08D7N Best of Southern Spain by G Adventures g adventures best of southern spain

From USD 1,999 per person

INFO 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.
PACKAGE CODE ESMB
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 June 2022
INCLUDE Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona.
Orientation walks in Madrid, Granada, Seville, and Barcelona.
Albaicin quarter visit. Alhambra guided tour.
Flamenco show performance.
Mezquita mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

MEALS INCLUDED

7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinners
Allow USD260-340 for meals not included.
1

Day 1 - Madrid

Arrive any time.

Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Hotel Europa (or similar)

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Day 2 - Madrid

Take a brief orientation walk with your CEO, then 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.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Free time
Lively, passionate Madrid is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with its royal palaces and works by masters including Goya, Picasso, and Dalí. Be sure to take in some tapas. Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, and showcases food from all over Spain.

Hotel
Hotel Europa (or similar)

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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.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
Wander through the historic quarter of the Albaicin. Try to head there for sunset. With its narrow lanes and fantastic views back to the Alhambra, visitors are rewarded with a spectacular colour-washed skyline when the sun goes down.

Hotel
Hotel Casa Del Pilar (or similar)

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Day 4 - Granada

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.

Free time
Wander this charming city and sample their famous tapas.

Alhambra Guided Tour
Enjoy a guided visit of the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Learn about Granada’s reign as one of the region’s most regal cities during the Muslim rule of Spain, which is captured in time within the Alhambra.

Hotel
Hotel Casa Del Pilar (or similar)

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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.

Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit
Be amazed by the diverse and stunning architecture of Córdoba’s most famous monument, the extraordinary Mezquita. Built as a mosque in 785 by the Moors, the Mezquita was converted in the 16th century by the remarkable addition of a Christian cathedral inserted into the centre of the building.

Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit
Wander among narrow winding lanes, traditional houses, and charming cafés in Cordoba’s historic medieval Jewish quarter. Discover one of Spain’s three remaining synagogues.

Hotel
Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

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Day 6 - Seville

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.

Free time
With heaps to see and do, get exploring.

Flamenco Show
Enjoy a flamenco performance in the city known for the energetic dance. Be swept away by the flamenco’s passion, fire, and grit!

Hotel
Cool Sevilla Hotel (or similar)

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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 paella cooking class, followed by a group dinner to round out the day.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas and stop at the famous Boqueria market.

Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner
Mescladis – Catalan for “Mixed Space” – is a migrant training kitchen and cafe in the heart of Barcelona featuring a unique feel that fuses old Catalan favourites and migrants’ home recipes. With the help of migrant students, learn how to make paella with the resident chef, accompanied by a discussion that promotes social reflection – with the kitchen and food at the centre of it all. Then enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Hotel
Hotel AA Viladomat (or similar)

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Day 8 - Barcelona

Depart at any time.
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