Best of Southern Spain

With some destinations, you always have to compromise on something, whether its cuisine, history, or just things to do. Luckily, in southern Spain, there’s no such thing. This tour covers the major highlights of Andalucia (southern Spain): the ornate palace of Alhambra in Granada, Córdoba (an architectural mainstay of Islamic culture), and the Andalucian capital of Seville, home of flamenco dancing. Pair it all up with time in Madrid and Barcelona, and you’ll never run out of fun things to do, eat, or see.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ESMB/205164
  • Starts: Madrid, Spain
  • Finishes: Barcelona, Spain
You will Visit
  • Madrid
  • Granada
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Barcelona



Day 1: Madrid

Arrive any time.


Day 2: Madrid/Granada

Spend the morning exploring cosmopolitan Madrid before heading south to Granada.
Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival in Granada. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.


Day 3: Granada

Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.
After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the historic town.

In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.


Day 4: Granada/Seville

Head towards Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalucia. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.


Day 5: Seville

Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.
Take the time to see all this great city has to offer. Opt to explore the interiors and gardens of the Alcázar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, or the true heart of Seville, the Santa Cruz quarter— a charming area with winding alleys, picturesque lime-washed houses, flowery patios, and small squares.

Seville is home to the world's largest gothic cathedral — climb the adjoining tower for great views of the city. Other attractions include the Museo Arqueológico, the Casa de Pilates and the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains, and shaded lawns.


Day 6: Seville/Valencia

Transfer to picturesque Cordoba for a stroll through the historic quarter and visit to the iconic Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque). Continue to the coastal city of Valencia.
Visit Cordoba's famous Mezquita. Built as a mosque in 785 by the Moors, the Mezquita was converted in the 16th century into a Christian cathedral. After, stroll through Cordoba's historic medieval Jewish Quarter. Continue onwards to Valencia and opt for a traditional paella dinner.


Day 7: Valencia/Barcelona

Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day.


Day 8: Barcelona

Depart at any time.

    • G Adventures for Good: Espai Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona
    • Granada orientation walk
    • Albaicin quarter visit
    • Alhambra guided tour
    • Seville orientation walk
    • Flamenco show performance
    • Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
    • Free time in Valencia
    • Free time in Barcelona
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotel (7nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    • Walking, train, bus
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Moorish palaces
  • Be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville
  • Explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra
  • And witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes.