Luke and Finnbar’s Spanish Adventure

Luke and Finnbar’s Spanish Adventure

Depart

08 April

Return

17 April

About your itinerary

? Don't forget that if something isn't quite right we can make changes to the itinerary.
Dear Luke and Finnbar, 
I have updated your stunning Spanish itinerary to include the following: 
  • Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada, this small group tour will ensure you have the very best experience in stunning Ronda with a local guide.
  • Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero, this is one of the most highly regarded venues in Seville to watch Flamenco, and I already know you are going to fall in love with this stunning art form.
  • The hotel I had originally included for Seville is no longer available for your dates, so I have swapped it out for the equally gorgeous Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón, which is in the heart of the city. 
As I mentioned on our last call, you will be in Seville for the Feria de Abril, so I have included some more information about this incredible festival. 
Since you will be in the city at this time, availability on all of the Seville hotels is becoming super limited, so if you love what you're seeing, I would advise we get this trip confirmed for you, to avoid you missing out on being well situated. 
I am so looking forward to speaking to you today at 4pm to get this trip in the diary for you! 
Best travels, 
Alice Evans
Prepared for: Luke Maishman
Date created: 5 February, 2024
Reference: Q106768

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Your Itinerary In Detail

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Monday 8th April 2024

Monday 8th April 2024

Flight on EI 580

Flight Flight on EI 580
From To
Dublin International Airport
(DUB)
Malaga International Airport
(AGP)
Departs Arrives
08-Apr-2024 07:20:00 08-Apr-2024 14:59:00
Airline Cabin
Aer Lingus Economy

Private Vehicle from AGP to Málaga-María Zambrano Train Station

Transfer Private Vehicle from AGP to Málaga-María Zambrano Train Station
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be privately transferred from AGP to Malaga Central Alameda Train Station, ready for your onward journey to Córdoba. 

Train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba

Transfer Train from Málaga-María Zambrano to Cordoba
Your driver will drop you off at the trains station with plenty of time before you head off to your first stop. Stunning Cordoba awaits! 

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio for 3 nights

Accommodation Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio for 3 nights
Get ready to take a trip back in time to Roman times. In this stunning hotel, you will find the remains of an impressive villa, which you can admire under the restaurant, and indoor Roman baths to make you feel like a real centurion. In addition, the outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by fruit trees and plants that fill the air with enchanting aromas.
Dreamer's Room
Dreamer's Room
Dreamer's Room

Your room: Dreamer's Room

In Hospes Palacio Del Bailio, every room is a dream. An exquisite luxury is shown in the deco adorned with velvet headboards, century-old frescoes and hand-painted stucco walls. A celebration of light and warmth evoke a city’s greatness from the tenth century. 


Tuesday 9th April 2024

Tuesday 9th April 2024

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Alice's Cordoba Must Sees

Text Alice's Cordoba Must Sees
These are my personal recommendations for your time in beautiful Cordoba:
Visit the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba: This stunning mosque-turned-cathedral is a must-see in Cordoba. Its unique architecture and beautiful interior will leave you in awe. Make sure to explore the stunning courtyard and climb the bell tower for panoramic views of the city.
Take a stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter: The Judería is a charming neighborhood with narrow, winding streets lined with whitewashed houses and colorful flower pots. Explore the Synagogue, visit the Casa de Sefarad museum, and enjoy the local shops and restaurants.
Experience a traditional Hammam: Cordoba is known for its Arab baths, where you can relax and unwind in a tranquil setting. Treat yourselves to a rejuvenating hammam experience, complete with steam rooms, hot and cold baths, and massages.
Enjoy a flamenco show: Immerse yourselves in the passionate world of flamenco by attending a live performance. Cordoba has several venues where you can watch talented dancers, singers, and musicians showcase this traditional Spanish art form.
Take a day trip to Medina Azahara: Just outside Cordoba, you'll find the ruins of Medina Azahara, an ancient Moorish city. Explore the archaeological site and learn about the history and culture of Al-Andalus. The views from the hilltop are breathtaking, especially at sunset.

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Private tour : The Best of Cordoba

Excursion Private tour : The Best of Cordoba
Today you'll embark on a captivating journey through history with a private visit to Cordoba's most iconic landmarks. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this enchanting city as you explore the Mosque-Cathedral, Jewish quarter, Alcazar, and Synagogue.
Begin your adventure at the awe-inspiring Mosque-Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the harmonious blend of Islamic and Christian architecture. Marvel at the intricate details of the stunning horseshoe arches, the mesmerizing mihrab, and the grandeur of the cathedral nave. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with captivating stories and historical anecdotes, bringing the monument's fascinating past to life.
Next, wander through the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, known as Judería, where the echoes of the city's Jewish heritage still resonate. Admire the whitewashed houses adorned with colorful flower pots, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this charming neighborhood. Explore the Synagogue, one of the few remaining synagogues in Spain, and gain insight into the Jewish community's significant contributions to Cordoba's history.
Continue your journey to the Alcazar, a majestic fortress that once served as the residence of Cordoba's Muslim rulers. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, adorned with fountains, orange trees, and fragrant flowers, and let the tranquil ambiance transport you to a bygone era. Discover the Alcazar's rich architectural features, including its impressive towers.

