Christmas in Lake Garda
- 20 Dec
- 20 Dec
Half Board (+1)
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 to Spain, we’ll discover this sunny, vibrant region, while staying in the authentically Andalucían towns of Loja. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and green valleys, this area 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. Enjoy the whitewashed plazas and narrow streets of Loja, and explore the medieval architecture of Granada, all while soaking up the atmosphere of the real Spain.
Please note: Mirador hotel in Loja is on half board basis and Catalonia hotel in Granada is on Bed & breakfast basis.
On arrival in Malaga, your guide will meet you and accompany you to the coach, for transfer to your hotel in the town of Granada. During the journey, there will be tips and information to help get your holiday off to a great start!
Let’s depart for a guided city tour of Granada. Visit the Generalife Gardens and the UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra (general entrance included). With its magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, it is one of Spain’s most treasured and popular historic sites.
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.
Tonight, meet your guide and enjoy a typical Flamenco show with tapas dinner included.
Say 'goodbye' to Granada as we depart to for the traditional city of Loja, where we will spend the last 3 nights of our holiday. Once you have settled into your hotel, the rest of the day will be free to explore the city at your own pace and settle into your surroundings.
In the afternoon, get to know Antequera on an enjoyable half-day guided walking tour of the Old Town, starting with a short stop at "El Torcal" nature reserve. You will then have some time at leisure to stroll around and take in the atmosphere of the charming streets and squares of this typically Andalucian town.
*Please note stop in "El Torcal" is subject to weather conditions.
Spend some time at leisure today to explore at your own pace. Perhaps enjoy a few traditional Andalucian tapas in a local restaurant and watch the world go by.
In the afternoon, enjoy a Christmas Day lunch at the hotel, followed by entertainment.
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.
This full-day excursion will introduce you to 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.
Time to say ‘adios’ to Andalucía, until the next time. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
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.
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