon returning to Madrid, unite with fellow travelers for a concluding Farewell Dinner. Retire for the night at your hotel.
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a private transfer to the airport. Our services conclude here.
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.
7 nights accommodations at selected class hotels
- English speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
- Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba (Mosque entrance included), Merida (Roman Theatre entrance included), Seville, Granada (Alhambra entrance included)
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Flamenco experience with dinner
- Welcome Tapas Experience dinner
- Farewell dinner
- Transportation by luxury coach
- Private transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
- Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
- Optional Experiences
- Optional activities – Mapping in-depth
- City Tax to be paid locally
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Personal Expenses
- Porterage at airport
- Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included