Discover the rich history of Spain’s southern region, "Andalucía". Its gateway positioning between Europe and Africa has made the region a tempting prize for many civilizations, resulting in a unique heritage shaped by over 700 years of Moorish rule.
Visit with us the Moorish city of Granada to see the achingly beautiful Alhambra Palace and watch a sultry flamenco performance in Seville. Along the way, you will find delicious sherry, fantastic traditional and flavorful cuisine as well as a wonderful old town to explore.
So come and experience Andalucía’s stunning landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, soaring mountain ranges, extensive biodiversity and charming white villages.
The Moorish past of Andalusia has left a mind-blowing architectural legacy! Palaces, Mosques, Alcazars contrast in an harmonious way with the Catholic Renaissance canons, creating a unique and stunning Andalusian style.
The mix of cultures in Andalusia created the exceptional, passionate, flamboyant music and dance style of: Flamenco. Now a symbol of Spain, on this journey, you discover the authentic and original, Flamenco in its pure and true form
The atmosphere of the old tapas restaurants, aside from its glorious food is worth the experience! Our local guide will help you make way through this vibrant style of socializing.
From impressive cities to quaint little white villages, mountains to sea, vibrant bars to rejuvenating Arab baths; Andalusia will seduce you by its unsurpassed diversity.
Welcome to Seville! Your journey starts immersed in the Andalusian culture with a guided horse-drawn carriage tour of Seville, followed by a Flamenco & Tapas welcome dinner and rooftop drinks with a view of the magical Giralda.
Today, you will learn more about the secrets of Azulejos (typical Andalusian tiles). Delight in the unique atmosphere while enjoying lunch before your private guide leads you through the impressive Alcazar of Seville and it's typical Mudejar architecture.
Today you'll enjoy all things Cordoba! The Andalusian city began as an important Roman hub before turning into a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. You will of course visit the magnificent Mezquita, an immense Mosque dating from 784 A.D. that was later turned into a Catholic Church.
We have set this day aside for some leisure time. We have plenty of recommendations for you, including a day trip to Cadiz- an ancient port city. It's a perfect opportunity to discover the sea side of Andalusia and some of the best seafood. Whatever our hosts may assist with to make this day a fun and enjoyable one, simply let them know.
Get ready to be amazed! You're heading to Granada. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada hosts one of the most renowned buildings of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy: the Alhambra, an Arab Citadel and Palace. Welcome to a tell-tale Arabian Nights Palace in Europe! Your exotic tour will carry on through the narrow winding streets of the Medieval Moorish neighborhood of Albaicin and finish with a dinner featuring authentic Granada Flamenco dancing.
Your dreams from the previous night will carry into the morning as you enjoy pure relaxation in the Arab Baths of Granada. The rest of the day is at leisure; take this opportunity to lose yourself in the centuries-old narrow streets, relax at the property or sample the tapas bars scattered throughout the city!
Andalusia is not only stunning cities... The countryside plays a major role in the region's splendor, hosting a series of towns and large villages characterized by whitewashed walls and red or brown tiled roofs. Today, you will discover Ronda, one of the most beautiful "pueblos blancos" (white towns).
Today, you'll travel back to Seville. After experiencing the South of Spain, you'll crave more of this charming country. Why not extend to basque in vibrant Madrid, or the rebel Barcelona? How about a heading to Morocco for a short or long extension? You can also easily make a stop in any other European city, just a short flight from Andalusia!
The Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection is located in the historic center of Granada near the Albaicín and Sacro Monte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Gardens of the Triumph, the Archeological museum, and, of course, the Alhambra.
This beautiful hotel, one of the best (and few) five star hotels in Granada, is a 75-room restored masterpiece that was also declared an artistic and historic monument. It replaced the Santa Paula Convent and the Casa Morisca, which existed in the XVI and XII centuries respectively.
Its restaurant, “El Claustro”, where the Santa Paula convent refectory used to be, offers guests haute cuisine that fuses elements of traditional Andalusian gastronomy with modern culinary concepts.
Hotel Palacio de Villapanés is a converted 18th century palace that does traditional elegance with a modern twist. You’ll find baroque architecture, marble columns and tiles, ornate archways and parquet floors. Yet, there’s also an exclusive, modern feel with contemporary furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and sleek bathrooms. This is authentic Andalusian opulence brought into the 21st century.
Located just a few steps from the Barrio de Santa Cruz, this hotel rubs shoulders with the city’s major sights including ‘La Giralda' bell tower and ‘La Catedral’. There’s a serene spa, elegant terrace, and palatial suites, as well as the acclaimed restaurant that promises “gastronomy to delight your five senses.”
Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $1599 per single traveler.
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit of $750 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $1599.
Your final balance is due 60 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.