Travel to Spain
You will depart for Malaga in the company of your expert guide Iain MacDonald, and be assisted in the transfer to your hotel.
Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
This full day excursion begins with a visit to Granada, where you will visit the Alhambra Islamic Palaces that were originally built for the last Muslim Emirs. Restoration of both the magnificent buildings and gardens began in the 19th century, and today this splendid palace boasts jaw dropping arabesques details and a grand ballroom.
Outside, the Generalife is a simple garden with a peaceful atmosphere, which the Kings of Granada used as a sanctuary when they looked to take a break from the affairs of the state. With a long, magnificent water fountain, this garden is the oldest surviving Moorish style garden in the world today.
Malaga & La Concepción Botanical Gardens
This morning depart for Malaga for a panoramic city tour before vising the La Concepción Botanical Gardens, home to an exquisite open air collection of tropical and subtropical flora, including rare plant species from all over the world. Officially declared as historical artistic gardens in 1943, the wisteria arbour, the pond nymph and the Tetrástilo Doric temple are not to be missed.
Seville, Alcazar Palace & Maria Luisa Park
Today, you’ll visit Andalucía’s most lively and colourful city, located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Seville is famous for flamenco, tapas and a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Enjoy a panoramic city tour by coach and visits to Seville Alcazar and Maria Luisa Park, originally park of the private gardens of the San Telmo Palace donated in 1893 by the Infanta Maria Luise Fernanda de Borbon to the city.
Today you will have the chance to relax and explore at your own pace. Your local guide will be able to suggest activities to suit your interest.
Cordoba, Alcazar Palace and Botanical Gardens
This full day excursion will introduce you to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Córdoba, one of the great cities of the medieval world. Enjoy a visit to the Alcazar Palace, home to one of Spain’s oldest gardens - this shady boxed edged garden features ornamental shrubs and citrus trees, leading to a series of pools complete with roses and plants. Later, enjoy a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Cordoba.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Dublin.