Thursday 11th April 2024

Thursday 11th April 2024

Private Vehicle from Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio to Cordoba Train Station

Transfer Private Vehicle from Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio to Cordoba Train Station
Today a friendly driver will be on hand to privately transport you from your hotel to the train station, ready to head to your next destination, Granada. 

Train from Cordoba Train Station to Granada Train Staion

Transfer Train from Cordoba Train Station to Granada Train Staion
Today's train ride will take you from Cordoba to Granada, your second stop on this stunning adventure! 

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo

Room Mate Leo for 3 nights

Accommodation Room Mate Leo for 3 nights
Want to experience what it’s like to stay at a charming boutique design hotel in Granada city center? If you are traveling to Spain Room Mate Leo it’s your best choice. You’ll be right in the heart of the city in the commercial center of Granada. Only a few steps from the famous tapas bars, restaurants, authentic flamenco bars and theaters, and at the same time very close to the monuments of Granada: The Alhambra, the Cathedral, Albaycin… a privileged place to enjoy the history and the "magic" of Andalusia.
It’s the perfect romantic surprise location in the heart of Granada's gay district. Also don’t miss the Andalusian sunset in Granada. Priceless. Ready to live the experience?
Double or Twin
Double or Twin
Double or Twin

Your room: Double or Twin

The decorators Clara and Lorenzo Castillo combine an excellent mix of black with gold, designer furniture and antique touches. Room Mate Leo has a dash of elegance and tranquility.

Your room offers all of the amenities you need to make you feel right at home, including perfect air conditioning, minbar, full bathroom and a flatscreen TV. 

The hotel, in the center of Granada offers unrivaled views

Granada never looked so good! 




Friday 12th April 2024

Friday 12th April 2024

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces

Excursion Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces
Get ready for a day of breathtaking views.
You'll be taken on a captivating journey through the rich history and stunning architecture of the Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces during this private tour.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of this UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Granada, Spain, as you explore the intricate details of the Nasrid Palaces, known for their exquisite Islamic art and design.
Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll unravel the tales of the Moorish rulers who once inhabited these opulent palaces, while admiring the intricately carved archways, mesmerizing tilework, and serene courtyards. This exclusive experience allows you to savor the beauty of the Alhambra at your own pace, creating lasting memories of a personalized and immersive historical journey.

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Alice's Granada Highlights

Text Alice's Granada Highlights
These are my Granada highlights, the spots I would not want you to miss! 
Visit the Alhambra: The Alhambra is a stunning palace and fortress complex that dates back to the 14th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-visit attraction in Granada. Explore the beautiful gardens, intricate architecture, and learn about the history of the Nasrid dynasty.
Take a stroll through the Albayzin neighborhood: This historic neighborhood is known for its narrow winding streets, white-washed houses, and stunning views of the Alhambra. Explore the Moorish architecture, visit the Arab baths, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this charming neighborhood.
Enjoy a flamenco show: Granada is famous for its flamenco culture, and watching a live flamenco performance is a must-do activity. Experience the passion and intensity of this traditional Spanish dance form at one of the many flamenco venues in the city.
Explore the Sacromonte caves: The Sacromonte neighborhood is known for its cave houses, which were traditionally inhabited by gypsies. Take a guided tour of the caves to learn about the history and culture of the area, and enjoy a traditional flamenco show in one of the cave venues.
Sample local cuisine: Granada is known for its tapas culture, where you can enjoy a free tapa with every drink you order. Explore the city's many tapas bars and try a variety of delicious dishes, such as patatas bravas, jamón ibérico

Saturday 13th April 2024

Saturday 13th April 2024

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada

Excursion Ultimate Ronda : Day Trip from Granada
Immerse yourself in the quintessential charm of Spain by embarking on a journey to the captivating White Village of Ronda—a destination not to be missed!
Departing from Granada, your small-group day trip invites you to explore the enchanting town of Ronda, where history and scenic beauty converge.
Cross the iconic 'New Bridge' and wander through the narrow, cobbled streets adorned with hanging balconies that exude a timeless charm. Traverse this idyllic landscape and be captivated by the breathtaking views of the valley that unfold before you. The town's allure is heightened as you meander through its picturesque lanes.
Indulge your senses with delectable local produce, and perhaps savor a glass of wine or sample the region's renowned rabbit dishes (to be paid locally), adding a culinary dimension to your adventure. Discover why Ronda is hailed as a must-visit gem nestled in the mountains, leaving an indelible mark on your Spanish sojourn.

