This superb value holiday gives you the chance to escape the British winter, relax in a pretty white-painted village overlooking the Costa del Sol and enjoy some of the wonders of Andalucia. Five nights are spent in delightful Mijas Pueblo, and two in magical Seville. In winter and early spring, southern Spain is warm and sunny, though the stifling temperatures of high summer are still some time away – this is the perfect time to take in some of the remarkable sights of Andalucia.
• 5 nights hb Mijas, 2 nights bb Seville
• Visits to Ronda, Marbella and glitzy Puerto Banus
Day One: Flight to Malaga. On arrival transfer to your hotel in Mijas (approx. 30 minutes) for four nights half board accommodation.
Days Two to Four: Free in Mijas, with an included half day excursion just down the road to see the plush resort of Marbella and the billionaire’s marina of Puerto Banus. Marbella, although one of Europe’s most chic resorts, retains an attractive 15th century old-town with narrow streets leading off its picturesque plazas. Puerto Banus on the other hand is unapologetically brash where the gliteratti park their Ferraris next to their yachts and then do a little shopping in the designer stores. At least window shopping is free!
Day Five: Today the transfer to Seville is just under three hours. There will be an included orientation tour of the city on arrival, with a stop in the pretty Triana district, the traditional cradle of Flamenco, prior to check-in to your hotel for two nights bed and breakfast accommodation. 146 miles today. Seville, in a splendid location on the Guadalquivir River, is a lively city and the capital of Flamenco. Wandering through the narrow streets you will soon understand how Seville inspired Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Be sure to sample the excellent tapas in Seville – the tour is accompanied by a bilingual Tour Director, who will assist with booking nearby reasonably priced restaurants, if required.
Day Six: There are two optional excursions during your stay in Seville. The first is a morning walking tour with a local guide, with entrance to the cathedral, Columbus’ last resting place. The other excursion features an evening trip to a Flamenco show.
Day Seven: Today you leave Seville and drive to Ronda. The spectacular 600ft deep Tajo Gorge is spanned by the spectacular Puente Nuevo (new bridge). The city’s bull ring in the ‘’new’’ town is 230 years old, about the same age as the new bridge! You will have free time for sightseeing in this interesting, atmospheric and dramatic city. After lunch (not included), you continue through the scenic Sierra to Mijas for your last night’s accommodation, again on a half board basis. 140 miles today.
Day Eight: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
HOTEL TRH 4*, Mijas (first four and last nights)
This hotel enjoys an excellent location close to town (5 minutes walk away), but set amid palms and pines in the rolling landscapes of the Sierra as well. Built in Andalucian style, the hotel has a bar, buffet restaurant, outdoor pool and spacious gardens and terraces. Rooms have bath/ shower, wc, satellite TV, direct dial phone, safety deposit box, internet connection and hairdryer.
TRYP Sevilla Macarena 4*, Seville (two nights)
Subject to Availability. Single supplements may apply