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Seville & Andalucia

Seville 7 nights from £2,145 per person
Departs: 12 Nov 2019
Departs: 12 Nov 2019

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Based in the city of Seville this itinerary has been carefully designed to give you plenty of time in this beautiful and historic city with its impressive cathedral, important art collections and famous tapas bars in the Barrio de Santa Cruz where we stay. We also visit Córdoba which was one of the greatest centres of learning in Europe until the Reconquista expelled the Moors, but they left their timeless legacy in the city’s buildings, notably the great Mezquita and the Juderia area of the city. Excursions into the lovely rural Andalucían landscape with its picture-perfect villages and a visit to Jerez, the centre of the sherry trade, complete the holiday.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Four dinners including one at the Hacienda de San Rafael
  • Three lunches
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Flight to Seville

    We fly to Seville and on arrival transfer to the Hotel Doña Maria in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz district in the centre of the city.
  • Day 2 - Exploring Seville

    We begin our first day in Seville on foot with a walking tour through the Barrio de Santa Cruz, its narrow streets and alleys lined with picturesque townhouses. Most houses keep their courtyard doors tantalisingly ajar to allow passers-by fleeting glimpses of the flower-filled courtyards so typical of Seville. We will visit the world's largest Gothic cathedral, Seville's fortified royal palace, the Alcazar and the elegant architecture and patio at the Casa de Pilatos, the finest example of a Mudejar townhouse.
  • Day 3 - Museo de Bellas Artes

    Today we visit the art collections in the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Hospital de la Caridad. Both collections are displayed in historic buildings and both have important works by Spanish artists including Zurbarán and Murillo. Later we visit the city's famous bullring. The rest of the day is free.
  • Day 4 - Medina Sidona

    Today we drive south to visit the two prettiest ‘pueblos blancos’, the famous white villages of Andalucia. We will go to Medina Sidona, perhaps the most exquisite example of the many villages which dot the rural landscape and to Arcos de la Frontera, overlooking the Guadalete River. We will have an included lunch before continuing to Jerez de la Frontera, the centre of the sherry trade. We will visit one of the most famous bodegas for a glass of refreshing, cool manzanilla before returning to Seville.
  • Day 5 - Cordoba

    We travel to Cordoba, a journey of less than an hour. On arrival we will visit the Mezquita to see the stunning mosque with its lines of arches encircling the cathedral built by Charles V. The Mezquita encapsulates the unique blend of Islamic and Christian history which makes Andalucia such an absorbing and beguiling destination. We will also visit the Alcazar and the noble Palacio de Vena. A typical tapas lunch will be included today.
  • Day 6 - Exploring Seville

    The day is free for further independent sightseeing in Seville and in the evening we drive for half an hour to one of our favourite rural hotels in Spain, Hacienda de San Rafael, for dinner.
  • Day 7 - Huelva

    Today we drive to the neighbouring province of Huelva to visit two beautiful hilltop villages. Almonaster le Real still has its three original Moorish town gates and a beautiful 10th century mosque next to a tiny bullring. Linares de la Sierra is a lovely village famous for its restaurants – we will have an included lunch of locally sourced gastronomic delights.
  • Day 8 - Carmona

    The morning is free and at noon we will drive to historic Carmona, a Roman town that sits high on a hill overlooking a fertile plain. We will have a guided walk and enjoy a late lunch before leaving for Seville airport.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Gatwick 15.30 arrive Seville 19.05
Depart Seville 20.00 arrive London Gatwick 21.45

Departure Dates and Prices

12 Nov 2019

Status Available

Price from£2145

Single Supp.£348

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Dona Maria
Seville, Spain, Europe

A characterful hotel which stands opposite the Cathedral in the Barrio Santa Cruz - the labyrinthine Jewish quarter in the centre of Seville's old city.

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