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03/10/2019 07/10/2019

Sevilla

About the city

Seville has a special colour, this effervescent city is filled with captivating traditional architecture in colours of lemons, plums and oranges. The River Guadalquivir runs approximately north-south through Seville. Most of the city, including the old quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz, is on the east bank, while the Barrio de Triana lies on the west bank. At midnight, impromptu singing, clapping and guitar playing fill bars and streets. By day, the diversity of the city’s heritage becomes apparent. The Romans, Moors, Catholic Spaniards, and now, hordes of tourists have all tried to claim Seville as their own. Indeed, Seville has never failed to spark the imagination of newcomers. From the street, the cathedral seems unimpressive; you must go inside to get some sense of its dimensions. Massive pillars support the vaulted roof, and the wealth of treasure is fabulous beyond belief. Another major sight of the city is La Giralda, which was the minaret of the Almohad mosque. From the top, there’s a fantastic view of the city across the barbed spires and buttresses of the roof. La Torre del Oro, a symbol of the city, originally covered in golden tiles, watches over the town as it has always done since 1220. Seville at night is wonderful, everything takes on a mystical air able to hypnotize and if you know how to live it, you will fall under its spell.

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Pasarela

76%
  • At 1.6 km from the center
  • Av de la borbolla, 11, Sevilla 41004
A stay at Pasarela places you in the heart of Seville, within a 15-minute walk of Plaza de Espana and University of Seville. This 4-star hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Alcazar and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Seville Cathedral. Make use of convenient amenities...
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  • Double room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 4 Accommodation nights

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Palacio Andaluz flamenco show

day 1 - Show with dinner - 9.30pm
Discover the passion and fire of flamenco in its heartland at one of the best tablaos in Spain. Sit back and relax as you are serenated by award winning dancers. A unique experience you can't afford to miss!

Highlights
- Immerse yourself in the emotional world of flamenco
- Sit back and admire a performance second to none
- Choose how to wish to enjoy your evening

Bienvenido al El Palacio Andaluz, one of the top tablaos in Seville that eats, breathes, and sleeps flamenco.

Admire this mesmerising show with a drink or with a selection of delicious traditional tapas. Why not opt for a mouth-watering à la carte dinner if you prefer, prepared by a top team of chefs. The choice is yours!

From the roots of flamenco in the heart of Seville, El Palacio Andaluz offers the best flamenco show in the city in one of the most luxurious and elegant venues in Spain. Enjoy a passionate colourful evening of dance, music and song by a top team of artistes, many of whom have been awarded both national and international prizes.

Discover the recognisable musical styles or palos, ranging from the poignant to the apotheosis. Feel the passion of the bulerias, soleás, alegrías, fandango, sevillanas, as well as other less well known flamenco styles and some classical Spanish dance as you explore this extraordinary expression of the soul of the people of Andalusia.

Flamenco-Dinner Menu*

Appetizers
Chef’s Selection of Ors d’Oeuvres

Starters
Sprout Salad with marinated figs and goat cheese
Seafood cocktail
Vegetables cream with Ham stripes
Seafood soup

Main Courses
Pork cheek stew in Pedro Ximénez (sweet wine) sauce
Grilled Veal Loin
Roasted Chicken with rosemary sauce
Cod confit in virgin olive oil
Baked Salmon garnished

Desserts
Assortiment of Specialties

Included
Bread
Condado White Wine or Red Rioja Wine
Mineral Water

Tapas Menu*

Tapas
Seafood Cocktail
*****
Iberian Ham
Goat Cheese
Andalusi Pastela
(Dishes on table to share)
*****
Codfish in Olive oil with Vegetables
Iberian Pork cheek stew in Pedro Ximenez sauce
with Potatoes strudel
(Dishes on table to share)
*****

Dessert
Tasting Specialties

Included
Bread
Dry or Fruity Condado White Wine or Red Rioja Wine or Soft drink or Beer
Mineral Water

*Please note that actual dishes may vary

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Location
Start point:
18 Avenida Maria Auxiliadora - ES
Calle Matemáticos Rey Pastor y Castro,4 - 41092 - Sevilla - ES
Please note that from 27th November 2019, the location will be changed to Calle Matemáticos Rey Pastor y Castro, 4.

End point: Same as the starting point

Schedule
Duration: 100 Minutes
07/10/2019
Sevilla
Córdoba ES
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07/10/2019 09/10/2019

Córdoba ES

About the city

Perhaps nowhere else does Spain’s diverse heritage present itself so tangibly to the visitors as in Cordoba. The Roman Bridge, and scattered pillars and ramparts testify to the city’s importance in Roman times. The Arab occupation brought about its greatest prosperity and for a time Cordoba, with is vast library, was the largest city in the world. Cordoba captures the essence of Andalusia today: White-washed houses along narrow streets hide serene patios, and the strains of cante jondo, a vocal style in flamenco, still resound from time to time. Most sights and monuments are clustered in the Juderia, a maze of narrow winding streets that was once the city’s Jewish quarter. This area lies between the Plaza de las Tendillas, Cordoba’s main square, and the River Guadalquivir. Here visitors will find the city’s symbol, The Mezquita, Great Mosque, which is a mystic wonder; an airy forest of 850 marble, alabaster and stone pillars supports the 425 striped double-decker arches. From the tower visitors can clearly see how the 13th century conversion into a cathedral resulted in an incongruous juxtaposition of styles. Mischievous The Jewish quarter is great for tapas and bar-hopping, while you are at it, try a light, dry fino or a sweet Pedro Ximenez, the most famous local wines. Córdoba has plenty reasons for visiting it. This city invites you to dream: just wander through its convoluted alleys and you will realize you're in a unique place. Do not miss the sunset from the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river. After that you won’t want to go to sleep.

