Andalusia's Granada, Seville & Cordoba

7 days from $2,800 per person*
  • Embark on a private guided walking tour of Seville.
  • Visit the sunken gardens of the Alcazar of the Christian Kings.
  • Explore the Alhambra palace with private guide.
  • Head to the cave houses of Sacromonte for a flamenco show.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Perhaps it will be the fiery gypsy music wafting on the warm night air, or the stroll on the seductively laid-back beach, or the absolute profoundness of glimpsing a grand Moorish palace; whatever it is, you'll never forget the moment you fell in love with southern Spain.

Discover the magnificence of Andalusia and its three sparkling jewels - Seville, Cordoba and Granada. Meander winding streets past whitewashed houses adorned with bright bougainvillea, and cruise modern city streets lined with fine restaurants, bustling taverns and raucous night clubs. Whether it’s the rhythm of flamenco, the spectacle of bullfighting, the majesty of ruined castles and Moorish monuments, or the flavors of savory tapas and robust Riojas, southern Spain will simply enchant you. In the evenings, relax and unwind in fine accommodations.

With your own private guide, explore Seville on foot and visit its most important landmarks like La Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), Triana (the Gypsy district that’s home to flamenco), and Reales Alcazares, a Moorish palace which originally dates back to 913AD. While in Cordoba, tour the Mezquita, a unique work of its type and a representation of Caliphal art, and visit the magnificent Mossaics Hall. In Granada, you are sure to be impressed with the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palace and gardens, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world. Make your way to the Sacromonte neighborhood, a fascinating district famous for the cave houses in which gypsy families lived, and see a flamenco show in an actual cave house while dining on delectable local dishes. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Seville
    Seville
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Spain - Welcome Package(2)
    • Meet & Greet - Assistant(15)
  • Day 2 Seville
    Seville
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2.5 hrs) - Guide(10)
  • Day 3 Seville to Cordoba
    Seville to Cordoba
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Seville - Cordoba [1 hr] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide(10)
  • Day 4 Cordoba
    Cordoba
    • Private - 1/2 Day Medina Azahara (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 5 Cordoba to Granada
    Cordoba to Granada
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Cordoba - Granada [2.5 hrs] - 1st class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Albaicin Quarter (3 hrs) - Guide(2)
  • Day 6 Granada
    Granada
    • Private - 1/2 Day Alhambra Palace (2.5 hrs) Guide & Entrance Ticket - Guide (no transfers to/from palace)(10)
    • Shared - Flamenco Gipsy Night (with Drink) (2.5 hrs) - Coach/Driver
  • Day 7 Granada
    Granada
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Seville

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), a SIM card with 1Gb of data, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

Accommodation: Hospes Casas del Rey de Baeza (4*)

This traditional hotel in the historic centre of Seville is 100 metres from the nearest shops and Casa Pilatos, 300 metres from Barrio de Santa Cruz and two kilometres from the city’s cathedral. Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is the perfect setting to find the restorative calm. Guestrooms combine contemporary style with traditional touches, and are noteworthy for their warm designs. Guests can dine on Andalucian and Mediterranean cuisine at the Azahar Restaurant, take a swim in the outdoor pool and relax in the rooftop wellness centre, with its spa treatments, fitness room, and sauna.

Seville
Seville
Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza
Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Day 2: Seville

Embark on a Seville walking tour with your own private guide to check out the most important landmarks of the city. You will see La Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorish-built tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the old defensive wall that protected the old city. You will also see Triana (this Gypsy district is the home of flamenco), Santa Cruz (the Old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (a Moorish palace-fortress which originally dates back to 913AD and has been the residence of various kings and boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and The Cathedral and Giralda, originally a 12th Century mosque, of which only the minaret (La Giralda) and the orange tree courtyard now remain. The cathedral is also Europe's second largest. If you have a particular interest in bullfighting, we can substitute some of the above for a visit to the Real Maestranza (The Maestranza Bullring). Built between 1767 and 1880 this famous bullring houses a museum dedicated to the world of bull fighting. No entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Hospes Casas del Rey de Baeza (4*)
Calle Mateos Gago, Sevilla
Calle Mateos Gago, Sevilla

Day 3: Seville - Cordoba

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Enjoy the fast speed direct train ride from Seville to Cordoba. The train ride takes approximately one hour.

