Gardens of Andalucia
- Discover the gardens of Spain’s southern region on this 6-night garden holiday to Andalucía.
- Visit the stunning Alhambra and explore the Generalife Gardens, on a day trip to Granada.
- Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Seville, including a visit to Seville Alcazar and Maria Luisa Park.
- Be accompanied by Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide throughout the tour.
- Includes 6 nights on a half board basis.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Andalucia
Travel with us to discover the gardens of Andalucía, where the region is known for its extensive coastline, dramatic desert and snow-capped Sierras. Successive invaders and influences, from the Romans to the Moors, have left their mark on both the architecture and the gardens of Andalucía. We’ll visit some of the most famous and influential gardens in the region, where exotic and colourful plants thrive in the warm Mediterranean climate and where the gardens are so tranquil, we can close our eyes and drift away. On this memorable garden holiday, we’ll visit the magnificent and ancient palaces of La Alhambra, one of Spain’s most iconic sites, and explore the Generalife Gardens which the Kings of Granada would use as a peaceful sanctuary. At the La Concepción Botanical Gardens, we’ll see some of the only subtropical plants in Europe and visit the same garden the Kings of Granada used as a retreat. We’ll round off this truly spectacular holiday with a day trip to Seville and visit the Alcáza Palace and Maria Luisa Park.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Spain
Arrive in Malaga
We will depart for Malaga in the company of our expert guide Iain MacDonald, and be assisted in the transfer to our hotel.
Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
Guided Excursion to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
This full day excursion begins with a visit to Granada, where we will visit the Alhambra Islamic Palaces that were originally built for the last Muslim Emirs. Restoration of both the magnificent buildings and gardens began in the 19th century, and today this splendid palace boasts jaw dropping arabesques details and a grand ballroom. Outside, the Generalife is a simple garden with a peaceful atmosphere, which the Kings of Granada used as a sanctuary when they looked to take a break from the affairs of the state. With a long, magnificent water fountain, this garden is the oldest surviving Moorish style garden in the world today.
Malaga & La Concepción Botanical Gardens
Guided Tour of Malaga and La Concepción Botanical Gardens
This morning depart for Malaga for a panoramic city tour before vising the La Concepción Botanical Gardens, home to an exquisite open air collection of tropical and subtropical flora, including rare plant species from all over the world. Officially declared as historical artistic gardens in 1943, the wisteria arbour, the pond nymph and the Tetrástilo Doric temple are not to be missed.
Guided Coach Tour of Seville
Today, we 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. Enjoy a panoramic city tour by coach and visits to Seville Alcazar and Maria Luisa Park, originally park of the private gardens of the San Telmo Palace donated in 1893 by the Infanta Maria Luise Fernanda de Borbon to the city.
Today you will have the chance to relax and explore at your own pace. Your local guide will be able to suggest activities to suit your interest.
Visit Córdoba and Royal Botanical Gardens of Cordoba
On this full day excursion we will be introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Córdoba, one of the great cities of the medieval world. Enjoy a visit to the Alcazar Palace, home to one of Spain's oldest gardens - this shady boxed edged garden features ornamental shrubs and citrus trees, leading to a series of pools complete with roses and plants. Later, we enjoy a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Cordoba.
Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home to Dublin.
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.