Departing by Air
Duration 8 Days
Available June - October 2017

We will visit the capitals of some of the key provinces in Andalucia, discovering stunning cities steeped in history and with a culture heavily influenced by the legacy left by Roman and Moorish rulers over the centuries.

Our holiday includes visits to Cordoba, Granada (including the Alhambra Palace) and Seville, with an optional extra excursion to Ronda available to book in resort.

Your hotel base for the holiday is in Antequera, known as ‘the heart of Andalucia’ because of its conveniently central location for travel to other more well–known cities, yet it has a wealth of historical and cultural delights in its own right.

Price Includes

  • Return flight from your chosen airport to Malaga
  • Airport taxes and return transfer to the hotel
  • Seven nights stay at the 4 star Hotel Antequera Golf, Antequera
  • Buffet breakfast, and buffet dinner with complimentary wine and water
  • Included excursions to Cordoba, Granada, Seville (optional extra excursion to Ronda available to book in resort €25.00 per person – subject to minimum numbers)
  • Guided tour of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita)
  • Admission to the Alhambra Palace & the Generalife (Summer Palace) in Granada
  • One piece of hold luggage (at least 15 kg weight allowance)
  • Services of an Omega tour manager/English–speaking representative
  • VAT at 20%

Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.

Itinerary

Thursday: Check in at your chosen departure airport for your flight to Malaga. On arrival, you will be met by our English–speaking representative and transferred to the 4 star Hotel Antequera Golf, Antequera for dinner and the first of your seven nights stay (dinner may be a cold platter for late arrivals).

Friday: After breakfast today you can enjoy a leisurely introduction to your resort. Antequera is a Spanish provincial town with an ideal central location. Despite its long and interesting history and many fascinating sights, the town has not yet been exposed to mass tourism. After the tour the rest of the day is at leisure until dinner.

Saturday – Cardoba: After breakfast, our coach will depart for a full day visit to Cordoba, once the biggest city in Europe. Its well–maintained, historical city centre has a fascinating mix of Roman and Moorish influences. After the coach drops you at the famous Roman Bridge, a short walk will take you into the crooked, winding streets designed by the Moors to confuse any enemies who might enter the city. An enthralling guided tour of the impressive Great Mosque (Mezquita), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in the world, is included. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Sunday Ronda: Today is at leisure, or you may like to join our optional extra excursion to Ronda, available to book in resort for around €25 per person, subject to minimum numbers. This lesser–known city is well worth a visit, and offers some stunning views of the surrounding landscape. A guided walk around Ronda is included, followed by time at leisure where you could take in sights such as the world’s oldest bullring ring or its impressive 18th–century bridge which spans a 100–metre–deep gorge.

Alternatively, you may prefer to spend more time exploring Antequera, or your guide will be able to suggest places nearby you may wish to visit. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Monday – Granada & The Alhambra: Today’s visit is to the fascinating city of Granada. A guided walking tour will help you to get your bearings, then there will be some free time in the late morning for you to explore the city as you wish. After lunch, we will visit the Alhambra Palace, built by the Moors 700 years ago and arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Also included is a tour of the Generalife (Summer Palace) and its superb gardens. We will return to the hotel in the early evening.

Tuesday – Seville: Today is free for you to spend at leisure in and around Antequera.

Wednesday: After breakfast, the coach will depart for Seville, capital of all Andalucia. Here you will be taken on a panoramic coach tour of the city including iconic buildings and sights such as the San Temo Palace, La Maestranza Bullring, the promenade along the banks of the River Guadalquivir and the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro). The tour will conclude at the beautiful Plaza de España, and from here you will have free time to explore the city at your leisure. Discover the delights of the narrow lanes and pretty squares of the medieval Jewish Quarter, be awestruck by the grandeur of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, or visit the Real Alcazár (Royal Palace).

Thursday:  Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your flight home at the appropriate time.

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