With some destinations, you always have to compromise on something, whether its 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, C?rdoba (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.
What's Included: G Adventures for Good: Espai Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona. Granada orientation walk. Albaicin quarter visit. Alhambra guided tour. Seville orientation walk. Flamenco show performance. Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba. Free time in Valencia. Free time in Barcelona. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Highlights: Explore Moorish palaces, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness Gaud?s Barcelona with your own eyes.
Group Size Notes: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Meals: Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures 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 G Adventures 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.
Transport: Walking, train, bus.
Minimum Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Physical Grading:2 - Light
➕ Day 1 Madrid
Arrive any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
➕ Day 2 Madrid/Granada (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival in Granada. 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.
Albaic?n (El Albayz?n) Visit
➕ Day 3 Granada (1B)
After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the historic town.
In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.
Alhambra Guided Tour
➕ Day 4 Granada/Seville (1B)
Head towards Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalucia. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.
➕ Day 5 Seville (1B)
Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alc?zar, 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 Arqueol?gico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de Mar?a Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns.
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alc?zar of Seville.
➕ Day 6 Seville/Valencia (1B)
Visit Cordoba's famous Mezquita. Built as a mosque in 785 by the Moors, the Mezquita was converted in the 16th century into a Christian cathedral. After, stroll through Cordoba's historic medieval Jewish Quarter. Continue onwards to Valencia and opt for a traditional paella dinner.
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit
Mezquita de C?rdoba (Mosque) Visit
➕ Day 7 Valencia/Barcelona (1B)
Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling 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 youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day.
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park G?ell, Casa Batll?, and Casa Mil?.
Espai Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner
➕ Day 8 Barcelona (1B)