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Journey through Andalusia: Seville, Granada & Málaga

11 days |  13 days with Costa del Sol extension
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Malaga city in Southern Spain
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Enjoy a full sensory experience in the south of Spain.

With its Moorish architecture, whitewashed villages, dazzling beaches, and rugged mountains, Southern Spain is a feast for the eyes. On this tour, you’ll treat the rest of your senses to the region’s many riches, too. Shock your tastebuds awake with the bright, bold flavors of Andalusian cuisine and Spanish wine in Seville. Feel smooth, centuries-old cobblestones underfoot in the streets of Córdoba’s Jewish Quarter. Revel in the scent of salty, sea air as you explore the port city of Málaga. And let the joyful buzz of busy tapas bars and taverns fill your ears in Granada. This is Southern Spain at its artistic, scenic, and culinary best.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 food tastings
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Included highlights

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Córdoba Mezquita
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Jaén
  • Alhambra
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day
Included meal: Breakfast

Board your overnight flight to Seville today.

Seville3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Seville
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner tonight.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Pass the Guadalquivir river, the site of the 1992 World Expo, and the 13th-century Torre del Oro watchtower
  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España before strolling through the Murillo Gardens
  • Wander among the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Enter the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world

Spend a free evening in Seville or add an excursion.

An Evening in Seville: Tapas & Wine

From $79 per person

Day 4: Free day in Seville
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Seville or add an excursion.

Cádiz & Sherry Tasting

From $99 per person

Córdoba1 night
Day 5: Transfer to Córdoba & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Leave Seville and make your way to Córdoba, Europe’s largest medieval city, and discover its history on a guided tour.

  • Sit down for an included lunch at a local restaurant
  • View the Roman bridge of Córdoba, with its 16 arches, and the adjacent Albolafia watermill, which was built during the ninth century
  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then converted into a cathedral during the Reconquista—a long period of conflict between Christians and Muslim Moors over control of the Iberian Peninsula
  • Walk through the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter
Granada2 nights
Day 6: Granada via Jaén
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Travel to Jaén, a city that’s widely regarded as the capital of olive oil.

  • Stop at an olive oil farm and join a local guide for a tour of the olive groves, mill, and cellar
  • Enjoy a tasting of the farm’s own olive oils, as well as free time to shop for local products
  • Head into the city of Jaén to explore its narrow streets and admire its Renaissance architecture at your leisure

Continue on to Granada and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of the Alhambra
Included meal: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-recognized Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain.

  • Walk along the Cypress Promenade to view the upper and lower gardens of Generalife Palace, once the Nasrid dynasty’s summer home
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Granada and its surrounding countryside
  • View the unique curved, Roman-style courtyard inside the Palace of Charles V
  • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design as you stroll through ornamented courtyards
  • Enter the Nasrid Palaces and see the Mexuar, where the Council of Ministers met
  • See where the royal family lived during visits to Comares Palace and the Palace of the Lions

Please note: The order of activities is subject to change.

Spend a free evening in Granada or add an excursion.

Granada Flamenco Show

From $69 per person

Málaga3 nights
Day 8: Málaga via Alpujarra villages of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Visit several Alpujarra villages in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is home to the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula.

  • Meet your local guide in the town of Lanjarón, whose high-quality mineral water is sold for drinking throughout Spain and whose spa waters are said to have healing properties
  • Travel to Pampaneira, a mountain village known for its ceramics, leather, and clothing
  • Make your way to Trevélez, one of the highest villages in the Sierra Nevadas and a region known for its ham, or jamón, production
  • Stop for a tasting of locally produced Jamón Serrano
  • Pay a visit to the seaside town of Nerja, where you can take in sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean Sea from a popular, clifftop viewing point known as the Balcony of Europe

Continue on to Málaga and settle in at your hotel.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Málaga
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover the port city of Málaga on a guided sightseeing tour this morning.

