Payment of private bespoke trip of Andalusia and Gibraltar. 5th – 10th of September 2019. 2 pax

5th of September: train from Barcelona to Córdoba and discovery of Córdoba old town:

8:30am: departure of your high speed train from Barcelona train station to Córdoba train station.

1:12pm: upon arrival of your train to Córdoba, meet your personal driver and be transferred in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle to your hotel in Córdoba old town.

1:30pm: arrival to your hotel in Córdoba old town and free time to check-in, have lunch (recommendations will be given) and relax before your private tour of the city.

3pm: meet your personal local host at your hotel to go on a private 2’5 hour walking tour of Córdoba old town.

This gem of a city was the first Muslim capital of Spain and it reached a truly remarkable level of intellectual development and architectural grandeur in the middle ages. It was then when Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted in the city in an ambiance of tolerance and respect. Because of this, the city saw the birth of some of the best scientists, poets, musicians, doctors, artists and architects of that time.

A breath-taking example of this refinement is the great Mosque-Cathedral which is probably the most thought-provoking construction in Spain as it is a fascinating and extraordinary juxtaposition of Muslim and Christian styles. During your tour you will also visit and learn about the history of the former Jewish quarter of Córdoba. It will be there where you will be able to enjoy the beauty of a very curious former synagogue decorated in Hispanic-Muslim style.

5:30pm: end of your walking tour of Córdoba and rest of the day at leisure (recommendations of places to go for dinner will be given).

Overnight in Córdoba:

Deluxe double room with breakfast included in hotel El Balcón de Córdoba.

 

6th of September: from Córdoba to Granada and introduction to Granada:

9am: private transfer from your hotel in Córdoba to your hotel in Granada in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with your own personal driver.

11:30pm: arrival to your hotel in Granada and free time to check-in, relax and have lunch before your introductory tour of the city.

2pm: be met by your personal local host by the reception desk of your hotel to go on a 3h walking tour of Granada old town that will allow you to get familiar with the different quarters of the city. This tour will also help to set the context for your visit to

the Alhambra and El Generalife palaces the next day. With this introductory tour of Granada, you will explore two key areas in the history of

the city, that also stand out for their beauty and authenticity. You will start visiting the iconic quarter of el Albayzín, located on top of a hill and overlooking the Alhambra. El Albayzín was the part of Granada where regular people would live. People whose

social scheme inside the walls of the palatial areas of the Alhambra was rather unclear.

The quarter of Albayzín is a UNESCO site and it treasures some of the most beautiful corners and views of the Alhambra that the city of Granada has to offer. Your local host will share the most special ones with you, while you are explained about the architecture and infrastructures that the quarter had in the medieval times and of which you will see beautifully preserved evidence. From el Albayzín, you will explore the first quarters that developed in Granada after the Christian conquest of the city in 1492.

It is in these areas where the Cathedral of Granada was erected and in one of its chapels, the so-called Royal Chapel, you will visit the tombs of the monarchs that were responsible for the conquest of the city (Isabel of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragón). Their tombs are an exquisite sample of Spanish renaissance sculpture. Near this chapel, you will visit the palace of la Madraza. A unique building that originally was a medieval Quran School and that later was used as a residence. During your visit, you will see evidence of its original use and of the one that followed.

5pm: end of your walking tour and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Granada:

Deluxe double room with Alhambra views and breakfast included in hotel Casa 1800 Granada.

 

7th of September: The Alhambra and el Generalife

9am: be met by your personal Alhambra expert and be transferred in modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a dedicated driver to the top of the hill of la Sabika, where the Alhambra and El Generalife are located.

9:15am: start your private walking tour of the Alhambra and el Generalife. This tour will allow you to enjoy the exquisite refinement of the most splendorous construction that the Muslims built in Spain: the Alhambra.  The Alhambra was a palatial town, formed by different parts that you will explore with your local host, in order to understand how they all worked together, the role that each of them had and the different people who inhabited them. After your tour of the Alhambra you will be taken to the Generalife or summer palace of the Nasrid Sultans, where they would go to get away from the hustle of life in the Alhambra. The Generalife is a magical place designed for relax and contemplation and its gardens, architecture and views are simply spectacular. 

