- The food in the hotel was of a very poor standard
Published on: 17 November 2016
Discover Andalucia on this superb Spanish holiday, taking in Seville, Granada, the Alhambra, Ronda, Cordoba and much more.
This excellent-value holiday to Spain goes far beyond any fly and flop jaunt, treating discerning travellers to an all-encompassing trip to reveal a region bursting with culture.
Many people want the opportunity to combine organised tours with exploring places at their own pace, and that's exactly what you get on this holiday. Much like authentic tapas, this tour gives you a taste of some of the best that Spain has to offer.
Visiting the beautiful southern province of Andalucia, birthplace of Picasso, home of flamenco and cradle of the gypsy life, you'll visit some of Europe's most evocative cities, set against a backdrop of high plains and a sun-blessed coast.
See what else awaits you on a holiday that gives you a real, and welcoming, introduction to classic Spain.
Single rooms available at a supplement
Must try: Authentic tapas accompanied by a glass of traditional sangria.
Fascinating fact: Moorish poets described the Alhambra as "a pearl set in emeralds," an allusion to the colour of its buildings and the woods surrounding them.
You say: "The trip was well organized, so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy it."
Friendly and typically Andalusian, Antequera lies on a plain between mountains and olive-covered hills. Ancient in origin - and well known for nearby prehistoric burial chambers like 'Cueva de la Menga', its Roman baths and 13th-century castle - Antequera is a provincial town with a selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
Every day a new experience
Fly to Malaga and make the one-hour transfer by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to your hotel in Antequera. Located on a plain between mountains and olive-covered hills, Antequera is ancient in origin. It's well-known for nearby prehistoric burial chambers, like Cueva de la Menga, its Roman baths and 13th-century castle. This authentic provincial town also features a selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
Today's included excursion is to Seville, where you can explore the city's orange tree-fringed squares. You'll also see the huge cathedral, the Giralda Tower and the Moorish royal palace of Alcazar. Be sure to stop for a spot of tapas and a glass of fino dry sherry (payable locally) in one of Seville's many excellent tapas bars, too.
Do your own thing today, or join our full-day optional excursion to the city of Cordoba. This elegant, former Roman and Moorish capital of Spain has La Mezquita at its heart, an immense Mosque into which a Christian cathedral has been incorporated. After a guided tour of this magnificent building, you're free to explore the narrow lanes and corridors of the nearby ancient Juderia.
On today's included excursion, you'll travel through a countryside dotted with villages of whitewashed houses, to Ronda. Set above the dramatic El Tajo gorge, which cuts a swathe through the sierra, this once Moorish citadel is a maze of narrow streets and fine Renaissance houses. Don't miss the Plaza de Toros, Ronda's legendary 18th-century bullring, and perhaps cross the Puente Nuevo bridge, which spans the gorge and links the new and old towns. You'll also see the city's fascinating Roman-style baths.
Today, we'll journey to the great city of Granada. Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, this former Moorish capital incorporates many important examples of medieval architecture. During your time in the city, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace. This outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site is both a palace and a fortress, set among the fountains and orchards of the beautiful Generalife gardens.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home, after getting a real taste of classic Spain.
|Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Belfast International||29 Mar 2017||£539.00|
|Belfast International||19 Apr 2017||£569.00|
|Belfast International||19 May 2017||£629.00|
|Belfast International||17 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Belfast International||24 Sep 2017||£649.00|
|Belfast International||04 Oct 2017||£599.00|
|Birmingham||29 Mar 2017||£539.00|
|Birmingham||09 May 2017||£639.00|
|Birmingham||17 Jun 2017||£679.00|
|Birmingham||30 Aug 2017||£759.00|
|Birmingham||09 Sep 2017||£669.00|
|Birmingham||14 Sep 2017||£759.00|
|Birmingham||24 Sep 2017||£669.00|
|Birmingham||29 Sep 2017||£669.00|
|Birmingham||02 Nov 2017||£549.00|
|Bournemouth||09 May 2017||£619.00|
|Bournemouth||17 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Bournemouth||09 Sep 2017||£679.00|
|Bournemouth||14 Sep 2017||£769.00|
|Bournemouth||14 Oct 2017||£629.00|
|Bristol||29 Mar 2017||£549.00|
|Bristol||19 Apr 2017||£579.00|
|Bristol||14 May 2017||£629.00|
|Bristol||19 May 2017||£659.00|
|Bristol||02 Jun 2017||£679.00|
|Bristol||17 Jun 2017||£679.00|
|Bristol||30 Aug 2017||£749.00|
|Bristol||09 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Bristol||24 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Bristol||29 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Bristol||04 Oct 2017||£609.00|
|Bristol||14 Oct 2017||£609.00|
|Bristol||02 Nov 2017||£549.00|
