With some destinations, you always have to compromise on something, whether it’s 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, CÓrdoba (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.
Day 1 Madrid
Arrive any time.
Day 2 Madrid (1B)
Enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.
Day 3 Madrid/Granada (1B)
Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with it’s narrow lanes and fantastic views, it’s a great place to watch the sunset.
Day 4 Granada (1B)
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.
Day 5 Granada/Cordoba/Seville (1B)
Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.
Day 6 Seville (1B)
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the AlcÁzar palace or the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.
Day 7 Seville/Barcelona (1B, 1D)
Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north 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 students followed by a group dinner to round out the day.
Day 8 Barcelona (1B)
Depart at any time.
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