5-Day Andalusia Private Tour


This 5 nights / 6 days tour is the perfect option for those willing to visit the most important cultural places in Andalusia while having some extra time for exploring lively cities like Seville or Granada.

Andalusia the land of a sun, the sea and the mountains. This part of Spain is known for it’s unique combination of natural beauty and historic heritage, diverse gastronomy and a vibrant folklore culture. Be ready to discover the everlasting heritage of Roman Empire visiting the amphitheater in Malaga, the splendor and magnificence of Moorish epoque at the Alhambra in Granada, the evolution of different religions at the Great Mosque in Cordoba and the elegance and modernism at the Spanish square in Seville.

Prepare all your senses to be indulged with the most exquisite organic wines of Ronda valley and famous tapas tradition. On this tour you will be accommodated in the best hand picked hotels that will provide an ultimate level of hospitality and services.

Type: Private Guided Tour
Duration: 5 nights - 6 days

Itinerary


  • Day 1 : Arrival and tour of Malaga
  • Day 2 : Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus
  • Day 3 : The town of Ronda and Winery visit, Seville walking tour
  • Day 4 : The Cathedral and Alcazares Reales of Seville, Flamenco Show
  • Day 5 : The great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Day 6 : The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Departure

Included


  • Private transportation during all the tour
  • Private English speaking tour host
  • Private tours away from the tourist traps
  • Hotels with outstanding and personalized service

Day 1

Arrival to Malaga, Marbella and Puerto Banus


Upon your arrival to Malaga airport or train station, you will be met by your personal tour host and taken to the hotel. The tour will start with Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. It is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the fifth largest in Spain.

Malaga’s history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. During our walking tour of Malaga you will see the archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an “open museum”, displaying its history of more than 3,000 years.

Day 2

Costa del Sol: Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus


On the second day you will discover what Costa del Sol is. We will head from Malaga towards Marbella passing by a charming Mijas Pueblo which is situated in the very heart of the Costa del Sol and conserves the charm of a traditional Andalusian “white village” with meandering cobbled streets lined with hanging geranium pots. When Spain began to enjoy an boom of international tourism in the 60-s, one of the most famous souvenirs, which has lasted until this day, must be that of the “straw donkey”…. And with good reason, for in the early 1900s, these beasts of burden were one of the main types of transport. Nowadays, you could hardly see a farmer walking in the countryside beside his well-loaded donkey, but Mijas still maintains the tradition of the “donkey taxi”, an experience which is still popular with tourists today.

In the afternoon you will visit Marbella and Puerto Banus. Which are, without a doubt, one of the Costa del Sol’s major tourist centres. The historic part of Marbella, sitting on a beautiful bay, shelters lovely corners of a typically Andalusian flavour, with whitewashed houses and orange trees adorning the streets and squares. An ideal setting for sampling any one of the tasty recipes of the local cuisine. Puerto Banus, one of the main focal points for tourists in the town, houses an exclusive leisure and shopping area inside its marina. Transfer to Malaga and overnight stay.

Day 3

The town of Ronda and Winery visit, Seville walking tour


In the morning you will start the journey to Seville. On the road we will stop for a typical breakfast and then you will have a walk in the old town of Ronda and do some sightseeing including its impressive New Bridge, stunning views over Tajo and the oldest bullfighting arena of Spain. To make the impression complete, you will visit a small family-owned winery and its vineyards, you will learn the differences about varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, or Merlot, and how they are cultivated. Afterwards you will taste their white and red wines together with a typical Andalusian feast, cooked and served by the winery owners.

Now it is time to move further and we are heading to Seville. In the way, you will have time for a typical Spanish “siesta”. Upon arrival you will enjoy a walking tour in the very heart of historic city center, including the most remarkable spots like Square of Spain (Plaza de España) which was built to celebrate the Ibero-American Fair of 1929, the Maria Luisa Park the major recreation area of the city and the Tower of Gold that used to be a military watchtower during the times of Almohad Caliphate. After a walk you will be taken to the hotel for check-in.

Day 4

The Cathedral and Alcazares Reales of Seville, Flamenco Show


The fourth day of your trip will be totally dedicated to the vivid and colourful Seville. Its Old Town is the third largest in Europe with an area of 4 square kilometres and contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

We will start the day with the visit to the Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. It was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, as it had become a major trading center in Spain in the years after the Reconquista in 1248. We will climb up to the top of La Giralda, the bell tower of a cathedral, from where you may enjoy the best views over the city. After visiting an impressive catholic temple you will get familiar with the social engagements of royal dynasties of Spanish kingdom at the Royal Alcazars of Seville. It is a royal palace that was originally developed by Moorish kings. The dynasty of Almohades were the first to build a palace on the site of the modern day Alcazar. It is one of the most representative monumental compounds not only in the city but in the whole country. This palace complex has undergone different influences that were held within its walls and gardens starting the Arabic period and continued into the late Middle Ages Mudejar period right through to the Renaissance, the Baroque era, and the 19th century. And till now some premises are still being used as royal residence of spanish kings.

In the evening you will have a unique opportunity to experience a real flamenco show while visiting one of the best Tablao in town. As they say in Seville – flamenco is in their blood. This kind of fine art has its long history, it was born from infusing Spanish folklore with sounds from the East, North Africa and India. Flamenco music and dance was popularised in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries in western Andalusia. UNESCO has listed flamenco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010 and the city of Seville continues to stand at the vanguard of this vital and precious art.

Day 5

The great Mosque of Cordoba


On the fifth day of your trip you will get familiar with the spiritual heritage of Andalusia. The city of Cordoba that used to be the most populated city in Europe in the 10th century, it was not only the intellectual center of Europe but also an example of how Muslims, Christians and Jews lived in peace. Here the other UNESCO World Heritage Site is awaiting for you – welcome to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, a religious building with more than 1400 years history. Its incredible hall has 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite, and was made from pieces of the Roman temple which had occupied the site previously, as well as other destroyed Roman buildings. After visiting A Mosque let ́s roam a bit the streets of Jewish Quarter that is recognised as the second most known site of Córdoba and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1994.

The Juderia de Cordoba is a part of the historic center of city which tells the story how the city lived a splendid period when three neighbourhoods Christian, Jewish and Muslim with their corresponding religions coexisted peacefully, offering the world an example of tolerance and intelligent civilization. Three babel languages had coexisted and everyone prayed in harmony and in their own languages to their god. Walking through the Jewish Quarter we will come across the Synagogue (14th century) and a magnificent bronze statue dedicated to Maimonides, the great Jewish philosopher and physician who lived in Cordoba.

After a day spent in the peaceful atmosphere of the great temples you will be driven to Granada and accommodated in a hotel.

Day 6

The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens


On your last day of a tour you will visit the stunning and incomparable Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain, which is considered to be a jewel of arabic architecture heritage in the world. Moorish poets described it as “a pearl set in emeralds,” an allusion to the colour of its buildings and the woods around them. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here. During a 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Alhambra and Generalife Gardens you will visit Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid and summer Palaces and the Palace of Charles V. Discover all the legends and stories that embrace this purely unique UNESCO listed site.

Upon the completion of Alhambra tour you will be transferred to Malaga where our tour concludes.

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