Day1. We will collect you at Malaga airport on your arrival and time permitting we will start your Andalucian experience with a short stop off in Malaga city centre or a visit to the mountain town of Mijas, one of the most famous Pueblos Blancos, (white towns), in Andalucia. Later we will transport you to your chosen accommodation, aiming to arrive there for around 6pm.
Day2. We will collect you after breakfast at 9.30am and head off to visit the Andalucian Capital of Seville where our guide will walk you through the historic centre of the city, explaining the background to the important World Heritage sites such as the 15th century Cathedral, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies, as well as the other iconic sites of this magnificent city. We will aim to finish the walk around 1.30pm, in time for lunch in one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area and after lunch you will have time to enter into the Cathedral and the Alcazar or perhaps take a boat trip on the famous river Guadalquivir. We will meet up again at the pre-arranged time and place and head back to your accommodation.
Day3. We will collect you after breakfast at 9.30 and head off to visit the city of Granada and the mystical Alhambra, (another World Heritage site), which was the centre of the ancient Moorish kingdom of Granada and the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, until its surrender in 1492. We will park in the historical centre of the city and begin the walking tour where you will have the opportunity to visit the 16th century cathedral and the Royal Chapel and mausoleum of Queen Isabel and King Fernando, Los Reyes Catolicos, who completed the Christian re-conquest of Spain when they accepted the surrender of Granada in 1492. Other notable sites include the Basilica of San Juan de Dios, the Bib-Rambla and the Plaza Nueva. We will completed the city centre tour around 1pm, in time for lunch and at 2pm head off in the vehicle to the Alhambra complex where you will have four hours to soak in the wonders of the fantastic site comprising of palaces, gardens and fortresses. You will be met by our guide at 6pm at the exit from the Alhambra and taken back to your accommodation.
Day4. We will collect you after breakfast at 9.30am and head off to visit the romantic city of Cordoba, the centre of the Moorish empire of Al-Andalus for more than 300 years. A city that was a beacon of light during the troubled medieval times and where peoples of all faiths and backgrounds lived in harmony. We will park the vehicle fifty metres from the medieval walls of the city and enter into the historic part through the ancient Seville Gate. The jewel in the crown of Cordoba is of course the incredible World Heritage site of the Mezquita, but during our morning walking tour you will have the opportunity to visit other impressive sites such as the 14th century Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs, (infamously used as the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition from 1482), the Royal Stables, (now the home of the famous Passion and Spirit Andalucian Equestrian Stable), the 14th century Synagogue, (one of only three medieval Synagogues left in Spain) and the early 15th Century Chapel of Saint Bartholomew, built in the Mudejar style. We will arrive at the steps of the Mezquita around 1pm, in time for lunch at one of the many quality and reasonable priced restaurants in the area. After lunch you will have free time to enter into the Mezquita and continue exploring the other highlights of the historic city, such as the Roman Bridge, the Calahorra Tower, the Door of the Bridge, Saint Raphaels Triumph, (a monument to the Patron Saint of Cordoba), the ancient Hospital of Saint Sebastian, the Almodovar Door, (one of the seven ancient entrances to the city), and the Arab Baths. At around 5.30pm we will meet at the pre-arranged point and you will be driven back to your accommodation.
Day5. Departure Day. Depending on the timing of your flight, we will stop off at Antequera on our way to Malaga airport. Antequera is a mid size market town with over two dozen religious buildings. We will take time out to have a coffee before visiting the three Dolmens located in the town, (intact Neolithic structures dating from around 5,000 years ago), after which we will continue on our journey to Malaga Airport.
Please note: Should these formats not suit your requirements exactly, please let us know and we will do everything possible to provide you with the Andalucian experience that you desire.