Al Andalus & Lisbon - 5 Nights & 6 Days
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- Day 1: Meeting at Tarifa port, visiting Marbella and Mijas and continuing to Granada for overnight.
- Day 2: Alhambra Palace visit, Granada city tour. Overnight in Granada.
- Day 3: Departure to Cordoba, Cordoba city tour and head to Seville. Overnight in Seville.
- Day 4: City tour in Seville and departure to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.
- Day 5: City tour in Lisbon and overnight in Lisbon.
- Day 6: Departure day. Free time depending on the flight schedule then departure for the airport.
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We are meeting at the port of Tarifa and have a short panoramic tour in the city of Tarifa which is an old Islamic castle situated at the tip of the Gibraltar Strait. Then head to the famous beach side Marbella & Puerto Banus. We will see the beautiful seaside, high societies’ yachts, high quality shops and commercial centers in that area. After giving some free time for shopping there we will continue to Mijas which is a typical traditional Andalusian village with its white houses, small streets with flowers and small shops. After a pleasant visit in Mijas, we will continue driving to Granada where we will stay for the night.
This morning we will visit the Alhambra Palace, the “pearl” of Al Andalus. After a guided tour here for around 3 hours, we will start to explore beautiful Granada. Albayzin old Muslim district, Moroccan bazaars, Calle Elvira, Plaza de Isabel de Catolica, Old Bedesten Corral de Carbon, Cathedral of Granada (from outside) will be some spots to visit. In our free time in the city center, you have a chance to try “tapas”, incredible traditional food of Andalusia. We will finish this day in our hotel in Granada with unforgettable memories of this city.
This morning we will drive to Cordoba. Upon our arrival we will start our tour here with a walk on the streets of the old district, between old Andalusian houses, streets with flowers and fountains. Cordoba used to be the capital of Muslims for 500 years in the Medieval Period. It was known as the capital of scholars, culture and Andalusian caliphate. Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Maimonides and many others worked and lived in this amazing medieval capital. You can still feel this matchless history on the streets of the Cordoba. Also we will see the 2000 year-old Roman Bridge which remained from its Roman founders’ and the tower added by Muslims, Tower of Calahorra. And the wonderful mosque, Mezquita-Cathedral of Córdoba. After our visit in Cordoba, we will continue to Seville.
The capital and the biggest city of the modern province of Andalusia, Seville, will be our first destination today. We will start our visit in avenue of palm trees and see “casas” of the countries of American continent, Plaza of America and stop in peerless Plaza of España. Then we will continue our visit passing through the historical district “Santa Cruz” seeing old traditional houses of Seville, and its narrow streets and feeling the memories of the inquisitorial period. Upon reaching the Plaza de Triunfo (Victory Square) we will see the most famous monuments of Seville: The Cathedral of Seville, The Bell Tower: Hiralda, The Palace of Castilla Kings: Alcazar, the building of Indian Archives. After our visit here, we will have some free time for shopping and then head to Lisbon for overnight.
This morning we are starting our day by visiting Belem district. We will see the famous Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery and Monument to the Discoveries. We will give a small free time to taste amazing traditional desserts of Belem. After that, we will continue to the city center and see Praça Comercio, Baixa district, Rossio and Restauradores squares, Liberdade Street, Marques de Pombal Square and historical Alfama district. We will leave our bus in Alfama and start our walking tour in the streets of Alfama to see old houses, traditional fado restaurants and markets. We will finish our day with a free time in this neighborhood full of history and then will head to our hotel in Lisbon for overnight.
Today is the departure day. Depending on our flight time we will have some free time in the morning and then we will drive to the airport and finish our tour with unforgettable memories.