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From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Cordoba and Mosque-Cathedral Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Córdoba, passing beautiful sights along the way. Arrive in the city, once considered the light of the world for its cultural treasures and many libraries, medical schools and universities. Conquered by Muslim armies in the eighth century, it became the capital of the Islamic Emirate and then the Caliphate of Córdoba, flourishing under the second Caliph, Al-Hakam II. Admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba with a priority access pass, and see the golden mosaics and endless row of red and white striped arches. Stroll past hundreds of striped sugarcane columns and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers a captivating commentary about Córdoba’s most alluring attraction Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Benefit from some free time to walk around on your own, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch. Then, journey back to Seville and get dropped off at your hotel.

Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

2. Cordoba Day Trip from Seville

Start your full-day trip to Cordoba with a drive by minivan from Seville. Once in Cordoba, visit the most important monuments of the city including the stunning Mosque-Cathedral from the Caliphate period. Explore Cordoba’s Jewish quarter, and the area's most emblematic streets, then marvel at the neighborhood's beautiful synagogue. At the square named for the great Maimonides, admire the secluded synagogue. At the end of the tour, take a walk around the town on your own. Explore the pedestrian streets of the Jewish quarter and try some of the delicious local cuisine.

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

3. Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

At the foot of the El Torcal and Sierra de la Chimenea lies beautiful Cordoba. Known as the heart of Andalusia, experience all this beautiful city has to offer during a full-day tour via the picturesque Antequera. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will take a panoramic tour of the Roman Bridge linking the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. From here, you will move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is the best-known part of Cordoba’s historic centre. It is also one of Europe’s largest World Heritage sites. Later in the day, see the city’s Synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century and visit the Cathedral. You will also visit the former Great Mosque of Cordoba. This mosque is a famous monument in the Western Islamic culture and an important landmark in the city. Originally built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple, it was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. You are encouraged to explore the halls and passages of this beautiful building and marvel at the colourful mosaics and stained-glass windows. As the day begins to turn into evening, you will be transported back with a camera full of photos documenting the beauty unique to this special city.

From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

4. From Granada: Cordoba and Mezquita Full Day Tour

Benefit from a comfortable transfer from Granada to the impressive city of Córdoba. Cordoba, capital of Muslim Spain, is the main city located in the center of Andalusia. Cordoba offers the possibility to experience culture, alongside being only 1.5 hours away from the city of Malaga. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. Pass the historic Guadalquivir River at its wider middle course. Cross the province from east to west which provides irrigation for a wide plain where cereals, grapevines and olive trees grow. Discover the landscape towards the north which becomes progressively wilder until it reaches the summits of Sierrra Morena, with dense forest and abundant wild game for hunting. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its iberian, Roman and Muslim past, has an outstanding architectural heritage. Its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. 

Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

5. Córdoba and Mezquita from Málaga

The province of Cordoba, which still bears traces of its Iberian, Roman and Muslim past, is rich in traditions; it has an outstanding architectural heritage, and its gastronomy has undergone a considerable resurgence with the revival of a range of dishes from the traditional cooking of the region. Explore the unique influences that have created the cultural traditions of the city. The city have a vast flamenco scene that while in the region is worth visiting, and testing out. The famous Bulls that so much Spanish culture celebrates have importance still within Cordoba. Once the beating heart of Spain, Cordoba is the Muslim capital of Spain, which gives the city unique flares of cultural difference to rest of the region. The Guadalquivir river crosses this region providing water for the lushes valleys growing olives and grapes. Toward the north the landscape becomes progressively more wild with forests and abundant life approaching the Sierra Morena. In the south, the land rises gradually until it reaches the mountains of the Subbetica range. 

Cordoba Full-Day Heritage Tour from Seville

6. Cordoba Full-Day Heritage Tour from Seville

Venture into the heart of Andalucia and you will discover an ancient city bursting with intellectual wealth, vibrant history, and architectural triumphs. On this day trip to Córdoba you will have the opportunity to peel back the layers of time and understand the diversity of cultures, which have come to define this unique and remarkable place. No introduction to the city would be complete without a visit to the world famous Mezquita where you can lose yourself amongst the sea of red and white striped arches of the Hypostyle Hall. With 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite, this former mosque-turned-cathedral is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Renaissance and Moorish architecture. Other highlights of the day will include a visit to the Jewish Synagogue, and a stroll along the Calle de las Flores. Few cities in the world can claim to have been the capital of a Roman province, an Arab state, and a Caliphate, but it is this heritage that has elevated Córdoba to its status as a World Heritage Site. In addition to its strong historical foundations, the city’s arts, music, and leisure scene helps to cross the boundaries into contemporary Spanish culture.

From Seville: Full-Day Cordoba Private Tour

7. From Seville: Full-Day Cordoba Private Tour

Following pick-up from your Seville hotel, relax during the 1.5-hour scenic drive to the city of Cordoba as you pass beautiful cities. In Cordoba, admire the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and its shimmering golden mosaics. Stroll past hundreds of striped sugar cane columns, and absorb the elegance of the Moorish mosque. Gaze at elegant domes as your guide offers captivating commentary of Cordoba's most alluring attractions. Next, go to Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and learn about its terrible history as the seat of the Inquisition as you marvel at the beautiful gardens. Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Cordoba. Have some free time to walk around by yourself, do some shopping and enjoy a traditional lunch.

