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Explore the rich culture and lively cities of southern Spain

7 days From £999 £899 per person
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2023 Tour code: 23ANF

About the tour

Explore the best of beautiful Andalucía on this spectacular holiday. Visit sun-soaked Seville, journey to historic Cordoba and explore the Alhambra in Granada, all from your base in charming Antequera.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - To Antequera

Fly to Malaga and transfer to your hotel in Antequera, your home for the next six nights and an ideal base from which to explore Andalucía. Antequera is a typical Andalucian medieval town with towering churches, a walled fortress and distant mountains. You will notice many Spanish Baroque buildings, restored to retain their traditional façades. Moorish, Christian, and Roman influences can be seen throughout Andalucía.

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  • Dinner
Day 2 - Antequera

Today is free for you to begin exploring at your own pace. Antequera offers plenty for the discerning tourist, with the range and variety of cuisine definitely something to get excited about. Seeking out a local café is an excellent option if you fancy indulging in a traditional Spanish lunch. The area is famous for 'Porra Antequerana', a thick, gazpacho-style soup traditionally served cold and made with tomatoes and bread. There's also the Dolmen Tombs just outside of the city; three 5000-year-old prehistoric burial chambers that are some of the largest in Europe.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Seville

After breakfast, travel from Antequera to the beautiful city of Seville, for a guided tour. Your first stop is the Plaza de España, where you can admire the beautiful buildings, fountains, and tiled alcoves, created for the 1929 'Fair of the Americas'. Your tour finishes in front of the amazing cathedral, the largest Gothic building in Europe and the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Its bell tower, La Giralda - the minaret of the original mosque - hosts panoramic views over the city. The afternoon is yours to explore - Seville has an endless choice of tapas bars and the peaceful gardens of the Alcazar Palace are a lovely retreat from the city streets.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Cordoba

Enjoy a visit to Córdoba, an ancient city that was once the largest metropolis in Western Europe and is now a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival, take an insightful guided tour of the city's main attractions, seeing the exterior of the famous Mezquita, or mosque of Cordoba, for which the city is world-renowned. Built in the eighth century and re-consecrated as a cathedral in the 13th century, the Mezquita is one of the greatest remaining works of Islamic architecture in the world and it dominates the city's Old Town. Your tour also takes you to the sprawling Juderia, Cordoba's historic Jewish Quarter and a fascinating place to explore.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Antequera

Enjoy another day to explore the surrounding area. You could spend time in the municipal museum of Antequera, finding out about the town's archaeological history as well as later art and architecture. Perhaps visit the nearby port city of Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, where you could spend some time at Museo Picasso. Close to the museum is an impressive Roman amphitheatre and Alcazaba castle, which looks out over the city. The city centre has some excellent restaurants, cafés and bars. You might like to wander along the promenade of the modern port area, where you can find shops, market stalls, restaurants and Malaga's own 'Centre Pompidou' gallery of contemporary art.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Granada

Head to Granada, a charming city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, known for its staggering Alhambra. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Alhambra palaces and gardens, the last and greatest of Spain's Moorish palaces. Here, you see the beautiful Generalife Gardens, once a summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers. The garden features paths of pebble mosaics, pools, and fountains framed by flowerbeds, colonnades, and pavilions. With some free time, you could also visit the Albacyin, the Moorish quarters of the city with narrow winding streets, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984. In this area and in the nearby square you will find several restaurants and cafés to enjoy a sandwich, tapas, or a glass of vino tinto.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Home

Today you bid adiós to Spain, transferring to Malaga Airport for your flight back to London or your local airport.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 58 reviews

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Irene O'Brien

4 stars

Submitted 22/Oct

Brenda the Tour Manager was great. Felt there was a little too much trawling the streets without actually getting to see anything. In all fairness, the weather was hotter than expected, for October. Loved The Alhambra, that was the highlight for me.

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Trevor

3 stars

Submitted 18/Oct

Poor choice of hotel location was an issue. A lot of walking on this holiday. Needs to be made explicit up front.

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David Hollands

5 stars

Submitted 17/Oct

Lovely holiday and excellent tour guide. Very nice hotel and interesting outings.

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christopher

5 stars

Submitted 17/Oct

good holiday

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A Powell

5 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Fantastic holiday , lovely destinations could have done with one more rest day.

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Guy Hall

4 stars

Submitted 24/Sep

A very interesting and cultural holiday, the Alhambra alone was a feast.

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