The essentials of Andalusia

Trip description

Andalusia is one of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain and the largest. It has a homogeneous climate throughout its territory, i.e. a Mediterranean climate, which is very hot and dry in summer and mild and dry in winter. It is also the region of Spain with the highest number of sunny days per year.

Furthermore, this region is known for the hospitality of its inhabitants and the Andalusian way of life, with its typical gastronomy, festivities and joie de vivre. Geographically, Andalusia faces the Mediterranean Sea to the east, which separates it from Morocco, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The Andalusian coastline has a total of 900 km of beaches that tourists enjoy every year.

As far as the landscape of this region is concerned, it can be said that it is totally diversified, in the space of two hours it is possible to have access to the high mountains through the Tabernas desert to the Guadalquivir valley.

As far as its history is concerned, Andalusia is a land that has experienced different waves of conquests. The first by the Germanic invasions of the Vandals and later the Visigoths, and then successively by the Romans and the Arabs.

Andalusia under the Muslims thus became Al-Andalus, the political and cultural centre of the Muslim state in Spain. Cordoba, being the Caliphate, became the first cultural and economic centre of the world at that time. To advance their conquest, the Almoravids and Almohads established the centre of their power in Granada and Seville respectively. It is this mythical and fascinating territory that we invite you to discover.


Discover the agency :
Andalucia Aficion SL

9 days

From : €1,150*

Virginie Scamandro - Andalucia Aficion

The price includes:

- 8 nights in 3* and 4* hotels in double room with breakfast (very well located)

- The rental car type Seat Ibiza or similar, third party insurance to be returned with the full tank OPTION: GPS and third party insurance

- Welcome drink at the Andalusian Hotel in Montellano on the first evening

- Guided tour of the Alhambra in a small group with a French speaking guide + entrance ticket to the monument

- Dinner + Flamenco show in Granada, excluding drinks

- Guided tour of Córdoba in a small group with an English-speaking guide + entrance tickets to the monuments

-Tickets to the Alcazar and the Cathedral of Seville with audio guide to the cathedral

-Transfer back to Seville airport

- Road Book with restaurant and tour tips

- Taxes

- Liability insurance of the agency

The price does not include :

- Round trip air transportation

- The options

- Parking lots

- Cancellation and repatriation insurance (on request)

- Meals not mentioned

- Unmentioned visits

- Personal expenses

-Single room supplement

Day 1: Arrival in Seville

Day 2: White Villages

Day 3: Ronda and Setenils de las bodegas

Day 4: Granada

Day 5: Granada and Cordoba

Day 6: Cordoba and Seville

Day 7: Seville

Day 8: Seville

Day 9: Back

Day 1 : Arrival in Seville

Day1 : Arrival in Seville ©Pixabay

Arrival in Seville, capital of Andalusia, it is renowned for its gentle way of life and its monuments
monuments inherited from the different civilizations that have inhabited it.
Pick up your rental car at the airport.
Road to Montellano, a typical Andalusian village located between Seville, Ronda and Jerez on the
of the white villages.
Check-in at the hotel.


Nestled at the entrance of the village of Montellano, the Andalusian Hotel offers an exceptional view of the surrounding landscape. Inside a patio and a typical Andalusian decoration. The hotel has a bar and a terrace with swimming pool. Welcome aperitif on the terrace of the Andalusian hotel with a member of Andalucia Aficion.

Free dinner in the village which is composed of 64 bars and tapas bars, you will find our advice restaurants in your road book.

Night at the hotel.

Day 2 : White Villages

Day2 : White Villages ©Andalucia Aficion

Breakfast at the hotel. Road to the White Village of Zahara de la Sierra (38 km)

Zahara de la Sierra Zahara de la Sierra could be nicknamed "the lookout village", which is what distinguishes it from the rest. Its location on Mount Jaral, at more than 500 meters above sea level, explains why it is enough to walk through the village to discover wonderful balconies offering magnificent views of the Sierra de Cádiz and the beautiful lakes whose waters take on turquoise reflections under the brilliant sun.

Lunch at leisure, you will find our advice in your travel folder. Breakfast at the hotel. Road to the White Village of Zahara de la Sierra (38 km) Road to Grazalema (21 km) Discovery of this village whose tradition is the Toro à la corde during the popular village festival every year in August. This tradition is nicely represented by a large statue in the center of the village. Take a walk through Grazalema and don't hesitate to visit one of the cheese dairies that make the reputation of this village.

Return to Montellano (56 km) Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Ronda and Setenils de las bodegas

Day3 : Ronda and Setenils de las bodegas ©Andalucia Aficion

Breakfast at the hotel.

Road to Ronda (68 km) Free visit.