  • View the Málaga Cathedral, nicknamed the One-Armed Woman for its incomplete second tower
  • Learn of the city’s ancient past as you explore the ancient Roman theatre
  • Visit the hilltop, fortified Moorish palace of Alcazaba and take in panoramic views of the city

Spend a free afternoon in Málaga or add an excursion.

Picasso Museum Málaga & Jardín Botánico Histórico

From $109 per person

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Ronda
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Set off to explore the famous cliffside town of Ronda with a local guide.

  • Admire the town’s picturesque, white buildings and pass the Plaza de Toros, which was constructed in the late 1700s
  • View the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge that spans a deep gorge
  • Walk by Mondragón Palace and enter Casa Museo Don Bosco, an historic home with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside

Afterward, visit the unique town of Setenil de las Bodegas, part of which has been built into rock overhangs. Take time to walk through the town and its hilltop fortress, which was built by the Moors.

Return to Málaga and celebrate your trip with your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Costa del Sol.

Extension to Costa del Sol
Take in the dramatic beauty of southern Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains and glittering seaside as you travel to Costa del Sol. Alongside your Tour Director, explore charming mountain villages renowned for their high-quality handicrafts and food products, and sip local wines paired with regional breads, cheeses, olive oil, and—of course—Spain’s sought-after jamón.
Costa del Sol2 nights
Day 11: Costa del Sol via Marbella
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Wine tasting

Head to Costa del Sol, a stretch of fashionable towns and beaches hugging the Mediterranean, stopping along the way to enjoy some traditional Andalusian flavors.

  • Join a local guide in the city of Marbella and set off on a walking tour through the Old Town
  • Walk by Renaissance-era, whitewashed buildings, flower-draped balconies, and narrow, winding streets
  • View the Marbella Castle walls, which were once part of an enclosed Moorish citadel
  • See the lively Plaza de los Naranjos, Ermita de Santiago church, and bronze sculptures by Salvador Dalí
  • Visit a local shop and taste wines paired with cheese, ham, bread, and olive oil

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax along the Costa del Sol.

Day 12: Free day on Costa del Sol
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on the beaches of Costa del Sol or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

A Day in Gibraltar

From $135 per person

Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Málaga airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
H10 Corregidor
H10 Corregidor

This boutique hotel is located in the Casco Antiguo neighborhood in Seville. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and courtyard. Nearby you’ll find ...

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H10 Palacio Colomera
H10 Palacio Colomera

This historic hotel is located in Plaza de las Tendillas in Córdoba. Guests enjoy the outdoor plunge pool, rooftop terrace, and on-site coffee house. ...

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Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

This modern hotel is located close to the shopping area of Granada. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and restaurant options. Nearby you’ll ...

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H10 Croma Málaga
H10 Croma Málaga

This modern hotel is located in the center of Málaga. Guests enjoy the rooftop bar, plunge pool, and fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Carmen Thy...

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Hotel Alay
Hotel Alay

This coastal hotel is located in Benalmádena. Guests enjoy a bar, gym, and outdoor pool. Nearby you’ll find the marina, Malapesquera Beach, and Benalm...

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Flights

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  • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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Local weather

Cordoba, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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FAQ

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Passport, visa & entry requirements
  • In order to enter Spain, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code AND.
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Tour pacing & mobility
  • You will walk for at least 2.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own luggage at times.
  • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Seville and depart from Málaga. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
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Baggage allowance
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
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Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
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Health
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code AND.
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Cuisine
  • In Spain, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring a Spanish staple like savory seafood paella or grilled meat and fried potatoes. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight. Snack on small plates called tapas any time of day.
  • Cuisine in Spain’s southern Andalusia region is heavily influenced by surrounding countries, and has many Arabic elements. Kebabs are popular, and desserts are often prepared with almonds, honey, and cinnamon. Be sure to try Serrano ham, which is considered a regional delicacy, as well as the famous chilled soup known as gazpacho.
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Electricity & air conditioning
  • Spain operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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Time zones
  • Spain is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.
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Currency
  • You will use the euro on tour.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
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