Andalucia Discovery - 6 days

Andalucia Discovery - 6 days

19 Views
6 Days
From

$2535

$1972

Andalucia Discovery - 6 days

6 Days Starting in Madrid and ending in Seville

Visiting: Spain, Portugal

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Minimum age 15, escorted by an adult

Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

From:
$2535
$1972 (USD) Operator discount: -$507 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 -22%

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Travel from Spain to Portugal on this 6-day group tour from Madrid to Lisbon. Leave the capital of Spain, visit hill-top Toledo and journey through Castilla-La Mancha to the southern region of Andalucia. Explore the La Mezquita mosque-cathedral in Cordoba and Granada's famous Alhambra Palace. Continue through Malaga's 'Lake District' to Seville where there is free time to explore and delight in the taste of tapas and wine tasting. In Portugal, explore the Algarve and end your trip in Lisbon.

Highlights

  • Toledo - Wander the medieval cobbled streets of the former capital of Spain and explore independently

  • Castilla–La Mancha - Pass through this scenic land of vineyards, castles and windmills on your way to Cordoba

  • Cordoba - Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Mezquita mosque-cathedral on an included visit

  • Granada - Explore the stunning Alhambra Palace and fortress and gaze at the Sierra Nevada mountains

  • Guadix - Learn about the history of the ancient cave dwellings of Guadix and opt to explore some of the ancient houses

  • Ronda - See the spectacular white villages perched on the Spanish hilltops and admire the old city walls

  • Seville - Spend a free day exploring this popular city break destination at leisure, visiting the cathedral and the Plaza de Espana

  • Tavira - Enjoy this peaceful and picturesque town situated in the Portuguese Algarve before completing your journey to Lisbon

Itinerary

Expand All
Day 1: Madrid

Madrid – Toledo – Cordoba. Departing the current Spanish capital, we head south to Toledo, the former capital of the country. Perched on a hill overlooking the Tajo River, it's often called the 'City of Three Cultures.' There is free time to explore its cobbled streets and seek out the remnants of Muslim mosques, Jewish synagogues, and Christian cathedrals.



Next, we travel through Castilla-La Mancha, the backdrop for literary hero Don Quixote's adventures. Along the way, we stop at Despenaperros Natural Park, the gateway to Andalucia. Arriving in Cordoba, the evening is free to head out for dinner and discover some of the city's lively squares and charming architecture.



Please note: Pick up for this tour is at 8:15 on day 1 (tour departs at 8:30) - Madrid Pick Up Point, Hotel Porcel Ganivet, Madrid.

Day 2: Cordoba
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cordoba – Granada. In the morning we enjoy an included visit to La Mezquita, a stunning Moorish mosque featuring rows of adorned arches, a serene interior, and even a cathedral inside. Then we journey through olive tree-covered hills, signalling our entry into the olive oil-producing province of Jaen.



We continue our trip south and pay a visit to the hilltop fortress of Fortaleza de la Mota. We arrive in Granada early in the evening, where we'll stay for the next two nights.

Day 3: Granada
Meals Included: Breakfast

Granada – Guadix – Granada. This morning we take in one of Spain's most famous attractions, the UNESCO-listed Alhambra fortress and palace. Entrance is included and there will be time to explore this cavernous architectural wonder.



In the afternoon, we visit the unique Barrio de las Cuevas of Guadix and you can opt to visit the Guadix Cave Dwellings Interpretation Centre, nestled within original cave dwellings. If time permits, we enjoy a photo stop of the Sierra Nevada mountains before returning to Granada. The evening is free - why not head out for some mouth-watering tapas this evening?

Day 4: Granada
Meals Included: Breakfast

Granada – Ronda – Seville. We begin our journey today in the El Torcal de Antequera nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal Mountains. Marvel at the incredible limestone formations sculpted over millions of years.



We continue through Andalucia's countryside, taking in the landscapes of Malaga's 'Lake District' before reaching Ronda. This town is dramatically perched on the cliffs of El Tajo Gorge and is known for its rich literary history, old city walls, and charming plazas. There's free time to explore and savour a leisurely lunch.



Next, we enjoy an included visit to an olive oil farm, to find out more about the production of Spain's 'liquid gold'. It's then time to complete our journey to Seville, where we'll spend the next two nights.

Day 5: Seville
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is at leisure to explore Seville, one of Spain's most popular cities. You could visit the iconic cathedral, enjoy a glass of wine in the buzzing Plaza de Espana or take a stroll along the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Your guide can help you with suggestions!



Alternatively, you can join an optional half day tour to Jerez, best known for flamenco, horses and sherry production. The evening is free back in Seville.

Day 6: Seville
Meals Included: Breakfast

Seville – Huelva – Tavira (Portugal) – Lisbon. Departing Seville, we head west to the Costa de la Luz, known for its bright sunshine and golden sandy beaches. We make a stop in Huelva, a seaside city where Christopher Columbus once mapped his voyage to seek a western sea route to China and India. There's an included visit to the waterside exhibition of Muelle de las Carabelas, housing life-size replicas of Columbus's three ships.



We then say Adios to Spain and cross the border into neighbouring Portugal. Heading through the Algarve, we stop in Tavira, nestled along the River Gilao. There is some free time to wander its cobblestone streets, admire the ancient Roman bridge, and enjoy some delectable Portuguese cuisine.



We then complete our journey to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, where our tour comes to an end.



