The ‘Ultimate Andalucia’ tour is an 11 day/10 night small group ‘circuit’ tour that takes you around most of Andalucía.
You stay in high quality 4* hotels in the centre of the Cities.
You can add any of the tour extensions to the beginning or end of this tour if you wish to extend your holiday.
This tour normally starts on a Saturday.
Arrive and collection from Malaga, subject to time, visit pretty Mijas mountain village before transfer to your accommodation in Málaga. We will give you a short walking tour of the old quarter. Enjoy the evening and night in stunning Málaga.
After breakfast, a free morning to enjoy Málaga old town, visit any of the sites such as the Alcazaba Fortress, the Picasso Museum or the Cathedral. We meet you at 12:30 and take you to have lunch at a local’s beachside ‘Chiringuito’ in East Málaga, where they barbeque fresh fish on olive wood fires on the beach. After lunch, we travel to Granada City and check in to the hotel in the centre for two nights. We will give you a short walking tour around the old quarter of the City, including the Plaza Bib Rambla and Cathedral/Capilla Real area. We recommend having dinner at Restaurante Jardines de Zoraya at the top of the Albayzin, the old Arab Quarter. The restaurant has a wonderful ‘non-touristy’ Flamenco performance by talented local professional artists. You can see the Alhambra lit up at night across the Darro valley from the viewing point ‘Mirador San Nicolas’.
We will meet you at 10:30 and take you to visit other areas of the City, including the Baroque Basilica of San Juan de Dios, Arco de Elvira (the original Moorish entrance to the City) and a wander down the banks of the River Darro. If you wish, you can visit the Cathedral and Museum of Granada or take a late morning treat of ‘Chocolate con Churros’ in the Plaza Bib Rambla. At 14:00, we will drive up to the Alhambra. You will have tickets that include a pre-booked entry time into the Nasrid Palaces. After the visit, you can wander down the hill into the centre of the city or take the bus or taxi back to the centre. Spend a second evening and night in Granada.
We will meet you at 09:30 and travel to Córdoba. Check-in to your hotel in or near the old quarter. We will give you a short walking tour. We will visit the Barrio San Basilio, the old walls of the City, a typical Patio of Córdoba, the Jewish Quarter and take a tapas lunch. In the afternoon, visit the world heritage site of the Mesquita, the greatest ancient Mosque in the Western World. Walk across the Roman Bridge and enjoy the evening and night in historic Córdoba.
After breakfast, visit the Christian Alcazar and we will meet you at 11:00 and depart for Ronda. Check in to the hotel and we will give you a short orientation tour and leave you to have a tapas lunch. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Ronda, admire the spectacular views of the gorge and visit the historic bullring, now a museum. For a special treat for dinner, book a table and take a taxi to ‘El Muelle de Arriate’ 4km outside of Ronda. Voted one of the top restaurants in Andalucía on Trip Advisor, it offers fantastic food for excellent value. ‘Frank’ the owner knows us.
We will meet you at 11:00 and travel through the Grazalema National Park to Seville. Arriving in Seville, you will check-in to your hotel in the old quarter and enjoy a tapas lunch in the Barrio Santa Cruz, the lovely old Jewish Quarter. After lunch, we will give you a short walking tour of Seville. We will visit the Maria Louisa Park, the Plaza España and walk past the historic buildings. Then you will be free to visit the Cathedral or just relax. Enjoy a lovely evening and night in this beautiful City.
Enjoy a free day in Seville. In the morning, we recommend visiting the Real Alcázares, the oldest Royal Palaces still in use in Europe. Maybe visit the Metropolitan Parasol, the ‘Setas’, the world’s largest man-made wooden structure and wander the narrow streets. Spend a second night in the City.
We will depart Seville at 11:00 and drive to Jerez. Check in to your hotel and have a tapas lunch. In the afternoon, we recommend visiting the one of the Sherry Bodegas. They offer guided tours in English. In the evening enjoy the nightlife of Jerez.
After breakfast, we travel to the seaport City of Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously occupied Cities in the world. Check-in to the hotel. We will give you a short walk around Cádiz to include, the old Barrio Populo, visit the Roman Theatre reception centre, past the Cathedral and the small flower market. We will walk to the Torre Tavira, the tallest of the towers of Cádiz and it has a great ‘Camera Obscura’ which we recommend visiting. You will be free to enjoy the afternoon and evening in the City.
At 11.00, we will depart Cádiz and travel to the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas, where the houses are built into the cliffs. Have lunch in Setenil before we travel back to Málaga with a stop on the way to see the turquoise waters of the Ardales Lakes and the impressive El Chorro Gorge. Arriving in Málaga, the Tour will end with the drop-off back at your hotel and your Tour Leader will say goodbye. The hotel room, with breakfast the following morning, is included in your tour price.
Spend time in Málaga before taking a taxi to the airport/train station for your departure. Or extend your stay in the Málaga area by booking additional nights at a local hotel.
Please request a tour schedule for dates.