Meet your driver for a private vehicle transfer  to the train station.

The best way to see the sights in Cordoba is by foot, so spend time with a local Guide who will introduce you on your private tour to see the highlights. Tour the Mezquita, a unique work of its type, it is the representation of Caliphal art.

Then choose between the Alcazar of the Christian Kings with its sunken gardens and its magnificent Mossaics Hall or The Synagogue, the only one existing in Andalucia, and the Jewish Quarter. (Entrance fees not included).

If you wish to see all of the above, please ask us to extend your tour to our 4 hour private walking tour.

Accommodation: Hospes Palacio del Bailio (5*)

The Hotel Hospes Palacio Del Bailio is a five star boutique hotel that occupies a 16th-Century palace in the heart of the ancient city of Córdoba. Hospes Palacio del Bailio emerges an inspiring balance between the past and the present and represents equilibrium of history, art, wellbeing and rest. The Palace has been built during the 16th century and in 1982 was declared a Cultural Heritage Monument. The elegant rooms fuse past and present. Some include original wall paintings, and all have flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rich materials such leather and velvet is used throughout the hotel. The Palacio del Bailio offers plenty of space to relax. You can unwind in the flower garden or on the sun terrace surrounded by orange trees. Alternatively, you can enjoy a range of treatments at the hotel's exclusive Bodyna Spa. Discover the Roman baths, a universe of natural elements mixed together to create peace and tranquility for both body and mind. The hotel's Restaurant, Arbequina, offers a blend of Spanish and Moorish traditions. Feel the historical and traditional atmosphere through the ruins of an ancient Roman house while enjoying the flavors of the best innovative-modern cuisine at their Arbequina Restaurant and Tapas Bar.

Cordoba
Cordoba
Hospes Palacio del Bailio
Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Day 4: Cordoba

With a private vehicle, driver and guide see the Medina Azahara, 6 miles away from Cordoba. Discover the prints of its splendid past under the Umayyads of Andalusia. The Rich Chamber, The House of Yafar, the city walls, the bureaucratic area, and the Mosque. The tour includes entrance fee to Medina Azahara and shutlle bus to the archaelogical site.

Accommodation: Hospes Palacio del Bailio (5*)
Medina Azahara
Medina Azahara

Day 5: Cordoba - Granada

Meet your driver for a private vehicle transfer  to the train station.

Enjoy the train ride from Cordoba to Granada. The train ride takes approximately two and a half hours. Multiple daily departures. Check your ticket for the exact time.

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Enjoy a guided exploration of the Albaicín, the old Moorish quarter of Granada with your private English-speaking guide. You will be shown how this medieval Islamic city has kept its identity into the modern age, as your guide explains its history and character in anecdotal style. As you walk through its cat’s cradle of twisting alleyways, you will come across stunning views of the city, the majestic Alhambra palaces and, beyond, the often snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. You will pass by churches built on the sites of mosques, stroll underneath the walls of the scented gardens of carmens, and stop in squares to take in the slow rhythms of daily life in this most traditional and yet singular neighborhood. A stop for refreshments in a cafe or bar is included. (Please note that no transportation is included and depending on the distance of your hotel to the Albaicin quarter you may like to take a taxi).

Accommodation: AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection(5*)

The AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection is located in the historic center of Granada near the Albaicín and Sacro Monte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Gardens of the Triumph, the Archeological museum, and, of course, the Alhambra. The beautiful hotel, one of the best five star hotels in Granada, is a 75-room restored masterpiece that was also declared an artistic and historic monument. It replaced the Santa Paula Convent and the Casa Morisca, which existed in the XVI and XII centuries respectively. This luxury hotel’s restaurant, “El Claustro”, where the Santa Paula convent refectory used to be, offers guests haute cuisine that fuses elements of traditional Andalusian gastronomy with modern culinary concepts.

