Christmas in Andalucía
- Spend Christmas in Spain’s southern region on this 7-night trip to Andalucía.
- Stay in the traditional, whitewashed town of Antequera.
- Enjoy a walking tour of Antequera including a visit to Dolmen de Menga, a megalithic burial mound.
- Discover one of the greatest cities of the Middle Ages on a guided excursion to Córdoba.
- Experience Spain’s most breathtaking palace fortress, the Alhambra, on a day trip to Grenada.
- Visit the birthplace of Flamenco dancing on a full day, guided trip to Seville.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Andalucia
Travel with us to fall in love with Andalucía, its people, history and traditions. Successive invasions and influences from the Romans to the Moors have left their imprint on the landscape and culture of Andalucía, making for a fascinating journey through time. On this unforgettable holiday, we’ll discover this sunny, vibrant region, while staying in the authentically Andalucían town of Antequera. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and green valleys, it is known as Andalucía's heart and is the perfect base from which we’ll take day trips to explore Seville, Córdoba and Granada, three of southern Spain's most remarkable cities. On this trip, you’ll also enjoy plenty of leisure time to enjoy the whitewashed plazas and narrow streets of Antequera, and soak up the atmosphere of the real Spain.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Spain
Transfer to Antequera
On arrival in Malaga, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, and transfer to your hotel in the lovely town of Antequera. During the journey, there will be tips and information to help get your holiday off to a great start!
Tour of Antequera
This morning you will get to know Antequera on a tour of the Old Town with your local guide. Starting with the impressive 'Dolmen de Menga', one of the oldest monuments in Spain and dating back to the Megalithic period, the tour will help you to get your bearings and show you the highlights of the area.
You will have the remainder of the day to stroll around and take in the atmosphere of the charming streets and squares of this typically Andalucian town. Your local guide will be happy to advice you on things to see and do to suit your interests.
Full Day Guided Excursion to Granada City
This full day excursion to beautiful Granada includes a guided city tour and a visit to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens (with entrance included). The UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra, with magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, is one of Spain's most treasured historic sites.
Christmas Eve Dinner
You will enjoy a special Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner.
At Leisure & Christmas Lunch
You have today free to sightsee at your own pace. Discover hidden corners of Antequera's old town, climb to the top of the ancient walls for spectacular views, or perhaps enjoy a few traditional Andalucian tapas and some local wine.
Christmas Day lunch and drinks will be served in the hotel.
After your Christmas lunch, you will enjoy a traditional Flamenco Show.
Free Time in Antequera
You will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of this region. Your guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see in the surrounding area.
Excursion to Córdoba
Spend a full day excursion in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Córdoba, one of the great cities of the medieval world. You will have a guided walking tour of the historic centre, where among many treasures is the wonderful Mezquita, formerly the Great Mosque, and now a Christian cathedral.
Day Trip to Seville
Today, you’ll visit Andalucía’s most lively and colourful city, located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Seville is famous for flamenco, tapas and a rich cultural and architectural heritage. On your panoramic city tour by coach, you will view highlights such as the San Telmo Palace and Golden Tower. There will also be a visit to the beautiful Plaza Espana, and free time to explore the city’s Jewish quarter.
Time to say ‘adios’ to Andalucía, until the next time. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.