DAY 1: MADRID-CORDOBA (397 km / 1h30min)
Enjoy a comfortable high-speed train to Cordoba, reaching in only one and half hour.
This morning we will dedicate to discover the impressive Mosque and the old town of Cordoba. The Unesco-listed building was started in 785 by Muslim conquerors and is today Cordoba’s Cathedral as well, so this temple has been a place for prayers since Roman times.
Your private guide will take you through the old Jewish quarter visiting the Alcazar and its gardens (closed on Mondays), the tiny narrow streets of the old town and the unforgettable patios covered with flowers and painted tiles. The half-day tour ends up in your hotel with check in, where your luggage is already placed in your room for more comfort. Relax for a while by the hotel pool or explore the city in search of a restaurant. Afternoon is free for you to discover any interesting Cordoba corners, like the Julio Romero de Torres Musuem or the nearby ruins of the Medina Azahara Arab city.
DAY 2: CORDOBA-SEVILLA (141 km / 1h40min)
After breakfast we meet our driver for a comfortable journey to Sevilla. En route we recommend making an interesting stop at the monumental city of Carmona, where you will discover some unique landmarks of centuries 14, 15 and 16th. More than recommended is also a stop at the nice parador for a lunch before proceeding to Sevilla, where we arrive in the afternoon. Time to relax after checking in your hotel right in the heart of the old town and get ready for your flamenco show in the evening. The show includes a quite special way of returning back to your hotel: by horse carriage, so that you can enjoy the illuminated city of Sevilla by night.
DAY 3: SEVILLA
Breakfast and start the city tour Sevilla. Your private guide will take you around and show you the most important landmarks. Interior visit of both the Alcazar and the Cathedral is granted. Afternoon is free for your own discoveries. Maybe a visit of the Fine Arts Museum? Or fancy a Guadalquivir river sunset cruise? Sevilla is open for you to experience like a local. Ask your driver about any special places where you could earn a great dinner Accommodation in Sevilla
DAY 4: SEVILLA – JEREZ – RONDA (206 km / 2h46min)
In the morning drive to Jerez de la Frontera. The cradle of Sherry awaits you to unveil the secrets of this very special wine, praised worldwide since so many centuries already. On arrival in Jerez, you will visit two wineries. One of them is among the biggest in whole Andalusia and has centennial tradition of elaborating fine wines. The second one is a family run business, also with two centuries of tradition and here we will take a quite special visit where we will taste wines directly from the barrels with the help of a
wine expert. The taste will be enhanced by local tapas, so this would work as a very decent light lunch.
In the afternoon you proceed to Ronda, not without stopping on the way in Arcos de la Frontera and Setenil de las Bodegas, impressive example of building by the mountains.
PS: If you love horses, then the visit of Jerez might be enhanced by the show at the Real
Escuela Española del Arte Ecuestre. Please enquire for timings
DAY 5: RONDA
Wake up in the middle of the countryside, at and old farm and olive mill converted into a hotel. You may enjoy a lazy morning to walk around the premises and learn about the area to discover the landscape and its unparalleled beauty.
Your driver is ready to take you down to Ronda city, where you will discover the impressive “Tajo” or gorge over the river, the old town hall converted into a nice Parador, or the bullfight arena, one of the oldest of Spain. The slow pace you experience in Ronda will leave a deep footprint in you, but much deeper will be the experience of private dining at a winery outside town, where your table is placed outdoors only for you with views to a memorable sunset (could be chill outside summer, please remember to bring some warm clothes). Savoir home made products freshly cooked by the winery owner and enjoy a quite special experience before been driven back to your hotel. Accommodation and overnight in Ronda.
DAY 6: RONDA – MALAGA (175 km / 2hr30min)
Breakfast in your hotel. Today we drive along the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) to discover interesting points like Marbella or Puerto Banús. Your driver will show best views for you to admire the sea and the beach. We suggest a stop in Malaga. The city has evolved lately into a quite interesting cultural hub that now offers up to three modern museums like Pompidou, Thyseen and Picasso. A visit would not be complete without touring the corners where the great painter was born
In the afternoon, drive to Velez-Malaga. Check in at hotel La Viñuela, where you admire the views over the lake. Dinner at the hotel, whose restaurant offers local product of the Axarquía area, famous for quality and local production.
DAY 7: VELEZ-MALAGA (260 km / 3 h)
Lazy morning at the hotel premises. You can decide to pamper yourself at the spa, walk around or simply enjoy the views of the lake until midday, where your driver will take you to Granada for you to put the ice on the cake of this memorable trip in Granada, visiting the Unesco-listed palace of Alhambra. Your local guide is waiting for you at the monument to show you around every corner of this unique piece of art.
DAY 8: VELEZ-MALAGA – MALAGA AIRPORT OR RAILWAY STATION.
Breakfast. Drive back to Malaga to connect with your train or plane to your next destination. We say good-bye now
Tour Length: 8 Days
Tour Type: GIT & FIT
Tour Price: Upon request
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería Cordoba
Hotel Casa Romana Sevilla
Hotel Molino del Arco Ronda
Hotel La Viñuela Velez-Malaga
Private vehicle at your disposal with English speaking driver from day 2 to day 8 for itinerary mentioned
Private licensed local guide in Cordoba for half day tour
Tickets to Cordoba Mosque and Alcazar
Private licensed local guide in Sevilla for half day tour
Tickets to Sevilla Alcazar and Cathedral
Flamenco show with horse carriage ride in Sevilla
Winery visit and tasting in two different cellars, one of them with enhanced paired tapas
Private candlelight dinner in Ronda
Private licensed local guide in Granada for half day tour
Tickets to Alhambra Palace
Dinner at the hotel in Velez-Malaga (drinks not included)
More information upon request.