In The Footsteps of The Great Conquerors
DURATION: 7 Nights / 8 Days
- Day 1- Arrival to Malaga Airport, Accommodation in Ronda
- Day 2- Accommodation in Jerez de la Frontera
- Day 3- Accommodation in Seville
- Day 4 – Accommodation in Seville
- Day 5 – Accommodation in Cordoba
- Day 6 – Accommodation in Granada
- Day 7 – Accommodation in Maro (Nerja)
- Day 8 – Departure from Malaga Airport
Day 1 – MALAGA – RONDA
Arrival to Malaga airport and departure towards Ronda which will be reached after an impressive drive over the mountain range of “Serrania de Ronda”. Ronda is located on a strategical point in the highland in about 750 m above the sea overlooking all possible Gateways. Accommodation in Centric Hotel Polo*** (or similar).
Day 2 – RONDA – ARCOS – JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Start the day is with an interesting city tour. The town has been the key to success in many conflicts, latest the civil war. The astonishing and yet mythic gorge that in many ways has divided the town is the 1st thing getting into your mind. Walking over the so called “New Bridge” one can understand the fascination that dragged the likes of Orson Wells, Hemmingway & Rilke to the place. Fascination is also the key to the visit of Spain´s oldest bull fight arena with it´s curious museum. Leaving the arena, we’ll pass the authentic Alameda Park and admire the astonishing view of the plain before entering the old town, where one senses the combination of religion, culture & history, specialized in the beautiful church of Santa Maria. After lunch departure and your car will pass through a range of abrupt landscapes through the nature reserve of Grazalema. One will make our way to the historical village of Arcos de la Frontera. Walking through the medieval area we`ll stroll over the symbolic Plaza Cabildo square with its Santa Maria & San Pedro churches. In the afternoon arrival in Jerez de la Frontera capital of Flamenco music & sherry. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Jerez**** (or similar).
Day 3 – JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA – SEVILLE
As one have reached the middle of Sherry production one can of course start the day on this panoramic tour with a visit to the fantastic Sherry bodega ”Gonzalez Byass”. It´s history goes back to 1835, which one will sense during this well prepared trip round the historic bodega. After having tasted the Sherry, the visit can continue in the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. An institution devoted to conserving the ancestral abilities of the Andulusian horse comparable to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. The impressive performance and visit will bring us through all aspects of the classical traditions of Spanish baroque horsemanship, coach driving, blacksmithing, the care and breeding of horses, saddlery, and the manufacture and care of horse harness, topped up with the daring “dancing stallions”. After this visit you`ll find ourselves on the road towards magic Seville. Once arrived take a stroll in the magic city where one can e.g. choose a cruise on the Guadalquivir River or a visit to the famous Maestranza bull fight arena. Recommendable is also a walk through the exotic Maria Luisa Park or a visit to the authentic & charming pedestrian streets area of Sierpes, Tetuan & Velazquez. After dinner a visit can be arranged to the small mythic flamenco theatre ”Los Gallos” located on the breath-taking miniature Santa Cruz square. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Derby*** (or similar).
Day 4 – SEVILLE
Start the morning with a fantastic panoramic tour of the exotic city centre, a highlight of this trip. The city is an explosive cocktail de culture, history, sensuality, nightlife and Latin temperament. One will be taken by the light, the blue sky, the red sun and the white washed town. The sights seem to have no end: Running through the heart of the city the sparkling Guadalquivir River, the shining Arabic Gold Tower, the Santa Maria Cathedral (the world’s 3rd largest), the impressive Giralda Minaret Tower, the splendour of The Palm Tree Avenue with all the buildings from the 1928 America & 1992 Expo expositions, the beautiful Plaza de España etc. The idyllic & fascinating Santa Cruz quarter is one of the world’s most spectacular experiences with its lovely small orange tree squares, Andalusian patios, exclusive shops, and lively authentic people. In the afternoon a visit to the impressive and some overlooked Mudajar Royal Alcazares Palace. The inhabitants of Seville are friendly, cultivated and proud and looking forward to showing you their city and just strolling around the city or at the banks of the seductive river is an unbelievable way of getting close to this city and its people. In the evening, one can choose a night at the Opera or Royal Theatre. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Derby*** (or similar).