12:15pm: end of your private tour of the Alhambra and rest of the day at leisure in Granada (recommendations of things to do and see will be given).

Overnight in Granada:

Deluxe double room with Alhambra views and breakfast included in hotel Casa 1800 Granada.

 

8th of September: from Granada to Seville vía Gibraltar

9am: private transfer from Granada to Gibraltar in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with your own personal driver.

12pm: upon arrival to the border between Spain and Gibraltar, cross the police control on foot and enjoy some free time for lunch in the city (recommendations will be given) before your private tour of the city.

1:30pm: be met by your personal driver guide to start a 3,5h tour of Gibraltar city. Along the journey, you will learn about the origins and present personality of the city.

You will also enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, of the Mediterranean Sea, of the African continent and of Spain from the top of the rock, which is a natural park with indigenous and playful monkeys. You will also learn the important role that the city played during WWII.

Your visit will also take you to visit the caves of Saint Michael and to drive along the scenic coastal road that surrounds the city. You will understand the interaction that there is between this British city and the neighbour Spanish town of la Línea the la Concepción and how this has generated a very particular economy in the area throughout the decades.

5pm: end of your private tour and private transfer to Seville.

7:30pm: arrival to Seville and end of services for the day.

Overnight in Seville:

Deluxe room with breakfast included in hotel Mercer.

 

9th of September: Seville World Heritage Sites in the morning and farewell flamenco and tapas tour of the quarter of Triana in the evening:

9am: meet your personal local host at your hotel to go on a private walking tour of Seville World Heritage Sites. The World Heritage Sites of Seville are its Alcazar or Moorish palace which features a stunning and unique combination of Hispanic-Muslim and Christian architecture styles called Mudéjar as well as incredible gardens, the Cathedral which is the largest gothic temple in the World and where Christoph Columbus is buried and the Jewish quarter with its houses of traditional architecture, cosy squares, narrow streets and countless quaint corners.

12:30pm: after your walking tour of Seville World Heritage Sites, you will be taken on a tapas tour of Seville old town. You will visit 2 – 3 bars where the locals like to gather with family and friends and where you will try a selection of 6- 9 local specialities, with the corresponding wines. This tour will finish with a sweet local indulgence and then you will be escorted back to your accommodation.

3pm: end of your tapas tour at your accommodation.

Overnight in Seville:

Deluxe room with breakfast included in hotel Mercer.

 

10th of September: departure from Seville:

8:30am: meet your personal driver at your hotel and be transferred in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle to Seville airport.

9am: arrival to Seville airport to take your direct flight to Marrakesh.

11:10am: departure of your direct flight from Seville to Marrakesh.

11:30am (Moroccan time): arrival of your flight to Marrakesh.

 

Price of this bespoke travel program for a private group of 2 pax: 5454 Euros.

 

This price includes:

– 5 nights accommodation with breakfast included as per mentioned above.

– 1st class high-speed train tickets to travel from Barcelona to Córdoba on the 5th of September.

– All private transportation services mentioned above in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a personal driver.

– All private tours mentioned above with a personal local host from Genuine Andalusia.

– All entrance tickets and admissions for these tours.

– Entrance to a selected flamenco performance in the quarter of Triana.

– A farewell tapas dinner in Seville including 6 – 9 dishes to share, up to 4 drinks per person (wine / beer / refreshements / water) and a sweet local indulgence to finish.

– A list of recommended restaurants in each city.

– All taxes.

 

This price excludes:

– Any meals not mentioned right above.

– Your flight from Seville to Marrakesh.

– Anything else not mentioned right above.

 

Confirmation and payments:

In order to confirm this tour program we require:

– A copy / scan / photograph of your passports.

– Full payment no later than the 15th of August via credit/debit card. A payment gateway system has been set so that you can pay the grand total by making 6 payments of 909 Euros each via credit/debit card. The button to proceed to making one payment per day during the next 6 days is this one right below.

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Cancellation policy:

– More than 20 days prior to the start of the trip: 30% of the grand total of the trip.

– 20 – 15 days prior to the start tof the trip: 50% of the grand total of the trip.

– 14 – 7 days prior to the start of the trip: 75% of the grand total of the trip.

– 6 days or less: 100% of the grand total of the trip.