Spain Andalusia and Toledo
TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID
Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Andalusian region of Spain on a 4-day tour of Cordoba, Seville and Granada. Travel from Madrid and arrive amid the Moorish magnificence of Cordoba for a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed city and its impressive monuments.
Spend two nights in the regional capital, Seville, reputed to be the birthplace of feisty Spanish flamenco dancing, and then delve into the intriguing historical heritage of Granada as you tour the majestic palace complex of Alhambra. Conclude your enriching excursion with a stroll around the medieval walled city of Toledo.
At a Glance
Mon Early departure from Madrid to Seville via Caceres
Tue Morning tour of Seville. Afternoon is free
Wed Seville to Granada – Alhambra & Generalife
Thu Onwards to Toledo (City tour). Arrive in Madrid
Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmakrs include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giraldo.
Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.
Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The capital of the region, it’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its walled old city. It was also the former home of Mannerist painter El Greco. The Moorish Bisagra Gate and the Sol Gate, in Mudéjar style, open into the old quarter, where the Plaza de Zocodover is a lively meeting place.