Andalucia Self-drive

Andalucia Self-drive

8D/7N, 2 adults, 1 double room B&B. Shared excursions. Car location pick-yp & drop-off Madrid airport.

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Madrid

About the city

Madrid has a tempo of its own: The dry air of the Castilian plain crackles with its cosmopolitan crowds. If the illuminated shop windows along the Gran Vía, and the unrelenting elegance of Paseo de la Castellana are overwhelming, retreat to Old Madrid. Its tangle of side streets south of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are what makes the real Madrid. Spend half a day in the Prado Museum, thaat sit to rest on the steps leading down to the lake in lush Retiro Park. The city begins to live it up as soon as the sun goes down. Madrid claims to boast the largest number of bars per capita of any European city. Madrid teems with cultural events all year round. After concert, play or film, you can choose among literally hundreds of tapas bars and an endless array of nightspots. Madrid successfylly combines its cosmopolitan sophistication with its most cherished local traditions, the result is fascinating to explore.

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Best Western Hotel Los Condes

Popularity:
  • 73% General
    1183
  • Calle libreros, 7, Madrid 28004
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE STANDARD (1) - BUFFET BREAKFAST
 

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Barajas

Madrid Barajas International Airport
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Barajas

Madrid Barajas International Airport
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Madrid

Córdoba

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Córdoba

About the city

Perhaps nowhere else does Spain’s diverse heritage present itself so tangibly to the visitors as in Cordoba. The Roman Bridge, and scattered pillars and ramparts testify to the city’s importance in Roman times. The Arab occupation brought about its greatest prosperity and for a time Cordoba, with is vast library, was the largest city in the world. Cordoba captures the essence of Andalusia today: White-washed houses along narrow streets hide serene patios, and the strains of cante jondo, a vocal style in flamenco, still resound from time to time. Most sights and monuments are clustered in the Juderia, a maze of narrow winding streets that was once the city’s Jewish quarter. This area lies between the Plaza de las Tendillas, Cordoba’s main square, and the River Guadalquivir. Here visitors will find the city’s symbol, The Mezquita, Great Mosque, which is a mystic wonder; an airy forest of 850 marble, alabaster and stone pillars supports the 425 striped double-decker arches. From the tower visitors can clearly see how the 13th century conversion into a cathedral resulted in an incongruous juxtaposition of styles. Mischievous The Jewish quarter is great for tapas and bar-hopping, while you are at it, try a light, dry fino or a sweet Pedro Ximenez, the most famous local wines. Córdoba has plenty reasons for visiting it. This city invites you to dream: just wander through its convoluted alleys and you will realize you're in a unique place. Do not miss the sunset from the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river. After that you won’t want to go to sleep.

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Cordoba Centro

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    427
  • Jesus maria 8, Cordoba 14003
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE STANDARD (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Guided Tour in la Judería de Córdoba “Las 3 Culturas”

day 2 - In english
The guided tour of the Jewish quarter is one of the most complete of our regular visits. Taking as a guideline the Córdoba of the three cultures, we almost all monuments and places of interest belonging to the historic center of the city, such as the Mudejar chapel of St. Bartholomew.

Thoroughly visit the Jewish Quarter, where pay special interest in Zoco Municipal, the monument to Maimonides and, of course, to the synagogue.

We know all about the culture of water in Al-Andalus at the Baths of Caliphate Alcazar, place of rest and meeting between top leaders and caliphs.

Finally, we visit the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a fortress built on the old Umayyad Palace, where they resided over eight years the Catholic Monarchs.

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Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.

Location
Starting point:
"Puerta del Perdón" en la Calle Cardenal Herrero - Cordoba - ES

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
11:45 - 13:00

Closing dates
Monday

Duration: 3 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide\n
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Córdoba

Sevilla

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Sevilla

About the city

Seville has a special colour, this effervescent city is filled with captivating traditional architecture in colours of lemons, plums and oranges. The River Guadalquivir runs approximately north-south through Seville. Most of the city, including the old quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz, is on the east bank, while the Barrio de Triana lies on the west bank. At midnight, impromptu singing, clapping and guitar playing fill bars and streets. By day, the diversity of the city’s heritage becomes apparent. The Romans, Moors, Catholic Spaniards, and now, hordes of tourists have all tried to claim Seville as their own. Indeed, Seville has never failed to spark the imagination of newcomers. From the street, the cathedral seems unimpressive; you must go inside to get some sense of its dimensions. Massive pillars support the vaulted roof, and the wealth of treasure is fabulous beyond belief. Another major sight of the city is La Giralda, which was the minaret of the Almohad mosque. From the top, there’s a fantastic view of the city across the barbed spires and buttresses of the roof. La Torre del Oro, a symbol of the city, originally covered in golden tiles, watches over the town as it has always done since 1220. Seville at night is wonderful, everything takes on a mystical air able to hypnotize and if you know how to live it, you will fall under its spell.

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Convento la Gloria

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    301
  • Argote de molina, centro, Sevilla 41004
Services:
Rooms:
Double or Twin STANDARD (1) - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
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Seville 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise

day 3 - Seville 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise
Once you are picked-up at your hotel, you can get ready for this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour, which will introduce you to the most famous places in Seville. First you will travel by minibus, and its highlights will be: the University, the Old Tobacco Factory, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, Isabel II Bridge and the Macarena Basilica, as well as a visit to the Plaza de España - a centrepiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Afterwards you will explore Santa Cruz - the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets, which leads to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables.