Sunday 14th April 2024

Sunday 14th April 2024

Private Vehicle from Room Mate Leo to Granada Train Station

Transfer Private Vehicle from Room Mate Leo to Granada Train Station
Your driver will be ready and waiting to pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the train station, ready for your onward journey to Seville. 

Train from Granada Train Station to Sevilla Santa Justa Train Station

Transfer Train from Granada Train Station to Sevilla Santa Justa Train Station
It's time for the last leg of your Spanish adventure, today you will travel from Granada to Seville by train. 

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón

Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón for 3 nights

Accommodation Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón for 3 nights
The Casa de Colón Hotel occupies an old 18th-century Seville manor house. Rebuilt in 1886, it is located in the historic center of the city, a few meters from the main artistic monuments such as the Cathedral, the Real Alcázar or the Santa Cruz neighborhood.
The Pazos family is currently the owner and manager of this unique and cozy Boutique Hotel that has all the facilities to make your stay an unforgettable experience through the simplicity and personality that our members bring to it every day. A House with history located next to the main tourist attractions of the city from whose terrace you can enjoy the impressive view of the Cathedral and the Giralda.
The hotel is in a privileged location to get to know the city, discover its gastronomy and tapas, Visit the shops in the nearby shopping streets and enjoy cultural and leisure activities. Walking around the hotel will make you feel like a Sevillian and enjoy the fascinating and imposing city of Seville.
Double Grand Deluxe Room
Double Grand Deluxe Room
Double Grand Deluxe Room

Your room: Double Grand Deluxe Room

The Double Grand Deluxe room at Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón Seville is a luxurious and spacious accommodation option that embodies the essence of elegance and comfort. This exquisite room offers a harmonious blend of modern sophistication and classic charm, providing guests with an indulgent and memorable stay in the heart of Seville.

Upon entering the Double Grand Deluxe room, guests are greeted by a tastefully designed space adorned with premium furnishings and thoughtful details. The room features a plush king-size bed with high-quality linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The decor is inspired by a fusion of contemporary aesthetics and traditional Spanish influences, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The large windows in the Double Grand Deluxe room allow ample natural light to illuminate the space, providing a refreshing ambiance and offering breathtaking views of Seville's iconic landmarks. Guests can enjoy the scenery from the comfort of their private balcony, creating a tranquil retreat within the vibrant city.

The en-suite bathroom is a sanctuary of indulgence, boasting modern fixtures, a spacious shower, and luxurious toiletries. Soft, fluffy towels and bathrobes add to the overall sense of opulence and pampering.


Monday 15th April 2024

Monday 15th April 2024

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Alice's Seville Top Tips

Text Alice's Seville Top Tips
My favorite city in Spain, these are my must-sees! 
Explore the Alcázar of Seville: This stunning palace complex is a must-visit in Seville. With its beautiful gardens, intricate architecture, and rich history, the Alcázar offers a glimpse into the city's past. Be sure to take a guided tour to fully appreciate its beauty and significance.
Visit the Seville Cathedral: Known as the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Seville Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see attraction. Marvel at its impressive architecture, climb to the top of the Giralda Tower for panoramic views of the city, and don't forget to visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Take a Flamenco Show: Seville is the birthplace of Flamenco, and experiencing a live Flamenco show is a must when visiting the city. Immerse yourself in the passionate music, dance, and singing, and witness the incredible talent of the performers. There are many venues throughout the city that offer Flamenco shows, so choose one that suits your preferences.
Wander through the Santa Cruz Quarter: This charming neighborhood is known for its narrow streets, picturesque squares, and colorful buildings. Take a leisurely stroll through the Santa Cruz Quarter, explore its hidden corners, and discover its many shops, cafes, and tapas bars. Don't forget to visit the Plaza de España, a stunning square with beautiful tile work and a canal.

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

The Feria de Abril

Text The Feria de Abril
The Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Seville is one of the most vibrant and celebrated festivals in Spain, showcasing the city's rich cultural heritage through lively festivities.
Here's a brief guide to the Feria de Sevilla in April 2024:
Dates:
The Feria de Sevilla typically takes place two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week). In 2024, the dates are from April 14th to April 20th.
Location:
The main venue for the Feria is the Real de la Feria, located in the Los Remedios district of Seville. This area transforms into a sprawling fairground with rows of casetas (individual tents) and amusement rides.
Attire:
Traditional attire is a significant aspect of the Feria. Women often wear colorful flamenco dresses (known as "trajes de gitana"), and men opt for traditional Andalusian attire, including the short jacket and wide-brimmed hat. Visitors are encouraged to embrace the festive spirit by dressing in traditional clothing.
Casetas:
The heart of the Feria lies in the casetas, individual tents set up by various organizations, families, and clubs. These casetas serve as private spaces for socializing, dancing, and enjoying traditional food and drinks. Some casetas are open to the public, while others are private and require an invitation.
Music and Dance:
Flamenco music and dance are integral to the Feria experience. Many casetas feature live flamenco performances, and visitors are invited to join in the dancing. The festive atmosphere is contagious, with the sound of flamenco music filling the air.
Horse Parades:
Equestrian events play a significant role in the Feria. Visitors can witness stunning horse parades, where riders showcase their horsemanship skills while dressed in traditional attire. The spectacle adds an elegant touch to the festivities.