OPTION: Private English-speaking guide The city is in two parts separated naturally by the Guadalevin River. The two ends are connected by bridges. These promontories offer a splendid view of the 150 m gorge at the bottom of which the river meanders. Starting your visit from the historical center offers excellent perspectives. You will see the town's bullring. Built in 1785, it is one of the oldest playgrounds in Andalusia.

In the eastern part of the ancient city, don't miss the walls of the Xijara. Built in the eleventh century, they include a gate that attracts tourists. You will see three arches, two of which are semicircular, and the third is a horseshoe. The gate named after Philip V is another curiosity to see in the heart of Ronda. Free lunch. Route to Setenils de las Bodegas (24 km) 

At an altitude of 640 meters, the center of this municipality is embedded in the gorge formed by the river Trejo. And this is precisely what makes the village a very special place, as several streets are sheltered under the shadow of the rock, forming a curious scene. Discover the streets of Cuevas del Sol and Cuevas de la Sombra.

Free dinner and night in Montellano.

Day 4 : Granada

Day4 : Granada ©Pixabay

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Granada (240 km) Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, discover one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Andalusia. Check-in at your hotel located in the historic centre of Granada. Hotel 3 or 4* in the city centre PALACIO DE SANTA INES or equivalent. Lunch at leisure.

Free afternoon, visit the Albaicin and Sacromonte districts, formerly the souks and gypsy quarter, cradle of flamenco in Granada. Dinner and flamenco show. Enjoy a delicious dinner in the gardens of Zoraya followed by an authentic flamenco show. Flamenco, an art form born from the cultural mix of Andalusia between Moors, Christians, Jews and Gypsies, will transport you to the heart of Andalusian culture.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 : Granada and Cordoba

Day5 : Granada and Cordoba ©Pixabay

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of the Alhambra in small groups with an English speaking guide. (Tickets included) The Alhambra is a rich complex of palaces and fortresses where the monarchs of the Nasrid court of Granada lived. Its real attraction, like other Arab buildings of the time, is not only its interior decoration, which is among the most beautiful in Andalusian art, but also its location at the origin of a landscape perfectly integrated into the pre-existing setting.

Lunch at leisure.

Road to Cordoba (201 km)

First a Roman city, it later became the capital of the Caliphs. Located on the north bank of the Guadalquivir, the city remains an incredible model of the mixture of cultures. Check-in at your hotel located in the historic centre of Cordoba POSADA VALLINA 3* facing the Mezquita or equivalent. Free afternoon, visit the famous patios of Cordoba. From 5pm onwards, the houses open their doors to let you discover their magnificent flowered patios.

Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Cordoba and Seville

Day6 : Cordoba and Seville ©Pixabay

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of Cordoba in small groups with an English speaking guide. (Tickets included) Visit the city's famous monuments, the impressive Mosque-Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and its beautiful gardens and the ancient synagogue. Lunch at leisure. Drive to Seville (145 km) Check-in at your hotel in the centre of Seville, PETIT PALACE PUERTA DE TRIANA 3* or equivalent.

Return of your rental car to the city centre. Seville, the beautiful Andalusian city, will delight you with its dynamism and beauty. It is strong of its rich historical past of which it still keeps today fabulous monuments. In the afternoon, take the opportunity to discover the Santa Cruz district, known for its narrow, colourful streets. The Old Jewish Quarter of Seville.

OPTION: Access to the Arab Baths A unique experience awaits you in the ancient Arab Baths of Seville. Enjoy a real moment of relaxation.

Free evening and dinner, Night in Seville

Day 7 : Seville

Day7 : Seville ©Pixabay

Breakfast at the hotel.

Discover the famous Alcázar of Seville with its rich decor inherited from the Arabs and its splendid gardens. Then, visit the Cathedral with its huge altarpiece, one of the largest in the world, and its beautiful Giralda, an ancient minaret (ticket included)

OPTION: French-speaking guide Free lunch. Free afternoon, take advantage of it to stroll in the streets of the city or reserve a moment of shopping to bring back a small souvenir of your escapade in Andalusia.

Last evening in Seville is free, take advantage of this time to soak up the warm and festive atmosphere of the city and have a drink over tapas in the many bars of the Andalusian capital.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : Seville

Day8 : Seville ©Pixabay

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day in Seville. OPTIONAL: Private guided tour with French speaking guide We will show you the old town or Jewish quarter (now known as Santa Cruz), a labyrinth of narrow and colorful streets. Discover Seville in a different way with all its legends and stories, its sumptuous squares, its architecture and its traditions.

We will accompany you throughout the tour and talk about the history, art, gastronomy, lifestyle and news of Seville and Andalusia. The tour will end at the famous and beautiful Plaza España. You will find our best tips in your travel folder.

Free dinner in Seville.

Day 9 : Back

Day9 : Back ©Andalucia Aficion

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer included to the airport of Seville.

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