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Classical Andalucia

A journey to Seville, Córdoba and Granada - all very Moorish...

Follow the threads of a rich tapestry of civilisation as you visit three sparkling jewels in the Andalucian crown. Seville, Cordoba and Granada simply pulse with history and you’ll feel the beating heart of each city as you stroll through the streets.

Situated on the banks of the river Guadalquivir, and once the capital of Andalucia, Seville is where we begin our exploration of Spain’s architectural magnificence. Seville has many fine buildings, amongst them the cathedral, reputedly the largest Gothic church in the world. Its sheer magnitude alone demands attention, as does the splendour of its wood carved altarpiece and the Alcazar, originally built as a palace for Seville’s Muslim rulers. The rolling Sierra Morena to the north of Seville offers attractive and remote easy walking country in richly vegetated valleys. Here we will also find charming old fashioned villages where buildings reflect the strong Muslim influence of the past.
Cordoba, was the biggest city in Western Europe during the 10th century with a booming economy and a place where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived in harmony. There are many wonderful reminders of this era: fascinating old buildings, beautiful patios and the famous Mezquita around which Cordoba is centered. We’ll have time to visit the Mezquita and explore the Jewish and Muslim quarters of the town. Cordoba’s surrounding countryside is also dotted with monuments to its Moorish past.

Granada, considered the finest city in Iberia in Moorish times, is our last classical city. Here there are narrow streets, beautiful cathedrals, churches and of course, the Alhambra, a palace fortress originally the home of the Nasrid Sultans. The Alhambra is made up of three groups of buildings, the Alcazaba, the Casa Real (Royal Palace) and the Generalife (the gardens, patios & walkways) and contains examples of the most exquisite Moorish art. During our stay we’ll have a guided visit here as well as exploring other parts of the city and further afield.
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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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    25 Mar 2018
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  • Accommodation

    Seville: four-star Hotel Gravina 51 (5), Córdoba: four-star Hotel EXE Conquistador (4), Granada: three-star Hotel Guadalupe (5).

  • What's Included
    • Return flights, airport transfers.
    • Transfers between centres.
    • Half board en suite accommodation.
    • All dinners in Cordoba and three dinners in Granada are taken in a local restaurant.
    • Local guide for some of the time in Seville and Cordoba.
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Soaking up the atmosphere of three of Spain’s best classical cities.
    • Discovering the exquisite art and architecture of the Alhambra with a local guide.
    • Invigorating walks in the local countryside for a fresh perspective of Andalucia.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c30mins).
    • Flights: Gatwick-Seville/Malaga-Gatwick (c2hrs 45mins), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights and upgrades are available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 5 miles of walking on well made paths with up to 300m of ascent.



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