Granada
Granada
AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection
AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection

Day 6: Granada

Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palace and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments has also an independent palace opposite the Alhambra; The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards and beautiful gardens which you will also visit. (Tour includes entrance into the palace).

Please note that this tour does not include transfers to or from the palace. Your guide will meet you at the Alhambra ticket office (best to take a local cab from your hotel). At the end of your tour, you can either choose to walk back down the hill to explore the city, or return by taxi (payable by you locally). If you prefer us to arrange private transfers, please let us know.

Start your evening with a 15 minutes drive to the Sacromonte neighborhood – a fascinating district famous for the cave houses in which gypsy families lived (and some still live) and whose flamenco “zambras” were performed at their weddings and celebrations. As such, the cave house is the authentic venue in which to see such a show and it has the bonus that you are really close to the dancers and musicians. Before the show, take a stroll around the neighborhood and enjoy magnificent views of the Alhambra. Later on you will see a flamenco show in a cave house accompanied by a drink. Return to your hotel. 

Accommodation: AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection(5*)
Alhambra
Alhambra
Alhambra Palace
Alhambra Palace

Day 7: Granada

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. Please note drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hospes Casas del Rey de Baeza (4*): Seville

This traditional hotel in the historic centre of Seville is 100 metres from the nearest shops and Casa Pilatos, 300 metres from Barrio de Santa Cruz and two kilometres from the city’s cathedral. Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is the perfect setting to find the restorative calm. Guestrooms combine contemporary style with traditional touches, and are noteworthy for their warm designs. Guests can dine on Andalucian and Mediterranean cuisine at the Azahar Restaurant, take a swim in the outdoor pool and relax in the rooftop wellness centre, with its spa treatments, fitness room, and sauna.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza
Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Hospes Palacio del Bailio (5*): Cordoba

The Hotel Hospes Palacio Del Bailio is a five star boutique hotel that occupies a 16th-Century palace in the heart of the ancient city of Córdoba. Hospes Palacio del Bailio emerges an inspiring balance between the past and the present and represents equilibrium of history, art, wellbeing and rest. The Palace has been built during the 16th century and in 1982 was declared a Cultural Heritage Monument. The elegant rooms fuse past and present. Some include original wall paintings, and all have flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rich materials such leather and velvet is used throughout the hotel. The Palacio del Bailio offers plenty of space to relax. You can unwind in the flower garden or on the sun terrace surrounded by orange trees. Alternatively, you can enjoy a range of treatments at the hotel's exclusive Bodyna Spa. Discover the Roman baths, a universe of natural elements mixed together to create peace and tranquility for both body and mind. The hotel's Restaurant, Arbequina, offers a blend of Spanish and Moorish traditions. Feel the historical and traditional atmosphere through the ruins of an ancient Roman house while enjoying the flavors of the best innovative-modern cuisine at their Arbequina Restaurant and Tapas Bar.

Hospes Palacio del Bailio
Hospes Palacio del Bailio

AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection(5*): Granada

The AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection is located in the historic center of Granada near the Albaicín and Sacro Monte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Gardens of the Triumph, the Archeological museum, and, of course, the Alhambra. The beautiful hotel, one of the best five star hotels in Granada, is a 75-room restored masterpiece that was also declared an artistic and historic monument. It replaced the Santa Paula Convent and the Casa Morisca, which existed in the XVI and XII centuries respectively. This luxury hotel’s restaurant, “El Claustro”, where the Santa Paula convent refectory used to be, offers guests haute cuisine that fuses elements of traditional Andalusian gastronomy with modern culinary concepts.

AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection
AC Palacio de Santa Paula Autograph Collection
Reception
Reception
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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