Bewitching ANDALUSIA (Malaga-Alhambra-Cordoba-Granada & Gibraltar)

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

The title says it all !

A holiday to Spain is not only about sun, sea and beach. During a holiday to Spain you will enjoy many cultural treasures, beautiful nature and impressive historic cities. Also the wonderful climate and typical Mediterranean cuisine are not missing on our holidays to Spain. Taste the Spanish atmosphere yourself on one of our holidays to Spain!

Andalusia in Spain best holiday destinations and places for a holiday. In depth travel guides to cities, towns and white villages, places to go and things to do.


Authentic photos taken in 2007. Once you've been in Costa del Sol, you'll keep coming back.

As a traveller, I wish to share my adventure in this bewitching place called Andalucia. Encourage you to give time to yourself and discover by yourself how wonderful this place is. Scroll down this simple blog of mine and think about it!


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We fly with Transavia to the sunny Costa del Sol . A well sound sleep and breakfast at the 4* Hotel Las Palmeras in Fuengirola. In addition, you can also enjoy amazing excursions in the area such as; to Córdoba, the white village of Mijas, Málaga and Ronda. In Granada you can visit the world famous Alhambra and an excursion to Gibraltar should not be missed during this trip.

8 days flight-bus trip : Andalusia - Costa del Sol from Eindhoven or Amsterdam

Day-to-day program:


Day 1: Tuesday: Eindhoven – Málaga

From Eindhoven you fly with Transavia to Málaga on the Costa del Sol. Upon arrival at Málaga airport you will be welcomed by the driver, after which we will drive to our hotel in Fuengirola. Depending on the flight times, you can organize the rest of the day yourself. The day ends with a well-catered dinner at the hotel.


Day 2: Wednesday: Half day trip Mijas

Guests can use the morning to explore the hotel's surroundings. After lunchtime we drive to the beautiful 'white village' mijas. This typical Andalusian village is located on a rock plateau and is a real tourist attraction. Lovely white houses and lively narrow streets are built against the mountainside. The village is best known for its unique donkey taxis, small bull-arena, the old Arab wall, churches and the busy chapel Santuario de la Virgen de la Peña, the shrine of the patron saint of the village. After this visit we go back to our hotel.

Day 3: Thursday: Day off or Granada (see options to book)

This day you can organize entirely at your own discretion or if you have booked the extra day trip, you will go on an interesting trip to Granada (see options to book). Our guide will inform you about all the beauty of the region during the bus ride to Granada. In Granada, we take our guide for a walk through the Albaicin, the old quarter with steep and narrow streets, white houses with fragrant gardens and numerous sights. You will see the Plaza de San Nicolas with the beautiful world famous views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. Afterwards you have free time to see the city on your own or sit on a terrace with a drink and tapas. You can complete the visit to Granada with a visit to the impressive Citadel Alhambra. (see options to be booked). This is located 200 meters above the city on sabika hill. From the 11th century onwards, beautiful buildings and gardens were added to the complex by various rulers. Within the huge fortification walls and impressive towers of the Alcazaba you will find the Nasridian palaces with the beautiful Arabic architecture and decorations. In addition to the former royal residences around the Mirtenhof, the Christian monuments are also worthwhile, such as the Renaissance palace built by Charles V in the 16th century.

Another memory...unforgetable exploration!

The Granada day trip or the Granada + Alhambra day trip must be booked upon booking this 8days tour. You can no longer buy an entrance ticket on site. The Visit Alhambra includes entrance, local guide and headset. UNESCO applies strict measures for the visit to the Alhambra. We will not receive the exact time allocated for your Alhambra reservation until shortly before departure. You will receive a voucher with the entrance time and extensive instructions for the visit to the Alhambra. It is possible that the visit to Alhambra takes place during the city walk Granada. Unfortunately, we have no influence on this and in that case there will be no refund for the city walk.



Day 4: Friday: Córdoba

We drive through a wonderful landscape of olive trees to Córdoba. Under the guidance of a friendly guide we will visit this beautiful city. The heart of Córdoba is formed by the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets and whitewashed, flower-decorated houses. The twelve-century-old mosque Mezquita (entrance approx. € 11.50 p.p.) shows a mixture of architectural styles. Very special are the 850 columns of granite, jasper and marble, which carry the roof. The Torre del Alminar is 93 meters high and can be climbed. The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Córdoba is also worth a visit.


