Moorish Spain

Start: Madrid Finish: Seville

Visiting: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada, Ronda, Seville


Duration: 1 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 1 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Al-Andalus was a Muslim state that ignited Europe for centuries. It's now more commonly known as Spain. Discover the romance and intrigue for yourself on an 8-day tour that offers expert guidance but leaves plenty of free time to unravel the mysteries on your own. You'll explore Madrid's museums, walk Toledo's streets, and embrace Andalucia's Moorish spirit in converted mosques, Seville's cathedral and the Alhambra of Granada. From gypsy culture to flamenco passion, encounter a culture a thousand years in the making.

Highlights

  • icon visit the magnificent Mezquita in Cordoba
  • icon lose yourself in the colourful alleyways of Seville
  • icon walk along spectacular El Tajo Gorge in Ronda
  • icon capture the perfect sunset photo of the Alhambra in Granada
  • icon Toledo Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Tour of Toledo. Explore Cordoba including the mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter. Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra. El Tajo Gorge excursion and walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • iconExplore the ancient city of Toledo, capture the perfect sunset photo of the Alhambra in Granada, walk along spectacular El Tajo Gorge in Ronda, visit the magnificent Mezquita in Cordoba, lose yourself in the colourful alleyways of Seville
  • iconExplore the ancient city of Toledo

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Madrid

Location: Madrid

Arrive at any time.

Please make your own way to the joining hotel. If arriving early, head out and explore the city. Madrid, the grande dame of European cities, has it all — history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and a wild nightlife. The capital's most exciting street is the Gran Vía, but be sure to visit the Plaza Mayor –the true heart of Madrid. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza’s many cafés and watch the world go by. After the group meeting, opt to head out for a meal at a local restaurant with the group.

Additional Information: If you want more time to explore the city, we recommend booking pre-nights in Madrid.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Madrid

Location: Madrid

Meals: BREAKFAST

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo, and then return to Madrid and opt to visit museums or just relax at a local café.

Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: With a local historian, we explore the World Heritage city of Toledo and the old quarter, which is considered an open-air museum. Known as the “city of three cultures,” Toledo conserves its artistic and cultural heritage behind its walls, featuring historic churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques, and synagogues.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: Opt to visit the Museo del Prado, the Gran Vía or Plaza Mayor.

icon Day 3: Madrid/Córdoba

Location: Madrid

Meals: BREAKFAST

Travel by high-speed train to Córdoba and visit the Mezquita (mosque). Afterwards, stroll the historic medieval Jewish quarter, full of narrow winding lanes and traditional houses.

Córdoba’s gastronomy features cuisine steeped in Roman, Moorish, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Head out tonight to sample some local food. Try the thick, hearty stew called "caldereta de cordero" or cool off with "ajo blanco," a hearty white gazpacho soup.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Be amazed by the diverse and stunning architecture of Córdoba's most famous monument, the extraordinary Mezquita. Built as a mosque in 785 by the Moors, the Mezquita was converted in the 16th century by the remarkable addition of a Christian cathedral inserted into the centre of the building. We highly recommend booking a guided tour to get a fuller understanding.

ACTIVITY: Wander among narrow winding lanes, traditional houses, and charming cafés in Cordoba's historic medieval Jewish quarter. Discover one of Spain’s three remaining synagogues.

icon Day 4: Córdoba/Granada

Location: Córdoba

Meals: BREAKFAST

Travel to the Andalusian city of Granada and take an orientation walk with the CEO.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

icon Day 5: Granada

Location: Granada

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture, and the highlight of the trip for most visitors. After, enjoy free time to explore with the option to take a bike tour or to visit the cathedral.

After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. This is a great place to go for sunset. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a guided visit of the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Learn about Granada’s reign as one of the region’s most regal cities during the Muslim rule of Spain, which is captured in time within the Alhambra.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Free time to explore with the option to take a bike tour or visit the cathedral.

icon Day 6: Granada/Ronda

Location: Granada

Meals: BREAKFAST

Catch a train and explore the town of Ronda on the El Tajo Gorge. Cross the Puente Nuevo and go down into the gorge itself for incredible views. Free afternoon to go explore the many attractions of the town or opt to go caving.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy some time to explore on your own.

icon Day 7: Ronda/Seville

Location: Ronda

Meals: BREAKFAST

Travel to Seville and take an orientation walk with the CEO. Opt to take a walking tour in the Santa Cruz quarter, visit the cathedral Giralda or Casa Pilatos, or enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

This morning, head to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Enjoy the city with the option to explore the Muslim monuments, parks and gardens at leisure, getting a taste of Seville's energetic pulse. Have a chance to savour some tapas at the city's many bars and cafés.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON After your CEO has taken you on a short orientation walk to get your bearings, you will have time to take in all this great city has to offer.

icon Day 8: Seville

Location: Seville

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

Additional Information: We recommend booking post nights, to better explore Seville at your leisure.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Comfort hotels (7 nts).

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    El Tajo Gorge excursion and walk

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    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Historic City of Toledo visit, Toledo Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Explore Cordoba including the mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter

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    Tour of Toledo

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    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Historic City of Toledo visit, Toledo

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Tour of Toledo. Explore Cordoba including the mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter. Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra. El Tajo Gorge excursion and walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra

Group Size

Max 16, avg 12

Meals Included

7 breakfasts

Transport

Public bus, train, walking.

Accommodation

Comfort hotels (7 nts).

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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