Grand Andalusian Tour // June 1 – 11, 2017
Welcome to our trip through Andalusia!
THURSDAY June 1
People will be arriving during the day and checking in to the hotel
SAVOY PETIT PALACE ALFONSO XII – Madrid
Boutique hotel opposite the Parque del Retiro and a step away from the “The Art Walk of Madrid”: Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia
FRIDAY – June 2
Free day to explore Madrid
SATURDAY – June 3
9:30 – Bus from Hotel to Atocha train station. “AVE” – fast train to Sevilla.
HOTEL CASAS DE LA JUDERIA – Sevilla
SUNDAY, June 4
11 a.m. – Rugby game with the Sevilla Escorions veterans team. Lunch with the team.
Afternoon free to visit Sevilla. Entrance to the Giralda is free on Sundays from 2:30 on.
MONDAY, June 5
Day trip: Córdoba
Bus to Córdoba where we will have an organized Tour of the Mosque, followed by free time to explore the narrow streets and eat at one of its many small restaurants.
Return to Sevilla late afternoon.
TUESDAY, June 6
Day trip: Doñana National Park
Considered the largest nature reserve in Europe, Doñana is a breeding ground as well as a transit point for thousands of European and African birds. Over 300 species are sited annually.
WEDNESDAY, June 7
Day trip: Cádiz and Jérez de la Frontera
First stop is in Cádiz, a small city and port, the oldest continually inhabited town in Spain! Beautiful vistas and delicious seafood!
You will have time to grab an “almuerzo”, or mid-morning snack.
Jérez de la Frontera,
Visit to Sherry Bodega with sherry tasting included. Possible visit to Spanish stables and horse riding.
THURSDAY, June 8
Bus to next hotel near Granada:
HOTEL BARCELO LA BOBADILLA
“Cortijo” (farmhouse, estate, ranch…) lost amongst the olive trees that has been converted into a luxury hotel, spa and true Andalusian experience. Activities such as horse-riding, trekking, and others can be organized at the hotel for those interested.
FRIDAY, June 9 – The Alhambra
Bus to Granada where we will have a guided tour of the Alhambra and the gardens of the “Generalife”.
SATURDAY, June 10
Rugby game with Granada Veterans team
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Bus from hotel to Malaga airport or AVE station.