Seductive Southern Spain, where you'll fiesta in fire-lit caves and Flamenco dance with fiery passion. Follow your nose and explore Seville’s historic old town and overwhelm your senses with delicious tapas. Wander through Granada's famous Alhambra and dance your way through the night for a fiesta that you'll never forget. Southern Spain will only leave you longing for more.
Note: This tour meets in Seville after 16:00 on Thursday and ends in Granada on Sunday.
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This trips meets at the Hostel One Sevilla Centro on Thursday evening. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between the hours of 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and pick up your Bus2alps Welcome Package there. Detailed information regarding your trip, including directions from the airport to the accommodation, will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your departure. For those of you arriving early in the evening, your trip leader will assist you with local restaurants and nightlife options.
Friday morning we head out at 10:00* to explore the Southern charm of Seville on an included walking tour of the city. The capital of Andalusia, Seville is Spain’s fourth biggest city, yet its old town is the largest in the country. Our private tour will last approximately 3 hours and will include all major sites. Afterwards, we will continue on an included tapas tour. The tiny winding roads of Seville boast more than 4,000 tapas bars and it is here in Andalusia that these small portions of food first originated. Our tour will take us to three different tapas bars and will provide us with a background of this Spanish tradition. After the tours, the rest of the afternoon is free to wander the streets of Seville. For anyone looking to hit the town at night, your Bus2alps trip leader will take you out to experience the best of Seville’s nightlife.
Saturday morning we will depart by bus to Granada. Upon arrival, we will immediately check into our accommodation. After some time for lunch, your Bus2alps trip leader will lead the way through the city to the famous Alhambra. Constructed in the mid 14th century, this palace and fortress complex is now one of Spain’s most visited attractions. For those of you interested in exploring the Alhambra, there will be plenty of time to do so as the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city. Tapas are free in Granada with the purchase of any drink so be sure to give yourself enough time to enjoy a few before the evening's activities. An affordable paella dinner will also be available at the accommodation, although you must reserve your spot for this in advance.
At 21:30* we will head out on a walk through Alabyzin, a world heritage site boasting narrow winding streets and a Medieval Moorish past. From there we will enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Alhambra at night. Afterwards, we will make our way to the caves of Sacromonte, where the art of Flamenco first originated. Here you will feel the rhythm of the guitar, song, and dance as you enjoy a traditional Flamenco show and complimentary drink. The rest of the night is yours to explore Granada’s crazy nightlife.
Sunday is a free day to explore more of Granada. Check out is at 10:00am. If your flight departs later in the day you will be able to store your luggage in the hostel until you’re ready to leave. You Bus2alps trip leader will be able to suggest different activities and things to do for those of you with flights later in the day.