Day 5: Saturday: Ronda

Just after passing Marbella, begins the bizarre mountain world of Andalusia. With a guide we visit one of the most beautiful and oldest towns in Spain, Ronda. The town is spectacularly located on a 165 meter high rock plateau and is split in two by a deep gorge. The Puente Nuevo bridge connects the old and new part. Worth seeing are the city palaces, the Arab bathing complex, the bull-arena and the church on the beautiful square with palms and laurel trees.


Day 6: Sunday: Day off or Gibraltar (see options to book)

Today you have one more day to spend freely or if you have booked the extra day trip, you will go to tax-free Gibraltar, which has been covered by Great Britain since 1713 (see options to book). The rock was assigned to England 'forever' in 1713 at the Treaty of Utrecht. On the slope of the rock is the Moorish castle from the 8th century, of which the donjon is still a prison. A hospital was located in St. Michael's Cave during World War II. You can take a cable car up the mountain (cost around £16.00 p.p.). Here, in addition to the beautiful view, you will see the famous tailless berber monkeys. You can also take a tour of Gibraltar by van (rock tour costs not included). From Gibraltar Rock you have a nice view over Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol. Don't forget to bring your passport today!

Day 7: Monday: Half day trip Málaga


Málaga has a beautiful historic and car-free center. We're going here half a day today. Wandering through the narrow streets you will pass various sight such as the Roman theatre, the Gibralfaro castle, the Moorish fortress Alcazaba and the cathedral. Calle Marques de Larios is Málaga's famous shopping street. It is surrounded by stately buildings and opens onto the pretty Plaza de Constitución square. You'll have plenty of time here to explore the city or do your last holiday shopping.


Day 8: Tuesday: Málaga - Eindhoven or Amsterdam

We drive this last day to Málaga airport for the return flight to Eindhoven, where this wonderful trip ends.


*Changes may occur in the itinerary.

Included:

Flight Eindhoven-Málaga with Transavia (Amsterdam also available)

  • 10 kg hand luggage

  • Airport taxes

  • Fuel and safety surcharges

  • 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Las Palmeras in Fuengirola

  • 7x breakfast buffet 7x dinner buffet

  • Water and wine at dinner

  • Wifi at the hotel

  • Dutch speaking guide during excursion to Ronda and Córdoba

  • Transfers and travel by comfortable local coach according to program

Not included:

  • Checked baggage Transavia (to be booked when booking €45.00 =20kls)

  • Meals not mentioned above

  • Entrance fees not mentioned above

  • Travel Insurance fees

  • Transfer from home to Eindhoven airport

  • Surcharge- single room € 135,00

Bookable options:

  • Day trip Gibraltar, excluding cable car and Rock Tour € 35,00

  • Day trip Granada, including guide€ 35,00

Benefit package 2 day trips, normal price € 70,00 now for only: € 50,00

  • Day trip Gibraltar, excluding cable car and Rock Tour

  • Day trip Granada, including guide


  • Visit Alhambra, including entrance, local guide and head-set € 45,00

ACCOMMODATION for this 8days Bus Tour

4**** Hotel Las Palmeras, Fuengirola

Hotel Las Palmeras is one of the most famous hotels in Fuengirola. It is located in the bustling center of this seaside resort, partly above a shopping center, opposite the hunting/fishing port and about 200 meters from the sandy beach. The hotel has a reception, restaurant, multiple bars, snack bar, roof terrace, elevator, tennis courts and swimming pool (during the winter season the pool may be closed). All rooms are equipped with a TV, safe, terrace or balcony and a bathroom with bath or shower, toilet and hairdryer. Wifi is chargeable.


So, what are you waiting for?

Travel with comfort by plane from Eindhoven Airport or Amsterdam Schiphol and a guided tour & driver with our comfortable & luxury touring car waiting for you in Andalusia (Spain), all you need is a message (elsa.grinio@holidayplanners.nl) . Explore as many places as you can, because TRAVEL is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.



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