Spirit of Andalucia

Overview

Spirit of Andalucia

A heady mix of cultures and faiths, dramatic mountain ranges and glorious sunshine make Andalucia a joy to explore. Join us as we tour the Alhambra (the Red Castle) at Granada, an intricate fortified palace complex brimming with centuries of reinvention. Step inside the Mezquita at Cordoba and witness this intriguing mosque-cathedral’s cool, graceful beauty. Marvel at Seville Cathedral’s epic proportions and Gothic intricacy. And along the way, sample some of Andalucia in a bottle with tastings of olive oil and sherry.

What’s Included:

  • Return flights
  • 8 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 dinners (days 2-8)
  • VOX portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

Included Excursions

  • Guided tour of Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
  • Tours of Ubeda and Baeza including the tourist train and entry to Baeza Cathedral and Capilla del Salvador
  • Entry to an olive oil museum
  • Guided tours of Cordoba (including the Mezquita) and Seville (including the Cathedral)
  • Sherry tasting in Jerez

Full Itinerary

Day 1: London - Malaga - Granada

Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and our direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Malaga. On arrival, our coach transfers us to Granada, situated in the fertile valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, where we will spend the next two nights at the Hotel Carmen.
Overnight - Hotel Carmen Meals - Dinner

Day 2: Granada

Granada is an historic and distinctive city with splendid Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical monuments, which have inspired travellers over the years. Today we take a tour of the spectacular Alhambra Palace, known as the ‘Red Castle’ as a result of the russet-coloured stone used in its construction. The only medieval Arab palace still in existence, it is recognised as one of the Wonders of the World. We also visit the exquisite Generalife Gardens, home of the summer palace. Please note there is a considerable amount of walking involved today.
Overnight - Hotel Carmen Meals - Breakfast

Day 3: Granada - Ubeda - Baeza

Ubeda is our first stop today where we visit the dazzling Plaza Vazquez de Molina and Capilla del Salvador. We continue to the fascinating town of Baeza, an ancient stronghold of the Moors. We enjoy our guided tour, taking in the tourist train and Baeza Cathedral. Tonight we stay at the monumental Hotel TRH Ciudad de Baeza, a converted Carmelite convent.
Overnight - Hotel TRH Ciudad de Baeza Meals - Breakfast

Day 4: Baeza - Cordoba

This morning we depart Baeza and our first stop is at an olive oil museum to discover the production process of this vital ingredient, which is highly used in Spanish cuisine. We continue to Cordoba, birthplace of the philosophers Seneca and Maimonides, and one of Europe’s most important cities in the 11th century, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived in harmony. Its distinctive landmark, the Mezquita, is one of the largest mosque-cathedrals in the world and remains one of the great wonders and curiosities of Spain. Some of the most beautiful churches and squares can be found in the oldest part of the city, where the styles of Gothic and Mudejar come together. The origins of Cordoba are almost lost in antiquity, and today we give you a guided tour of this historic city including a visit to the Mezquita.
Overnight - Hotel Ayre Cordoba Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Cordoba - Seville

We depart Cordoba for the capital of Andalucia, Seville, where our guided tour includes the Alcazar, a former Arabic palace and fortress. We continue to the Cathedral, the third largest in the world and burial place of Columbus, which shares the same site as the Great Mosque. We also see the old Jewish quarter; Maria Luisa Park; and Plaza de Espana.
Overnight - Hotel Zenit Seville Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Seville

Today you are at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel and its facilities. Alternatively, you may take this opportunity to explore Seville at your own pace.
Overnight - Hotel Zenit Seville Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Seville - Jerez

We head to Jerez, whose wealth has been derived from its locally-produced sherry; and today we will visit a bodega for a tasting. The town is equally famous for its equestrian activities and breeds fine examples of Arabian and Andalucian horses. It is also the birthplace of many flamenco singers, and has charming small squares such as the Plaza de la Asuncion.
Overnight - Hotel Sherry Park Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Jerez

Today you are free to make your own explorations of Jerez - or relax in the comfort of your hotel and reflect back on the spectacular sights that have been encountered on your trip.
Overnight - Hotel Sherry Park Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Jerez - Malaga - London

Today we travel to Malaga Airport for your direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow. Here our staff will greet you and transfer you to Titan transport for your journey home to your front door.
Meals - Breakfast

Hand Picked By

Heather Muir

This amazing product always attracts such a large amount of repeat custom. Every holiday includes scheduled flights, carefully chosen hotels and a number of meals and excursions; and has the services of a knowledgeable tour manager throughout. The VIP Home Departure Service means that you can close your front door and relax as everything is taken care of.

Heather Muir

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £1,399pp
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