Andalucia and Toledo: 4-Day Tour from Madrid

8. Andalucia and Toledo: 4-Day Tour from Madrid

Tour the splendid destinations of Andalucia and Toledo and soak in the different cultures you encounter. This tour includes guided visits in Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo. You will have a guide for your whole trip and will travel in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach. Enjoy accommodations in selected class hotels. Daily breakfast and 3 dinners are also included. Itinerary: Day 1 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Seville Depart from established hotels in Madrid at 8:00 AM. Drive along the land of Don Quixote “The Man from La Mancha” to Córdoba. Enjoy a city tour including the Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville for dinner and a night's rest in your hotel. Day 2 (Tuesday) Seville After breakfast take a panoramic city tour. Visit the cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, and Maria Luisa Gardens. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight in a hotel in Seville. In the evening you can take an optional Flamenco tour in Seville. Day 3 (Wednesday) Seville - Granada After breakfast depart to Granada via the Caliphate Road. Visit Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. These monuments will amaze you. Have dinner and stay overnight in Granada. Take an optional gypsy night tour in Granada. Day 4 (Thursday) Granada - Toledo - Madrid After breakfast depart towards the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the 3 cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish, and Jewish) have lived together for centuries. Take a tour of the most important city monuments and its narrow streets. Observe the famous “Damasquinado” technique where gold and silver is inlaid in iron to create beautiful jewelry, then continue to Madrid to complete your tour. Accommodation: Class T Hotel: Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa/Catalonia Giralda  Granada: Los Angeles Class A Hotel: Seville: Melia Lebreros Granada: Melia Granada

From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

9. From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

This 5-day tour from Madrid takes you on a discovery of Andalusia. You can admire the famous sights and attractions as you explore Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Toledo. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday): Madrid – Cordoba – Seville Depart from Madrid at 8 AM and drive along with the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Here you will see the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and explore the Jewish Quarter on a city sightseeing tour. You will then continue on to Seville, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 2 (Friday): Seville On a city sightseeing tour, you will visit the Seville Cathedral, explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, and visit Maria Luisa Park. In the afternoon you will have some free time to discover more of the city and have the option of taking an additional flamenco tour in Seville. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 3 (Saturday): Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol After breakfast, you will depart from Seville and drive to Ronda. You will have some free time to explore the Celtic origins of the town and admire the marvelous views of the valley and the mountain range. You will then continue on to the Costa del Sol. You will spend the afternoon at your leisure before having dinner in the evening and staying overnight. Day 4 (Sunday): Costa del Sol – Granada After breakfast, you will depart from the Costa del Sol and drive to Granada. Here you will visit the Alhambra, an amazing monumental complex and the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms in 1492. You will also have the option of going to a flamenco show in the district of Sacromonte. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 5 (Monday): Granada – Toledo – Madrid After breakfast, you will depart from Granada and drive to the Imperial City of Toledo. Here the 3 cultures of Spain – Christian, Moorish, and Jewish – have lived together. You will take an interesting tour of the most important monuments in the city, walk down the narrow streets, and see the famous craftwork of damasquinado (gold and silver inlaying in iron). You will then continue on to Madrid, where the tour ends. Accommodation Class T Hotel Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa, Catalonia Giralda or similar Costa del Sol: Sol Principe/Don Marco o Sol Don Pablo Granada: Alixares Class A Hotel Seville: Melia Lebreros Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe Granada: Melia Granada Please note, in the Winter season (November - January) all the guests will be accommodated at the hotel Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe in Costa del Sol.

Córdoba Highlights Full-Day Tour from Granada

10. Córdoba Highlights Full-Day Tour from Granada

Discover the Caliphate city of Córdoba and learn about its extraordinary cultural legacy on a full-day tour from Granada. Transfer to Córdoba in comfort, and upon arrival go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mosque-Cathedral, considered the most important Islamic monument in the western world. Admire its shimmering mosaics of gold and the endless row of red and white striped arches. Next, go to the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and learn its terrible history as the seat of the Inquisition as you marvel at the beautiful gardens. Enter the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and see whitewashed houses full of flowers. Discover the only synagogue in Andalusia, and stroll along Calle de las Flores to experience one of the most beautiful streets in Córdoba. Enjoy panoramic views as you enter the Old Town, and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Stop for a traditional lunch, or shop for some souvenirs. On route back to Granada, break for a coffee and other refreshments in a lovely café.

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They keep the schedule and leave on time. The guide was very friendly and answer all the questions the group had. Cristina was always aware of the surroundings and help everybody. Very conscious about her been responsible for the group. She went above and beyond her duties.

We had an excellent experienced and knowledgeable tour guide Petra who managed the tour very well We also had Petra for our Gibralter trip earlier in the week and again she was excellent

Exciting tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Lots of info packed into a diverse and educational experience. Recommend this as a day trip for anyone visiting southern Spain.

Caterine was very informative and very pleasant to spend the day with. Fernando was very informative. I highly recommend this tour. The Cathedral - Mosque was fantastic!

Could not have found cheaper! Excellent guide in Cordoba, plenty to see on the way with excellent views.