- The Mezquita in Córdoba
- Flamenco in Sacromonte
- Palace of Alcazar
- Alhambra Palace
The Magic of Andalusia
- Local flights
- All breakfasts and more
A tantalising taste of beautiful Andalusia…
This tour offers a taste of the magnificent scenery and Moorish architecture of this multi-faceted region of Spain, with visits to Malaga, Granada, Seville and Córdoba.
We really enjoyed this holiday - saw some fantastic places, stayed at lovely hotels, had a brilliant tour guide and felt well looked after.
7 nights in hotels
15 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D)
Saga tour manager
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Included excursions and visits
- Guided visit to the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens
- Granada's old town
- Visit to Cazorla National Park
- Tour UNESCO-listed Baeza and Ubeda
- Guided walking tour of Cordoba including the 14th-century Synagogue
- Tour of the renowned Mezquita of Cordoba
- Guided tour of Seville including the cathedral
Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours
Day 1 UK-Malaga-Granada
Fly to Malaga and transfer to Granada (84 miles, 90 minutes), the city famously evoked in Washington Irvine's ‘Tales of the Alhambra’.
Stay two nights at the 4-star Barcelo Carmen (4Q). Look forward to an evening orientation walk around the city’s old town. D
Day 2 Granada
Join an included visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Alhambra, an ornate 14th-century palace built by the Moors.
This evening there is the opportunity to attend an optional flamenco show. B, D
Day 3 Granada-Baeza
Today travel to the remote town of Baeza (81 miles, 90 minutes). Located in the hills of the 'Comarca de la Loma', between the Guadalquivir and Guadalimar valleys, the town is surrounded by a sea of olive groves. Baeza, together with neighbouring Ubeda, is home to an array of Renaissance-style palaces and churches and you can enjoy an included tour of both these UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Stay two nights at the 4-star TRH Ciudad de Baeza Hotel (3Q). B, D
Day 4 Cazorla National Park
Join a full day tour of Cazorla National Park with lunch included in a local restaurant.
As Spain’s largest protected area and one of its most extensive forested zones, it contains mountains, waterfalls, diverse wildlife and picturesque villages. A haven for native flora and fauna, it has one of the highest numbers of butterfly species in the Iberian Peninsula. The limestone mountains and pine forests are home to deer, ibex and 130 species of birds including golden eagles, lammergeiers and griffon vultures. B, L, D
Day 5 Baeza-Córdoba
Travel to Córdoba (86 miles, 90 minutes).
The city is famous for its historic Mosque-Cathedral, the spiritual heart of the Islamic kingdom of Al-Andalus. After the Moors were expelled from Spain, a Christian church was inserted into the existing building to create the city’s cathedral. Join an afternoon walking tour of Córdoba, explore the narrow streets of the old quarter and enjoy a guided tour of the Great Mosque, also known as the Mezquita, and the Jewish synagogue.
Stay overnight at the 4-star Hotel Córdoba Center (4Q) close to the pedestrianised centre. B, D
Day 6 Córdoba-Seville
Travel to Seville, (88 miles, 90 minutes) where you will enjoy a panoramic coach tour of the city. Visit Seville cathedral for a guided tour before enjoying some free time to enjoy lunch in the tapas bars of the 'Barrio Santa Cruz' and surrounding areas.
Stay two nights at the 4-star Hotel Sevilla Center (4Q). B, D
Day 7 Seville
Spend the day at leisure in Seville. Relax at your hotel, or explore the city independently. Perhaps visit the Royal Alcazar or take a stroll through the Maria Luisa park to the Plaza de España. A farewell dinner is included at the hotel this evening. B, D
Please note: Guests travelling on the April 27, 2022 departure will be in Seville during the annual Feria de Abril fiesta, and will have the chance to watch the horse-drawn carriages and flamenco dancers as they parade through the streets.
Day 8 Seville-UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK (134 miles, two hours), or extend your holiday in Almuñécar on the Granada coastline. B
Post-holiday extension - Half board plus
Why not extend your holiday with a relaxing stay at the 4-star Hotel Helios Costa Tropical (3Q+), which enjoys a seafront setting in the pretty Andalusian town of Almuñécar, beside the glorious Costa Tropical coastline. There is a beach 55 yards from the hotel and the historic centre of Almuñécar, where you will find shops and bars offering tapas, is a walk of just over half a mile along a level promenade.
The hotel offers a good selection of facilities including a buffet-style restaurant, bar, spa, outdoor pool, rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. Most of the 232 bedrooms have a balcony with partial sea views. Most rooms are shower over bath, and have a television, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and safe.
Available on November 2021 onwards departures
Post-holiday extension - All inclusive
Why not extend your holiday with a relaxing stay at the 4-star H10 Estepona Palace (4Q+), which enjoys a peaceful beachfront setting on the edge of the exclusive resort of Estepona. Away from the busier side of the Costa del Sol, you have the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the excellent Spanish climate after your tour.
This modern hotel blends Andalusian style with contemporary décor to create light and airy interiors, while outside you can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy a game of tennis. Other facilities at the hotel include a buffet-style restaurant, a seasonal à la carte restaurant (extra charge and lunchtimes only) and spa (extra charge).
All 237 contemporary bedrooms have a balcony or terrace, and are equipped with a television, telephone, hairdryer and safe (extra charge). Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the hotel.
Available on pre-November departures