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Classical Spain for Solo Travellers

Experience more with so much included

  • Experience beautiful Seville’s vibrant streets and tranquil parks on a tour led by a local guide
  • Visit to medieval Ronda - one of Spain’s most spectacularly situated cities
  • Delight in delicious and authentic Tapas in Seville
  • Fall under the spell of the stunning Alhambra, one of Europe’s most sensual and romantic palace and fortresses with entrance included
  • Visit to Cordoba with a guided tour of the Mezquita probably the most beautiful Mosque ever constructed - entrance included 
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager
  • Six nights in three-star superior and four-star accommodation including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • A welcome dinner on the first night to get to know your travelling companions
  • Hotel porterage
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included

Selected departures from March to November 2020

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At a Glance
6 nights in 3-star superior to 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast plus Welcome Dinner
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Experience unspoiled Andalucía, home of Flamenco and perhaps the most traditionally Spanish of regions. Andalucía is simply one of the most beautiful corners of Europe and is, as yet, undiscovered by the majority. It’s a land where the excesses of the twentieth century seem not to have taken root and where travellers are genuinely welcomed.

A land immortalised by the writings of Ernest Hemingway and beloved by Orson Welles, where stunningly beautiful, sun-kissed countryside, covered by green olive groves stretch off into the distance under a perpetual azure blue sky. With biscuit coloured plains, untamed rivers, deep gorges and the spectacular snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, providing the backdrop, there can be few places on earth which can boast such a wealth of natural wonders in such a small area.

Tiny whitewashed villages perch on the hilltops, with narrow winding streets where every house has window boxes crammed with flowers of every colour, adding a touch of vitality to these sleepy hamlets, little changed since Columbus’ days.

Andalucía has a long and violent past stretching from the dawn of civilisation. The Phoenicians and ancient Greeks traded, whereas Julius Caesar fought here, as did Hannibal. The region is crammed with legacies from throughout the centuries from a variety of civilisations. Without doubt, the jewels in Andalucía’s crown are the fantastic cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, which have some of the most important monuments anywhere on earth, many of which are designated as Heritage Sites by the United Nations and protected accordingly. Seville, home of Carmen and Figaro, boasts the world’s largest gothic cathedral. It was from here the conquistadors set sail to explore and plunder the New World and from the sixteenth century unimaginable wealth poured in, building the city we see today. Cordoba has a sixteen arched bridge spanning the river, built by the Romans and amazingly still in use and the Mezquita, built by the Moors is so beautiful and thought-provoking it is beyond words. Granada has the Alhambra, the Moorish King’s Palace so richly decorated, it shames almost anything we can conceive today.

Nowadays though, despite its pedigree, or because of it, Andalucía is perhaps the most Spanish region in the country, indeed, the popular image of ‘real Spain’ of ruined castles, sherry and bullfights has its roots here. The food is a delight, with the area noted for its seafood and its famous drink, the fortified wine from Jerez we call sherry. Try a glass of ‘fino’ - a very dry yet refreshing sherry whilst nibbling ‘tapas’ - that great Spanish titbit invention.

The people are charming – always ready to help and with an attitude towards their fellow man and a love of life so typical of Mediterranean people. So, for a unique blend of superb countryside, famous and stunningly beautiful monuments and cities, wonderful art, all set in a country which welcomes tourists as honoured guests – come with us and see.

“The grand Mezquita in Cordoba is one of the most beautiful Moorish mosques.”

Andrew Graham-Dixon

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The price includes:

  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All airport departure taxes
  • All local accommodation taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Not included in the price is the entrance to Alcazar which is approximately €9.50 and is payable locally. Seville Cathedral is approximately €9 (or €3 if you are over 65) and is payable locally.

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

Flamenco dancer in red dress
 

Authentic flamenco show in Seville - from £33 per person

Witness a spectacular flamenco performance filled with passion and energy in a charming theatre. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you admire the superb artistry of world-class dancers, singers and musicians, who bring to life classics like ‘Carmen’.

Skip the Queue Entry to the Royal Alcazar of Seville- from £6 per person

Skip the queues by booking your entrance to the Alcazar in Seville, one of the largest palaces in Europe dating back to the Moorish golden age, and the jewel in Seville’s crown. Tickets will be booked for a timed afternoon entry on Day 4 of the tour.

Please contact us to pre-book this experience.

Andrew Graham-Dixon on Seville, Córdoba & Granada

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 45 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Spain

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Spain however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Hotel Information

Where the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, this will be open in the summer months depending on weather.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport  Transfer time
Malaga Airport Mijas 30 mins Granada Malaga Airport 2 hrs 15 mins
Granada Airport 30 mins

 


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