Later, you will continue with a river cruise along the Guadalquivir river. On board you will be able to see the Golden Tower, the famous Calle Betis, the Bullring, Triana bridge (deisgned by Gustav Eiffel himself) and the Pabelions. You will also see the famous Isla de la Cartuja and its Monastery, connected to Christopher Columbus. River cruise ends near Golden Tower (Torre del Oro).

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Some hotels can not access vehicles, in which case the pickup and drop-off will take place at the nearest available point
The cruise is audio guided in multiple languages
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Tour concludes at Paseo Colon, near the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro)
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Sevilla

Ronda

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Ronda

About the city

Ronda is a town in Malaga. The millennial city of Ronda possesses one of the most beautiful historical centers of Spain. Declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1966, containing a rich and diverse historic heritage. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. Several bridges unite the two halves of one of the most interesting towns on the route of the Whitewashed Villages, in the heart of the Ronda hills, only a few kilometers from the Costa del Sol.

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Popularity:
  • 78% General
    517
  • Calle padre mariano soubiron, 8, Ronda 29400
Services:
Rooms:
Twin room (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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La Sangre de Ronda winery

day 5 - Wine tasting and tapas
Come along for tasting session at La Sangre de Ronda (Blood of Ronda) wine cellars located in the old town of Ronda. The Guadalevin River runs through the centre of this extraordinary town that is perched precariously above the steep banks of El Tajo gorge.

Illustrious visitors captivated by its rugged landscape include Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway and the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Amongst the town’s most outstanding features are the 3 bridges including the awe-inspiring Puente Nuevo which stands 120m above the gorge floor.

Wine lovers amongst you will delight in this visit to the palatial home of La Sangre de Ronda wine cellars. Wine has been produced in Ronda since Phoenician and Grecian times and this bodega specializes in the reproduction of wines from Ronda’s golden years. With a section dedicated to wine tourism our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the installations of the old wine cellar, recently converted to a museum. This fascinating installation consists of twelve themed rooms taking you on a tour through the history and culture of wine production.

Discover wine’s links to mythology and religion, the artisanal processes associated with its production both in the vineyard and the cellar, and the ancient nature of the drink beloved of the gods and mere mortals alike.

. The guided tour lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a tasting of young wines, traditional wines and 3 of Ronda’s greatest wines.\n

Opening hours: daily from 10.30am to 8.30pm.\n
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Ronda

Granada

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Granada

About the city

The Muslim rulers of Granada adored and adorned this provincial capital. Ignore the low apartments of Granada and look up: the majestic clay-red Alhambra palace looms against the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s sunniest ski slopes. And the refreshing coastline is also nearby. The Alhambra, the red one in Arabic, is an Islamic monument of universal fame ad unfaded grandeur, built on a hill covered with splendid woods and gardens. The numerous courtyards and rooms inside the palaces of the Casa Real are among the finest examples of Mudejar art and architecture. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the Cathedral of Granada is the first purely Renaissance cathedral is Spain. The Royal Chapel, reached by a separate entrance, contains the elaborate tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella, along with Isabella’s splendid private art collecting. South of the Cathedral is the Albayzin, the old Arab quarter, a set of winding alleyways with Moorish-style archways decorating the walls. Granada is famous for its holy week celebrations, which include festivities and processions. For less cultural diversion, stick to the student pubs around the university.

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La Casa de la Trinidad

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    475
  • Calle capuchinas, 2, Granada 18001
Services:
Rooms:
TWIN ROOM (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

day 6 - Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

Granada’s Alhambra Palace is famous for its unmatched beauty, stunning views and vast gardens replete with fountains and flower arrangements which will take your breath away. On this 3 hour Alhambra tour, step back into Spain and Granada’s Muslim past whilst exploring the palace and its gardens, with skip the line entry tickets and alongside an expert professional guide ensuring that you will have priority and be one of the first to enter the grounds.

You will start by exploring the palace and fortress, which in its golden age acted as its own citadel housing the King of Granada and hundreds of family members, guards and servants and was the last bastion of the Moorish peoples in medieval Spain. Explore the glorious grounds and interior featuring fine examples of Muslim architecture and decoration still impressive to this day. Sitting on top of a hill, Alhambra also gives you the chance to take the perfect photos out over the city and surrounding regions, or just admire the breathtaking views as you work through the historic complex.

The tour will then visit the gardens of El Generalife. El Generalife is a villa which acted as the private retreat of the Muslim kings and has become famous for it’s ornamental gardens, which combine a distinctive architecture with a range of water features, allotments and plant and floral arrangements. Your guide will explain the significance of the different features of the gardens, as well as a deeper look at the region’s history, before you finish the tour and have the chance to explore further according to your own interests.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please be at the starting point 15 minutes before start of the tour.
Nasrid Palaces not included in Alhambra Tour.
This is a bilingual tour with 50% in English and 50% in Spanish
As per Alhambra policy and in order to preserve the monument, time slots may be changed prior to your ticket date.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Granada

Madrid

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Madrid

About the city

Madrid has a tempo of its own: The dry air of the Castilian plain crackles with its cosmopolitan crowds. If the illuminated shop windows along the Gran Vía, and the unrelenting elegance of Paseo de la Castellana are overwhelming, retreat to Old Madrid. Its tangle of side streets south of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are what makes the real Madrid. Spend half a day in the Prado Museum, thaat sit to rest on the steps leading down to the lake in lush Retiro Park. The city begins to live it up as soon as the sun goes down. Madrid claims to boast the largest number of bars per capita of any European city. Madrid teems with cultural events all year round. After concert, play or film, you can choose among literally hundreds of tapas bars and an endless array of nightspots. Madrid successfylly combines its cosmopolitan sophistication with its most cherished local traditions, the result is fascinating to explore.

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Andalucia Self-drive
Andalucia Self-drive