Explore The Best Of Southern Spain

Trip code: ESMB

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the vast palatial grounds of Alhambra.
  • Lose yourself in the rhythms of Flamenco in the Andalusian capital of Seville.
  • Tour the capital of Islamic Spain, Cordoba and fawn over the mesmerizing multi-arched Mezquita Mosque
  • Walk through history in the Old Arab Quarter in Albaicin.
  • Try the many epicurean delights of Spain like Paella, Tapas and Spaniards’ one true love- Wine!
  • Witness the eye-popping architectures of the Moorish Palaces.

Tour Details

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The stereotypically Spanish Andalusian region is a cultural rush and is also a bombastic mix of all things that are great about travel. Southern Spain truly oozes the vibes of ‘La Viva Espana’ that travelers from all across the world are keen on experiencing and if you too are keen on pocketing some amazing Andalusian experiences, then this jam-packed tour could be just what you need to make your Spanish getaway EPIC! Let your imaginations run wild as you kick-start this amazeballs tour from Madrid and make your way through some Moorish places and enchanting Old Quarters. And if you’re planning a night out, do tap into the goodness of Tapas food, as with each drink you’ll be getting a smorgasbord of delish treats that are sure to leave you overeaten. From the Spaniards’ passion for Flamenco in Seville to their frantic frenzy for football in Barcelona- the gusto of Spanish people is definitely something that you’ll fall in love with while exploring Spain! 
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kickoff from Madrid

Arrive in Madrid at any time and get down on exploring this amazing city. There’s plenty to do and see in Madrid so we suggest you arrive early to make the most of it! Hurry back in the evening for the adventure begins tonight with a welcome meet and greet with all your fellow wanderlusters. 

Day 2 - Make your way to Granada

Start your day early exploring the Cosmopolitan corners of Madrid and later catch a local train up to Granada. After a fun orientation walk in Granada, explore the whitewashed historic district of Albaicin and get some amazing panoramic shots of the color washed skyline when the sun sets over the city.

Day 3 - Explore Granada

Experience the best of the architectural masterpiece with a guided visit to Alhambra and learn more about the glorious reign of Granada as one of the most regal cities of Spain during its Muslim rule. Later you can also go out on your own to explore the many hotspots of this historic town. Do make sure that you’re hitting some of the great Tapas bars in the city. 
 

Day 4 - Head out to Seville

Kickstart exploring Seville with a fun orientation walk and enjoy this vibrant capital of Andalusia. End your day with a bang with an amazing Flamenco performance!
 

Day 5 - Open day in Seville

See the traces of Moorish influence as you take a walk along the streets of Seville and hit all the hotspots of this magical Spanish city. You have the entire day open to explore as you like, so make a list and head out on your own. You can opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz or the Alcázar palace or even the winding alleys and the lime-washed houses of Seville 

Some other attractions of the city are the Museo Arqueológico, Casa de Pilates, and the Parque de María Luisa. 
 

Day 6 - Off to Valencia

Start your day by traveling up to Cordoba and visiting the iconic stunner of Mezquita de Córdoba. Keep some of that energy saved for you’ll be traveling up to the coastal city of Valencia next!

Day 7 - On your way to Barcelona

After a fun night in Valencia, you also have the morning to enjoy the best of Valencia. After some good dose of Coastal wows in Valencia you’ll be moving ahead to the city of Barcelona today. Get ready for a fun orientation walk with the group once you’re in Barcelona and also hit up the amazing Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas while you’re at it exploring the city!
 

Day 8 - Depart from Barcelona or embark on another adventure

Every good thing comes to an end and so has this trip! You can depart at any time and hop on your homebound flight from Barcelona. But if you’re not ready to leave yet, you can simply choose from any of our trips in Spain or talk to your trip coordinator to help make arrangements for your journey ahead! 

For those who are leaving, Adios, we’ll miss you!
 

Dates & Cost

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Price Includes
  • Accommodation in multi-share hostels.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Meals included are 7 breakfasts.
  • Granada Orientation walk.
  • Albaicin Quarter visit.
  • Alhambra guided tour.
  • Seville Orientation walk.
  • Flamenco show.
  • Mezquita Mosque and Jewish Quarter visit in Cordoba.
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost).
  • Cost of Vaccinations.
  • Additional tours and activities (not included as paid for in the itinerary).
  • Airport transfers (available at extra cost).
     

Living

Accommodation

Accommodation - Hotel (7nts).

It is important to note that accommodation in Europe tend to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and rooms are generally old and may not have been renovated or maintained to the highest standard. Downtown hotels in Europe were not build to be hotels but rich owners houses, which have been changed into hotels. Therefore unusual room sizes are common as large rooms have been partitioned in the past, resulting in rather "thin" walls. Reception areas, rooms and bathrooms tend to be very small as they were often added into an existing room, and may have a hand nozzle rather than a conventional shower head. On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations. Staff can occasionally demonstrate less than perfect customer service. As accommodation is in short supply, especially during the summer months, hotels can charge a premium and there is sometimes little motivation to improve facilities.

Meals

Meals Included - 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Eating is a big part of traveling. Go Discover Abroad understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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