Let yourself be charmed by the sunny Andalusian lifestyle and discover the culture, cuisine, and history of southern Spain. Explore Costa del Sol’s beaches, boutiques, and cafés during a 5-night stay in the seaside town of Torremolinos. Immerse yourself in Andalusian culture during visits to the picturesque, whitewashed villages of Setenil del las Bodegas and Ronda. Tour a medieval castle and see an iconic Roman aqueduct in the historic city of Segovia, and experience the vibrant energy of the capital city during a 2-night stay in Madrid. Revel in the magic of this unique region, from the sparkling waters of the Costa del Sol to the cosmopolitan elegance of Spain’s historic city centres.
|September 3, 2023||from $2,999 CAD||Per Person|
|October 3, 2023||from $2,599 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sun Sep 3||Málaga, Spain - Torremolinos|
|2||Mon Sep 4||Málaga, Spain - Torremolinos|
|3||Tue Sep 5||Torremolinos - Marbella - Torremolinos|
|4||Wed Sep 6||Torremolinos - Setenil del las Bodegas - Ronda - Torremolinos|
|5||Thu Sep 7||Torremolinos – Granada – Torremolinos|
|6||Fri Sep 8||Torremolinos – Malaga – Madrid|
|7||Sat Sep 9||Madrid – Segovia – Madrid|
|8||Sun Sep 10||Madrid – Tour Ends|
Day 1 – Málaga, Spain – Torremolinos
Welcome to Málaga, one of the oldest cities in Europe, known for its sunny, Andalusian lifestyle and for being the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso. Settle into your new surroundings and start enjoying the unofficial capital of the Costa del Sol. Depending on your flight arrival time, join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome reception at your hotel.
Day 2 – Málaga, Spain – Torremolinos
Discover the port city of Málaga with a local guide. Walk through the colourful market stalls and learn about the history and culture of this seaside community. Let Malaga’s winding old town streets and historic Roman Theatre transport you back in time, then end your morning with a guided visit at the Picasso Museum, where you’ll see paintings by this iconic artist who called Málaga his first home. After lunch on your own in the city centre, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure before joining your fellow travellers for dinner.
Day 3 – Torremolinos – Marbella – Torremolinos
Journey to romantic Marbella today and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s winding cobblestone streets before spending some free time to explore Marbella’s charming shops, cafés, and galleries on your own. Afterwards, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on the beach, just a short walk from your hotel.
Day 4 – Torremolinos – Setenil del las Bodegas – Ronda – Torremolinos
Travel to Setenil de las Bodegas, a town known for its whitewashed houses built into the cliffs. Like many of the Andalusian white villages, Setenil has deep ties to the Arab population that once ruled the region. Enjoy some time to explore on your own before heading to Ronda, where you’ll be welcomed into a local’s home for lunch. Then, walk the old town and see its 18th-century Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) over the El Tajo gorge. With new made friends and a taste of the local cuisine, head back to Torremolinos where the sunsets beckon a relaxing ending to the day.
Day 5 – Torremolinos – Granada – Torremolinos
Today travel to Granada, the last capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Here, spend the morning with a local expert visiting the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site also known as one of the Wonders of the Muslim world. After your extensive morning walk at this centuries-old palace and fortress complex, enjoy some free time in Granada for lunch on your own before returning to your hotel in Torremolinos to spend the evening as you please.
Day 6 – Torremolinos – Malaga – Madrid
This morning, say adiós to the Costa del Sol and hop on a northbound fast-speed train* to the capital city of Madrid. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride, then join a panoramic tour of the city’s historic centre. See iconic sites like the Gran Via and Puerta de Alcala and get a better sense of the layout of this famous capital city. Tonight, you might choose to experience Madrid like a local with a metro ride and a walking tour followed by dinner with traditional entertainment at a local restaurant. Or, take advantage of your centrally located hotel and explore the city and its culinary delights on your own.
Day 7 – Madrid – Segovia – Madrid
This morning travel to the historic town of Segovia. Join a local guide for a walking tour and learn about its iconic Roman Aqueduct, massive 16th century cathedral, and historic Main Square. Next, take a tour of the Alcázar de Segovia (Segovia Castle), an impressive medieval castle with lavish interiors, a museum, and military archives. Enjoy lunch on your own in Segovia before heading back to Madrid. Tonight, bid farewell to Spain and your fellow travellers during dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 8 – Madrid – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. Reflect on the warmth and spirit of the Costa del Sol as you journey home.
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