Italy - Malaga
Arrival in Malaga and transfer to hotel. Meeting with the other participants at 20:30. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Malaga - Gibraltar - Cadiz - Jerez de la Frontera - Seville
Breakfast and departure at 08:30 along the coast, for a short stop near Gibraltar, where we will have a beautiful view of the Rock, a British colony. Continuation to Cadiz for a brief overview of one of the oldest Spanish cities, dating back over 3000 years, located in a privileged position between the two seas. During the 17th and 18th centuries it became the only port for traffic with America. Free lunch, it is an ideal place to taste the famous "fried fish" in its small restaurants. Continuation to Jerez de la Frontera. Visit to one of the sherry cellars in Jerez. After the visit, which will allow us to know in detail the process of production and tasting of some of its famous wines, continuation to Seville. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Breakfast. Broad overview of the city and visit to the Cathedral (*), the third Christian temple in the world, a harmonious ensemble of unusual beauty, together with the Giralda, the ancient minaret of the mosque, which later became the bell tower of the Cathedral. Then a walk through the unique Santa Cruz District, a labyrinth of alleyways with names full of legend, small squares and beautiful courtyards in bloom. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay.
Seville - Cordoba - Granada
Breakfast and departure to Cordoba. Visit to the Mosque, one of the most beautiful works of Islamic art in Spain, with a beautiful forest of columns and a sumptuous "mihrab". Afterwards, walk through the Jewish Quarter, with its characteristic narrow streets, houses with balconies full of flowers and traditional Andalusian courtyards. Continuation to Granada. Dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast. Guided half-day tour of Granada, its Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Historical explanation (from the outside) of the Alhambra, the most beautiful monument left by Arab art. Once a royal palace and fortress, this uniquely beautiful complex of rooms and courtyards evokes the city's glorious Arab past. Afternoon at leisure*. Dinner and overnight stay.
* For those who wish, it is possible to visit the Alhambra individually in the afternoon. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/home/inicio/
Granada - Antequera - Malaga(**)
Breakfast and departure to Antequera to visit the megalithic monuments, the dolmens of Menga and Vieira, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We will continue to the Alcazaba (Arab fortress) from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the "Rock of the Lovers", with its unique profile with human features and its tragic legend. Free time for lunch. Continuation to Malaga, for a panoramic tour marked by beautiful views of the city and its fortress (Alcazaba), located between the port and the mountains. Free time to stroll along the most characteristic corners of the old town, such as Calle Larios, Pasaje de Chinitas, Plaza de la Merced (where Picasso was born) and the Cathedral. Continuation to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Malaga - Ronda - Puerto Banus (Marbella) - Malaga
Breakfast. Departure for Ronda, built on a rocky promontory with vertical walls. The Tajo, a deep gorge that reaches 100 meters deep, divides the urban center. Visit the old quarter, where the collegiate church of Santa Maria is located, an important Renaissance building that preserves an arch of the now defunct main mosque. Finally, the Plaza de Toros, a wonderful example of the eighteenth century. Return to the hotel with a stop to visit Puerto Banus, a famous tourist resort on the Costa del Sol frequented by many VIPs. A stroll along the tourist port around which there are elegant boutiques and famous clubs. Dinner and overnight stay.
Malaga - Italy
Breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of services.
(*)Friday departures will visit the Reales Alcazares (Seville) because the Cathedral is closed on Sunday morning for religious celebration.
(**)In some periods the hotel in Malaga might not be available, so a hotel in Torremolinos will be used.