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Soak up the art and culture in the buzzing city of Madrid
Unwind in the picturesque Andalucian countryside
Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in the streets of colorful Seville
Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year round destination. In general you can usually rely on pleasant or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days right through winter. The best time to visit is in the Spring and Fall when the temperature is just perfect with warm sunny days. During July and August it can be very hot and some days the temperature reaches 40°C, Andalucia is extremely crowded during these months.
Get under the skin of Spain's vibrant culture, taking in the hustle and bustle of Madrid before enjoying the delights of Andalucia. Admire incredible architecture, explore colorful cities and discover picturesque scenery with this charming itinerary around southern Spain.
Begin in Spain's capital, Madrid, a city rich in culture, art and architecture. Here you'll spend three nights at Urso Hotel & Spa, a stylish, boutique hotel in the city's lively Chueca neighborhood, and the ideal base from which to discover Madrid. Art lovers will delight in Madrid's 'Golden Triangle of Art', which comprises three world-renowned galleries, including the famed Prado Museum. Admire some of Europe's finest art before wandering through the opulent chambers and salons of Madrid's magnificent Royal Palace. Built in the 18th century, this lavish royal residence is one of the largest palaces in Europe, and with 2,800 rooms, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the elegant interior.
Spend a day outside the hustle and bustle of Madrid in the enchanting city of Toledo. This ancient city is renowned for its cultural heritage - this was where Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures peacefully coexisted in the Middle Ages. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus river, Toledo offers wonderfully dramatic views across the gorge below. Discover the history behind this multi-cultural city and admire the works of controversial artist El Greco, who once lived within the city walls.
Continue south to Andalucia, starting in the region's cultural capital, Seville. A city where Spanish traditions are brought to life, Seville is the essence of Spain as we know it - this is the birthplace of tapas and flamenco. Spend three nights exploring Seville from your base at Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Mudejar-style icon of the city, and soak up the vibrant, welcoming atmosphere of the old town. A truly beautiful city, Seville boasts breathtaking architecture, from the majestic Moorish design of the Real Alcazar to the Gothic masterpiece that is Seville's cathedral. Wind your way through the captivating streets by day and spend evenings mingling with the locals, tasting your way around Seville's best tapas bars, sampling local delicacies such as jamon iberico and sherry from nearby Jerez.
From Seville, take a day trip to Cordoba, once the largest city in western Europe and the capital of Islamic Spain. Thanks to its fascinating history, Cordoba is home to a rich and varied culture which is clearly shown in the city's glorious Mezquita. This breathtaking mosque was constructed in the 10th century and is still one of the world's finest displays of Islamic architecture, despite the addition of a cathedral at its center in the 16th century.
Next, head east to Granada, a city spectacularly surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, and Iberia's last Moorish outpost. Spend two nights at the Hospes Palacio de los Patos, a former palace dating back to the 19th century. A real highlight of any trip to Granada is exploring the vast complex of the Alhambra, one of Spain's most iconic monuments. Step back in time as you enter this impressive palace and find yourself transported back to Moorish Spain. Wander through the complex, admiring the intricate details of the design before continuing on to the Generalife palace to explore its tranquil and perfectly-manicured gardens.
Your final stop will be deep in the heart of rural Andalucia at the eco-conscious Finca La Donaira. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this luxurious farmhouse blends seamlessly with the landscape, offering home-grown farm-to-table cuisine and riding lessons with its 70 Lusitano horses. Unwind in this peaceful spot, relaxing in the spa or taking guided walks through the forests and vineyards that surround the property. For those looking to continue exploring, nearby Ronda is well worth a visit. This enchanting town is dramatically perched above El Tajo gorge & offers fantastic views of the Andalucian countryside. Get off the beaten track and discover some of the region's traditional villages, wandering through the charming streets of these whitewashed hilltop towns, found scattered through the striking mountain scenery.
Discover the very best of Seville's tapas as you join your private guide on a tour of some of the city's most mouth-watering spots. Head off the tourist trail and eat side-by-side with the locals, enjoying fresh and authentic Andalucian dishes.
Discover the highlights of Madrid as you explore the city with your private guide, who will tailormake your route according to your personal preferences. Visit the majestic Royal Palace, Madrid's historic city center or its celebrated art galleries.
Discover the beautiful Andalucian countryside and explore its enchanting white villages, or pueblos blancos, perched on hilltops and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Visit spectacular Ronda and admire the views from this charming town.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra, Granada's majestic Moorish palace. Your private guide will explain the history behind the palace as you admire its incredible architecture and explore the idyllic Generalife gardens.
Famed for its rich cultural heritage, the beautiful city of Toledo boasts a unique and fascinating history. With your private guide, learn about the peaceful coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures in the Middle Ages.
Boasting a fascinating history, Cordoba was once the largest city in western Europe, flourishing under the Islamic rule of Spain. Explore the ancient city with your private guide, discovering Roman ruins, Jewish history and Cordoba's impressive Mosque.
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