Day 5 – SEVILLE – CARMONA – CORDOBA
Departure and first stop in the picturesque aristocratic village of Carmona, rising from the highest point in the area dominating the surrounding landscape. Of Punic origin, with its city walls, cemetery and amphitheatre, reminds us that Andalusia also had a very important Carthaginian & Roman past. A breath-taking – in all senses – climb to the Arabic Alcazar is part of this interesting stop. Further, on route to Cordoba one can make a stop at the ”Medina Azahara” ruins of the historic palace-city located 8 miles west of Cordoba in the foothills of the Sierra Morena. Once arrived late afternoon in Cordoba take a stroll though the amazing old town to discover this equally amazing historical place. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Conquistador**** (or similar).
Day 6 – CORDOBA – GRANADA
The delicate breakfast will be enjoyed in the surroundings of your wonderful Cordobian hotel situated in the heart of the secretive and seductive city. Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River and connected by the beautiful Roman Empire Augustus stone bridge. Once an Iberian and Roman city in ancient times and later the capital of an Islamic caliphate. Today, the most extensive historical heritages in the world declared World Heritage Site by Unesco. It´s white washed village-like old town is a fantastic experience. Strolling through the streets, the impression of the Jewish quarter, the synagogue, the charming Andalusian patios, palaces and churches is almost overwhelming. The visit in the cathedral – the so called “Mosque” – is a mysterious event due to the mixture of religions & history. After this fantastic panoramic city tour one can depart towards Granada. Arrival late afternoon with time to get to some personal impressions an maybe enjoy a tapa in one of the many tapas places in the centre of town. In the evening, a tour can be arranged round the gypsy neighbourhood of Sacramonte named by the nearby abbey. Situated outside the old town overlooking the Alhambra Palace and the Albaicin quarters. The gypsy lived in caves and this evening it will be possible to experience an exciting live Flamenco performance in one of these. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Navas*** (or similar).
Day 7 – GRANADA – MARO (Nerja)
Alhambra, one of the most beautiful Arab palaces in the western world and actually contains of 3 palaces – the Nazari, the Royal Residence & Carlos the 5. –, the fascinating Generalife Garden and finally the Alcazaba fortress. During an almost seductive visit one will be able to sense the fascination that water and vegetation have wielded over the Islamic Culture. Further, one can walk through the Albaicin, a district famous for its impressive views of the Alhambra palace and its characteristic houses and ”carmenes” villas. Later in the old town, one will reach the renaissance Cathedral with the Royal Chapel and the tombstones of the Catholic Kings. Finally, one can wander through the narrow streets of the old market district ending up at the lively Plaza Bib. After the panoramic tour, you can leave for the Mediterranean coast. Here we’ll find the very pretty and charming unspoilt village of Maro. With a regular population of 800 it’s situated on the coast, 3 kilometres to the east of Nerja. The famous Nerja Caves are located close to Maro and of course goal for our expedition this afternoon. Few visitors did not know anything about this part of the coast until 1959 when five young boys hunting for bats behind Maro, discovered a remarkable system of caves and ancient cave paintings. After this visit time to wonder the countryside to enjoy peace and silence in the lovely afternoon sun. Accommodation in the Centric Hotel Playamaro*** (or similar).
Day 8 – MALAGA
Before departure, time to visit nearby Nerja. A lively picturesque sea side town which old part has kept its original touch with white washed town houses, small orange squares, narrow copestone streets and a beautiful antic town hall. The famous Balcon de Europa is a highlight of any visit to Nerja with its magnificent views and beyond dispute the best panorama of anywhere in the Costa del Sol. You can follow and enjoy the beautiful scenario along the charming costal road towards Malaga Capital. Departure from the airport of Malaga.
- Group A: Fiat 500 (0r similar)
- Partial Damage Cover with excess (CDW) and occupants insurance.
- Free cancellations & amendments.
- Unlimited mileage.
- VAT included.
- The vehicle will be delivered with half a tank of fuel (between 30 € and 65 €, depending on the hired car group) and you can return it empty.We don´t charge refuelling service.
In Centric 3*** or 4**** Hotels with Breakfast.
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Price Example: 389,00 Euros Total Price 2 Persons,
Including: 1 Double Room with breakfast in the above mentioned hotels (or similar) and 1 rental car including the above mentioned conditions.
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