Fireworks:
Each night of the Feria concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at around midnight. The colorful explosions light up the Seville sky, marking the end of the day's festivities and adding a magical touch to the celebration.

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions

Excursion Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions
This adventure invites you to set off on a culinary and cultural adventure through the enchanting city of Sevilla with your Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions. This immersive experience is a delightful blend of gastronomy, local wines, rich history, and cherished traditions that define the heart and soul of this vibrant Spanish city.
Led by knowledgeable and passionate guides, the tour takes you through the historic streets of Sevilla, where every cobblestone tells a story. Discover the city's fascinating history as you visit iconic landmarks and hidden gems, gaining insights into the cultural tapestry that makes Sevilla unique.
A highlight of the tour is the exploration of traditional tapas bars, where you'll indulge in a gastronomic journey that showcases the diverse flavors of Andalusian cuisine. Sample an array of mouthwatering tapas, each a culinary masterpiece that reflects the region's culinary expertise. From succulent Jamón Ibérico to flavorful patatas bravas, every bite is a celebration of Spain's culinary prowess.
Complementing the delectable tapas are carefully selected local wines, offering a true taste of Andalusian viticulture. Sip on exquisite sherries and robust reds, expertly paired with the flavors of your tapas, as you learn about the art of wine-making that has been perfected over generations.
Throughout the tour, our guides share captivating stories and anecdotes, providing a deeper understanding of the cultural nuances and traditions that shape Sevilla's identity. From flamenco to local festivals, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the city's vibrant and dynamic way of life.
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sevilla's culinary and cultural heritage with our Food Tour, a delightful exploration that tantalizes your taste buds, quenches your thirst, and leaves you with a profound appreciation for the traditions that make Sevilla a truly unforgettable destination.

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero

Excursion Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero
No trip to Spain would be complete without enjoying a Flamenco show.
Tonight you will visit the Auditorium for the Tablao Alvarez Quintero Flamenco experience. 
Prepare to immerse yourself in a spellbinding spectacle that will enchant you with the rich tapestry of this city's cultural traditions. Flamenco, an ancient dance originating from the vibrant South of Spain and intertwined with the captivating essence of the gypsy ethnicity, awaits you.
Recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, Flamenco has transcended borders, captivating the hearts of travelers worldwide. This mesmerizing art form encompasses singing, guitar mastery, intricate dance routines, rhythmic hand clapping, and the evocative sound of finger snapping.
Indulge in a 1.5-hour showcase, allowing you to witness the intricacies of this universal art and gain a profound understanding of why both locals and visitors alike are enamored by this time-honored dance. Prepare to be captivated by the passion, rhythm, and cultural significance of Flamenco, creating unforgettable memories during your time in this enchanting city.

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Private Vehicle from Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón to Seville Airport

Transfer Private Vehicle from Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón to Seville Airport
As your trip comes to an end, a friendly driver will be on hand to take you to the airport. 

Flight on FR 2702

Flight Flight on FR 2702
From To
Seville Airport
(SVQ)
Dublin International Airport
(DUB)
Departs Arrives
17-Apr-2024 17:25:00 17-Apr-2024 19:20:00
Airline Cabin
null Economy

What's Included

Your itinerary includes

  • Direct flights from Dublin with checked luggage
  • Private transfers as listed in the itinerary 
  • Trains between Cordoba, Granada and Seville 
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio, Cordoba:
    • Dreamer’s Room
    • Breakfast
  • Private tour : The Best of Cordoba
  • 3 Nights at Room Leo Granada:
    • Double Room
    • Breakfast
  • Private Tour : The Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces
  • 3 Nights at Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón
    • Double Grand Deluxe Room
    • Room only
  • Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions
  • Flamenco Show at Tablao Alvarez Quintero
  • 24/7 emergency concierge service

Your itinerary excludes

  • Additional Excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Resort Fees / City Taxes
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Gratuities

Important Information

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Your trip
Your expert

Total Price

€ 6,355

Deposit

€ 1,271

Final Balance Due

January 29, 2024

Your Expert

Alice Evans

Your Reference

Q106768

Contact Details

alice@outofoffice.com