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Best of Southern Spain

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Madrid
Arrive any time.

Day 2 Madrid
Enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum. (B)

Day 3 Madrid/Granada
Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset. (B)

Day 4 Granada
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through this historic city. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. Granada is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. (B)

Day 5 Granada/Cordoba/Seville
Travel to Seville via picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening, continue towards Seville and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance. (B)

Day 6 Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares. Seville is home to the world’s largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns. (B)

Day 7 Seville/Barcelona
Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant students followed by a group dinner to round out the day. (B, D)

Day 8 Barcelona
Depart at any time. (B)
Map
All This Included
With some destinations, you always have to compromise on something, whether it's cuisine, history, or just things to do. Luckily, in southern Spain, there’s no such thing. This tour covers the major highlights of Andalucia (southern Spain): the ornate palace of Alhambra in Granada, Córdoba (an architectural mainstay of Islamic culture), and the Andalucian capital of Seville, home of flamenco dancing. Pair it all up with time in Madrid and Barcelona, and you’ll never run out of fun things to do, eat, or see.
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Granada orientation walk
  • Albaicin quarter visit
  • Alhambra guided tour
  • Seville orientation walk
  • Flamenco show performance
  • Mezquita mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
  • Barcelona orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotel (7nts)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Walking, train, bus.
Highlights
  • Explore Moorish palaces
  • Be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville
  • Explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra
  • Witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes.
Accommodations
Hotel (7nts)
Madrid: Hotel Europa (or similar)
Granada: Hotel Casa Del Pilar (or similar)
Barcelona: Hotel AA Viladomat (or similar)
Seville: Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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