A Week in Andalucia at Christmas

A Week in Andalucia at Christmas

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A Week in Andalucia at Christmas

8 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Antequera

Tour operator:

Travelsphere

Tour code:

XFSWA

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Tour Overview

This relaxing holiday gives you the chance to unwind and soak up the sun whilst discovering the best of Andalucía. From your base in Antequera historically dubbed ‘the crossroads of Andalucia’, you’ll visit the cities of Cordoba and Seville before heading to Granada, home of the stunning Alhambra Palace. Step inside to discover grand halls, courtyards and fountains, then explore the Generalife Gardens. If you want to see more, there’s the option to visit cliff-top Ronda and cosmopolitan Malaga, or if you prefer you can just relax and unwind at the hotel – it’s entirely up to you.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the city of Cordoba 

  • Explore Andalucia's regional capital, Seville

  • Enjoy a light lunch at one of Seville's fine tapas bars

  • Granada tour and the Alhambra Palace

  • Sightseeing in the city of Cordoba

Itinerary

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Day 1 Uk - Malaga

Location: Antequera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Dinner, D

Depart on your flight to Malaga today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel and you'll have time to relax and unwind before dinner this evening.

Day 2 Granada

Location: Antequera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, BD

You really can't visit this region of Spain without a trip to the stunning Alhambra Palace, so that's where you are going today. Standing high on a hill overlooking Granada, this magnificent complex was built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th centuries and added to over time. Your tour not only includes the grand halls, courtyards and fountains of the palace, but also the lovely Generalife Gardens. Later, we'll explore Granada, where you'll see a mix of Moorish and Spanish architecture amongst its narrow, winding lanes.

Day 3 Antequera - Of Leisure

Location: Antequera

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, BD

Today you can choose to explore on your own, or join us on this optional excursion to experience authentic Andalucia in medieval Antequera, whose landscape is punctuated by the towers of Moorish fortresses and Gothic churches. Highlights include El Torcal National Park and the Dolmens, the enormous burial chambers dating back to prehistoric times.

Day 4 Cordoba

Location: Antequera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, BD

Today you're going to discover the city of Cordoba, which sits in a beautiful position on a bend of the Guadalquivir River. It's a fascinating place and the highlight of your visit is sure to be the dazzling Mezquita, or Great Mosque, which dates to the 8th century. Inside what is said to be one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, you'll see more than 850 granite, jasper, and marble pillars. You'll also spend time exploring the labyrinth of winding streets and flower-filled courtyards in the Jewish quarter, before we head back to Antequera.

Day 5 Antequera - Christmas Eve

Location: Antequera

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, BD

Time at leisure may be just what you need today, so why not relax at your hotel. However, if you're keen to discover more of Andalucia, your Holiday Director will be hosting an optional excursion to the cliff-top town of Ronda. You'll see the 600ft deep gorge, El Tajo, which divides it in two and is spanned by an ancient stone bridge, the Puente Nuevo. We'll also leave time for a leisurely stroll around Ronda's cobblestone streets lined with the typical whitewashed houses of the region.

Day 6 Antequera - Christmas Day

Location: Antequera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, BD

Today is yours to enjoy perfect for relaxing, reading and catching up with fellow travellers and looking forward to this evenings Festive dinner. You can,if you wish, join us on an optional excursion to Malaga, a cosmopolitan city on the Costa del Sol, famous as the birthplace of the celebrated artist Pablo Picasso. The city is set on a beautiful bay of the Mediterranean and we’ll take in wonderful views from the two Moorish citadels, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

Day 7 Seville - Boxing Day

Location: Antequera

Accommodation Name: Hotel Antequera Hills

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, BLD

You’re heading to Seville today. This is Andalucia’s regional capital, and if you’re an opera fan you’ll know it as the atmospheric setting for Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. On your tour, highlights include the Gothic Cathedral and Plaza de España which displays a beautifully tiled alcove for each of Spain’s provinces. We'll also take a wander through the Barrio Santa Cruz area. Tapas bars are plentiful in this maze of lanes, and is the perfect location for us to end our tour with a light lunch at one of these fine tapas bars. You might sample dishes such as bravas patatas, chorizo and calamares a la romana – Seville is credited with its invention after all!

Day 8 Malaga - Uk

Meals Included: B

We'll transfer you to the airport for our flight to the UK today.

What's Included

  • Return flights from London 

  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel

  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a Festive Gala Dinner on Christmas Day and welcome drink 

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

  • Return flights from London

  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a Festive Gala Dinner on Christmas Day and welcome drink

Check out our Q&As

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Travelsphere’s Flexibility Promise has been created to give you complete peace of mind and make you feel confident when booking your holiday with us. We have also been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Travelsphere has been operating escorted touring holidays for 60 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travelsphere, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive Holiday conformation upon booking, and then several documents detailing any adddiotnal information and the optional excursions that you can book before you travel. The final information covering your flights, hotels and itinerary will be sent to you around 14 days before your departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, we do not offer single share options

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, Im afraid not

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accomadate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - and make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like minded travellers

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

    All of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

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    Travelsphere requires a minimum deposit of 21% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 84 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travelsphere charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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