Please note that single supplement will apply for single travellers. The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports.
PricesFrom: R 12,976.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From17th of April 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To30th of June 2018 (Saturday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Experience the wonders of Andalucia and Costa Del Sol on this fabulous 8 day tour departing from Madrid This is a land only package and excludes international flights Tour Highlights:
Discover all that southern Spain has to offer, from beautiful beaches to ancient palaces and beautiful art, on this 8-day trip from Madrid. The tour covers Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and the Costa del Sol. Explore Granada's magnificent Alhambra Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), see Seville's Alcazar, plus much more. Enjoy a combination of organized visits, plus ample free time to wander at your own pace. Experience the perfect mix of cultural sightseeing and laid-back beach-going on this tour through beautiful Andalusia and the Costa del Sol. Visit architectural wonders and kick back by the Mediterranean, sangria in hand. From Madrid, wind your way into southern Spain and the culturally rich region known as Andalusia. Stop in enchanting Cordoba for a stroll through the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter and a visit to the city’s famous mosque, with its beautiful rows of striped arches and columns.
In Seville, explore the atmospheric Santa Cruz quarter with its lovely mosaic buildings, stroll the grounds of the riverside Maria Luisa Park, and see the striking architecture of Plaza de Espana, built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition.
Arrive among the seaside resorts of the Costa del Sol for a few days of sun-drenched relaxation. Between dinner and breakfast at your hotel, spend the days as you like, lounging on the beach, scoping out the best tapas in town, or opting to take part in various tours and excursions.
At the end of this relaxing sojourn, head to Granada, the stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom until 1492. Walk through the palatial complex of the Alhambra, with its intricate Islamic architectural details, blossom-filled courtyards, and burbling fountains.
Learn about local culture at a gypsy flamenco show, and spend your final day delving into the spiritual heritage of Toledo, learning how the world's 3 great monotheistic religions coexisted peacefully in this beautifully preserved medieval city before returning to Madrid.
About the Holiday
SAT: Madrid- Caceres - Cordoba
SUN: Cordoba – Seville
MON: Seville tour
TUE: Onwards to Marbella via Ronda
WED: Marbella Day at leisure
THU: Marbella day at leisure
FRI: Continue to Granada and Generalife tour
SAT: Toledo city tour. Return to Madrid (End of tour)
Includes & Excludes
- 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels on a per person sharing basis
- Selected meals
- Local Sightseeing Tours
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transportation in deluxe AC coaches
- International flights to Madrid
- Airport to hotel transfers
- Visa cost
- Travel insurance
- Meals not specified
- Items of a personal nature
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The city is located on the river Manzanares in the center of the country. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance.
Although the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since pre-historic times, in the Roman age this territory belonged to the diocese of Complutum (present-day Alcal de Henares). But the first historical data on the city comes from the 9th century, when Muhammad I ordered the construction of a small palace in the same place that is today occupied by the Palacio Real.
Madrid is home to mountain peaks rising above 2,000m, holm oak dehesas and low lying plains. The slopes of Guadarrama are cloaked in dense forests of Scots Pine and Pyrenean oak.
Madrid hosts the largest Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Spain, Las Ventas, established in 1929. Las Ventas is considered by many to be the world center of bullfighting and has a seating capacity of almost 25,000. Madrid's bullfighting season begins in March and ends in October. Bullfights are held every day during the festivities of San Isidro (Madrid's patron saint) from the middle of March to the middle of June, and every Sunday, and public holiday, the rest of the season.
Madrileos tend to make not one plan for the evening but three or four. While the busiest nights are Friday and Saturday (with Thursday a close runner-up), the locals go out every night and miraculously manage to work or study during the day. Perhaps the secret lies in the tradition of consuming tapas - snacks of olives, anchovies, chorizo (sausage), gambas (deep-fried shrimp) and local specialties like orejas (pig's ears), callos (tripe), mollejas (sweetbreads), snails in hot sauce and bulls testicles. Nightlife centers on three major districts - Chueca (Madrid's gay village, which specializes in trendy restaurants), Calle Huertas (traditional Spanish music, jazz clubs and bars) and Malasaa (mainly bars and clubs frequented by a young crowd). All bars and clubs are licensed but hours are flexible. It can be hard to tell bars and clubs apart, since bars often have a dancefloor and not all clubs charge for entry.