Andalucian Parador Experience
From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville, Cordoba's ancient attractions and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra.
From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville, Cordoba's ancient attractions and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra. With a fabulous 4-Star hotel in charming Antequera as your base, this Spanish holiday is sure to delight.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Return scheduled flights from London to Malaga
- 7 nights' hotel accommodation in Antequera at the 4-Star Parador de Antequera
- 14 meals including 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners with a glass of wine each evening
- Free time in the town of Antequera
- Visit to Seville including a guided city tour
- Excursion to Cordoba and a sightseeing tour
- Excursion to Granada including entrance to the Alhambra Palace
- The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
- All transfers throughout your tour
Days 1 & 2 - London to Antequera
We begin our Andalucían adventure with a flight to Malaga. On arrival we transfer to our hotel for the next seven nights, the spectacular 4-Star Parador de Antequera. This modern oasis is set within luscious rolling parkland in the centre of the city. Tonight dinner is served in the hotel, and Day 2 is spent at leisure. Perhaps spend today relaxing and enjoying the hotel's facilities, such as the outdoor terrace and seasonal swimming pool. (Day 1 - D, Day 2 - B, D)
Day 3 - Seville
Today we enjoy an excursion to stunning Seville, a sun-baked city that, legend has it, was founded by Hercules. We are treated to a tour of the city's sights, including the honey-coloured Plaza de España, the former Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, and breathtaking Seville Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B, D)
Day 4 - Antequera
Today is a free day and you might like to soak up Antequera's incredible architecture on a gentle stroll. If you're feeling adventurous, climb to the top of the Alcazaba, an 8th century Moorish fortress, for panoramic views over the town. (B, D)
Day 5 - Cordoba
Today we embark on an excursion to Cordoba, a famous ancient city that was once the largest metropolis in Western Europe. On arrival, we take a guided tour of the city's main attractions, including the famous 8th century Mezquita or Mosque, and the sprawling Juderia - Cordoba's Jewish Quarter. (B, D)
Day 6 - At Leisure
Today is free for you to explore further afield; perhaps visit nearby Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and home to a wonderful collection of his work. Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world and boasts a wealth of ancient architecture, including the remains of a Phoenician fort and a Roman theatre dating back to 1BC. (B, D)
Day 7 - Granada & the Alhambra Palace
Our excursion to Granada begins with a visit to the stunning Alhambra palace. Boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, the Alhambra was once described by Moorish poets as 'a pearl set in emeralds', referencing its whitewashed walls, set amidst dense green Andalucían forest. Built in the 14th century, the Alhambra, literally 'the red castle', is a fortress, palace and small town all rolled into one. Originally designed as a military area, it became the residence of royalty in the middle of the 13th century. We return to Antequera following our visit and sit down to a final meal together. (B, D)
Day 8 - Return to London
After breakfast we check out of the hotel and transfer back to Malaga Airport for our flight back to London. (B)
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Parador de Antequera, Antequera
The superb 4-Star Parador de Antequera offers delightfully scenic accommodation, only 10 minutes' walk away from the centre of Antequera. Boasting spacious rooms with an airy feel, the hotel is set in relaxing gardens, and features its own seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guests can sample regional cuisine in the Parador's on-site restaurant, best enjoyed with some of the excellent Spanish wines on offer. The rooms at the Parador de Antequera feature complimentary Wi-Fi access and air-conditioning.
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: Departs 3rd September 2019 (£1,395), 17th September 2019 (£1,395)
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