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Journey through Andalusia: Seville, Granada & Málaga

11 days |  13 days with Costa del Sol extension
11 days |  13 days with Costa del Sol extension
Group size1532 travelers
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Malaga city in Southern Spain
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Enjoy a full sensory experience in the south of Spain.

With its Moorish architecture, whitewashed villages, dazzling beaches, and rugged mountains, Southern Spain is a feast for the eyes. On this tour, you’ll treat the rest of your senses to the region’s many riches, too. Shock your tastebuds awake with the bright, bold flavors of Andalusian cuisine and Spanish wine in Seville. Feel smooth, centuries-old cobblestones underfoot in the streets of Córdoba’s Jewish Quarter. Revel in the scent of salty, sea air as you explore the port city of Málaga. And let the joyful buzz of busy tapas bars and taverns fill your ears in Granada. This is Southern Spain at its artistic, scenic, and culinary best.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 food tastings
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Included highlights

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Córdoba Mezquita
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Úbeda
  • Alhambra
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day
Included meal: Breakfast

Board your overnight flight to Seville today.

Seville3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Seville
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner tonight.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Pass the Guadalquivir river, the site of the 1992 World Expo, and the 13th-century Torre del Oro watchtower.
  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España before strolling through the Murillo Gardens.
  • Wander among the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • Enter the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world.

Spend a free evening in Seville or add an excursion.

Seville Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

From $145 per person

Day 4: Free day in Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville or add an excursion.

Cádiz & Sherry Tasting

From $129 per person

Córdoba1 night
Day 5: Transfer to Córdoba & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Leave Seville and make your way to Córdoba, Europe’s largest medieval city, and discover its history on a guided tour.

  • Sit down for an included lunch at a local restaurant.
  • View the Roman bridge of Córdoba, with its 16 arches, and the adjacent Albolafia watermill, which was built during the ninth century.
  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Reconquista—a long period of conflict between Christians and Muslim Moors over control of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Walk through the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter.
Granada2 nights
Day 6: Granada via Úbeda
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Travel to Úbeda, an UNESCO-listed town renowned for its Renaissance architecture, handicrafts, and olive groves.

  • Stop at an olive oil farm and join a local guide for a tour of the olive groves, mill, and cellar.
  • Enjoy a tasting of the farm’s own olive oils, as well as free time to shop for local products.
  • Head into Úbeda to explore its narrow streets, pottery shops, and palaces.

Continue on to Granada and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of the Alhambra
Included meal: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-recognized Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain.

  • Walk along the Cypress Promenade to view the upper and lower gardens of Generalife Palace, once the Nasrid dynasty’s summer home.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Granada and its surrounding countryside.
  • View the unique curved, Roman-style courtyard inside the Palace of Charles V.
  • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design as you stroll through ornamented courtyards.
  • Enter the Nasrid Palaces and see the Mexuar, where the Council of Ministers met.
  • See where the royal family lived during visits to Comares Palace and the Palace of the Lions.

Please note: The order of activities is subject to change.

Spend a free evening in Granada or add an excursion.

Granada Flamenco Show

From $105 per person

Málaga3 nights
Day 8: Málaga via Alpujarra villages of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Visit several Alpujarra villages in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is home to the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula.

  • Meet your local guide in the town of Órgiva, a bustling market town that has become a melting pot of various communities living the Spanish lifestyle.
  • Travel to Pampaneira, a mountain village known for its ceramics, leather, and clothing.
  • Make your way to Trevélez, one of the highest villages in the Sierra Nevadas and a region known for its ham, or jamón, production.
  • Stop for a tasting of locally produced Jamón Serrano.
  • Pay a visit to the seaside town of Nerja, where you can take in sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean Sea from a popular, clifftop viewing point known as the Balcony of Europe.

Continue on to Málaga and settle in at your hotel.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Málaga
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover the port city of Málaga on a guided sightseeing tour this morning.

  • View the Málaga Cathedral, nicknamed the One-Armed Woman for its incomplete second tower.
  • Learn of the city’s ancient past as you explore the ancient Roman theatre.
  • Visit the hilltop, fortified Moorish palace of Alcazaba and take in panoramic views of the city.

Spend a free afternoon in Málaga or add an excursion.

Picasso Museum Málaga & Jardín Botánico Histórico

From $159 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Ronda
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Set off to explore the famous cliffside town of Ronda with a local guide.

  • Admire the town’s picturesque, white buildings and pass the Plaza de Toros, which was constructed in the late 1700s.
  • View the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge that spans a deep gorge.
  • Walk by Mondragón Palace and enter Casa Museo Don Bosco, an historic home with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

Afterward, visit the unique town of Setenil de las Bodegas, part of which has been built into rock overhangs. Take time to walk through the town and its hilltop fortress, which was built by the Moors.

Return to Málaga and celebrate your trip with your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Costa del Sol.

Extension to Costa del Sol
Take in the dramatic beauty of southern Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains and glittering seaside as you travel to Costa del Sol. Alongside your Tour Director, explore charming mountain villages renowned for their high-quality handicrafts and food products, and sip local wines paired with regional breads, cheeses, olive oil, and—of course—Spain’s sought-after jamón.
Costa del Sol2 nights
Day 11: Costa del Sol via Marbella
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Wine tasting

Head to Costa del Sol, a stretch of fashionable towns and beaches hugging the Mediterranean, stopping along the way to enjoy some traditional Andalusian flavors.

  • Join a local guide in the city of Marbella and set off on a walking tour through the Old Town.
  • Walk by Renaissance-era, whitewashed buildings, flower-draped balconies, and narrow, winding streets.
  • View the Marbella Castle walls, which were once part of an enclosed Moorish citadel.
  • See the lively Plaza de los Naranjos, Ermita de Santiago church, and bronze sculptures by Salvador Dalí.
  • Visit a local shop and taste wines paired with cheese, ham, bread, and olive oil.

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax along the Costa del Sol.

Day 12: Free day on Costa del Sol
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on the beaches of Costa del Sol or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

A Day in Gibraltar

From $219 per person

Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Málaga airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    4/18/24 by 1st-time traveler Len

    I enjoyed every minute of it.

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    4/18/24 by 3rd-time traveler Brenda

    5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent neighboring town influence!
    4/18/24 by 1st-time traveler Deidre

    What a way to get away from the big cities and enjoy the communities that support history and culture firsthand.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    H10 Corregidor
    H10 Corregidor

    This boutique hotel is located in the Casco Antiguo neighborhood in Seville. Guests enjoy the rooftop terrace, on-site coffee house, and peaceful inne...

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    H10 Palacio Colomera
    H10 Palacio Colomera

    This historic hotel is located in Plaza de las Tendillas in Córdoba. Guests enjoy the outdoor plunge pool, rooftop terrace, and on-site coffee house. ...

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    Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
    Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

    This modern hotel is located close to the shopping area of Granada. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and restaurant options. Nearby you’ll ...

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    H10 Croma Málaga
    H10 Croma Málaga

    This modern hotel is located in the center of Málaga. Guests enjoy the rooftop bar, plunge pool, and fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Carmen Thy...

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    Hotel Alay
    Hotel Alay

    This coastal hotel is located in Benalmádena. Guests enjoy a bar, gym, and outdoor pool. Nearby you’ll find the marina, Malapesquera Beach, and Benalm...

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    Flights

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    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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