|East Midlands||03 Apr 2017||£589.00|
|East Midlands||14 May 2017||£659.00|
|East Midlands||30 Aug 2017||£719.00|
|East Midlands||29 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|East Midlands||02 Nov 2017||£549.00|
|Edinburgh||03 Apr 2017||£569.00|
|Edinburgh||14 May 2017||£639.00|
|Edinburgh||02 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Edinburgh||30 Aug 2017||£749.00|
|Edinburgh||09 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Edinburgh||29 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Glasgow||03 Apr 2017||£569.00|
|Glasgow||19 Apr 2017||£599.00|
|Glasgow||30 Aug 2017||£749.00|
|Glasgow||29 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Glasgow||14 Oct 2017||£609.00|
|Leeds Bradford||03 Apr 2017||£589.00|
|Leeds Bradford||14 May 2017||£649.00|
|Leeds Bradford||02 Jun 2017||£659.00|
|Leeds Bradford||30 Aug 2017||£739.00|
|Leeds Bradford||09 Sep 2017||£679.00|
|Leeds Bradford||29 Sep 2017||£679.00|
|Leeds Bradford||14 Oct 2017||£629.00|
|Liverpool||03 Apr 2017||£539.00|
|Liverpool||09 May 2017||£619.00|
|Liverpool||19 May 2017||£619.00|
|Liverpool||17 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Liverpool||14 Sep 2017||£739.00|
|Liverpool||24 Sep 2017||£649.00|
|Liverpool||04 Oct 2017||£599.00|
|Liverpool||14 Oct 2017||£599.00|
|Liverpool||02 Nov 2017||£539.00|
|London Gatwick||29 Mar 2017||£559.00|
|London Gatwick||03 Apr 2017||£599.00|
|London Gatwick||19 Apr 2017||£599.00|
|London Gatwick||09 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Gatwick||14 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Gatwick||19 May 2017||£639.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Gatwick||17 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Gatwick||30 Aug 2017||£709.00|
|London Gatwick||09 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Gatwick||14 Sep 2017||£719.00|
|London Gatwick||24 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Gatwick||29 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Gatwick||04 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Gatwick||14 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Gatwick||02 Nov 2017||£499.00|
|London Luton||29 Mar 2017||£529.00|
|London Luton||19 Apr 2017||£599.00|
|London Luton||09 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Luton||14 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Luton||19 May 2017||£679.00|
|London Luton||02 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Luton||17 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Luton||30 Aug 2017||£709.00|
|London Luton||09 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Luton||14 Sep 2017||£789.00|
|London Luton||24 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Luton||29 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Luton||04 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Luton||14 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Luton||02 Nov 2017||£509.00|
|London Southend||29 Mar 2017||£529.00|
|London Southend||19 Apr 2017||£559.00|
|London Southend||09 May 2017||£619.00|
|London Southend||14 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Southend||19 May 2017||£629.00|
|London Southend||17 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Southend||30 Aug 2017||£699.00|
|London Southend||09 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Southend||14 Sep 2017||£719.00|
|London Southend||24 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Southend||04 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Southend||14 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Stansted||29 Mar 2017||£529.00|
|London Stansted||03 Apr 2017||£599.00|
|London Stansted||19 Apr 2017||£559.00|
|London Stansted||09 May 2017||£599.00|
|London Stansted||19 May 2017||£639.00|
|London Stansted||02 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Stansted||17 Jun 2017||£649.00|
|London Stansted||30 Aug 2017||£729.00|
|London Stansted||09 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Stansted||14 Sep 2017||£739.00|
|London Stansted||24 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Stansted||29 Sep 2017||£629.00|
|London Stansted||04 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Stansted||14 Oct 2017||£579.00|
|London Stansted||02 Nov 2017||£539.00|
|Manchester||29 Mar 2017||£539.00|
|Manchester||19 Apr 2017||£579.00|
|Manchester||09 May 2017||£619.00|
|Manchester||19 May 2017||£619.00|
|Manchester||17 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Manchester||14 Sep 2017||£749.00|
|Manchester||24 Sep 2017||£659.00|
|Manchester||04 Oct 2017||£609.00|
|Manchester||14 Oct 2017||£609.00|
|Manchester||02 Nov 2017||£539.00|
|Newcastle||03 Apr 2017||£549.00|
|Newcastle||14 May 2017||£629.00|
|Newcastle||02 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Newcastle||30 Aug 2017||£749.00|
|Newcastle||09 Sep 2017||£669.00|
|Newcastle||29 Sep 2017||£669.00|
|Newcastle||04 Oct 2017||£619.00|
|Newcastle||14 Oct 2017||£619.00|
|Prestwick||03 Apr 2017||£579.00|
|Prestwick||02 Jun 2017||£669.00|
|Prestwick||14 Oct 2017||£619.00|
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Due to the uneven ground and steps at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, this included excursion may not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or for wheelchair users.
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.