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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country Spain
Travel type Fly
Price range From £549
Travel partner Riviera Travel
Duration 6 nights
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Classical Spain

Andalucia is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe. Immortalised by the writings of Ernest Hemingway and beloved by Orson Welles, it is the Spain of Carmen, Figaro and Flamenco. Rich with the legacies of the Moors and Romans, its charm and serenity are captivating.

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  • One night at four star Hotel Puerta del Sol, Mijas
  • Three nights accommodation at three star Hotel Don Paco, Seville
  • Two nights at four star Hotel Corona or Alixares, Granada, on bed and breakfast basis
  • Return scheduled flights to Malaga
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Tour of Alhambra
  • Services of a Riviera tour manager
  • Where hotels feature a swimming pool, these will be open summer months, weather permitting.
Not included

  • Entrance to Alcazar €8.50, Mezquita €8,
  • Seville Cathedral €8 or €2.50 if you are over 65 (approximate costs, payable locally).
Day one

Flight to Malaga. On arrival, a coach will take you to the four star Hotel Puerta del Sol in Mijas.

Day two

This morning you visit Ronda. Situated on a ridge split by a gorge and joined by a massive stone bridge, all set in the hills, which form a lovely backdrop. See King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella’s palace before continuing your drive to Seville, staying at the centrally located three star Hotel Don Paco for the next three nights.

Day three

Seville has a history spanning the centuries and a wealth of buildings and monuments. Enjoy a guided tour of this city of the Conquistadors, and at one time the richest in the world, home to the largest Gothic cathedral on earth and the Moorish palace - the Alcazar.

Day four

A free day to explore the city at your leisure.

Day five

From Seville travel to Cordoba. Once home to a thriving Jewish community, capital of Moorish Spain, it is now famous for a single building, the Mezquita, regarded as one of the grandest mosques ever constructed in the Moorish world. You will see the sheer brilliance of its architects before heading for nearby Granada where you stay for the next two nights at either the Hotel Corona or the Hotel Alixares, both are four star rated.

Day six

Granada is a great setting for the Alhambra - superb in its design and rich in its history. With its old Christian gypsy quarters, the city itself is a myriad of twisting streets and is a delight to explore.

Day seven

The coach will transfer you to Malaga airport for your return flight home.
Mijas - four-star Hotel Puerta del Sol

Situated in undulating countryside near the village of Mijas, it has both outdoor (seasonal opening) and indoor swimming pools, sauna, tennis court and is set in its own grounds. The hotel is fully air-conditioned with restaurant and bar and all rooms have telephone, television, a small fridge, safe and en-suite bathroom.

Seville - three star The Hotel Don Paco

Situated on the edge of the old town on one of Seville’s many squares. It is fully air-conditioned with restaurant and bar, has a rooftop swimming pool open year round (weather permitting) and a terrace with panoramic views. All rooms have telephone, flat screen television, wi-fi, a safe, hairdryer, small fridge, and en-suite bathrooms.

Granada - four-star Hotel Corona de Granada or its sister property, Hotel Alixares

The Hotel Corona is centrally located, close to the cathedral and Royal chapel. It has a swimming pool, squash court, restaurant and bar. All rooms have small fridge, safe, TV and en-suite bathroom. The hotel Alixares is situated in front of the Alhambra and approximately fifteen minutes walk to the centre of the city. The hotel has views of the Sierra Nevada and Alhambra palace from some of the public rooms. It is set in its own gardens, with a terrace and outdoor pool (seasonal opening) and also has a restaurant and bar. All rooms have a small fridge, safe and en-suite bathroom.

Please note: Where hotels feature an outdoor swimming pool, this will be open summer months, weather permitting.
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I have just returned from the Classical Spain Tour and I must say it really was an excellent tour. It was well organised with a good balance of trips and free time. The hotels were good although we were not so keen on the hotel in Granada! I think above all it was the work of our Tour Manager, Paul who really made the holiday. He was informative, engaging, helpful and polite. We felt totally secure with him - if the other tour managers are like him I am sure I will be booking with Riviera in the future! Thank you Riviera and Paul! Also musn't forget to mention the driver - Jose! Excellent!
Apr 2011
Sue Furby

Give that man a medal - Paul Richardson is the best organised, most knowlegeable, wittiest tour manager in the whole world. Really enjoyed our tour of classical Spain. Keep doing what you're doing and don't change it and we'll come again.
Apr 2011
Jill Bourne

We have recently returned from our first Riviera group holiday, having previously been independent travellers. Though initially daunted by the size of the group, we are totally converted to the format, principally, I suspect, thanks to the excellent group leadership skills of Paul Richardson. Within the framework of the schedule of the Classical Spain tour, he showed great organisational abilities, attention to detail above and beyond the call of duty, and not just good humour, but the wit of a stand-up comedian! His knowledge about, and enthusiasm for the country was infectious. We hope to experience Riviera again, and if the leaders are all of Paul's quality, I think you may have converts for life. I have already passed your website on to 3 friends!
Apr 2011
Diane Glanville

I have just returned from your Classical Spain tour -25th April - 1st May. Our guide was Hanny - I wanted to feedback what an excellent tour this was and how helpful/informative/interesting/fun Hanny was. She gave the tour focus with all her knowledge and we felt very well looked after. She has a great sense of humour as well. This was the first time my partner and I have been on an arranged holiday - we will certainly be using Riveria again. We felt things were very well organised, including the travel between destinations, with the right balance of guided tours and free time. The hotels were comfortable. We also felt it was good value for the cost. Thank you.
Apr 2011
Jane Dodds
I have recently returned from the Classical Spain holiday and am writing to thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. It certainly lived up to expectations and I shall recommend it to friends and family. We particularly enjoyed our stay at the Don Paco hotel in Seville and found the staff extremely friendly and welcoming.

I would also like to praise our tour guide Anne as one of the best we have come across. She was very knowledgeable and professional as well as being very friendly and warm. I particularly appreciated her concern and support for my disabled father-in-law, who, despite his difficulties found the holiday hugely enjoyable. Many thanks once again.
Jun 2009
Ms B. McPherson-Jones
Our final praise goes to our courier whose care and attention to our needs was exemplary. Her cheerfulness each day and her knowledge of the historical and topographical details of our journey made the holiday so relaxing and entertaining.
May 2008
Don & Ann Lindon
The mix of guided tours and free time was very much to our taste and the local guides impressed with their knowledge, use of English, and humour.
Mar 2008
Mr & Mrs Newman
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