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A colorful excursion to highlights of Southern Spain
including Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Alfarnatejo, Malaga, Marbella and Granada
$2399 per person/Double           $2749 Single Occupancy
Includes:
Roundtrip air on Iberia through Madrid                     
Tour Director/Guide4* hotels 2 nts each in Seville/Marbella/Granada                   
Sightseeing/Admissions
Breakfast Daily  2 Dinners/1 Lunch (incl Flamenco Show)                                      
 Luggage Porterage2 Dinners/1 Lunch (incl Flamenco Show)                    
Airline/Hotel taxes
Note: Trip cancellation insurance covering medical reasons is urgently advised at 128 (under 60)/
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Spain 2016 


OYSTER BAY TRAVEL GROUP ITINERARY
FEB 13 (SAT)- DEPARTURE FROM USAOvernight flight on IBERIA from JFK to Granada with connection in Madrid. Flight departing at 8:35PM
FEB 14 (SUN) - GRANADA – SEVILLA
1:15PM Upon arrival at Granada airport meet your private English speaking tour escort.  Together board your private bus and transfer to SEVILLA.  Enjoy a panoramic and monumental tour of this magnificent city, driving by Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavillions built in 1929 for the Iberoamerican Fair. Following the panoramic tour we will continue on foot from the Murillo Gardens towards the old “Santa Cruz” quarters. Brief stop. We will then proceed to the Cathedral (entrance included) where we will also see the symbol of Seville, The Giralda Tower once the minaret of the Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral.    Balance of the afternoon at leisure.  Welcome dinner with Flamenco Show.  OVERNIGHT SEVILLA
FEB 15 (MON)- SEVILLA – CORDOBA( full day) – SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotelToday we drive to Cordoba, the seat of the independent Caliphate. We visit Mezquita - a historic place with an interesting past. It was a Mosque of Córdoba, and it is said that this is the oldest mosque in the western world. But now it is a Catholic Christian cathedral.In the centre of the building is the Christian cathedral. Just past the cathedral- western end, the approach to the mihrab begins, marked by heavier, more-elaborate arches. Immediately in front of the mihrab is the maksura, the royal prayer enclosure (today enclosed by railings) with its intricately interwoven arches and lavishly decorated domes created by Caliph Al  Hakam II in the 960s. The decoration of the mihrab portal incorporates 1600kg of gold mosaic cubes, a gift from the Christian emperor of Byzantium, Nicephoras II Phocas. The mosaics give this part of the Mezquita the aura of a Byzantine church. OVERNIGHT SEVILLA

FEB 16 (TUE)  – SEVILLA- ALGODONALES- RONDA- MARBELLABreakfast at the hotel.This morning check out from the hotel in Sevilla and travel by private bus to Algodonales.Algodonales is surrounded by olive groves and orchards of vegetables at the foot of the sierra de Líjar. It stands out its Baroque church with a tall tower and the Puerta del Perdón.-continuation to Ronda.Departure to the "Serranía" of Ronda to enjoy its magnificent scenery. Ronda, city of famous Bandoleros (Bandits) and Bullfighters. The impressive Tajo, with superb views can be enjoyed from the Bridges Nuevo and Arabic. The Tajo's depth reached 320 meters. Visit of the historic Bullring, the oldest in Spain (1785) and its adjoining Museum of Bullfighting art and history. Also included is a visit to Santa María La Mayor Church.  We drive to the historic and architectonic area, magnificently conserved and with intense commercial activity where the most extraordinary establishments will be found surrounded by white streets and balconies full of flowers. The Castle, situated in the historical centre, it is the only construction remains from the Muslin period.  OVERNIGHT TO MARBELLA
FEB 17 (WED)- MARBELLA -Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Alfarnatejo.Alfarnate is a mountain village in the area of La Axarquía which offers visitors stunning viues of natural landscapes and interesting historical heritage. Surrounded by rocky mountains that stand in contrast with the olive groves and cherry orchards growing in the valley, this village is characterised by its Arabic architecture. Taking a stroll around its typically Morisco streets, visitors can discover its most picturesque spots and major monuments, some of which are over five centuries old. Nature, culture and tradition are all bound together in Alfarnate, a ‘must see’ destination for hiking enthusiasts and lovers of natural landscapes and inland tourism.Following the olive oil route with a brief stop to see the large olive groves, the oldest in the Region, visiting the "Almazara" which is the rural factory producing the oil, where the participants in the tour can taste a selection of different oils with typical farmer bread..In Alfarnatejo, a beautiful place in the northern part of the Axarquía in the Province of Malaga at 850 m above sea level, where only 500 people live, we walk through the urban centre,  where all the streets are of some interest to visitors. The most interesting buildings is the Parish Church of Santo Cristo de Cabrilla (18th Century) and the square tower built of fired bricks in the Mudejar style.  A warm welcome with a glass of an exquisite sweet wine of the Region will be offered, meanwhile in the village square the women are waiting to take the people to their respective houses (little groups of 6/8 people) and they will share the lunch- sample of the excellent gastronomy of the area - together with their families. Free time to enjoy this wonderful city and spectacular views of the mountainside.   Later return to your hotel in Marbella.  OVERNIGHT MARBELLA
FEB 18 (THU) – MARBELLA – MALAGA- GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel.Malaga is a municipality, capital ofthe Province of Malaga, in the Autonomus Community of Andalusia, SpainYou will come across Malaga Cathedral first; with its eye catching bell tower, you will surely be persuaded of a visit inside, particularly if you appreciate architecture. Inside, the style and rich decoration is vastly influenced by Renaissance and Baroque styles and it’s truly beautiful. If you have time, it’s worth noting that there is also a museum dedicated to artifacts of the museum such as artwork and sculptures with historical and religious significance.  OVERNIGHT GRANADA
FEB 19 (FRI) -GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotelGranada is located on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Today, we make a Tour of Alhambra,the most visited monument in Spain where we will be seeing the Nazarite Palaces and the Generalife Gardens (entrance included). There are very few cities which have such a dense history so well reflected in the many monuments, in its appearance and in the atmosphere of its daily life. This tour offers a visit to the Alhambra (13th – 15th Century), a fortified palatine city, built by the Nazarite Kings, which also includes its Alcazaba Citadel and the Palaces of “Los Leones” and “Comares”. The“Generalife” , a summer residence set in beautiful gardens. The so-called “Royal Room of Santo Domingo” built in the orchards of Almaxarra. The Palace of Alcazar Genil used by the Nasrid Queens. The Palace of Charles 5th, designed in 1526 by Pedro Machuca in the heart of the Alhambra as a symbol of new power, in the most outstanding Renaissance work in Granada and possibly in Spain.The panoramic tour will show the many traces of this city’s long Arabic past; from the Madraza, the old  Arabic University to the Alcaiceria, the narrow market, and close by, the Corral del carbón, the old Market.  Farewell dinner at a local restaurant .OVERNIGHT GRANADA
FEB 20 (SAT)- GRANADA AIRPORT - USABreakfast at the hotel.  Private departure transfer to Granada Airport for your return flight to JFK, via Madrid(flight departing at 1 :45PM from Granada)