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                     The beautiful Andalusia                      

Who does not succumb to the charms of the beautiful Andalusia? This exceptional tour offers the best of Andalusia, perfectly combining cultural visits and relaxation in the Spanish sun: the Alcazar in Seville, the great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alhambra in Granada and finally the beautiful beaches of Marbella. Esencia carefully select the best hotels and spas to ensure your relaxation and well-being

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Sevilla
  • Day 2: Sevilla
  • Day 3: Sevilla - Córdoba
  • Day 4: Córdoba
  • Day 5: Córdoba - Granada
  • Day 6: Granada
  • Day 7: Granada - Guadix
  • Day 8: Guadix - Granada - Marbella
  • Day 9: Marbella
  • Day 10: Marbella - Malaga

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Day 1: Sevilla

Private transfer from Sevilla airport to your hotel.
Sevilla, or the birthplace of flamenco, is known for its architecture, cuisine and nightlife. Appreciate all this wealth while walking in the Santa Cruz, Triana and La Macarena districts.

Immerse yourself in the Arab and Christian culture not only through the various monuments such as the Cathedral and Giralda, the Alcazar, the Fine Arts museum, the Metropol Parasol (or nicknamed Setas meaning mushroom) and/or Las Dueñas palace (the former residence of the Duchess of Alba Cayetano) but also through its gastronomic markets (Lonja del Barranco and Triana) and the museum of Flamenco (the only one in the world) accompanied by a performance.

The Andalusian capital is also expressed by its folk traditions, such as Semana Santa (April), Feria (April/May) and the Bienal de Flamenco (September/October).
Visit of the Baile Flamenco Museum.
Discover the Flamenco's evolution, since the popular folklore born in the streets of Triana, one of the cradle of this dance, until the artistic performance through a unique experience led by experts, where all the various facets of this art come together: dancing, singing and guitar.
The visit lasts about an hour before the show from 7 to 8 pm.

Night at Eme catedral hotel.
Included : transfer arrival, entrance fees, show, room & breakfast

Day 2: Sevilla

Sevilla has seen a remarkable development thanks to the richness of Guadalquivir valley. After its Islamic conquest, it became a powerful city, a rival of Cordoba, under the Almohad dynasty. Conquered in 1248 by Ferdinand III, the city owes its standing to discovery of America. It became one of the richest centers of Iberian culture.
You will start your city tour at 10 am. To start, you will visit Alcazar, a rich palace of Mudejar architecture. Then you will discover the Andalusian capital and according to your desires your guide will suggest : La Giralda, the Torre de Oro, Plaza España, Cathedral or Fine Arts Museum. Sevillian painting and its evolution are the main theme of museographic discourse. The museum also houses many other collections of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, furniture and goldsmiths.

Lunch in a typical restaurant to discover Andalusian food.

Night at Eme catedral hotel.
Included : guide expenses, entrance fees, lunch, room & breakfast

Day 3: Sevilla - Córdoba

Private transport from Sevilla to Cordoba. 1h30 by car.
Today, you will visit the most important and impresive monument of Cordoba: The Mosque-Cathedral also known as the great Mosque of Cordoba.
It's part of the UNESCO heritage since 1984.

Night at Hospes Palacio de Bailío hotel.
Included : private transport, local guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 4: Córdoba

Let the Jewish, Moorish and Christian Córdoba seduce you. This visit will enable you to stroll through the historic center - registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage - and to broaden your knowledge.
Discover the history of the medieval Jewish community visiting one of the three synagogues that remain in Spain. Explore famous corners like the small square of flowers, the souk, the orange trees courtyard of the Mosque Cathedral - Mosque and/or the typical Cordovan courtyards. During your walk, you will visit traditional craftsman workshops, also registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage, through a ceramist's workshop, a silversmith and a saddler where you will have the opportunity to know the most old-style skills of civilizations that have inhabited this thousand-year-old city.

Duration around 4 hours.

Night at Hospes Palacio de Bailío hotel.
Included : english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 5: Córdoba - Granada

Private transport from Cordoba to Granada.

A half day is devoted, depending on the avaibility, to visit the Alhambra. This Nasrid palace reflects the history of Granada and its Islamic past. Inside of this majestic palace, you will discover the Alcazaba, the Nasrid palaces, Charles Quint palace and the Generalife. This collection of palace, lavishly decorates have inspired and still inspire many legends.
Today it's a special day; you will visit the famous Alhambra Palace on the morning or the afternoon depending on availability. An english speaking guide will be with you during the all visit. The Nazari palace reflects the history of Granada and its Islamic past. Inside this majestic palace, you will discover especially the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, Charles V Palace and the Generalife. This set of palaces, lavishly decorated and its many irrigated gardens have inspired and still inspire many legends.

Night at Parador Granada hotel in the Alhambra complex.
Included : private transport, entrance fees, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 6: Granada


What could be more magical than the old Arab quarter of the Albayzin in this charming city of Southern Spain? Only one thing: the fortress of the Alhambra. Passing through the famous viewpoint of Saint Nicolas, your guide will introduce you to other viewpoints less popular to admire the intimate immortal Alhambra. Let yourself go and your feet won't stop walking.
Flamenco show La Alborea

Night at Parador Granada hotel in the Alhambra complex.
Included : local guide, entrance fees, drinks, room & breakfast

Day 7: Granada - Guadix

Private transport from Granada to Guadix.

Night at Abuelo Jose caves.
Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 8: Guadix - Granada - Marbella

The magical experience will start in the early morning. Hot-air balloons usually take off into the calm around 8am, subject to meteorological conditions. The whole flight experience starts with your arrival at the chosen launch site, unloading and inflating the hot air balloon. Once the balloon is ready you’ll float off with the wind. The flight time is about 1 hour, but the whole experience, travelling to the launch site, preparation, flight, landing and packing off balloon plus your typical Andalucian breakfast with cava (a Spanish sparkling wine) and your flight diploma presentation takes between 3 and 4 hours.

Private transport from Guadix to Granada.
Private transport from Granada to Marbella.

Night at Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort hotel.
Included : excursion (private), private transport, room & breakfast

Day 9: Marbella

This version Lagoon 380 is a stunning boat, both to sail and for comfort. This yacht has an owner’s head which would compete in size with your bathroom at home! An original interior layout featuring a panoramic saloon and a galley connecting directly with the spacious cockpit and table seating for 6. The sail plan and seaworthy hull design means a great sailing performance without compromising safety.

Night at Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort hotel.
Included : cruise, drinks, room & breakfast

Day 10: Marbella - Malaga

Private transfer from Marbella to Malaga.
Included : private transport

Hotel Eme catedral   Sevilla

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

This five stars shop-hotel result from the rehabilitation of fourteen houses listed as typical ones dating from the sixteenth century in Sevilla. It got sixty rooms marked by an intimate character, without renounce to the highest innovative design, an architectural style and his own embellishement. The Eme Catedral offers to you a wide rang of products for catering and entertainment, with restaurants, pubs, a spa, a pool and a panoramic terrace, all of this in the heart of Sevilla, just in front of the cathedral!

Hotel Hospes Palacio de Bailio   Córdoba

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Parador Granada   Granada

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Spend the night in the Alhambra complex, among gardens and fountains that evoke a past in which the Arab and the Christian intermingled. This is the exclusive opportunity offered by the Parador de Granada, a former monastery built on the orders of the Catholic Monarchs on the site of a Nasrid palace, the remains of which have been preserved in the Nazarí Room.

Cuevas Abuelo Jose   Guadix

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort   Marbella

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

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