Highlights of Andalusia
Embark on a carefully crafted, magical journey around Moorish Andalucia, discovering some of Spain’s most famous World Heritage Sites and delving into the delicious flavors of Spanish cuisine. Your local guides will introduce you to such sites as Granada’s Alhambra Palace, Cordoba’s Mosque, and Sevilla’s majestic Cathedral.
In Andalusia history and myth blend as seamlessly as the international culinary influences that meld into its delicious cuisine. From the time of the first cave paintings, this region has seen profound effects of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Vandals. But it was above all the Moors, who named the region “Al-Andalus” and who rules for eight centuries, who left the largest imprint on the region.
So join us in discovering this unique and culturally rich land on a week-long exploration of its food, sites, and people, while staying in Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, and Malaga.
Highlights of Andalusia Accommodation Information
Your accommodations will be at a careful selection of boutique 3* and 4* hotels. Examples follow, but please inquire with specific dates for details on specific hotels any given week.
Granada: The Villa Oniria is a boutique 4-star hotel set in a 19th-century manor house. It is a short walk from the Cathedral and boasts soundproof rooms with en suite baths. Some rooms have balconies and fireplaces. The hotel also offers a high-end restaurant as well as a cafe/bar, spa, and indoor pool.
Cordoba: The Alberca Deluxe is a charming, boutique 3* hotel in the heart of Cordoba’s. historical center, just steps from restaurants and bars and within easy distance of the Mosque and Roman bridge. The apartment-style rooms are individually decorated and boast dining areas and kitchenettes as well as en suite baths. The hotel has a traditional inner courtyard as well as an outdoor pool.
Sevilla: The Casa de la Juderia is an elegant 4* hotel made up of 27 houses joined by patios and passageways. Located in the old Jewish Quarter, the Casa de la Juderia is ciose to the main sites of Seville. Its rooms feature traditional decor and private bathrooms. There is a fine-dining restaurant as well as a tapas bar, a spa, an outdoor pool (in season), and a garden.
Malaga: The Hotel Teatro Romano is a relaxed, modern hotel located on a lively street near the Roman Theater and the Picasso Museum. The modern rooms are bright and comfortable.