This tour of Andalucía includes stopovers at its major cities, Seville and Granada. As Andalucía is the home of bullfighting and flamenco, this tour is full of authentic Spanish experiences and culture.
Andalucía’s capital city, Seville, may be the largest city in the region but it is very compact and pedestrian-friendly, making it easy and safe for your students to explore. The stunning medieval architecture is a particular highlight here.
Granada, situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a vibrant city lined with narrow, cobbled streets, winding their way around the numerous shops, restaurants and friendly cafes. The magnificent Alhambra sits on top of a hill and is one of the best spots for a spectacular view over the city.
The tour also includes a stopover in Córdoba. The city comes to life during the evening with tapas bars and Flamenco dancing. A visit to the Mezquita Cathedral, once the greatest centre of worship in the westernmost Islamic state of the world, is a must.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Flight to Malaga
Transfer to accommodation in Granada
Evening activity: Get a flavour of traditional Andalucian cuisine with a guided tapas tour (including the tapas!)
Pick up some snacks and practise your Spanish at the Mercado San Agustin, a traditional market!
Search for the elusive "Banksy of Granada", El Nino de Las Pinturas, with our excellent guided street art walking tour of Granada.
A visit to the spectacular Alhambra de Granada is a highlight of this trip. A fortress, a palace and now a World Heritage Site, it is Granada's most iconic landmark.
Evening activity: Enjoy a traditional Flamenco show.
Morning at leisure in Parte Vieja, Granada's diverse Old Quarter, where fashionable boutiques compete for space with the Alcaiceria, the old Moorish silk market.
A visit to Granada's Cathedral - a striking example of Spanish Renaissance and Gothic architecture. It also houses an important collection of Renaissance art, which once belonged to Queen Isabella.
Language school activities around the city.
Transfer to Córdoba.
Visit Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. The mix of architectural styles which make up this palace-fortress are a fascinating illustration of Córdoba's history.
A guided tour of the Palacio de Viana. This tranquil palace houses twelve beautiful examples of Córdoba's traditional patios and floral works of art.
Guided tour of the spectacular Grand Cathedral and Mosque of Córdoba is followed by a guided walking tour of the surrounding Jewish Quarter.
Explore Córdoba's Old Quarter, Casco Historico.
After dinner, transfer to Seville.
Visit the Cathedral of Seville, housing an impressive collection of religious art and the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
During an afternoon cruise on the Rio Guadalquivir, gain a broad perspecive of both the classic and the modern Seville.
Real Maestranza de Caballeria - Seville's spectacular bull ring is the second oldest in the world; it also houses an art gallery and bull-fighting museum.
Vis to the Real Alcazar de Sevilla, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which many consider to be an architectural representation of Seville's diverse history.
Leisure time in the beautiful Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park, the largest park in Seville.
Transfer to Malaga and return flight home.
Testimonials about this trip:
Hollingworth Academy July 2019Fantastic service - excellent value for money. Communication with our consultant was so easy - every question we had was dealt with extremely quickly. Each activity planned helped us to meet our Learning Objectives.
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