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Hotel Madinat

95%
  • At 0.9 km from the center
  • Calle cabezas, 17, Córdoba 14003
A stay at Hotel Madinat places you in the heart of Córdoba, within a 5-minute walk of Calleja del Pañuelo and Museum of Archaeological. This 4-star hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Orange Tree Courtyar...
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  • DOUBLE/TWIN (2 PERS) (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Guided Visit to Medina Azahara

day 5 - In English - without tourist bus 11am
Medina Azahara, or Madinat az-Zahra, meaning “shining town” in Arabic is the ruins of a vast, fortified Arab Muslim mediaeval palace-city, built by the first Umayyad Caliph of Cordoba, Ad-ar-Rahman III, located 8km outside the city of Cordoba in the foothills of the Sierra Morena mountains. In this guided tour you’ll learn all about the fascinating history of this complex, known as the Islamic Versailles.

Medina Azahara was built as a symbol of the new Caliphate and became the de facto capital of Muslim Spain, as government and administration was within its walls. Building started in 936 – 940 and the city boasted ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences, and baths. Water was supplied through aqueducts. However the city was burned down and razed to the ground during civil unrest in the early 11th Century.

The complex today is still impressive and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain. The tour will start with a visit to the underground visitors’ centre. Have a look around the extensive collection of artefacts on display in the museum as you learn all about the history of the shing city, supposedly built for a favourite concubine from the Caliph’s harem.

Next we’ll explore the site itself. You’ll be awed by the remains of the huge reception halls and ruined mosque. Walk around the old gardens, conceived as a reconstruction of paradise on earth, watered by irrigations channels and myriad marbled fountains spouting from bronze representations of lions, horses and griffins.

As you relax in the shade, it’s not difficult to imagine the sound of trickling water in marble fountains, the air scented by jasmine, honeysuckle and rose, the stone of the palace buildings tinged pink by the rising sun, as the caged nightingales sing.

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Location
Starting point:
Mercado Victoria
At the stop outside the Hotel Eurostars Palace.

End point: Same as starting point

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide
Audioguide fee: Not Included
09/10/2019
Córdoba ES
Granada
09/10/2019 11/10/2019

Granada

About the city

The Muslim rulers of Granada adored and adorned this provincial capital. Ignore the low apartments of Granada and look up: the majestic clay-red Alhambra palace looms against the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s sunniest ski slopes. And the refreshing coastline is also nearby. The Alhambra, the red one in Arabic, is an Islamic monument of universal fame ad unfaded grandeur, built on a hill covered with splendid woods and gardens. The numerous courtyards and rooms inside the palaces of the Casa Real are among the finest examples of Mudejar art and architecture. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the Cathedral of Granada is the first purely Renaissance cathedral is Spain. The Royal Chapel, reached by a separate entrance, contains the elaborate tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella, along with Isabella’s splendid private art collecting. South of the Cathedral is the Albayzin, the old Arab quarter, a set of winding alleyways with Moorish-style archways decorating the walls. Granada is famous for its holy week celebrations, which include festivities and processions. For less cultural diversion, stick to the student pubs around the university.

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Vincci Albayzin Hotel

84%
  • At 1.0 km from the center
  • Carrera de la virgen, 48, Granada 18005
A stay at Vincci Albayzin Hotel places you in the heart of Granada, within a 15-minute walk of Granada Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. This 4-star hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Alhambra and 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Generalife. Take advantage of recreation o...
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  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour

day 7 - 1. GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH 10:00
On this tour, discover the secrets of Alhambra, save time with skip-the-line access and explore this wonder of Moorish architecture, unique in Europe. Make sure your camera is fully charged and the memory empty as you will have the opportunity to take thousands of pictures of this incredible palace complex and its surrounding gardens. Your guide will let you know everything about the art, culture, history and religion in each of the areas that you will visit. Get ready to forget everything and plunge into the mysteries of this paradise. This tour excludes the access to the Nasrid Palaces and gives you the option to have a tailor-made experience through the Alhambra complex including: Alcazaba, Generalife Palace and Gardens and the Palace of Charles V.
11/10/2019
Granada
Malaga
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11/10/2019 14/10/2019

Malaga

About the city

Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso, exudes art from every brick. Considered one of the oldest cities in Spain and Europe, this cosmopolitan port is buoyantly modern yet it hangs on to its vast historic past. The palm-lined Paseo el Parque will take you below Alcazaba, a Moorish palace whose fortified walls enclose fragrant gardens and an archaeological museum. The lofty Gibralfaro Castle crowns a nearby hill, with outstanding views of the sprawling city below. Also worth a visit is the Picasso Museum that, aside from an impressive artistic patrimony, offers educational activities and cultural events. Málaga deserves a good night visit: do not miss a good walk along the harbour where traditional fried fish is washed down with cold beer at chiringuitos (beach bars) and enjoy the illuminated Alcazaba, which watches over the city from Mount Gibralfaro.

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Hotel MS Maestranza

83%
  • At 0.9 km from the center
  • Avd canovas del castillo 1, Málaga 29016
Located in Málaga (Centro), Hotel MS Maestranza is within a 15-minute walk of Malagueta Beach and Port of Malaga. This 4-star hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Málaga Cathedral and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Picasso Museum Malaga. Relax at the full-service sp...
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  • Double room (1)

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  • 3 Accommodation nights

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