Costa de la Luz & Seville
- Experience the best of Andalusia on this 7-night guided holiday to Spain’s Costa de La Luz
- Stay in a hotel close by to the beach
- Explore all Seville has to offer with a panoramic tour & a visit to Plaza Espana and the Alcazar.
- Retrace the steps of Christopher Columbus
- Enjoy a guided excursion to Niebla, where there’s an opportunity to taste the famous Andalucian Vino de Naranja
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Costa de la Luz & Seville
On this unforgettable holiday, we’ll discover Spain's Costa de la Luz, a sunny, vibrant region of Andalucía. Facing the Atlantic, the Costa de la Luz is renowned for its beaches and sunshine, our hotel will be a perfect base to explore the best of the region. 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. We’ll take a day trip to explore Seville, where its vibrant historic centre boasts remarkable sites, including the cathedral and La Giralda tower, the vast and impressive Alcázar Palace. We’ll learn more about the life of Christopher Columbus before he set off on his first voyage to the New World at the Muelle de las Carabelas. On this trip, we’ll also enjoy plenty of leisure time to relax on the beach or visit other seaside towns, with recommendations and tips from our expert guide.
Please Note: Depending on the departure date, the holiday will be based in either Islantilla or Punta Umbria.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Spain
Transfer to Costa de la Luz
Fly to Faro, Portugal, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel on the beach in Islantilla, on Spain’s Costa de la Luz (120 km).
Introduction to Islantilla
Guided Walking Tour of Islantilla
After breakfast, depart your hotel for an orientation walking tour of the town centre (distance from hotel 500 m approx.) On this short walking tour you can become familiar its bars, shops and restaurants, as well as activities in the area surrounding your hotel. (Punta Umbria or Isla Cristina on selected dates)
You will have the afternoon free to spend at your leisure. This is a great opportunity to try out some of the local tapas bars that you discovered on your morning walk.
Excursion to Niebla
This morning, set off on a guided excursion to Niebla. This town was established during the times of the Moors and retains a very rich historic legacy. Travel back in time, as you admire the town and the preserved medieval walls that surround it. During the excursion, there will also be a visit to a wine museum at Bodegas Andrade, followed by a short walking tour in the vineyards, where you can learn about the ancient art of producing wine. There’s a chance to taste four different wines, including the famous Andalucian Vino de Naranja (orange wine). There will be free time for lunch, before returning to the hotel.
Free Time in Costa de la Luz
You will have today free to spend as you wish. Why not take a trip along the coast to one of the nearby seaside towns for lunch, or relax on one of the numerous beaches around Islantilla.
Christopher Columbus Guided Tour & Huelva
Retracing the Steps of Christopher Columbus
Today you will take a full day guided excursion to retrace the steps of Christopher Columbus. Begin with a visit to the nearby Franciscan Monastery of La Rabida, a place that Columbus called home while planning his first voyage to the New World. Afterwards, continue to the Muelle de las Carabelas (the Quay of the Caravels), where you will witness historical artefacts and discover what life was like on board the ships. Entrances to the monastery & museum are included.
Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to the city of Huelva, where there will be some free time for shopping before returning to your hotel.
Panoramic City Tour of 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 the Alcazar (entrance included).
Explore Costa de la Luz at Your Own Pace
You will have today free to spend at your leisure. Take a stroll on the beach, enjoy a cool drink and a few tapas, and perhaps do some souvenir shopping.
It’s time to bid farewell to the Costa de la Luz. You will be transferred to Faro airport with guide assistance, for your flight home.
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.