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Trip Overview

Discover the stunning seaside beauty and the exotic Moorish roots of Southern Spain’s Andalucian region on this eight-night holiday by air and rail. Your journey begins in Malaga, on Spain’s southern coast, where you’ll enjoy two days of sightseeing before journeying by train to Granada, Cordoba and the fascinating Andalucian capital of Seville. Experience all the best of Southern Spain with this journey to its most vibrant cities!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sights of Malaga, including the Picasso Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre
  • Tour the lavish Alhambra Palace in Granada
  • Discover the Mezquita in Cordoba, one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings
  • Explore the amazing Royal Palace of Alcázar in Seville

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Return flight from UK to Malaga
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Malaga
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Granada
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Cordoba
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Seville
  • Entrance to Alhambra Palace in Granada
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MALAGA
Depart from the UK for your flight to Malaga, your gateway to Andalucia. On arrival in Malaga, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Malaga is a vibrant, culturally rich city blessed with a delightfully restored historic centre featuring a range of modern and traditional bars as well as a plethora of family owned and contemporary shops. Perhaps wander around the Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish castle with ramparts overlooking the city, visit the Picasso Museum for works by the famous artist who was born here, or relax in the tranquil surroundings of La Conception Botanical and Historical Garden, also with stunning views over the city and the Mediterranean coast. (Overnight in Malaga)

DAY 2 MALAGA > GRANADA
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, board the train for a scenic ride to Granada, which includes a transfer in the pretty city Andalucian city of Antequera. On arrival in Granada, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the city of Granada and the surrounding Granada province is steeped in medieval history, and its fascinating Moorish architectural heritage draws thousands of visitors every year from around the world. Enjoy a meal of delicious tapas at a local bar, happen upon a spontaneous flamenco performance, or admire the street art that lines the narrow cobblestone boulevards. (Overnight in Granada) B

DAY 3 GRANADA
After breakfast this morning, immerse yourself in Spain's Moorish past with your included entrance to the Alhambra Palace, the most popular attraction in the city and one of the most beloved monuments in all of Spain. With construction starting in the 11th century, and numerous additions and revisions over hundreds of years, the palace is now a painstakingly restored love letter to Moorish architecture. (Overnight in Granada) B

DAY 4 GRANADA > CORDOBA
Journey by train to Cordoba via Antequera today, and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. A smaller city than its Andalucian neighbors of Seville and Granada, Cordoba makes up for its lack of size with history, charm and more than a few spectacular sights. Make your way to Cordoba Old Town, with its glorious Mezquita and in the evening, discover the Plaza de las Tendillas with its excellent bars and restaurants. (Overnight in Cordoba) B

DAY 5 CORDOBA
After breakfast this morning, enjoy an additional day touring Cordoba. Discover Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a site also called the Palace of the Christian Kings, built in the 14th century by Alfonso XI. Walk through the inside of the palace and see remarkable Arabian baths, Roman mosaics and a sarcophagus of marble from the 3rd century. Admire the Moorish and Christian architecture that line the alleyways around Juderia - the city's Jewish quarter, dating back to the time of the Romans. Look out for important monuments dedicated to the most important sons of Cordoba: Roman philosopher Seneca, Arabian philosopher Averroes and Jewish philosopher Maimonides. From here, continue to El Zoco, a market where traditional artisans paint and flamenco dancers practice. (Overnight in Cordoba) B

DAY 6 CORDOBA > SEVILLE
Board the train from Cordoba to Seville today, and on arrival in Seville, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. As the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, Seville is a historical masterpiece full of Islamic monuments, gardens and lively Flamenco festivals. Begin your discovery of the Andalucian capital with the Royal Palace of Alcazar, one of the most extraordinary buildings in all of Spain. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 7 SEVILLE
After breakfast this morning, continue to discover the incredible history and culture of Seville at your leisure. Tour the Spanish Square and Maria Luisa Park, San Cruz Quarter, and Triana, the birthplace of flamenco. Admire the city's great architecture styles on display, from Islamic and Gothic to Rococo. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a meal of tapas and sample other local specialities at one of the many pavement bars around the city. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 8 SEVILLE > MALAGA
Return to Malaga by train today and enjoy a final night in the city. Perhaps visit some of the sights you missed at the beginning of the trip, or revisit some of your favorites. (Overnight in Malaga) B

DAY 9 DEPART MALAGA
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way back to the airport in Malaga for your return flight to the UK. Interested in spending additional nights in any of the destinations on this holiday, or even taking the journey in reverse? Just let one of our Rail Specialists know and we would be happy to help you arrange all the details. B

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, D -DINNER

Hospes Palacio De Los Patos Granada

The Hospes Palacio de los Patos is a luxury boutique hotel set across two buildings, one a listed 19th century palace; the other a modern glass-fronted building with an alabaster tiled lattice façade. The hotel features 42 contemporary bedrooms and the Bodyna Spa with indoor swimming pool offers treatments and massages. Enjoy a meal at the Senzone Restaurant, featuring regional dishes created using the freshest local produce. The hotel is located in heart of historic Granada.

NH MÁLAGA

NH MÁLAGA

Completely renovated in 2018, the NH Málaga hotel is right in the center of Málaga, a short walk from the city’s shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Las Casas de la Juderia Cordoba

Set within traditional 17th and 18th century houses, and featuring gorgeous gardens, fountains and patios, the Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia occupies a prime position in Cordoba, just a few metres from the Mezquita itself. The hotel’s 64 rooms all boast classic decor, original features and en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or snack on traditional Andalusian fare at the Patio de Mudéjar bar.

Hospes Palacio Del Bailio Cordoba

The Hospes Palacio del Bailío in Cordoba is a stylish luxury hotel, housed within a 16th century building with four patio areas. The hotel is a balance of history, design, light and space. The hotel also features the BODYNA SPA with indoor Roman baths and an outdoor swimming pool, the Senzone restaurant and a Tapas Bar offering a mixture of traditional and modern style tapas. The hotel is located in the centre of the historic Moorish city of Cordoba, and a 15 minute walk from the train station.

NH Collection Amistad Cordoba

A truly unique location, the NH Collection Amistad Córdoba is a piece of living history sensitively renovated to the finest contemporary standards. Composed of two 18th-century palaces, its romantic courtyards, arches and ornate carved ceilings conjure up the essence of Córdoba.

H10 Corregidor Boutique Hotel

The H10 Corregidor is a charming Boutique Hotel located in Seville’s historic centre and shopping district, next to the city’s main tourist attractions. The hotel keeps the essence of Seville alive through its arabesque and Andalusian architecture. It offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant for breakfasts and a terrace in an Andalusian courtyard featuring a typical Andalusian fountain, a late 19th-century wrought-iron gate and ceramic tiles from the 1929 Seville World's Fair.

Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza Seville

The Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is a historic boutique style hotel. The decor combines the finest elements of Arabic and European design that have influenced Seville over the centuries. Enjoy the unique views of the historical city centre from the roof top swimming pool, and taste the best of Andalusian cuisine from one of the hotel's two restaurants. The Hospes is situated on Jesús de la Redención Square, in the historic centre of Seville.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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