Please note: This tour finishes at 19:00 - Lisbon Drop Off, Hotel Zenit, Lisbon.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-4 star hotels

  • 5 nights in 3-4 star hotels

  • 5 breakfasts

  • Escorted by an English-speaking guide

  • Entrance to La Mezquita with audio guide included

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury mini-coach with a local driver

  • Entrance to an olive oil production site

  • Entrance to the Alhambra with audio guide included

  • Entrance to Fortaleza de la Mota

  • Entrance to Muelle de las Carabelas

  • 20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

show more

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified

  • Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above

Check out our Q&As

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

Trustpilot
Norma Sullivan  

Land of the Northern Lights 5 day tour of Iceland

10-Sep-2021

The Land of Northern Lights tour was a triumph! My tour of Southern Iceland was absolutely wonderful. The venues chosen, the timing allotted at each venue and the variety of things to experience was nearly perfect. Our guide, "Thor", was smart, amusing, full of history and anecdotal stories as well as being incredibly hospitable and helpful. This small group experience was my first, but not my last thanks to On the Go.

Trawls (Google Reviewer)  

On The Go Tours Sri...

05-Feb-2024

On The Go Tours Sri Lanka was an incredible experience that was made even better by our tour guide Akthar. He was incredibly knowledgeable about his country and he loved sharing it with us. The tour covers a wide range of activities so you can truly experience what Sri Lanka is all about. The beautiful 4-5 star hotels at the end of every day was an absolute bonus. Thanks for a great trip OTGT I’m sure this won’t be my last

Xtreme Floor Care (Google Reviewer)  

Traveled through Egypt with On...

30-Nov-2023

Traveled through Egypt with On the Go Tours, professional service, very informative and helpful tour guides. The choice of hotels was excellent... Definitely recommend this company

Gavin Harrigan  

King Tutankhamun 10 day tour of Egypt

16-Sep-2021

I have just returned from my tour with On The Go and it was an amazing trip! From arriving at the airport and meeting the OTG representative, everything was well organised and hassle free.  Our tour guide was Amir. He is awesome!! From the beginning he was so friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Egypt, giving us loads of information at each place and time to explore ourselves. Learnt so much from him about this fascinating place, and he was always happy to answer more questions.   The trip itself was amazing. There's lots of travelling on this trip, but it's really not too bad, and the sights you see when you get to where you are going are worth it. I'm not a big fan of boats, but the Felluca ride across the Nile was pretty fun too.  On the first day I also did the optional tour of Cairo with Ahmed Helal - another excellent guide from OTG. It's worth doing this add on as you don't spend much time in Cairo, and you go to three very different places.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this trip. It was just ace.  If you're thinking about it too, you should probably just book it. And hopefully you get Amir as your guide.

Paul Kelly (Google Reviewer)  

TOTALLY MOROCCO We booked a 9...

26-Feb-2023

TOTALLY MOROCCO We booked a 9 day tour of Morocco visiting many main cities and places of interest. The coach was very comfortable and we felt safe with the driver Suliman. The guide was Hicham Touraouine and he was fantastic. He spoke perfect English as well as French, Arabic and Berber. He was so kind and considerate and made a good tour great. We particularly enjoyed ‘glamming in the Sahara Desert. So much to see and do and great food and company. We would definitely use On The Go Tours again, especially if Hicham was the guide. Paul & Penny

Rolly Hay hay (Google Reviewer)  

Gallipoli tour. The guide was...

28-Sep-2023

Gallipoli tour. The guide was awesome. Everything went like clockwork.. My complaint is that you expect 4 people to cramp together on the back seat of the van for 4 hours. That is poverty travel. Not really acceptable for the price paid. So uncomfortable. If was to do this trip again I'd just rent a car. Although the guide was amazing, but that's 3 hours of the trip.

Sarah Paterson (Google Reviewer)  

Terrible tour of India. For...

27-Dec-2023

Terrible tour of India. For some reason On the Go hadn't realised that my room mate had booked her own room for the first night of tour. So the hotel in Delhi had tried to put me in her room after midnight, by wheeling in an extra bed. She went Crazy!! I then had to sit in hotel reception for hours. While the tour guide said he couldn't find me a room. Throughout the tour the guide consistently ask me and my room mate for money for my room, causing more friction between us. Don't book with this company had the worst experience ever. Go with Intrepid or G Adventure

brandy hoffman (Google Reviewer)  

I had used them once...

09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

Giovanni Guidi (Google Reviewer)  

I booked three tours with...

19-Aug-2023

I booked three tours with this agency. While the first two experiences were very nice, with well-thought-out itineraries and knowledgeable guides, the third tour was an absolute nightmare for us. Due to the unavailability of an hotel from the trip notes, the agency opted to replace it with another they claimed was "similar." To our dismay, this alternative was nothing short of a decrepit, filthy establishment that threatened to ruin our entire safari experience in South Africa. But the fiasco didn't end there. This so-called hotel began proposing and organizing activities starkly different from what we were promised in the trip notes, together with an awful services of their guides and vehicles. And when this disaster struck and we desperately needed their support? The agency ghosted us. It took them an entire day to respond, and when they did, they simply shrugged off our concerns, asserting it was too late to fix anything, even though three nights of our trip were still ahead. The level of unprofessionalism was staggering. Forced to salvage our experience, we took matters into our own hands, leaving that awful place to book another hotel and activities for the remainder of our trip—all at my own expense. Based on my experience, I suggest travelers to think twice before considering this agency. Seek out reputable companies known for their commitment to customer service and integrity.

Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Apr 22, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

May 06, 2024 - May 11, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

May 20, 2024 - May 25, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Aug 26, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Sep 09, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
$2685 $2089 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$59 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Oct 07, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 26, 2024
$2605 $2027 (USD)

Operator discount: -$521 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$57 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Saturday

Nov 04, 2024 - Nov 09, 2024
$2535 $1972 (USD)

Operator discount: -$507 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    On The Go Tours allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform on the go tours, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of on the go tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews