Classic: Best of Southern Spain (ESMB)
Countries Visited: Spain Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore Moorish palaces, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, and witness GaudI's Barcelona with your own eyes.
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, Cordoba (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.
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|Day 1||Madrid||Day 1 Madrid|
Arrive any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Granada||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, its a great place to watch the sunset. Included Activities: Orientation Walk AlbaicIn (El AlbayzIn) Visit Transport: Local train (4.50-5.00 hours, 420km)
|Day 3||Granada||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. Included Activities: Alhambra Guided Tour
|Day 4||Seville||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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Flamenco Show Transport: Local bus (2.75 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 5||Seville||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 AlcAzar, 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 ArqueolOgico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de MarIa Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns. Additional Notes: 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 AlcAzar of Seville.
|Day 6||Valencia||Day 6 Seville/Valencia (1B)|
Visit Cordobas 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 Cordobas historic medieval Jewish Quarter. Continue onwards to Valencia and opt for a traditional paella dinner. Included Activities: Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit Mezquita de Cordoba (Mosque) Visit Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s), 140km) Local train (3.00 hour(s), 521km)
|Day 7||Barcelona||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. Additional Notes: 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 GUell, Casa BatllO, and Casa MilA. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Espai Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 8||Barcelona||Day 8 Barcelona (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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